Stacey Smalley, Macmillan fundraiser for Nottinghamshire

Get the kettle on for Macmillan this month

Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is fast approaching, so you’d better pop the kettle on, writes Stacey Smalley, fundraising manager for Macmillan in Nottinghamshire.


Parents urged not to delay in applying for secondary school places

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019, then it’s time for you to apply and you have until the closing date, Wednesday, October 31 this year, writes Coun Philip Owen, chairman of the children and young people’s services committee at Nottinghamshire County Council.


Remembering a time when dad maintained the family’s car

During my childhood if your parents owned a car you were very lucky. On our street there were maybe five cars to begin with.
As kids you would try to be mates with those whose family had a car as they sometimes included you on their drives; it didn’t really matter where to, the ride was enough.


Council wants to make it easier for people to go green when they travel

Encouraging more people to walk, cycle, car share and use public transport is part of our long-term plan to encourage Mansfield people to use greener transport to help tackle congestion, improve air quality, improve access to job opportunities and to encourage people to get more active as part of their everyday lives, writes Coun John Cottee, chairman of the communities and place committee at Nottinghamshire County Council.

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