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Chesterfield FC condemns racist Twitter post directed at Mansfield Town player

Police are investigating a racist Twitter post – purporting to be from a Chesterfield supporter – directed at a Mansfield Town player. The vile message was sent to Stags’ British-Asian defender Mal Benning on Monday from an individual with the Twitter...

14 January 2020 in Regional East

Serial Mansfield offender jailed after admitting driving while disqualified for 17th time

A serial offender from Mansfield has been jailed for more than a year after clocking up his 17th conviction for driving while disqualified. Lee Shipman, 34, of Lindley Street, appeared before Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday, January 13. He...

14 January 2020 in Regional East

Sheffield university hiring students to tackle racist langauage on campus - and this is their hourly wage

Students at the University of Sheffield are to be paid to challenge language on campus which could be seen as racist. The university will hire 20 of its own students to tackle so-called "microaggressions" - which it describes as "subtle...

14 January 2020 in Regional East

Mansfield poet teams up with Queen's former scribe for new exhibition

A Mansfield poet who is close friends with the former scribe to Queen Elizabeth has used this relationship to develop a fruitful artwork display in the town’s library. Clive Brookes, 78, first started writing poetry when he worked on oil rigs in the...

14 January 2020 in Regional East

Sutton bike shop owner thanks community after thieves steal bespoke products

The owner of a bespoke bike shop in Sutton has praised the community response to an online post after his store was broken into by thieves.  John Brame owns the RG:HQ sports firm, which opened its doors in the town in October after renovating the...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Sutton hairdressers which has been around since the 90's goes up for sale

A Sutton hairdressers which has been open since the 1990’s has gone up for sale.  Intelligent Business Transfer Ltd, who are marketing Clippers Unisex Salon on Outram Street said the sale is due to “retirement”.  The well-established salon opened in...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Four men appear in court charged with murder of Sutton man

Four men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a Sutton man in November.  The accused are: John McDonald, 24, of Stratford Road, Hull Green; Anthony Daw, 24, of Cherry Grove, Smethwick; Jake Honer, 20, of Ludworth Avenue, Solihull; and...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Department store 'on brink of collapse' - risking jobs at Mansfield store

High street department store Beales has said it is on the “brink of collapse” and must find a buyer “within days” to prevent the loss of 1,000 jobs. Beales, which has a large outlet in Mansfield's Four Seasons shopping centre, has filed notice of its...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Community invited to enjoy free musical event at Shirebrook school

Music will fill the atrium at a Shirebrook school when it holds the first of a unique series of free entertainment events designed to bring the community together. Shirebrook Academy, in Common Lane, is playing host to the Tony Farrell Big Band, whose...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Three in court after Nottinghamshire attack left man in hospital with serious injuries

Two Shirebrook men and one from Bulwell are in court today following a disturbance which left a man with serious injuries. The men are due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court  in connection with a disturbance which culminated in a serious...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Ashfield council and sailing club hopeful of agreement following crunch car park meeting

Members of a Sutton sailing club which is fearing for its future are hopeful of an agreement with the council after a crunch meeting was held. Sutton-in-Ashfield Sailing Club had feared that it may be forced to close after Ashfield District Council...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Hundreds of jobs up for grabs at East Midlands Airport

More than 350 jobs will be up for grabs when East Midlands Airport holds its annual jobs fair on Saturday, February 1. Jobs available include customer-facing roles in the passenger services team, security, car parking and Escape Lounge. Also...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Man arrested after police pursuit in Mansfield

A man was arrested after  he crashed a car following a police pursuit in Mansfield The 32-year-old man was wanted in relation to a crime spree in Mansfield last year which included a serious assault and drugs offences.  Officers attended Southwell...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Plans to bring former Mansfield Post Office site back to life

Plans have been submitted to convert the historic site of Mansfield’s old Post Office into a retail unit and 15 town centre apartments.  The former Royal Mail site, on Church Street, has remained derelict since its closure in March 2017 when the...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

Cash boost for heritage centre calendar plan

The Heritage Centre and Living Memory Group in Kirkby-in-Ashfield has received a donation of £360 from Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to produce a calendar. The calendar, which is available for purchase from The Heritage Centre,...

13 January 2020 in Regional East

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