Archive by category Public Health

‘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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Take the fright out of energy bills this Halloween

Take the fright out of energy bills this Halloween

If you think your energy bills are scary, this Halloween could be the time not to miss a trick and treat yourself to savings. Nottingham City Council has partnered with local energy advice organisations to run a series of advice session across Nottingham. The events will be held at four market places across the city […]

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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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EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is underway; the aim of the week is raise awareness of sustainable energy across Europe to accelerate Europe’s transition to clean, secure and efficient energy. Sustainable energy is an area that Nottingham is leading the way in. Nottingham is currently the most energy self-sufficient city in the UK […]

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Hear today, gone tomorrow? 

Hear today, gone tomorrow? 

Students in Nottingham are putting their hearing at risk by playing music on personal stereos too loudly, according to City Council Environmental Health Officers. The warning comes after officers surveyed students at the University of Nottingham on Wednesday 24 May as part of National Noise Awareness Week. They measured the decibel levels produced by the […]

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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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