MANSFIELD IN THE NEWS: 1857 etc.       
Source: Midland Gazette       

The Midland Gazette, based at Sutton in Ashfield, first emerged in 1846 as a monthly publication. It contained mostly national news, like all papers of the time, and lasted only until 1848. I have given an indication of the Mansfield material it contains in the first few dozen entries below.
Most of this page, however, is dedicated to Mansfield material from the revived, weekly Midland Gazette in 1857. I have not given items in detail, merely indicated the theme to help researchers find their way through the original.
There is also a tiny coda, a few items from the early months of Mansfield's first newspaper, the Reporter, in 1858.