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Warning of unsafe toys bought online ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Warning of unsafe toys bought online ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Shoppers are being told to watch out for unsafe toys being sold by third-party online sellers as special deals for Black Friday and Christmas. With the Covid pandemic and current Government restrictions affecting the whole country, many people will be relying on online shopping in the coming days and weeks. Both Nottingham City Council and […]

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Nottingham’s new tier should reflect success in reducing Covid cases – City Leader

Nottingham’s new tier should reflect success in reducing Covid cases – City Leader

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has written to the Prime Minister urging him to recognise the city’s efforts in driving down Covid-19 cases ahead of new Government tiers being decided this week. Councillor David Mellen says that a huge amount of effort has been made by the Council and its partners, but most importantly […]

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Stand by our communities during this crisis urges Councillor ahead of Government Spending Review

Stand by our communities during this crisis urges Councillor ahead of Government Spending Review

The City Council’s portfolio holder for finance and growth has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Government’s Spending Review on Wednesday, urging him to stick to his pledge to cover the costs of Covid, give councils a three-year funding package and to properly fund local key workers and public facilities. Cllr Sam Webster says: […]

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Need to tackle child poverty increasing due to impact of COVID-19

Need to tackle child poverty increasing due to impact of COVID-19

Concern about levels of child poverty in Nottingham was highlighted by councillors at a meeting of Nottingham City Council yesterday (Monday 9 November). Following debate on a motion, councillors resolved to build on existing work to tackle the issue and gave a commitment to support Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty. The council […]

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Support and guidance is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

Support and guidance is available for the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

The Government has updated its guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) during the national lockdown – and support is available for them locally and nationally. The new guidance advises people in this category to: • Stay home as much as possible • Use supermarket deliveries, ‘click and collect’ or ask others to […]

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City Council services affected by National Lockdown

City Council services affected by National Lockdown

Nottingham City Council has announced which of its services will continue and which will be impacted by the National Lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.   The Government announced a range of measures last week to help stem the spread of coronavirus, that were voted on by parliament yesterday and introduced today. These include staying […]

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City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

Revised plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 8 November) in line with the new national lockdown restrictions have been announced. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence at Victoria Embankment will not proceed this year due to the potential numbers attending  – usually several thousand people – and the need to avoid large […]

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