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Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Private tenants in Nottingham are being urged to report rogue landlords, after an illegally evicted tenant was awarded over £12,500 in damages in a test case. The council’s Safer Housing team provides support for tenants who are having problems with their accommodation or landlords, carries out inspections and takes enforcement action where necessary, up to […]

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Spotlight on blueprint for Nottingham’s future

Spotlight on blueprint for Nottingham’s future

Proposals which will shape how Nottingham develops in the future go under the Government’s spotlight later this month before they are officially adopted as the way forward. Every Planning Authority must produce a Local Plan, which is a blueprint for which sites in the area can be developed and what they can be used for. […]

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Butcher prosecuted for fake fags sideline

Butcher prosecuted for fake fags sideline

A Nottingham butcher who planned to sell over £3,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and tobacco has been ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work by magistrates. John Hogg, aged 63, of Nottingham Road, Nuthall, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court today (Friday 9 November) after Nottingham City Trading Standards Officers inspected Hoggs Butchers on Woodside Road, […]

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Nottingham community champion receives MBE

Nottingham community champion receives MBE

A City Council employee and long-standing community champion has been presented with an MBE by Prince William at a Buckingham House ceremony. Celia Knight, the council’s current Neighbourhood Development Officer in Bulwell Forest, received the honour after spending 40 years working to improve the lives of others. Born in Northamptonshire, she came to Nottingham to […]

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City confirms Armistice Day events and Battle’s Over commemoration

City confirms Armistice Day events and Battle’s Over commemoration

Nottingham City Council will be working with a range of local groups and partners to create a variety of events across the city to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War on 11 November 1918. This range of events and commemorations includes Games of Remembrance football matches on Thursday through to […]

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Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Nottingham City Council and a range of partners have got measures in place to provide support and accommodation for people presenting as rough sleepers on the city’s streets this winter. Every year, the council leads a multi-agency group, including Framework Housing Association, Emmanuel House, hostels and local churches, to develop a cold weather plan which […]

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Any ‘super-council’ plans should include an expanded city

Any ‘super-council’ plans should include an expanded city

The County Council’s proposals to re-organise local government are incomplete and miss a huge opportunity by leaving the city out of the thinking. That’s the view that the City Council has submitted to the County Council’s consultation into their plans which would see the city surrounded by either one or two ‘super councils,’ replacing the […]

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Catering team cooks up a storm at national awards ceremony

Catering team cooks up a storm at national awards ceremony

The quality of food and drinks served up by Nottingham City Council’s catering service has landed a prestigious award. Nottingham Catering walked off with Local Authority Caterer of the Year at the EDUCatering Excellence Awards, held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The service is the largest school meal provider in Nottingham, serving around […]

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Halt Universal Credit rollout in Nottingham now, says council leader

Halt Universal Credit rollout in Nottingham now, says council leader

The rollout of Universal Credit in Nottingham from tomorrow should be stopped if the Government is planning to make changes to the flawed new benefits system, says the City Council leader. There are reports that the Department for Work and Pensions plans to halt the full rollout of the controversial system which aims to bring […]

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Nottingham City Trading Standards and Nottinghamshire Police join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Nottingham City Trading Standards and Nottinghamshire Police join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Conmen and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted during a major crackdown as part of Operation Rogue Trader. Officers from Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team led a week of activity to crack down on rogue traders and raise awareness of the dangers linked to hiring cold-callers. As part of the week of action (8-12 October), […]

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