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Check your change as rare 50p turns out to be a money-spinner

People are being urged to check their pockets, piggy-banks and down the back of the couch after a rare 50 pence piece has sold for 240 times its value.

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A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record 106,250.

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £106,250 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.
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PCSOs celebrate the end of their training

New PCSOs join Nottinghamshire Police force

A total of 10 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have completed their training and are ready to take on their new roles.

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Weekends of pre-Christmas activities are on offer at Creswell Crags

Enjoy a festive run-up to Christmas at Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is starting Christmas early with festive activities each weekend in December.

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Simon Pain at Billow Farm in Gloucestershire. He found the owl on his farm a couple of years ago and it prompted him to call for a ban on sky lanterns.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE: Chinese lanterns banned from council land

A policy has been passed by Nottinghamshire County Council to ban the use and sale of Chinese/ sky lanterns on council land because of the harmful impact they can have on wildlife.

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Councils fears over ‘secret and underhand’ metropolitan authority plan

Leaders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire County Councils have expressed serious concerns over 'secret and underhand' plans by Nottingham and Derby City Councils.

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SLIDESHOW: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

SLIDESHOW: A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area.

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Pupils from Todwick Primary School took part in the Big School Swim

Todwick pupils splash out in annual Big School Swim event

Pupils from Todwick Primary School made a splash for the day as they took part in Swim England’s Big School Swim this month.

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Official launch of the Help For Heroes Christina shop in the Priory Centre, Worksop. Pictured cutting the ribbon is Bassetlaw District Council Chairman Coun Madelaine Richardson with WW2 veteran Ken Beard, regional manager for Help For Heroes Tony Eaton and Julie Eaton

Christmas shoppers urged to ‘help a hero’ this Christmas with return of charity pop-up shop

Shoppers are urged to Help a Hero this Christmas following the launch of the charity’s seasonal “pop-up shop” in Worksop.

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Thrumpton Primary Academy's footballers in their new kit

Businesses help school footballers score new kit deal

Young footballers at Thrumpton Primary Academy in Retford are celebrating after getting a full new team kit following support and sponsorship from local businesses.

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John Mann MP

Guest column: Fire service must rip up its consultation and start again

I have written over the past few months about the proposed changes to the staffing at Worksop Fire Station.

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Sir Kevin Barron MP

Guest column: Rise in number of cases of funeral poverty is worry

I have been contacted by a number of people about a campaign about funeral poverty and the related campaign by Fair Funerals.

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Drink driver trapped in Mansfield cul de sac with wheelie bins

A drink driver who hit a parked car was trapped in a Mansfield cul de sac when a resident blocked the road with wheelie bins, a court heard.

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Peter Kay.

5 of Peter Kay's funniest moments

Popular comedian Peter Kay announced his first UK tour in almost eight years this morning - and fans were thrilled at the news.
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Sutton woman (72) bit cop in drunk and disorderly arrest

A 72-year-old Sutton woman bit a police officer as she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly, a court heard.

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Mansfield Magistrates Court

Worksop man lashed out at bouncer after he was barred

A boozed-up Worksop man punched a bouncer in the forehead when he tried to get into a pub after arguing outside, a court heard.

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Mansfield Magistrates Court

Mansfield man’s arrest for pizza argument with fiancee

A Mansfield man was arrested after arguing with his fiancée about a pizza, a court heard.

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Woman’s frightening sex assault ordeal in Mansfield alley

A man who dragged a woman into a Mansfield alley and sexually assaulted her has been ordered to pay his victim compensation, a court ruled.

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Mansfield Magistrates Court.

Prison threat for Hucknall shoplifter

A Hucknall woman who stole toys, food and washing powder from a Mansfield store, faces a return to prison if she offends again, a court heard.

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