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Agreement with airport aims for better transport links

Transport connections across the East Midlands, including Mansfield, should be improved by the signing of an important new deal.

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Staff members of Dalcour Maclaren at the Mansfield i-Centre.

Growing firm heaps praise on its Mansfield i-Centre base

A specialist surveying company has heaped praise on the Mansfield i-Centre, giving it credit for the way the business has flourished and created jobs.

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The proud Specsavers team at the Sutton branch.

Specsavers team at Sutton eyeing national award

A proud opticians’ branch in Sutton is eyeing a prestigious award after it was shortlisted in a national competition.

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Students pictured outside West Notts College's Derby Road campus as they prepare to 'take over' the hotel. (PHOTO BY: Tracey Whitefoot)

West Notts College students to ‘take over’ four-star hotel

More than 70 students from Mansfield’s West Notts College are to ‘take over’ a four-star hotel for a week as part of a training programme.

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Zoopla's new online tool can calculate when your property is likely to be worth a million pounds.

How to find out when your Nottinghamshire home will be worth £1 million

Online estate agent Zoopla has launched a new calculator that allows homeowners to see when their property will be worth a million pounds.

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John Korchak, director of operations at Inform Direct, the company that released the figures. (PHOTO BY: Keith Mindham Photography).

County bucks national trend on new firms setting up

More new businesses started up in Mansfield, Ashfield and the rest of Nottinghamshire during 2017 than the previous year, bucking the national trend.

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Van Elle boss Jon Fenton hands over a cheque to the NSPCC's community fundraising manager Claire Campbell and Childline volunteer Kate Frisby.

Company engineers huge fundraising support for Childline

A year of fundraising support by a firm of engineering specialists, based in Pinxton, has resulted in a bumper pot of more than £20,000 for the NSPCC’s Childline service.

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Mansfield's next shop assistant?

Beware the robots coming to take Mansfield and Ashfield jobs!

Workers in Mansfield and Ashfield are at risk of losing their jobs to robots, says a controversial report.

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Police officers, including Chief Constable Craig Guildford, with staff and volunteers, flying the flag at the Nottinghamshire Pride event of 2017.

Council and police in top 100 for workplace equality

Two of the most important organisations in the county have been lauded for their attitudes towards employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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Media outlets and brands are currently facing unexplained and challenging outages on Facebook

Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.
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Armed forces veteran Steve Whitehead, who has launched a successful, new business.

Ex-soldier goes into battle on civvy street with successful business

A former soldier from Mansfield has gone into battle with a successful business to mark a new career on civvy street.

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The company has warned that if it cannot recover any costs owed there will be adverse financial impact on the group.

Profit warning for Pixton firm after end of Carillion

An engineering firm near Mansfield owed more than £1.5 million by collapsed construction giant Carillion has issued a profits warning.
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Nigel Davidson, director of the Specsavers store.

Chance to see and hear the Dancing Grannies again

The ever-popular Dancing Grannies are returning to Sutton to entertain shoppers as part of a hearing and vision awareness day.

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West Notts College principal Dame Asha Khemka, who backs the findings of the study.

Science, technology and innovation are key to local economy, says new study

A new study has found that more focus needs to be placed on science, technology and innovation to boost the economy in the Mansfield and Ashfield area.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins says the business rates system needs changing.

More concerns over business rates after Chesterfield bar shuts

A Derbyshire commerce chief and Chesterfield's MP have voiced concerns about business rates after the closure of a town firm.

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New Look

New Look stores in Nottinghamshire could be under threat as retailer looks to save on rent costs

New Look stores in Nottinghamshire could be at risk of closure as the retail look to save money.

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Tesco is selling Quality Street tins for a bargain price

Tesco selling Quality Street tins for bargain price

Christmas may be over but eagle-eyed shoppers looking for a chocolate fix have been snapping up a bargain at Tesco.

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New recruit Jennifer Robles-Barker with the firm's joint owner, Rachel Hall.

Award-winning firm thinks local with key recruit

One of Mansfield’s fastest-growing and most successful companies has boosted its offering to strictly local and neighbouring businesses with a key, new appointment.

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Retail park would ruin us

Retail park would ruin us

Plans for a large retail park at South Normanton is being opposed by businesses in the Ashfield area.

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Traffic

Heavy traffic after collision on A38

Police are warning motorists to avoid the A38 this morning after a collision between two cars.

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