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Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

PHOTO: Cllr David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham – and been praised by the charity’s founder Dolly Parton. A total of 5,000 children aged 0-5 […]

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Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it inspires pupils to work hard to be successful. Ofsted inspectors said Mellers Primary School has an aspirational approach to inspiring children – and is led by a head teacher whose commitment is ‘infectious’. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Nottingham businesses invited to ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’

Nottingham businesses invited to ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’

Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations are invited to a networking event where their questions about adopting Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) can be answered. Rob Pittam, Editor of the BBC Sunday Politics East Midlands show, will host the event, which will feature a panel of Nottingham businesses that are in the process of making the […]

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Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Following on from Nottingham City Council’s announcement that the city aims to be carbon neutral by 2028 the council is aiming to ensure that meeting this target will have a lasting positive impact upon tackling fuel poverty and helping citizens afford the energy they need to heat and power their homes. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day […]

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Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

New exhibitions by a local photographer will give a different perspective on the landscape around Newstead Abbey. The exhibitions, running from 9 February to 7 July 2019, will kick off an exciting new season at Lord Byron’s ancestral home with striking contemporary photographs of young people people from Newstead Village, and poignant scenes of former […]

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The search is on for volunteers at the Nature Valley Open Tennis in June – Only two weeks left to apply

The search is on for volunteers at the Nature Valley Open Tennis in June – Only two weeks left to apply

Nottingham City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at the Open Nottingham Tennis tournament (8-16 June 2019). The team would like to hear from potential volunteers who will be 16 or older at the time the event takes place and free for a minimum of three days […]

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Nottingham to put culture at the heart of a successful local economy

Nottingham to put culture at the heart of a successful local economy

Nottingham could become a leading European city for culture and creativity by being at the forefront of a new approach to culture recommended by a national enquiry. The Culture Cities Enquiry, chaired by Virgin Money Boss Jayne-Anne Gadhia, has published its recommendations today (Tuesday 5th February). It brought together leaders from across the cultural, education, […]

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Grant from National Lottery to drive forward a Heritage Partnership in Nottingham

Grant from National Lottery to drive forward a Heritage Partnership in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has received a National Lottery grant to engage those with an appreciation of heritage within the city. The award of £26,800 will also shape the future development of the Nottingham Heritage Partnership. The partnership, which was launched in 2016, aims to enable people and communities to support each other and better manage, […]

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