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27 Jun 2016

Thousands came to show their support

It was ‘Thanks & Fun’ all day!   Visitors from all over the county turned out to pay their respects at Mansfield’s Armed Forces Day held on Sunday 26th June.   Mansfield BID and Mansfield DC joined together to bring a fantastic Armed Forces Day tribute event to the town centre to recognise the forces from the past, present and future.   Held in Mansfield Market Place the sun shone as the event got underway with the St Edmund’s Drum and Bugle Corps. The atmosphere was electric as the sounds of the marching band ...

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09 Jun 2016

Inheritance tax changes mean it’s time to check Wills

People may need to change their Wills following news about changes to inheritance tax that will come into force next year. Richard Howard, a partner at Fidler & Pepper Solicitors, says that people who may have any kind of trust in their Will relating to their home, should seek legal advice. New rules state that, as of April 2017, people will have an additional £100,000 (in basic terms, a total of £425,000 per person) before they pay any inheritance tax, provided that an estate includes a property which has been or is their residence and that property is closely inherited. Closely ...

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09 May 2016

Lloyds raise thousands for Children in Need

Lloyds Bank colleagues from Mansfield joined forces with 3,000 colleagues across the country taking part in Ready Teddy Bake to raise tens of thousands of pounds for BBC Children in Need, their chosen Charity of the Year partnership.   Colleagues nationwide baked over 5,000 cakes, cup-cakes, pastries and buns to support the charity bake sale event and the Church Street, Mansfield branch raised over £600, including match-giving through its baking and fundraising efforts, including a Pudsey themed show-stopper creation.   Celebrating the bank’s fundraising achievements, BBC Children in Need supporter and former Great British Bake-Off winner Jo Wheatley said “...

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20 Apr 2016

NEW school's category!

Every year the Mansfield BID organise the Garden & Craft Festival which is funded by the Trustees for the Allotments for the Labouring Poor. This year we are pleased to have a brand new category open to all primary & junior schools in the area. Schools have been invited to send in a visual entry featuring their children growing plants, flowers or vegetables either at the school or as part of a community activity.   If you know a school that would like to take part please download the details and application form or contact the Mansfield BID and we ...

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14 Apr 2016

Check out the sales!

Check out the sales with many shops selling lots of goodies before the summer stock arrives! Laura Ashley on St. Peter's Retail Park in Mansfield town centre are giving an extra 10% off all sales items of Homeware and Fashion until 24th April. If you're an account card holder you cab earn triple points when you spend £125 or more!!

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11 Apr 2016


Lloyds Bank colleagues from Mansfield will join forces with 3,000 colleagues across the country between 18 – 22 April, to bake the world a better place.   Taking part in Ready Teddy Bake, a bake sale fundraising challenge, colleagues are expected to bake over 5,000 cakes, cup-cakes, pastries and buns to help raise over £100,000 for the bank’s Charity of the Year partnership with BBC Children in Need. The funds will help ensure that children and young people in the UK can have a safe, happy and secure childhood and have the opportunity to reach their potential.   BBC Children in Need ...

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08 Apr 2016

Apprentice Amber gets gold at awards ceremony

Apprentice Amber gets gold at awards ceremony   Fidler & Pepper Solicitors are celebrating after one of the firm’s apprentices took home a top accolade. Amber Keeton, who works in the commercial department, has just won Apprentice of the Year at the North Notts Business Awards. Amber said: ‘It’s great to win an award as an apprentice and it shows just how, with the support of a good employer, apprenticeships can be. “I know that I am learning from the people around me and that I am contributing to the work of the company ...

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16 Mar 2016

Fidler & Pepper Solicitors

Fidler & Pepper Solicitors sees demand for its expertise increase   Law firm Fidler & Pepper Solicitors has announced increases in work for its already-busy commercial property teams and its Wills and probate department. Over the past 12 months, the commercial property team, led by partner Christie Limb, has seen an increase of 24 per cent in terms of matters being handled. The Wills and probate team, led by partner Richard Howard, has seen the workload increase by 34 per cent. This follows news that in December the firm’s conveyancing team recorded its highest number of registrations in a single month ...

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03 Mar 2016

Campaign uncovers care fees confusion

Campaign uncovers care fees confusion   A campaign launched by Fidler & Pepper Solicitors has revealed that more and more people are becoming worried about care fees. Richard Howard, a specialist lawyer at the firm, recently headed up an initiative to make more people aware of the right rules and regulations regarding care fees. There is a set way of working out how much people should contribute to the costs of their care when going into a home.  But Richard had identified a problem though, in that some people were seeking advice from well-intentioned but sometimes incorrect advisors, such ...

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02 Mar 2016

Local bus driver wins car in Four Seasons prize draw

A Shirebrook bus driver said he was ‘over the moon’ this week after winning the 2016 Car of the Year in a prize draw at Four Seasons Shopping Centre.   Marc Tracy, 40, said he couldn’t believe it when his entry was picked out of the prize draw by Miss Mansfield on Monday. “I was in shock when I got the call to say I’d won,” said father-of-three Marc. “I very nearly didn’t answer the phone as I didn’t recognise the number  - but I’m really ...

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