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Nottingham cracks down on scams

A campaign has been launched to protect elderly Nottingham residents targeted by criminals looking to con them out of money.

Trading standards officers from Nottingham City Council will be at Wollaton Vale shops today providing advice to try to prevent people from losing thousands of pounds to criminals.

Nottingham City Council say it is estimated that UK consumers lose in the region of £5 billion to scams every year.

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Hundreds fewer people claiming benefits in Nottingham

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Nottingham has reduced by almost four hundred in the past month.

The number of people in work in the city is going up Credit: PA Images

Steady drops in the numbers of people out of work in the city mean that Nottingham's unemployment rate is back to pre-recession levels, with only four per cent of people claiming jobseekers allowance.

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