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Plans approved for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

A new modern visitor centre for Sherwood Forest has been granted planning permission.

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Protest rally against fracking surveys in Sherwood Forest

POLL: Should fracking tests be carried out underneath Sherwood Forest?

After hundreds of people protested against plans to test for shale gas in Sherwood Forest over the weekend, we are you giving you the chance to have your say.

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The Major Oak at Sherwood Forest (PHOTO BY: Glenn Ashley Photography).

Fracking plans for Sherwood Forest are opposed by landowner

Campaigners hoping to protect Sherwood Forest, including the iconic Major Oak tree, from controversial fracking have been given a boost by the landowner.

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The Major Oak in all its glory, United Kingdom on 7 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Dozens set to protest Sherwood Forest fracking test plans

Campaigners are set to descend on Sherwood Forest at the weekend to oppose plans to test for shale gas.

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The Major Oak in all its glory, United Kingdom on 7 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Fears over Sherwood Forest ‘fracking plans’

Anti-fracking campaigners are calling on the Government to intervene after it emerged that fracking firm Ineos plans to carry out seismic surveys in Sherwood Forest - within metres of the ancient Major Oak.

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OPINION: Planet Earth II is an inspiring show

OPINION: Planet Earth II is an inspiring show

Having been enthralled by Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series I was interested to hear a radio interview with one of the production team.

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The dumped rubbish close to Plantation Cottages, near Clumber Park.

Fury over fly-tipping of trade materials near Clumber Park

The illegal dumping of trade materials close to Clumber Park in Worksop has angered nearby residents and businesses.

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Nottinghamshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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