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

You can get money off Alton Towers tickets in this week's Chads.
You can get money off Alton Towers tickets in this week's Chads.

This week’s Mansfield Chad front page reveals proposals to close Warsop fire station and cut the number of pumps at Mansfield from two to one - prompting an angry reaction from the Fire Brigades Union.

Inside, we’ve got the latest on Thoresby Colliery, with UK Coal denying claims they are not doing enough to secure a package that will save the pit from closure.

The town’s mayor, Tony Egginton, has come under fire from a Labour councillor who believes his chosen cabinet is ‘inept in moving the district forward’.

And we also detail how King’s Mill Hospital is pioneering a new high-tech handheld system that could revolutionise patient safety and reduce mortality rates.

If you’re searching for a great way to treat the kids this half term then look no further than our money-saving Spring Bank Holiday Attractions page.

You can save up to £125 with our money off vouchers for a host of top theme parks and attractions including Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Warwick Castle, Diggerland and Scarborough Sealife Centre.

There’s also a buy one get one free offer on family tickets to Doncaster Races’ Derby Day, pluis the chance to win tickets to see UB40 at Burghley House.

In sport, Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox is predicting another busy summer in a quest to secure a proven goalscorer, there’s a picture round-up of the Chad Youth League finals and also the launch of walking football in the area.

It’s been another busy week in Ashfield, too, and the front page highlights that two out of five people in Ashfield are currently in financial difficulties, with the local Citizens Advice Bureau helping deal with £34 million of debts over the past four years alone.

In Sutton, callous thieves have stolen a solar light from a baby’s grave at St Mary’s Church, while unemployment in among young people in Ashfield continues to rise.

Elsewhere, the amenity labelled the ‘the jewel in Ashfield District Council’s crown’, Brierley Forest Park, celebrates its 20th anniversary, while sport features the Lammas skaters who enjoyed a successful trip to Blackpool.

So don’t miss out on your Mansfield and Ashfield Chads - packed full of local news, views, features and sport.