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City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

The Nottingham City area has seen significant success in reducing knife crime, with a large decrease of 18.9% in the last year, according to latest police figures. The reduction is part of an 8.7% overall across Nottinghamshire in the last year, following ongoing activity between partner organisations including the City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, voluntary organisations […]

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Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Four local heroes who have helped the homeless, parents and children in disadvantaged communities, disaffected young people and children with disabilities, have been honoured in the Nottingham Awards 2019. The awards, now in their eighth year, were held at the Council House last night (Thursday) following the historic 725th Goose Fair opening and dinner. They […]

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Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday and last chance to purchase money-off ride vouchers

Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday and last chance to purchase money-off ride vouchers

Nottingham’s legendary Goose Fair makes its annual return to the city today (Wednesday) with the gates at Forest Recreation Ground opening at 5.30 this evening. As is traditional, the fair will be officially opened on Thursday lunchtime with a ceremonial ringing of the silver bells at 12 noon. The bells will be rung by Cllr […]

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Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Cllr David Mellen launches the City Council campaign to offer money advice and support A new campaign is advising people on how to get help and advice on debt and money matters. Launched by Nottingham City Council, the campaign is signposting people to a dedicated website www.asklion.co.uk/money as well as specialist advice and support services […]

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Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Three tattoo and make-up studios in Nottingham have achieved the top five-star rating in a countywide project to promote hygiene standards. The Hygiene Accreditation Scheme was set up by eight local authorities across Nottinghamshire in 2018. It is voluntary membership scheme to improve and maintain the highest hygiene and safety standards for premises offering tattoos, […]

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Culture Board ready to shine a light on Nottingham’s unique offer

Culture Board ready to shine a light on Nottingham’s unique offer

A unique partnership to use culture to help drive the future prosperity of Nottingham is set to be launched.  The Nottingham Culture Board will go live in the next fortnight and has come about thanks to £30,000 funding secured from Arts Council England. This has been matched by additional contributions from the city’s key cultural […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £6,000 for failing to licence a property which had nine people living inside it. Sanaur Rahman, aged 48, of Beauvale Road in The Meadows, was sentenced on Monday (9 September) after previously admitting the offence under the Housing Act 2004 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. He has been fined £6,000 […]

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Fines for poor parking outside schools

Fines for poor parking outside schools

The end of the summer holidays and start of the new school year spells dread for some. No, not schoolchildren or even the teachers – but residents living near some schools. Streets around schools can often become clogged with cars as parents drop off their children, causing safety concerns and problems for local residents. The […]

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