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Southwell Minster takes a starring role in TV show Flog it!

In today's guest blog, Sarah Payne from the Tourist Information Centre in Southwell writes about the excitement caused when TV crews descended on the town to film a new episode…

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Flying high with Central Helicopters

My dad turned the ripe age of 70 recently and being the man that has everything, myself and the family were frantically racking our brains for the perfect present for…

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Things to do this weekend, 26th – 28th September 2014

It’s the last weekend in September and with the forecast of at least some warm weather to come, we are looking forward to getting outdoors and exploring what the county…

What legends are made of

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Spotlight on Robin Hood in the run-up to the Major Oak Woodland Festival

This weekend, our famous outlaw Robin Hood will be making an appearance in the BBC television show Dr Who as Robot of Sherwood. Just a week later, Shewood Forest, which…...

  • School holidays fun time Posted on 17 September 2014

    Be a farmer for the day at White Post Farm

    Notts residents Ralph, Jackie and four-year-old Leo Thursfield paid a visit to White Post Farm. Find out what they thought in this guest blog written by Ralph . . . 

    Having received a personal recommendation and with a discerning, demanding four-year-old in our care, we set of for a day at White Post Farm.

    Situated north of the city of Nottingham, just off the A614 at Farnsfield, the journey was easy. There is ample free parking and the sign posting is really good, I wondered why we had never visited here before.

    Go-karting at White Post Farm.

    This truly was a great day out. From an enthusiastic welcome to the kind attitude of

  • bus Posted on 16 September 2014

    Sherwood Forest Bus Tours: All aboard The Robin Hood Express!

    One Thursday last month I was all set, excited and ready for the inaugural Robin Hood Express Sherwood Forest Bus Tour. I knew that this tour would be right up my street, so to speak, taking in Nottinghamshire’s great historic sites and exploring our county’s rich heritage and legendary status along the way and driven in an iconic vintage RouteMaster bus!

    It’s not every tour that will show you where Will Scarlett is buried and the place where Robin Hood and Maid Marian married – a ‘fact’ which our knowledgeable guide laughingly told us! And that was the order of the day on this tour: amazing knowledge of the areas we

  • food Posted on 15 September 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st September

    Nottinghamshire loves a good festival – and this weekend we will be celebrating everything from comedy and live music to food and drink. There will also be an opportunity to join legions of bike lovers for a one-of-a-kind ride through the city or explore one of our best-loved heritage attractions. These are just a few of our highlights so make sure you check out the What’s On section of our website for more inspiration.

    Nottingham Comedy Festival – various venues

    Since it began five years ago, the Nottingham Comedy Festival has welcomed both big name comedians such as Bill Bailey, Reginald D. Hunter as well as a host of new acts

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All eyes on Nottinghamshire’s literary legend, D.H. Lawrence

It was announced last week that filming of a new TV adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover will begin this autumn and will be screened on BBC One next year. For those of you who don’t know, D.H. Lawrence, arguably one of the most controversial novelists in the 20th century, was born in the…

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    Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, chocaholic and a lover of travelling and music.

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    Hand me a bar of chocolate, a good book and a cute cuddly animal and I’ll be happy!

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    Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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    Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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School holidays fun time

Be a farmer for the day at White Post Farm

Notts residents Ralph, Jackie and four-year-old Leo Thursfield paid a visit to White Post Farm. Find out what they thought in this guest blog written by Ralph . . .  Having received a personal recommendation and with a discerning, demanding four-year-old in our care, we set of for a day at White Post Farm. Situated…