• cycle-01 Posted on 24 January 2017

    A Year in the Saddle – Interview with Nottingham’s World Record Breaker

    With Christmas now a distant memory, we’ve reached the time of year when New Year Resolutions are tested, and the best of intentions fall by the wayside. If you ever needed a little inspiration to get outdoors and be a bit more active, it’d be hard to find a better role model than Kajsa Tylén.

    For the last year, this Nottingham resident has been quietly making history, taking to her saddle every day in a bid to break a 77-year-old Guinness World Record, by cycling 50,000 km in a single year.

    Setting out with Billie Fleming’s extraordinary record – set back in 1938 – in her sights, Kajsa cycled through wind, rain and

  • 2017-header-01 Posted on 10 January 2017

    What’s Coming Up in 2017? Our Top-10 Nottinghamshire Highlights

    2017 is upon us, and we’ve got an action packed year in store for us here in Nottinghamshire!

    This list is only scratching the surface of what’s coming up in what’s sure to be a fantastic 2017, but here are our top-10 highlights to look forward to:
    National Justice Museum Opens
    Set in a building packed with grisly history, the Galleries of Justice will be transforming early this year, and reopening as the re-vamped National Justice Museum.

    The popular attraction received a £1 million Heritage Lottery Fund, and will house the UK’s largest law, justice, crime and punishment collection. With an exciting range of new exhibition areas, visitors will be able to enjoy a range

  • sdr Posted on 05 January 2017

    Walking Nottingham’s Canals

    As a new year begins, many of us are facing up to the fact that we may have revelled a little too much over the festive period and that it’s time to put December’s celebrations – and all of those extra pigs in blankets, turkey cobs and Christmas tipples – behind us.

    With health on everyone’s mind at the moment, what better way to see in a fresh start to 2017 than by getting outside and exploring one of Nottingham’s lesser known treasures – its canal!

    I’d love to say that a desire to get outdoors and get active was what motivated myself and my girlfriend to embark on an epic 15 mile

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 22 December 2016

    Robin’s Giveaway – Win One of Six Breaks in Nottinghamshire!

    It’s been a prize filled few weeks in the build up to Christmas – and the great news is, it’s not over yet!

    As a part of Robin’s Giveaway, he has SIX breaks in Nottinghamshire to give away.

    You can still enter each of the four competitions running below. All you have to do is watch each animation, and work out the Christmas song that it’s referring to. Just say what you see!

    All competitions are now closed.
    Competition Number One – Win a short winter break to Sherwood Hideaway

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Two: Win an overnight shopping trip to Nottingham!

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Three: Win a short

  • capture Posted on 15 November 2016

    Eight reasons why you’ll love a helicopter pleasure flight…

    Central Helicopters give you 8 good reasons to take to the skies on a helicopter experience!

    Take off in style like a celeb

    If you like the idea of flying like a celebrity or high-powered VIP, then a helicopter pleasure flight is for you. For the likes of Star Wars hero Han Solo aka Harrison Ford and Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt, this aircraft simply trumps excuse the pun any other form of transport.

    Witness the spectacular

    Sit back and relax in the comfortable Bell LongRanger helicopter as it cruises along at several thousand feet. During your helicopter tour you’ll be treated to a spectacular bird’s eye view of the constantly changing scenery that stretches out

  • moon Posted on 14 November 2016

    See the Supermoon in Nottinghamshire

    Tonight all across the UK, we’ll be able to witness the the biggest, brightest full supermoon of the century, as the moon reaches it’s closest point to Earth since 1948.

    To make the most of the phenomenon, astronomers have advised to get out of the city and into areas with wide open spaces and minimal artificial light. Here are some of the county’s best viewpoints.

    Beeston

    Hop on a tram out of the city to Beeston and watch the moon from the skies above peaceful Attenborough Nature Reserve.

    Wollaton Hall

    The last supermoon was captured against the dramatic backdrop of Wollaton Hall in 2015.

    A "Supermoon" could be visible in

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • nottinghamshire-wildflower-fields_19421315681_o Posted on 22 July 2016

    Breathe in Nottinghamshire this National Countryside Week

    It’s the official Prince’s Countryside Fund #NationalCountrysideWeek from July 18th to Sunday 24th and people across the country are celebrating the beautiful British landscape. We’re joining in the love by sharing some of the best of rural Nottinghamshire in pictures.

    From manicured country estates to wildflower meadows and the mighty Sherwood Forest, our county is the perfect picture postcard, so grab your camera, pack a picnic, bring your dog and come and breathe in Nottinghamshire!

    Kelham Hall and Country Park

    Attenborough Nature Reserve 

    By Alan Metheringham

    Lime Tree Avenue at Clumber Park

    Thoresby Hall

    By Terry Smith

    Hodsock Priory

    Welbeck Estate

    Rufford Abbey

    Rushcliffe Country Park

    Holme

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