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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £6,000 for failing to licence a property which had nine people living inside it. Sanaur Rahman, aged 48, of Beauvale Road in The Meadows, was sentenced on Monday (9 September) after previously admitting the offence under the Housing Act 2004 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. He has been fined £6,000 […]

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HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

There is a strong case for high speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion. Under plans submitted to the government by Sub-national Transport Body […]

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Fines for poor parking outside schools

Fines for poor parking outside schools

The end of the summer holidays and start of the new school year spells dread for some. No, not schoolchildren or even the teachers – but residents living near some schools. Streets around schools can often become clogged with cars as parents drop off their children, causing safety concerns and problems for local residents. The […]

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Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

As cycling festival HSBC UK Let’s Ride gets ready to roll into Nottingham, British Cycling and HSBC UK, in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, have confirmed the traffic-free route at the Meadow Recreation Ground for this year’s edition of the event. The free-to-attend event will get underway at The Meadows Recreation Ground at 11am on […]

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A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

Ascheme to help tackle problems in the private rented sector has reached its milestone first birthday. Nottingham City Council introduced a new housing licensing scheme for most houses in Nottingham to help tackle problems such as antisocial behaviour, crime, poor property conditions and deprivation. This runs alongside the other housing licensing schemes operating for houses […]

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Volunteers thanked for providing free meals for Nottingham children

Volunteers thanked for providing free meals for Nottingham children

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has thanked local businesses, charities, faith groups and volunteers who helped provide free lunches for vulnerable children this summer. A number of community initiatives took place in Nottingham over the school summer holidays in a bid to tackle holiday hunger, activity and isolation among children. This included a scheme […]

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City reaches landmark achievement with latest ‘Good’ school

City reaches landmark achievement with latest ‘Good’ school

Pupils at Berridge Primary are celebrating more than just the start of the new academic year: their school has improved its Ofsted rating to reach the ‘Good’ standard. An inspection at the school in Hyson Green found the primary has taken all of the steps needed to move up from the previous ‘Requires Improvement’ rating […]

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I built that! Nottingham Jobs helps residents be a part of the city’s growth.

I built that! Nottingham Jobs helps residents be a part of the city’s growth.

There’s positive news for job seekers in Nottingham; as building projects of all sizes move forward apace, job opportunities in construction, shop-fitting and associated trades are becoming available and local people are in a great position to find work or take up training which will enable them to work on some of the city’s major […]

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