News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
Ben Cooper, writing in the Nottingham Post on Wednesday 13 October 2021, reported on an interview with the registrars of Nottingham's two universities in which they said residents, public bodies, including the Council and the Police unfairly blamed students for the spread of Covid in the city last autumn.
Nottinghamshire Public Health Expect Speed Up In Rise in Covid-19 Cases When Students Return To Nottingham
On Saturday 18 September 2021 Jack Thurlow, writing for the Nottingham Post, reported that officials anticipate a rise in cases of Covid-19 when students return to Nottingham. However, it was stressed that Nottingham's universities are better equipped to deal with the spread of the coronavirus than a year ago. Other factors, such as the return of children to school, are also likely to increase transmission of the virus and therefore the number of cases of Covid-19.
On Wednesday 15 September 2021 West Bridgford Wire reported that Nottingham University has confirmed an offer to buy the Castle Meadow site designed by Sir Michael Hopkins (former HMRC offices) to achieve its ambition to have a city centre base in addition to its existing University Park, Jubilee and King's Meadow Campuses The site is being marketed at £36 million.
Nottingham City Counci Waste Services: Residents Asked To Remain Patient With Continuing Difficulties
Writing in the Nottingham Post on Wednesday 1 September 2021, Ellie Danemann reported that Covid-19, a national shortage of lorry drivers, and people spending more time at home are all continuing to have a detrimental impact on the city's waste services. Residents are asked to remain patient and do what they can do help bin crews.
On Friday 27 August 2021, Jamie Barlow, Digital News Correspondent, and Keimae Blake reported in the Nottingham Post that, as accommodation for 91 students is set to be built next to a 13 storey tower block, recently approved for use as student accommodation, concerns are being raised that the area will be 'overpowered by tall buildings'.