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Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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City announces biggest-ever Christmas events attractions

City announces biggest-ever Christmas events attractions

Nottingham City Council is proud to announce this year’s city centre Christmas attractions will be the largest ever staged, helping to maintain the accolade of being one of the top UK Christmas destinations as well as one of the best Christmas market trips in Europe (European Best destinations 2019). Winter Wonderland will open in the […]

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Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

This year’s Robin Hood Pageant, which was scheduled to take place this weekend (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October), has been postponed until Spring 2020 due to poor ground conditions following the unseasonably wet autumn weather. High rainfall in previous weeks has left the ground waterlogged and with further rain forecast over the next few […]

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Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

A new campaign to recruit adopters will focus on sibling groups, older children, children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and children with complex health and disability needs. Every year the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will seek families for approximately 160 children, with many falling into these priority groups. The […]

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Biggest Beer Festival with world’s largest beer selection set to start Wednesday

Biggest Beer Festival with world’s largest beer selection set to start Wednesday

The extravaganza of real ale, cider and perry that is the annual Nottingham Beer and Cider Festival returns to the city tomorrow. This will be the second year at the new venue of the Motorpoint Arena while Nottingham Castle is under transformation. The festival promises the widest possible selection of beers from all over the […]

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City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

The Nottingham City area has seen significant success in reducing knife crime, with a large decrease of 18.9% in the last year, according to latest police figures. The reduction is part of an 8.7% overall across Nottinghamshire in the last year, following ongoing activity between partner organisations including the City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, voluntary organisations […]

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Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Four local heroes who have helped the homeless, parents and children in disadvantaged communities, disaffected young people and children with disabilities, have been honoured in the Nottingham Awards 2019. The awards, now in their eighth year, were held at the Council House last night (Thursday) following the historic 725th Goose Fair opening and dinner. They […]

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Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday and last chance to purchase money-off ride vouchers

Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday and last chance to purchase money-off ride vouchers

Nottingham’s legendary Goose Fair makes its annual return to the city today (Wednesday) with the gates at Forest Recreation Ground opening at 5.30 this evening. As is traditional, the fair will be officially opened on Thursday lunchtime with a ceremonial ringing of the silver bells at 12 noon. The bells will be rung by Cllr […]

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Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Cllr David Mellen launches the City Council campaign to offer money advice and support A new campaign is advising people on how to get help and advice on debt and money matters. Launched by Nottingham City Council, the campaign is signposting people to a dedicated website www.asklion.co.uk/money as well as specialist advice and support services […]

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