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Nottingham reflects on successful 10 years since introduction of smoking ban

Nottingham reflects on successful 10 years since introduction of smoking ban

Health professionals have praised Nottingham’s positive steps over the past decade since the national smoking ban was brought in – but insisted there is still work to be done. It was at 6am on July 1, 2007, that smoking was outlawed for indoor public spaces and workplaces across England – overnight the image of smoky […]

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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 to lead United Nations event in Vienna to end Female Genital Mutilation

Nottingham to lead United Nations event in Vienna to end Female Genital Mutilation

Nottingham will be the key speakers at a United Nations-led event on ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as the UK’s first city to take a zero-tolerance policy. After becoming the first city in the UK to take the stance in September 2016, Nottingham has been internationally recognised as a leading figure in the fight to […]

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Funding boost for air quality in Nottingham

Funding boost for air quality in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will be awarded £400,000 plus a share of £539,120 from the Joint Air Quality Unit (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Transport) as part of an annual funding pot to tackle air quality locally, it was announced today. This year’s Air Quality Grant programme will focus on supporting schemes […]

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Nottingham to become the UK’s first Super Kitchen

Nottingham to become the UK’s first Super Kitchen

There are plans to create 10 new Super Kitchens in Nottingham, making the city the UK’s first social eating city. Nottingham City Council is working with the Super kitchen project to create community eating spaces and tackle food poverty using surplus supermarket produce. Super Kitchen was established in 2014 in Sneinton and quickly grew from […]

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Inspectors praise Nottingham residential home for high standards of care

Inspectors praise Nottingham residential home for high standards of care

A Nottingham care home which looks after elderly people with dementia has been rated as ‘good’ by regulators. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced inspection at the Cherry Trees Resource Centre, in Bestwood Park, at the beginning of December and found it to be performing well across all areas. The Chippenham Road […]

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Plug social care funding gap with business rates ‘windfall’ – Deputy Leader

Plug social care funding gap with business rates ‘windfall’ – Deputy Leader

The Government’s £2.4billion business rates ‘windfall,’ not further increases in Council Tax, should be used to plug the social care funding gap, according to Nottingham City Council’s Deputy Leader. Councils up and down the country are facing tremendous pressures on their budgets and calling on the Government to provide a long-term sustainable solution to the […]

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