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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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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Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Four local heroes who have helped the homeless, parents and children in disadvantaged communities, disaffected young people and children with disabilities, have been honoured in the Nottingham Awards 2019. The awards, now in their eighth year, were held at the Council House last night (Thursday) following the historic 725th Goose Fair opening and dinner. They […]

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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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Fines for poor parking outside schools

Fines for poor parking outside schools

The end of the summer holidays and start of the new school year spells dread for some. No, not schoolchildren or even the teachers – but residents living near some schools. Streets around schools can often become clogged with cars as parents drop off their children, causing safety concerns and problems for local residents. The […]

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Government U-turn on HS2 would be huge betrayal – Leader

Government U-turn on HS2 would be huge betrayal – Leader

Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “I can understand the need to scutinise projects funded by the public purse, but it’s disappointing to see the case for phase 2b questioned in the scope of this review. Especially while controversial projects further south, such as Crossrail – already well over budget, severely delayed, and […]

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Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Three more Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 68 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental […]

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Nottingham hosts national planning conference as city’s growth accelerates

Nottingham hosts national planning conference as city’s growth accelerates

Planning officers from around the country are converging on Nottingham this week and will hear how the current explosion of development in the city is being managed. Nottingham is hosting the annual conference of the Planning Officers Society at a time when billions of pounds of development is underway in the city. It also coincides […]

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Rochelle Simpson is crowned Nottingham Young Creative Of The Year with emotional film about knife crime

Rochelle Simpson is crowned Nottingham Young Creative Of The Year with emotional film about knife crime

The Nottingham Young Creative Awards enjoyed another sell-out evening of performances and awards at the Nottingham Playhouse with 17 year old Rochelle Simpson winning the top award for her short film Catch 22. Rochelle’s film is a dramatised film about a knife murder in Nottingham. Rochelle was presented with the award by Nottingham actor Harry […]

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