Monday 27th August
Topic: Crime - Scum - Attack - Pensioner
Headline "Men threaten Kimberley pensioner with knife and ransack her home"
Source: This is Nottingham
Extract: The four thugs pushed Balwinder Dhami over and held her down after she answered a knock at her door on Saturday evening.
The 69-year-old told how they ransacked her bungalow in Kimberley looking for money in the 15-minute raid.
Mrs Dhami, who is just 5ft 5in tall, said one man sprayed her in the face with a detergent to get her to give up more cash.
She also had a knife held to her throat.
She said: "I've never known a day like that in my life, it was shocking.
"I was lying on the floor, and they were saying 'where's the money, where's the money?"
The men got away with three gold bangles that Mrs Dhami was wearing on her wrists, a gold necklace they tore from her neck and a small amount of cash from the house.
Comments: I'm getting so depressed hearing of and reading such things in Nottingham, although of course there getting more numerous all over the country nowadays... and what does Cameron do - cuts the police force. huh!
Tuesday 28th August
Headline "Discrimination claims hit build-up to Paralympic Games"
Source: Nottingham post
Extract: Orhanisers of the Paralympic Games have been accused of discriminating against the disabled by making wheelchair users book tickets for events via business rate phone lines.
Those trying to book wheelchair tickets or check their availability can only do so by calling an 0844 number - costing up to 41p a minute - while able-bodied people can buy their tickets online from organiser Locog without incurring extra costs.
Nottingham wheelchair user Sarah Bard, 32, who said she called the hotline from her mobile phone six times and was put on hold for up to 15 minutes each time. She has now given up attempting to buy tickets. Ms Bard said: "It is discriminatory towards the disabled. My able-bodied friends can go online and check availability, see when the latest seats become available and buy them with no added charges. Wheelchair users, meanwhile, get left with only one option and that costs us extra money."
Comments: It will be interesting to get the true reason why this is from the politicians. Oh... what's a matter with me... truth and politicians do not mix do they?
Wednesday 29th August
Topic: Murder - Crime - Arrests
Headline "Boy charged with murder"
Source: Nottingham Police Site
Extract: Posted on 28th August 2012 16:38
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Danny Parekh.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded into custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today.
Mr Parekh, 21, died in hospital from a stab wound to the leg after he was found in a park, just off Oakleigh Street, in Old Basford, on Sunday 8 July.
The boy is the third person to be charged in connection with the murder.
Joshua Davey, 20, of no fixed address, is charged with murder.
Julian Davey, 22, of Camomile Close, Bulwell, has been charged with assisting an offender in connection with the inquiry.
Two other men, aged 23 and 30, were also arrested in connection with the inquiry and remain on bail.
Comments: Horrendous, but at least they have been caught - whether they will be suitably sentenced...?
Thursday 30th August
Topic: Crime - Armed Robbery - CCTV
Headline "CCTV released of attempted armed robbery at Mansfield betting shop"
Source: This is Nottingham plus Video
Extract: Police are hoping Mansfield residents will recognise the man caught by CCTV cameras trying to rob a local betting shop.
The 50-second film was recorded at around 9.20pm on 9 November 2011, when a masked man walked into the William Hill betting shop, in the Ladybrook Place shopping precinct
The footage shows the man threatening 55-year-old manageress Carol with a gun, before throwing a bag on the counter and demanding she fill it with cash.
There were no customers in the shop at the time of the attack and although neither Carol nor Sharon was injured, they continue to suffer from the effects of that night's ordeal.
"All calls will be treated with the utmost confidence, and if the information you provide leads to prosecution of the offender you may be entitled to a reward of up to £10,000 from The Association of British Bookmakers."
Witnesses or anyone with any information about the perpetrator of this crime should contact DS Stuart Temple on 101, extension 805 3463, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 863 of 9 November 2011.
Comments: Can anyone help identify the scum-bag please, take a look at the video. Thanks.
Friday 31st August
Topic: Violent crime - Assault
Headline "Street attack leaves Nottingham man with broken nose and eye socke"
Source: Nottingham Post
Extract: Police are appealing for witnesses after a Stapleford man's nose and eye socket were broken in an unprovoked attack.
The 22-year-old was walking towards the taxi rank in Clifford Street, Long Eaton, at around 1am on August 4, when he was suddenly punched to the head and face. He also suffered severe bruising and swelling to his eye.
Anyone who can help should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 55511
Comments: I despair for the future of this land!
Saturday 1st September
Topic: Tourists - Visitors - Crime
Headline "Decline in visitor numbers to Nottingham tourist attractions"
Source: This is Nottingham
Extract: survey has revealed the decline in visitor numbers to many city attractions - with some down 36 per cent in a year.
Nottingham Castle, Brewhouse Yard Museum and Nottingham Contemporary all saw their visitors tumble between 2010 and 2011.
"The city has fantastic potential - it's the home of Byron, Robin Hood and Batman - but it isn't being realised and promoted enough and a different approach is needed.
Conservative city councillor Roger Steel called for action. "Nottingham needs to think big and not have just piecemeal initiatives."
The figures show the number of visitors to Nottingham Castle has dropped from 266,490 in 2010 to 170,225 in 2011, a fall of 36.1 per cent.
Comments: Perhaps the drunken louts fighting, the muggers, the druggies, the rioters, pickpockets, or stabbings shooting's and murders in Nottingham might have a bearing on these figures, do you think?
Sunday 2nd September
Topic: Charity - Impecuniousness - Cut-backs
Headline "Food banks quadruple in Nottingham"
Source: ITN Nottingham
Extract: The number of food banks in Nottingham has quadrupled in the last month meaning there are now four locations where people can receive help.
A food bank is a charity-run organisation that relies on food donations from the public to then give to people living below the poverty line.
The charity Trussell Trust is responsible for running the food banks and says they are opening across Nottingham because the number of people who cannot afford to feed their families is increasing, with some charities saying unemployment and benefit changes are to blame.
Police have also said the number of people stealing food to eat is on the increase, Assistant Chief Constable Paul Broadbent urged people to get help from food banks rather then turn to crime.
I do feel that times of recession can sometimes be used as a justification to commit crime. There are a number of support networks and avenues that people can turn to which will provide them with an alternative to stealing food.
Comments: Crime is now an everyday part of so many Nottingham peoples lives - and with even less policemen and so many more organised shoplifting gangs...