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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Work will begin on 15 January for 12 weeks on Abbey Bridge to restore on-street parking provision and improve cycling facilities at the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction. Following concerns raised by local residents about parking being lost from the construction of an off road cycle path, the council will move the cycle path to the […]

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Residents’ and commuters’ views taken on board as Woodside Road experimental scheme ends

Residents’ and commuters’ views taken on board as Woodside Road experimental scheme ends

An experimental parking scheme that has been in place along Woodside Road since September 2017 will not become permanent, the City Council has decided. This decision was made after extensive consultation with residents and commuters and by reviewing the survey data gathered from the trial. The council has reviewed the impact of the lane reduction on […]

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Special link sealed between the homes of Robin Hood and Santa Claus

Special link sealed between the homes of Robin Hood and Santa Claus

Nottingham has signed a Friendship Agreement with the capital of Lapland to officially seal a special connection that’s existed between the cities for 27 years. Former Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, joined children on a Santa Express flight to Rovaniemi, courtesy of Nottingham-based charity When You Wish Upon A Star, to […]

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Government’s austerity and social care crisis create ‘tipping point’ for City Council budget

Government’s austerity and social care crisis create ‘tipping point’ for City Council budget

Rising costs of adult social care and slashed Government funding have created a tipping point for Nottingham City Council as it aims to save another £27m for next year’s budget. In the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – which has seen Nottingham’s grant funding cut by HALF in the […]

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No more Universal Credit in Nottingham until late next year

No more Universal Credit in Nottingham until late next year

Full roll-out of Universal Credit in Nottingham looks set to be paused – but the City Council’s Deputy Leader wants the Government to delay the whole programme until problems with it are ironed out. Only a small number of benefit claimants in Nottingham have so far been placed on the controversial Universal Credit arrangements, with […]

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Think again about overlooking shoplifters, council leader urges police

Think again about overlooking shoplifters, council leader urges police

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned proposals by Nottinghamshire Police to stop investigating crimes like shoplifting as “nonsense.” Councillor Jon Collins said the move would undermine years of work to make the city a safer place to visit, as well as impacting on the local economy and local businesses. Nottinghamshire Police is considering […]

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Over 700 properties in Nottingham owned by tax avoiding companies – Deputy Leader

Over 700 properties in Nottingham owned by tax avoiding companies – Deputy Leader

The Chancellor should be chasing millions in uncollected tax from owners of properties registered in tax havens before he embarks on any more austerity measures in this week’s Budget, says a leading city councillor. City Council Deputy Leader Councillor Graham Chapman says that in Nottingham alone there are well over 700 properties owned by firms […]

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Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

A man was today found guilty of possessing illegal tobacco products by storing them in a car to evade detection by Trading Standards Officers. Osman Abdullah Hamarashid, 33, of Westbourne Road, Birmingham, received 120 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £200 costs and £85 victim surcharge at a trial at Nottingham Magistrates Court […]

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