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Survey finds Birmingham Airport 'second best in UK'

A major airport satisfaction survey has placed Birmingham Airport as the second best in the UK.

Passengers were asked about queuing, the cost of food, parking, cleanliness, noise, and the helpfulness of staff Credit: PA

The survey asked 10,000 passengers across the country their views on things including queuing, the cost of food, parking, cleanliness, noise, and the helpfulness of staff.

Birmingham was pipped to the top spot by Glasgow Airport.

Funeral of pop star Alvin Stardust to be held next week

The funeral of pop star Alvin Stardust from Nottinghamshire will be held in Wales - complete with a traditional send off by a choir singing Calon Lan.

Alvin Stardust Credit: PA

Showbiz friends will attend the service next Wednesday in the church where Alvin married his Swansea-born wife Julie Paton.

The Mansfield-born singer died this month aged 72 after a short illness.

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Reports of earthquake in Nottinghamshire

The British Geological Survey say they have had reports of an earthquake in Nottinghamshire.

Their latest tweet has asked people to report it if they felt a tremor.

Small businesses disappointment at council competition

The Federation of Small Businesses in Nottingham says it's disappointed that Nottingham City Council could start selling Christmas trees to the general public.

Natalie Gasson says it is unfair because the council shouldn't be putting itself in direct competition with businesses that pay business rates.

But Councillor Graham Chapman played down the move into the Christmas tree market.

Greengrocers 'could be doomed' after council say they could sell Christmas trees

A greengrocers in Sherwood say they 'could be doomed', after Nottingham City Council said they could start selling Christmas trees.

Stephen and Andrew Thompson say tree sales during the festive season generates vital income - selling as many as 1000 trees in the run up to Christmas.

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Row over Nottingham council plans to sell Christmas trees

A row has broken out over plans by Nottingham City Council to sell Christmas trees to the general public.

The Nottingham branch of the Federation of Small Businesses says it's unfair on local independent shops who rely on Christmas tree sales to bring in extra income.

The city council will be selling 200 trees from its nursery at Woodthorpe Grange Park in Sherwood. Credit: Marc MÃŒller/DPA/Press Association Images

Development Manager, Natalie Gasson, said the council should be supporting small businesses, not offering them direct competition.

The city council will be selling 200 trees from its nursery at Woodthorpe Grange Park in Sherwood.

Natalie Gasson Credit: ITV News Central

It's using advertising boards on city roundabouts to promote the scheme.

The authority says it has to explore commercial opportunities to generate badly needed revenue.

MP calls for urgent meeting after HS2 stop in doubt

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry says she wants an urgent meeting with local councils after plans for a high speed railway stop in Toton in Nottinghamshire were thrown into doubt.

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yesterday it was announced that the East Midlands station might be built in Derbyshire.

Business leaders and politicians in Broxtowe It was hoped the station would bring jobs and investment to the district.

Possible locations for the new site Credit: ITV News Central
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