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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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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 joins cities to urge Prime Minister to take action on air quality

Nottingham joins cities to urge Prime Minister to take action on air quality

Councillor Jon Collins has joined four other city council leaders and the Mayor London to urge the Prime Minister to take urgent action to tackle air pollution. Every year in Britain 40,000 people die early as a result of air pollution and research from London demonstrates the resulting health effects disproportionately impact the most deprived […]

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More women supported to continue breastfeeding

More women supported to continue breastfeeding

Health professionals at Nottingham City Council are urging more mothers to breastfeed their babies after figures revealed that rates in the City continue to improve. Breastfeeding carries major benefits for both mum and baby, and the recommended advice is that all infants are breastfed until they are at least six months old. While slightly less […]

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