News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.
Peter Hennessy, writing in the Nottingham Post on Friday 21 May 2021, reported that a petition by members of the Victoria Park Residents' Association is challenging a planned 15-storey, 692-bed student accommodation development saying the 'unprecedented social experiment' is '...not the right development for the location' and will damage their neighbourhood.
Jamie Barlow, Nottingham Post Digital News Correspondent, reported on Tuesday 11 May 2021 that targeted testing is taking place in the city centre and Radford after Public Health discovery of the so-called Indian variant of the coronavirus. An updated report by Jamie Barlow and Phoebe Ram, also a Nottingham Post Digital News Correspondent, follows the original report.
The Mail Online's Deputy Health Editor, Sam Blanchard, reported on Friday 7 May 2021 that studentified neighbourhoods in Nottingham, Manchester and Durham were the worst high places during the second Covid-19 infection wave.
Writing on Sunday 2 May 2021, Matt Jarram, Senior Digital Reporter & Crime Correspondent of the Nottingham Post, reported that Nottingham City Council has sent out more than 3,000 letters and legal notices, including 61 formal written warnings to landlords who are failing to provide decent homes in the city,
Nottingham Post Digital News Correspondent, Joseph Locker, writing on Saturday 10 April 2021, reported that public health officials say that Nottingham has one of the lowest vaccine uptakes with only the London boroughs, the Forest of Dean and Luton having lower vaccination rates in the over-50's age group. Infection rates in Nottinghamshire still slightly higher than the England average.