Archive by year 2018

Primary school praised for ‘expanding horizons’ of pupils

Primary school praised for ‘expanding horizons’ of pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for creating a happy and respectful environment that encourages children to improve and expand their horizons. Ofsted inspectors said Robin Hood Primary has a sense of ‘calm and purpose’ – and that improvements in teaching are making a positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment in maths. Rating […]

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Tickets on sale for half term dinosaur adventure at Wollaton Park

Tickets on sale for half term dinosaur adventure at Wollaton Park

Dinosaurs will once again take over Wollaton Hall as this October will see an international dinosaur festival enter the park. Tickets go on sale today. Through October half term – 20 October to 4 November, Wollaton Park will be transformed into a prehistoric world. Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an interactive, life-sized […]

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Men’s international tennis returns to Nottingham Tennis Centre

Men’s international tennis returns to Nottingham Tennis Centre

A host of international players are in action at the Nottingham Tennis Centre next week, competing in the GB Pro-Series men’s $15k event, which takes place on the outdoor hard courts from Sunday 9 – Saturday 15 September. The list of entries is headed up by Billy Harris, who – with family from the Nottingham […]

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Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, has completed his fundraising challenge to walk a marathon a day on the Pennine Way. This famous walk from Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, is over 267 miles and usually takes at least three weeks to complete. Setting out to raise £10 per mile, his original […]

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Trading Standards continuing to take the fight to the fraudsters

Trading Standards continuing to take the fight to the fraudsters

Trading Standards officers have revealed that they face a ‘constant battle’ to stay ahead of con artists who cost victims in the UK more than £5 billion a year. Teams who work within Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection department carry out visits to people who have been targeted in scams. These are victims who have […]

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Nottingham could host UEFA Women’s European football matches

Nottingham could host UEFA Women’s European football matches

Nottingham will host international women’s football matches in 2021 if the Football Association’s bid for England to host the UEFA Women’s European football tournament is successful. Notts County FC’s Meadow Lane stadium is one of eight named in the FA’s bid, including Wembley to stage the final. The FA has submitted its bid today (August […]

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Clifton man sentenced for continuing to threaten and intimidate his neighbour

Clifton man sentenced for continuing to threaten and intimidate his neighbour

A Clifton man has been given a suspended prison sentence after breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction three times. Forty-six year-old Ashley Smith, of Florey Walk, Clifton, was originally given the injunction for intimidating and threatening violence against his neighbour. Mr Smith, who is a Nottingham City Homes tenant, originally appeared at Nottingham Magistrates court in […]

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Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins is hoping that completing a gruelling Pennine Way challenge will mean that reading isn’t such an uphill struggle for some local children. He is looking for more donations to send him on his way to complete a marathon-a-day challenge in aid of a children’s reading charity. Cllr Collins sets […]

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New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

Popular local café business Homemade has found the sweet spot for its new cake-making base at The Forest Recreation Ground. Homemade already runs a café at The Forest Pavilion, which is popular among locals and park visitors alike – and now Homemade is moving all of its operations to the beautiful Forest Lodge building on […]

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