Mansfield 103.2 FM
Mansfield 103.2 FM is an Independent Local Radio station in Mansfield, serving the areas of Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire and nearby Bolsover in Derbyshire. It was launched in 1999 after winning a licence to broadcast from the Radio Authority in 1998. Based at the Brunts Business Centre, near the centre of Mansfield, it uses a shared transmitter mast sited at Fishpond Hill, on the outskirts of Mansfield near to Skegby. Mansfield 103.2's Managing Director is Tony Delahunty and the Managing Editor is Ian Watkins. The station is Mansfield's only local radio station and is one of the town's major sources of news and sports coverage. Schedules include news on the hour, a breakfast show, a 10am to 1pm slot, an afternoon show. Mansfield 103.2 has a dedicated news and sport team based at Samuel Brunts Way, staffed by the managing editor and broadcast journalists. Each Saturday in the football season there are regular updates on local games in the area including Mansfield Town, Chesterfield F.
C. Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, South Normanton Athletic F. C. Glapwell F. C. Shirebrook Town F. C. and Sutton Town F. C.. Mansfield 103.2 has an outside broadcast unit named Fix Auto Street Crusader. The vehicle is manned by the commercial producer and engineer, with an outside broadcast team, is used for visits to local charities, public events, openings and services. Mansfield 103.2 have a dedicated team of advertising executives led by a sales consultant. On 28 July 2008 during the breakfast show, a newsreader was alone in the studio preparing for the 8 am news. At 8:00 just after the news jingle was played, a voice was heard on air whispering "time"; the newsreader had heard the voice through his headset and had prevented him from starting the bulletin. Nobody else was in the studio at the time.'Most Haunted presenter Richard Felix appeared on the show the following day to discuss the incident: "It sounds like a man's voice - like an old Head Master that may have been here - I mean this is a former school, here since the 1890s so we've had a lot of emotion here."
In July 2010, Mansfield 103.2 revived a 70-year-old Mansfield Tradition of a Gooseberry Pork Pie. Years ago in Mansfield, the town would celebrate with a giant Pork Pie filled with Gooseberrys; the pie wasn't made since the end of the second world war, but in July 2010 The Breakfast Show brought back the tradition, by creating a batch of small gooseberry filled pies with the help of local butchers. That Friday Feeling Mansfield Town FC Rajar Listening Figures, Retrieved 2014-02-03 Audio of the'ghost' incident. Radio Today
Sainsbury's is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 16.9% share of the supermarket sector. Founded in 1869, by John James Sainsbury with a shop in Drury Lane, the company became the largest retailer of groceries in 1922, was an early adopter of self-service retailing in the United Kingdom, had its heyday during the 1980s. In 1995, Tesco overtook Sainsbury's to become the market leader, Asda became the second largest in 2003, demoting Sainsbury's to third place for most of the subsequent period until January 2014, when Sainsbury's regained second place. In April 2019, whilst awaiting to merge with rival Asda, Sainsbury's were again demoted into third place as their rival placed second; the holding company, J Sainsbury plc, is split into three divisions: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, Sainsbury's Bank and Sainsbury's Argos. The group's head office is in Sainsbury's Support Centre in City of London; as of February 2018, the largest overall shareholder is the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, the Qatar Investment Authority, which holds 21.99% of the company.
It is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Sainsbury's was established as a partnership in 1869, when John James Sainsbury and his wife Mary Ann opened a shop at 173 Drury Lane in Holborn, London. Sainsbury started as a retailer of fresh foods and expanded into packaged groceries such as tea and sugar, his trading philosophy, as stated on a sign outside his first shop in Islington, was: "Quality perfect, prices lower". Shops started to look similar, so in order that people could recognise them throughout London, a high cast-iron'J. SAINSBURY' sign featured on every shop so their shops could be seen from a distance, round-the-back deliveries started to add extra convenience and not upset rivals due to Sainsbury's popularity. In 1922, J Sainsbury was incorporated as a private company, as'J. Sainsbury Limited', when it became the United Kingdom's largest retailer of groceries. By this time each shop had the following departments: dairy and hams, poultry and game, cooked meats, fresh meats. Groceries were introduced in 1903, when John James purchased a grocer's branch at 12 Kingsland High Street, Dalston.
