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.
The head of West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield, Asha Khemka became the first Indian-born woman in 83 years to be given a Damehood when she received the honour from Prince Charles.
Dame Khemka was awarded the honour for her work transforming the lives of young people.
A vicar from Mansfield will start a 40 day water-only fast today. Reverend Dr Keith Hebden says he's doing it to show solidarity with people who can't afford to eat.
Relatives of an elderly couple have denied murder after two bodies were found buried in a garden in Mansfield.
The daughter and son-in-law of William and Patricia Wycherley pleaded not guilty at Nottingham Crown Court this morning.
55-year-old Susan Edwards and 57-year-old Christopher Edwards are accused of shooting the Wycherleys before burying them.
The human remains discovered at Blenheim Close, Forest Town, in October last year, have not formally been identified.
But Nottinghamshire Police believe they are the remains of Mrs Edwards' elderly parents, who disappeared in 1998.
The Edwards are set to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on March 21st, with a trial date set for June 2nd.
Police are investigating reports that a missing schoolgirl may have been spotted in Mansfield.
Gypsy Brown was last seen by her mum at around 3pm on Saturday.
She left her Selston home with a packed bag claiming to be staying over a friend’s house that night.
When the 15-year-old did not return home the next day, and it became clear she had not stayed with her friend, the alarm was raised.
Officers are making enquiries into two unconfirmed sightings of Gypsy in Mansfield and Nottingham.
Gypsy is around 5ft 3ins tall with long black hair and was last seen wearing a pink hooded sweater, a blue body warmer with a fur hood and black trousers. She may also have a gold handbag with her.
Gypsy, who is believed to have little money on her, has links to Mansfield and Heanor.
Mansfield's Sky Bet League Two match against Bury has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Relentless rain throughout the morning has caused flooding in several areas of the pitch and a local referee, who visited One Call Stadium earlier than planned to inspect the surface, has deemed it unfit for action.
A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.
A man has been charged in connection with two knife-point robberies in Mansfield last week. The first incident happened on Sunday February 2nd at Elite's Bakery and Shop in Newgate Lane in Mansfield.
A man entered the shop with a stocking on his head carrying a knife and threatened staff. No one was injured. The following day, a 17-year-old, was threatened and robbed as he walked along Bath Lane in Mansfield.
Luke Adams, of no fixed abode but is formerly form Mansfield, has been charged with two robberies and is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates today.
Police in Mansfield are hoping people might be able to help them over a robbery at a shop on Sunday evening in the Newgate Lane area.
Around 7pm a white man dressed in dark clothing went into the Convenience Store - formerly C&S News - and threatened the shopkeeper with a knife.
She fled the shop before he ripped the till, containing some cash, from the counter and fled on foot along the adjacent Gladstone Street.
Police in Mansfield have raised their concerns about a missing woman - who they believe could be in Germany.
61 year old, Wilma Colicchia was last seen near her home in Mansfield on Wednesday 8 January.
Wilma took a flight to Genva on the same day, then travelled to Germany. She was thought to have visited Cologne, in the West of the country, as recently as Saturday (25 January) and is believed to staying in the area.
Wilma is thought to have been making approaches to television companies in the country with a soap opera she has written called Thornley Dale.
Police are concerned as she has not taken her medication and could be very vulnerable.
She is white and about 5ft 8ins tall. She has short, straight, light brown hair, is of a stocky build and has a ruddy complexion.
She was last seen wearing black trousers and a purple coat.
The motorcyclist who died following a crash in Forest Town yesterday morning has been formally identified.
Brett Cooke, from the Clipstone area of Mansfield, was riding a blue Suzuki motorbike in Crown Farm Way, in the Crown Industrial Estate, at around 7.30am on Monday 20 January when it collided with the central reservation.
The 27-year-old died on the way to hospital.
The road was closed while the scene was examined and cleared. It re-opened at around 2.20pm.
Burglars who stole a pet turtle from its tank are being hunted by police.
A small safe containing jewellery and cash was also taken from a property in Forest Town, Mansfield, either late on Sunday or early on Monday.
Detective Constable Andre Bak of Nottinghamshire Police said:
A turtle is an unusual item to steal and one that might raise a few eyebrows should the offender try to sell it.