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Prime Minister asked to support Nottingham’s response to Grenfell tragedy

Prime Minister asked to support Nottingham’s response to Grenfell tragedy

Nottingham City Council is seeking Government support for measures to improve safety in high rise blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire. The council’s lead councillor for planning and housing, Cllr Jane Urquhart, has written to Prime Minister Theresa May to outline the council’s commitment to learning any lessons from the tragedy – and to ask […]

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Council’s use of local firms injects £288 million into local economy

Council’s use of local firms injects £288 million into local economy

Over £288 million has been injected into the local economy over the last three years as a result of the City Council’s Procurement Strategy, which includes a commitment to increase spending with local firms, creating jobs for local people. Since 2014, a total of 567 contracts have been awarded to firms by the Council as […]

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Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

Olympic Silver Medallist, Jonathan Brownlee, is one of four British athletes confirmed to line up for the sport’s newest event, set to bring the city of Nottingham to life on Saturday 2 September. The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup will see 20 British and international quartets compete along Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment, swimming through the River […]

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Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June. And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day. The mayoral […]

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City leader’s response to London attack

City leader’s response to London attack

The Leader of Nottingham City Council strongly condemned last night’s attack in London and urged people to remain united within Nottingham’s communities. City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins, said: “The horrific attack last night was an act of terrorism which deliberately targeted the Muslim community.  Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all […]

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Nottingham children show off their artistic skills to celebrate city’s rich diversity

Nottingham children show off their artistic skills to celebrate city’s rich diversity

Schoolchildren in Nottingham have created 80 pieces of artwork to fill an exhibition promoting cultural diversity. The Nottingham Big Tent opens on Monday (June 19) and visitors to Old Market Square will have the opportunity to walk through and see the pictures on display. The project involves 35 local schools and has been funded by […]

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Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

From Friday, 16 June visitors and locals alike will be able to play table tennis across the city, all summer. The highly successful Ping! festival offers 25 tables in public places across the city, with the invitation to grab a bat and have a great time. All the equipment is provided at no cost. 2016 […]

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Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Nottingham City Council’s innovative ‘Storysmash’ project will officially launch on Saturday 24 June with actor, comedian, and author – Charlie Higson on hand to introduce this 12-month programme and to talk about his own experiences in the world of literature. Higson is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold […]

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Konta to face doubles partner Wickmayer for place in Aegon Open Nottingham singles quarter finals

Konta to face doubles partner Wickmayer for place in Aegon Open Nottingham singles quarter finals

Home favourite Johanna Konta will come up against a familiar face in the Aegon Open Nottingham second round as the World No. 8 takes on her Belgian doubles partner Yanina Wickmayer in the WTA International singles event on Thursday, after the pair came back from a set down to beat Chia-Jung Chuang and Renata Voracova […]

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