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FRACKING: Notts council distanced itself from Ineos due to campaigners' rally

EXCLUSIVE: An FOI investigation has revealed that fracking company Ineos 'pressured' Nottinghamshire County Council to sign seismic licences before a formal decision.

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Schoolboy Lennon Foster, with his winning design, receives his prize from Claire Sambridge, of Nottinghamshire Wildllife Trust.

Schoolboy’s logo design boost work of rivers conservation group

A schoolboy from Mansfield has won a competition to design the new logo for an organisation formed to look after the rivers in the area.

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The offices of Bolsover District Council, who brought the prosecution against Mrs Cooper.

Women fined for burning rubbish in her garden

A woman who ignored warnings about illegally burning rubbish at her Shirebrook home has been slapped with a fine in court.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

Campaigners say they will ‘fight on’ despite Tinker Lane fracking decision

Campaigners say they will ‘fight on’ despite Nottinghamshire County Council’s decision to approve an application for exploratory drilling on land off Tinker Lane between Barnby Moor and Blyth.

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Mansfield bar fined £5k over dead pigeons and bird droppings on site

Mansfield bar fined £5k over dead pigeons and bird droppings on site

A Mansfield bar and diner has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 for a health and safety offence after dead pigeons and bird droppings were found in its side yard.

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Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.

Council spend £97,000 on flytipping in Mansfield but dish out just £1,405 in fines

Council chiefs spent almost £33,000 investigating local flytipping last year - but the culprits were fined just £1,405.

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Oakfield Lane, Warsop, where the rubbish was dumped.

Fly-tipped rubbish traced back to woman and her brother

Fly-tipped rubbish found in Mansfield was traced back to a Sutton woman who had given it to her brother to get rid of, a court heard.

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Anti-fracking demo at Sherwood Forest

PICTURES: Kids show love for Forest amid fracking development

Fans of Sherwood Forest gathered at the Major Oak over the weekend to show their support for the iconic Nottinghamshire woodland in the midst of shale gas exploration. 

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VIDEO: Notts protesters try to stop council tree cull

Protesters gathered in a last ditch bid to halt council staff from culling trees at a Kimberley park today (Monday, February 20)
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A separate example of the kind of fly-tipping often found by councils.

Fly-tipping fine for man who gave his rubbish to unlicensed scrap dealer

Warnings have been issued about the new trend of fly-tipping by proxy after a Mansfield man was ordered by a court to pay more than £540 in fines and costs.

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Sutton Road Primary School children won a  competition to design flower beds at Titchfield park in the run up to East Midlands in Bloom last year.

Mansfield named as Britain in Bloom finalist

Mansfield has firmly rooted a place in the Britain in Bloom awards after bagging a spot in the finals.

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The council says dog fouling fines are working to keep out parks clean, but some residents say they have made little impact and Brierley Forest, in particular, is a mess.

TAKE OUR POLL: Have Ashfield's dog poop fines made any impact?

Only a handful of fines has been made against Ashfield dog walkers since new rules were imposed over a year ago, our figures reveal.
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Mansfield Museum on Leeming Street, which won prestigious accolades at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards.

Bumper batch of awards for Mansfield District Council in 2016

Proud Mansfield District Council completed 2016 by collecting a bumper batch of awards for its services, facilities and staff.

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Willow Tree Family Farm are keeping their birds in confinement due to an out break of bird flu, pictured with some rare breed chickens are animal care assistant Paige Wakeling and volunteer animal care assistant Adam Lee Evans

Bird flu fears at popular farm and petting zoo near Mansfield

A Shirebrook farm and petting zoo has quarantined its chickens, parrots and cockatoos after a bird flu scare.

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Plans approved for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

Plans approved for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

A new modern visitor centre for Sherwood Forest has been granted planning permission.

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Protest rally against fracking surveys in Sherwood Forest

POLL: Should fracking tests be carried out underneath Sherwood Forest?

After hundreds of people protested against plans to test for shale gas in Sherwood Forest over the weekend, we are you giving you the chance to have your say.

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Protest rally against fracking surveys in Sherwood Forest

Mansfield divided over Sherwood Forest fracking surveys

Hundreds of people gathered to protest against plans to test for shale gas in Sherwood Forest.

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The Major Oak at Sherwood Forest (PHOTO BY: Glenn Ashley Photography).

Fracking plans for Sherwood Forest are opposed by landowner

Campaigners hoping to protect Sherwood Forest, including the iconic Major Oak tree, from controversial fracking have been given a boost by the landowner.

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The Major Oak in all its glory, United Kingdom on 7 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Dozens set to protest Sherwood Forest fracking test plans

Campaigners are set to descend on Sherwood Forest at the weekend to oppose plans to test for shale gas.

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The Major Oak in all its glory, United Kingdom on 7 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Fears over Sherwood Forest ‘fracking plans’

Anti-fracking campaigners are calling on the Government to intervene after it emerged that fracking firm Ineos plans to carry out seismic surveys in Sherwood Forest - within metres of the ancient Major Oak.

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