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Former West Notts College students cycle 150 miles for cancer charity

Two friends, who met at West Nottinghamshire College in 1985, united to lead a mammoth coast-to-coast bicycle ride over the Easter weekend in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.

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Preparing for the charity cycle ride are (from left) Martin Gallagher, who is managing director (construction) of J.Tomlinson, back-up driver Paul Talbot, and Richard Scott, of Ashfield District Council. (PHOTO BY: Neil Hoyle).

Former West Notts College friends join forces in marathon cycle-ride for charity

Two friends in the building industry, who first met as students at college in Mansfield back in 1985, have joined forces in a marathon cycle-ride for charity this Easter weekend.

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Many pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend.

Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening hours this Easter

Nottinghamshire residents are being urged to plan ahead for their health needs this Easter.
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LISTEN: To hoax call that cost ambulance service £2,465 and put lives at risk

A hoax 999 call cost East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) almost £2,500 on Friday, and saw an ambulance being diverted from a real emergency.

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East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

With Easter fast approaching, New Year’s resolutions seem a distant memory but new research has shown that two thirds of East Midlanders are still sticking to them.

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VIDEO: 999 dandruff call leaves ambulance bosses scratching their heads

A sick cat, dandruff and someone being bitten by a hamster are just some of the 999 calls East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have taken in the last month.

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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill launches £500K Beyond The Treatment cancer appeal

Olympic golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill had a blast today launching a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal to improve the experiences of cancer patients in the region.
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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill has a blast launching cancer appeal

Sheffield's Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis Hill is having a blast since she retired from sport as she proved at the launch of a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal.
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REVEALED: Mansfield’s best and worst GP surgeries – as rated by you

The best and worst GP surgeries across the Mansfield area, based on responses to an official NHS Choices survey, have been revealed.

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The ten brave skydivers from the Mansfield-based company, Total Integrated Solutions.

Daring employees dive 10,000 feet from plane for charity

A fear of heights or flying was conquered in one fell swoop by ten intrepid employees of a Mansfield company as they leapt 10,000 feet from a plane for charity.

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Joe Roe of Mansfield  Mental Wellness & Specialist Bipolar Coach and launched her new business Joe Roe Coaching and website joeroe.co.uk on World Bipolar Day 30th March 2017

Joe is using her own bipolar journey to help others

A Mansfield Woodhouse woman has set up as a mental wellness coach drawing on what she learned her own daunting experience of becoming Bi Polar.

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Puppy Nathan with his ex-student namesake, Nathan Edge and his own guide dog, Nichola Bonsall, of the Guide Dogs charity, and the visual impairment team at West Notts College

College staff inspired by blind student to sponsor their own guide dog

The story of a student who lost his sight inspired staff at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield to raise enough money to sponsor their own guide dog.

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John Coulthurst, of the British Red Cross, with staff at Tallents Solicitors.

Caring solicitors show will power to raise £11,329 for charities

A law firm with an office in Mansfield has raised £11,329 for charity after taking part in a will-writing campaign.

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Intrepid pensioner Rosemary Martin, who is to do a wing-walk for charity.

Daredevil woman, 73, in wing-walk for charity

A daredevil 73-year-old woman from Mansfield is to be strapped to the wings of a bi-plane as it flies through the air at 1,200 feet.

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COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

Over the past year, the political world as we knew it has been blown apart.

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Nominate a first aid hero

Nominate a first aid hero

St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards are back and the charity is searching for inspiring stories of first aid heroism.

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Health chiefs challenged over Mansfield and Ashfield IVF funding cuts

Health chiefs challenged over Mansfield and Ashfield IVF funding cuts

Health bosses have been asked to look again at controversial proposals which would prevent many would-be parents from accessing free IVF treatments in Mansfield and Ashfield.

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Youngsters more concerned with body image than success at work

Youngsters more concerned with body image than success at work

A new study has revealed two thirds of young people from Derbyshire would be happy to take a pay-cut if it meant achieving the perfect body.

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Council questions IVF decision

Council questions IVF decision

Health bosses have been asked to look again at controversial proposals which would prevent would-be parents from accessing free IVF treatments in parts of Nottinghamshire.

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Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade.

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