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Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council is set to press ahead with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks despite the Government so far refusing to provide the financial support it promised immediately after the Grenfell disaster. None of the Council’s residential high rise blocks have the same cladding […]

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Can you help a child in care in Nottingham?

Can you help a child in care in Nottingham?

The importance of the wider family, together with strong professional support, is being highlighted this year as part of National Adoption Week 2017. The support and stability that can be provided by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins is a vital part of the whole adoption process. The family unit, and the role that extended family […]

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Two publicly owned companies in Nottingham are named the best in the country

Two publicly owned companies in Nottingham are named the best in the country

Robin Hood Energy and Nottingham City Transport have both been named as two of the country’s top publically owned companies. The Local Public Ownership Awards showcase some of the best and most inspiring council-run services in the UK. Both Nottingham companies were shortlisted against 10 other local councils. The public then voted for who they […]

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Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

The first three sculptures for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail have been unveiled.   The trail planned for Nottingham next summer celebrates the legend of Robin Hood – but with a mischievous twist on the tale. The sculptures transform our merry man in green into appealing robins – birds of a feather who will flock together […]

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Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Celebrated on the second Tuesday of October, Ada Lovelace Day promotes the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Newstead Abbey will be running its own Ada Lovelace Day celebrations this weekend. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and mathematics-loving Annabella Milbanke. She became a mathematician and writer, publishing her notes on […]

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Winners of the prestigious Nottingham Awards announced

Winners of the prestigious Nottingham Awards announced

This year’s winners of the Nottingham Awards have been announced. Now in their sixth year, the Nottingham Awards honour people who have made a major contribution to life in the city through their work in the public, private and voluntary sectors. All of the winners were nominated by friends or colleagues. The judging panel consisted of City Councillors […]

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Nottingham secures Purple Flag accreditation for eighth consecutive year

Nottingham secures Purple Flag accreditation for eighth consecutive year

Nottingham has secured Purple Flag accreditation for an eighth consecutive year. The Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) is the main driving force behind the city securing Purple Flag accreditation, working in partnership with other organisations in the city.  These include Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Community Protection, the Crime and Drugs Partnership, the University of […]

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More at-risk groups urged to take up flu vaccination in Nottingham

More at-risk groups urged to take up flu vaccination in Nottingham

Pregnant women and young children are once again being targeted to increase take-up of the flu vaccination. The common virus, spread by coughs and sneezes, usually clears up within a week but can cause serious health complications among vulnerable groups of people – and in extreme cases be life-threatening. However, the numbers of pregnant women […]

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