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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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VIDEO: Notts protesters try to stop council tree cull

Protesters gathered in a last ditch bid to halt council staff from culling trees at a Kimberley park today (Monday, February 20)
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Plans approved for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

Plans approved for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

A new modern visitor centre for Sherwood Forest has been granted planning permission.

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One of the community gardens picnic tables that was upturned and smashed by the vandals.

Outrage as vandals smash up popular community garden

Mindless vandals who smashed up a popular community garden in Bulwell have been condemned by its users and supporters.

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The Major Oak at Sherwood Forest (PHOTO BY: Glenn Ashley Photography).

Fracking plans for Sherwood Forest are opposed by landowner

Campaigners hoping to protect Sherwood Forest, including the iconic Major Oak tree, from controversial fracking have been given a boost by the landowner.

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The Major Oak in all its glory, United Kingdom on 7 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Dozens set to protest Sherwood Forest fracking test plans

Campaigners are set to descend on Sherwood Forest at the weekend to oppose plans to test for shale gas.

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The Major Oak in all its glory, United Kingdom on 7 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Fears over Sherwood Forest ‘fracking plans’

Anti-fracking campaigners are calling on the Government to intervene after it emerged that fracking firm Ineos plans to carry out seismic surveys in Sherwood Forest - within metres of the ancient Major Oak.

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OPINION: Planet Earth II is an inspiring show

OPINION: Planet Earth II is an inspiring show

Having been enthralled by Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series I was interested to hear a radio interview with one of the production team.

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Nottinghamshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

BIRD FLU OUTBREAK: Nottinghamshire farmers asked to keep poultry indoors

Nottinghamshire farmers are being asked to keep their poultry indoors to help prevent an outbreak of a highly-infectious strain of avian flu which has been found in Europe.

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COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

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Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Councils Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, has welcomed the completion of works on the Bulwell Community Meadow, a former landfill site which is now a public park.

Bulwell community meadow set to open after £100,000 project

A revamped green space in Bulwell is set to be unveiled on Friday following a £100,000 transformation led by Nottingham City Council.

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A Harlequin ladybird.

HARLEQUIN INVASION: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds from Asia are COMING

Stinky, STD-plagued ladybirds from Asia could be flying to your house right now, experts have warned.

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Carved pumpkins can be added to your compost heap.

GUEST COLUMN: Use autumn waste for compost, by Coun Jim Creamer

As the nights draw in and we get closer to Hallowe’en, next spring might seem a scarily long way off - but now is the perfect time to gather garden waste such as autumn leaves, grass cuttings and leftovers from carved pumpkins to turn into compost, ready to help your garden look great next year.

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Steve Backshall

REVIEW: Steve Backshall’s Wild World is one of nature’s finest

If you ever wanted to know how to hypnotize a shark, then this is the show for you.

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Hucknall school wants your votes

Hucknall school wants your votes

Members of a Hucknall school support group are urging people to vote for it – and give it a chance of scooping a four-figure grant.

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VIDEO: Historic meeting to decide Notts shale gas exploration

Anti-fracking campaigners await the outcome of a historic council decision today, which may pave the way for fracking in Nottinghamshire.

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Don't miss the night-time spectacle!

HALLEY'S COMET SPECTACLE: Fireballs to light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We're in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley's Comet.
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People relax in the autumn sun on the beach.

It’s getting hot but lots of snow is forecast for winter

We might have enjoyed a hot start to October, but the sunshine might not last.

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Bloom success for Mansfield

Bloom success for Mansfield

Mansfield has topped the best city category for the third time in the East Midlands in Bloom awards.

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Cllr Chris Baron, pictured with fellow Labour member Jim Aspinall.

BREAKING: Ashfield Labour councillor suspended due to 'poor attendance'

Ashfield Labour Group have removed the whip from former district council leader Chris Baron, citing the reason as poor attendance.
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