This weekend we have another brief cold snap and it's down to very cold air coming down, a long way, from CanadaRead the full story ›
Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council welcome independent scrutiny into allegations of sexual abuse in the county.Read the full story ›
Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, has welcomed today's announcement that claims of historic sexual abuse in the county will be investigated.
"This is a huge step in the right direction and I’m really grateful that the Goddard team has listened to our appeals for Nottinghamshire to become part of the national inquiry.
"I have met a good many of the survivors and they have impressed upon me the importance of this inquiry and their wish to have the opportunity to tell their story and to have that story heard.
"It is really important for anyone else who believes they may have been a victim of abuse to come forward and report their story.
"I look forward to supporting the Inquiry as it moves to its next phase."
Justice Goddard, the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), confirmed that the first phase of the Inquiry will investigate failure to protect children in the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils.
The Inquiry’s work will complement Nottinghamshire Police’s ongoing 'complex and challenging' criminal investigations into historic child abuse.
The Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire, Chris Eyre, has also welcomed today's announcement.
"Our victims need to be heard. I am confident that the Inquiry will allow them a voice without compromising the ongoing and extremely complex criminal investigations and criminal justice proceedings.
"The Inquiry will enable our partners to show the work they have done to review the care provided to children in the care system, demonstrate how they responded to changes in Government policy."
Nottinghamshire Police currently has two major investigations ongoing into historical abuse in care homes in the city and county. These investigations started in 2010 and so far 263 victims have reported offences.
The independent child sexual abuse inquiry has named the first institutions facing investigation - including local councils and the Church.Read the full story ›
Due to the mild autumn this Christmas farmers have been growing super size sprouts! Great news, if you love sproutsRead the full story ›
A woman who drives buses in Derby and Nottingham has been named the first ever female 'UK Bus Driver of the Year'.Read the full story ›
A healthy polish cat has been saved from being put down after pet enthusiasts raised hundreds of pounds in an online campaign.Read the full story ›
Police have found a missing 85-year-old man with dementia who vanished from a care home in Nottingham on Friday.
Officers had been fearing the worst as Sum Yung Cho – who is known by the nickname ‘Sam’ – has been out in freezing weather for the past two nights.
But in the last half an hour a spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed the 85-year-old has been found in the Forest Recreation Ground, and has been taken to hospital for a check up.
Police are urgently searching for a missing 85-year-old with dementia who's feared to have been out in freezing conditions since Friday.Read the full story ›
Protesters will gather in Nottingham’s Old Market Square later to protest about the Government’s plans to cut working tax credits.Read the full story ›