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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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Moment of Joy as demolition of Broadmarsh car park gets underway

Moment of Joy as demolition of Broadmarsh car park gets underway

It’s the moment that will ultimately see one of Nottingham’s most unloved landmarks consigned to history – the start of the demolition of Broadmarsh Car Park. And Joy Rice from Bulwell has been chosen as the lucky resident to wield the sledgehammer to kick off the demolition, on Monday 18 September. The City Council ran […]

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Revealed: “unfair and divisive” Transition Funding scheme for councils set to return

Revealed: “unfair and divisive” Transition Funding scheme for councils set to return

The Government is set to bring back a controversial £300m funding scheme which, despite two years of repeated requests, it still refuses to reveal the distribution criteria for. The Transitional Grant went mainly to well-off county councils in the south and to better off outer London boroughs at the expense of more deprived areas which […]

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