Monthly Archive: January

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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Last chance to apply for primary places starting in September in Nottingham schools

Last chance to apply for primary places starting in September in Nottingham schools

Parents and carers of children in Nottingham city who are due to start primary school in September 2019 have just one week left to apply for their child’s place. Anyone with children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 must fill in an application form to apply for a school place before Tuesday […]

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Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham City Council has secured over £5million through the European Regional Development Fund (2014-20) to roll out its Energiesprong, ultra-low energy homes pilot, which will include improvements to over 150 Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) properties. The scheme will tackle some of NCH’s older housing stock that is hard to heat, lifting residents out of fuel […]

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Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground Awarded Centenary Field Status

Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground Awarded Centenary Field Status

Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground is to be designated a Centenary Field commemorating those lost in World War One. The new status is to be marked by planting three native Oak trees on the site. Local ward councillors Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, Cllr Cheryl Barnard and Cllr Nick McDonald, along with representatives from The Royal British Legion […]

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