Bella Fatherley

Co-Editor in Chief of The Tab Nottingham

Bella Fatherley
Nottingham University

Student news, student lifestyle, campus culture, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, French language and culture

  • Bella Fatherley is currently the Co-Editor in Chief of The Tab Nottingham in which she oversees a team of editors, pitches articles as well as producing news articles for the site
  • Bella is passionate about covering breaking news stories about Nottingham, its universities and student life
  • Bella used to live in France when she was younger and is a proficient French speaker


Bella Fatherley joined The Tab Nottingham in 2021 during her second year of university as a student contributor going on to become News Editor and is now the Co-Editor in Chief


Bella Fatherley is in her final year at the University of Nottingham completing a degree in French Studies which included a year studying in France


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Nottingham Trent student fell to her death after sliding down bannisters at pre-drinks

‘She was the most beautiful, caring, kind, warm-hearted girl, both inside and out’

Judges rules that Nottingham killer’s sentence was not ‘unduly lenient’

‘Had the offender not suffered the mental condition that he did, the sentencing judge would doubtless have been considering a whole life term’

The Nottingham Tab needs you: Apply now to join the 2024-25 editorial team

Applications close on Wednesday 15th May

Nominations are now OPEN for The Tab Notts’ BNOC of the year 2024

It’s now or never

Man jailed for nine years after killing Nottingham Trent student in police car chase

‘Our beloved Oshada was very close to our hearts and can never be forgotten’

Families of Nottingham attacks victims call for law change after killer’s sentence reviewed

‘Until the law is changed murderers will get away with murder’

Nottingham University introduces mandatory breathalyser for all students before lectures

This comes after attendance to morning lectures dropped to an all time low

Nottingham University students occupy Trent Building in protest of arms manufacturers

Students demanded the university ends partnerships with arms manufacturers

Families of Nottingham attack victims back decision to put police into ‘special measures’

The decision means that the force will have to improve the way in which they carry out effective investigations and support victims

Valdo Calocane ‘stalked flatmate twice’ before killing three in Nottingham attacks

This comes after it emerged there was an active arrest warrant for Calocane at the time of the attacks

Police asks local press not to publish details on Nottingham attacks during investigation

The press invited claimed they were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements before attending the briefing

Nottingham killer’s ‘unduly lenient’ sentence to be reviewed by High Court

Valdo Calocane had been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order

Police disciplined for sharing ‘crude’ messages in group chat about Nottingham attacks

The victims families are ‘utterly horrified’ at the ‘deceptions’ that they have faced from the force

Boss of PRYZM blames students not going out as much for club closures

Rekom has closed 17 venues across the country

Man arrested after nearly 300 cannabis plants discovered in Nottingham property

Police are proactively working to tackle drug dealing in the area

Notts PRYZM staff told ‘jobs were safe’ then informed of club closure through group chat

Only staff who had been working with them for two years will receive a redundancy package

Nottingham club PRYZM closes with ‘immediate effect’ after company goes bust

The club is one of 17 other sites shutting down across the country

Nottingham nightclub PRYZM believed to be closed down after owners go into administration

The club was reportedly being stripped yesterday afternoon

Sentence of Nottingham killer to be reviewed after criticism from victims’ families

The families say they were ‘rushed and railroaded’ into accepting the manslaughter plea

‘True justice has not been served today’ say families of those killed in Nottingham attacks

‘They were let down by the very system that should have been protecting them’

Nottingham killer sentenced to detention in high security hospital indefinitely

It is ‘highly unlikely’ that Valdo Calocane will ever be released

Nottingham attacker had a nine month outstanding arrest warrant before he killed three

Nottinghamshire Police has admitted it could have ‘done more’

‘I’ve lost my best friend’: Families of Grace and Barney give impact statements in court

‘Barney was a vibrant loving boy growing into a man’

Nottingham attacker who killed three won’t face murder trial as court accepts manslaughter plea

Valdo Calocane pleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility

Barnaby Webber’s family and friends celebrated his 20th birthday at ‘Barney’s Bar’

‘He was the best friend you could have’

Man pleads guilty to causing death of Nottingham Trent student by dangerous driving

Oshada Jayasundera was fatally hit by a car being pursued by the police

Tributes pour in for Notts Trent student after being fatally struck in police car chase

‘Our hearts are heavy with grief as we come to terms with this unfortunate incident’

Man fatally struck in police car chase confirmed to be Nottingham Trent student

Oshada Jasadundera was ‘well respected by his peers and tutors’

