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City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan. Action includes looking at ways to reduce the use of plastics at events such as Splendour, Goose Fair and Riverside Festival, promoting the use of refill bottles and food containers and replacing recycling […]

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City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

A city primary school has improved its rating with Ofsted – meaning that almost nine in every 10 children in Nottingham now attend a school that is ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. Henry Whipple Primary in Bestwood was previously rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ – but a new inspection has seen the school reach the ‘Good’ standard set […]

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Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Extra vigilance is being urged in all schools across the city and county in their support of girls at risk of FGM ahead of the summer. As the summer is fast approaching Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding Partnerships have written to all schools warning that this time of year signals increased risk and vulnerability […]

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Nottingham City Council reaffirms support for LGBT+ Community

Nottingham City Council reaffirms support for LGBT+ Community

Nottingham City Council has pledged its ongoing support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBT+) community. A formal motion at the Full Council meeting today (8 July) unanimously agreed that the city should continue its commitment to celebrating equality, inclusivity and respect – building on years of work to support LGBT+ people in […]

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Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Nottingham’s forward-thinking approach has been highlighted by Friends Of The Earth (FoE) as part of a new campaign to tackle climate change. The national branch of the international campaign group is calling on people to ‘challenge their local authority to do more’. They want councils to be learning from each other and sharing best practice. […]

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Young creative Sasha’s off to China

Young creative Sasha’s off to China

Recent Nottingham Trent University graduate and Young Creative Awards winner Sasha Hughes-Stanton has been awarded a special prize by national arts charity UK Young Artists – a week-long residency in Shanghai, China. 22 year-old Sasha graduated from Nottingham Trent University this year with a First Class Honours degree in Textile Design. In May, Sasha was […]

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Nottingham hosts national planning conference as city’s growth accelerates

Nottingham hosts national planning conference as city’s growth accelerates

Planning officers from around the country are converging on Nottingham this week and will hear how the current explosion of development in the city is being managed. Nottingham is hosting the annual conference of the Planning Officers Society at a time when billions of pounds of development is underway in the city. It also coincides […]

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Funding boost set to help Nottingham’s Tiny Talkers

Funding boost set to help Nottingham’s Tiny Talkers

Children who need additional help with their early speech and communication skills are set to benefit from a Nottingham City Council initiative to improve training for early years professionals. The council has been successful in securing £186,500 through a joint funding bid in partnership with Derby City and Leicester City. The funding will be used […]

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