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Green groups hold Sherwood summit to mark historic anniversary

Environmentalists from across Nottinghamshire came together to mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest.

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Sam McGeever, creative director at Infinite Playgrounds, encourages youngsters to develop their ideas about play equipment on an earlier project.

Have your say on Sherwood Forest playground scheme

Youngsters and parents are being asked to share their ideas on play equipment to help shape an new play area at Sherwood Forest.

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County Labour group leader Councillor Alan Rhodes is aiming to protect areas like Sherwood Forest from fracking.

Labour call on Nottinghamshire County Council to ban fracking

The leader of the opposition has called on Nottinghamshire County Council to refuse any exploratory drilling or fracking on land which it owns.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Animal Defenders International protest outside Peter Jolly's Circus in Hillstown, Derbyshire.

Protest against wild animal circus at Derbyshire show

Animal rights protesters have staged a protest outside a controversial wild animal circus.

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Clumber Park.

Ineos threatens legal action against Clumber Park over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on Clumber Park near Worksop.

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Anti-fracking motorcyclists set off from The Fox pub at Marsh Lane to raise awareness in affected villages.

Bikes ride out to highlight anti-fracking message

The region’s bikers rode out last weekend to highlight the possibility of fracking developments in the area and the problems it could cause.

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Carburton and Clumber woods achieved the gold standard for resilience.

Bassetlaw woodlands win gold at national forestry awards

Bassetlaw woodlands have won the praise of the forestry management industry in an awards scheme to find Britain’s most environments.

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The site at Springs Road, Misson, which is one of two within Bassetlaw where shale gas drilling has been given the go-ahead.

Anti-fracking activists blast go-ahead for shale gas drilling

Anti-fracking campaigners have lambasted the decision to issue official planning permission for shale gas drilling at two sites within Bassetlaw.

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Recruiter looks to future with renewable energy expert

A Worksop recruier is to lead his new employers into markets of the future after being hired as a specialist in renewable energy and sustainability.

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Shut-Ins Series 2: - Britain's Biggest Hoarders, (Sue and Neil)

Mansfield hoarder with more than 100 dolls calls in the professionals

A grandmother-of-nine who hoarded more than 100 dolls had to enlist professional help to clear her home after it became too hazardous for her family.

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Plans for 400 new homes  including access  on land to the south of Stonebridge Lane, Warsop, together with associated highways works, public open space and landscaping.

Fight to stop 400 new homes in Warsop continues

Warsop council is to fight against plans to build 400 new houses in the town amid fears that services will not cope with 1,000 new residents.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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Will the benefits of HS2 outweigh its environmental costs?

HS2 threat to ancient woodlands branded ‘a disgrace’

The planned construction of the HS2 high-speed rail line will pose a threat to ancient woodland between Worksop and Sheffield, according to a new report.

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Some of the dumped rubbish at the fly-tipping hotspot of Carlton Forest.

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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