The Government has given Nottingham £6.1 million to encourage more people and businesses to use electric and hybrid vehicles.Read the full story ›
Six million pounds is set to be spent on installing hundreds of electric car charging points across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
230 charging points will be created in the counties as part of a £40m fund to push the use of plug-in electric cars across the country.
Both counties will also pay for a programme to let local companies try ultra-low emission vehicles with a view to buying them.
"The UK is a world leader in the uptake of low emission vehicles and our long-term economic plan is investing #600 million by 2020 to improve air quality, create jobs and achieve our goal of every new car and van in the UK being ultra-low emission by 2040."
A firefighter has spoken about the dramatic moment he saved a lifeless refugee baby girl in the sea off the Greek island of Lesbos.Read the full story ›
The father of Neil Entwistle, the IT consultant serving life in a United States jail for murdering his wife and their nine month old daughter, has given his first ever television interview and told Calendar that he will never give up on his son.
It is 10 years this week since the killings took place in Boston in America and Cliff Entwistle, a local councillor in Worksop, has chosen the anniversary to speak out for the first time, maintaining his son's innocence and claiming he did not get a fair trial:
Takeaways in Nottinghamshire are being given tips on how to become healthier as part of an effort to tackle the county's obesity problem.Read the full story ›
Nottinghamshire police say they are concerned for the welfare of a teenager who was last seen leaving home yesterday morning.
Bobbi Jo Pattison, from Balderton, is believed to have visited Nottingham City Centre today.
Detectives say she was last seen wearing black leggings and Nike trainers with a plastic heel.
They are appealing to anyone with information on her whereabouts to get in touch.
Stuart Broad has become the number one Test bowler in the world after inspiring England to victory over South Africa in the third Test.
Broad's best overseas figures of six for 17 sealed a 2-0 series win in Johannesburg and catapulted him to number one in the International Cricket Council's rankings.
Steve Harmison was the last England bowler to reach the summit, back in 2004, with Sir Ian Botham also achieving top spot in 1980.
Broad, the top wicket-taker in the current series with 15 at 16.46, overtakes India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and injured Proteas paceman Dale Steyn.
Hundreds of people in Nottingham have donated clothes, food and tents to the refugee crisis. Donations will be transported next week.Read the full story ›
NISA British Synchronized Skating Championships: Sat 16th - Sun 17th January (Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Nottingham)
This weekend the National Ice Centre are to host the British Synchronised Skating Championships where top teams from across the UK will compete for the national titles.
The annual competition is open to the public and involves over 700 skaters between 10 and 50 years told, from 58 teams.
“It is a highlight in the British skating calendar and a great chance to expose new people to the discipline. I can’t wait to see what this year’s talent will bring to the table"
Nottingham’s junior team the Icicles, who are also Junior World Championship competitors will be competing at the event.
For prices, opening times and more information visit: motorpointarenanottingham.com
The Big Garden Bird Watch: Sat 16th January (Sherwood Forest Country Park, Mansfield)
More than half a million people across the country are set to take part in RSPB’s ‘Big Bird Watch’ at the end of the month. To mark this campaign Sherwood Forest Country Park are holding their very own bird watch this weekend.
Visitors are being invited to the park to join RSPB on the lookout for birds in the wildlife area. There’ll also be a chance to warm up indoors and have a go at making a bird feeder.
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/events/778/the-big-garden-bird-watch