Former footballer Jermaine Jenas set to receive honorary degree from Nottingham Trent

He will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Sport

Man fatally struck by car being pursued by police in Nottingham city centre

An arrest had been made in connection with the incident

Nottingham student died after running away from hospital and being struck by a lorry

Jamie Roe’s mother described him as never saying ‘a bad word about anyone’

Families of Grace and Barney vow to get justice after man pleads not guilty to murder

‘We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring justice is properly served for Barnaby and Grace’

University of Nottingham receives £5million funding to help reach net zero target

The university aims to reach the target by 2040

Man admits killing three people including students Grace and Barney in Nottingham attacks

Valdo Calocane admitted to three counts of manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility

Two Nottingham Trent students suspended after antisemitic attack on student in uni halls

The flat was vandalised with a note left saying ‘Free Palestine KYS, Tory C***S’

Everything you need to know about Notts’ Winter Wonderland 2023

It’s never too early for some festive cheer

Nottingham students are withholding rent after Legionella was found in Florence Boot Hall

Students were initially told that it was a ‘mechanical issue’

Stealth and Rescue Rooms named best club and live music venue for a safe night out in Notts

Both venues have signed up to the Safe Space Pledge

New services in Nottingham set to improve treatment for drug and alcohol use

There will be increased options for those aged 18-25 who want advise and support around drug and alcohol use

The seven types of Notts students you’ll come across during Freshers’ Week

How many have you spotted on campus?

We’re recruiting! Here are 10 reasons why you should join The Tab Nottingham

Come to our open meeting from 5:30pm on the 5th of October at Mooch!

If you have any of these 36 things in your new uni room then you’re basic af

Turns out I’m incredibly basic x

Student prices made available to all young people for Nottingham bus and tram travel

You must be aged between 19 and 21 to qualify

Nottingham student who died from heroin overdose ‘showed no signs’ of drug abuse at home

Gus Coombes was described as ‘lovely and articulate’ with ‘so much to give’

The Killers pay tribute to Barnaby Webber during Reading Festival set

Brandon Flowers dedicated their performance of Mr Brightside to Barnaby

Kosher meals to be served to students for the first time at University of Nottingham

They will be available to students in catered accommodation from September

Inquests into the deaths of Nottingham stabbing victims set to open

Ian Coates, Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar were fatally stabbed on June 13th

Nottingham students who want work marked will not receive certificates at summer graduation

Students who reject their derived marks will walk the stage without knowing their degree classification

Nottingham students made to choose between getting their work marked or leaving university

Students may not receive their marks in time to register for their next year of study

You can only be one so take this quiz to find out which Taylor Swift Era you are

Are you ready for it?

Trial date set for 2024 as Nottingham student attacks suspect appears in court

Valdo Calocane is expected to enter his plea this September

Grace Kumar died after trying to save Barney from knifeman in Nottingham student attacks

CCTV shows Grace had time to run but instead tried to fight off the knifeman as Barney was being attacked

A man has been charged with murder following the Nottingham student attacks

31-year-old Valdo Calocane has also been charged with attempted murder

‘The whole city came together’: Inside the vigil held for Nottingham students after tragic deaths

‘What was taken from us will never be given back’

Suspect in Nottingham attack is former engineering student of the university

He has been named as 31-year-old Valdo Calocane

Crisis cancels club night after deaths of two ‘much loved’ University of Nottingham students

‘Yesterday, we lost two of our own’

Tributes pour in after deaths of ‘talented’ University of Nottingham students

Barnaby Webber and Grace Kumar were amongst three killed in yesterday’s ‘major incident’

Nottingham student attack: A timeline of the tragic events which ended in three deaths

A man has been arrested and remains in police custody on suspicion of murder

University of Nottingham statement confirms ‘sudden and unexpected’ death of two students

They are believed to have been attacked on the way home from a night out

Grad Ball cancelled following ‘major incident’ in Nottingham city centre

Two of those found dead are believed to be first year University of Nottingham students

Two dead in major incident believed to be University of Nottingham students

The two students were said to be walking home from a night out when they were attacked

Man arrested after three people found dead in Nottingham city centre

Police also attended an incident where a man attempted to run over three other people

Large police presence and roads closed after ‘serious incident’ in Nottingham City Centre

Some bus and tram services have been suspended

Uni of Nottingham falls three places to rank 28th in the UK, according to new league table

This is the fourth year in a row it has dropped in rankings

Man arrested by police following two sexual assaults in Lenton

The arrest was made following a public appeal by the police

Nottingham grad wrote dissertation on Bruce Springsteen and then gave it to him at his gig

Nathan Collet caught the eye of Bruce with a sign saying ‘Can I give you a copy of my thesis?’

