• Landmark cake by Danielle Gotheridge Posted on 03 October 2013

    In Notts We Love Cake!

    For those of you who love cake and love Nottinghamshire, we highly recommend you visit the Tourist Information Centre before mid October.

    Danielle, owner of Danielle Gotheridge, has been hard at work producing a unique cake highlighting some key Nottinghamshire landmarks and it is on display in the Tourist Information Centre window. Until the end of October, you can admire the divine looking, one-of-a-kind cake before it is whisked off on a ‘cake tour’ visiting the landmarks which are featured on the cake.

    Based in Hockley in Nottingham, Danielle produces designer cakes for special occasions and was voted best cake designer 2011/12. She also won an award for best cup-cakes in Nottingham

  • 1264639_585244274872048_1504373465_o Posted on 02 October 2013

    Notts County and the Mercure re-create historic partnership

    Now for those of you who don’t know me personally, I am a lifelong Notts County supporter. It is a family love that was passed to me from my Dad. I still remember the first game I ever went to when I was very young as if it were yesterday. So when we heard that the Mercure Hotel and Notts County were organising a meet and greet to celebrate the historic link that the two share, as well as their newly-established partnership, naturally I jumped at the opportunity to attend and witness a little bit of history for my boyhood team and the Mercure.

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  • Glorious sunshine and fabulous food at the Great Notts Show. Posted on 01 October 2013

    Fabulous food, great beers and sunshine at the Great Notts Show

    The sun shone on Nottingham at the weekend as crowds of people flocked to the Old Market Square where they were treated to a dazzling array of fine food and drink at the Great Notts Show.

    At the event, which took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, local artisan producers, brewers and restaurateurs gave visitors a flavour of the best that Nottinghamshire has to offer, while top chefs demonstrated their skills in everything from sausage making to how to cook the perfect curry.

    There was an opportunity to try dishes prepared by chefs at one of Nottingham’s most acclaimed Indian restaurants, MemSaab and the warm, sunny weather meant that the

  • Beer Fest 13 Square Posted on 30 September 2013

    WIN two tickets to the Robin Hood Beer Festival!


    Nottingham has some fine breweries to its name and in October there will be a perfect opportunity to celebrate our love for the ale when The Robin Hood Beer Festival sets up camp at Nottingham Castle from 9th – 12th October. Nottingham CAMRA’s annual event showcases more draught cask conditioned ales from around the world than any other beer festival in the world. Over 1,100 different real ales and over 220 different real ciders will be available for consumption, not to mention some fine local food stands, offering fresh local produce to help soak up some of that ale!

    Nottingham’s very own Castle Rock,

  • marathon2012CA Posted on 26 September 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 27th-29th September

    Autumn is just around the corner but with the promise of warm weather this weekend there is no better time to enjoy the best that Nottinghamshire has to offer. A full guide is available in our What’s On section but here are our top picks.

    Great Notts Show
    The biggest draw for foodies this weekend will no doubt be the Great Notts Show which kicks off on Friday and runs until Sunday. The event, which takes place in Market Square, will include a host of stalls offering everything from wild boar and venison to artisan pizzas, cheeses, Mediterranean delights and sweet treats. There will also be an opportunity to sample the

  • riverbank_terrace_12 Posted on 25 September 2013

    Banish the mid-week blues at the Riverbank’s Ladies’ Night

    Of all the days of the week, Wednesday is perhaps the least inspiring.  The previous weekend is a distant memory while the next one seems too far away to get excited about.

    The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen in West Bridgford, however, has the perfect antidote to the mid-week blues in the form of its Ladies’ Night which takes place every Wednesday evening. 

    Tempted by the offer of a delicious meal plus a free cocktail, my friends and I decided to check out the event earlier

  • 6 Posted on 23 September 2013

    WIN an experience for 2 at Calm Water Flotation!

    With the pace of life, demands of work and the stresses and strains of running a household, sometimes we all need a break from the hustle and bustle in order to switch off and relax. Nottinghamshire has its very own answer to these stresses and it’s an experience like no other!

    Calm Water Flotation, located in West Bridgford, offers you the chance to escape for an hour within one of their very unique pods, allowing you to float and let all your problems simply drift away. The process is simple: Calm Water Flotation has Flotation Tanks containing an Epsom

  • Belle & Jerome interior Posted on 17 September 2013

    Spotlight on… Rye

    Why not mix work with pleasure? That’s what my colleague and I thought when we were to attend Beeston for a work meeting. Rye was a great choice!

    Situated on the High Street in the heart of Beeston, Rye serve fabulous coffee and simple fresh food which is inspired by the European café culture. The café in the day is a lively coffee house and by night it transforms into a suave bistro.

    The visual style of the café was really stylish, both the interior and exterior portrayed class. It didn’t feel like your ordinary coffee or wine bar as the professional, attentive table service felt like a top end London café along

  • Museum cottages Posted on 16 September 2013

    Spotlight on Framework Knitters Museum

    When my colleague Erin, invited me to join her on a visit to Framework Knitters Museum, although a relatively new member of the team I’m ashamed to say I knew very little about it.

    I discovered that the museum is located in a quiet corner of the pretty village of Ruddington just south of the city.  Blink and you might just miss it.  Please don’t. This is a mesmerising journey into the birth of the knitting machine, the working & living conditions of the framework knitters, and how it all led to Nottingham’s establishment as a global centre for machine-produced lace in the 19th century. A place not to be

  • Ghost Tour at St Mary's Posted on 10 September 2013

    Frightful Friday 13th

    Dare you spend Friday 13th in one of the most haunted buildings in Britain? Friday 13th September is the launch of the brand new Ghost Tour at Galleries of Justice. Expect to experience paranormal shocks, sounds and unexplained sensations.

    Prior the launch, main character Lilith Adams answered some of our questions about the new tour. Believe me, it is not for the faint hearted! Over to you Lilith…

    My dear friends,

    Let me first introduce myself. My name is Lilith Adams, and I am the keeper of secrets, teller of tales and guardian of ghosts for the poor souls still seeking eternal rest after their earthly lives were cut short. Some by poverty and

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