Monthly Archive: March

National Ice Centre officially launches new speed skating programme

National Ice Centre officially launches new speed skating programme

The National Ice Centre (NIC) and British Ice Skating (BIS) have officially launched their new Speed Skating Performance Programme, after receiving the green light for funding from Sport England.  Following the programme’s soft launch in October of last year, it will officially kickstart this April to support the future Olympic success of the Great Britain […]

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City Council responds to online petition about the Marcus Garvey Centre

City Council responds to online petition about the Marcus Garvey Centre

Nottingham City Council has reiterated its position that it is not seeking to close the Marcus Garvey Centre. An online petition calling on the authority to ‘reverse its decision’ to close the building in Lenton has been signed by close to 3,000 people. The building itself is operated by an independent management committee, which makes […]

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Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a redeveloped library in Sherwood at no cost to local council taxpayers are taking shape. The site on Spondon Street off Mansfield Road in the heart of Sherwood is owned by the City Council, and includes former social services offices, public toilets, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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Nottingham in top ten for acting against revenge evictions

Nottingham in top ten for acting against revenge evictions

Private renters in Nottingham are among the best protected from so-called revenge evictions, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Nottingham City Council is among the top ten councils for taking formal action and offering tenants protection from landlords who evict tenants after they raise a complaint. The council is making use of a […]

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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for making ‘significant improvements’. Dovecote Primary was twice rated as requiring improvement when visited by Ofsted inspectors in 2014 and 2016. But the education watchdog has found positive changes have been made across the board – with children now making strong progress in their lessons. Inspectors have now […]

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Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham City Council is to seek an architect and led design team with specialist experience of designing public libraries for its proposed new Central Library in the Broadmarsh area. This announcement to recruit specialist designers for the new Central Library follow on from a series of major milestones for the Broadmarsh area in 2019. Work […]

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