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Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Figures show how major cities like Nottingham and Leicester are getting a raw deal when it comes to the Government handing out money to repair potholes – just £1.86 per head for Nottingham compared to £13.82 per head in rural Rutland. Statistics from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund show how Nottingham will receive £605,000 to […]

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City Council approves £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council approves £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council has approved £27m of savings to balance its 2018/19 budget due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council has taken some tough decisions which will see services […]

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Council leader thanks staff for keeping services – and the city – going despite bad weather

Council leader thanks staff for keeping services – and the city – going despite bad weather

Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins has praised council staff for keeping services running during the current severe weather. The vast majority of services have continued as sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall have hit the city this week. Some schools have closed and no day centres were open today (March 1), but most other […]

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Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Crews from Nottingham City Council have been praised for working through the night to keep roads open. The City was hit with snow showers overnight on Wednesday far heavier and more widespread than forecast. Highways officers worked throughout the night to treat major roads across Nottingham ahead of Thursday morning’s rush hour. Part of their […]

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Commendation for community protection officer injured in attempted murder

Commendation for community protection officer injured in attempted murder

A City Council community protection (traffic) officer is to receive a special commendation after he sustained serious injuries following a murder and his attempted murder while on duty. Fahad Ashfaq, aged 35, was just over two hours into his shift in Peel Street on the afternoon of Monday 29 January when he went to the […]

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Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

New eco-friendly taxi cabs and a smartphone app for hackney cab passengers have been launched in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council  unveiled models of next-generation taxi vehicles on March 1 which it wants the city’s whole fleet of hackney cabs to convert to in the forthcoming years. The first of the new electric cabs – an […]

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100 days to go until ITU World Triathlon Series arrives in Great Britain  

100 days to go until ITU World Triathlon Series arrives in Great Britain   

British Triathlon launches volunteering campaign to #MakeItHappen this summer. 27 February saw British Triathlon officially launch the search for 500 Tri Maker volunteers to help bring the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham and ITU World Triathlon Leeds events to life in June 2018. Volunteering in triathlon is a great opportunity for personal development, improving […]

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Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed Broadmarsh Car Park and Bus Station development and Nottingham College’s new City Hub. The new developments were approved at Nottingham City Council’s Planning Committee today and form key parts of the proposed £250m redevelopment of the Broadmarsh area of the city. The new car park and bus […]

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