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Jamie Waller, Local Democracy Reporter

District’s residents to see council tax rise by nearly 3%

23 February 2024
District’s residents to see council tax rise by nearly 3%

District’s residents to see council tax rise by nearly 3%

23 February 2024

Council tax charged by Newark and Sherwood District Council is likely to rise by 2.99% per year from April.


Debate over future of HS2 land as Independents call for it to be sold off

21 February 2024
Debate over future of HS2 land as Independents call for it to be sold off

Debate over future of HS2 land as Independents call for it to be sold off

21 February 2024

Land once bought for the HS2 rail project should now be sold off by the county council, it has been argued.


Call for younger people to get involved in politics

20 February 2024
Call for younger people to get involved in politics

Call for younger people to get involved in politics

20 February 2024

Three people serving on Nottinghamshire councils, who were all under 25 when they were elected, have urged others their age to get involved.


Hundreds use Clare’s Law to ask police if their partner has a violent past

20 February 2024
Hundreds use Clare’s Law to ask police if their partner has a violent past

Hundreds use Clare’s Law to ask police if their partner has a violent past

20 February 2024

Hundreds of people have used the power of a special disclosure law to ask Nottinghamshire Police if a partner could pose a danger to them.


Online video craze could lead to fatality at notorious ford, residents say

13 February 2024
Online video craze could lead to fatality at notorious ford, residents say

Online video craze could lead to fatality at notorious ford, residents say

13 February 2024

Residents have warned that Rufford Ford attracts a ‘paparazzi-like’ crowd of online videographers which would encourage dangerous driving if reopened.

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Road repairs highlighted in council budget proposals

13 February 2024
Road repairs highlighted in council budget proposals

Road repairs highlighted in council budget proposals

13 February 2024

An extra £4 million is needed to repair Nottinghamshire roads after highways suffered five times the amount of damage than normal in seasonal storms.


Repair work to dangerous A52 road surface to start next month

12 February 2024
Repair work to dangerous A52 road surface to start next month

Repair work to dangerous A52 road surface to start next month

12 February 2024

Work on repairing dangerous defects on the A52 Radcliffe Road will begin next month, National Highways have confirmed.

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Council tax rise to fund police services is unavoidable, councillors told

06 February 2024
Council tax rise to fund police services is unavoidable, councillors told

Council tax rise to fund police services is unavoidable, councillors told

06 February 2024

Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has defended a proposed rise in council tax to support Nottinghamshire Police.


Prototype hydrogen power station set for approval

01 February 2024
Prototype hydrogen power station set for approval

Prototype hydrogen power station set for approval

01 February 2024

A prototype power station which will turn ammonia into hydrogen is expected to be given planning approval next week.


County council promises no services cuts over next year

01 February 2024
County council promises no services cuts over next year

County council promises no services cuts over next year

01 February 2024

The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council insists no service cuts are on the cards despite the authority’s financial challenges.

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Permission granted for diagnostics centre to offer 130,000 extra tests per year

31 January 2024
Permission granted for diagnostics centre to offer 130,000 extra tests per year

Permission granted for diagnostics centre to offer 130,000 extra tests per year

31 January 2024

A newly-approved community diagnostics centre will offer patients quicker diagnosis by carrying out 130,000 extra medical tests every year.


Council tax bills to include rise for Nottinghamshire Police

27 January 2024
Council tax bills to include rise for Nottinghamshire Police

Council tax bills to include rise for Nottinghamshire Police

27 January 2024

Households across Nottinghamshire will be asked to pay at least £8.64 extra next year to support the police.

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Council refuse to let 30 trees be cut down for GP car park

22 January 2024
Council refuse to let 30 trees be cut down for GP car park

Council refuse to let 30 trees be cut down for GP car park

22 January 2024

Councillors rejected plans to cut down dozens of trees in order to create a car park for a Newark GP surgery.

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Vast solar farm consultation opens

20 January 2024
Vast solar farm consultation opens

Vast solar farm consultation opens

20 January 2024

Consultation has begun this week on a huge solar farm near Newark, which would be larger than any currently operating in the UK.

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Council closing in on balanced budget

18 January 2024
Council closing in on balanced budget

Council closing in on balanced budget

18 January 2024

A council has said progress has been made on closing its £60m budget shortfall, despite increasing demand for services.


Newark Castle restoration plans due for approval

12 January 2024
Newark Castle restoration plans due for approval

Newark Castle restoration plans due for approval

12 January 2024

The restoration of Newark Castle’s gatehouse as the main entrance to the historic landmark is due be given the go-ahead by planners.

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Hundreds of parents use ‘Sarah’s Law’ to identify sex offenders

09 January 2024
Hundreds of parents use ‘Sarah’s Law’ to identify sex offenders

Hundreds of parents use ‘Sarah’s Law’ to identify sex offenders

09 January 2024

Hundreds of parents have used a special law to formally ask Nottinghamshire Police whether someone who has access to their children is a sex offender.


Floodwater receding but more evacuations may still be needed

05 January 2024
Floodwater receding but more evacuations may still be needed

Floodwater receding but more evacuations may still be needed

05 January 2024

More than 100 flooded properties have now been evacuated across Nottinghamshire after days of heavy rain.


Village still opposes large battery energy storage plans as appeal begins

04 January 2024
Village still opposes large battery energy storage plans as appeal begins

Village still opposes large battery energy storage plans as appeal begins

04 January 2024

A planning appeal for a battery storage facility around the size of 19 football pitches which was previously rejected will be heard next week.

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All of the elections to be held in Nottinghamshire in 2024

04 January 2024
All of the elections to be held in Nottinghamshire in 2024

All of the elections to be held in Nottinghamshire in 2024

04 January 2024

Nottinghamshire voters have several major decisions to make at the ballot box in 2024.

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