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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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Volunteers and council officers after the latest street tidy-up in Selston.

Volunteers help council to tidy up streets in Selston

Volunteers braved cold and snowy weather to clean up an area of Selston, with help from Ashfield District Council.

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The large tree that fell into Eastwood Road earlier this month, blocking it in both directions.

Urgent work to prevent tree danger at Hall Om Wong woodland

The potential danger caused by a tree that fell and blocked a road in Kimberley has tempted the council to carry out urgent woodland management work.

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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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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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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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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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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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Don't forget to look up!

Still time to observe Perseid meteor shower

There's still time to see the Perseid meteor shower.
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Bus drivers set out to raise a mountain of cash for charity

A team of bus drivers running routes through Eastwood are gearing up to take on a moutain-climbing challenge in support of a children’s charity.

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Vulnerable hedgehogs find refuge at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Vulnerable hedgehogs have found a refuge in the woodland and hedgerows of the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

Toxic cloud set to hit East Midlands this week

A toxic cloud of dirty air is set to hit northern England and the East Midlands later this week.

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A guinea pig which was found abandoned in the woods off Ollerton Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. It is now being cared for by the Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre.

Guinea pigs dumped in woods

A couple of guinea pigs were left scared and hungry when they were dumped in a poor condition in the woods in Ollerton.

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PICTURES - Is this town the prettiest in England?

“Kirkby must be the prettiest town in England,” says a 70-year-old flower lover who lives in the town.

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