Monthly Archive: February

Jobs boost as Nottingham forecast to have one of the UK’s fastest growing economies

Jobs boost as Nottingham forecast to have one of the UK’s fastest growing economies

Nottingham is expected to have one of the fastest growing city economies in the UK over the next three years, according to a major new report. The Regional Economic Forecast published by financial services company EY predicts that Nottingham’s economy will expand by 2.1 per cent per year between 2020 and 2023, putting it alongside […]

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Public transport helps ease traffic disruption – and City Council asks Highways England to do more

Public transport helps ease traffic disruption – and City Council asks Highways England to do more

The closure of the A52 at Clifton Bridge for Highways England work is funnelling an extra 15,000 southbound vehicles a day over Nottingham’s remaining two bridges, latest figures show. The incident has also led to a rise in the number of people opting to use the tram – with a 21% increase in journeys from […]

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Conman builder given suspended prison sentence for fraud

Conman builder given suspended prison sentence for fraud

A criminal builder who conned a Bilborough resident out of nearly £6,000 has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Jason Clarke, pictured, plead guilty to fraud when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and was also ordered to repay the outstanding amount owed to the victim of £4,796.55. The householder had arranged for […]

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Trent Bridge essential maintenance work starts next week – overnight lane closures only

Trent Bridge essential maintenance work starts next week – overnight lane closures only

Maintenance work is due to get underway on another of Nottingham’s bridges – but the good news is that it’s not expected to have any significant effect on traffic. Nottingham’s iconic Trent Bridge will undergo full maintenance painting this spring and summer, starting on Monday 2nd March. Motorists affected by Highways England’s emergency maintenance works […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Councillor praises emergency response to incident at city tower block

Councillor praises emergency response to incident at city tower block

A Nottingham City councillor has thanked emergency services for their reaction to an incident earlier today in Sneinton. Police were called to Manvers Court, in Manvers Street, this morning after reports of a suspicious package on the ground. The Nottingham City Homes-managed block was temporarily evacuated while a controlled explosion was carried out. The package […]

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Almost three weeks of entertainment in Old Market Square as the Magnificent Spiegeltent returns

Almost three weeks of entertainment in Old Market Square as the Magnificent Spiegeltent returns

The hugely popular Spiegeltent will be returning to the city this April with the opening few days being announced and going on sale from Friday 21 February 2020. The attraction, which has been visiting the city since 2015, will be staged in Old Market Square between Wednesday 29 April and Sunday 17 May 2020. 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 at two shisha bars in Germany. Councillor David Mellen said: “My thoughts are with the friends and families of these victims, whose lives have been taken in a senseless act of violence. It seems clear the motivation was extremist Far-Right views, which is something we […]

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