Home delivery featured in every shop. Sites were chosen, with a central position in a parade selected in preference to a corner shop; this allowed a larger display of products, which could be kept cooler in summer, important as there was no refrigeration. By the time John James Sainsbury died in 1928, there were over 128 shops, his last words were said to be:'Keep the shops well lit'. He was replaced by his eldest son, John Benjamin Sainsbury, who had gone into partnership with his father in 1915. During the 1930s and 1940s, with the company now run by John Benjamin Sainsbury, the company continued to refine its product offerings and maintain its leadership in terms of shop design and cleanliness; the company acquired the Midlands-based Thoroughgood chain in 1936. The founder's grandsons Alan Sainsbury and Sir Robert Sainsbury became joint managing directors in 1938, after their father, John Benjamin Sainsbury, had a minor heart attack. Following the outbreak of World War II, many of the men who worked for Sainsbury's were called to perform National Service and were replaced by women.
The Second World War was a difficult time for Sainsbury's, as most of its shops were trading in the London area and were bombed or damaged. Turnover fell to half the prewar level. Food was rationed, one particular shop in East Grinstead was so badly damaged on Friday 9 July 1943 that it had to move to the local church, while a new one was built; this shop was not completed until 1951. In 1956, Alan Sainsbury became chairman after the death of John Benjamin Sainsbury. During the 1950s and 1960s, Sainsbury's was a keen early adopter of self-service supermarkets in the United Kingdom. On a trip to the United States of America, Alan Sainsbury realised the benefits of self-service shops and believed the future of Sainsbury's was self-service supermarkets of 10,000 sq ft, with the added bonus of a car park for extra convenience; the first self-service branch opened in Croydon in 1950. Sainsbury's was a pioneer in the development of own-brand goods, it expanded more cautiously than did Tesco, shunning acquisitions, it never offered trading stamps.
Until the company went public on 12 July 1973, as J Sainsbury plc, the company was wholly owned by the Sainsbury family. It was at the time the largest flotation on the London Stock Exchange. A million shares were set aside for staff, which led to many staff members buying shares that shot up in value. Within one minute the list of applications was closed: £495 million had been offered for £14.5 million available shares. The Sainsbury family at the time retained 85% of the firm's shares. Most of the senior positions were held by family members. John Davan Sainsbury, a member of the fourth generation of the founding family, took over the chairmanship from his uncle Sir Robert Sainsbury in 1969, chairman for two years from 1967 following Alan Sainsbury's retirement. Sainsbury's started to replace its 10,000 sq ft High Street shops with self-service supermarkets above 20,000 sq ft, which were either in out of town locations or in regenerated town centres
Blackwell is a village in Derbyshire, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 4,389, it is one of the four villages that make up the civil parish of Blackwell within the District of Bolsover - the other villages being Hilcote and Westhouses. The Parish Council meets monthly. A brief history of the Parish of Blackwell was published in 1994, it is 3½ miles north-east of Alfreton. William Foulke the Sheffield United, Bradford City and England goalkeeper was born and lived in Blackwell before moving to Sheffield to sign for Sheffield United. Another native of Blackwell was Percy Toplis – The Monocled Mutineer – who went on to become a mutineer and conman during and after World War I. Toplis, while wanted for murdering a taxi driver, was shot and killed by police officers on the Scottish Borders. A television series based on the life of the Monocled Mutineer was written by Alan Bleasdale in 1986 and broadcast on the BBC. In 1910 the highest ninth-wicket partnership in first-class cricket was scored by John Chapman and Arnold Warren batting for Derbyshire against Warwickshire.
Still unsurpassed over a hundred years the record stand of 283 was made in three hours. At that time Blackwell Miners Welfare possessed a first-class playing surface and was one of the grounds sometimes used by Derbyshire CCC for County Championship fixtures; the ground still exists today, is little changed from how it was in 1910, but it is now only used for cricket at a local level, for football. The main industry of Blackwell was coal mining. On 11 November 1895, seven men were killed in an underground explosion at the colliery; the mine was closed in 1969 since. Blackwell has two churches: St Werburgh's Parish Blackwell Methodist Church. Blackwell forms part of the Bolsover parliamentary constituency. Media related to Blackwell, Bolsover at Wikimedia Commons Parish Council Website
Mansfield Town F.C.
Mansfield Town Football Club is a professional football club based in the town of Mansfield, England. The team compete in the fourth tier of the English football league system. Nicknamed ` The Stags', they play in a royal amber kit. Since 1919, Mansfield have played at Field Mill, now an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 9,186, their main rivals are Notts County. The club was formed in 1897 as Mansfield Wesleyans and entered the Mansfield & District Amateur League in 1902, before changing its name to Mansfield Wesley and joining the Notts & District League in 1906, they finally became Mansfield Town in 1910, moved from the Notts & Derbyshire League to the Central Alliance the following year. Crowned Alliance champions in 1919–20, they joined the Midland League in 1921 and would win this league on three occasions – 1923–24, 1924–25 and 1928–29 – before they were admitted into the Football League in 1931, they were relegated out of the Third Division in 1960, but won promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1962–63, remaining in the third tier for nine seasons until their relegation in 1972.
