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Warning over fake tongue piercings after three girls end up in hospital

Warning over fake tongue piercings after three girls end up in hospital

Three young girls in Nottingham city and the county have been admitted to hospital after swallowing the small magnetic parts designed to look like fake tongue piercings. The three girls, all in their early teens, suffered with abdominal complications, two of them required major bowel surgery to remove the magnetic parts. Public Health England (PHE) […]

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Safer tanning this spring and summer

Safer tanning this spring and summer

Nottingham City Council’s Environmental Health Officers have been working with local sunbed operators to ensure citizens are able to get the safest tan possible. Officers have been checking the radiation levels of sunbed tubes to ensure they are not too powerful and comply with safety limits.  While exposure to Ultra Violet light always carries some […]

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Councils join forces to tackle rogue taxis

Councils join forces to tackle rogue taxis

Several Nottinghamshire councils have joined forces to tackle rogue taxis. Nottingham City, Gedling, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood have all signed the ‘Cross Border Enforcement Protocol.’ In a first for the region, it will give officers from each council the ability to check, challenge and enforce against each other’s licensed private hire vehicles […]

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Tattooists and piercing businesses to get hygiene ratings

Tattooists and piercing businesses to get hygiene ratings

Nottingham City Council is leading on a countywide scheme to improve and maintain hygiene and safety standards within the tattooing, semi-permanent make up and cosmetic piercing industry. The Nottinghamshire Hygiene Accreditation Scheme (HAS) aims to improve and maintain hygiene standards and minimise the risk of infection and infectious disease that can come from treatments. Similar […]

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Nottingham welcomes first electric taxi outside London

Nottingham welcomes first electric taxi outside London

The first electric hackney cab to operate outside London has taken to the streets of Nottingham this week. The LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) TX model has been bought by Nottingham cabbie Amer Alam as part of a revolution that’s underway in Nottingham’s taxi ranks. The City Council is behind a drive to bring the […]

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Fine for landlord admitting failings

Fine for landlord admitting failings

A property management company has been landed with a legal bill of almost £2,000 after admitting that it failed to keep a property in Nottingham in good repair. Nottingham City Council`s Housing Licensing and Compliance team secured a successful prosecution against ADKAM CIC (Community Interest Company) resulting in a fine of £1000 with costs of […]

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Council condemns hate letters

Council condemns hate letters

A senior Nottingham City Councillor has reassured local communities that the city takes all hate crime extremely seriously following national media and social media coverage about letters threatening members of the Muslim community received in other parts of the country. Councillor Toby Neal, Portfolio Holder for Community and Customer Services, said: “We understand the impact […]

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Commendation for community protection officer injured in attempted murder

Commendation for community protection officer injured in attempted murder

A City Council community protection (traffic) officer is to receive a special commendation after he sustained serious injuries following a murder and his attempted murder while on duty. Fahad Ashfaq, aged 35, was just over two hours into his shift in Peel Street on the afternoon of Monday 29 January when he went to the […]

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Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

New eco-friendly taxi cabs and a smartphone app for hackney cab passengers have been launched in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council  unveiled models of next-generation taxi vehicles on March 1 which it wants the city’s whole fleet of hackney cabs to convert to in the forthcoming years. The first of the new electric cabs – an […]

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