North Yorkshire Police are investigating after a buzzard was shot and killed in Richmondshire.
Last week, a member of the public reported that a common buzzard had been found dead near Manfield. The buzzard was recovered by the RSPB and taken to a vet in Leeds. An x-ray showed ten fragments inside the bird, consistent with being shot. It is not known how long the buzzard had been dead before it was found.
Buzzards are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it a criminal offence to kill or injure them. The extent to which raptors are persecuted is completely unacceptable, so I am urging anyone with any information about this incident to get in touch with me without delay.
Mansfield District Council voted in favour of introducing legislation which will give more powers to tackle nuisance behaviour.Read the full story ›
The founder of Sports Direct is to appear in front of MPs today to face questions over pay and conditions at his Mansfield-based firm.Read the full story ›
Nottinghamshire Police is asking for help as they search for 17-year-old Aneisha Akram, from Mansfield.
Aneisha was last seen in Bonington Road in the Ladybrook estate yesterday morning. She is around 5ft 4ins tall, slight, and has very long straight black hair. She was wearing a white or cream coat, white or grey jeans and black and pink trainers. She may also be wearing a headscarf.
Police are concerned for the welfare of a schoolgirl who has gone missing from her home in Mansfield.
Nicola Grant, aged 14, was last seen on Thursday March 10.
She is described as white, around 5ft 5in tall, of medium build and with long straight ginger hair.
Nicola was last seen wearing a grey and green zip-up coat, black leggings and trainers.
Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact police.
One lane is closed on M1 southbound in Derbyshire between junction 29 A617/A6175 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) and junction 28 A38 (Alfreton/Mansfield) due to a broken down vehicle.
Traffic is said to be coping well.
Tributes have been paid to Sheffield's Labour MP Harry Harpham, a "proud" former miner who has died after a fight with cancer.Read the full story ›
Market traders in Mansfield are preparing to fight the district council, over plans to move their stalls.
The council also intends to cut the number of market days in the Nottinghamshire town, under plans it says will free up space for more public events. Callum Watkinson reports.
One lane is closed and there are reports of heavy traffic following an accident on M1 southbound in Derbyshire.
It happened at junction 29 A617/A6175 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) in the roadworks area.
Almost six months since the closure of Thoresby Colliery, a new exhibition of photos has gone on public display.
The images are being shown at a special exhibition at Mansfield Museum. They were captured by Chris Upton, who spent twelve months at Thoresby Colliery until its closure in July last year. Staff say the pictures are of great significance to the area.