Council hopes that plain tobacco packaging will prevent children from smoking

Council hopes that plain tobacco packaging will prevent children from smoking

Health officials in Nottingham hope that the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco this week will help reduce the number of children taking up smoking. From Sunday (21 May), cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco will no longer be sold in packets with the familiar colours and designs that smokers would instantly recognise. Instead, they will appear […]

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Nottingham schools making progress on their ‘journey of improvement’

Nottingham schools making progress on their ‘journey of improvement’

Pupils, parents, teachers and staff have been praised for the improvements made in Nottingham schools. Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills at Nottingham City Council, has acknowledged the combined efforts, which have seen the city begin to move up league tables for attendance and the number of Ofsted-rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ […]

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Council Leader calls for mandatory minimum sentences for knife crime following fatal assault

Council Leader calls for mandatory minimum sentences for knife crime following fatal assault

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has called for the Government to introduce mandatory minimum prison sentences for knife crime following a fatal assault on Woodborough Road, Nottingham, on Friday. Councillor Jon Collins said: “Sadly, knife crime is a national issue which is becoming an increasing problem in towns and cities right across the country. Just last […]

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Businesses donate close to 3,000 Easter eggs for Nottingham children

Businesses donate close to 3,000 Easter eggs for Nottingham children

Thousands of children, including those in care, are getting an Easter treat after companies in Nottingham donated chocolate eggs. Staff at businesses across the city have been donating the treats to Nottingham City Council, which has distributed them to youngsters who may need a happy Easter treat this weekend. They have been given out to […]

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