Archive by category Community Protection

Trader spared custodial sentence after admitting possession and supply of illegal tobacco

Trader spared custodial sentence after admitting possession and supply of illegal tobacco

A Nottingham man received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to the sale of fake cigarettes. Farman Fariq Abdulrahman, aged 28, of St Michael’s Avenue, Broxtowe, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on January 16 where he admitted possessing, and offering for sale, counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco products. The offences took place at Krasnal Mini […]

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Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

An innovative data modelling tool to target rogue landlords in Nottingham more effectively has won financial backing from the Government. The new system, which received £43,821 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, aims to make the work to tackle rogue landlords more efficient than the current approach, which is time-consuming and labour-intensive. […]

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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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