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City Council’s Covid budget proposes £15.6m of cost savings in response to ‘extreme’ Covid challenges 

City Council’s Covid budget proposes £15.6m of cost savings in response to ‘extreme’ Covid challenges 

Nottingham City Council has set out proposals to make £15.6m of savings to help balance the budget for 2021/22 as it establishes a sustainable financial footing amid the Covid crisis. Anyone interested in finding out more about the proposals can take part in a consultation by clicking here The council is setting out new ways of […]

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Live or work in Forest Fields or Hyson Green? Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test

Live or work in Forest Fields or Hyson Green? Protect your loved ones – get a Covid test

A new pilot Asymptomatic Testing Centre for people who live and work in Forest Fields and Hyson Green will open at Djanogly Community Leisure Centre, Gregory Boulevard, on Wednesday 20 January 2021. The centre will be run by Nottingham City Council and will encourage people without symptoms of Covid-19 (asymptomatic) to drop in and get […]

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Ending benefit uplift would cut the thread some are hanging on by – Council Leader

Ending benefit uplift would cut the thread some are hanging on by – Council Leader

An uplift in Universal Credit introduced at the beginning of the pandemic should be kept, and extended to other benefit recipients, says the Leader of Nottingham City Council. If it ends in April, as is planned, it will “cut that very fine thread by which many people are hanging on,” according to Cllr David Mellen […]

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Plan to tackle hate crime goes to Full Council

Plan to tackle hate crime goes to Full Council

City councillors will be asked on Monday to formally approve a new plan to tackle hate crime in Nottingham. The Hate Crime Strategy, announced in October last year, has been written with partners from across the city, including Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, The Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Hate Crime […]

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Global hotel operator IHG signs up to Nottingham’s Island Quarter

Global hotel operator IHG signs up to Nottingham’s  Island Quarter

A BRAND new upscale hotel complex will soon be on its way to Nottingham after the developer behind The Island Quarter development signed terms with IHG – one of the world’s leading hotel companies. The UK-based company will be bringing its boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo as well as its extended stay offering, Staybridge Suites […]

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National Lockdown announced with immediate effect

National Lockdown announced with immediate effect

The Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown which starts immediately, to be ratified in law on Wednesday and lasting at least six weeks. What this means is that people in Nottingham like the rest of the country must now follow new, stricter rules which aim to bring the spread of Covid19 under control.These […]

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Statement from the Leader of Nottingham City Council on schools reopening

Statement from the Leader of Nottingham City Council on schools reopening

Councillor David Mellen, also Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: Covid infection levels in Nottingham currently remain below the national average and infection levels among primary school children are lower still. We nevertheless understand the anxiety for both parents and school staff about tomorrow’s planned return to school for primary pupils and we know what a […]

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A year at the Broadmarsh Centre – change, disappointment, optimism

A year at the Broadmarsh Centre – change, disappointment, optimism

More than 3,000 responses have been put forward ahead of a New Year’s Day deadline for how Nottingham’s Broadmarsh Centre site might be re-imagined. 2021 will see the ideas shaped into a masterplan for one of the most significant city-centre development sites in the country. At the start of 2020, good progress was being made […]

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Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first – and they’re outperforming their diesel counterparts. The sparkling new, clean and green answer to bin collections, the lorries have been doing the rounds for a few weeks and are already saving up to 70 litres of diesel and 360kg of […]

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Changing horizon promises a better entrance to Nottingham

Changing horizon promises a better entrance to Nottingham

Once an unwelcome sight on entering the city from Nottingham’s bus and rail stations, construction at the council’s new Broadmarsh development and the streets around it means the entrance to the city has already started to become a more welcoming one in 2020. Great progress has been made on transforming the area this year, with […]

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