Spitfires in WWII were powered by Merlin engines built in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire played a key role in D-Day

Like me, I am sure that many of you will have been deeply moved by last week’s D-Day 75 commemorations and the many stories of courage, selfless bravery and sacrifice retold by veterans and the descendants of those that didn’t make it home, writes Coun Kay Cutts, Nottinghamshire County Council leader.

Mark Cottingham, principal of Shirebrook Academy.

School is more than just an exam factory

I have always been drawn during my teaching career to schools which are strongly rooted in their local communities and that certainly applies to Shirebrook Academy, which is the only secondary school in the town, writes Mark Cottingham.

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