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HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

There is a strong case for high speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion. Under plans submitted to the government by Sub-national Transport Body […]

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Government U-turn on HS2 would be huge betrayal – Leader

Government U-turn on HS2 would be huge betrayal – Leader

Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “I can understand the need to scutinise projects funded by the public purse, but it’s disappointing to see the case for phase 2b questioned in the scope of this review. Especially while controversial projects further south, such as Crossrail – already well over budget, severely delayed, and […]

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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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