Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers  

Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers  

  Neighbourhood Bloom enthusiasts and schoolchildren have celebrated success in brightening up their area through gardening. Awards have been presented to 51 groups from Nottingham who participated in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign.  The IYN groups work hard to improve their own patch of the […]

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Deputy Leader calls for pause in Universal Credit or risk escalating rise in rent arrears, debt and homelessness

Deputy Leader calls for pause in Universal Credit or risk escalating rise in rent arrears, debt and homelessness

On the Eve of the Parliamentary vote on Universal Credit, Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Graham Chapman has called on the Government to halt the full introduction of Universal Credit in Nottingham until the faults in the system are sorted out. Most recent figures show that In Nottingham, since its introduction for simpler cases […]

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New ten year vision for culture in Nottingham

New ten year vision for culture in Nottingham

A new vision for the role of culture and creativity in the life of Nottingham as a city is outlined in a document produced by the city’s Strategic Cultural Partnership.  The Cultural Statement and Framework for Nottingham is being submitted for adoption by Nottingham City Council at the Executive Board meeting on 24 October.  The […]

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Two publicly owned companies in Nottingham are named the best in the country

Two publicly owned companies in Nottingham are named the best in the country

Robin Hood Energy and Nottingham City Transport have both been named as two of the country’s top publically owned companies. The Local Public Ownership Awards showcase some of the best and most inspiring council-run services in the UK. Both Nottingham companies were shortlisted against 10 other local councils. The public then voted for who they […]

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A feast for the senses as Nottingham celebrates Diwali in Old Market Square

A feast for the senses as Nottingham celebrates Diwali in Old Market Square

A nine-foot mechanical elephant, music, dance and poetry will all feature in Nottingham City Council’s celebrations for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Old Market Square on Friday (13 October) and Saturday (14 October). On Friday, the elephant will parade around the Square, accompanied by dancers and musicians, and diya lamps made as […]

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Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

The first three sculptures for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail have been unveiled.   The trail planned for Nottingham next summer celebrates the legend of Robin Hood – but with a mischievous twist on the tale. The sculptures transform our merry man in green into appealing robins – birds of a feather who will flock together […]

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Thieves steal lead from Victoria Embankment war memorial

Thieves steal lead from Victoria Embankment war memorial

Callous thieves have targeted Nottingham’s Grade II Listed War Memorial Archway at Victoria Embankment. The thieves stole lead protecting both wings of the memorial, causing damage to the stonework. They also stole bollards and broke windows on the undercroft. The council has reported the crime to the police. It’s thought the thieves struck at some point […]

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Moment of Joy as demolition of Broadmarsh car park gets underway

Moment of Joy as demolition of Broadmarsh car park gets underway

It’s the moment that will ultimately see one of Nottingham’s most unloved landmarks consigned to history – the start of the demolition of Broadmarsh Car Park. And Joy Rice from Bulwell has been chosen as the lucky resident to wield the sledgehammer to kick off the demolition, on Monday 18 September. The City Council ran […]

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Two aggressive beggars receive Criminal Behaviour Orders

Two aggressive beggars receive Criminal Behaviour Orders

Two prolific city beggars have received Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBO), which prohibits them from begging in Nottingham city centre. Neil Jennison, aged 50, of no fixed abode appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 30 August and was found guilty of using threatening words or behaviour towards two Community Protection Officers. Jennison received an 18 month […]

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