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240 jobs to go at Nottingham City Council

Nottingham council house Credit: Adam Peck/PA Archive/Press Association Images

240 jobs are to go at Nottingham City Council as part of plans to save around £27million from next year's budget.

The authority says it is on the brink of losing vital services. It is also proposing an increase in council tax. The budget goes for approval next March.

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Nottingham school Principal: Justice has been done

The Principal of the school in Nottingham, who has been told today that his school will finally be rebuilt, says justice has been done.

Staff and pupils at Top Valley Academy have been waiting for more than four years for areas of the site to be rebuilt.

Peter Brown says the announcement that contractors have been appointed to start work next year means that children at Top Valley will soon be 'on a level playing field' with those at other nearby schools where improvements to buildings have already been made.

Picture shows how Nottingham school could look after rebuild

This picture shows how a school in Nottingham could look after it is rebuilt.

How the school is expected to look once rebuilt Credit: ITV News Central

Top Valley Academy has been waiting for four years, but it has finally been told that contractors have been appointed to rebuild the site. Work is due to begin in Spring.

Top Valley as it looks now Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham Forest hit with transfer embargo

The Football League have hit Nottingham Forest with a transfer embargo, meaning the club will not be able to sign players during the January transfer window.

Nottingham Forest won't be allowed to sign new players until the end of the season Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The embargo is given because Forest breached the Football League's 'Financial Fair Play' rules - the club incurred financial losses of more than the £8million permitted last season.

Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers have also been hit by the ban for the same reason.

An initial analysis of FFP submissions from the current 24 Championship clubs has indicated that three clubs - Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest - have failed to meet the fair play requirement under the division's FFP rules.

Consequently, all three will be subject to an 'FFP embargo' under Football League regulations from January 1, 2015 for the remainder of the current campaign.

– Football League statement

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Missing man thought to be in Nottingham area

There are concerns following the disappearance of man from his home in Chesterfield.

Carl Mason Credit: Derbyshire Police

Carl Mason was last seen at his home in Endowood Road on Monday, December 1, but has not been seen since.

The 48-year-old is believed to have left home in a silver Ford Fiesta and was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes and a thick blue or black coat.

Officers believe he may have been in the Dunham-on-Trent area of Nottinghamshire.

Council parking ‘profits’ surge to record high

Nottingham City Council has made more than £12 million from parking charges in the last year.

Nottingham City Council has made more than £12 million from parking charges Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

That is the second highest amount outside of London, leaving them seventh highest across the country.

The figures from the RAC foundation added up income from parking charges and tickets, then took away running costs.

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