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Estate Agents to be professionalised to improve standards

New measures will be introduced to professionalise the estate agent market, driving up standards and bringing an end to ‘rogue managing agents’, announced Housing Secretary Sajid Javid today (8 April 2018).With over one million homes...

Outlaws run out of time with narrow defeat

Nottingham Outlaws began their 2018 Yorkshire Premier League campaign with a narrow 16-14 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Upton on Saturday. Despite trailing by twelve points at one stage the Outlaws rallied well...

Investigation launched after gunshot in Nottingham

A police cordon has been lifted as officers continue their investigations following reports of a firearm discharge in Top Valley.We were called at 12.16am yesterday (Friday 6 April 2018) to reports of a disturbance in...

Appeal after knifepoint robbery at Nottingham hairdressers

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a knifepoint robbery at a hairdressers in Bramcote Hills, Nottingham.It happened at Dena’s Salon, in Ewe Lamb Lane, at about 5.30pm yesterday (Friday 6 April 2018).A masked...

Pictures: RAF100 Nottingham Celebration

The Royal Air Force and local associations are turning Nottingham's Old Market Square into an RAF Village today ( 7 April ).Over 14 stands from the Rolls-Royce Heritage trust, Mercian Regiment (celebrating Captain Albert Ball...

Dance school performs for care home residents

On Saturday 24th March children from The BB School of Dancing in Silverdale performed Ballroom and Latin American dances for the residents of The Grand care home on Greythorn Drive in West Bridgford.The children practice...

Nottingham Daschund Café – tickets on sale now

A one-day-only event where dog-lovers can take their dogs along takes place in a city café on April 29 - tickets are on sale from today ( April 7 ). The event is at Café Sobar...

Mansfield man jailed for at least 11 years for knife attack

An addict has today been sentenced to 15 years after stabbing his 'friend' in the stomach who he believed had been talking about him and had stolen his drugs.After being arrested for the stabbing, 39-year-old...

Man gets 16-year sentence for rape and ABH

A man who raped and assaulted a woman in Chilwell in August last year has received a 16-year-sentence.Jan Babiak, 32, formerly of High Road, Chilwell, was found guilty of three counts of rape and three...

The BRILL team that cared for Poppy McGill in BBC Two’s Hospital

Episode two of BBC Two’s Hospital showed the story of Poppy McGill, a brave little girl who had experimental treatment for a brain tumour. As part of Poppy’s care package, she was seen by the...

Arrest after Meadows assault

A man has been arrested in connection with two assaults in The Meadows.Officers attended at the Bridgeway Centre at about 12.30pm on Wednesday 4 April. Two men were taken to hospital with injuries. One man was...

Stroke Association’s Resolution Run – new date for Rushcliffe Country Park

The Stroke Association’s Resolution Run at Rushcliffe Country Park has been rescheduled for Sunday 06 May, after the original date was postponed due to the extreme weather conditions.Julie Doherty, Community and Events Fundraiser at the...

Spate of ‘keyless’ car thefts in West Bridgford

Police report that 'numerous' cars have been stolen in West Bridgford where the owners remain in possession of the keys. A spokesperson said:'Over the past week we have received numerous reports of overnight theft of vehicles...

Clifton drug dealer jailed for three years

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin.Ahmed Alhadad, of Tamworth Grove, Clifton, was a passenger in a...

Arrest after incident in St Ann’s area of Nottingham

Police have arrested a man after a report of a disturbance at a property in St Ann’s, Nottingham, this morning (Friday 6 April 2018).Officers were called to an address in Elm Avenue at about 10am.No-one...

West Bridgford talk: ‘A History of Skegness’

This Friday the History Society will be paddling in nostalgia as Bob Massey talks to us about "Nottingham on sea - a history of Skegness".The story goes back to Viking days but we suspect his...

Quantity of drugs discovered in Cotgrave

On 4th April 2018 Nottinghamshire Police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Runcie Close, Cotgrave.Police said:‘As a result of this search a quantity of drugs and other items were...

Pictures: High Sheriffs to wear lace jabots made by Nottingham Trent University

Lace jabots made by Nottingham Trent University and by historic designs will be worn by two High Sheriffs.Textile lecturers have used the original drawings of a Nottingham lace designer to create the ceremonial clothing for...

New appeals process to protect rail passengers issued with penalty fares

New rules coming into force today (6 April 2018) will offer a greater level of protection for rail passengers issued with a penalty fare, where they make an honest mistake, Rail Minister Jo Johnson has...

‘Sugar Tax’ comes into force to tackle childhood obesity

From Friday (6 April 2018) the Soft Drinks Industry Levy ( Sugar Tax ) comes into effect.The tax on soft drinks, commonly referred to as the ‘Sugar Tax’, has already resulted in over 50% of...

Rogue Landlords: Banning orders and database of offenders goes live

Rogue landlords face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of offenders goes live.Rogue landlords who rent out substandard properties face being forced out of the...

New rules to protect fans from ticket touting introduced

New rules coming into force today ( April 6, 2018 ) will demand more information from sellers on secondary ticket websites to better protect fans from rip-off prices.New rules will require ticket resellers to...

April tax changes 2018: How do they affect you?

The new tax year starts on 6 April 2018. National Minimum and Living Wage, Fuel Duty, State Pension, Student Loans and Income Tax all change today ( April 6 ).  The National Living Wage is going...

CCTV released after man collapses in street and later dies

Officers have released images of two men they believe can help with their enquiries after a man was found collapsed in Clumber Street and later died in hospital.The 46-year-old man was found at around 6.35am...

Den Build and Easter Egg Hunt at Rushcliffe Country Park

There's a den build and Easter Egg Hunt from The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park next week. Come and join us for a morning of seasonal fun!Thursday, April 12 at 10 AM - 12 PMBuild a...

Intu supports Autism Awareness Week in Nottingham

Nottingham's intu Broadmarsh and intu Victoria Centre are helping to raise awareness of Autism in the region as part of a continued partnership with Autism East Midlands. The charity, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

5 ways East Midlands firms can narrow the Gender Pay Gap

The final deadline has expired for East Midlands organisations with 250 + employees to report their gender pay gap - the average difference between what they pay male and female employees - to the Government...

Plans to transform Arnold Market a step closer

Plans to transform the fortunes of Arnold Market have taken another step forward after the council revealed it expects to exchange contracts with the current owner next week, before taking control of the site next...

West Bridgford Fire Station Open Day

West Bridgford Fire Station is holding an open day in April. 

Former Notts Police officer sentenced for charity cash theft

A former police officer who used charity cash to pay for building work on his home will carry out unpaid work in the community.Ryan Bowskill, 30, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday 5 April...