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Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Nottingham’s forward-thinking approach has been highlighted by Friends Of The Earth (FoE) as part of a new campaign to tackle climate change. The national branch of the international campaign group is calling on people to ‘challenge their local authority to do more’. They want councils to be learning from each other and sharing best practice. […]

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Nottingham leader backs calls for HS2 commitment

Nottingham leader backs calls for HS2 commitment

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, has joined dozens of prominent figures from the East Midlands signing an open letter calling on party leaders to publicly commit to completing HS2 Phase Two. Midlands Connect, Midlands Engine, Northern Powerhouse Partnership and Core Cities UK are urging Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable and Nicola […]

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Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

The Government today announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in the city centre. For the past three years, the council has been working with officials from Defra and the Department for Transport to identify measures to reduce levels of pollution in the shortest possible time and deliver compliance […]

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No Clean Air Zone for Nottingham

No Clean Air Zone for Nottingham

Citywide measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered in Nottingham. Cllr Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment, said existing measures would reduce air pollution to below the legal limit, without the need for a Clean Air Zone. Projects contributing to the fall […]

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Council leader thanks staff for keeping services – and the city – going despite bad weather

Council leader thanks staff for keeping services – and the city – going despite bad weather

Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins has praised council staff for keeping services running during the current severe weather. The vast majority of services have continued as sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall have hit the city this week. Some schools have closed and no day centres were open today (March 1), but most other […]

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Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Council staff praised for efforts to keep Nottingham moving

Crews from Nottingham City Council have been praised for working through the night to keep roads open. The City was hit with snow showers overnight on Wednesday far heavier and more widespread than forecast. Highways officers worked throughout the night to treat major roads across Nottingham ahead of Thursday morning’s rush hour. Part of their […]

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Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

New eco-friendly taxi cabs and a smartphone app for hackney cab passengers have been launched in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council  unveiled models of next-generation taxi vehicles on March 1 which it wants the city’s whole fleet of hackney cabs to convert to in the forthcoming years. The first of the new electric cabs – an […]

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All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

A taxi revolution is underway in Nottingham – with new-look eco-friendly hackney cab vehicles and a new user-friendly app set to be unveiled in the city from 1st March. Nottingham City Council is taking steps to make the city’s hackney cab fleet one of the best and most modern in the country. Having already introduced […]

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