Council bosses say spending reductions will lead to 75 job losses
Nottingham City Council has apologised after an investigation found it took staff five hours, to call an ambulance for a stroke sufferer.
Councillors in Nottingham are today expected to give final approval to controversial changes to the school year in the city.
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."
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.
Changes to parking in Nottingham from Monday (5 November) means visitors can park for £1 anywhere in the city centre for a certain period of time.
Nottingham has also become the first major city in the country to remove all maximum stay times for on street parking.
Drivers can park in the zone 1 area of Nottingham for £1 per half hour.
Nottingham City Council is to publish its spending above £500, online.
– Ian Curryer, acting Deputy Chief Executive
Rather than publishing spending over an arbitrary threshold of £500 and having to manage the cost and time associated with administering and collecting information and responding to queries, we have used the opportunity presented by new systems introduced through sharing finance functions with another council to publish all spending data at little or no cost.
It means that people in Nottingham will now be able to see what the council has been spending. It comes after nearly a year of campaigns from the TaxPayers' Alliance for the information to be made available.
– Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance
"After years keeping Nottingham residents in the dark, it is great news that the council is finally going to release proper detail about how it spends taxpayers’ money. Hundreds of other local authorities across the country have published this data for some time now, there was never any good excuse for Nottingham City Council alone holding out."
Controversial plans to bring in a five-term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped. The city council says it's prepared to consider a new holiday pattern after talks with the teaching unions.
The council denies it's backing down and says it's listened to teachers. But unions say they're still unhappy at plans to shorten the summer holiday, and can't rule out further industrial action.
Controversial plans to bring in a five-term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped.
The City Council says it's prepared to consider a new holiday pattern after talks with the teaching unions.
But as our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne reports, it may not be enough to avert further industrial action.
Plans for a five term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped, according to Nottingham City Council.
The new holiday pattern would retain the current three terms with a fixed spring break, regardless of when Easter is.
Cllr David Mellen says they believe this model will be "more acceptable to the workforce."