Battle lines have been drawn and wannabe politicians are hitting the streets in the countdown to what is sure to be a hotly-contested mayoral election. The make-up of Mansfield District Council could drastically change when the full council goes to the polls, with 36 positions for councillors and the mayor set to be decided by the electorate. Unlike other areas, Mansfield and District also has a directly elected executive mayor, with mayor Kate Allsop’s four-year term coming to an end. Mansfield District Council has been controlled by the Mansfield Independent Forum since May 2002. The forum has 16 sitting councillors and the mayor, while Labour has 17, the Conservatives have one, and there are two Mansfield South Independents councillors.Each council ward is under the First Past The Post voting system, while the Mayor is elected under the Second Ballot system, where the voter decides their first and second choice. In the election on May 2, five candidates will bid to … [Read more...] about Who is in the running to be Mansfield’s next mayor?
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A HEARTBROKEN woman has revealed how she was scammed out of £75K after falling in love with a man online. Jordan Alexander, 51, who lives in New Zealand, thought she had fallen for a railway engineer named James Norman - but it turns out the "millionaire businessman" was a fraudster. The mum-of-two first started chatting to James online and following a six-month whirlwind romance, travelled to Hawaii to meet him for the first time. Much to Jordan's horror, upon arrival in Hawaii she soon realised she had been scammed into handing over £75,000. James, 50, had built up Jordan's trust for months - even giving the mum access to his bank accounts containing "millions of dollars" - before asking to borrow money to buy "railway supplies from China". It was only when sitting alone in a hotel room did Jordan realise she had been tricked by a man she had never met. The pair first matched online just one day after Jordan had set up her online dating profile. They hit it off straight … [Read more...] about Fake ‘millionaire’ online lover who I never met scammed me out of £75k in just six months