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Nottingham city centre is changing – and you can help shape it

Nottingham city centre is changing – and you can help shape it

People’s views are being sought on how Nottingham city centre should develop, grow and change to ensure it remains an attractive and prosperous place for residents, workers and visitors in the future. The City Council commissioned a leading national strategy organisation to gather information from key organisations in the city about the strengths and weaknesses […]

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Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

The East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and firework celebration will take place at the Forest Recreation Ground next Tuesday evening (5 November). The biggest free fireworks event in the city was attended by over 40,000 people last year and similar numbers are anticipated. There is a whole evening of entertainment on offer. The event kicks off […]

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Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Work to install sprinklers and update safety measures is continuing on council high rise blocks in the city. Nottingham City Council owns 13 high rise blocks, which are managed on its behalf by Nottingham City Homes. The organisations have been installing sprinkler systems in communal areas and improving intercom systems and residents have been reassured […]

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Dare you visit Old Market ‘Scare’ and Halloween activities across Nottingham?

Dare you visit Old Market ‘Scare’ and Halloween activities across Nottingham?

Be prepared for the scariest Halloween Nottingham has ever seen with a great programme of activities and events in the city to celebrate Halloween and to keep the kids occupied during the half term break. The Halloween-themed family fun begins this evening, Friday 25 October 2019 and runs through to Thursday 31 October.  As the […]

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RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

Lenton Green, a scheme that transformed five high-rise flats into new homes, has been recognised by the East Midlands region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a leading housing development, and one which delivers exceptional design and architecture. Lenton Green, which is part-owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, was […]

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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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