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Appeal for 400 homes decision

A developer fighting to build 400 homes in Warsop has launched an appeal after councillors rejected his application.

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The company has been fined 1,000.

Shirebrook firm fined for failing to clear up premises

A Shirebrook firm has been fined for failing to clear up its premises.

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The Executive Mayor of Mansfield, Coun Kate Allsop (third left), and Deputy Mayor, Coun Mick Barton (far right), with the award-winners (from left) Abbey Clarke, Kelly Morgan, Vicki Zurek and Ian Carnell.

Champion of litter cleans up Mayor’s Award

A litter champion who is dedicated to removing rubbish from his local estate is one of four people to receive civic commendations from the Executive Mayor of Mansfield.

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NMAC Work starts on Berry Hill site
IN PICTURE: l-r: Mayor of Mansfield Kate Allsop, Neil Milligan - project principals Frank Laine (Lindhurst Jersey, Robert Westerman -  Westerman Homes, Jas Hundal - director of environment, transport and property at Nottinghamshire County Council, Richard Bowden - project representative for the Lindhurst Group, Tom Mason - Lindhurst Group and Frank Laine.

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MAYOR of Mansfield Kate Allsop will visit one of the areas most significant development schemes next week (20 April) as work starts on site.



Berry Hill Mansfield, a mixed-use development on the boundary of Nottingham and Mansfield, will provide much-needed homes for west Nottinghamshire as well as creating jobs and business opportunities through a new innovation park, varied employment land opportunities as well as a retail and leisure offering.



Not only has work now started on site with the help of �8.5m i

Government slams Mansfield council for not building enough new houses

Mansfield District Council has been slammed by the Government as one of 15 councils that are failing to make progress with their local house-building plans and threatened to intervene to speed up the process.

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Glass waste can be a problem if it is put in the wrong bin.

New scheme in pipeline for collecting glass waste

A new monthly collection of glass for recycling from homes in Mansfield is being considered by the council.

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Green groups hold Sherwood summit to mark historic anniversary

Green groups hold Sherwood summit to mark historic anniversary

Environmentalists from across Nottinghamshire came together to mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest.

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Anti-fracking campaigners on the march at the Charter of the Forest anniversary celebration.

Fracking warning at Sherwood Forest celebration

The perils of fracking were underlined at a celebration in Sherwood Forest to mark the 800th anniversary of a hugely important charter.

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Fly tipper caught out

Fly tipper caught out

A fly-tipper who dumped a vast amount of waste at two locations in Ashfield has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.

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Sam McGeever, creative director at Infinite Playgrounds, encourages youngsters to develop their ideas about play equipment on an earlier project.

Have your say on Sherwood Forest playground scheme

Youngsters and parents are being asked to share their ideas on play equipment to help shape an new play area at Sherwood Forest.

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Be A Chum, Bin Your Gum is the message behind the Mansfield District Council campaign.

Campaign to stop chewing-gum litter in Mansfield

A new campaign to put a stop to the sticky problem of chewing-gum on the town’s pavements has been launched in Mansfield.

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Development of 300 homes could be built in Sutton

Development of 300 homes could be built in Sutton

A total of 300 new homes could be built in Sutton, according to a planning application submitted to Ashfield District Council.

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Members of Oak Tree Conservation Group with their Outstanding Achievement Award.

Mansfield’s Clean-Up Day awards are handed out

The task of cleaning up Mansfield has earned awards and certificates for several schools, busineses, voluntary groups and individuals in the town.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Ingrid Chapman is concerned about the effects on Oxcroft cemetery if proposed fracking goes ahead in Bolsover, Ingrid is pictured with her husbands headstone

Fracking company surveying land near Bolsover cemetery

A fracking company’s designs on land next to a Derbyshire cemetery have been criticised as ‘inappropriate’ by residents.

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Alpha Rail trio (from left) Phil Ball, Dave Woodward and Neil Mason at Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground.

Huthwaite railings experts hired to help preserve iconic park

Metal railings and gates specialist Alpha Rail, of Huthwaite, has been appointed to help restore one of Nottinghamshire’s most loved parks.

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Ryan Smith with his electric taxi

Council says no to electric taxi

A bemused Warsop taxi driver who forked out on an environmentally friendly electric car was snubbed by staff at Mansfield District Council when he inquired about a Hackney Carriage licence because his vehicle doesn’t have an engine.

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Bullocks near Chatton.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Burning manure ‘causes a stink’ with residents

Residents in Brinsley have called environmental health officers to investigate an enormous pile of burning manure in the village.

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Clumber Park.

Ineos threatens legal action against Clumber Park over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on Clumber Park near Worksop.

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Rippon Homess site manager Keith Richards (left) with Mark Johnson, of Bilsthorpe Fisheries.

Spy cameras to deter fish poachers at Bilsthorpe ponds

New CCTV cameras have been installed to help combat poaching at private fish-ponds in Bilsthorpe, thanks to a donation by a local housebuilder.

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