• pano1 Posted on 10 August 2015

    Looking Back At England’s Trent Bridge Ashes Triumph

    For Nottinghamshire’s own Stuart Broad, it was a performance that he could scarcely believe. In the first two hours of one of the most crucial test matches of his career, his fizzing deliveries dismissed no fewer than eight Australian batsmen – conceding just 15 runs in the process.

    The Trent Bridge crowd knew they had witnessed something special, as England effectively sealed the Ashes in an extraordinary first 18 overs – rattling through the much-fancied Australians for just 60 runs.

    Although there was some disappointment for fans with tickets that the game finished almost three days early, the demolition job simply gave them – and the England team – extra time to party

  • Wollaton Hall lead image blog Posted on 10 August 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 14th – 16th August 2015

    After the excitement of the Ashes last week, during which local hero Stuart Broad took wicket after wicket as England romped to victory at Trent Bridge, you would be forgiven for assuming that Nottinghamshire surely can’t live up to that again this week. However, we guarantee that – yet again – we have plenty to keep you excited, as we bring you our top five things to do for the weekend ahead. If you’re on social media, like our Twitter and Facebook pages for even more inspiration.


    Classic Thriller Season – Night Must Fall at The Theatre Royal

    Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good thriller to get the spine tingling

  • The team at Oaks offer a warm welcome Posted on 07 August 2015

    Nottingham welcomes new wood grill restaurant, Oaks

    Nottingham and oak trees have been synonymous since ancient times, so our newest wood grill restaurant not only has the perfect name, but is perfectly thought through – from the front door down to the sausages.  Visitors to the city can now sample some of Nottinghamshire’s fantastic local produce surrounded by the glory of our most famous tree.

    From the moment you walk through the giant oak covered door, which stands out on the grey horizon of Maid Marion Way, the smell of the wood embers burning on the grill surround you with warmth and stir your appetite. Sourced from a sustainable forest in Lowdham, the wood alight in the open oven

  • IMG_20150804_104123364 Posted on 05 August 2015

    England Stars Lend a Hand As New Community Clubhouse Rises From the Ashes

    After months of build-up, the Ashes have finally arrived in Nottinghamshire. With the series perfectly balanced at 2-1 to the home side, it’s do or die time for the Australians – if they still have plans to take the Ashes back home with them.

    England, meanwhile, will be hoping to continue their great form and seal the series. The dream of lifting cricket’s smallest – but most significant – trophy right here in Nottingham, is still very much alive.

    The action gets under-way tomorrow, and with England’s Jimmy Anderson missing out due to injury – the hopes of a nation fall largely on Nottinghamshire’s own Stuart Broad, who looks set to take his

  • NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Graeme Swann of England takes a catch off the bowling of Stuart Broad of England to dismiss Ashton Agar of Australia on 98 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) Posted on 03 August 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 7th – 9th August 2015

    The Ashes test lands in Nottingham this week and with it comes the old rivalry and tense sporting action for five days of the fourth test. And if that wasn’t big enough, Nottinghamshire has yet more excitement this week with the CPISRA World Games, the Robin Hood Festival and much much more! Read on for the low-down on all these events and more for the weekend ahead. Be sure to keep your finger on the pulse on our Twitter and Facebook pages as well.


    Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest

    The Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest

    An event that needs no introduction and one that celebrates the legend of Nottinghamshire

  • October blog Posted on 31 July 2015

    Get set for festival fever in Nottingham this October

    Nottingham will be bursting with activity as the UK’s festival city this October. It’s a packed 31 days with plenty happening to cater to all tastes and interests; from avid gamers to film buffs, from canal celebrations to beer festivals – Nottingham quite literally has it all this October. Here’s a quick tour of what you can expect on your October visit to Nottingham!

    A seasoned performer in the calendar and an event that continues to build up a head of steam every year, The Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival returns to Nottingham Castle once more, delivering over 1,000 beers as well as real ciders, fresh food and entertainment throughout

  • Riverside Festival blog banner image Posted on 27 July 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 31st July – 2nd August 2015

    Another month is ticked off the calendar this weekend as we venture from July into August. The summer events just keep on coming, with festivals, open days and the chance to shop till you drop across the city and the county. Read on below for the top five events that we’ve picked out for this weekend, and our What’s On page as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages for a comprehensive Nottinghamshire guide of things to do.

    Nottingham Riverside Festival at Victoria Embankment

    Victoria Embankment is always a hive of activity around this time of year when the Nottingham Riverside Festival takes over the

  • interior Posted on 24 July 2015

    Curry delight at The Cumin restaurant


    Our beautiful city is famous for its very own curry lane – Maid Marian Way is the street where many of Nottingham’s Indian restaurants are located, and where any Indian curry lover would feel at home. You’ll know you’re in the right place after crossing the street from the Old Market Square towards the Nottingham Castle, because of the deliciously tempting smell of Indian spices that hangs in the air.

    We visited The Cumin restaurant last week on a warm summer evening. The weather was perfect for an evening meal out, and we decided to pay a visit to one of our favourite Indian restaurants in Nottingham. We

  • deaftennis Posted on 20 July 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 26th July 2015

    We’ve got another action-packed week of events and entertainment for you right here in Nottinghamshire. Whether you want to dress up and experience the ‘wartime spirit,’ during the Victory Days celebration at Newark Air Museum, or raise money for charity by taking the plunge at an open water swimming event, there’s something for every taste. Nottingham will also break new ground this week as the first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships take place, while motor-heads will love the rip-roaring action of the British Truck Championships. Stay bang up to date with these events, and everything else happening in Nottinghamshire, by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

    World Deaf Tennis Championships – 20th –

  • IMG_1433 Posted on 17 July 2015

    Wheelchair Tennis Stars Light Up Nottingham

    Following hot on the heels of the Aegon Open Nottingham, the crème de la crème of wheelchair tennis took to Nottingham’s courts this week, as the British Open got into full swing.

    I went along to catch the quarter finals, which took place on a sunny Thursday afternoon at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

    It quickly became apparent, as I flicked through my programme, and wandered around the humming courts, how high the stakes were – with committed gasps, grunts and cheers punctuating the air all around.

    I took a seat for one of the day’s headline matchups, which pitted Britain’s double Wimbledon Champion and world no. 6 – Jordanne Whiley MBE – against Germany’s former World

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