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Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

Awards at Goose Fair dinner honour the best of Nottingham

A phenomenally-talented musical family, a women’s rights campaigner, the man behind the modern Goose Fair and a much–respected education champion have been honoured in the Nottingham Awards 2018. The awards, now in their seventh year, were held at the Council House last night (Thursday) following the historic 724th Goose Fair opening and dinner. They celebrate […]

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Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday

Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday

One of Europe’s largest travelling fairs makes its annual return to the city today (Wednesday) as Goose Fair opens at the Forest Recreation Ground. As is traditional, the fair will be officially opened on Thursday lunchtime with a ceremonial ringing of the silver bells at 12 noon. The bells will be rung by Cllr Councillor […]

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Official opening for £4m special school expansion

Official opening for £4m special school expansion

A City special school will officially open its new £4m expansion on 2 October – increasing its provision for children with special educational needs from 45 permanent places to 120 places. New classrooms, offices and play facilities have been created at Westbury Academy in Chingford Road, Bilborough, which caters for primary and secondary age pupils. […]

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Problem hotel closed for three more months

Problem hotel closed for three more months

The City Council, working with Nottinghamshire Police, has secured a further three-month closure order at The Stage Hotel on Gregory Boulevard, following a successful court application. The Stage Hotel was initially served with a closure order by the City Council’s Community Protection team on June 29, which expires tomorrow (September 29). The order granted today […]

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Nottingham’s Urban Room officially opens on Carrington Street

Nottingham’s Urban Room officially opens on Carrington Street

Nottingham’s Urban Room was officially opened in Carrington Street last night (Thursday 27 September). The special event included guests Mike Baulcombe, Regional Director for Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Cllr Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Regeneration at Nottingham City Council. The Urban Room concept was first introduced in the 2014 Farrell […]

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Family event marks end of month of Asian culture celebrations

Family event marks end of month of Asian culture celebrations

A special event takes place this weekend to mark the end of a month of celebrations around South Asian culture in Nottingham. The culmination of the South Asian Heritage Festival will see a free event for all the family take place in Trinity Square on Saturday from noon until 5pm. There will be main-stage performances […]

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Council consults on new strategy to prevent homelessness in the city

Council consults on new strategy to prevent homelessness in the city

Nottingham people, charities and other local organisations are being asked for their views on a new strategy being developed by the City Council to tackle homelessness in the city. The strategy outlines how the city can maintain its ongoing commitment to tackling homelessness, which has continued to rise across the country in recent years against […]

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Nottingham’s heritage assets to be celebrated and given extra protection

Nottingham’s heritage assets to be celebrated and given extra protection

Nottingham’s historic buildings that are not currently formally recognised are going to be given extra protection under a new scheme being introduced by the City Council. The council has approved the adoption of a heritage local list, which will ensure that a number of the city’s most treasured heritage assets currently not given national protection […]

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