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Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council has received national acclaim for her work promoting environmental projects. Councillor Sally Longford won the Councillor Achievement Award for Environment and Sustainability as part of awards run by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) together with CCLA, a specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. Councillor Longford, […]

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City confirms Remembrance events for 2019

City confirms Remembrance events for 2019

Nottingham City Council, along with Nottinghamshire County Council, will be working with a range of local groups and partners to mark Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s fallen on Remembrance Sunday – 10 November and on Armistice Day – 11 November. Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have collaborated on a commemorative installation for the evening between […]

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Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

The East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and firework celebration will take place at the Forest Recreation Ground next Tuesday evening (5 November). The biggest free fireworks event in the city was attended by over 40,000 people last year and similar numbers are anticipated. There is a whole evening of entertainment on offer. The event kicks off […]

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Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Work to install sprinklers and update safety measures is continuing on council high rise blocks in the city. Nottingham City Council owns 13 high rise blocks, which are managed on its behalf by Nottingham City Homes. The organisations have been installing sprinkler systems in communal areas and improving intercom systems and residents have been reassured […]

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Dare you visit Old Market ‘Scare’ and Halloween activities across Nottingham?

Dare you visit Old Market ‘Scare’ and Halloween activities across Nottingham?

Be prepared for the scariest Halloween Nottingham has ever seen with a great programme of activities and events in the city to celebrate Halloween and to keep the kids occupied during the half term break. The Halloween-themed family fun begins this evening, Friday 25 October 2019 and runs through to Thursday 31 October.  As the […]

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Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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City announces biggest-ever Christmas events attractions

City announces biggest-ever Christmas events attractions

Nottingham City Council is proud to announce this year’s city centre Christmas attractions will be the largest ever staged, helping to maintain the accolade of being one of the top UK Christmas destinations as well as one of the best Christmas market trips in Europe (European Best destinations 2019). Winter Wonderland will open in the […]

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Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

This year’s Robin Hood Pageant, which was scheduled to take place this weekend (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October), has been postponed until Spring 2020 due to poor ground conditions following the unseasonably wet autumn weather. High rainfall in previous weeks has left the ground waterlogged and with further rain forecast over the next few […]

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Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

A new campaign to recruit adopters will focus on sibling groups, older children, children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and children with complex health and disability needs. Every year the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will seek families for approximately 160 children, with many falling into these priority groups. The […]

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Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned yesterday’s attack near a synagogue in Germany and expressed his sympathy and support for Nottingham’s Jewish community. Cllr David Mellen said: “The awful attack in Halle tragically left two people dead. It seems clear it was motivated by anti-Semitic views, which is something we wholeheartedly condemn. Nottingham, […]

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