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Conman builder given suspended prison sentence for fraud

Conman builder given suspended prison sentence for fraud

A criminal builder who conned a Bilborough resident out of nearly £6,000 has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Jason Clarke, pictured, plead guilty to fraud when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and was also ordered to repay the outstanding amount owed to the victim of £4,796.55. The householder had arranged for […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Councillor praises emergency response to incident at city tower block

Councillor praises emergency response to incident at city tower block

A Nottingham City councillor has thanked emergency services for their reaction to an incident earlier today in Sneinton. Police were called to Manvers Court, in Manvers Street, this morning after reports of a suspicious package on the ground. The Nottingham City Homes-managed block was temporarily evacuated while a controlled explosion was carried out. The package […]

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Almost three weeks of entertainment in Old Market Square as the Magnificent Spiegeltent returns

Almost three weeks of entertainment in Old Market Square as the Magnificent Spiegeltent returns

The hugely popular Spiegeltent will be returning to the city this April with the opening few days being announced and going on sale from Friday 21 February 2020. The attraction, which has been visiting the city since 2015, will be staged in Old Market Square between Wednesday 29 April and Sunday 17 May 2020. The […]

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Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned yesterday’s attack at two shisha bars in Germany. Councillor David Mellen said: “My thoughts are with the friends and families of these victims, whose lives have been taken in a senseless act of violence. It seems clear the motivation was extremist Far-Right views, which is something we […]

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City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed the further service changes that are needed to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The council included £13.4m of savings in its budget proposals in December – and has now identified the extra £2.2m needed to balance its 2020/21 budget. All proposals are subject to […]

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Preparations begin for Grade A office space construction

Preparations begin for Grade A office space construction

Enabling works have begun for the construction of Crocus Place, a Grade A office development in Nottingham’s Southside. Demolition has begun of a disused factory, known locally as the Hiltons Warehouse site, near the tram bridge over Queens Road below Nottingham Station. This site will act as the site compound when works begin on Crocus […]

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Wollaton Hall’s lifesaving installation helps your heart not miss a beat this Valentine’s Day

Wollaton Hall’s lifesaving installation helps your heart not miss a beat this Valentine’s Day

Life at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park has just got much safer, with a new defibrillator installed in the heart of it. Nottingham City Council is delighted to have received a £1,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park to install a ‘heartstart’ device. It is located in a disused phone box at the […]

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Big Reading Challenge hits fundraising target to give more free books to children

Big Reading Challenge hits fundraising target to give more free books to children

Nottingham City Council has reached its fundraising target for the Big Reading Challenge – which will see more free books given to children in the city. City councillors – including the Leader, Cllr David Mellen – spent a week reading to more than 8,300 people at schools, libraries, nurseries and children centres across Nottingham. Running […]

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