Monthly Archive: August

Have your say on plans for cleaner air

Have your say on plans for cleaner air

People are invited to give their views on Nottingham City Council’s proposals to tackle air pollution. Projects including the retrofitting of buses with clean exhaust technology, requiring every taxi to meet higher emissions standards by 2020, and the council replacing its heavy vehicles – such as bin lorries – with electric vehicles, will all contribute […]

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Riverside Festival returns this weekend

Riverside Festival returns this weekend

Nottingham’s biggest free summer festival will be back on the city’s Victoria Embankment this evening from 6:30pm where thousands of visitors are expected as the Riverside Festival takes place alongside the River Trent. From Friday to Sunday (3-5 August), the festival will offer a wide range of family fun and entertainment with something for every […]

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Council Leader’s marathon-a-day walk for children’s reading charity

Council Leader’s marathon-a-day walk for children’s reading charity

The Leader of Nottingham City Council is to walk the Pennine Way for charity – in just 10 days. It usually takes at least three weeks to complete the famous 267-mile trek from Edale, Derbyshire, to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland. By completing the feat in just 10 days, Councillor Jon Collins will be walking the equivalent of […]

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River Leen improvements

River Leen improvements

Major improvements will soon be underway along the River Leen to improve flood defences, create wildlife habitat and open up a beautiful hidden gem for recreational use. Councillor Dave Liversidge, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport said: “This important green corridor is an underused asset to our city, and funding from the European Regional […]

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New Government funding to benefit councils in the South while Midlands and the North lose out – again

New Government funding to benefit councils in the South while Midlands and the North lose out – again

Better-off councils in the south of England will receive the lion’s share of £153 million of extra Government funding while Nottingham and a number of other councils in the Midlands and North won’t get a penny. The new so-called ‘negative RSG’ funding comes after £300 million of extra ‘transition funding’ announced in 2016 overwhelmingly benefitted […]

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Licensing and deposit problems see Nottingham landlord fined £1,750

Licensing and deposit problems see Nottingham landlord fined £1,750

A Sneinton landlord has been fined £1,750 after a number of issues were raised by his tenant. Shafaqat Ali Sadiq, aged 41, of Vicarage Avenue, Derby, was found guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 July of aggressive practices, failing to protect a tenancy deposit and operating a House of Multiple Occupation without a […]

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Public Ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opens

Public Ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opens

  The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opened today (Wednesday, 1 August) at 10am (BST), when ticket applications were opened to all members of the public, backed by a major marketing and PR campaign, welcomingly called Are you in?. The Public Ballot will be open until 29 August and fans will be able […]

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