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New centre to boost business in Nottingham

New centre to boost business in Nottingham

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are set to benefit from a unique new service designed to enable people to protect, research and commercialise their ideas. The new Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre, currently in development in Nottingham Central Library is one of fourteen centres across the UK. It is modelled on the successful British Library […]

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Problem property closed down by council

Problem property closed down by council

A property that was the focus for drug dealing and taking and other illegal and anti-social activity has been closed down following action by the City Council. Teams within the council’s Community Protection section – including the Safer Housing team, Neighbourhood Management, Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Community Protection Officers and  Street Scene – worked with Nottinghamshire […]

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Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, has completed his fundraising challenge to walk a marathon a day on the Pennine Way. This famous walk from Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, is over 267 miles and usually takes at least three weeks to complete. Setting out to raise £10 per mile, his original […]

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Trading Standards continuing to take the fight to the fraudsters

Trading Standards continuing to take the fight to the fraudsters

Trading Standards officers have revealed that they face a ‘constant battle’ to stay ahead of con artists who cost victims in the UK more than £5 billion a year. Teams who work within Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection department carry out visits to people who have been targeted in scams. These are victims who have […]

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Nottingham could host UEFA Women’s European football matches

Nottingham could host UEFA Women’s European football matches

Nottingham will host international women’s football matches in 2021 if the Football Association’s bid for England to host the UEFA Women’s European football tournament is successful. Notts County FC’s Meadow Lane stadium is one of eight named in the FA’s bid, including Wembley to stage the final. The FA has submitted its bid today (August […]

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Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins is hoping that completing a gruelling Pennine Way challenge will mean that reading isn’t such an uphill struggle for some local children. He is looking for more donations to send him on his way to complete a marathon-a-day challenge in aid of a children’s reading charity. Cllr Collins sets […]

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New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

Popular local café business Homemade has found the sweet spot for its new cake-making base at The Forest Recreation Ground. Homemade already runs a café at The Forest Pavilion, which is popular among locals and park visitors alike – and now Homemade is moving all of its operations to the beautiful Forest Lodge building on […]

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Deputy Leader calls for investigation into Government favouring South for funding

Deputy Leader calls for investigation into Government favouring South for funding

Westminster’s Public Accounts Committee must investigate the Government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding and leaving the rest of the country with the scraps. That’s the call from Nottingham City Council deputy leader Councillor Graham Chapman, who points out that a new round of extra Government funding for councils will see £132m go to more […]

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Council issues safety advice about bouncy castles

Council issues safety advice about bouncy castles

Nottingham City Council has produced safety guidance for people using, hiring or supplying bouncy castles and other inflatable play equipment, following a number of tragic and serious accidents nationally. Environmental Health Officers have produced advice for: Users on ‘How to spot a well-run bouncy castle’ Event organisers on ‘What to look for in a safe […]

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Halt Universal Credit before it inflicts more pain, says Council Leader

Halt Universal Credit before it inflicts more pain, says Council Leader

The rollout of Universal Credit should be halted until systemic problems with the new approach to benefits have been fixed, says the Leader of Nottingham City Council. His call follows revelations of fundamental problems with the system, the IT software involved and the harm it is having on claimants due to problems and delays with […]

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