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Council joins fight to reduce plastic pollution

Environmentally-friendly Broxtowe Borough Council is to play its part in the global drive to reduce plastic pollution.

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Flying ants can cover surfaces

Nottinghamshire warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

Nottinghamshire residents are being warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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New protections could be put in place for the Peak District

Campaign group welcomes review into National Parks so they can be better protected

The Campaign for National Parks charity has welcomed the Westminster Government’s announcement of Julian Glover as the chair of a 21st century “Hobhouse” review into England’s National Parks.

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Campaigners, led by Darren Warner (back, right), outside the proposed site for the firm's new headquarters.

“If this goes ahead, it’s goodnight Watnall”

Angry campaigners have predicted the death of Watnall if a controversial planning application in the village is given the go-ahead.

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Today has been dubbed Fly Tipping Friday

Fly tipping Friday - mountains of rubbish set to be dumped today

Today is Fly Tipping Friday - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for the illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

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How can you recycle your Christmas waste?

How to recycle your Christmas waste

So that's it, the Christmas and new year celebrations are over and it's back to normal.
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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Wheelie-bins put out on the street for emptying by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Abuse of wheelie-bin system prompts council review

Residents in the Eastwood and Kimberley area are conning the council into believing their wheelie-bins have not been emptied.

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Bullocks near Chatton.' Picture by Jane Coltman

Burning manure ‘causes a stink’ with residents

Residents in Brinsley have called environmental health officers to investigate an enormous pile of burning manure in the village.

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Clumber Park.

Ineos threatens legal action against Clumber Park over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on Clumber Park near Worksop.

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The roofing yard on Orchard Street, Kimberley, that is the the centre of an asbestos concern.

Residents’ asbestos fears

Residents in Kimberley say asbestos roofing was disposed of near their homes without proper precautions.

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Mansfield Bus Station

Drain works to disrupt Mansfield bus station services

Works to the drains at Mansfield bus station will start this Sunday and run until July.

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Shut-Ins Series 2: - Britain's Biggest Hoarders, (Sue and Neil)

Mansfield hoarder with more than 100 dolls calls in the professionals

A grandmother-of-nine who hoarded more than 100 dolls had to enlist professional help to clear her home after it became too hazardous for her family.

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Plans for 400 new homes  including access  on land to the south of Stonebridge Lane, Warsop, together with associated highways works, public open space and landscaping.

Fight to stop 400 new homes in Warsop continues

Warsop council is to fight against plans to build 400 new houses in the town amid fears that services will not cope with 1,000 new residents.

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Would you take a 'belfie'?

No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a ‘belfie’? That’s a bum selfie if you don’t already know and it’s the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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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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