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.

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.

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.

TV and Film

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.

Environment 1

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.


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.

Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
Bloom success for Mansfield

Bloom success for Mansfield

Mansfield has topped the best city category for the third time in the East Midlands in Bloom awards.

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Cllr Chris Baron, pictured with fellow Labour member Jim Aspinall.

BREAKING: Ashfield Labour councillor suspended due to 'poor attendance'

Ashfield Labour Group have removed the whip from former district council leader Chris Baron, citing the reason as poor attendance.
Environment 2
Mansfield couple turn green fingers to gold

Mansfield couple turn green fingers to gold

June and Tony Harvey have turned their green fingers to gold, after scooping Mansfield’s “coveted” Best Kept Garden award.

Ashland Farm, Beck Lane, Sutton where a planning application has been made for diesel electricity project. 

Picture: Sarah Washbourn

Anger at Mansfield generator plans

Angry residents are fighting plans to build a diesel-powered electrical generation facility on the edge of Sutton.

Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Picture by Richard Taylor.

‘Extremely rare’ bird spotted near Bolsover

An extremely rare bird has paid a visit to a nature reserve.

REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings for Mansfield in 2016

REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings for Mansfield in 2016

Food hygiene inspectors have been out and about giving ratings to dozens of eateries in Mansfield this year so far.


Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

News 1
Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

News 3
A guinea pig which was found abandoned in the woods off Ollerton Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. It is now being cared for by the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre.

Guinea pigs dumped in woods

A couple of guinea pigs were left scared and hungry when they were dumped in a poor condition in the woods in Ollerton.


PICTURES - Is this town the prettiest in England?

“Kirkby must be the prettiest town in England,” says a 70-year-old flower lover who lives in the town.

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