They reached the Second Division for the first time after winning the Fourth Division title in 1974–75 and the Third Division title in 1976–77, only to suffer two relegations in three seasons. Promoted out of the Fourth Division under the stewardship of Ian Greaves in 1985–86, they went on to win the Football League Trophy in 1986–87. Mansfield were however relegated in 1991 and promoted again in 1991–92, only to suffer an immediate relegation the following season, they won promotion once again in 2001–02, but were relegated to League Two in 2003 and lost their Football League status with a further relegation in 2008. They spent four seasons in the Conference until they were promoted back into the Football League after winning the Conference in 2012–13 following investment from new club owner John Radford. Mansfield Town was formed under the name of Mansfield Wesleyans in 1897, the name of the club coming from the local Wesleyan church; the club played friendlies up until the 1902–03 season, when it joined the Mansfield and District Amateur League.
When the league dropped its amateur tag in 1906, the church abandoned the club, which changed its name to Mansfield Wesley and moved into the Notts and District League. In the summer of 1910, despite having lost the previous season to Mansfield Mechanics in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, the team changed its name to Mansfield Town. In the following years, Mansfield Town swapped between the Notts and District League, Central Alliance League and Notts and Derbyshire League, before World War I brought a halt to proceedings. After the war, Mansfield became occupants of the Field Mill ground, after Mansfield Mechanics failed to pay their rent. In 1921, the club was admitted into the Midland Counties League, celebrated by reaching the 6th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup twice in a row; the club won the league in 1923–24 and was the runner-up the following season, but on both occasions failed to win election to the Football League. In 1928–29, Mansfield won the Midland League again, but more famously reached the Fourth Round Proper of the FA Cup, losing 2–0 to First Division Arsenal, after a cup run which saw them beat Second Division Wolverhampton Wanderers.
However, York City beat the Stags in elections for a League place. In 1931, Mansfield were elected to the Southern Section of the Third Division. However, the club struggled to adapt to League surroundings and were in the lower reaches of the table. One of few highlights in the years before the Second World War was Ted Harston, who scored 55 goals in one season before transferring to Liverpool. After the war, Mansfield started to see some progress. Lucky to escape the need for re-election when it was decided that no club would be relegated after the 1946–47 season, the Stags started to move up the table. In 1950–51, Mansfield reached the Fifth Round of the FA Cup and became the first Football League team to complete a 23–game home schedule unbeaten, although missed out on the only Third Division promotion spot. In 1959–60 the club was relegated to the created Fourth Division, before gaining promotion back to the Third Division in 1962–63; this promotion was tainted by life-time suspensions handed out to players Brian Phillips and Sammy Chapman for bribing opponents, including players of Hartlepools United in a vital match which Mansfield won 4–3.
Two seasons the club again narrowly missed out on promotion to the Second Division. The season after avoiding relegation due to a points deduction for Peterborough United, Mansfield made another headline-grabbing cup run. Mansfield beat First Division West Ham United 3–0 in the Fifth Round of the 1968–69 FA Cup, before narrowly losing to Leicester City in the Quarter Finals. In 1971–72 Mansfield were relegated, again, to the Fourth Division. By 1976–77, the club was back in the Third Division, despite the distraction of a 5–2 FA Cup defeat to Matlock Town, beat Wrexham to the Third Division title; the club went straight back down, only a good run of form at the end of the 1978–79 season saved Mansfield from a double relegation. Mansfield won the Football League Trophy in front of 58,000 fans in May 1987, beating Bristol City on penalties after a 1–1 draw. However, the years that followed were inconsistent, with Mansfield becoming a "yo-yo" team between the Third and Fourth Divisions, it was at this time that controversial owner Keith Haslam bought the club.
In 2001–02, Mansfield were again promoted to the third tier of English football, beating Carlisle on the final day of the season to take third place from Cheltenham Town, who lost at Plymouth. A poor season in Division Two did not
Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent; the districts of Nottinghamshire are Ashfield, Broxtowe, Mansfield and Sherwood, Rushcliffe. The City of Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire between 1974 and 1988, but is now a unitary authority, remaining part of Nottinghamshire for ceremonial purposes. In 2017, the county was estimated to have a population of 785,800. Over half of the population of the county live in the Greater Nottingham conurbation; the conurbation has a population of about 650,000, though less than half live within the city boundaries. Nottinghamshire lies on the Roman Fosse Way, there are Roman settlements in the county; the county was settled by Angles around the 5th century, became part of the Kingdom, Earldom, of Mercia.
