MP launches Ashfield’s Got Talent competition in lockdown, Theatre and museum help teachers and pupils reach the Arts during lockdown, Olympic star’s mission to get children active, Planning begins for new high tech scanner to be installed at King’s Mill Hospital, #madeinmansfield – Poetry from four teenagers, Leisure operator offers home fitness tips to tackle lockdown inactivity, Parents’ ratings take nursery into region’s top 20, Building work under way on a new leisure centre, Funeral directors’ celebrate exam success, £250,000 helped community groups in pandemic, How a dog has given former Falklands soldier her life back, Mayor says Mansfield people will rally to lockdown challenge, New East Midlands Chamber president chooses three charities for fundraising in 2021, Make a recycling pledge and help sight charity, Advice on protecting support and childcare bubble, Counselling service helps reverse damage of childhood trauma, Care home residents receive coronavirus vaccine, Photography competition winners focused on Ashfield industry, Community Star Award recognises local heroes, County council £2.3m Covid-19 winter fund supporting children, families and vulnerable people, Idlewells prepared for Tier 4 restrictions, Mansfield teenager nominated for national hero award, Putting a smile on faces of hospital patients, Kirkby girl’s success in national festive card competition, Hospice care continues round-the-clock at Christmas, Slimming World just the ticket for bus driver, Turning Sherwood Forest’s historical characters into modern day films, Portland College’s gifts spread Christmas cheer, #madeinmansfield – Reasons To Be Cheerful… One… Two… and Three, Seven local charities receive festive donations, Housebuilder helps people affected by dementia to stay connected, The Nottingham’s book donation helps vulnerable children, Celebrating Learning Week at ATTFE College, Business group supports youngster’s charity single Imagination, Call to reduce and recycle this Christmas, Sherwood Forest Trust celebrates 25 years of supporting Sherwood Forest, Footsteps in the Snow – A Christmas ghost/mystery story, Small businesses to be recognised as Nottinghamshire Business Champions, Funding help for crime prevention projects, Stepping out to help church restoration appeal, Youth custody project reverses the fortunes of young people involved in violence, Christmas bin collection dates in Mansfield, Mansfield Building Society rewards staff with extra break over Christmas, Property search company donates to charities, Autumn event inspires young people to work together, Girl’s snow globes bring joy to care home, One way of paying tribute to lost loved ones this Christmas, Students branch out their skills for National Tree Week, Healthy-eating youngsters smash sporting target, Sherwood Forest Hospitals in running for prestigious national award, Planting more trees than in previous years, Charities get Christmas boost through college kindness, How police family liaison officers are helping others, Two more poems for #madeinmansfield initiative, Business leader shows the spirit of Christmas, Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 members to quiz Nigel Clough, Food for Life join forces with Nottinghamshire County Council to tackle childhood obesity, Building society branches’ festive help for charity, Virtual awards salute sporting stars of 2020, Hat-trick of success for hospice at OSCARS, Grants to help people stay warm this winter, Plans for Mansfield to become university town, Nottinghamshire County Council announces free school meals plan for Christmas, Idlewells celebrates Small Business Saturday, Career opportunities for four apprentices, Youngster sparkles at fundraising for children’s charity, Rainbows to host Virtual Christmas Concert, Charity backs homeless project in Mansfield, Festive bus services to keep running over, First local patient receives Covid-19 vaccine, Trans-Atlantic learning gives sports students a boost, Christmas Drive-in Experience at Mansfield church, Lidl to open new Mansfield store this week, Elf Week spreads cheer as community is put in focus, #madeinmansfield poetry initiative highlights importance of community, Macmillan gives Mansfield MP award for charity event, Mark Leeson hair salon is a cut above at awards night… again, Fundraisers to receive trophies as charity swimathon tops £4,000, Expansion of specialist nursing care home creates 20 jobs in Sutton, Photographer turns negative situation into positive support for people in need, Creative agency launches winter protection campaign, Mansfield Mayor urges people to shop local, Rainbows Hospice launches virtual Christmas Tree to make memories, Hundreds of young people being turned away from violence by specialist team, Council cash for projects in communities projects, Four Seasons launches Covid Christmas photo competition, #madeinmansfield poetry project needs your inspiring words, Agricultural apprentices scoop annual accolades, Sherwood Forest Hospitals on shortlist for best NHS Trust again, Portland Pathways scoops top community award, Students show they care with fundraising double, Funding available for good causes in Mansfield, Donations flood in for Mansfield Sponsor a Bauble campaign, Reopening date for Ashfield leisure centres announced, Care home introduces face-to-face visits thanks to unique bubble, MP welcomes good news for Mansfield charities, Mansfield Building Society helps to feed children over Christmas, Media students’ work helps Mansfield prepare for cash boost, MP thanks residents after streets Poppy appeal