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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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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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