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Nottingham coffee shop Kigali signs lease extension for Stoney Street premises

Commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors have negotiated a lease renewal on a prime Nottingham retail unit that has seen a popular coffee shop commit to the city centre for another five years.Kigali Coffee, previously...

Ruth Edwards MP cuts the ribbon at new West Bridgford home care service

Carefound Home Care opens its West Bridgford office. Carefound Home Care provides a highly personalised home care service based around being locally managed and their new West Bridgford office provides hourly visiting care in West...

Nottingham-based global software firm creates 150 local jobs

Nottingham-based global supplier and developer of software products, Ideagen Plc, has announced it is to create 150 jobs over the next 12-18 months.Ideagen develops software solutions to help businesses operating in highly regulated markets meet...

Brand New Luxury Spa opens in West Bridgford

This month, luxury skincare store and spa, Soothe, opened its new premises in West Bridgford. Soothe Luxury Skincare and Spa is an ambitious new skincare store and luxury treatment centre.Located on Melton Road, West Bridgford, Soothe’s...

Nottingham bus chief retires after 27 years at the wheel

Mark Fowles joined the bus industry in 1984, on the National Bus Company’s senior management training scheme where he held various management roles. He left in June 1994 to become deputy MD at NCT, appointed to...

Keyworth lipreading expert launches brand new business

A Keyworth woman who’s had hearing loss her whole life is on a mission to help others – as Nottinghamshire’s only qualified and practising lipreading tutor.Helen Barrow, from Keyworth, has set up her business Lipreading.me.uk,...

New one-to-one and online Yoga classes launch in Nottinghamshire

A Nottinghamshire-based yoga instructor specialising in Ashtanga Yoga has launched new online classes via Zoom.A Nottingham woman has launched brand new Yoga lessons available online.The 60-minute online class, Vinyasa Flow is designed for beginners.All...

Job Support Scheme: What businesses and employees need to know

Job Support Scheme: What businesses and employees need to know - Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new Job Support Scheme, which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) when it ends on 31...

John Lewis posts six-month loss of £55m

In the first six months of this year, the Partnership made a loss of £55m, about the same as this time last year, a creditable performance in the circumstances and ahead of expectations in our...

Midland Main Line electrification work must start now, says East Midlands Chamber after Network Rail report

The time has come for the Government to finally deliver on electrifying the entire Midland Main Line after a Network Rail report featured the scheme in a wider clean transport vision, says East Midlands Chamber.The...

Ruth Edwards MP announces winner of Rushcliffe Best Local Shop Award 2020

Ruth Edwards today announced the winner of her first annual Best Local Shop Award, giving people across Rushcliffe the chance to vote for their favourite local shops and highlighting their important role in communities across...

Experienced well-regarded property sales expert joins FHP Living

Steven Gray has 20 years’ experience in the residential market within Nottingham and is well renowned for his knowledge and experience within the West Bridgford and South of the River locations within the city having worked with...

Costa Coffee to axe 1650 jobs across its UK shops

Costa Coffee to axe 1650 jobs  - The ongoing impact of COVID-19 remains challenging for Costa Coffee and has required the business to make difficult decisions to ensure that as many jobs as possible are...

West Bridgford mum makes fitness fun and accessible to everybody

Compton Acres mum of three, Sara lomas launched her own fitness club called Fit4EveryBody last year, aimed at making fitness both accessible and fun for all ages and abilities.Her passion to tackle fitness-related health problems...

Langar Skydiving centre attracts new business as experience economy returns

Nottinghamshire skydiving centre Skydive Langar has welcomed a record number of new customers to its Vale of Belvoir facility as the so-called ‘experience economy’ makes its comeback post lockdown.   The skydiving company, which attracts custom to the area...

‘Government inaction is harming airports like East Midlands’, says CEO

In this article Chief Executive of East Midlands Airport’s parent company calls for an end to “sluggish, illogical and chaotic” approach to quarantine.This time last year, airports across the UK were gearing up for what...

Rare business opportunity to take on your own oven valeting business in South Notts

A rare opportunity has arisen to take on a successful oven cleaning business in the Nottingham South area following the retirement of its previous owner.It offers the ideal prospect for those facing uncertain employment prospects,...

Company announces takeover of Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre

Intu SGS, the holding company for four of the shopping centres including Nottingham has secured £30 million worth of new investment after intu collapsed into administration earlier this year.Intu SGS is the holding company for...

New interior design business launched in West Bridgford

A new home interior and consultancy business is launching in West Bridgford to help house owners transform their pads into the place of their dreams.Howson Design is the new business set up by Katy Raywood,...

John Lewis online Christmas shopping launched after searches increase by up to 400%

With four months to go until Christmas Eve, John Lewis & Partners will launch its online Christmas Shop on www.johnlewis.com.The retailer has brought forward the launch in response to the high level of customer...

Poundland opens new Nottingham store this month

Poundland does the treble on Saturday 29 August as Britain’s favourite discount retailer pushes ahead with its transformation by opening three new stores in one day.It is moving into a larger store at Telford in...

New gin distillery based in Ruddington makes first Farmers’ Market appearance this week

The Ruddy Fine Distillery will be making their first appearance at the West Bridgford Farmers Market this Saturday (22 August), selling their acclaimed London Dry Gin and recently launched Summer Berries Pink Gin. This Ruddington based...

Birds Bakery investing despite closure of a Nottingham store

As part of its ongoing business strategy, Birds Bakery has closed three stores in Derby and Nottingham as the buildings’ leases come to an end.Birds, which has 60 stores across the East Midlands and employs...

Nottingham auction house reports 79% sales increase during lockdown

Online auction house John Pye Auctions has recorded its highest auction figures in its 52-year history, with a 79% sales increase compared to pre-lockdown, after handling some of the biggest cases in the fall out...

Man jailed after robbing woman on a Nottingham tram

A 28-year-old man has been jailed for two years after stealing a bag from a woman late at night on the tram.Jamiel Ali Haq, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court this...

Amazon is recruiting for 1,000 jobs in Nottinghamshire

Amazon has announced plans to create 1,000 permanent jobs at a new fulfilment centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield as part of its expansion in the East Midlands.The online retail multi-national will begin recruiting later this month for...

Entrepreneurs take inspiration from 1970s TV show to launch Notts Swap Shop

Notts Swap Shop - Entrepreneurs who took inspiration from a 1970s children’s TV show to set up a platform for swapping business services in Derbyshire have now expanded over the border into Nottinghamshire. After the success...

UK in recession as GDP shrinks by 20% – Expert comment on how this affects the East Midlands

The latest figures measuring the UK’s economic activity released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today confirmed the country is officially in a recession.They showed the national gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 20.4%...

East Midlands unemployment rate increase the highest in the country, new figures show

New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the largest fall in UK employment in more than a decade.The number of people in jobs between April and June fell by 220,000...

Developers acquire key sites in Nottingham’s Southside area

Peveril Securities and Sladen Estates, the team behind the landmark Unity Square scheme in Nottingham, have acquired a number of key buildings in the heart of the city’s Southside area.The sites, which include Albion House...