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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, has completed his Big Reading Challenge – smashing his target of reading to more than 5,000 children in 50 days. Since 28 January, Cllr Mellen has read to children in schools, libraries, theatres, bookshops, taxis and the main city council […]

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Council’s message of solidarity and reassurance following Christchurch attacks

Council’s message of solidarity and reassurance following Christchurch attacks

A message of reassurance and solidarity with Nottingham’s Muslim community has been issued by the City Council following the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Councillor Toby Neal, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Protection, said: “These horrific attacks have outraged people in Nottingham and across the world. They are a crime […]

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City Council to consult on relocating day service for the elderly

City Council to consult on relocating day service for the elderly

Nottingham City Council is to consult with citizens over plans to relocate its Marcus Garvey Day Service. The culturally-specific service in Lenton Boulevard is provided by the council as a day care facility for older people with dementia and disabilities – primarily from the African-Caribbean community – who have activities, support and meals. The proposal […]

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Statement on New Zealand terror attacks

Statement on New Zealand terror attacks

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has strongly condemned the attacks in New Zealand and urged people to remain united within Nottingham’s communities. Councillor Jon Collins said: “These horrific attacks overnight were an act of terrorism which deliberately targeted the Muslim community. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected. “We […]

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Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

The Cave City – Underground Festival will return to the city between 5-10 April as Nottingham continues to celebrate and showcase a selection of the 800+ caves that exist below the very feet of its residents. With a wide range of events from Friday to Wednesday, organisers plan to build upon the huge interest from […]

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