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Exciting new beers on the way at Navigation Brewery

Perhaps best known for its cask ales, the Navigation Brewery is a fundamental part of many people's drinking repertoire when it comes to enjoying a fine pint in Nottinghamshire. Located…

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Uncovering treasures of the past at King John’s Palace

History lover Geoff Allen fulfilled a life-long ambition when he joined Mercian Archaeological Services on a recent excavation at King John's Palace in Clipstone. In this guest article, Geoff, from…

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Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th October 2014

With summer now a distant memory it’s time to look ahead to October which is one of the busiest months in our calendar. Over the coming four weeks, we have…

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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…...

  • robin Posted on 22 September 2014

    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 has to offer. From the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon to an agricultural show which celebrates rural life, there is so much to enjoy. We have even more inspiration in the What’s On section of our website but for now take a look at the highlights.

    Lincoln Green Brewery Beer Festival – Hucknall

    Following the success of its first beer festival earlier this year, Lincoln Green is hosting another which starts on Friday and runs until Saturday. The event has been

  • helicopter Posted on 19 September 2014

    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 him. Then out the blue he mentioned that he would love to go up in a helicopter ‘just once more’. Having served in the military, this apparently had been one of the more memorable things which he’d missed. So with this in mind I set to looking for a helicopter experience and found the brilliant Central Helicopters based in Nottingham.

    As we wanted to make sure that this was an unforgettable experience, the family decamped to Derbyshire for the weekend of

  • southwell Posted on 18 September 2014

    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 of Flog it! which will be aired on Friday afternoon. 

    Earlier this year BBC’s antique shop Flog It visited Southwell to film for its forthcoming series. The interest and range of items brought to the experts was of such interest and high quality that not one but five programmes were made. The first of these will be shown on BBC1 this Friday (26th September) at 4.30pm.

    Filming took place in Southwell Minster in January when 1,320 people queued with everything from paintings to

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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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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…