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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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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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Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Cllr David Mellen launches the City Council campaign to offer money advice and support A new campaign is advising people on how to get help and advice on debt and money matters. Launched by Nottingham City Council, the campaign is signposting people to a dedicated website www.asklion.co.uk/money as well as specialist advice and support services […]

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New agency will speed up adoption for children in care

New agency will speed up adoption for children in care

A new adoption agency will offer children in care the stability and security they need to achieve their potential. The launch of the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will transform the lives of children and their adoptive families. Every year the RAA will be looking for families for approximately 160 children. […]

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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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Making exercise more inclusive

Making exercise more inclusive

Nottingham City Council has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing the number of people with disabilities taking part in sport and leisure activities. The council aims for Nottingham to become the fastest growing city for disability sports participation, and the new It’s for me campaign will raise awareness of leisure activities available to people […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, is launching his Big Reading Challenge – aiming to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. Running from 28 January to 18 March 2019, Cllr Mellen’s challenge will aim to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the […]

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