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Bassetlaw early years expert given medal in Queen’s birthday honours

A Retford woman was named in the Queen’s birthday honours list last weekend in recognition of decades of service to early years education.

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From left, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Bassetlaw Neil Bellamy, Chief Constable Craig Guildford, Bassetlaw District Council leader Simon Greaves and Police Constable Glenn Turner, the dedicated Worksop Town Centre Beat Manager.

Worksop police station to move and expand at district council offices

Nottinghamshire Police and Bassetlaw District Council have agreed a deal to share premises later this year, in a move which will increase the police presence in Worksop.

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National logistics developer DB Symmetry has exchanged contracts with Euro Garages and Irizar UK to buy land at Symmetry Park at Junction 34 A1(M) on the north Nottinghamshire border near Blyth.

Road stop and coach firms agree land deals at £70m Blyth development

A leading logistics company has agreed deals to sell land at its £70million development near Blyth to two roadside business operators.

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93 per cent of Nottinghamshire pupils get chosen primary school place

93 per cent of Nottinghamshire pupils get chosen primary school place

Nottinghamshire County Council has said 93.3 per cent of parents and carers secured a place at their first choice primary school for their children in September 2018, up 1 per cent on the 2017 intake.

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Alison Swan Parente, left, with Top of the Shop presenter Tom Kerridge and fellow food judge Nisha Katona.

Welbeck food school founder turns television judge in new BBC series

The founder of the Welbeck Estate’s School of Artisan Food made her television debut this week, in a search for the UK’s finest produce.

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Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

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A-Level courses will be taught at the Elizabethan Academy in Retford from September as part of a major shake-up for post-16 education in the area.

Retford post-16 education set for major changes to boost local economy

The partnership providing post-16 education in Retford is to relocate its A-level teaching in order to make space for more technical courses and possibly even higher degrees.

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Thunder and lightning is expected in the yellow area.

Met Office issues thunderstorm alert and warns of possible flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting north-west Derbyshire throughout Saturday evening, with scattered rainfall expected across the rest of the East Midlands.

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These men have been jailed running an international drug-smuggling network after Greater Manchester Police seized �66million of heroin and cocaine in 2017.

East Midlands men jailed after £66m drugs bust breaks European network

Four East Midlands men have been jailed following the highest value drug seizure ever made by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

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Volunteers from BT with Jill Carter and Jessie Carter-Kay of Pulp Friction and fire station manager Chris Emmott.

Nottinghamshire fire service HQ gets social enterprise vegetable patch

Fire and rescue staff have started growing vegetables at their headquarters after teaming up with a social enterprise for people with learning disabilities.

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Worksop teen Rebecca Colley won the 2018 Open Junior Agility championships with her labradoodle Millie.

Worksop teen and labradoodle win national dog agility championship

A young dog agility trainer from Worksop has scooped another major title with her three-year-old labradoodle who also won Crufts last year.

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Worksop health club joins electric car revolution with charging points

Worksop health club joins electric car revolution with charging points

Members of a Worksop health club will soon be charging electric cars in less time than it takes to do a spin class thanks to a new partnership.

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Clumber Park, Worksop.

Prime Minster urged to back National Trust over Clumber Park fracking

A coalition of NGOs, scientists and academics has written to the Prime Minister to demand support for the National Trust in its battle against a fracking firm over Clumber Park.

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VIDEO: East Midlands Ambulance Service reveal how vehicles prepared

A member of staff at the East Midlands Ambulance Service depot in Alfreton has revealed how she prepares each vehicle for duty in an online video.

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Pupils from eight Bassetlaw primary schools faced off in the inaugural Elizabethan Academy debating competition.

St Joseph’s primary stars win Elizabethan Academy debating competition

Pupils from a Retford primary school talked their way to victory by extolling the virtues of the countryside in a new debating competion for Bassetlaw schools.

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Madge, Paul and Tony Manfredi of Worksop firm Manfredi's Ices celebrate at the National Ice Cream Competition.

Worksop ice cream company scoop national industry vanilla award

The family who run a Worksop ice cream firm are feeling like flavour of the month after their vanilla recipe was declared the best in the UK.

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Tuxford Academy is celebrating receiving an Investors in People platinum award, a globally recognised benchmark for excellence in business and people management.

Tuxford Academy lands rare platinum award for staff development

Tuxford Academy is celebrating receiving an Investors in People (IIP) platinum award for excellence in business and people management.

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High secure Rampton Hospital film to help families and tackle stigma

High secure Rampton Hospital film to help families and tackle stigma

Nottinghamshire Healthcare has created a short film about the high security Rampton Hospital.

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All Saints' Parish Church in Babworth will hold its annual snowdrops weekend, February 10-11.

Babworth church prepares to welcome visitors for snowdrop weekend

Babworth’s historic parish church will welcome visitors from far and wide this weekend as they flock to see a spectacular snowdrop display.

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The care team at Old Vicarage Care Home in Worksop have achieved accreditation to provide a pioneering new approach to caring for people living with dementia, which included undergoing a simulated experience of what it is like to live with the condition

Worksop care home pioneers new technology led model of dementia care

Staff at a Worksop care home have achieved accreditation for a pioneering approach to dementia care, including high-tech simulations.

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