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Think again about overlooking shoplifters, council leader urges police

Think again about overlooking shoplifters, council leader urges police

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned proposals by Nottinghamshire Police to stop investigating crimes like shoplifting as “nonsense.” Councillor Jon Collins said the move would undermine years of work to make the city a safer place to visit, as well as impacting on the local economy and local businesses. Nottinghamshire Police is considering […]

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Over 700 properties in Nottingham owned by tax avoiding companies – Deputy Leader

Over 700 properties in Nottingham owned by tax avoiding companies – Deputy Leader

The Chancellor should be chasing millions in uncollected tax from owners of properties registered in tax havens before he embarks on any more austerity measures in this week’s Budget, says a leading city councillor. City Council Deputy Leader Councillor Graham Chapman says that in Nottingham alone there are well over 700 properties owned by firms […]

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Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

A man was today found guilty of possessing illegal tobacco products by storing them in a car to evade detection by Trading Standards Officers. Osman Abdullah Hamarashid, 33, of Westbourne Road, Birmingham, received 120 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £200 costs and £85 victim surcharge at a trial at Nottingham Magistrates Court […]

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Support means nobody need sleep rough in Nottingham this winter

Support means nobody need sleep rough in Nottingham this winter

Nottingham City Council has allocated £106,000 to ensure that a robust Cold Weather Plan is in place in Nottingham to provide support for rough sleepers from November until the end of March. This will fund winter shelter arrangements and wider support, meaning that nobody needs to sleep rough in Nottingham this winter. These arrangements come […]

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Nottingham remembers

Nottingham remembers

Nottingham’s annual Civic Service of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial, Victoria Embankment on Sunday 12 November, starting at 10.45am. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Edwards, will be at the War Memorial for the Service, together with the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Glyn Jenkins, Chairman of […]

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Hoodwinked: seeking Robin’s merry band of sponsors

Hoodwinked: seeking Robin’s merry band of sponsors

Businesses are invited to find out more about joining the merry band of sponsors for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail in Nottingham next summer. Hoodwinked will celebrate the legend of Robin Hood with a free sculpture trail through the city from July to September 2018.  Businesses and organisations are encouraged to sponsor a sculpture inspired […]

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Freeman of the City honour for Sir David Greenaway

Freeman of the City honour for Sir David Greenaway

The City Council has officially installed Sir David Greenaway as an Honorary Freeman of the City in recognition of the huge contribution he has made to Nottingham. The decision was taken at a special meeting of the council on November 13, and saw Sir David become the 39th Honorary Freeman of the City, joining Rev William Booth, Brian Clough […]

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Revealed: “unfair and divisive” Transition Funding scheme for councils set to return

Revealed: “unfair and divisive” Transition Funding scheme for councils set to return

The Government is set to bring back a controversial £300m funding scheme which, despite two years of repeated requests, it still refuses to reveal the distribution criteria for. The Transitional Grant went mainly to well-off county councils in the south and to better off outer London boroughs at the expense of more deprived areas which […]

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