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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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COLUMN: Policing cuts impact us all

COLUMN: Policing cuts impact us all

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me about the lack of superfast broadband on new housing estates. I’ve raised the problem in Parliament.

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COLUMN: Preparing to address county’s health issues

COLUMN: Preparing to address county’s health issues

Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022 will address key health issues facing the county.

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COLUMN: We’re working to keep council finances in order

COLUMN: We’re working to keep council finances in order

Ashfield, like most councils, is facing some of its worst financial difficulties ever, due only to ongoing austerity, perpetuated by the lack of funding by the current Tory government.

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COLUMN: Eating disorders are often not about food

COLUMN: Eating disorders are often not about food

I was recently contacted by Closer magazine and asked for some comments around eating disorders.

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COLUMN: Additional £20m to improve county’s road networks

COLUMN: Additional £20m to improve county’s road networks

Concerns about the condition of the county’s roads is something I hear time and time again as an issue local residents feel strongly about.

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COLUMN: Focus on areas facing unemployment rises

In today’s world, superfast broadband is as essential as any other utility.

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COLUMN: Latest ban is false fingernails

COLUMN: Latest ban is false fingernails

It won’t make the headlines like a recent ban on selling energy drinks to young people did, but we have also made a new ban of our own this month, telling our students that long false fingernails have no place at school.

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COLUMN: Which NHS service to use and when this winter

On behalf of Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful NHS employees across our area, many of whom didn’t get the opportunity to spend Christmas or New Year with their families. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated and valued by us all.

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Ben Bradley MP

COLUMN: Mansfield deserves transport investment

This week the Transport Secretary visited Mansfield, following in the recent footsteps of the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary, the Education Secretary, the Minister for Homelessness and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who have all been up to see us since the summer.

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COLUMN: Council tax rise will put police on streets

COLUMN: Council tax rise will put police on streets

Many people associate January with good intentions and resolutions, inspired by the optimism of a fresh year ahead.

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SEEING RED: Keep fit bores can jog on

It may have been cold and wet of late, but that hasn’t stopped the plethora of joggers and cyclists from hitting the streets to keep fit.

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The Mansfield Woodhouse Food Bank

COLUMN: Can you help food bank?

During the colder months I’ve been talking to volunteers from the St Peter’s branch of the Sherwood Forest Trussell Trust Food Bank, it’s heartening to know that these dedicated Mansfield people work hard all year round to help people in difficult times.

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