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Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Austerity isn’t over for Nottingham, with the City Council’s main Government funding slashed by three quarters since 2013 – plummeting from £127m to just £25m for the forthcoming year. On top of this financial blow, the Government is once again demanding that councils reduce their budgets to help address the national debt – meaning the […]

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New Look, New Year as Old Market Square celebrations are confirmed

New Look, New Year as Old Market Square celebrations are confirmed

This New Year’s Eve, Nottingham will welcome 2019 on Old Market Square with a huge free street party and fireworks sponsored by local company Purico in association with Nottingham Care Village. The Old Market Square event takes the place of the traditional event staged in previous years on the site of Nottingham Castle, which is […]

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‘Now’ charity Christmas single raises money for homeless people in Nottingham

‘Now’ charity Christmas single raises money for homeless people in Nottingham

December wouldn’t be the same without the annual race for Christmas number one – and Sing it Bold Community Gospel Choir are set to be Christmas number one – at least in local hearts. ‘Now’, the Christmas single released by the choir will raise money for Nottingham charity Emmanuel House. They do great work supporting […]

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Sheriff to officially open new Strelley Road Library

Sheriff to officially open new Strelley Road Library

The new £1m Strelley Road Library opened its doors on 14 November, bringing together modern library facilities and Nottingham City Homes independent living apartments. To celebrate, Councillor Cat Arnold, Sheriff of Nottingham will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the new centre on Wednesday 12 December between 10am and 10.30am. There will also be […]

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Gearing up for the festive season with the team that keeps taxi passengers safe

Gearing up for the festive season with the team that keeps taxi passengers safe

Nottingham City Council’s taxi licensing team is getting ready for Christmas. The team, which oversees the 2,500 taxis licensed in Nottingham city, will be carrying out mystery shopper taxi journeys over the next few weeks. They will be making sure that taxi drivers in the city obey the rules, and asking members of the public […]

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Nottingham among host cities for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 tournament

Nottingham among host cities for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 tournament

Nottingham has been announced as one of the host cities for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 matches after England was confirmed as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on Monday [3 December]. The prestigious continental championship will be played at eight venues across the country before concluding with a showpiece final at Wembley Stadium. With a […]

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Festive fun at Newstead Abbey this Christmas

Festive fun at Newstead Abbey this Christmas

The storybook Christmas season begins at Newstead Abbey this week with an enchanting programme of traditional celebrations and entertainment for the whole family. Rooms in this magnificent historic house will sparkle with Christmas lights and be decorated with trees, floral displays and garlands. There will be a chance to sample some traditional Christmas fayre too. […]

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Man jailed for nine months after supplying dangerous cosmetic product

Man jailed for nine months after supplying dangerous cosmetic product

A Nottingham trader has today been jailed for manufacturing and supplying an unsafe cosmetic solution which caused serious injuries to teenagers across the country. Nottingham Crown Court had previously heard that the aftercare saline product, produced by Lion Care Products Limited, of Basford, was supposed to be sprayed on to fresh piercings to keep the […]

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