What’s in this week’s Chad?

This week's paper.
This week's paper.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Chad for all your news, sport and features in the Mansfield and Ashfield area.

This week we have teamed up with a Rainworth dance school to offer free lessons in modern jive for every reader.

We lead with the grim tale of a man who blinded himself in a prison cell.

And we tell how a coin that could be worth £1million was found in Clipstone and how Olympic swim star Rebecca Adlington tied the knot.

Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale has accused council chiefs of squandering public money over the ‘iconic’ Queen’s Place development, which the authority has struggled to fill.

The Chad has visited King’s Mill hospital to see what patients think of the cuisine on offer.

We have a special report on house prices in Mansfield - which are ‘no longer affordable’ according to new figures - with homes now costing more than five times an average salary.

Over in Ashfield we lead with the dramatic story of a taxi-driver who was held at gunpoint.

We tell the strange tale of a Pinxton family who claim to have discovered the face of a saint on a garden ornament!

Hundreds of Ashfield residents attended the jobs fair held at Kirkby’s Festival Hall on Friday - with 300 turning up in the first hour and we tell how staff at a Kirkby charity shop were devastated by a burglary.

In sport we report on an injury crisis at the Stags, the goal scoring debut of a new striker and the club’s vital win at Exeter.

We also cover news of a new manager at Rainworth Miners FC and Cuckney Cricket Club’s Nottinghamshire Premier League win.