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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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Artist's impression of shall fracking at another proposed application site at Tinker Lane. (Courtesy Frack Free Notts)

Fracking campaigners fear Worksop area will be turned into an ‘industrial gasfield’ if plans get go ahead

Anti-fracking campaigners and residents are appealing directly to Nottinghamshire county councillors to defy planners and reject a proposal for shale gas drilling near Worksop.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

FRACKING FEARS: Councillors told to approve shale gas drilling plan near Worksop

Council officers have recommended that a controversial plan for shale gas drilling near Worksop is given the green light.

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Dart Energy equipment placed at Tinker Lane, near Blythe.

Decision date set for gas drilling plan near Worksop

Plans to undertake exploratory drilling for shale gas at a site near Blyth will be discussed at County Hall later this month.

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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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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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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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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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FRACKING: Notts shale licence ‘would mean granting illegal acts’

Notts campaigners are hoping a late entry of evidence may save Misson villagers from coming shale gas development.

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VIDEO: IGas faces questions of Notts shale site

UPDATE: Nottinghamshire County Council's debate over the first fracking exploration plan in the county continues with questions for the firm who hope to begin drilling.

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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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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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