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Row as Mansfield District council pays thousands to property consultants

Mansfield District Council is spending at least £120,000 over four years on a private company to help it spend £55 million on investments outside the town. LSH Investment Management will get a retainer plus £30k from any building bought under the...

today, 11:39 in Regional East
 

CCTV IMAGE: Police investigating suspicious incident in Sutton

Police investigating a suspicious incident in Sutton have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. Police received a report that a man looked through the window of a house on Garden Lane at around 10.20am on Saturday June 16 but left when...

today, 10:51 in Regional East
 

Mansfield Labour Party members set to choose their Mayor candidate

The race to become Mansfield’s mayor next May has started as Labour’s candidates throw their hats into the ring. The Labour Party in Mansfield has started the process of selection to pick a candidate to stand in the Mayoral election. The three...

today, 10:51 in Regional East
 

Multi-vehicle accident on A617 leads to delays

Motorists are being warned of delays after a multi-vehicle accident on the A617. The incident occurred just after 8am on the A617 east near to Temple Normanton. Three vehicles have been involved in a collision and police and the fire service attended...

today, 09:59 in Regional East
 

Police concern for man missing from Sutton

Police are concerned for the safety of a man who has been reported missing from Sutton. Richard Wright, 33, was reported missing at around 8.40pm on June 18. He is described as white, of medium build and is around 5ft 7ins tall. He is described as...

today, 09:33 in Regional East
 

Carillion collapse cost Notts taxpayers a quarter of a million pounds

Taxpayers in Nottinghamshire are out of pocket to the tune of almost £250,000, following the Carillion collapse in January. The outsourcing firm went into liquidation in January, with huge unpaid debts to businesses, individuals, pension funds and...

today, 08:57 in Regional East
 

Firefighters called to flat fire in Ashfield

Firefighters were called to a fire at an Ashfield flat in the early hours of this morning. The occupants of the flat were woken at around 3.47am by a smoke alarm sounding and reported that there was smoke inside the flat. Crews from Ashfield attended...

today, 07:45 in Regional East
 

RISE AND SHINE: Weather, travel and fun features to kick-start your day

Good morning! Welcome to our live Rise and Shine feed on Tuesday morning, June 19. We'll be bringing you all the latest weather, travel and news updates until 10am

today, 07:25 in Regional East
 

Words of praise and wisdom as school leavers embark on a new chapter in their lives

For year 11 students at Shirebook Academy, June marks the end of their time at the school, which means it’s time for my annual speech at the leavers’ assembly. Strictly speaking, since students only ever hear it once, I could use the same speech every...

today, 06:41 in Regional East
 

Extra cash will fund more ambulances and staff for EMAS

It’s no secret that large parts of the NHS have been requesting more funding from their commissioners in recent years as demand for services continues to rise at a rate that resources struggle to keep up with. The situation here in the ambulance...

today, 06:41 in Regional East
 

Macmillan couldn’t help so many people without its brilliant volunteers

This month, we celebrated National Volunteers Week. If there is one thing I have learned it’s just how important volunteers are to Macmillan – and particularly to me. Anybody who has started a new job will know what it is like. In those first few...

today, 06:41 in Regional East
 

Campaigner fears calorie counting kids meals will encourage eating disorders

Imagine your favourite food from childhood. What do you remember most about it? The flavour? The places where you ate it? The people you ate it with? The number of calories in it? Not many people remember how many calories were in their favourite...

today, 06:36 in Regional East
 

Wetherspoons England flags 'ban': Why pubs are being asked NOT to hang England flags for World Cup

Staff at Wetherspoons pubs across England are being asked not to hang England flags for the World Cup. Guidance has also been issued around fans wearing England football shirts. Reports in the media today say Wetherspoons pubs have 'banned' England...

yesterday, 17:26 in Regional East
 

Fashion gig will raise cancer funds

Blanc and Trendco Nottingham, which supply wigs for chemotherapy patients, are teaming up in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care to host a charity Fashion Show in Mansfield. The event is being held at the One Call Stadium tomorrow, June 21, from 7pm. Trendco...

yesterday, 17:26 in Regional East
 

RAC patrolman killed on A617 is named

An RAC patrolman who died after being hit by a car on the A617 in Rainworth has been named. David Stokes, 33, passed away at the scene of the crash on Friday, June 15. Anyone who saw the collision or any motorists who have dash-cam footage or anyone...

yesterday, 17:26 in Regional East
 


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