Almost 9,000 homes across Nottinghamshire are currently empty or derelict, new figures have revealed.

The statistics, obtained through Freedom of Information requests to eight district councils, show that 8,982 properties are unoccupied across the county.

Reported by the Nottingham Post. You can read the full story here. 

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