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‘Woman of the Year’ award for Alison!

‘Woman of the Year’ award for Alison!

A Nottingham City Council corporate director has been honoured in an annual awards ceremony celebrating women in business. Alison Michalska, who has responsibility for Children and Adults at the authority, scooped the Women In Public Service category of the Nottingham Post Women In Business Awards 2017. The awards have been held for the past five […]

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Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

Man prosecuted for storing illegal tobacco in a car

A man was today found guilty of possessing illegal tobacco products by storing them in a car to evade detection by Trading Standards Officers. Osman Abdullah Hamarashid, 33, of Westbourne Road, Birmingham, received 120 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £200 costs and £85 victim surcharge at a trial at Nottingham Magistrates Court […]

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Winners announced in Michael Varnam Awards 2017

Winners announced in Michael Varnam Awards 2017

The winners have been announced for an award designed to honour the efforts of people in Nottingham who strive to improve the health and wellbeing of others. Three nominated individuals and three groups were invited to a special presentation ceremony for the Michael Varnam Awards 2017 at Nottingham City Council’s Loxley House headquarters. The awards […]

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More at-risk groups urged to take up flu vaccination in Nottingham

More at-risk groups urged to take up flu vaccination in Nottingham

Pregnant women and young children are once again being targeted to increase take-up of the flu vaccination. The common virus, spread by coughs and sneezes, usually clears up within a week but can cause serious health complications among vulnerable groups of people – and in extreme cases be life-threatening. However, the numbers of pregnant women […]

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Awards seek to recognise those who help others in Nottingham

Awards seek to recognise those who help others in Nottingham

Nominations are being sought to recognise the efforts of people in Nottingham who strive to improve the health and wellbeing of others. The Michael Varnam Awards 2017 will particularly champion those who work tirelessly in the city’s more disadvantaged communities. They take their name from former Sneinton GP Dr Michael Varnam who dedicated 35 years […]

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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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