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Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Celebrated on the second Tuesday of October, Ada Lovelace Day promotes the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Newstead Abbey will be running its own Ada Lovelace Day celebrations this weekend. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and mathematics-loving Annabella Milbanke. She became a mathematician and writer, publishing her notes on […]

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Winners of the prestigious Nottingham Awards announced

Winners of the prestigious Nottingham Awards announced

This year’s winners of the Nottingham Awards have been announced. Now in their sixth year, the Nottingham Awards honour people who have made a major contribution to life in the city through their work in the public, private and voluntary sectors. All of the winners were nominated by friends or colleagues. The judging panel consisted of City Councillors […]

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Nottingham secures Purple Flag accreditation for eighth consecutive year

Nottingham secures Purple Flag accreditation for eighth consecutive year

Nottingham has secured Purple Flag accreditation for an eighth consecutive year. The Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) is the main driving force behind the city securing Purple Flag accreditation, working in partnership with other organisations in the city.  These include Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Community Protection, the Crime and Drugs Partnership, the University of […]

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More at-risk groups urged to take up flu vaccination in Nottingham

More at-risk groups urged to take up flu vaccination in Nottingham

Pregnant women and young children are once again being targeted to increase take-up of the flu vaccination. The common virus, spread by coughs and sneezes, usually clears up within a week but can cause serious health complications among vulnerable groups of people – and in extreme cases be life-threatening. However, the numbers of pregnant women […]

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Joint library offer launched as part of Derby Nottingham Metro

Joint library offer launched as part of Derby Nottingham Metro

A new initiative is being launched to enable Nottingham and Derby residents to access library services in both cities. From Monday 2 October 2017, Nottingham library users can borrow stock from Derby libraries and vice versa. Customers can also return stock to either a Derby or Nottingham City library, irrespective of which library they borrowed […]

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New dawn for Nottingham taxi services

New dawn for Nottingham taxi services

A bright new era for taxi services is dawning in Nottingham, as plans to ‘green’ the fleet and make the service a customer-friendly part of the city’s world-class transport network get underway. Nottingham City Council’s Taxi Strategy was launched this year to modernise the taxi fleet and improve the customer offer, not just around comfort […]

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Freeman of the City honour for Sir David Greenaway

Freeman of the City honour for Sir David Greenaway

The City Council has officially installed Sir David Greenaway as an Honorary Freeman of the City in recognition of the huge contribution he has made to Nottingham. The decision was taken at a special meeting of the council on November 13, and saw Sir David become the 39th Honorary Freeman of the City, joining Rev William Booth, Brian Clough […]

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Council gets tough on pupils not in school

Council gets tough on pupils not in school

Nottingham City Council is cracking down on truancy by carrying out patrols to ensure children are in school. Truancy ‘hotspots’ across the city will be targeted by the council’s Education Welfare Service (EWOs) and Community Protection Officers (CPOs) supported by Nottinghamshire Police on Tuesday (26 September). Any children found outside of school, may be taken […]

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