News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.

"We're Paying the Price for Reckless Behaviour'"

On Sunday 1 November 2020, in an update from a report filed the previous evening, Nottingham Post's Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent, Matt Jarram, reported on the reaction of Nottinghamshire Council leaders to the announcement that the whole of England will go into lockdown on 5 November.

"We Are Now Less Education & More Enforcement."

Under the headline '9pm alcohol sales ban will help stop house parties, says police chief', on 30 October 2020, Matt Jarram, Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent of the Nottingham Post reported that Nottinghamshire's Chief Constable believes the ban on alcohol sales after 9.00 pm will stop 'impromptu' house parties.

Return of Students to Nottingham a Factor in Covid-19 Rise

Writing in the Nottingham Post on Wednesday 7 October 2020, Peter Hennessy reported that, although students are welcome in Nottingham, the council's leader has said that their return has been a factor in the rise of Covid-19 cases, and they are being asked to 'moderate behaviour' as the city is likely to go into lockdown this week.

Nottingham: Latest Data Show One in Thirteen Properties is Wholly Student Occupied

On 6 October 2020, Annie Gouk and Anna Whittaker, writing in the Nottingham Post reported that official government figures show that, excluding halls of residence, Nottingham has almost 10.5 thousand student-only houses and flats. Along with Exeter this is the highest concentration of student housing.

Coronavirus Nottingham: Nottingham University Students and Staff Test Positive

BBC News, Monday 5 October 2020 reported that 425 students, the majority living in private accommodation, and eight members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19.