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Hazardous fly-tip leads to suspended prison sentence for Nottingham man

Hazardous fly-tip leads to suspended prison sentence for Nottingham man

A Nottingham man who admitted fly-tipping five large piles of dangerous waste including asbestos has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence. Nathan Cossey dumped the items near Colwick Park, off Daleside Road East, over a period of two weeks and Nottingham taxpayers were left with a bill in excess of £5,300 to have the […]

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Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Nottingham City Trading Standards have sounded a warning about unsafe toys that have been on sale ahead of Christmas. The dolls, described as ‘Sweet Fashion Doll’ and ‘Girl Beautiful Doll’ have been found to contain high levels of phthalates (cor). This chemical is added to toughen plastic but it can harm the health of children, […]

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Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

A warning has gone out to consumers in Nottingham to make sure they don’t fall victim to a festive scam. Christmas is a great break for families but is also a traditional time for fraudsters to try to take advantage of the season of goodwill. Nottingham City Council’s trading standards team has pulled together the […]

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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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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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Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Three tattoo and make-up studios in Nottingham have achieved the top five-star rating in a countywide project to promote hygiene standards. The Hygiene Accreditation Scheme was set up by eight local authorities across Nottinghamshire in 2018. It is voluntary membership scheme to improve and maintain the highest hygiene and safety standards for premises offering tattoos, […]

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Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £6,000 for failing to licence a property which had nine people living inside it. Sanaur Rahman, aged 48, of Beauvale Road in The Meadows, was sentenced on Monday (9 September) after previously admitting the offence under the Housing Act 2004 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. He has been fined £6,000 […]

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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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