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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.…...



  • Giles Croft, Helen Edmundson and Miranda Seymour Posted on 25 April 2012

    Author of Frankenstein inspires moving production

    We caught up with award-winning playwright Helen Edmundson, to find out more about her play Mary Shelley, which is on now until 5 May at Nottingham Playhouse.

    What first drew you to Mary Shelley and her story?

    I had read Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ as a teenager and the story had really captured my imagination. Coming back to it, I realised it is much much more than a horror story or a thriller – it is a novel of ideas, and I found myself wanting to discover how a girl of eighteen had managed to write something so philosophically challenging and profound.

     Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein aged just 18 – what do you think

  • Felley Priory by Alan Metheringham Posted on 24 April 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Alan Metheringham

    This week we are sharing Alan Metheringham’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.


    Alan is a local photographer who often shares his gorgeous pictures of the county with us.All the photographs on this page are his. His favourite places are:

    “Felley Priory
    A favourite place for me is Felley Priory, such a wonderful garden set in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside. From early snowdrops and fantastic springtime display of daffodils that carpet the orchard through to the colour of summer and autumn and on to

  • St Georges Day Posted on 20 April 2012

    Things to do This Weekend, 20-23 April 2012

    The rain has come hard this week so far but in Nottingham at the moment it’s still dry so let’s not let the weather put us off. 

    It’s a big weekend with St George’s Day coming up and celebrations take place across Nottingham all weekend and on into Monday. There’ll be activities and entertainment at Nottingham Castle and Old Market Square as well as a St George’s Day Medieval Weekend at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.

    On St George’s Day itself (Monday 23 April), there’s free live music at the Trent Navigation from 6pm when Paul Gibbard performs all things Mod and Britpop.

    There are a whole host of attractions involved in

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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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    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

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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…