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COLUMN: Songs for Elsie was an inspirational local event

I recently attended a very special event in Mansfield, and I wanted to let everyone know about it.

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COLUMN: Does Christmas get earlier every year?

I remember as a kid hearing the grown ups say ‘Christmas gets earlier every year’ and thinking how it really doesn’t and seems to take ages to arrive.

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COLUMN: Helping students overcome exam pressure

COLUMN: Helping students overcome exam pressure

A-level results have been a hot topic in the news this year, with the ‘class of 2017’ the first to sit exams under the revised system following wide-ranging national reforms.

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Food waste

SEEING RED: We all have a duty to stop wasting food

Food, glorious food, so the song goes.

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COLUMN: Apply for primary school places now

It’s time to think about making an application if your child is due to start school for the first time next September.

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COLUMN: Tough luck if you lived near mountain of manure

COLUMN: Tough luck if you lived near mountain of manure

I was lucky, I suppose, living on the Orlit estate at the top of Westfield Lane, as we had decent-sized gardens mostly.

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Fireworks.

SEEING RED: It’s time to stop selling fireworks to the public

So that’s Bonfire Night over with for another year.

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COLUMN: Rhubarb Farm is great for those in need

COLUMN: Rhubarb Farm is great for those in need

This week I had a really interesting visit with the managing director of Rhubarb Farm at Langwith, Jenny Street (pictured).
I also met the staff and volunteers to hear more about this great social enterprise, which supports people with issues like addiction or learning difficulties to gain confidence, new skills, and very often employment.

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COLUMN: Extra funding is needed for safer streets

The Chancellor’s budget, due on November 22, is less than a month away and discussions are carrying on regarding police funding for the future.

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COLUMN: Is a hashtag the way to stop sexual harassment?

COLUMN: Is a hashtag the way to stop sexual harassment?

The movemement #me too. It seems there’s not a paper, website or news broadcast where the hashtag isn’t mentioned at the moment.

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SEEING RED: Gloves are a must when it comes to using a cashpoint

SEEING RED: Gloves are a must when it comes to using a cashpoint

Cleanliness has always been a big thing for me.

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COLUMN: Your opinion really does count

COLUMN: Your opinion really does count

Services provided by and run through Notts County Council impact all of our lives on a daily basis.

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COLUMN: Support is out there after miscarriage

COLUMN: Support is out there after miscarriage

A friend of mine recently sent me an article which focused on miscarriages and the impact it had on men as well as women.

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COLUMN: Cat flu is common but can be avoided

COLUMN: Cat flu is common but can be avoided

The weather’s getting colder - before you know it, winter will be here! And with colder weather comes bugs and reminders to get the flu jab.

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COLUMN: Hit the road for a break with a difference

COLUMN: Hit the road for a break with a difference

Whenever driving holidays come up in conversation, it’s always the world-famous road trips such as Route 66 in the U.S. and Australia’s Great Ocean Road that spring to mind.

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COLUMN: Cash-strapped NHS will find it tough during winter

COLUMN: Cash-strapped NHS will find it tough during winter

As the dark nights draw in, winter suddenly seems well on the way and with that the usual seasonal increases in coughs, colds and more serious illnesses.

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COLUMN: Magnifying objects can cause fires...

COLUMN: Magnifying objects can cause fires...

Among the first questions anybody asks when talking about a fire are: what was the cause and How did it start?

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Ben Bradley, MP.

COLUMN: College will be a great asset for town

This week I had the honour and privilege of cutting the ribbon to open the new Independent Training College site just off Commercial Gate, and to welcome this new asset to the town.

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Phase two of the new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest

COLUMN: New chapter for forest

The foundations have been officially laid for a modern new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest.

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COLUMN: BIDs can be the catalyst for town improvements

COLUMN: BIDs can be the catalyst for town improvements

It’s been six years since I first came to Mansfield to be the Business Improvement District (BID) manager.

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