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National praise for Nottingham City Council services and projects

National praise for Nottingham City Council services and projects

Nottingham City Council has been honoured with 3 prestigious national awards for its innovative work to drive up standards. Frontline services, business support and a campaign to improve school attendance were all praised at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 18 June. The awards were for: Best Council Service Team […]

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Ellis Guilford staff and pupils celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted

Ellis Guilford staff and pupils celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted

Strong leadership has been praised for turning around Ellis Guilford School and Sports College which had serious weaknesses two years ago. Standards of teaching, behaviour, achievement and attendance are now all rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Inspectors said the Head Teacher and governors at the secondary school in Bar Lane, Basford, had overseen huge changes. […]

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Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Nottingham City joins forces with Dolly Parton to promote free books to children

Country music superstar Dolly Parton has said ‘Ay up mi duck’ to Nottingham people, and asked them to support a scheme to give free books to children from birth until their fifth birthday. In a special video message to Nottingham, Dolly had a go at the city’s famous style of welcome – before urging everyone […]

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Thousands to enjoy free, fun activities this summer as Parklives comes to Nottingham

Thousands to enjoy free, fun activities this summer as Parklives comes to Nottingham

Nottingham’s parks will host hundreds of fun and free activity sessions this year as part of a scheme to get city residents up and active in their community parks and green spaces. Nottingham City Council has teamed up with Coca-Cola Great Britain to bring ParkLives – a programme of free and fun activities delivered in […]

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The 7th Annual Nottingham Young Creative Awards

The 7th Annual Nottingham Young Creative Awards

The best of Nottingham’s young creative talent will be on show at Nottingham Playhouse on Friday (15 May). Hundreds of people will attend the 7th Nottingham Young Creative Awards, which give people aged 13 to 24 who live, study or work in Nottingham the chance to show off their creative work, network with future employers […]

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