Monthly Archive: April

Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service (NPALS) has taken centre stage in the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, UK & Ireland (IAML) Awards. It has won the Excellence Award for Music Libraries 2019 for its innovative work to provide music and drama groups with an outstanding, cost-effective regional loans service for music […]

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Primary school praised for ‘tireless’ work to drive up standards

Primary school praised for ‘tireless’ work to drive up standards

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it ‘revitalises and improves’ the quality of education for pupils. Ofsted inspectors said the head teacher and senior leadership team at Melbury Primary in Bilborough had worked ‘tirelessly’ and ‘strenuously’ to drive up standards. Following an inspection visit in March, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Fed Cup heroes confirm entry into this year’s Nature Valley Open in Nottingham

Fed Cup heroes confirm entry into this year’s Nature Valley Open in Nottingham

World top 10 player Ashleigh Barty, who led Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 last weekend – including two singles’ victories and the deciding doubles game alongside Sam Stosur – will return to defend her title at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham, an LTA summer grass court event which runs 8-16 […]

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Primary school praised by inspectors for ‘happy pupils’

Primary school praised by inspectors for ‘happy pupils’

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the range of visits and activities it provides to create a happy atmosphere for pupils. An Ofsted inspection said children at Bulwell St Mary’s Primary got on well together and enjoyed taking part in sports, music and residential visits. They have also had the chance to improve […]

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Landmark decision for Nottingham as plans to transform Island Site approved

Landmark decision for Nottingham as plans to transform Island Site approved

Nottingham is on the cusp of creating “possibly the biggest regeneration scheme in the UK” as outline plans to transform the high-profile 40-acre former Boots Island site have been approved today (17 April) by Nottingham City Council’s planning committee. Conygar Investment Company PLC intends to transform the site, which has laid derelict for many years, […]

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