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Council awaiting green light from Government for private rented property licensing scheme

Council awaiting green light from Government for private rented property licensing scheme

A proposal to introduce a new licensing scheme for privately rented homes in Nottingham has now been formally submitted to the Secretary State for the Department for Communities and Local Government for confirmation. Recently, the Secretary of State approved the London Borough of Newham’s selective licensing proposal and the City Council is looking forward to […]

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Nottingham shop at centre of illegal tobacco sales ordered to close

Nottingham shop at centre of illegal tobacco sales ordered to close

A Nottingham shop behind the sale of almost £35,000 of illegal tobacco has been ordered to close for three months by Nottingham City Magistrates. The outcome at court today – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – could see other shops dealing in illegal tobacco closed down through action by […]

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Nottingham man arrested for suspected trafficking  

Nottingham man arrested for suspected trafficking   

  GLAA investigators arrested a man in Nottingham this morning in connection with an alleged Modern Slavery offence of human trafficking for labour exploitation. The 50-year-old Romanian national was apprehended early this morning (Monday) at an address in the Radford area of the city following a joint operation with Nottingham City Council’s Safer Housing Team […]

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Prolific city centre beggar receives a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order

Prolific city centre beggar receives a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order

A prolific city beggar has received a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), which prohibits her from begging in Nottingham city centre. Charlene Wright, aged 32, of London Road, was sentenced on 30 November in her absence and was found guilty of further begging incidents and was issued with a fine of £80. The Magistrate also issued […]

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Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

A man was today found guilty of possessing illegal tobacco products by storing them in a car to evade detection by Trading Standards Officers. Osman Abdullah Hamarashid, 33, of Westbourne Road, Birmingham, received 120 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £200 costs and £85 victim surcharge at a trial at Nottingham Magistrates Court […]

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Rescue dogs get Very Important Pooches treatment with fake designer blankets

Rescue dogs get Very Important Pooches treatment with fake designer blankets

  Abandoned dogs will go from rags to riches when they get to snuggle up in blankets with top designer labels like Versace, Louis Vuitton and Chanel this winter. It’s hoped that the poor pooches won’t mind that they are fake brands seized by Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards which were otherwise destined for the […]

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Nottingham introduces city-wide £70 fine for street drinkers

Nottingham introduces city-wide £70 fine for street drinkers

New Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) come into force on 20 October in Nottingham, providing Nottingham’s 100 Community Protection Officers (CPOs) with the powers they need to deal with street drinkers and keep the city safer. An existing network of DPPOs (Designated Public Place Order) already cover Nottingham, allowing authorised officers including CPOs to require […]

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