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Fire chiefs approve plan to reduce night-time cover at Ashfield and Retford

Fire chiefs have rubber-stamped a controversial decision to cut night-time cover at Ashfield and Retford fire stations as part of a bid to cut costs.

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Notts fire authority raises council tax while planning to slash services for Ashfield and Retford

Notts fire authority raises council tax while planning to slash services for Ashfield and Retford

Council tax will rise by 2.95 per cent this year to fund Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue – while fire chiefs are also expected to rubber-stamp a controversial plan to cut nighttime cover in Ashfield and Retford.

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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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Nottinghamshire County Council will continue to fine parents taking children out of school on unauthorised holidays in 2019-20.

Council uphold fines for term time holidays despite calendar changes

A move to suspend fines for parents taking children on unauthorised holidays during school term time next year has been rejected by Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Mansfield Parliamentary hopeful Prescott under fire for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Mansfield Parliamentary hopeful Prescott under fire for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Mansfield Labour Parliamentary hopeful David Prescott has lost the endorsement of a trade union over allegations of inappropriate behaviour, it has emerged.

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Euro elections, East Midlands UKIP candidates Margot Parker

UKIP deputy leader resigns over leadership controversy

UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party.

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The local council  has approved plans for a mixed-use development on the site of Thoresby Colliery in Edwinstowe.

Thoresby Colliery plans approved for 800 homes and business park

Planning permission has been granted for a development of 800 homes and 250,000 square feet of work space on the site of Thoresby Colliery.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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John Mann MP says Universal Credit will mean Christmas hardship for Bassetlaw families.

MP says Universal Credit will be ‘Christmas catastrophe’

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has added his voice to calls for a delay to the introduction of Universal Credit over fears that changes to benefits could hit families at Christmas.

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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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COLUMN: County well prepared for 30 hours free childcare

COLUMN: County well prepared for 30 hours free childcare

We have been working hard for working parents to ensure they have been prepared for extended childcare provision in Nottinghamshire.

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MP says delays reveal need for urgent ambulance funding

MP says delays reveal need for urgent ambulance funding

Bassetlaw’s MP has called for more funding for ambulance services after an elderly resident waited hours to be seen after a fall.

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Colin and Sandra Campbell outside their shop.

Warsop bakery going from strength to strength

Quality ingredients are the key to success say the owners of a Warsop bakery which is celebrating 30 years in business.

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Zoe Plummer was given a lifeline by the Macmillan welfare benefits team.

Cancer welfare finance service marks tenth anniversary

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw and Macmillan Cancer Support are marking 10 years of a joint effort to help people following a cancer diagnosis.

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Via East Midlands managing director Doug Coutts says the joint venture company has had a successful first year.

Council-backed highways company passes milestone

A highways and engineering company established by Nottinghamshire County Council has celebrated a successful first year in business.

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FIR2rc''Firbeck Hall as it stands today.

Campaign group welcome plans to restore Firbeck Hall

The campaign to restore a historic stately home near Oldcotes is gathering momentum after planning applications were finally submitted.

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John Mann MP chaired the mock select committee as they quizzed experts.

Bassetlaw MP hosts student summer school in Parliament

The MP for Bassetlaw has held a summer school in London for district youngsters to learn about the work carried out in Westminster.

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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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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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