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IN PICTURES: Notts County Show

Thousands of people joined a host of creatures great and small for the 135th Nottinghamshire County Show at the weekend.

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Whitwell Quarry

Massive quarry to be extended

A massive quarry is set to be extended further to mine another 4.7 million tonnes of valuable minerals.

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Mansfield's RBS branch will close in August.

The full list of RBS branches set to close this year

The full list of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branches closing this year has been revealed.

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Almost 800 jobs will be lost

RBS to close 162 branches and 792 jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will be closing 162 branches across England and Wales

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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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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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The refurbished passenger footbridge at Worksop station

Restoration of historic Worksop station is on track

Restoration work at Worksop’s historic Grade II-listed railway station has been hailed.

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70% OFF: Major discounts on offer at Toys R Us as remaining stores close

Toys R Us has launched a massive closing down sale - with discounts of up to 70 per cent available.

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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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Gender pay gap: how Nottinghamshire companies rank

Companies in Nottinghamshire with more than 250 employees have revealed the difference in pay between men and women, following last night’s deadline.

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If you could choose, would you opt for a pay rise or more days off work?

Nottinghamshire workers believe they deserve £8,000 a year pay rise

Workers in Nottinghamshire believe they deserve to get paid an extra £8,000 a year, a new survey has found.
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Jos Luhukay and new pals at Sheffield Steelers

Revealed: The club that Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United’s bosses jointly support

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay is following in the footsteps of Rotherham United counterpart Paul Warne and becoming a fan of ice hockey club Sheffield Steelers!

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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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These are difficult times for the retail sector.

Jobs threat as Carpetright announces plans to close stores amid troubled financial position

Embattled retailer Carpetright has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to £60million.

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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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Potholes similar to this can be found on many roads in the Worksop and Retford area.

Millions to be spent on improving potholed roads

Roads in residential areas of Worksop, Retford and the rest of Bassetlaw that have been neglected for many years are to be improved as part of a £20 million scheme.

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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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Zoopla's new online tool can calculate when your property is likely to be worth a million pounds.

How to find out when your Nottinghamshire home will be worth £1 million

Online estate agent Zoopla has launched a new calculator that allows homeowners to see when their property will be worth a million pounds.

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