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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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Customers should return the product to store for a full refund.

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling its Chicken and Vegetable Soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination.
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The changes come into force on April 1.

DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.
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Nottingham has been named as one of the top ten cities for trade businesses.

Nottingham named as one of best UK cities for trade businesses

If you're thinking of starting up a new trade business, Nottingham could be the place for you.
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All you need to know about the new £1 coin

Check your change from today to catch a glimpse of a shiny new £1 coin in a bid to curb the rise of counterfeits.

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Prices at the pumps are set to drop.

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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More ‘smart motorway’ work to begin next week

The next phase of work on the so-called ‘smart motorway’ is to begin on the M1 next week.

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The Mousetrap centres large play-frame, which is soon to get a new Sky Drop slide.

Mousetrap centre could be the cat’s whiskers after £85,000 facelift

A popular indoor soft-play centre in Bulwell is to get an £85,000 refurbishment to create more excitement for youngsters.

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The retailer has stores in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Redundancies 'inevitable' as shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration

Struggling footwear chain Brantano - which has stores across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - has been placed into administration.

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Northern Rail operates services across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Northern Rail staff set to hold further 24-hour strike

Staff at Northern Rail are set to hold a further 24-strike next month in a row over the future role of guards.
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The u-turn has been welcomed.

U-turn on National Insurance increase for self-employed welcomed

A u-turn on plans to increase National Insurance payments for the self-employed has been welcomed.
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