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SEEING RED: Here’s my message to smokers . . .

I know it’s an addiction, but there are times when cigarette smokers really grind my gears.

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The Colonel

COLUMN: Why warming up and stretching are not to be ignored!

Starting your workout straightaway when working out, whether it’s cardio or weights, can be a huge mistake and might put your body at risk.
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GUEST VIEW: gritting crews on standby during Easter

GUEST VIEW: gritting crews on standby during Easter

It may be officially spring, but county council gritting crews remain on standby with weather forecasts suggesting a ‘white’ Easter for Nottinghamshire.

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Jason Hanson, Mansfield counsellor.

COMMENT: Slow progress on changing the attitude towards mental health

It’s 2018 and society has moved on in a multitude of ways. We now have driverless cars, robots which can do many of the things humans do (and more) as well as the ability to reach millions of people at the click of a button.

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Jamie Carragher

SEEING RED: Why do people spit?

Spitting is disgusting.

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SEEING RED: Will the skies soon be populated by flying Audis travelling at the speed of sound?

The date October 21 2015 is legendary if you’re a fan of the Back to the Future trilogy.

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Snow brought chaos to much of the area last week.

SEEING RED: Hats off to our 4x4 ‘snow heroes’

Well the Beast from the East finally arrived and boy did it show its teeth in many parts of Britain - including London.

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Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

COLUMN: Notts winter heroes have done a fantastic job

The bad weather of the last couple of weeks has caused difficulties for many, but it’s times like these that also bring out the best in people.

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COLUMN: How to keep your dog safe when out walking...

COLUMN: How to keep your dog safe when out walking...

If there’s one thing I love about being a dog owner, it’s taking them out for walks - especially to the Peak District.

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COLUMN: What lies behind behaviour of children who murder?

COLUMN: What lies behind behaviour of children who murder?

This month marks 25 years since the death of James Bulger in 1993.

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COLUMN: Huge amount of benefits claims stopped unfairly

COLUMN: Huge amount of benefits claims stopped unfairly

Errors in benefit payments and constituents unfairly having their benefits stopped is a huge amount of the work that comes into my office.

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COLUMN: There is huge support for free parking campaign

This week you may have seen that I’ve launched my campaign for free parking in Mansfield town centre.

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SEEING RED: We aren’t very Bright, are we?

There are two things which leave me fearing for the future of this so-called great country of ours.

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COLUMN: Tracing the origins of our very own Stonehenge

COLUMN: Tracing the origins of our very own Stonehenge

Known as the ‘Stonehenge of the North’, the awe-inspiring Arbor Low is the subject of this month’s foray into the world of Derbyshire stone circles

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Watching your side score a last-gasp goal is one of the best feelings ever, says Ashley Booker. Pic: Mark Fear

SEEING RED: ‘Sport is a drug, an addiction which draws you in and once hooked there’s no going back’

Who doesn’t love sport?

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COLUMN: Plan for the future...today

COLUMN: Plan for the future...today

The sights of most year 11 students have now turned to the looming GSCE examinations. With months of hard work lying before them, the additional task of securing a place to study post-16 can feel like a pressure too far.

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COLUMN: £20m roads budget pledge is investment in county’s future

COLUMN: £20m roads budget pledge is investment in county’s future

You may have recently read about - and hopefully welcomed - our plans to invest an extra £20m in the county’s roads over the next four years.

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COLUMN: Council-tax rise will help make our county safer

COLUMN: Council-tax rise will help make our county safer

Giving our police officers the resources and support they need to do their job effectively is the goal of every police and crime commissioner.

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COLUMN: Housing estate issues will soon be resolved

COLUMN: Housing estate issues will soon be resolved

You may have heard me speaking recently about problems with accessing superfast broadband on new housing estates.

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Abbie Dodson

DISCUSS: Are your books left on the shelf, never to be picked up again?

As a child, I was obsessed with reading. I would engulf myself in stories about horses, and lions, and dystopian societies, and I would love every moment of it.

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