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Q&A – Nottingham: A Tale of Two Cities Tour

Guided tours offer an unbeatable way to get the most out of a trip to Nottingham, giving you a couple of hours in the company of dedicated guides, who are passionate about sharing…

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World Heritage Day in Robin Hood Country

It's #WorldHeritageDay, which gives us an excellent excuse to celebrate some of the wonderful history and heritage that you can explore right across Nottinghamshire. The spirit of Robin Hood is…

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Things to do this May bank holiday weekend : 28th April – 1st May

Another long weekend looms on the horizon and Nottingham is set to be buzzing with excellent events and that breezy bank holiday spirit this weekend. Our favourites give you some sweet escapism,…

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10 things I love about Nottingham

Everyone who lives in Nottinghamshire has got their own favourite places to go and ways of spending time. In today's blog I would like to share a few of my…...

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    Plates Records Workshop Puts Us In a Spin

    Since setting up shop in Nottingham back in 2014, Plates Records have been leading the way in Nottingham’s vinyl revival. Two years on, and one move to the Malt Cross later, Plates are continuing to keep the city’s music scene exciting.

    In a world where Spotify and YouTube give access to practically any song in a couple of clicks, sometimes it’s nice to slow the pace a little, and enjoy the simple pleasures of listening to music the old fashioned way.

    While it was tempting to spend a few hours flicking through the great collection of rare and interesting records, the EN team arrived at Plates a couple of weeks ago for another

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    UK Dairy Day: Spotlight on Colston Bassett Dairy

    Nottinghamshire is proud to be home to Colston Bassett Dairy – world-renowned makers of Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheese.

    Set in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, the dairy formed in 1913 when the village doctor, Dr William Windley, suggested that local farmers set up a cooperative to make cheese, in order to add value to their excess milk.

    This cooperative has remained in place for more than a century; with milk now sourced from four farms all located within a 1.5-mile radius of the dairy.

    Outstanding milk, combined with traditional production techniques and the talents of expert cheesemakers, result in exceptional quality cheese and Colston Bassett continues to receive top industry

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    International Chocolate Day

    International Chocolate Day is just the excuse we need to work our way through the dessert menus on Notts’ food and drink scene – here’s some of our favourite places to get our chocolate fix in the city and county!

    The Pudding Pantry

    Whether it’s a rich marquise or a classic brownie, The Pudding Pantry know what they’re doing when it comes to chocolate.

    Chocolate Afternoon Tea at The Larder

    Keep your eyes and ears to ground for The Larder on Goosegate’s one-off chocolate afternoon tea events. Anticipate chocolate petit fours, chocolate chip scones and even a glass of chocolate liqueur wine…

    Crêpes at French Living

    Does it get any better than crêpes

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Nottingham’s New Independent Shopping Trail

More often than not the best things in life take a bit longer to discover, and it is certainly something to keep in mind when getting to know a city. While Nottingham is splendidly compact to get around, if you roam a little beyond the bustle of the main city streets you’ll find a true…

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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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    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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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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    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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Fun and Games at The National Videogame Arcade

Videogames are a pastime that easily splits opinion. Often hailed in the media as advocating negative behaviour, the focus on the beneficial aspects of gaming as a new way to learn, develop skills and have fun can be very much overlooked. Along with its annual festival Game City, The National Videogame Arcade in Hockley is…