However, there is evidence of Saxon settlement at the Broxtowe Estate, near Nottingham, Tuxford, east of Sherwood Forest. The name first occurs in 1016, but until 1568, the county was administratively united with Derbyshire, under a single Sheriff. In Norman times, the county developed woollen industries. During the industrial revolution, the county held much needed minerals such as coal and iron ore, had constructed some of the first experimental waggonways in the world. In the 18th and 19th centuries, mechanised deeper collieries opened, mining became an important economic sector, though these declined after the 1984–85 miners' strike; until 1610, Nottinghamshire was divided into eight Wapentakes. Sometime between 1610 and 1719, they were reduced to six – Newark, Thurgarton, Rushcliffe and Bingham, some of these names still being used for the modern districts. Oswaldbeck was absorbed in Bassetlaw, of which it forms the North Clay division, Lythe in Thurgarton. Nottinghamshire is famous for its involvement with the legend of Robin Hood.
This is the reason for the numbers of tourists who visit places like Sherwood Forest, City of Nottingham, the surrounding villages in Sherwood Forest. To reinforce the Robin Hood connection, the University of Nottingham in 2010 has begun the Nottingham Caves Survey, with the goal "to increase the tourist potential of these sites"; the project "will use a 3D laser scanner to produce a three dimensional record of more than 450 sandstone caves around Nottingham". Nottinghamshire was mapped first by Christopher Saxton in 1576; the map was the earliest printed map at a sufficiently useful scale to provide basic information on village layout, the existence of landscape features such as roads, tollbars and mills. Nottinghamshire, like Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, sits on extensive coal measures, up to 900 metres thick, occurring in the north of the county. There is an oilfield near Eakring; these are overlaid by sandstones and limestones in the west, clay in the east. The north of the county is part of the Humberhead Levels lacustrine plain.
The centre and south west of the county, around Sherwood Forest, features undulating hills with ancient oak woodland. Principal rivers are the Trent, Idle and Soar; the Trent, fed by the Soar and Idle, composed of many streams from Sherwood Forest, run through wide and flat valleys, merging at Misterton. A point just north of Newtonwood Lane, on the boundary with Derbyshire is the highest point in Nottinghamshire; the lowest is Peat Carr, east of Blaxton, at sea level. Nottinghamshire is sheltered by the Pennines to the west, so receives low rainfall at 641 to 740 millimetres annually; the average temperature of the county is 8.8–10.1 degrees Celsius. The county receives between 1470 hours of sunshine per year. Nottinghamshire contains one green belt area, first drawn up from the 1950s. Encircling the Nottingham conurbation, it stretches for several miles into the surrounding districts, extends into Derbyshire. Nottinghamshire is represented by eleven members of parliament. Kenneth Clarke of Rushcliffe is a former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord High Chancellor.
Following the 2017 County Council elections, the County Council is controlled by a coalition of Conservatives and Mansfield Independent Forum, having taken control from the Labour administration. The seats held are 31 Conservatives, 23 Labour, 11 Independents, 1 Liberal Democrat. In the previous 2013 election, the County Council was Labour controlled, a gain from the Conservatives. Local government is devolved to seven local district councils. Ashfield, Bassetlaw and Mansfield
Jacksons Stores Ltd, named after the founder William Jackson, was a British chain of 114 convenience shops in Yorkshire and the North Midlands, founded in 1891 by the Hull-based William Jackson & Sons Ltd and sold to Sainsbury's in 2004, an acquisition which doubled that company's share of the convenience shop market. After the takeover by Sainsbury's, many Jacksons Stores were refurbished to trade under the Sainsbury's at Jacksons brand; this brand was phased out and replaced with the Sainsbury's Local brand by March 2008. Shortly before the Sainsbury's acquisition the chain was voted Britain's best independent retail chain. Sainsbury's acquisition of Jacksons Stores was part of the wider controversy of the major supermarkets move into the convenience sector; the deal was not subject to a competition inquiry due to the precedent of Tesco's T&S Stores acquisition. Sainsbury's Bells Stores Sainsbury's - Company website. J Sainsbury plc: Our businesses
Mansfield is a market town in Nottinghamshire, the main town in the District of Mansfield and Mansfield Urban Area. Nestling in the Maun Valley surrounded by hills, it lies 12 miles north of Nottingham in a urban district, most of whose 106,556 population live in Mansfield, with Market Warsop a secondary centre, it is adjacent to the urban area of Sutton-in-Ashfield. Mansfield is the only major sub-regional centre in the county, covering an area of 30 square miles, it is the county's one local authority area directly to elect its Mayor. The district has been influenced by its industrial past of coal mining and textiles, which thrived into the 1990s. Today's Mansfield has 20.2 per cent of its working-age population seeking key out-of-work benefits. The population has fallen over the last century along with this industrial base, despite some diversification. Settlement in the Mansfield area is known to date back to Roman times, with a villa discovered in 1787 by a Major Rooke between Mansfield Woodhouse and Pleasley and a cache of denarii coins found near King's Mill in 1849.
