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Council: City of Football 'great news' for Nottingham

Nottingham has been named as Sport England's City of Football in a £1.6 million boost to the city.

It beat competition from Manchester and Portsmouth for the title with promises to attract more people aged between 14 and 25 into the sport.

The National Lottery funding will go towards developing its GameCity festival, among other schemes designed to get more people involved in the sport.

Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, says it is brilliant news for Nottingham.

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Police investigate night-time Newark street fight

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of affray after a Newark fight Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three men have been arrested after a fight broke out outside the Castle Gate Fish Bar in Newark at the weekend.

The clash - which involved a large group of men - happened just before 11pm on Saturday. The disagreement began in the Atrium pub, opposite the fish bar.

The suspects, aged 26, 31 and 38, have been bailed pending further enquiries, they were arrested on suspicion of affray.

Police are asking for information from anybody who was in the area at the time.

12-year-old boy missing in Nottingham

Tionne Loftman, 12, who has been missing since September 10 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are searching for a missing 12-year-old in Nottingham, whose mother last saw him six days ago.

Tionne Loftman was dropped off at Standhill Park in Carlton to meet friends at 5.30pm on Wednesday. But he didn't meet his mother again at 9pm, as planned.

Tionne has since been seen on Thursday at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre at 11am and in Hogarth Street, near St Ann’s, at 6.15pm. He was seen again at just after 10pm at McDonald’s in Clumber Street in the city centre.

Police think he may be staying with friends, and are asking people to look out for him.

Tionne is black, of slim build, around 5ft tall and with short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jogging bottoms and a green Regatta jacket with a hood, which he often wears up.

Man wanted after trouble at Forest v Derby

Police are hunting a man in connection with allegations of threatening behaviour at the East Midland derby.

Championship leaders Nottingham Forest lost their unblemished home record this season on Sunday, drawing with Derby County.

This man is a suspect after trouble at the football match Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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Young players celebrate City of Football status

Young players from across Nottingham have joined forces to celebrate becoming Sport England's first City of Football.

The East Midland city beat competition from Manchester and Portsmouth to claim the title, which will see £1.6 million ploughed into attracting more young people to the sport.

The bid team and players Nottingham Forest and Notts County have gathered to celebrate the successful application Credit: ITV News Central

The footballers, members of Nottingham City Council and other representatives from public, private and voluntary groups involved gathered outside the council house to celebrate the announcement.

Read: Nottingham named Sport England's City of Football

The bid team and players Nottingham Forest and Notts County have gathered to celebrate the successful application Credit: ITV News Central
The bid team and players Nottingham Forest and Notts County have gathered to celebrate the successful application Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham named as the first City of Football

Nottingham has today been named as Sport England's City of Football in a £1.6 million boost to the city.

It beat competition from Manchester and Portsmouth for the title with promises to attract more people aged between 14 and 25 into the sport.

The city will get £1.6m from the National Lottery after being named Sport England's City of Football Credit: PA

Sport England said Nottingham has clinched the deal by teaming up with a large group of private, public and voluntary groups - both inside and outside the usual football organisations - to draw up their bid.

The money, funded by the National Lottery, will go towards developing its GameCity festival, among other schemes designed to get more people involved in football.

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