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Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

A Nottingham academy is celebrating after the City Council helped secure £4m to fund a proposal to expand by 450 places. The Fernwood School, in Wollaton, has successfully applied for around £3m of funding through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), which allocates money to improve and expand school buildings. The bid, supported by an […]

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Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Nottingham City Council has continued its campaign against truancy by carrying out patrols across the south of the City. ‘Hotspots’ in the area were targeted this morning (20 April) by the council’s Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) and Community Protection Officers (CPOs) supported by Nottinghamshire Police. If follows a previous patrol carried out in Bulwell at […]

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A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

An innovative drive to boost literacy levels is kick off in Nottingham today (Friday) thanks to a partnership between the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. A National Literacy Trust Hub will be established in the city which will be known locally as Read On Nottingham. National Literacy Trust Hubs […]

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50-day countdown until Olympic triathlon hopefuls hit Nottingham

50-day countdown until Olympic triathlon hopefuls hit Nottingham

Today, Thursday 19 April, nearly 800 school children marked the 50-day countdown to the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham by getting a taste of the sport themselves. The city’s Harvey Hadden Sports Village hosted the ‘mini-tri’ event, inviting youngsters to dip their toes into the sport by completing a mini swim, bike and run, […]

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Norrie to play at Nature Valley Open Nottingham

Norrie to play at Nature Valley Open Nottingham

British number three Cameron Norrie will play at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham in June. The 22-year-old shot to fame in Britain’s Davis Cup tie with Spain in Marbella in February when he came from two sets down to beat Roberto Bautista who was ranked 91 places above him. Norrie was a top-10 ITF […]

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City Buildings sale agreed as transformation of city centre continues

City Buildings sale agreed as transformation of city centre continues

Nottingham City Council has agreed the sale of an iconic city centre building to developers, Shoby Properties Ltd, giving the historic site a new purpose and creating much-needed office space. This 19th century block of shops, office space, studios and workshops, at 28-48 Carrington Street, known as City Buildings, is located in the southern entrance […]

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Rising star Osaka set to light up British grass court season

Rising star Osaka set to light up British grass court season

Twenty-year-old Japanese talent Naomi Osaka, currently one of the hottest properties in tennis, has signed up to play all three of the LTA’s marquee grass court tournaments as part of her preparations for this year’s Championships, Wimbledon. Osaka has entered the Nature Valley Open  – Nottingham (June 9-17), Nature Valley Classic (June 16-24) and the […]

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Free family cycling festival to return to Nottingham in September

Free family cycling festival to return to Nottingham in September

British Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to Nottingham in September following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event. HSBC UK Let’s Ride Nottingham (formerly HSBC UK City Ride) will take place on Sunday 16 September. Six kilometres of roads will be closed to motor traffic to give […]

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Gedling signs up to the Derby Nottingham Metro Strategy

Gedling signs up to the Derby Nottingham Metro Strategy

Gedling Borough Council has formally signed up to be part of the Derby Nottingham Metro Strategy which is strengthening co-operation between councils and businesses in the area to benefit local residents. Over the last year, initiatives launched as part of the Metro Strategy have included Derby and Nottingham residents being able to access council library, […]

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