This year has undoubtedly been a very challenging one. But despite the negatives, at the Local News we have been in the unique position to witness many wonderful acts of kindness across Nottinghamshire throughout 2020.
The Community spirit never seems to falter. We have printed some heart-warming stories such as locals coming together to support each other, groups raising money for charities, people supporting the lonely or isolated, food bank collections, donations to hospitals & keyworkers, and people using their own time to create face masks and gifts to sell so they can donate the proceeds to great causes.
One thing we have learnt is that humans are strong and resilient with the ability to come together at a difficult time to support each other and simply lend a helping hand. We are proud to have seen the kindness and generosity of you, the people of Nottingham.
Now that we’re pretty much looking forward to seeing the back of 2020 and welcome a new and hopefully much more positive year, we have to reflect on what we have learnt. One example is that it’s important to be kind and support each other. This year has seen a huge impact on our small independent businesses, and they need our help. One way we can do this is shopping at independent shops, getting work done by your local gardeners, builders and decorators, visiting independent salons and having lunch at a one-off restaurant.
There’s still a little time this Christmas to purchase gifts from independent artists and crafters for the one-off special item for a loved one. The Christmas Bygones, a paper filled with tales of Nottingham of old, is still available to order here.
We will be closing the office doors for Christmas on the 23rd December and re-open on the 4th January 2021!
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very (fingers crossed) Happy New(s) Year!
Nottingham Local News Team X