Notts grad Avi on The Apprentice makes it to the final 10 and releases his best rap to date

You can’t help but love him

100 Palestinian Notts students protest talk from former IDF soldier Yoseph Haddad

A mass walk out was planned to protest the talk

Notts grad on The Apprentice comes back fighting with another sick tune despite loss

He may not have won the challenge but he’s won our hearts

Three female Notts students appeared on 24 Hours in A&E after suspected spiking incidents

Zoology student Kate was brought to A&E after collapsing in a night club

Lewis Capaldi spotted on Notts Uni campus testing out new Tourettes device

Lewis invited the team of researchers to his gig in Nottingham

Police return ‘rather large’ dildo stolen from Gloryholes in Notts city centre

The police returned the sex toy to the bar in an evidence bag

Confirmed: These are all of the days lecturers are set to strike in Nottingham

The 18 days are set to be spread over a seven week period

He’s at it again, Notts grad on The Apprentice wins challenge and releases another banging rap

I wonder what Lord Sugar would say about his tunes

Notts student on 24 Hours in A&E after tripping over in uni library and hitting her head on desk

Phoebe sustained minor injuries and made a full recovery

Notts bar Brass Monkey allowed to extend opening hours until 5am despite police objection

Nottinghamshire Police withdrew a condition that it should employ seven door staff

Nottingham Trent is one of the only unis *not* striking in the 18 days of industrial action

150 university across the country are set to face strike action over February and March

Confirmed: University of Nottingham staff set to start strikes in two weeks time

The strikes will begin on February 1st

Emergency services called to the scene of a car on fire in Lenton

The cause of the fire is currently unknown

Stop what you’re doing, Notts grad on The Apprentice has come out with another rap and it slaps

Someone get this guy a record deal

University of Nottingham staff set to strike for 18 days before Easter

Over 70,000 staff at 150 universities will be striking

Notts Uni Islamic Society postpones event with a cleric who said Hitler did Jews ‘a favour’

Cleric Shaykh Asrar Rashid was invited to give a talk on campus about ‘the end of times’

This is exactly how basic you are based on your favourite Colleen Hoover book

Colleen Hoover is the Sally Rooney for the girlies who actually got kissed at secondary school parties

Meet the Uni of Nottingham grad who is set to star in The Apprentice tonight

He was kicked out of NEFS for lying on his CV

The Rose and Crown is offering free Christmas dinner to anyone spending the holidays alone

It is offering a community table where those alone can sit together

Only Kevin McCallister would get full marks on this ultimate Home Alone quiz

Enjoy, you filthy animals

University of Nottingham lost to Bangor Uni on this week’s episode of University Challenge

The Notts team lost by only 10 points

Nottingham student had rucksack filled with uni notes stolen, then returned by police

The rucksack contained her house keys, bank cards, a £700 iPad and notepad with university notes

More than half of the students at University of Nottingham are female

Girls really do run the world

Here’s eight reasons why you should choose to study abroad as a Notts student

You don’t actually spend that much time studying on a study abroad x

A Reclaim the Night march is taking place this Saturday in Nottingham city centre

The marches are a part of a wider movement fighting for the right for every women to live their lives free from violence

Police are looking for two suspects after a TV was stolen from a Nottingham student house

Nottinghamshire Police have released CCTV images of the two men

Police investigating after group of 50 teenagers raided McDonald’s in Notts city centre

The group stole food and verbally harassed staff

10 years since it ended, this is what the cast of iCarly are up to now

Most of them have returned to star in the new iCarly reboot!!

Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure receives honorary degree from University of Nottingham

Vicky was recognised for her work with dementia charities

Only Meredith Grey herself could get full marks on this Grey’s Anatomy trivia quiz

Are you even a real fan if you don’t know the answer to these?

These are all the hidden costs you’ll encounter when going on a year abroad

The cost of a year abroad is making it more and more inaccessible

The biggest campaign pledges Boris Johnson and his government have broken since 2019

Are we really that surprised?

37 things you’ll only know if you’re the last housemate to move out

Getting ghosted on the group chat when you ask for help

Five years since it ended, this is what the cast of The Vampire Diaries are up to now

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are still besties 🥺

Six things only a Northerner at uni in Notts can relate to

What the hell is a cloakroom?