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COLUMN: Thank you to our police, by Gloria De Piero MP

I stood to be your MP because I wanted to fight for our community and I am honoured that you elected me to Westminster to do that job.

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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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COLUMN: Pop for a pint at your local pub, before it’s too late

COLUMN: Pop for a pint at your local pub, before it’s too late

In the small town where I live, we are in danger of losing yet another of our local hostelries, which will leave us with a total of seven down from 11. Those that are left are clearly struggling.

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COLUMN: Tackling the impact of alcohol, by Paddy Tipping

Every week, police officers, volunteers and staff work around the clock to keep our thriving nightlife scene safe and prosperous.

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COLUMN: Perseverance and passion are key to achieving success, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand finale of our literacy week and did our bit for World Book Day by inviting staff and pupils to come to school dressed as Harry Potter characters.

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COLUMN: Keeping the lights on, by Coun Sonya Ward, leader of Mansfield Labour

COLUMN: Keeping the lights on, by Coun Sonya Ward, leader of Mansfield Labour

The pledges made when candidates stand for election do matter, they are often the basis on which people decide how to vote, and we should all work hard to keep the promises we make.

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COLUMN: Have your say on IVF provision, by Councillor Colleen Harwood

COLUMN: Have your say on IVF provision, by Councillor Colleen Harwood

I am Chair of the Health Scrutiny Committee.

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COLUMN: Deliberate fires waste resources, by Leigh Holmes Notts Fire watch manager

COLUMN: Deliberate fires waste resources, by Leigh Holmes Notts Fire watch manager

Anybody who lives in the north of the county may be aware that we’ve been doing a fair amount of work recently around deliberate firesetting.

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COLUMN: Why children self harm...and how to spot the signs, by Jason Hanson, counsellor

COLUMN: Why children self harm...and how to spot the signs, by Jason Hanson, counsellor

Last year the NSPCC reported around 19,000 children had been admitted to hospital for self-harming in 2015.

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COLUMN: No fracking plans yet, by Mark Spencer MP

COLUMN: No fracking plans yet, by Mark Spencer MP

I met this week with INEOS which is one of the companies involved in exploring areas around Notts for shale gas.

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MP Gloria De Piero

COLUMN: Cuts are merciless, by Gloria De Piero MP

Imagine you are disabled and the money you rely on to help you live as normally as possible is suddenly withdrawn for no good reason.

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COLUMN: New chief brings fresh pair of eyes, by Paddy Tipping

I’m delighted to welcome a new leader to Nottinghamshire Police to steer change and keep the force on track for success.

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COLUMN: Testing time for exams, by Shirebrook Academy principal, Mark Cottingham

COLUMN: Testing time for exams, by Shirebrook Academy principal, Mark Cottingham

Our year 11s are currently studying hard for their mock exams but the bad news is that many of them will have an extra English or maths test to sit next month.

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COLUMN: Cash grant to get county moving, by Coun Kevin Greaves

COLUMN: Cash grant to get county moving, by Coun Kevin Greaves

Nottinghamshire County Council has been awarded £845,000 of Government funding to help promote green transport opportunities.

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COLUMN: Mansfield needs investment and regeneration to thrive, by Coun Sonya Ward

Recently, more than 200 people turned out on a cold February evening to attend a public meeting about the future of Meden Baths.

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COLUMN: I nearly choked on my lunch when I read about Trump debate at Ashfield District Council

COLUMN: I nearly choked on my lunch when I read about Trump debate at Ashfield District Council

This week at full council (Thursday February 16) we will be forced to debate an Ashfield Independent Group motion to ban Donald Trump from visiting Ashfield.

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COLUMN: Protecting the area from future floods

COLUMN: Protecting the area from future floods

Measures have been taken to help protect residents in local communities in the county from future flooding of their homes.

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COLUMN: Budget was a challenge, by Mansfield Mayor Kate Allsop

COLUMN: Budget was a challenge, by Mansfield Mayor Kate Allsop

I am very happy to let you know that we have a balanced budget, which went through the latest full council meeting.

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Jason Hanson.

COLUMN: Antidepressants aren’t always the answer

In the last decade the prescribing of anti-depressants in the UK has almost doubled.

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COLUMN: Anyone could be victim of online abuse

COLUMN: Anyone could be victim of online abuse

The recent case of student Molly Davidson, who went missing after travelling to London to meet someone she had been speaking to on social media, serves as a timely reminder of the importance of staying safe online.

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