A ban on the Mayor of Mansfield wearing ceremonial chains of office has been branded "plain silly" by a coalition minister.
The stepfather of the only Briton injured in the Spain train crash has spoken of his shock at seeing photos of him leaving the wreckage.
A man who stabbed a four-year-old boy more than five times in Nottinghamshire has been jailed for 16 years.
Two men have been arrested after an assault which left another man needing hospital treatment. It happened around 10.20pm last night involving a group of men, one of whom was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital. He was later discharged.
Three roads have been closed in Mansfield as police investigate the incident in Titchfield Park. They are expected to re-open this afternoon.
There are question marks over the futures of Mansfield Woodhouse Police Station.
It has been earmarked for possible closure due to save money as it costs £50,000 a year to operate.
The plans have yet to be finalised by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, who is seeking the public's views.
Listening to the public is one of my greatest responsibilities as Commissioner and I am keen to reassure residents that no final decision will be taken on this issue until they have been given an opportunity to communicate their views.
These proposals have been drawn up in the interests of local taxpayers in a bid to use their hard-earned money more effectively so that the current financial pressures do not result in a deterioration of service levels. The unfortunate reality is that underused and empty buildings are costing the Force thousands of pounds every year - and people tell me they want bobbies not buildings. This money could be better spent on additional police officers and PCSOs to maintain visibility in our communities.
– Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Tough choices need to be made as to how we can release vital funds to invest in the areas which will make our communities safer.
I am open to all options in the pursuit of delivering high-quality, value for money policing. Closing police stations is not a decision to be taken lightly and is understandably met with anxiety among the public however we must protect our physical capacity and resilience at all costs to ensure we remain able to cope with the risks emerging within our communities.
Under the proposals, the current Safer Neighbourhood Team and CID would relocate to Mansfield Police Station.
An information event has been arranged by the Commissioner which will take place today, starting at 10.00am, at Northfield Focus Point. Commissioner Tipping is also due to launch a consultation exercise inviting residents to comment before a final decision is made.
Landlords in Mansfield can now access a loan fund to use to bring empty houses back into use. There are more than one thousand one hundred and thirty five homes standing empty in the town.
Santa and the stars of the local Cinderella pantomime will arrive at Mansfield's Christmas lights switch-on tonight - along with a unicorn-drawn pumpkin.
The parade, which travels along Westgate from St John Street to the entrance to the Four Seasons shopping centre, will start at 2pm.
Children's film The Polar Express will be screened in the market place.
Executive Mayor Tony Egginton said: "We've got lots of new and interesting things happening at The Big Switch On this year and we hope lots of people will come down to the town centre to celebrate with us."
Street cleaners have been out in force in Mansfield today as its revealed one point four million pounds is spent on getting rid of litter in the town.
Rubbish is being collected and bagged up to show how much is dropped on the roads. Councils are paying out almost a billion pounds a year to deal with the problem.
Mansfield's four times Olympic medalist Rebecca Adlington has been announced as one of this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestants.
The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly couple who were found buried in their own garden in Mansfield have appeared in court charged with their murders.
The bodies, thought to be William and Patricia Wycherley, were discovered last month, after disappearing in 1998. Phil Brewster reports from Nottingham Crown Court.
The daughter and son-in-law of a couple found buried in a garden have appeared at Nottingham crown court charged with their murders.
The remains, believed to be William and Patricia Wycherley, were found buried in the back garden of a house near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire last month.
Susan and Christopher Edwards made no comment and were remanded into custody.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 15th November 2013.
The daughter and son in law of an elderly couple who disappeared from Mansfield in 1998 are due at Nottingham Crown Court today charged with their murder.
The court appearance comes after human remains were found in Forest Town last month. Police believe William and Patricia Wycherley were shot and then buried in a back garden.
Susan Patricia Edwards and her husband Christopher John Edwards appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Saturday.
A man and woman have been remanded in custody after appearing at Nottingham Magistrates' Court charged with murder.
It follows the discovery of two bodies in Mansfield, believed to be those of William and Patricia Wycherley, who disappeared in 1998.
Appearing at Nottingham Magistrates' Court this morning for a brief hearing, Susan Edwards, the daughter of William and Patricia Wycherley, spoke only to confirm her name, age and address.
Her husband, Christopher John Edwards, 57, also confirmed the same details from the dock.