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Recruitment company expands into new Nottingham headquarters

Macildowie is significantly expanding its presence in Nottingham, by moving to a brand new, purpose-designed headquarters, which is over 40 per cent bigger than...

Clean for the Queen in Rushcliffe

Parish councils in Rushcliffe are donning their overalls and joining forces with Rushcliffe Borough Council and Streetwise to get the borough looking ship shape...

Nottingham awarded share of £35m grant to become UK’s greenest transport city

Nottingham City Council’s bid for Government money to help achieve a low carbon, sustainable transport future has been successful.

Committee to consider application for groundwater monitoring boreholes

A planning application to install groundwater monitoring boreholes on land off Springs Road, to the north-east of Misson in Bassetlaw

Notts Flood risk strategy gets go ahead – have your say

The County Council has begun asking residents for their views on how it plans to tackle flood risk management in the county in the future.

Council issues statement on Minerals Local Plan meeting following anti-fracking demonstration today

Council issues statement on Minerals Local Plan meeting following anti-fracking demonstration today

Flood warning issued this evening for Wilford and Stoke Bardolph areas

A flood warning has been issued (Sun 3 Jan) to communities in Stoke Bardolph and Queens Drive Park & Ride. Flooding of low-lying agricultural land...
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Notts sends 1,000 sandbags to help flood-stricken Bradford area

Nottinghamshire County Council has sent 1,000 sandbags to the Bradford and Calderdale areas of Yorkshire

It’s official: West Bridgford outperforms Nottingham by a higher margin than any other English...

An analysis by a cross-party think tank which studied English satellite towns and how they perform on a number of socio-economic criteria versus their...

Nottingham Traffic Congestion is sixth worst in the UK – move to Portsmouth for...

Much has been reported recently of the late Christmas shopping and roadworks congestion causing misery for Nottingham motorists, but how bad is it really outside...

£1 billion a year boost to economy and 3,000 new jobs as Broadmarsh plans...

Nottingham City Council is today (Tuesday 1 December) unveiling wide-ranging plans to dramatically transform and regenerate the Broadmarsh area of Nottingham city centre. The proposals...

RSPB to manage new Sherwood Forest Country Park visitor centre

Nottinghamshire County Council is delighted to announce that contracts have been signed with an RSPB-led consortium to build a new visitor centre and manage...
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Nottingham’s electric buses are a winner at UK Bus Awards

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet, operated in partnership with Nottingham Community Transport and trentbarton, has won the Environment award at the UK Bus...

Notts shale gas exploration consultation is extended

The consultation for people to give their views on Nottinghamshire’s first planning application for shale gas exploration has been extended by two weeks. Island Gas...

Nottingham Rugby Club’s two new Grandstands to be recommended at planning meeting this week

On Thursday the Development Control Committee meet to vote on the planning application from the club to erect two temporary grandstands at The Bay...

Bio-gas double-deckers could arrive in Nottingham

The city’s award-winning principal bus operator, Nottingham City Transport, is working in partnership with Nottingham City Council to launch a 3-year project which could...

Rushcliffe Residents’ Survey shows 91% happy with their local area – have your say...

Rushcliffe residents' survey is well underway and here are some interim results - the survey remains open online until 4th December so there's still...

Architect responds to Radcliffe Rd planning application objections

Keith Clark from CBP Architects responds to the recent press surrounding Radcliffe Road apartments.  The letter below is from Keith Clark of CBP, we've spoken...

Cotgrave school children choose street names for new development

Pupils at Candleby Lane School in Cotgrave have put their thinking caps on to help leading homebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes name the...

Council receives first planning application for shale gas exploration in Notts

The first planning application for shale gas exploration in Nottinghamshire has been submitted to the County Council. Island Gas Limited (IGas) is seeking planning permission...

Have you spotted the #beastsofUoN?

A groundskeeper at The University of Nottingham is showcasing his wildlife photography skills and has produced a charity 2016 calendar of wild birds which...

Blue Badge amnesty launches next week

As part of the Crossing the Line campaign relaunch, Community Protection are running a Disabled Blue Badge amnesty throughout November. The Blue Badge Scheme is...

Man guilty of hazardous waste activity at Nottingham waste site

On 21 October 2015, Mr Martin Salmon of Western Boulevard, Nottingham pleaded guilty in Nottingham Magistrates Court and was ordered to pay compensation to...

Planning Committee votes all Sharphill 900 homes to go ahead

At last night's Rushcliffe Borough Council Development Control Committee meeting an overwhelming majority voted Sharphill home building plans as accepted. See votes. Bovis plans 11...

Video: Cherry blossom trees cut down as Sharphill/Edwalton developments begin

Some may remember back in Spring 2015 a video we produced showing the blossoms around the area. Readers have contacted us with disappointment as a...

Construction begins on Melton Road for Waitrose plans

Land levelling has begun on the land next to Wheatcroft at the A606/A52 roundabout. The work prepares for the new Waitrose store and associated buildings...

