What’s in this week’s Mansfield and Ashfield Chads

This week's Mansfield Chad
This week's Mansfield Chad

This week’s Mansfield Chad front page reveals that redundancies are looming at Thoresby Colliery with the jobs of half the work force, some 250 to 300 personnel, under threat.

Inside, you can meet the Mansfield Woodhouse wheelie bin cleaner who scooped £1.3 million from a £2 bet after picking all six winners on a Scoop6 accumulator.

There’s also the stories of the hunger-striking vicar who got to meet prime minister David Cameron and how a bird’s nest stopped a £3 million sewage upgrade in Rainworth.

As always, you can value for money with the Chad, with nominations encouraged for war veterans deserving of a mobility scooter - thanks to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families’ Association and the Royal British Legion - while there’s the opportunity to win tickets to see top comedian John Bishop.

In sport, there’s all the latest on Mansfield Town including the return of Luke Jones as the club’s first summer signing and the announcement of another pre-season friendly date.

And it’s been a momentous week for rugby league side Sherwood Wolf Hunt, too, who contested their first ever competitive match on home soil.

The Ashfield Chad, meanwhile, leads on a Nottinghamshire Police campaign to cut the number of road deaths by prosecuting 140 drivers in the area for speeding, using mobiles, failing to wear a seat belt or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

A former beauty queen from Kirkby details how she came to publish her first adult fiction book and those who live in Selston and the surrounding villages have been asked to step forward to shape the future of their area.

We also explore how guinea pigs are becoming an Ashfield favourite and take a closer look at how Sutton Sailing Club is making a splash.

Find out which Kirkby kickboxer has joined Hall of Fame and which teenage Sutton swimmer posted her first national qualifying times in the another packed sports section.

So don’t forget to grab your Chad, on sale every Wednesday.