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Nottingham reflects on successful 10 years since introduction of smoking ban

Nottingham reflects on successful 10 years since introduction of smoking ban

Health professionals have praised Nottingham’s positive steps over the past decade since the national smoking ban was brought in – but insisted there is still work to be done. It was at 6am on July 1, 2007, that smoking was outlawed for indoor public spaces and workplaces across England – overnight the image of smoky […]

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Hoodwinked: a twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: a twist on the tale

Robin Hood – local legend and master of disguise – will bring merriment to the streets of Nottingham next summer through a unique world-class sculpture trail. Scores of quirky Robin Hood sculptures will take pride of place in the city from July to September 2018, creating an eye-catching trail through the city centre and neighbourhoods. […]

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City’s services to safeguard children are rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

City’s services to safeguard children are rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Services to protect and support children in Nottingham have been rated ‘good’ following an inspection by Ofsted. Children’s teams at Nottingham City Council were praised for creative ways of working that make a positive difference to children and families. Strong leadership and a clear vision have successfully created an environment where social work can flourish […]

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Safety standards under spotlight in private high rise properties in Nottingham

Safety standards under spotlight in private high rise properties in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is seeking information and assurance from all landlords of high rise buildings in the city that safety measures are up to standard in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The council along with its housing management company Nottingham City Homes has undertaken a review of its own high rise properties – 13 […]

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Win the chance to swing your very own sledgehammer at Broadmarsh Car Park

Win the chance to swing your very own sledgehammer at Broadmarsh Car Park

Nottingham City Council is offering a Nottingham resident the chance to be the first person to take a swing at the Broadmarsh Car Park when it closes for demolition – with their very own engraved sledgehammer. Broadmarsh Car Park and Bus Station will close in early July, with demolition beginning shortly afterwards, as part of […]

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Prime Minister asked to support Nottingham’s response to Grenfell tragedy

Prime Minister asked to support Nottingham’s response to Grenfell tragedy

Nottingham City Council is seeking Government support for measures to improve safety in high rise blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire. The council’s lead councillor for planning and housing, Cllr Jane Urquhart, has written to Prime Minister Theresa May to outline the council’s commitment to learning any lessons from the tragedy – and to ask […]

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Council’s use of local firms injects £288 million into local economy

Council’s use of local firms injects £288 million into local economy

Over £288 million has been injected into the local economy over the last three years as a result of the City Council’s Procurement Strategy, which includes a commitment to increase spending with local firms, creating jobs for local people. Since 2014, a total of 567 contracts have been awarded to firms by the Council as […]

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Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

Olympic Silver Medallist, Jonathan Brownlee, is one of four British athletes confirmed to line up for the sport’s newest event, set to bring the city of Nottingham to life on Saturday 2 September. The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup will see 20 British and international quartets compete along Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment, swimming through the River […]

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Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June. And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day. The mayoral […]

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City leader’s response to London attack

City leader’s response to London attack

The Leader of Nottingham City Council strongly condemned last night’s attack in London and urged people to remain united within Nottingham’s communities. City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins, said: “The horrific attack last night was an act of terrorism which deliberately targeted the Muslim community.  Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all […]

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