Monthly Archive: February

A magical night to discover your city as It’s In Nottingham Light Night is announced

A magical night to discover your city as It’s In Nottingham Light Night is announced

The eleventh Nottingham Light Night will take place in the city in two week’s time, on the evening of Friday 23 February. Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with ‘It’s in Nottingham’. The event is being supported by community groups and city venues. Nottingham residents are invited to explore their city on a dark […]

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Nottingham celebrates 100 years of votes for women – with a call for everyone to dig out suffragette items from their attics

Nottingham celebrates 100 years of votes for women – with a call for everyone to dig out suffragette items from their attics

Nottingham has marked the centenary of women being given the right to vote on 6 February 1918. The Council House was lit up in purple, white and green – echoing the colours worn by suffragettes to advance their cause, as figures from local women’s organisations involved in Nottingham’s Centenary Cities project met to mark the […]

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Croatian Champ will return to Nottingham to defend her title

Croatian Champ will return to Nottingham to defend her title

– TICKETS ON SALE NOW Reigning Nottingham Open champion Donna Vekic has confirmed she will join British No.1 Johanna Konta at the Nottingham Open this summer. Croatia’s Vekic shocked the World. No.11 Konta in the final last year when she came from a set down to win the grass court event in front of a sell-out crowd at […]

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No Transition Grant but “system still fixed to benefit County Councils” says Deputy Leader

No Transition Grant but “system still fixed to benefit County Councils” says Deputy Leader

Nottingham City Council deputy leader, Councillor Graham Chapman has welcomed news that the government has drawn back from extending the Transition Grant funding scheme for councils despite lobbying on behalf of County Councils. However, despite this, according to Councillor Chapman, the government has still managed to “fix the system” by ensuring the extra money (£231million) […]

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Alex Norris MP praises Nottingham’s Relationship and Sex Education Charter

Alex Norris MP praises Nottingham’s Relationship and Sex Education Charter

Alex Norris, MP for Nottingham North, has praised Nottingham’s Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) Charter in Parliament. Mr Norris spoke in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 February during a debate about statutory personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. In January 2016, Nottingham City Council produced a charter on RSE and called on […]

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Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

The Government would be rewarding incompetence by bringing back the widely-criticised and unfair Transition Grant scheme to “bail out” failing County Councils, says Nottingham’s deputy leader. Two years ago, the Transition Grant scheme was used to hand out an extra £300million in funding – particularly to more affluent councils in the south of the country […]

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NSPCC teams up with Nottingham mental health service to support children and young people

NSPCC teams up with Nottingham mental health service to support children and young people

The NSPCC’s Nottingham Childline service has teamed up with the city council’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in a pioneering new project to help support children and young people with mental health issues. Childline counsellors will provide extra support to young people aged between 11 and 18 after their support work with CAMHS […]

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