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Heatwave: Nottinghamshire temperatures set to reach 25C next week

It is time to prepare your shorts and sun glasses because there is a heatwave on the horizon.

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Major Oak at Sherwood Forest to be featured on tonight’s Springwatch

Major Oak at Sherwood Forest to be featured on tonight’s Springwatch

Sherwood Forest will be featured on tonight’s BBC Springwatch programme, as the team join staff to find out how technology is helping to care for ancient trees.

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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Nottinghamshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Nottinghamshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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Glass recycling

Mansfield residents to receive new glass reycling bins, for a £25 delivery charge

A monthly kerbside collection of glass for residents is due to be implemented ‘as soon as possible’.

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New fitness trend ‘Plogging’ comes to Mansfield

A new running trend from Scandinavia is being hailed as the latest way to keep fit and care for the environment, and one Mansfield resident is on a mission to bring ‘plogging’ to the area.

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Some of the youngsters who took part in the tree-planting project.

Children plant trees as part of national project

Children at Bagthorpe Primary School have been planting trees native to Nottinghamshire as part of a national project.

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Shoe repairer David Lee hard at work in his new shop on Outram Street, Sutton-In-Ashfield

Man on a mission who is life and ‘sole’ of shoe repairs

After Brexit, the hottest political potato at the moment is plastic pollution.

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New community orchard to promote healthier lifestyles

A greener environment and a healthier lifstyle were the messages behind a new community orchard that was planted by schoolchildren in Mansfield.

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The new planned visitors centre

Half-a-million-pounds invested into new Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre

Sherwood Forest will receive an half-a-million-pound investment to help built the new visitors centre.

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Anti-fracking demonstrators at the Major Oak, Sherwood Forest.

‘Do your frack research’

“I am proud to be here protecting this Earth.” That was the message from multi-faith minister Denise Tooley-Okonkwo as she spoke at a public meeting in Warsop to discuss fracking.

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Check out a hidden gem of Mansfield

Check out a bird’s eye view of one of Mansfield’s “hidden gems”.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.
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A planning application has been refused for 400 houses on land to the south of Stonebridge Lane Warsop.

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.''PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 335''MAYOR of Mansfield Kate Allsop will visit one of the area's 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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