raises £7,000, Free download: Help with tackling insomnia and sleep issues, Wave to Santa message from Rotary sleigh appeal. The Future of Fitness online conference saw students join in with…, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, situated on Southridge Drive, Berry Hill, Mansfield, is offering an alternative to a carol service to people of all religions and denominations…, Mansfield District Council is reminding people in the district that food help is available for those in need through three new FOOD (Food On Our Doorstep) clubs — and that…, Discount supermarket chain Lidl is set to open a new supermarket in Mansfield Woodhouse on Thursday, 10th December. The tree was planted thanks to collaborative working between Ashfield District Council and Annesley and Felley Parish Council. Nurseries…, A new £15.5m leisure centre in Kirkby has moved a step closer after work on the site got under way. Councillors at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Policy Committee…, Independent funeral directors A.W Lymn The Family Funeral Service has adapted its operations following a recent shortage of fresh flower supplies throughout the UK caused by Brexit to ensure families…, A Mansfield man has been shortlisted in the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021, which celebrate the unsung heroes of local authorities championing the…, A large-scale Covid-19 vaccination centre is opening at a former Wickes site in Mansfield. School’s Out provides emergency food parcels five…, Media students from West Nottinghamshire College have played a key role in highlighting ambitious plans for redeveloping Mansfield district. In July, members came together virtually to mark the 90th anniversary of one of its properties. The Mayor of Mansfield has thanked everyone involved in bringing a large-scale Covid-19 vaccination centre to Mansfield. Green general waste bins that are due to be emptied on Monday 21…, Mansfield Building Society will close its Head Office and branch doors on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in recognition of the hard work and dedication its staff have shown…, X-Press Legal Services, a property search company that provide reports to solicitors and conveyancers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, has donated to two different charities for Christmas, hoping to bring some…, More than 200 young people in Nottinghamshire have taken part in an event promoting teamwork, resilience and problem solving. Advertising: If you would like to discuss advertising in the NJ then please call Bev Diamond, Sales Manager on 01623 707017 or e-mail her email@example.com Mansfield News Journal About Blog Mansfield News Journal delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, … Stylists Lisa Graham and Joseph I’Anson, of the Mansfield salon, were crowned Eastern Hairdresser of…, It has been revealed that the second Charity Swimathon organised by the Rotary Club of Mansfield and the Armchair Club has raised more than £4,000 for charities and good causes.…, Exemplar Health Care, which provides specialist nursing care for adults living with complex needs, is creating 20 additional roles at its Sutton home after a significant refurbishment investment. The 15-foot…, Nottinghamshire County Council will provide funding for food vouchers over the Christmas break to the families of children who are eligible to receive benefits-related free school meals. The centre supports a number of small businesses both across the town and within the centre, with independent shops…, Four new apprenticeship roles have been created at a full-service marketing agency as a result of businesses wanting to fast track their on-line presence and find new ways to market.…, A young member of a Mansfield charity led her school’s fundraising for the cause. The fund is to help people meet the…, Sutton-based shopping centre Idlewells has confirmed that a host of non-essential stores will again close because Nottinghamshire has been placed under Tier 4 restrictions. Allen Marshall, operations director…, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - which runs Newark Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital and King's Mill Hospital, Sutton - has made the shortlist for the Acute or Specialist Trust…, A community project that aims to give vulnerable people better futures — and has helped others during the coronavirus pandemic — has won a prestigious business award. They met Forest Town youngster Poppy Hickman,…, To help prevent an unnecessary rise in waste levels, Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling and waste contractor) is asking residents to reduce and recycle this Christmas. As the News Journal looks back at the top 10 stories of 2020, local protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the suspension of a Mansfield police officer for dragging a seated, handcuffed teenager took center stage. In a news year mostly dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, few other events stuck in … Leah Green, 18, who hopes to…, A charity single has been released by a seven-year-old girl after she starred in two unique lockdown shows on her Forest Town street. 