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Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Three more Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 68 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental […]

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Rainbow Road painted in city centre to celebrate Pride

Rainbow Road painted in city centre to celebrate Pride

OFFICIAL OPENING: Cllr David Mellen cuts the ribbon to officially open the Rainbow Road with Leigh Ellis from Notts Pride, and sponsors from Robin Hood Energy, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham Together and members of the LGBT community A Rainbow Road has been created in Nottingham city centre to mark this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride celebrations. Four […]

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Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

An iconic portrait of Lord Byron will be coming to his home at Newstead Abbey for an exhibition this summer, as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The renowned painting of Byron by Thomas Phillips will be on display at his ancestral home at Newstead from 13 July until 3 November. The portrait […]

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Summer arrives in the city with the opening of Nottingham Beach and Playa Day Club and Restaurant

Summer arrives in the city with the opening of Nottingham Beach and Playa Day Club and Restaurant

Nottingham’s famous Beach in Old Market Square has opened for the people of Nottingham and visitors to the city to enjoy this summer along with the brand new Playa Day Club & Restaurant. The luxury beach club with pop-up restaurant-bar is a first for the city, drawing its inspiration from beach clubs from overseas and […]

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City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan. Action includes looking at ways to reduce the use of plastics at events such as Splendour, Goose Fair and Riverside Festival, promoting the use of refill bottles and food containers and replacing recycling […]

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City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

A city primary school has improved its rating with Ofsted – meaning that almost nine in every 10 children in Nottingham now attend a school that is ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. Henry Whipple Primary in Bestwood was previously rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ – but a new inspection has seen the school reach the ‘Good’ standard set […]

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Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Extra vigilance is being urged in all schools across the city and county in their support of girls at risk of FGM ahead of the summer. As the summer is fast approaching Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding Partnerships have written to all schools warning that this time of year signals increased risk and vulnerability […]

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Nottingham City Council reaffirms support for LGBT+ Community

Nottingham City Council reaffirms support for LGBT+ Community

Nottingham City Council has pledged its ongoing support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBT+) community. A formal motion at the Full Council meeting today (8 July) unanimously agreed that the city should continue its commitment to celebrating equality, inclusivity and respect – building on years of work to support LGBT+ people in […]

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