Monthly Archive: October

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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City announces biggest-ever Christmas events attractions

City announces biggest-ever Christmas events attractions

Nottingham City Council is proud to announce this year’s city centre Christmas attractions will be the largest ever staged, helping to maintain the accolade of being one of the top UK Christmas destinations as well as one of the best Christmas market trips in Europe (European Best destinations 2019). Winter Wonderland will open in the […]

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Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

This year’s Robin Hood Pageant, which was scheduled to take place this weekend (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October), has been postponed until Spring 2020 due to poor ground conditions following the unseasonably wet autumn weather. High rainfall in previous weeks has left the ground waterlogged and with further rain forecast over the next few […]

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Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

A new campaign to recruit adopters will focus on sibling groups, older children, children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and children with complex health and disability needs. Every year the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will seek families for approximately 160 children, with many falling into these priority groups. The […]

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Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned yesterday’s attack near a synagogue in Germany and expressed his sympathy and support for Nottingham’s Jewish community. Cllr David Mellen said: “The awful attack in Halle tragically left two people dead. It seems clear it was motivated by anti-Semitic views, which is something we wholeheartedly condemn. Nottingham, […]

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New Nottingham Science Park building to be named after British pioneer

New Nottingham Science Park building to be named after British pioneer

The new building under construction at Nottingham Science Park will be named the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson building when it is opened in early 2020. The striking new building will provide 22,700 sq. ft. of Grade A office space for businesses looking for research and development facilities near like-minded organisations, creating a more effective hub of […]

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Biggest Beer Festival with world’s largest beer selection set to start Wednesday

Biggest Beer Festival with world’s largest beer selection set to start Wednesday

The extravaganza of real ale, cider and perry that is the annual Nottingham Beer and Cider Festival returns to the city tomorrow. This will be the second year at the new venue of the Motorpoint Arena while Nottingham Castle is under transformation. The festival promises the widest possible selection of beers from all over the […]

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City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

The Nottingham City area has seen significant success in reducing knife crime, with a large decrease of 18.9% in the last year, according to latest police figures. The reduction is part of an 8.7% overall across Nottinghamshire in the last year, following ongoing activity between partner organisations including the City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, voluntary organisations […]

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