Support for Fracking continues to drop says University of Nottingham survey

A new survey shows that public support for the extraction and use of shale gas has dropped significantly over the last year with concerns...

West Bridgford Food Poverty group finalists in Nottingham Post awards – with Video

West Bridgford based not for profit Nourish Associates Training is up for a Nottingham Post Environment Award. They are finalists in the Education in...

Change of date for Sharphill Planning Meeting – Postponed for two weeks to consider...

Rushcliffe Council have deferred consideration of the three Planning Applications for Sharphill/Edwalton for two weeks. The items which had been on the agenda for this...

Rushcliffe ‘Residents’ Satisfaction’ Survey launched today – have your say

Rushcliffe’s residents’ survey is launched today Monday 12 October. The survey gives people the chance to voice their opinions on a wide range of...

Sharphill becomes a reality next week; see documents and meeting details

On Tuesday 13 October Rushcliffe’s Conservatives' Executive Cabinet will decide on a Planning Framework for Edwalton (Sharphill). Two days later, on Thursday 15 October, three...

Bright future for Bridgford Hall

Rushcliffe is over the moon to receive confirmation that the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Council £1.5m to secure the long term future...

Rushcliffe LibDems enthusiastic about UN Agreement on Sustainable Development #Action2015

Liberal Democrat members in Rushcliffe are enthusiastic about the United Nations Agreement on Global Action for Sustainable Development. Musters Ward Councillor Rod Jones told The...

Notts girl writes and illustrates children’s books, all to help Wildlife Charities

  Victoria Harwood from Barton-in-Fabis has written and illustrated a range of children's books, ALL of the profits go to Wildlife Charities. Victoria told The Wire, 'I...

West Bridgford Family in ‘Britain’s Greenest Family’ category of PEA Awards 2015.

Penney Poyzer Schalom and her family Gil Schalom and their daughter Jasmine, aged 9 are in the finals of Britain's Greenest Family category in...

Councillor Jonathan Wheeler delighted at Gamston Open Spaces progress

11 acres of wasteland can finally be cleared as developers make good their proposals to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Bovis Homes made the Offer to transfer...

The Nottingham Emmanuel School fits 1,000 solar panels in environmental and educational initiative

The Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford has fitted 1,000 solar panels to the roofs of the building in a ground-breaking move. We went...

Nottingham at the forefront of solar power

Nottingham City Council has led the way in terms of local authority involvement in solar energy – and warns against any dimming of Government...

First local authority energy company since 1948 launched in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has today (Monday 7 September 2015) launched Robin Hood Energy, the first local authority-owned not-for-profit energy supply company since nationalisation of...

Bingham Land safe from development for two decades

The last green open space in Bingham has been protected from development for at least two decades. More than 1,500 people signed a petition urging...

Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Forum date and agenda announced

This year’s Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Forum will be held at East Leake Village Hall on Saturday 10 October. This is a free event to celebrate...

Nottingham City Council installs UK’s first public solar cloth carport

Nottingham City Council has expanded its green credentials further by installing solar panels at the £16m redeveloped Harvey Hadden Sports Village. The solar system which...

Video: West Bridgford Voluntary Nature Lover Saves Distressed Cygnet

Julie Lewis and her son, Dylan were walking along the Grantham Canal in West Bridgford, and caught Steve Wroe, voluntary 'Unofficial Swan-Carer' saving a...

Planning Chief’s Disappointment At Government Stance On Fracking Decisions

The Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council's Planning and Licensing Committee has expressed disappointment about a Government warning that it would take decisions over fracking...

Mayor And Councillors Attend Rushcliffe Country Park Green Flag Ceremony

The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Friends of the Park, rangers and local borough councillors attended Rushcliffe Country Park yesterday to raise the Ninth Green Flag...

Still Time For Green Deal Energy Insulation Cash Before Funding Is Switched Off

Nottingham City Council has secured £5m of Government money to improve the energy efficiency of over 1300 homes, ahead of the funding stream being...
Friends of The Hook (from left) Marlene Cassidy, Jane Brown, Cllr Richard Mallender and Jeff Macintosh Photo: Mark Lee

Friends Of The Hook Nominated For Environmental Award

The Friends of the Hook have been looking after the West Bridgford nature reserve – which is between the River Trent and Holme Road in Lady...
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Rushcliffe Consults On Nature Conservation Strategy

Consultations with the community since 1993 have consistently shown that there is a great deal of interest in the natural environment of Rushcliffe. If...

The Friends of Sharphill Wood Nominated For Environmental Award

Taking small steps to make a big difference to their local nature reserve is a motto for The Friends of Sharphill Wood. The conservation group,...

Diseased Trees To Be Removed From Wollaton Park

A recent survey of the trees in the Lime Tree Avenue in Wollaton Park has identified that 20 trees urgently need replacing because they...