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Playful pupils climb high on £10,000 kit

Pupils at a Mansfield Woodhouse school are climbing high after getting £10,000 of new play equipment.

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Bad parking is the number one annoyance at the school gates for parents in the Midlands.

POLL: Bad parking, smoking or dog mess - What's your pet hate at the school gates?

Bad parking and people smoking outside the school gates are among the biggest annoyances for parents in the Midlands, a survey has revealed.
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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.

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Michelle Squires is running a recycling craft workshop for children and their parents at Hucknall Library

Hucknall library offers families creative craft course

A crafty new course is kicking off in Hucknall later this month, offering parents and children quality time and great ideas for creative play.

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Common sense needed on holidays during term time

Common sense needed on holidays during term time

As a secondary school pupil I remember sinking down in my chair as my dad challenged my French teacher at parents’ evening about the educational benefit of a school trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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Fines for taking children out of school for holidays are once again in the news.

POLL: Should fines for taking children on holiday during term-time be reconsidered?

Fines for taking children out of school during term-time for holidays are once again back in the news.

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The Supreme Court have allowed the appeal.

Dad loses legal battle over term-time holidays

A father has lost a landmark legal battle over being fined for taking his daughter on holiday during school term-time.
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Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

New research has revealed just 16 per cent of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Jill Greens husband Rob shares a story with Kyla Perry.

School unveils reading area in memory of staff member

A Bulwell primary school has opened a new outdoor literacy and learning area in memory of a much-loved member of staff who died last year.

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Parents have been learning of their child's secondary school place.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get the place you wanted

Parents across Nottinghamshire have been learning of their child's secondary school place today.

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There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair is at Riverside Sports Hall on Friday, March 3, 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Jobs and apprenticeships event back in Bulwell next week

Bulwell is to host a huge jobs fair next week, bringing live vacancies, training opportunities and career advice to an underserved part of the city.

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Council set for U-turn on sibling admission policy

Council set for U-turn on sibling admission policy

Nottinghamshire County Council is set to do a U-turn on schools admission criteria concerning siblings.

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IT For All tutor Lee Hutchinson giving his advice on one of the projects courses.

Lottery funding to help those who feel isolated from internet

A community project, based in Hucknall, that aims to help people who are not computer-savvy or feel isolated from the internet has been boosted by National Lottery funding.

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1,061 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire by 2019, thanks to £39million funding cut

1,061 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire by 2019, thanks to £39million funding cut

There will be over 1,000 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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REVEALED: Nottinghamshire schools GCSE performance tables

REVEALED: Nottinghamshire schools GCSE performance tables

The latest GCSE performance tables for Nottinghamshire’s schools have been published by the Department for Education.

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Flying the rainbow flag for West Nottinghamshire College are (from left) vice-principal Louise Knott, student representative Alex Belcher and staff representative Jane Hawksford.

Proud West Notts College hailed as champion of LGBT diversity

One of Mansfield and Ashfield’s educational flagships has again been named as one of the top workplaces in the country for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity.

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The camera enforcement car is greeted by pupils at Broomhill Junior School, Hucknall, with Coun Steve Calvert, of Nottinghamshire County Council, and  enforcement manager Gareth Johnson in the drivers' seat. (PHOTO BY: Anne Shelley)

CCTV car snares hundreds of drivers in fight against parking danger at schools

A new road-safety car, fitted with CCTV cameras, has already snared hundreds of drivers parking dangerously or inconsiderately outside schools and at bus stops in Hucknall and the rest of the county.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

Last few days for Nottinghamshire parents to apply for child's school place

Nottinghamshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.
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