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Ping! is back in the city, promising over 100 days of free table tennis action

Ping! is back in the city, promising over 100 days of free table tennis action

Over 100 days of Ping will start from Saturday 19 May when visitors and locals alike will be able to play table tennis across the city, all summer! The highly successful Ping! festival offers over 30 tables in public places across the city, with the invitation to grab a bat and have a great time. […]

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Powerful new video highlights the impact of foster carers

Powerful new video highlights the impact of foster carers

A video has been launched today (May 14) to show how important foster carers are to the children they look after. Nottingham City Council has produced There Was A Boy in collaboration with 15 other local authorities across the Midlands for the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign (14-27 May 2018). The storyline shows a vulnerable […]

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Nottingham submits ‘bold and ambitious’ bid for Channel 4 national HQ and regional hubs

Nottingham submits ‘bold and ambitious’ bid for Channel 4 national HQ and regional hubs

A bold and ambitious bid to be the home of a national HQ or regional hub for Channel 4 has been submitted by Nottingham. City leaders believe that attracting the national broadcaster to the city would have a transformational effect on the creative economy and offer life changing opportunities for the city’s under 25s and […]

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Councils join forces to tackle rogue taxis

Councils join forces to tackle rogue taxis

Several Nottinghamshire councils have joined forces to tackle rogue taxis. Nottingham City, Gedling, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood have all signed the ‘Cross Border Enforcement Protocol.’ In a first for the region, it will give officers from each council the ability to check, challenge and enforce against each other’s licensed private hire vehicles […]

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Four of the World’s Top 25 to play at Nature Valley Open

Four of the World’s Top 25 to play at Nature Valley Open

Four of the world’s top 25 players will compete at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham which will take place from 9 to 17 June. World number 17 Magdaléna Rybáriková​ joins Ashleigh Barty (18), Naomi Osaka (21) and British No.1 Johanna Konta (23) for a star-studded line-up. Last year’s winner Donna Vekic, Olympic gold medalist […]

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Tattooists and piercing businesses to get hygiene ratings

Tattooists and piercing businesses to get hygiene ratings

Nottingham City Council is leading on a countywide scheme to improve and maintain hygiene and safety standards within the tattooing, semi-permanent make up and cosmetic piercing industry. The Nottinghamshire Hygiene Accreditation Scheme (HAS) aims to improve and maintain hygiene standards and minimise the risk of infection and infectious disease that can come from treatments. Similar […]

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Two city special schools delivering Outstanding teaching

Two city special schools delivering Outstanding teaching

Two Nottingham schools for pupils with additional and special educational needs have been handed the highest grading by Ofsted inspectors. Oak Field School and Specialist Sports College, in Bilborough, has been awarded an Outstanding rating for the third consecutive time, while Nethergate School, in Clifton, has achieved the same grade and was awarded a clean […]

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Trent Bridge to host England, Australia and India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches

Trent Bridge to host England, Australia and India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches

Trent Bridge will host five matches in the 2019 ICC World Cup, which comes to England next May, June and July, organisers have confirmed. England, Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, the West Indies and Bangladesh will all visit Nottingham during the six-and-a-half week competition. Pakistan will take on the West Indies in the first match […]

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