BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Nottinghamshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Nottinghamshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

ENGULFED -- the scene outside the flooded Stanley Street Sports and Social Club in Worksop on Monday evening.

Flash flooding forces popular Worksop social club to close

Severe flash-flooding forced one of Worksop’s most popular entertainment venues to close for two nights this week.

SAD SIGHT -- PCSO Joshua Gibbons, resident Clive Fores and John Foster, of the council, inspect the destroyed picnic-table.

Vandals torch picnic table in spate of vandalism at Sandhill Lake

Arsonists torched a picnic table amid a spate of vandalism at the popular Sandhill Lake park in Worksop.

A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Carved pumpkins can be added to your compost heap.

GUEST COLUMN: Use autumn waste for compost, by Coun Jim Creamer

As the nights draw in and we get closer to Hallowe’en, next spring might seem a scarily long way off - but now is the perfect time to gather garden waste such as autumn leaves, grass cuttings and leftovers from carved pumpkins to turn into compost, ready to help your garden look great next year.

Steve Backshall

REVIEW: Steve Backshall’s Wild World is one of nature’s finest

If you ever wanted to know how to hypnotize a shark, then this is the show for you.


FRACKING: Notts shale licence ‘would mean granting illegal acts’

Notts campaigners are hoping a late entry of evidence may save Misson villagers from coming shale gas development.

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VIDEO: IGas faces questions of Notts shale site

UPDATE: Nottinghamshire County Council's debate over the first fracking exploration plan in the county continues with questions for the firm who hope to begin drilling.


VIDEO: Historic meeting to decide Notts shale gas exploration

Anti-fracking campaigners await the outcome of a historic council decision today, which may pave the way for fracking in Nottinghamshire.

Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
Bloom success for Mansfield

Bloom success for Mansfield

Mansfield has topped the best city category for the third time in the East Midlands in Bloom awards.

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New jobcentre figures reveal yet more success for the DWP as jobseekers stop claiming.

Half of Notts jobseekers 'assumed' to go back to work

An 'amazing' drop in Worksop's unemployment rate has shown continuing success for the DWP, but we uncover discrepancies in the numbers.
Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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A guinea pig which was found abandoned in the woods off Ollerton Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. It is now being cared for by the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre.

Guinea pigs dumped in woods

A couple of guinea pigs were left scared and hungry when they were dumped in a poor condition in the woods in Ollerton.


PICTURES - Is this town the prettiest in England?

“Kirkby must be the prettiest town in England,” says a 70-year-old flower lover who lives in the town.


VIDEO: Mansfield swim star Rebecca Adlington opens otter reserve at wildlife park

Mansfield Olympic Gold swimmer Rebecca Adlington made a big splash when she opened the new Giant Otter reserve at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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