Monthly Archive: October

Halt Universal Credit rollout in Nottingham now, says council leader

Halt Universal Credit rollout in Nottingham now, says council leader

The rollout of Universal Credit in Nottingham from tomorrow should be stopped if the Government is planning to make changes to the flawed new benefits system, says the City Council leader. There are reports that the Department for Work and Pensions plans to halt the full rollout of the controversial system which aims to bring […]

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Nottingham Christmas

Nottingham Christmas

Find out more about all Christmas events and book tickets at www.whatsonnottingham.com #NottinghamChristmas Preparations for the festive season are well underway. From markets and merriment to trails and traditions, there’s something for everyone this Nottingham Christmas. From 15 November until 31 December, Old Market Square will once again transform into Nottingham’s very own Winter Wonderland. […]

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Adoption plea to help children in care in Nottingham

Adoption plea to help children in care in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is renewing its appeal for people to give a permanent home to children in care as part of National Adoption Week (15-21 October). Around 80 children in Nottingham are waiting for adoptive families to provide a healthy, stable and nurturing home. In particular, Nottingham is looking for homes for older children and […]

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Nottingham City Trading Standards and Nottinghamshire Police join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Nottingham City Trading Standards and Nottinghamshire Police join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Conmen and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted during a major crackdown as part of Operation Rogue Trader. Officers from Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team led a week of activity to crack down on rogue traders and raise awareness of the dangers linked to hiring cold-callers. As part of the week of action (8-12 October), […]

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Nottingham would be £60m a year better off if Government funding was fair

Nottingham would be £60m a year better off if Government funding was fair

Nottingham City Council would be almost £60m better off a year if it had been given the same treatment as Surrey County Council under the Government’s austerity-driven council cuts. The revelation comes as a Cambridge University study confirms that cities in the most deprived parts of England have suffered the most under the Government’s local […]

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Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

Newstead Abbey will be celebrating Ada Lovelace Day this weekend to promote the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the most famous inhabitant of Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron, and mathematics-loving Annabella Milbanke. She became a mathematician and writer, publishing her notes on ‘Sketch of the Analytical Engine’ […]

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Entries open as ITU World Triathlon Series returns to Great Britain in 2019  

Entries open as ITU World Triathlon Series returns to Great Britain in 2019  

Today (Monday 8 October) the race will be on to secure entry to Great Britain’s two legs of the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series in 2019. The events, taking place in June next year are a tale of two halves; gathering the world’s best triathletes for two unmissable showdowns where crucial series points will be […]

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Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

A phenomenally-talented musical family, a women’s rights campaigner, the man behind the modern Goose Fair and a much–respected education champion have been honoured in the Nottingham Awards 2018. The awards, now in their seventh year, were held at the Council House last night (Thursday) following the historic 724th Goose Fair opening and dinner. They celebrate […]

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