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Carnival goes ahead despite setbacks

Carnival goes ahead despite setbacks | Nottingham | Scoop.it

The annual Caribbean Carnival in Nottingham has taken place despite some controversy in its build-up

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Union critical of police election

Union critical of police election | Nottingham | Scoop.it
An East Midlands police union leader has criticised the decision to elect police commissioners.
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The Hardest Hit campaign Demo: Market Sq. Nottm

The Hardest Hit campaign Demo: Market Sq. Nottm | Nottingham | Scoop.it

Hundreds of people gathered in Market Square, Nottingham, to listen to speeches and offer support to the many disabled people being 'hardest hit' by Government Policies of cuts to services.

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Nottingham City Council LOLs: Speak No Evil

Nottingham City Council LOLs: Speak No Evil | Nottingham | Scoop.it

Looking at another's FoI request to NCC today. It's a request about what NCC is planning to do about its woeful FoI performance.

 

One of the things requested was as follows -

 

"1. Any internal correspondence it has setting out why the Council has not been meeting its statutory obligations" to which the answer beggars belief. Here's the first bit -

 

"In accordance with section 1 of this act this information cannot be provided as it is not held by this authority."

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Police domestic abuse care rapped

Police domestic abuse care rapped | Nottingham | Scoop.it
Nottinghamshire Police's handling of domestic violence is criticised by the IPCC, in its inquiry into events leading up to the death of Casey Brittle.
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Clarke hits out at 'childish remarks'

Clarke hits out at 'childish remarks' | Nottingham | Scoop.it
JUSTICE Secretary Ken Clarke has accused Home Secretary Theresa May of making "laughable and childlike" comments about the Human Rights Act in her speech to the Conservative Party...
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Nottingham Comedy Festival

Nottingham Comedy Festival | Nottingham | Scoop.it

Where did the idea for the festival come from?
Helen:That was me. I started the festival with Rachel Greensmith in 2009. We used to go to the Comedy Store in London and wondered why there was nothing like it in Nottingham. There’s a huge comedy scene here, and somebody needed to come along and bring it all together. We talked to a few comedians and promoters and it happened from there.

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Police support staff start strike

Police support staff start strike | Nottingham | Scoop.it
A strike by civilian support staff at Nottinghamshire Police in protest at cost-cutting measures gets under way.
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Shell Demo in solidarity with Rossport resistance

Shell Demo in solidarity with Rossport resistance | Nottingham | Scoop.it

This protest was an act of solidarity with all those who are fighting against the building of Shell's destructive gas pipeline in Rossport, Ireland. Following over 10 years of battling with the local community, work began on laying the pipeline a few weeks ago, and people are continually blockading to delay Shell.

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City anti-gang strategy revealed

City anti-gang strategy revealed | Nottingham | Scoop.it
A strategy to deal with gangs behind violent street crime in Nottingham is unveiled by police.
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In pictures: Nottingham Carnival

In pictures: Nottingham Carnival | Nottingham | Scoop.it
About 10,000 people attended Nottingham's Caribbean carnival, which went ahead despite recent disorder in the city.
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Stop Jon Collins' vindictive evictions

In the aftermath of the riots in Nottingham, Council Leader Jon Collins has sought to win some cheap political brownie points with reactionaries by seeking to evict the families of any rioters in council houses. This follows the first riot-related eviction notice given by Wandsworth Council in London on Friday. This double punishment for rioters as well as the collective punishment meted out to their families is not only wrong in itself but will create more of the resentment and social problems that sparked the riots in the first place. It is also extremely hypocritical for Jon Collins to call for the evictions of small-time looters whilst his Council has refused to investigate the misallocation of social housing to employees, relatives and friends of NCH employees in which a number of council members are implicated.

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Tory Peer Visit to Nottingham Jobcentre

What do you think of welfare reforms? What you you think of the Tory party portraying disabled people as work-shy scroungers; or worse, as damaged goods to be sold at half price? What do you think about unemployed people being forced into a full time work placement under threat of losing their benefits? Tomorrow is your opportunity to tell Baroness Stowell, a Tory peer, exactly what you think of Conservative welfarepolicies.

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Notts braced for more public-sector strike action

Notts braced for more public-sector strike action | Nottingham | Scoop.it
THE date when thousands of Nottinghamshire councils and schools staff could go on strike has been named as July 10. Social workers, teaching assistants, street cleaners, youth workers, planners and...
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Hardest Hit

Lats night was the final planning meeting in Nottingham for the Hardest Hit campaign which takes to the streets this Saturday. Nottingham's campaign event will be held in the Old Market Square, outside the Council House form 12 noon. If you are in Nottingham do go along and support this excellent campaign which is highlighting the cuts imposed on disabled people by the government.


Not in Nottingham on Saturday? Hardest Hit are also having an event in Birmingham's Victoria Square, again starting at midday.

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Crowd 'urged balcony man to jump'

Crowd 'urged balcony man to jump' | Nottingham | Scoop.it
A failed asylum seeker fell from a Nottingham tower block after being taunted by a crowd of people, an inquest hears.
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Hardest Hit East Midlands: No more cuts to disability benefits and services

Hardest Hit East Midlands: No more cuts to disability benefits and services | Nottingham | Scoop.it

Nottingham, city centre 12.30 pm on Saturday 22nd October 2011. Join the Rally!

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Nottingham PSC/Jenin Garden Party - September 18, 2011 12:30

The Nottingham PSC/Jenin Friendship Group Garden Party has come around again. Last year we raised £600.00 and we hope to exceed that this year.

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ATOS Healthcare medical examiners & admin under fire for bad-mouthing ‘customers’ and improper conduct

ATOS Healthcare medical examiners & admin under fire for bad-mouthing ‘customers’ and improper conduct | Nottingham | Scoop.it

Highlighting the level of contempt for people receiving disablility benefits, that has been cynically mounted by politicians and amplified by the media over the past few years, a medical examiner working for the private company ATOS Healthcare has been caught calling people they are assessing ‘the down and outs’ on Facebook, whilst an ATOS administrator called them ‘parasitic wankers’.

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Warning over police cuts impact

Warning over police cuts impact | Nottingham | Scoop.it
Policing in Nottinghamshire will be stretched by spending plans, the police authority's chairman warns.
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Demo against Shell

Following the showing of a film called 'The Pipe' at the Broadway cinema this Tuesday night, which charts the battle against Shell in Rossport, a few of us are planning a demo outside the Shell petrol station on Carlton Road this Thursday (18th Aug) at 6pm. Please bring banners and things to make noise with.

 

The petrol station is a 15 minute walk up Carlton Rd from the city centre. Please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested.

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Nottingham Carnival 2011

Nottingham Carnival 2011 | Nottingham | Scoop.it

On Sunday 14th August, Nottingham held its annual Caribbean Carnival. Attracting thousands of revellers and spectators.

 

Lots of pics.

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Radio host asks Nick Clegg about torching greenhouses of rare plants | Political Scrapbook

Radio host asks Nick Clegg about torching greenhouses of rare plants | Political Scrapbook | Nottingham | Scoop.it

Nick Clegg has previously admitted behaving “appallingly, irresponsibly, criminally” in torching two greenhouses of rare plant specimens in the early 1980s — but seems loathe to discuss the issue in the aftermath of riots which saw multiple incidents of arson.

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