Upcoming Events

Remember Hiroshima Cycle Ride

August 06, 2010 09:30

Assemble outside Council House, Markey Square, Notttingham

Remember Hiroshima 1945 Vigil

August 06, 2010 12:30

Market Square, outside the Council House, Nottingham

Nottingham CND stall

September 04, 2010 11:30

Market Square

Say no to pay cuts for school support staff

October 18, 2010 16:00

Old Market Square, in front of the Council House, Nottingham

Anti-cuts demo

October 20, 2010 17:00

Old Market Square, Nottingham

Nottingham CND stall

October 30, 2010 11:30

Market Square, Nottingham

Notts SOS stall

October 30, 2010 12:00

Old Market Square, Nottingham

Notts SOS stall

November 06, 2010 12:00


Market Square, Nottingham

Protest city council care charges

December 21, 2010 12:30

Old Market Square, Nottingham

Protest to Save EMA

January 19, 2011 16:30

Market Square, Nottingham

Picket City Council

February 22, 2011 12:30

In front of the Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham

Rally Against City Council Cuts

March 05, 2011 12:00

Market Square, Nottingham

Protest City Council Budget Meeting

March 07, 2011 13:00

Outside the Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham

International Women's Day Protest

March 08, 2011 17:00

Old Market Square, Notingham

Cut Trident not Public Sevices/Jobs

March 19, 2011 11:30


Market Square, Nottingham

UCU Strike Rally

March 24, 2011 11:00

Old Market Square, Nottingham

Democracia Real YA Nottingham

May 23, 2011 19:00

Old Market Square, Notttingham

Save Our NHS Day of Action

July 09, 2011 12:00

Speakers' Corner (the Clough Statue), Market Square, Nottingham

Cheese for Nought

November 09, 2011 18:30

Occupation, Market Square, Nottingham

Kurdistan Solidarity Demo

January 07, 2012 13:00

March fromMarket Square to the BBC Roundabout

Notts SOS stall

February 11, 2012 11:00


Market Square, Nottingham

Protest Nottingham City Council Budget

March 05, 2012 12:30


Old Market Square, Nottingham


In ‘market_square’

The Royal Visit


Continuing the Jubilee celebrations marking the fact that the Monarch still isn't dead, the Queen will be coming to Nottingham on Wednesday June 13th. She will be joined by Prince Philip (the racist one) and William and Kate (the two who got married). Lucky us.

Troops on streets for Nottingham May Day


On Saturday 5th May, in a bizzare juxtaposition of trade unionism and militarism, the Trades Council-organised May Day parade and soldiers from 73 Engineer Regiment both marched through Nottingham city centre.

Occupy Nottingham: the end of the beginning?


On Sunday 22nd April, Occupy Nottingham packed up its camp in the Market Square after 190 days. This brings to an end a six month occupation in which they have faced down threats from the far-right, extreme weather, the council and random drunken hordes on the weekends. Despite their decision to leave, the campers are keen to "make it quite clear that although we are leaving the Market Place, we a…

Protests as Nottingham City Council set budget


On Monday 5th March, city councillors in Nottingham met to vote through a budget which will cut £20m and 195 jobs while upping council tax by 3.49%. Campaigners protested outside the meeting at both lunchtime and in the early evening.

On the newswire: Campaigners condemn city council budget decision | Nottingham City Council Budget £20m Cuts Protest | Protest against Notttingham City Council…

Campaigners condemn city council budget decision


Campaigners condemn city council budget decision

Campaigners from Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) have condemned the budget, voted through by councillors on Monday 5th March.

Protest against Notttingham City Council budget


On Monday 5th March, Nottingham City Council met to set its budget for 2012-13. Following the pattern set last year, the council has decided to moan about how nasty central government cuts are but pass them onto the people of Nottingham anyway. Angered by their spinelessness, Notts SOS and Nottingham City Unison held a protest in the Market Square from 12.30pm.

Notts SOS: city council budget protest


Campaigners to protest at city council budget meeting

On Monday March 5th, Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) will protest outside the Council House when Nottingham City Council meets to vote on its budget for 2012-13.

Occupy Nottingham: Council serve notice


On Monday 27th February, Nottingham City Council served Occupy Nottingham with notice to leave within 7 days, after which they will serve notice of intention to seek possession through the courts. The occupiers state that they "have collectively decided so far, not to move from the Market Square, and through civil disobedience and lawful rebellion we will stay, and prevent intimidation tactic…

Saturday in the Market Square


Saturday 12th February was a normal Saturday, with no major political events planned in Nottingham as far as I know. Nevertheless, Notts SOS, the SWP, the Socialist Party and Occupy Nottingham were all  busy trying to engage with the shoppers and passers-by in Market Square.

Occupy Nottingham: 100 days and counting


On Sunday 22nd January, Occupy Nottingham marked it's 100th day in occupation. The camp, part of a global network of occupations, was started on October 15th. Despite the harsh weather, campers remain committed to staying "as long as it takes".

On the newswire: Occupation Camp Nottm: Collected coverage 100 days | Nottingham Occupation Camp now at day 100 | Occupy Nottingham camp to reach 100-day …

Occupy Nottingham: Xmas and New Year in Market Sq


Now almost two and a half months in, the Occupy Nottingham protest camp in Market Square continued through Christmas. The campers have now invited supporters to join them in Market Square on New Year's Eve, to "stand together to begin 2012 as one voice for change & an end to greed!" Meanwhile, occupiers in Leicester have decided to move indoors in order to help "sustain us over the cold winter."

