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Old Market Square gets ready to welcome the new decade

Old Market Square gets ready to welcome the new decade

This New Year’s Eve, Nottingham will welcome 2020 on Old Market Square with a huge free street party and fireworks once again, sponsored by local company Purico in association with Nottingham Care Village. The event will build on the successful Old Market Square event last year, which took the place of the traditional event staged […]

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Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Here is a list of what council services are running over Christmas and New Year… City Council Offices Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Libraries All libraries are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Nottingham Central Library, Bulwell Riverside, Hyson Green and St Ann’s Valley libraries will be open […]

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How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

What would you do if the money coming into your household was cut by three-quarters? One option would be to find new ways of making money to keep paying your bills. That’s what Nottingham City Council is doing to great effect – bringing in around £20m each year from commercial activities. This cushions vital services […]

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Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Nottingham City Trading Standards have sounded a warning about unsafe toys that have been on sale ahead of Christmas. The dolls, described as ‘Sweet Fashion Doll’ and ‘Girl Beautiful Doll’ have been found to contain high levels of phthalates (cor). This chemical is added to toughen plastic but it can harm the health of children, […]

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Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

A call for the Government to commit to urgently cut air pollution levels in the UK made today by a national group of 175 doctors and health professionals has been backed by the Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council. The Group has warned that that the “severe pressures” the NHS is under this winter are […]

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Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Nottingham City Council is setting next year’s budget against the backdrop of having its Government funding slashed by three-quarters over the past decade. It means that to keep on meeting the growing demand to look after the elderly – now by far the biggest single cost to the council – Council Tax will have to […]

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Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has congratulated a Nottingham man after he scooped a national television award for his community work. Volunteer Keiren Thompson has been named the BBC’s Get Inspired Unsung Hero at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2019. Mr Thompson runs community project Helping Kids Achieve which provides sport sessions […]

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Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Painstaking restoration work to 12th and 18th century parts of Newstead Abbey has been completed on the West Front and Cannon Fort. The end result of six months of work on the Grade 1 listed building was unveiled yesterday (Monday 16 December), with officials from funders Historic England and the World Monument Fund joining the […]

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Property company fined for failing to licence homes

Property company fined for failing to licence homes

A property services company in Nottingham has been ordered to pay over £7,000 for failing to licence six properties. During sentencing today (11/12/2019) Nottingham Magistrates Court ordered Bramley Apple Properties Ltd, trading as Jillings Estates, of The Corner House, King Street, Southwell, to pay a fine and legal costs totalling £7349. Nottingham City Council prosecuted the […]

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