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A local astronomer’s quest to fly out of this world

Michael Knowles, an Astronomer from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, couldn’t miss the opportunity to bid for a place to fly aboard the Blue Origin space capsule. Here’s what he said: The 5th of May 2021 marked an inaugural world civilian opportunity. A bidding platform was devised for people from all walks of life to bid a price […]
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Local astronomer captures solar eclipse

On June 10th the British Isle was treated to an annular partial eclipse which took place between 10am and 12:30pm, and an astronomer has captured the scene from Nottinghamshire. Astronomer Michael Knowles from Mansfield photographed and documented the experience this morning, managing to still capture the eclipse despite the cloudy overcast. He said, “I made an […]
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Birds Bakery supports Treetops Hospice with £3k donation

Craft Baker Birds Bakery has showed its support by donating £3,000 to one of its chosen charities of the year, Treetops Hospice.   The family-run bakery raised the much-needed funds through the sale of its single-use carrier bags, as well as donating a portion of the proceeds from its special-edition Treetops cupcakes to the hospice.   Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support to […]
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Vet nurse Kylie hoping to be number one after being shortlisted for welfare award

A Nottingham veterinary nurse could be in line for a prestigious award for her work helping to improve the health and welfare of animals. Kylie Bradshaw, who works at Byron Vets Surgery, part of Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital, has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for Vet Nurse of the Year in the […]
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There is no tomorrow

… Well technically there is, but the idea of putting something off can be very attractive. We’ve all faced it haven’t we, usually on a Sunday evening procrastinating the week away saying to ourselves ‘I’ll start it next Monday!’ Whether it’s a home project, learning something new or starting a new fitness regime from one […]
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Money match march set to boost ambitious rail link

Half a million pounds now raised. Latest plans unveiled for heritage railway ‘Reunification’ project. The Great Central Railway’s plans to reconnect two halves of the award winning line are set to leap forward with a massive fundraising drive in March 2021. A donor has offered to match fund any donations received during the month pound […]
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Nottinghamshire County Council highlights free activities to enjoy from home this February half term

Nottinghamshire County Council has highlighted a variety of free online events and activity ideas for the whole family to enjoy during the February half term school holiday. Nottinghamshire, along with the rest of the country remains under national lockdown restrictions this half term. You must stay at home unless leaving your house for an essential […]
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Volunteer Opportunity At Think Children

Local children’s charity Think Children is currently looking for a Treasurer to join their board of Trustees. The Newark-based charity offers effective support for children across Nottinghamshire who may be struggling to cope with emerging emotional, social and/or behavioural issues. The preventative approach aims to support children before issues get worse, becoming harder and more […]
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Mighty Meals partnership distributes ‘over 1 million meals’ across the Midlands

In response to the pandemic, FareShare Midlands and Muslim Hands formed a partnership to collaboratively fight food poverty and waste across the Midlands. As a result of this alliance, the Mighty Meals initiative was created. Since its inception, surplus food equivalent to over 1 million meals has been redistributed across the Midlands to front-line charity […]
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Winter Wildlife with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Whilst it might require a little more planning and preparation to ensure that you can stay warm and make the most of the short daylight hours, in many ways, winter is one of the best times to observe our native wildlife – especially the ducks, swans and other water birds that make our wetlands so […]
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