Monthly Archive: January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, is launching his Big Reading Challenge – aiming to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. Running from 28 January to 18 March 2019, Cllr Mellen’s challenge will aim to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the […]

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Nottingham City Council marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Nottingham City Council marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Nottingham’s Council House will host a ceremony of commemoration this weekend for the victims of the Holocaust. The memorial service, organised by Nottingham City Council, One Nottingham and the city’s Inter-Faith Council, will mark National Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (27 January). The theme this year is ‘Torn From Home’. Holocaust Memorial Day is on […]

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Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham could become the first carbon neutral city in the UK after the City Council set itself an ambitious target to achieve this by 2028. The city has already met its Energy Strategy target early – a 26% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 – and reduced emissions by 39% since 2005. Nottingham is […]

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Stonewall names Nottingham City Council one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

Stonewall names Nottingham City Council one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

Nottingham City Council has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. This year’s Top 100 was the largest ever with 445 employers entering, demonstrating their commitment to LGBT workplace inclusion. As part of the Top […]

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Trader spared custodial sentence after admitting possession and supply of illegal tobacco

Trader spared custodial sentence after admitting possession and supply of illegal tobacco

A Nottingham man received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to the sale of fake cigarettes. Farman Fariq Abdulrahman, aged 28, of St Michael’s Avenue, Broxtowe, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on January 16 where he admitted possessing, and offering for sale, counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco products. The offences took place at Krasnal Mini […]

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‘Magnificent Seven’ praise for primary pupils

‘Magnificent Seven’ praise for primary pupils

Primary pupils have been praised for the way they meet their school’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ standards. Ofsted inspectors said children at Rufford Primary and Nursery work hard to be caring, respectful, determined, confident, ambitious, honest and curious. Following an inspection visit, the education watchdog said pupils’ positive attitude to learning and behaviour was a direct result […]

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Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

An innovative data modelling tool to target rogue landlords in Nottingham more effectively has won financial backing from the Government. The new system, which received £43,821 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, aims to make the work to tackle rogue landlords more efficient than the current approach, which is time-consuming and labour-intensive. […]

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Nottingham City Council signs charter to support construction workers

Nottingham City Council signs charter to support construction workers

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has today signed a charter to highlight and protect the rights of construction workers. Councillor Jon Collins signed the Unite Construction Charter on behalf of the authority during a short ceremony at Loxley House this lunchtime (15 January). The agreement commits to working with Unite around council building projects […]

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Primary school praised for progress made by pupils

Primary school praised for progress made by pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the improvements its pupils make in maths and English. Ofsted inspectors said Dunkirk Primary and Nursery has many children who do not have English as a first language but are able to make good progress in school. Following an inspection visit in December, the education watchdog highlighted […]

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