Birthday honour for leading Notts and Derbys businessman

The chairman of Nottinghamshire’s enterprise partnership has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Communities Minister Andrew Percy MP (centre) at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre for original announcement of Local Growth Fund allocation. With him are (L to R) former Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Alan Rhodes, D2N2 Chair Peter Richardson and former Derbyshire County Council Leader Anne Western.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire projects to benefit from £62.9m funding to boost D2N2 area jobs and economic growth

Projects across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from an investment of £62.9million allocated to 17 projects across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area which will help create jobs, build homes, raise productivity, support businesses and encourage economic growth.

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Do you have one of the tumble dryers?

Tumbler dryers recalled due to fire risk

A white goods manufacturer is warning customers that more than 3,000 of its tumble dryers could pose a fire risk.

The figures have been released by the Office for National Statistics.

How much disposable income do people in your part of Nottinghamshire have?

People in Mansfield had almost £700 more disposable income per head in 2015 than in the previous year, new statistics have shown.


VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Team leaders Leanne Dainty and Matt Gustard with their award for reaching the final of the competition to find the apprentice team of the year.

Toy library renovation team up for national accolade

Work on the renovation of Bulwell Toy Library has helped a team of apprentices reach the final of a national competition.

Are you burying your head in the sand when it comes to your finances?

Midlands residents burying their heads in the sand over finances

Midlands residents are burying their heads in the sand when it comes to their finances, a new survey has found.

Smart motorway cameras were installed on a section of the M1 in 2016.

Almost 4,500 drivers caught speeding on M1 smart motorway section

More than 4,400 drivers have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 28 and 30 of the M1 in just a year.

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Theresa May at Linney, Mansfield

Prime Minister Theresa May ‘hopes Brexit feeling will turn Mansfield blue’

Prime Minister Theresa May swept into Mansfield today, hinting that the Conservatives hoped to capitalise on the town’s strongly anti-EU feelings to seize control in the forthcoming General Election.

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Mansfield Count.

Mansfield Independent Forum join forces with Tories to control County Hall

The Conservative Party and Mansfield Independent Forum have entered into a coalition to form the majority group at Nottinghamshire County Council.

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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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Get rid of your paper notes

There is just a week left to spend or bank your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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Zena Wardle (second from left), of headline sponsor Polypipe, with some of her fellow judges.

Judge praises high standard of entries in apprenticeship awards

One of the leading judges in a new awards scheme to celebrate apprenticeships in an area that includes Mansfield and Ashfield has praised the standard of entries.

A section of 'smart motorway'.

TRAVEL: M1 night-time roadworks for the week ahead

Highways England has published its summary of planned M1 roadworks for the period from Tuesday April 18 to Sunday April 23.

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Changes to driving tests mean learners will have to follow sat nav directions to pass

Learner drivers will have to be able to follow directions from a sat nav in order to pass their test, ministers have announced.

Association president and retired miner Eric Eaton with one of the artefacts that have already been collected for the museum.

Appeal launched for help to create mining museum in Mansfield

An appeal has been launched for funds to create a mining museum, complete with a virtual-reality experience, in the centre of Mansfield.

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Watnall Coppice near Westville is expected to suffer dramatic losses as a result of the proposed HS2 route.

New report says HS2 will destroy ancient Hucknall woods

The construction of HS2 will pose an existential threat to three ancient woodlands in the Hucknall area according to a new report.

Northern rail services across parts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire will be disrupted on Saturday by the industrial action.

Northern rail strike: how your train services will be affected

The second 24-hour strike involving Northern rail staff is due to take place on Saturday (April 8).
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MP hands in jobs petition

MP hands in jobs petition

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero has ramped up pressure on the Government to scrap proposals to close the Department for Work and Pensions office in Annesley.

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Six ways to lower your fuel consumption - and save cash!

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget.

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