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COLUMN: Cuts are getting deeper

Local authorities around the country are struggling to provide services as their funds are cut by the Conservative government.

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COLUMN: Will it be a waxwing winter?

COLUMN: Will it be a waxwing winter?

Whilst we’ve had a few colder days, winter 2016/17 has so far been relatively mild, but the wildlife we see in winter here in the UK isn’t solely dictated by the weather on our doorstep.

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GUEST COLUMN: It’s time to take action on tax avoiders

Now we’ve entered the new year and talk has moved beyond personal resolutions – perhaps it’s time to reflect on some of the big mistakes in our system of governance, which when things go wrong can and often does have devastating effects.

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COLUMN: What does 2017 have in store for Mansfield?

COLUMN: What does 2017 have in store for Mansfield?

Looking back, 2016 was a monumental year for politics and the nation’s future prospect following the EU referendum result, 72 per cent of Mansfield people and 52 per cent of the UK’s population voted to leave.

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Gloria De Piero MP

COLUMN: Tories are failing our NHS

Winter is always the worst time of year for illness with coughs, colds and other viruses spreading like wildfire.

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COLUMN: Make your dog your running buddy

COLUMN: Make your dog your running buddy

We’re two weeks into January, and if scientific research is anything to go by, 88 per cent of us will have broken our new year’s resolutions already. That’s according to academics at Bristol University, anyway!

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COLUMN: Make safer driving your new year’s resolution, by Leigh Holmes, Notts Fire and Rescue

COLUMN: Make safer driving your new year’s resolution, by Leigh Holmes, Notts Fire and Rescue

It only seems like two minutes since I wrote my last column, but here we are, Christmas is gone and the New Year is well and truly under way.

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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MP Gloria De Piero

COLUMN: We need to make our roads safer, by Gloria De Piero, Ashfield MP

Everybody knows how important road safety is.

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Paddy Tipping who has been re-elected at the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

COLUMN: New year will bring new beginning for the force

New year is a great time for reflection and new ideas. With the Christmas festivities almost over, we can now look ahead to how we can make life better in 2017.

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COLUMN: Time for reflection

COLUMN: Time for reflection

The festive season and the end of the year is a time for both reflection and looking forwards.

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COLUMN: Future can be bright for ex-mining towns

COLUMN: Future can be bright for ex-mining towns

In 2015, Thoresby Colliery closed.

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COLUMN: Give blood, save a life

COLUMN: Give blood, save a life

Christmas is just a matter of days away now and I am sure many of you have spent hours finding your loved ones the ideal Christmas present.

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COLUMN: Tough choice for some between eating and heating

As winter takes hold and temperatures drop, people across Nottinghamshire will be reaching for their winter woollies and turning up the central heating.

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COLUMN: The perils of parenting at Christmas

COLUMN: The perils of parenting at Christmas

Toddlers...they’re delightful, they really are. But they have their moments, they really do.

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act on miners’ pensions

At the last full council meeting I proposed a motion on behalf of the Independent Coalition regarding the mineworkers’ pension scheme (MPS) fund surpluses.

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COLUMN: A pet is for life, not just for Christmas

COLUMN: A pet is for life, not just for Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas Day is here, many of us may still be thinking about we’re going to get for our loved ones this year.

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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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COLUMN: In the business of getting it legally right

COLUMN: In the business of getting it legally right

Mansfield and Ashfield are well-known for the number of excellent companies that can be found within its boundaries.

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COLUMN: Train links are vital for area

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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