After the end of Roman occupation, the early English royalty are said to have stayed there, with the Mercian Kings having used it as a base for hunting in the nearby Sherwood Forest. The Domesday Book compiled in 1086 has the settlement recorded as Mammesfeld whereas in market-petition documents of 1227 the spelling had changed to Maunnesfeld. By the time King Richard II signed a warrant in November 1377 granting the right for tenants to hold a four-day fair every year, the spelling had changed again to Mannesfeld. There are remains of the 12th-century King John's Palace, in Clipstone, between Mansfield and Edwinstowe, in an area, a retreat for royal families and dignitaries in the 14th and 15th centuries, for its location in Sherwood Forest and famed fresh air and exclusiveness. Access to the town was via a small horse-drawn carriageway from the city of Nottingham, was en route to Sheffield. On West Gate within the town centre, a commemorative wall plaque marks the point, thought to be the centre of Sherwood Forest 2013.
A tree has been planted nearby. Access to the town between the 16th and 17th centuries was via several stable yards; the Harte, the Swan, the Talbot, the White Bear, the Ram and the White Lion were known to date from medieval times. Several timber-framed cruck buildings were demolished in 1929 and another in 1973, documented by a local historical society during its demolition and was dated at around 1400 or earlier. Other Tudor houses in Stockwell Gate, Bridge Street and Lime Tree Place were demolished to make way for developments before they could be viewed for being listed properties; the majority of buildings remaining are from the 17th century onwards. Like most of the UK, Mansfield experiences a Temperate oceanic climate; this brings in a narrow temperature range, an spread of rainfall, low levels of sunshine, breezy conditions throughout the year. The closest weather station to Mansfield for which records are available is the Warsop, located in Meden Vale, about seven miles to the north.
The absolute maximum temperature record for the area stands at 34.6 °C, recorded in August 1990. In a typical year the warmest day should reach 28.9 °C, 12.72 days should reach 25.1 °C or higher. The absolute minimum temperature record for the area is −19.1 °C, recorded during January 1987. Rainfall averages 634mm annually, with 113 days reporting in excess of 1 mm of rain. All averages refer to the observation period 1971–2000. Mansfield has a large market square with surrounding commercial and retail centre including a museum, the Palace Theatre and numerous restaurants, fast-food outlets, pubs and night clubs. On 6 April 2010 a town-centre Business Improvement District was established with offices based in the old Town Hall in the Market Place, financed by a 2 per cent additional levy on the rateable value of nearby businesses; the Mansfield BID operates to a five-year business plan with a rolling yearly operational plan. Before the end of its tenure in 2015, over 560 shops and other town centre businesses were canvassed in late 2014 to vote on the first continuation period, dubbed a BID Ballot.
Mansfield District Council as an electoral services provider contracted out this procedure at a projected cost to council tax payers of £8,000. A 55 per cent turnout participated in the ballot with 77 per cent vote to continue the BID for a further five years; the BID provides additional services and delivery of projects to enhance the town centre as a shopping destination, including enabling events to attract visitors and raise awareness, additional security for the town centre including management of persistent offender banning orders and improvement of shop frontages. Records show the first yearly income to have been £294,697, with an operating surplus of £151,610 over expenses. One of BID's achievements during 2012 to 2013 was a crowd-funded town centre Wi-Fi internet installation costing £37,000 and completed by June 2013, using an extensive network of AP nodes requiring potential users to register before free use is enabled, with a dedicated optional BID local information "App" for Android and iPhone available for download.
The intention was to encourage shoppers and visitors alike to linger in the town centre for longer than to offer internet access to small businesses, to provide market traders with a means of accepting non-cash payme