387 were here. Martina Booth, scheme administrator at NAPIT, inspired donations and volunteering over the Christmas…, Nottinghamshire County Council’s £1m COVID-19 Community Fund is set to continue to support vulnerable residents impacted by the pandemic. Elton Campsite, close…, Mansfield-based creative agency CCM Group has experienced rapid growth and success this year as a result of investing in the launch of its very own consumer brand, Trusted PPE. The Adult Social Care and Public Health Staff Awards for Nottinghamshire County…, Lee Anderson, MP for Ashfield and Eastwood, had planned to join 3rd East Kirkby Scouts Group at one of their evening walks this year, but due to Covid-19 restrictions the…, The #madeinmansfield positive poetry initiative, set up by local writer Alan Dawson (pictured) to showcase all that is positive about Mansfield and Ashfield through people’s own words, features the work of two…, Mansfield recruitment business Dalmatian BeSpotted organised a Christmas Shoebox appeal for Mansfield Soup Kitchen, a Church Street-based charity that helped some of the town’s homeless and less fortunate during the…, The head of a business networking organisation for Mansfield and Ashfield showed the spirit of Christmas by donating his annual payment to good causes. As the News Journal counts down the top stories of 2020, Black Lives Matter protests and the suspension of a Mansfield police officer took center stage. The Fund, […] The global pandemic continues to change the ways people live. Suite 15 Brunts Business Centre During National Tree Week more…, Children at a primary school took on a challenge set by a football club as part of a healthy lifestyle initiative — and surprised everyone by beating their target 20…, Leamington Primary and Nursery Academy, Sutton, made sure that Covid-19 didn't get in the way of its Christmas festivities with an array of safe events for children to enjoy. As the News Journal looks back at the top 10 stories of 2020, local protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the suspension of a Mansfield police officer for dragging a seated, handcuffed teenager took center stage. Residents from three care homes - Sutton Court, Sutton Manor and Sutton Lodge, part of the Ashmere…, Successful Ashfield industries were the focus of photographers for an annual competition in the district. Creative Women Together will be a coordinated, holistic and therapeutic…, A visit to provide a quote for new photocopying and printing equipment prompted a Shirebrook-based business to make generous donations to a social enterprise project. MANSFIELD - In the midst of last month's COVID-19 outbreak at Richland Correctional Institution, the Ohio National Guard was deployed to the prison to cover staffing gaps. The hospice, which…, More than 900 young people across Nottinghamshire have received intensive support by a specialist prevention team to turn their backs on serious violence and knife crime. Students on the Level 2 Diploma…, Mansfield woman Kam Britland has been elected president of Soroptimists International Midlands East. Andy Abrahams met NHS staff, volunteers and members of the public who were…, Local small and medium-sized businesses are set to benefit from more support when bidding for national infrastructure project work and other large-scale contracts. The Mansfield MP's socially-distanced coffee morning took…, Mansfield and Chesterfield hair salon Mark Leeson has won three awards at British Hairdressing Awards. The vehicle will be used to transport the Stags’ first-team kit…, Harry Moore, who founded Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, said he is delighted and honoured to be recognised in the Queen’s Honours List for his work. Prospective learners and parents will have the opportunity…, Budding local Olympians and Paralympians are encouraged to apply for the latest round of Nottinghamshire County Council funding to help them fulfil their potential in their chosen sport. Send your stories to: Get in touch with our team using the details below, or fill the form out on our contact page. SFH and Proud2bOps have been shortlisted for their partnership work in…, To celebrate National Tree Week, a programme to plant 160 new trees on the highways in Nottinghamshire got under way. The latest version of the…, Instead of hosting a 'Secret Santa' festive event, staff at HC-One’s Berry Hill Park care home made donations to food banks and homeless shelters. This comes at…, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic the need for foster carers in Nottinghamshire has remained high and Nottinghamshire County Council is appealing for anyone who is interested in fostering to come forward…, Motor vehicle engineering students are revved-up and ready to roll out a new business venture at West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre in Sutton. The charitable idea was thought up…, Mansfield Museum is launching a two-year project aimed at empowering local vulnerable women to take positive control of their lives. Top 10 stories: Black Lives Matter protests; Mansfield police officer drags teen As the News Journal looks back at the top 10 stories of 2020, local protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the suspension of a Mansfield police officer for dragging a seated, handcuffed teenager took center stage. They are also giving away a free MP3 download from their website to…, A teenage soldier from Ashfield won two top honours when he graduated from the Army Training Centre Pirbright. The five statues at Brierley Forest Park are in…, A caring mum of three who works in Pleasley Vale helped give disadvantaged children a better Christmas. Liz Barrett, principal at the Academy Transformation Trust Further Education, Sutton, asked residents to get involved…, Several play areas across Ashfield are to see improvements in 2021 thanks to an additional £336,000 investment from the district council. 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