Coun Simon Greaves, Bassetlaw Council leader.

Bassetlaw's key part in US history

Americans across the world celebrated Independence Day on July 4 which marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the United States of America’s freedom from British colonial rule, writes Coun Simon Greaves.

Spitfires in WWII were powered by Merlin engines built in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire played a key role in D-Day

Like me, I am sure that many of you will have been deeply moved by last week’s D-Day 75 commemorations and the many stories of courage, selfless bravery and sacrifice retold by veterans and the descendants of those that didn’t make it home, writes Coun Kay Cutts, Nottinghamshire County Council leader.

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