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‘Now’ charity Christmas single raises money for homeless people in Nottingham

‘Now’ charity Christmas single raises money for homeless people in Nottingham

December wouldn’t be the same without the annual race for Christmas number one – and Sing it Bold Community Gospel Choir are set to be Christmas number one – at least in local hearts. ‘Now’, the Christmas single released by the choir will raise money for Nottingham charity Emmanuel House. They do great work supporting […]

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Gearing up for the festive season with the team that keeps taxi passengers safe

Gearing up for the festive season with the team that keeps taxi passengers safe

Nottingham City Council’s taxi licensing team is getting ready for Christmas. The team, which oversees the 2,500 taxis licensed in Nottingham city, will be carrying out mystery shopper taxi journeys over the next few weeks. They will be making sure that taxi drivers in the city obey the rules, and asking members of the public […]

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Man jailed for nine months after supplying dangerous cosmetic product

Man jailed for nine months after supplying dangerous cosmetic product

A Nottingham trader has today been jailed for manufacturing and supplying an unsafe cosmetic solution which caused serious injuries to teenagers across the country. Nottingham Crown Court had previously heard that the aftercare saline product, produced by Lion Care Products Limited, of Basford, was supposed to be sprayed on to fresh piercings to keep the […]

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Man found with 1,400 packets of illegal tobacco inside two cars

Man found with 1,400 packets of illegal tobacco inside two cars

A Nottingham man must carry out 150 hours of community service after being caught in possession of more than 1,400 packets of illegal tobacco. Ramin Salehi, aged 27, of Gladstone Street, was stopped by officers from Nottingham City Council’s trading standards team in November 2017 and found with keys to two cars. The 1,463 tobacco […]

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As winter sets in, Nottingham comes together to pledge to tackle homelessness as a city

As winter sets in, Nottingham comes together to pledge to tackle homelessness as a city

Nottingham City Council has launched its new five-year Homelessness Prevention Strategy and is asking crucial partners – and the public – to commit to playing their part. The launch comes as Shelter releases its annual report showing that homelessness continues to be a worsening national crisis – with ‘at least 320,000 people now homeless in […]

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Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Private tenants in Nottingham are being urged to report rogue landlords, after an illegally evicted tenant was awarded over £12,500 in damages in a test case. The council’s Safer Housing team provides support for tenants who are having problems with their accommodation or landlords, carries out inspections and takes enforcement action where necessary, up to […]

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Butcher prosecuted for fake fags sideline

Butcher prosecuted for fake fags sideline

A Nottingham butcher who planned to sell over £3,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and tobacco has been ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work by magistrates. John Hogg, aged 63, of Nottingham Road, Nuthall, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court today (Friday 9 November) after Nottingham City Trading Standards Officers inspected Hoggs Butchers on Woodside Road, […]

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Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Nottingham City Council and a range of partners have got measures in place to provide support and accommodation for people presenting as rough sleepers on the city’s streets this winter. Every year, the council leads a multi-agency group, including Framework Housing Association, Emmanuel House, hostels and local churches, to develop a cold weather plan which […]

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Nottingham joins calls for Government to do more to tackle nightmare homes

Nottingham joins calls for Government to do more to tackle nightmare homes

Nottingham City Council has joined calls for the national government to step up its protection of families in private rented properties. A joint investigation by The Guardian and ITV news has this week shone a spotlight on the extent of the problem of rogue landlords renting out unsafe properties to tenants. Nottingham City Council’s Safer […]

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