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City Council responds to online petition about the Marcus Garvey Centre

City Council responds to online petition about the Marcus Garvey Centre

Nottingham City Council has reiterated its position that it is not seeking to close the Marcus Garvey Centre. An online petition calling on the authority to ‘reverse its decision’ to close the building in Lenton has been signed by close to 3,000 people. The building itself is operated by an independent management committee, which makes […]

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Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a redeveloped library in Sherwood at no cost to local council taxpayers are taking shape. The site on Spondon Street off Mansfield Road in the heart of Sherwood is owned by the City Council, and includes former social services offices, public toilets, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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Nottingham in top ten for acting against revenge evictions

Nottingham in top ten for acting against revenge evictions

Private renters in Nottingham are among the best protected from so-called revenge evictions, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Nottingham City Council is among the top ten councils for taking formal action and offering tenants protection from landlords who evict tenants after they raise a complaint. The council is making use of a […]

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Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women urged to quit smoking for health of babies

Pregnant women who smoke are being encouraged to give up cigarettes for a healthier pregnancy as part of a new campaign. ‘Love Bump’ will run in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and urges women to think about the harm cigarettes do to their unborn babies. Officially launched by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board on Wednesday […]

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Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for making ‘significant improvements’. Dovecote Primary was twice rated as requiring improvement when visited by Ofsted inspectors in 2014 and 2016. But the education watchdog has found positive changes have been made across the board – with children now making strong progress in their lessons. Inspectors have now […]

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City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

City receives £540,000 funding to reduce alcohol harm

Work to treat and support people harmed by alcohol in Nottingham has been given a £540,000 boost from Public Health England. More screening and prevention will be provided at the Emergency Department of the Queen’s Medical Centre, while more dedicated housing for people with complex needs, such as alcohol dependency, will be created by Framework. […]

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Construction underway at Grade A office space site on Nottingham Science Park

Construction underway at Grade A office space site on Nottingham Science Park

A ground breaking ceremony at Nottingham Science Park took place on Wednesday 20 March to mark the beginning of construction of Nottingham Science Park Building No.2. The striking new building will provide 22,700 sq. ft. of Grade A office space for businesses looking for research and development facilities near like-minded organisations, creating a more effective […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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