Occupy Notttingham: Two months in


On Thursday 15th December, Occupy Notttingham will have been in situ for two months. An impressive tally. The camp is now surrounded by the "Winter Wonderland," but despite this aural and aesthetic assault and the recent cold weather, the occupiers remain steadfast.

On the newswire: Occupy Notts Camp sticks it out, starting week 9 | Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond | N30 Prof. Samir Amin @ …

Student photographer hassled by Notts Police


On Monday 21st November, Lewis Stainer, a student photographer covering the occupation in Market Square, witnessed the arrest of someone from the camp. He attempted to video the arrest and was promptly intimidated into handing over the video tape. After pressure from the National Union of Journalists and extensive publicity Notts Police agreed to hand back the video footage.

On the newswire:…

Occupy Nottingham: No plans for eviction. Yet.


While Occupy Wall Street in the US and Occcupy LSX in London are both actively fighting eviction, Occupy Nottingham is now into its sixth week and still growing. At least for the time being, the city council claim to have no plans to evict the occupation and occupiers have declared their intent to stay until “the financial crisis 2009 – 2011 has been solved to the satisfaction of the majority o…

Occupy Nottingham remembers those who fell


Occupy Nottingham bought their poppies today from Alley Cafe and Bernados charity shop in preparation for Fridays Armistice Service.

Occupy Nottingham: Still there


While the London-centric mainstream media has continued to focus on the occupation next to St Pauls, other occupations continue around the country, including in Nottingham, where those occupying the Market Square are now entering their fourth week. Despite the weather and a number of threats the camp is not only continuing, but in fact growing.

On the newswire: Cheese for nought! at the Occup…

Occupy Notttingham: Moved but still in occupation


On Friday evening, those occupying Nottingham’s Old Market Square agreed to move from one end of the square to the other. On Facebook they described this as a “temporary relocation” explaining that occupiers “democratically voted to move the occupation temporarily to the opposite end of Market Square so as to accommodate the exhibitions, Xmas market and Tree.”

On the newswire: Nottin…

Occupy Nottingham: Day 7


The occupation of Nottingham's Market Square has made it into its seventh day.

Occupy Nottingham: Day 6


The occupation of Nottingham's Market Square is now into its sixth day.

Nottingham Occupation Continues


Despite the wind, cold and rain, the Occupy Nottingham camp on Market Square is still going strong five days in, if anything it is actually getting bigger. Support from the public has been phenomenal, but the city coucil are now beginning to make the first noises about the possibility of moving (although not removing) the camp. A wishlist has been produced of things which would be useful.

On …

Occupy Nottingham: Day 5

Five days into the occupation of Market Square and the protest camp is still going strong, but the city council has begun to make noises about moving the camp.

Occupy Nottingham: Day 4


Despite the wind, cold and rain, the Occupy Nottingham camp on Market Square is still going strong in it's fourth day (Tuesday October 18th).

Nottinghamshire Pride 2011


On Saturday July 30th, Nottingham’s LGBT community and others gathered for Nottinghamshire (no longer merely Nottingham) Pride. This year, the march preceding the main festivities went from Market Square to the Forest Rec.

On the newswire: Nottinghamshire Pride 2011 | Notts Uncut Newsletter – The Pride Edition!

Previous Coverage: Pride 2010 | Pride 2009 | ‘My Big Gay’ LGBT Nottingham phot…

Nottingham Solidarity with Spanish Revolution


Beginning on May 15th, a wave of protests has swept across Spain, with demonstrations in around 60 cities. The rallies have continued despite being officially banned under Spain’s electoral law. There have also been solidarity protests across the world, with several in the UK, including in Nottingham where a small protest was held in the Market Square on Saturday 21st. Supporters also maintai…

Resistance to Nottingham City Cuts


On Monday March 7th, Nottingham City Council met to set its budget, slashing millions of pounds from vital services. Local anti-cuts campaigners rallied against this, holding protests on the previous Saturday and the day itself. They occupied the viewing galleries, holding up the meeting for an hour and later disrupted a BBC interview with council leader Jon Collins.

On the newswire: Nottm Cit…

Int'l Women's Day: Protest


Tuesday March 8th 2011 was the centenary of International Womens' Day. In Nottingham, campaigners marked this by holding a demonstration in the Market Square to highlight the impact of the cuts on women.

Nottingham City budget protest: Photos


On Monday March 7th, Nottingham City Council met to set it budget for 2011-12, slashing millions of pounds from vital services. Campaigners protested outside, occupied the viewing gallery and challenged council leader Jon Collins.

Direct Action Against Nottingham City Cuts Budget

On Monday March 7th, Nottingham City Council met to set it budget for 2011-12, slashing millions of pounds from vital services. Campaigners protested outside, occupied the viewing gallery and challenged council leader Jon Collins.

Protest against city council cuts: March 5th


On Saturday March 5th, Notts SOS organised a protest in the Market Square. The demonstration was held 2 days before Nottingham City Council meets to set its budget for next, year, slashing millions of pounds of spending.

No Cuts in Nottingham!


Nottingham City Council are planning to cut tens of millions from their spending in the year from April 2011. They will meet to set this budget on Monday March 7th. Notts Save Our Services (SOS) are calling on them not to adopt their cuts budget.