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Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has approved proposals to make £22m of savings in 2019/20 after another year of drastic Government cuts. The Government slashed the council’s main grant by £10m in the last year alone – meaning it has fallen from £127m in 2013 to just £25m for the forthcoming year. Independent analysis has […]

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – 100 days to go countdown kicks off

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – 100 days to go countdown kicks off

Nottingham is gearing up for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with the ‘100 days to go’ countdown kicking off today (Tuesday 19 February). Part of the countdown will be the Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, which commences a 100-day tour of England and Wales and will be at over 100 locations and events, […]

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Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Nottingham City Council will find out by the end of May whether a bid for over £1m to develop the city’s parks has been successful. The potential funding will come through the Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) which is a new national initiative to enable up to eight places to develop, secure, and enhance the future […]

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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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