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Stonewall names Nottingham City Council one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

Stonewall names Nottingham City Council one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

Nottingham City Council has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. This year’s Top 100 was the largest ever with 445 employers entering, demonstrating their commitment to LGBT workplace inclusion. As part of the Top […]

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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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Nottingham City Council signs charter to support construction workers

Nottingham City Council signs charter to support construction workers

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has today signed a charter to highlight and protect the rights of construction workers. Councillor Jon Collins signed the Unite Construction Charter on behalf of the authority during a short ceremony at Loxley House this lunchtime (15 January). The agreement commits to working with Unite around council building projects […]

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Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham City Council has secured over £5million through the European Regional Development Fund (2014-20) to roll out its Energiesprong, ultra-low energy homes pilot, which will include improvements to over 150 Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) properties. The scheme will tackle some of NCH’s older housing stock that is hard to heat, lifting residents out of fuel […]

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Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Austerity isn’t over for Nottingham, with the City Council’s main Government funding slashed by three quarters since 2013 – plummeting from £127m to just £25m for the forthcoming year. On top of this financial blow, the Government is once again demanding that councils reduce their budgets to help address the national debt – meaning the […]

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New Look, New Year as Old Market Square celebrations are confirmed

New Look, New Year as Old Market Square celebrations are confirmed

This New Year’s Eve, Nottingham will welcome 2019 on Old Market Square with a huge free street party and fireworks sponsored by local company Purico in association with Nottingham Care Village. The Old Market Square event takes the place of the traditional event staged in previous years on the site of Nottingham Castle, which is […]

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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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