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Dumped rubbish could include evidence to trace fly-tippers

Fly-tippers could soon be hauled before the courts after piles of dumped rubbish were cleared from near Carlton Forest in Worksop.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

Campaigners say they will ‘fight on’ despite Tinker Lane fracking decision

Campaigners say they will ‘fight on’ despite Nottinghamshire County Council’s decision to approve an application for exploratory drilling on land off Tinker Lane between Barnby Moor and Blyth.

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Artist's impression of shall fracking at another proposed application site at Tinker Lane. (Courtesy Frack Free Notts)

Fracking campaigners fear Worksop area will be turned into an ‘industrial gasfield’ if plans get go ahead

Anti-fracking campaigners and residents are appealing directly to Nottinghamshire county councillors to defy planners and reject a proposal for shale gas drilling near Worksop.

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The fracking process

Shale gas firm identify new fracking site near South Yorkshire village

A shale gas firm will submit a planning application after identifying a new fracking site in South Yorkshire

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

FRACKING FEARS: Councillors told to approve shale gas drilling plan near Worksop

Council officers have recommended that a controversial plan for shale gas drilling near Worksop is given the green light.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

Decision date set for gas drilling plan near Worksop

Plans to undertake exploratory drilling for shale gas at a site near Blyth will be discussed at County Hall later this month.

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Flytipping is on the increase across the East Midlands.

Council spend £87,000 on flytipping in Bassetlaw but dish out only £2,000 in fines

Council chiefs spent almost £7,000 investigating local flytipping last year - but the culprits were fined just £2,000.

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Snowdrops pull visitors to historic Babworth church

Snowdrops pull visitors to historic Babworth church

Visitors flocked to a church in Babworth last weekend to marvel at the annual display of snowdrops and a talk on the area’s historic American links.

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Plans approved for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

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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