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Halt Universal Credit before it inflicts more pain, says Council Leader

Halt Universal Credit before it inflicts more pain, says Council Leader

The rollout of Universal Credit should be halted until systemic problems with the new approach to benefits have been fixed, says the Leader of Nottingham City Council. His call follows revelations of fundamental problems with the system, the IT software involved and the harm it is having on claimants due to problems and delays with […]

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Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

The Government is locking Nottingham City Council out of its plans for more council house building. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has announced £1bn of additional funding for house-building – but has overwhelmingly made this available to councils in the south of the country. Mr Brokenshire has said […]

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Outdoor Theatre season at Newstead and Wollaton still a local favourite

Outdoor Theatre season at Newstead and Wollaton still a local favourite

Anyone wanting to catch any of this summer’s outdoor theatre performances is urged to book their tickets, as some popular shows are selling out. Nottingham City Council’s outdoor theatre programme has been up and running for a month now, with audiences taking advantage of the wonderful weather and snapping up tickets for some new and […]

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Expanded city boundary should be part of any ‘unitary county council’ discussions

Expanded city boundary should be part of any ‘unitary county council’ discussions

Nottingham City Council will press for an expansion of its borders to include the wider conurbation around the city if the County Council goes ahead with plans to reorganise local council boundaries. Nottinghamshire County Council is set to debate proposals this Thursday to create a ‘super council’ which would swallow up the seven district/borough councils […]

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Nottingham Castle confirmed to host screening of World Cup semi-final

Nottingham Castle confirmed to host screening of World Cup semi-final

Nottingham Castle will screen England’s historic World Cup semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday. The iconic venue played host to the quarter-final win over Sweden on Saturday when around 3,000 people came together to cheer on Gareth Southgate’s team. Wednesday evening’s event will be ticket-only. Tickets will be FREE, but a £1 fee will be applied […]

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