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Robin Hood – noble outlaw, altruistic rebel, man of the people... Cheese riots, luddite frame breakers, rebel writers, civil-war-mongerers – Nottinghamshire has been home to outlaws since its early days.…



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Farmyard Frolics with Harker’s Farm Shop

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery…



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Favourite Spooky Spots in Nottinghamshire

Back in 2012 we asked a few specialists of the odd and extraordinary, what were their weirdest encounters and where we might find the strangest and scariest places in Nottinghamshire.…...



  • Nottingham Castle by Martine Hamilton-Knight Posted on 01 May 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Paul Klotschkow

    This week we are sharing Paul Klotschkow’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


    Paul Klotschkow’s is the Music Editor for LeftLion Magazine. Here are his favourite places in the county.

    The Music Exchange
    Like a lot of other music fans in the city, I was heartbroken when Selectadisc closed three years ago. Then the good people at local homeless charity Framework decided to start up on new record store, and one that sold brand new vinyl too. What a truly amazing

  • Theatre Royal Nottm exterior night time 2009 Posted on 27 April 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 27-29 April 2012

    Well you wouldn’t believe May was virtually upon us as the rain seems set in for another week. Here are my top five things to do this weekend:

    All About Allen: on Sunday there’s the last of Woody Allen’s comedies in the series at the Broadway Cinema. The Purple Rose of Cairo stars Mia Farrow and Woody Allen himself.

    Focus Gallery Exhibition: located on Derby Road a new exhibition opens this weekend with new paintings, ceramics and jewellery from some of the UK’s finest artists and makers.

    Tribute to the V-Force at Newark Air Museum: the third of the museum’s V-Force reunions looking at the amazing Victor and Vulcan Aircraft. Includes

  • Hire a Canalboat Posted on 26 April 2012

    Why not try… holidaying on a canal boat?

    Erin paid a visit to Hire a Canalboat at Sawley Marina to find out first-hand what a canal boat holiday is all about…

    With the busy pace of our modern lives, a holiday which forces us to slow down, relax, and see the world with fresh eyes sounds like just what the doctor ordered. A canal boat holiday ticks all these boxes.

    Arriving in Sawley Marina, reputedly the largest inland marina in the UK, fills you with a sense of wonder. This is new territory, especially for someone like me who has never set foot on one of these charming vessels before.

    Many of the canals around Nottinghamshire were created to serve

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…