Monthly Archive: September

Nottingham to celebrate Britain’s first black magistrate with plaque unveiling

Nottingham to celebrate Britain’s first black magistrate with plaque unveiling

Eric Irons OBE, Britain’s first black magistrate and well-known campaigner for social justice and worker’s rights in Nottingham’s black community, was honoured with a plaque unveiling on 1 October at the National Justice Museum. On what was the first day of Black History month, Eric Irons’ family held a celebration of his life and achievements […]

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Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Work started this week on improvements to Tottle Brook in Highfields Park that will create new wildlife habitats. Funded by a £50,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Nottingham City Council, the work involves re-naturalising the river channel that runs through the park. This will create an enhanced environment for wildlife, improved biodiversity […]

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Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Three tattoo and make-up studios in Nottingham have achieved the top five-star rating in a countywide project to promote hygiene standards. The Hygiene Accreditation Scheme was set up by eight local authorities across Nottinghamshire in 2018. It is voluntary membership scheme to improve and maintain the highest hygiene and safety standards for premises offering tattoos, […]

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Culture Board ready to shine a light on Nottingham’s unique offer

Culture Board ready to shine a light on Nottingham’s unique offer

A unique partnership to use culture to help drive the future prosperity of Nottingham is set to be launched.  The Nottingham Culture Board will go live in the next fortnight and has come about thanks to £30,000 funding secured from Arts Council England. This has been matched by additional contributions from the city’s key cultural […]

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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £6,000 for failing to licence a property which had nine people living inside it. Sanaur Rahman, aged 48, of Beauvale Road in The Meadows, was sentenced on Monday (9 September) after previously admitting the offence under the Housing Act 2004 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. He has been fined £6,000 […]

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