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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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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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Make sure babies are sleeping safely this Christmas

Make sure babies are sleeping safely this Christmas

Public health experts are offering a festive reminder to parents, carers and grandparents about the importance of safer sleeping for babies over the Christmas holidays. Risks increase significantly at this time of year as families spend time away from home and sleeping routines change. Officials at Nottingham City Council are asking parents and carers to […]

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