News from Nottingham and the surrounding area.

Covid-19 Rates Remain High in East Midlands: Director of Public Health Warns Scenes in the Arboretum And Elsewhere Risk Resurgence of Virus

On Monday 1 March 2021, the Nottingham Post's Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent, Matt Jarram, reported that students explained the scenes in the Arboretum during the last week-end by saying 'they had been stuck in "dingy house" for months and it was inevitable that the warm weather would bring them out.' In a follow-up article on Tuesday 2 March 2021, Matt Jarram reported on the fears of Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner that summer is at risk if the week-end's behaviour by others as well as students continues.

Return of Remaining Students to Nottingham Delayed

Gurjeet Nanrah, Nottingham Post Life Writer, reported on Monday 15 February that Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University have confirmed that, as a result of the present lockdown, students who are not studying courses that have already resumed on campus will not return to face-to-face teaching until at least 8 March 2021.

Chilwell Residents Have Concerns About Proposal For Student Flats On Vacant Nottingham College Campus Site

Jamie Barlow, Nottingham Post Digital News Correspondent reported on Wednesday 10 February 2021 that the proposal to build 162 new student bedrooms on the former Nottingham College campus in the High Road, Chilwell is causing concerns for local residents.

Alleged Breach of Covid-19 Rules: Nottingham University Student Appears in Magistrates' Court

On Monday 8 February 2021, Matt Jarram, Senior Digital Reporter and Crime Correspondent of the Nottingham Post, reported on the appearance at Nottingham Magistrates' Court of a Nottingham University student charged in connection with an alleged breach of Covid-19 rules at a house party in Lenton with approximately 50 persons present. The student has pleaded not guilty to the charge and the trial is set to take place at the beginning of August.

Proposal to Build Student Accommodation on Land Off Huntingdon Street Raises Concerns

On Monday 1 February, Jamie Barlow, Nottingham Post Digital News Correspondent, reported on plans by the Purico group of companies to build almost 250 student flats on vacant land on Union Road and St. Marks Street. A plan to build student flats on vacant land on Ilkeston Road, also reported on by Jamie Barlow on Saturday 6 February 2021, has similarly raised concerns that the areas around Lenton are already 'swamped' with student accommodation.