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COLUMN: Train links are vital for area

I read with great interest last week that the county council is supporting a bid to re-open a ‘Maid Marion Line’ connection from Kirkby to the new HS2 station at Toton.

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COLUMN: Work placements are an essential part of courses

COLUMN: Work placements are an essential part of courses

A student’s academic or vocational journey involves gaining recognised qualifications that ultimately aid their progression to the world of work.

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COLUMN: Tags can help us reform offenders

COLUMN: Tags can help us reform offenders

Aside from reducing overall crime, the biggest challenge facing modern forces is how we manage those people who offend – time after time.

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Festive fun at county’s country parks

Festive fun at county’s country parks

This time of year is a magical time for the whole family to prepare for the festive season and we are already enjoying some excellent events taking place at our country parks.

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Gloria De Piero MP

COLUMN: Good education is a right, by Gloria De Piero MP

Last week there was a debate on education and social mobility in Parliament – a subject that I amvery passionate about.

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COLUMN: Keep your pets warm this winter

COLUMN: Keep your pets warm this winter

The clocks have gone back and the days are growing shorter and darker – which can mean only one thing – winter is here.

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Major Oak at Sherwood Forest

COLUMN: Fetive sparkle at country parks this winter, by Coun John Knight

More events have been announced as part of the run-up to the forthcoming Christmas season at our country parks.

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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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GUEST COLUMN: Stay safe on the roads this winter, by NFRS crew manager Leigh Holmes

In my last column, which was published in October during our most recent retained recruitment campaign, I spoke about how rewarding life as an on-call firefighter can be.

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GUEST COLUMN: HS2 will benefit the region, by Sir Alan Meale MP

MPs often receive comments from constituents concerning planning matters which sometimes are, but often aren’t about local issues, instead about economic policies or issues which are miles away from the area.

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GUEST COLUMN: Festive fun on offer at country parks, by Coun John Knight

GUEST COLUMN: Festive fun on offer at country parks, by Coun John Knight

The next few weeks will have plenty in store for everyone to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas season at our country parks.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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GUEST COLUMN: Teen Aid team run sessions in Mansfield

GUEST COLUMN: Teen Aid team run sessions in Mansfield

We have many different activities which we host across the county to support young people.

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GUEST COLUMN: Machines are just the ticket, by Ashfield MP, Gloria De Piero

GUEST COLUMN: Machines are just the ticket, by Ashfield MP, Gloria De Piero

In the spring I told you that East Midlands Trains had announced that the railway stations at Sutton and Kirkby were getting new ticket vending machines.

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GUEST COLUMN: Ashfield should be proud of its youngsters, by Jane Kirchin, Ashfield School

GUEST COLUMN: Ashfield should be proud of its youngsters, by Jane Kirchin, Ashfield School

It’s too easy to think about young people in terms of all the bad news stories we see.

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GUEST COLUMN: A guide to Christmas Markets, by HolidayExtras.com

GUEST COLUMN: A guide to Christmas Markets, by HolidayExtras.com

A visit to a Christmas market abroad is bound to get everyone into a festive mood with the exciting atmosphere that’s created by the aroma of seasonal spices and mulled wine, alongside the sound of joyous choirs resounding in the frosty air!

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GUEST COLUMN: Take time to remember, by Mark Spencer MP

GUEST COLUMN: Take time to remember, by Mark Spencer MP

I think it’s important this week to talk about Remembrance, Armistice Day and the Poppy Appeal, as we all take time out to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.

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Gloria De Piero MP

GUEST COLUMN: Poppies are not political, by Gloria De Piero, Ashfield MP

At this time of year our thoughts turn to those who lost their lives fighting for this country.

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GUEST COLUMN: Community learning offers endless opportunities, by Peter Rowley at West Notts College

GUEST COLUMN: Community learning offers endless opportunities, by Peter Rowley at West Notts College

If you asked anyone where West Notts College’s provision was delivered, most people would say “Derby Road”, and some would mention specialist sites such as our engineering centre in Sutton or construction campus in Kirkby.

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