• veeno-nottingham-banner Posted on 09 November 2016

    Drinks and nibbles at Veeno

    Veeno Italian Wine Café is in the heart of Nottingham’s busy city centre. Set inside a listed building it’s a cosy and relaxing getaway. The award winning range of wines and authentic Italian spuntini (nibbles of cured meats & cheeses) make it a perfect place to meet with friends and family.

    Last month we decided to visit Veeno and have a few of their famous drinks. Read on to learn what we thought about our recent visit.

    Jessie – I can’t think of many occasions where a visit to Veeno could go amiss. Perched on the corner of Weekday Cross, just off Bridlesmith Gate, it’s the perfect pit-stop after some late night shopping

  • lustre Posted on 17 October 2016

    Win one of two sets of two free entry tickets to Lustre 2016

    One of the best Christmas shopping opportunities of the year – Lustre returns with a special weekend at Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 12th – 13th November where you will find over 65 of the finest contemporary craft makers selling everything from jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware.

    Each maker has been chosen for the quality and uniqueness of their craft and will be on hand all weekend to talk to you about the ideas and techniques behind their work.

    With something to suit every taste and budget and with Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to find a really special gift.

    To celebrate

  • pp Posted on 22 September 2016

    Nottingham Lace Market Tour with Ezekial Bone – review

    Recently we joined Ezekial Bone on a walking tour of Nottingham’s famous Lace Market and surrounding areas. We were looking forward to growing our knowledge about the history of the textile industry in Nottingham, from the poverty of the Framework Knitters to the glories of the lace empire.

    The Nottingham Lace Walking Tour is an initiative started by the Creative Quarter to educate both visitors and residents, and to encourage them to broaden their knowledge about the industry that put Nottingham on the map of the lace manufacturing industry.

    The Lace Market area is undergoing massive regeneration. Home to a D.I.Y culture of independent shops, boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s also becoming a centre for creative and digital industries. The Lace Market

  • NIC_FE_Backtoschool Posted on 02 September 2016

    WIN one of three family skating passes to the Foam Party at the National Ice Centre

    Win one of three family skating passes for you and three friends to the Back to School Foam Party at the National Ice Centre on Friday 16th September!

    The lights will be low and top tunes will be playing from favourite local DJs – perfect for teens and adults alike. The National Ice Centre has one of the best foam cannons in the UK and a special raised platform to make lots of foam fun on the ice.

    The family pass allows up to four people to skate, includes skate hire, and can be collected on the day of the skating event from the Box Office within the National Ice Centre.

    All you have to do to

  • pokepoke Posted on 19 August 2016

    Pokémon hunt in Nottinghamshire

    The world is in the midst of Pokémon fever and Nottinghamshire is proving to be a hot spot for Pokémon trainers, with the little creatures being spotted at several locations in both the city and county. And as we’ve got a few avid Pokémon trainers in our office we decided to share our Poké-knowledge and top hunting tips with everyone out there who wants to go catch them all.

    There have been confirmed reports of water Pokémon sightings at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park including Psyducks, Shellders, Staryus and plenty of Magikarps with high CP to evolve into your very own Gyarados, roaming around the stunning grounds of the Country Park. While

  • Posted on 10 August 2016

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  • central helicopters Posted on 22 July 2016

    Up, up, and away with Central Helicopters

    My other half is a tad obsessed with cars, motorbikes, tanks; basically a fan of anything with an engine that either goes like the clappers or is a military vehicle. So, when I was looking around for an experience gift that he hadn’t tried, but wouldn’t break the bank, I was amazed to find a helicopter flying experience with Central Helicopters at a great affordable price.

    He’s always wanted to have a helicopter lesson having been a passenger many times over the years in various military varieties but never thought he would get the chance to fly one, until now. Cue me scoring major wife points

  • newstead Posted on 19 July 2016

    Things to do this Weekend 22nd – 24th July

    We’re happy to see a lovely summer day again today, and with sun out we know that most of you are thinking to spend your time outside. With this in mind we’ve prepared a list of outdoor activities that you can enjoy with family and fiends this coming weekend.

    Don’t forget to give us a follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and share your experiences with us using #LoveNotts.

    1. Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle will once again host a programme of live theatre in their picturesque grounds. Starting with Macbeth on Friday 22nd, Much Ado About Nothing on Saturday 23rd – both at Nottingham Castle, and if you’ve can’t make it on neither

  • revolucion Posted on 08 July 2016

    Lunch at the Revolución de Cuba Nottingham

    We were invited by the Revolución de Cuba to sample their new lunch menu straight from the exotic island of Fidel and Che. With una gran fiesta on our minds our team went to explore Cuban foodie delights at this Havana-like setting. Here is what we thought of our lunch at the Revolución de Cuba.

    Rachel – I’ve been to Revolución de Cuba a few times – whether it’s with friends over a cocktail or a work lunch with a mocktail – it never disappoints.  The atmosphere has an authentic Cuban feel and the welcome is always friendly.  The Menu del Dia offers a perfect range for a work

  • lawrence Posted on 24 June 2016

    Tour of the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    On a sunny Friday morning I ventured into the town of Eastwood to find out more about the famous D.H. Lawrence. I’ve heard a lot about him and read some of his books but never actually knew much about his life and background. I was really looking forward to the day ahead.

    The small ex-mining town of Eastwood is where baby David Herbert Lawrence, also known as D.H. Lawrence, was born, and grew up, along with his two brothers and two sisters. Lawrence’s father, Arthur John Lawrence, was a coal miner, and his mother, Lydia Lawrence, worked in the lace-making industry to contribute into the family’s income. She

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