We’re filming the latest series of The Mash Report in Pinewood Studios, so now I think I’m up there with Harry Potter and James Bond – my bank manager disagrees, writes comedian and Sutton-in-Ashfield lad Steve N Allen, star of BBC2’s The Mash Report.
Last week in Parliament, I spoke at length about the importance of sports facilities in communities like ours, both to support and give opportunities to our young people to take part, and also to help us all to be healthier and happier, writes Ben Bradley MP.
In my role as chairman of the children and young people’s committee, it is my responsibility to make sure that there are enough school places across the county to give every child an opportunity to reach his or her potential, writes Coun Philip Owen.
The college had a proud start to the new school year when it won the Business Partnership Award at the East Midlands Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards, writes Mark Cottingham, principal at Shirebrook Academy.
This week is my first meeting of the education select committee, one of Parliament’s formal scrutiny groups that I was lucky enough to be elected to this month by my colleagues, writes Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield.
I have spoken many times in the past about the unfairness of lottery funding going to big projects in big cities, while former coalfield areas like Ashfield get relatively little cash, writes Gloria De Piero, MP for Ashfield.
So have you hit the big 4-0? Or is it all in the past? They do say life begins at 40. And it is quite a pivotal time, writes Jillian Thomas, a financial planner and the managing director of Future Life Wealth Management, based in Renishaw.
This week I’ve been working to support local people in to work through my seasonal jobs fair, supported by the Department for Work and Pensions, Futures and local job board Dalmatian, where we offered up more than 100 local opportunities, writes Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield.