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Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

New eco-friendly taxi cabs and a smartphone app for hackney cab passengers have been launched in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council  unveiled models of next-generation taxi vehicles on March 1 which it wants the city’s whole fleet of hackney cabs to convert to in the forthcoming years. The first of the new electric cabs – an […]

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100 days to go until ITU World Triathlon Series arrives in Great Britain  

100 days to go until ITU World Triathlon Series arrives in Great Britain   

British Triathlon launches volunteering campaign to #MakeItHappen this summer. 27 February saw British Triathlon officially launch the search for 500 Tri Maker volunteers to help bring the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham and ITU World Triathlon Leeds events to life in June 2018. Volunteering in triathlon is a great opportunity for personal development, improving […]

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Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed Broadmarsh Car Park and Bus Station development and Nottingham College’s new City Hub. The new developments were approved at Nottingham City Council’s Planning Committee today and form key parts of the proposed £250m redevelopment of the Broadmarsh area of the city. The new car park and bus […]

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City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed extra proposals to balance its 2018/19 budget – totalling £27m of savings due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council managed to identify […]

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All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

A taxi revolution is underway in Nottingham – with new-look eco-friendly hackney cab vehicles and a new user-friendly app set to be unveiled in the city from 1st March. Nottingham City Council is taking steps to make the city’s hackney cab fleet one of the best and most modern in the country. Having already introduced […]

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Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Nottingham City Council’s opposition group has added its support to calls for the Government to provide funding for essential fire safety work on high rise blocks in the city. The Leader of the Conservative Group, Councillor Andrew Rule, has written a joint letter with Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, Councillor Jane Urquhart, to the […]

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City Council’s £20m of commercial activity to help offset Government cuts

City Council’s £20m of commercial activity to help offset Government cuts

Nottingham City Council is leading the way when it comes to generating income to help offset Government funding cuts – generating £20m a year from commercial activities. The council has seen its main Government funding fall from £126m in 2013/14 to just £35m in 2018/19 – reducing to nothing in two years’ time. Aside from […]

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Better standards for Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme gets green light

Better standards for Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme gets green light

Private tenants in Nottingham will benefit from better quality accommodation and greater protection from rogue landlords after the Government approved a new licensing scheme. The City Council scheme covering over 30,000 privately rented homes in Nottingham is the largest outside London to be given approval by the Secretary of State. A report by the BRE […]

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2018 – a big step towards Nottingham’s future

2018 – a big step towards Nottingham’s future

2018 is set to be a pivotal moment in Nottingham’s development as a thriving modern city, with several ambitious regeneration projects getting underway. Nottingham City Council has been driving forward its long-term vision for the city’s regeneration over recent years, with unprecedented investment in major schemes such as the expansion of the tram network, redevelopment […]

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Volunteers sought for Nottingham Open International Tennis in June

Volunteers sought for Nottingham Open International Tennis in June

There is just over a week left to apply as volunteers are sought for Nottingham Open International Tennis in June. Nottingham City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at the Nottingham Open Tennis tournament. Over 16s can apply to the volunteer programme. The deadline for volunteer applications […]

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