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Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Nottingham City Trading Standards have sounded a warning about unsafe toys that have been on sale ahead of Christmas. The dolls, described as ‘Sweet Fashion Doll’ and ‘Girl Beautiful Doll’ have been found to contain high levels of phthalates (cor). This chemical is added to toughen plastic but it can harm the health of children, […]

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Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

A call for the Government to commit to urgently cut air pollution levels in the UK made today by a national group of 175 doctors and health professionals has been backed by the Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council. The Group has warned that that the “severe pressures” the NHS is under this winter are […]

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Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Nottingham City Council is setting next year’s budget against the backdrop of having its Government funding slashed by three-quarters over the past decade. It means that to keep on meeting the growing demand to look after the elderly – now by far the biggest single cost to the council – Council Tax will have to […]

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Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has congratulated a Nottingham man after he scooped a national television award for his community work. Volunteer Keiren Thompson has been named the BBC’s Get Inspired Unsung Hero at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2019. Mr Thompson runs community project Helping Kids Achieve which provides sport sessions […]

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Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Painstaking restoration work to 12th and 18th century parts of Newstead Abbey has been completed on the West Front and Cannon Fort. The end result of six months of work on the Grade 1 listed building was unveiled yesterday (Monday 16 December), with officials from funders Historic England and the World Monument Fund joining the […]

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Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

A local company has been chosen to create a series of animated films to be played in the new Rebellion Gallery at Nottingham Castle. Bottletop, which is based within the Antenna Media Centre in Beck Street, saw off significant competition from across the country to land the contract at the iconic tourist attraction, which is […]

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Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

A warning has gone out to consumers in Nottingham to make sure they don’t fall victim to a festive scam. Christmas is a great break for families but is also a traditional time for fraudsters to try to take advantage of the season of goodwill. Nottingham City Council’s trading standards team has pulled together the […]

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Bulwell Market supports local athlete’s bid for Team GB spot at 2020 Olympics

Bulwell Market supports local athlete’s bid for Team GB spot at 2020 Olympics

The Nottingham Markets team has presented a cheque to a local weightlifter to help her achieve her goal of reaching the Olympics in Tokyo next year.  The team, which manages the city’s outdoor and indoor markets along with stallholders from Bulwell Market, handed the money to Emily Campbell, who is a current Commonwealth Bronze medallist  […]

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