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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

As a mum to a toddler I’m always on the lookout for things to do with my little one and something that will keep not only her entertained but me…



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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.…...



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    Center Parcs 25 Year Anniversary

    This year is the 25th Anniversary of Center Parcs UK flagship holiday village in Sherwood Forest. Erin Huckle our PR Manager caught up with Karen Henderson, General Manager, who has worked at the venue since it opened.

    How did you first start out with Center Parcs?

    I started my career at Center Parcs as Housekeeping Manager back in January 1987 and was the first employee recruited by the General Manager on site.  At that time the village was being constructed and my initial task was to commence recruitment of key members of the Housekeeping Management team to enable us to commission the completed accommodation units on a phased basis i.e. we were involved with ensuring

  • Easter Baking with Shelly Preston Posted on 05 April 2012

    Have a go at… Easter Baking with Shelly Preston

    With a 50 strong crowd of ladies (and the odd gent), the Welbeck Farm Shop was alive with a buzz of excitable chatter and gentle 80s beats; as foodie smells danced in the air.

    I took three friends along to the evening (these demos make for a fabulous evening out), and with a glass of fizz on arrival, and a generous portion of coconut dusted marshmallow (I’m not ashamed to say I had two helpings), we settled into our seats and waited for the show to begin.

    Shelly Preston (owner of Boutique Aromatique – last year’s charming little addition to

  • Lucy McLoughin Posted on 04 April 2012

    Back to the Future at Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum

    In recent years, it appears that knitting has had something of a renaissance with knitting clubs being set up and new people taking up the pastime.

    Well it’s all beginning to play quite nicely for local attraction Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum who have been the inspiration behind a current project at Nottingham Trent University to expand on the appeal.

    Lucy McLoughlin, an undergraduate at the University has been awarded a £2,500 bursary to help explore the idea of promoting industrial knitting to primary school children. Should the concept be successful, there are broader plans to expand into secondary schools and colleges.

    The textile industry has been a central part of Nottinghamshire’s heritage – from

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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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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…