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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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Tips from the council on recycling your Christmas tree.

What to do with your tree once Christmas is over

Your Christmas tree is up, and you’re ready for the big festive holiday.

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OPINION: Planet Earth II is an inspiring show

OPINION: Planet Earth II is an inspiring show

Having been enthralled by Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series I was interested to hear a radio interview with one of the production team.

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Lindhurst boss Martin Rigley (second from left) with (left to right) Dr Laura Porcu, of Nottingham University, Castle Rock's managing director Colin Wilde and the brewery's manager, Jon Edger.

Cheers! Sutton firm toasts pioneering project that turns brewery waste into energy

A manufacturing company based in Sutton is behind a pioneering project that is converting waste at a brewery into energy.

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Nottinghamshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Nottinghamshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Nottinghamshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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One of the spray-painted lumps of dog mess at Pleasley Pit Country Park.

Spray paint highlights scourge of dog mess at pit park

More than 250 pieces of dog mess in the space of 200 yards have been recorded at a popular countryside site.

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COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Carved pumpkins can be added to your compost heap.

GUEST COLUMN: Use autumn waste for compost, by Coun Jim Creamer

As the nights draw in and we get closer to Hallowe’en, next spring might seem a scarily long way off - but now is the perfect time to gather garden waste such as autumn leaves, grass cuttings and leftovers from carved pumpkins to turn into compost, ready to help your garden look great next year.

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Steve Backshall

REVIEW: Steve Backshall’s Wild World is one of nature’s finest

If you ever wanted to know how to hypnotize a shark, then this is the show for you.

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FRACKING: Notts shale licence ‘would mean granting illegal acts’

Notts campaigners are hoping a late entry of evidence may save Misson villagers from coming shale gas development.

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VIDEO: IGas faces questions of Notts shale site

UPDATE: Nottinghamshire County Council's debate over the first fracking exploration plan in the county continues with questions for the firm who hope to begin drilling.

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VIDEO: Historic meeting to decide Notts shale gas exploration

Anti-fracking campaigners await the outcome of a historic council decision today, which may pave the way for fracking in Nottinghamshire.

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