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Nottinghamshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Nottinghamshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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VIDEO: Meet Derbyshire's own Dr Doolittle!

A photographer has become a real-life Dr Dolittle after developing such a close relationship with wild animals that they eat straight from his hand.

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Visitors to a Torrs Hydro Open Day. Photo: Steve Essex.

Celebrating ten years of Torrs Hydro in New Mills

Torrs Hydro is set to celebrate 10 years of community-owned renewable energy generation in New Mills this weekend.

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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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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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John Ingham, Hanson's principal landscape architect - the mineral extraction company has renewed its corporate membership of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust as it looks towards the start of restoration work at  the Newington Quarries complex in Misson.

Quarry firm plans to restore Misson site to wetland wildlife habitat

A mineral extraction company is making plans to restore a Misson quarry complex as a wildlife habitat when mining operations end next year.

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The Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston has donated �500 to campaign group Woodsetts Against Fracking

Tropical Butterfly House donate £500 to Woodsetts anti-fracking group

The Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston has made a donation of £500 to support the ongoing work of campaign group Woodsetts Against Fracking.

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Erin McDaid of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust says the cost of the vandalism could run into thousands of pounds.

Vandals destroy Retford nature reserve trees worth thousands of pounds

Staff and volunteers at a Retford nature reserve have been left angry by two incidents of vandalism which destroyed 22 specially planted trees.

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One of a series of photos taken by Sue Oliver to highlight the incorrect disposal of dog waste on Chesterfield Canal.

Walkers shocked by dog waste bags littering Shireoaks canal towpath

Bassetlaw District Council has echoed the shock of a woman who encountered a trail of used dog waste bags on a canalside walk.

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The Canal & River Trust is seeking new managers for the 10-acre site of Kiveton Waters fishery.

Charity seek community caretakers to manage Kiveton Waters fishery

Members of the public and community groups are being given the opportunity to run a popular fishery on the Chesterfield Canal at Kiveton Park.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.
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Green groups hold Sherwood summit to mark historic anniversary

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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