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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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Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite happens when parts of the skin and other tissues freeze due to low temperatures. 

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COLUMN: Brexit starts now, by Mark Spencer MP

Last year the British people voted to leave the European Union.

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Stephen Crosby.

COLUMN: Developing nations need trade not aid

Did you know that the UK gives China £3 million of foreign aid to help them promote football?

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£6m growth fund for Notts firms reopens

Firms are invited to bid for a slice of £6million to help their businesses grow.

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COLUMN: Teaching is facing a morale and recruitment crisis

COLUMN: Teaching is facing a morale and recruitment crisis

On my desk I have a guide which tells me what Ofsted inspectors are looking for when they come to visit.

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COLUMN: Cuts are getting deeper

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: Less money for force is challenging

COLUMN: Less money for force is challenging

It’s the start of a new year and our financial housekeeping has begun in earnest.

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COLUMN: Could you become a foster carer?

COLUMN: Could you become a foster carer?

A new fostering campaign from Nottinghamshire County Council looks at how fostering not only changes the lives for the better of the children and young people that find loving homes, it also makes a positive difference to the lives of foster carers.

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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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