Shops ready to reopen doors – but message remains to stay safe

Shops ready to reopen doors – but message remains to stay safe

Shoppers in Nottingham are being urged to support local businesses as they reopen next week – but to make sure they keep themselves and others safe. As part of the Government’s next stage of the roadmap out of national Covid restrictions, non-essential shops, hairdressers, barbers, beauticians and outdoor hospitality venues can open again from Monday. […]

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Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to be offered to all adults with no symptoms

Twice-weekly rapid Covid tests to be offered to all adults with no symptoms

All adults in Nottingham, with no Covid symptoms, will now be able to access twice-weekly rapid tests from Friday (9 April).  The Government has announced this important step to encourage everyone to play their part in making sure the country can move forward safely to the next stage of the roadmap.   For those over 18 years old, two boxes of seven tests per person are […]

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Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved and respected’ senior officer at Nottingham City Council. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, died on Wednesday morning. Mrs Blackman, aged 54 and who lived in Bulwell, first qualified as a social worker in 1989 and had dedicated her working life to […]

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Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

A Nottingham campaign delivering free books to children has just passed a major milestone. Nottingham City Council has been working alongside the Rotary Club of Nottingham to co-ordinate fundraising for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since the Club chose to adopt the scheme as a project in 2012. Since then, donations have increased to see more […]

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Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Two electric bin lorries have been unveiled today (Friday) – after being named by the Nottingham public. The commercial vehicles were the first off the global production line to be purpose-built electric, as opposed to retrofitted former diesel models. They form part of Nottingham City Council’s ambitious target to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city […]

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Protect those around you – get a Covid test

Protect those around you – get a Covid test

Nottingham City Council is extending its asymptomatic testing offer to residents by opening up two new centres for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms. The Portland Centre, on Muskham Street in The Meadows, will open on Tuesday 2 March. Clifton Community Centre, on Southchurch Drive in Clifton, will open on Thursday 4 March. The […]

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Leader thanks schools and nurseries for their ‘vital’ pandemic work

Leader thanks schools and nurseries for their ‘vital’ pandemic work

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has said thank you to nursery workers, school staff and childminders for their ongoing work. Councillor David Mellen has paid tribute to these efforts not only during the past six weeks since Christmas, but over the course of the Covid pandemic. Schools opened for a solitary day in early […]

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