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‘Storysmash’ libraries project receives Arts Council funding 

‘Storysmash’ libraries project receives Arts Council funding 

An innovative project that will see Nottingham City Council’s Libraries Service work with The National Videogame Foundation to improve literacy and digital skills has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the value of £226,235. Other partners include the University of Nottingham and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. ‘Storysmash’ will start on 1 April […]

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New funding allows Nottingham to charge ahead with taxi ambitions

New funding allows Nottingham to charge ahead with taxi ambitions

Nottingham’s ambitions to promote zero-emission taxis in the city have been given a £936,000 funding boost. The Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced that Nottingham was successful in its bid for £702,064 – topped up to £936,090 through separate Government transport funds for Nottingham – to help convert the local taxi fleet […]

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Nottingham Heritage Action Zone will help revive the city centre and reveal its history

Nottingham Heritage Action Zone will help revive the city centre and reveal its history

Nottingham has been chosen as one of the country’s first 10 ‘Heritage Action Zones’, Historic England announced today (Monday 20 March 2017).  The project will breathe new life into some of the city’s neglected historic buildings and sites, bringing them back into use as housing or retail spaces, and transform the city centre’s ‘at risk’ […]

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Billy Ocean, Busted and Tony Hadley Join Kaiser Chiefs at Splendour Festival

Billy Ocean, Busted and Tony Hadley Join Kaiser Chiefs at Splendour Festival

Bona fide music legends and a multi award-winning band have been announced for Splendour today, Nottingham’s fantastic all-day summer music festival held at Wollaton Park on Saturday 22 July. Busted, one of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, will generate plenty of excitement joining Kaiser Chiefs as the next act confirmed for […]

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Nottingham to gain from Midlands Engine investment

Nottingham to gain from Midlands Engine investment

Nottingham City Council welcomes the launch of the Midlands Engine and Midlands Transport Strategies today which will drive growth and productivity in the region. The Chancellor Philip Hammond was in the region today to launch the Midlands Engine Strategy, which includes significant investment in skills, connectivity and local growth, and sets out how the Government plans to […]

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Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Bilborough Library is holding a free drop-in Technology Day on Tuesday 28 March to help people become more comfortable using technology and self service facilities in their local library. It is an opportunity to explore, learn and discover more about: •      How to keep in touch with friends and family online •      Digital books, e-magazines and […]

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