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Trading Standards push to prevent fires caused by second hand electrical appliances

Trading Standards push to prevent fires caused by second hand electrical appliances

Second hand electrical retailers around Nottingham have been visited by Nottingham City Council Trading Standards this week to check that they are not putting local households at risk. Work on the project is ongoing, but results so far show that local businesses do not have adequate systems in place to ensure that they are taking […]

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Trader spared custodial sentence after admitting possession and supply of illegal tobacco

Trader spared custodial sentence after admitting possession and supply of illegal tobacco

A Nottingham man received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to the sale of fake cigarettes. Farman Fariq Abdulrahman, aged 28, of St Michael’s Avenue, Broxtowe, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on January 16 where he admitted possessing, and offering for sale, counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco products. The offences took place at Krasnal Mini […]

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Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

An innovative data modelling tool to target rogue landlords in Nottingham more effectively has won financial backing from the Government. The new system, which received £43,821 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, aims to make the work to tackle rogue landlords more efficient than the current approach, which is time-consuming and labour-intensive. […]

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‘Now’ charity Christmas single raises money for homeless people in Nottingham

‘Now’ charity Christmas single raises money for homeless people in Nottingham

December wouldn’t be the same without the annual race for Christmas number one – and Sing it Bold Community Gospel Choir are set to be Christmas number one – at least in local hearts. ‘Now’, the Christmas single released by the choir will raise money for Nottingham charity Emmanuel House. They do great work supporting […]

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Gearing up for the festive season with the team that keeps taxi passengers safe

Gearing up for the festive season with the team that keeps taxi passengers safe

Nottingham City Council’s taxi licensing team is getting ready for Christmas. The team, which oversees the 2,500 taxis licensed in Nottingham city, will be carrying out mystery shopper taxi journeys over the next few weeks. They will be making sure that taxi drivers in the city obey the rules, and asking members of the public […]

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Man jailed for nine months after supplying dangerous cosmetic product

Man jailed for nine months after supplying dangerous cosmetic product

A Nottingham trader has today been jailed for manufacturing and supplying an unsafe cosmetic solution which caused serious injuries to teenagers across the country. Nottingham Crown Court had previously heard that the aftercare saline product, produced by Lion Care Products Limited, of Basford, was supposed to be sprayed on to fresh piercings to keep the […]

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As winter sets in, Nottingham comes together to pledge to tackle homelessness as a city

As winter sets in, Nottingham comes together to pledge to tackle homelessness as a city

Nottingham City Council has launched its new five-year Homelessness Prevention Strategy and is asking crucial partners – and the public – to commit to playing their part. The launch comes as Shelter releases its annual report showing that homelessness continues to be a worsening national crisis – with ‘at least 320,000 people now homeless in […]

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