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Council to decide on £50m shopping redevelopment

Nottingham City Council's Executive Board will today decide whether or not to contribute £50 million towards the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.

Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham Credit: ITV News Central

Last week the council revealed plans for new shops, restaurants, cinemas and improved transport links including a new tram stop.

Two years ago, the council was in the final stages of plans for the transformation of the shopping centre before it was sold to Intu, the owners of the Victoria Centre.

There are plans for a new tram stop and entrance on the NET Viaduct Credit: ITV News Central

If the city council's contribution gets the go ahead, work could begin in 2015 and be completed by 2017.

The gatehouse entrance to Nottingham Castle Credit: Lewis Stickley/Press Association Images

The board will also examine plans for a £14 million bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund ahead of the proposed regeneration of Nottingham Castle as well as £2.23 million in funding for the redevelopment of Sneinton Market.

Nottingham City Council: 'Further cuts of £55m needed'

Nottingham City Council has already made more than £100m in cuts for the last three years Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Nottingham City Council says it faces a further £55m of cuts in the next two years ahead of its announcement of its 2014/15 budget.

The council says it has already had to make up more than £100m in funding cuts from the Government in the last three years.

It is asking residents for their views on which services are important to them and where the money should be saved.


Council apology after stroke emergency delay

Eileen Rock was being cared for at a home run by Nottingham City Council Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham City Council has apologised after the local government ombudsman found it took five hours for one of its care homes to call an ambulance for a stroke victim.

Eileen Rock now lives with her daughter, but her health has suffered.

Mrs Rock suffered the stroke at 7:30am but it was not until her daughter arrived at lunchtime that the emergency services were summoned.

An investigation found the home's manager and deputy were aware of her situation, but both thought the other had called for assistance.

Mrs Rock has been left incontinent and unable to walk and her previous speech and communication difficulties have been exacerbated.


Parking ticket for ambulance picking up disabled children

The traffic warden issuing the ticket Credit: Nottingham Post

An ambulance picking up disabled children was given a ticket by a traffic warden after parking illegally.

The vehicle was parked to pick up wheelchair-bound children in Nottingham.

Passers by took photos of the council worker as he ticketed the vehicle.

A Nottingham City Council spokesman, said: "We would like to apologise for these tickets being issued and we have revoked them."

Controversial timetable changes given go-ahead

Councillors in Nottingham have given approval to controversial changes to the school year in the city. The city council's ruling Executive Board has reduced the summer holiday from six weeks to five.

The new-look model will see an academic year made up of three terms, with a two-week break in October and a fixed spring break. The move is a compromise from the council's initial plans to introduce a five-term year.

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