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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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  • Paul Smith Sign - Low Res Posted on 28 February 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Sir Paul Smith

    This week we are sharing Sir Paul Smith’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.


    Nottingham Contemporary – Nottingham Contemporary is an impressive gallery in the Lace Market. They always have very interesting exhibitions and events and there is also a very nice café and shop. The building itself is very curious, the outside of which is imprinted with a traditional Nottingham lace pattern.

    The Music Exchange – A great independent record shop in Nottingham, selling donated CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl. They

  • MarieLomax_vals Posted on 27 February 2012

    Love Notts – Winner’s Story

    When we asked lovers of Nottinghamshire to get creative and snap a photo of a loved one in a much loved location – we were delighted by the entries we received.

    We were perhaps even more delighted to hand the responsibility of choosing a winner over to guest judge, Martine Hamilton Knight (of Line + Light photography) – who had the unenviable task of sifting through entries in search of the most creative and/or romantic vision.

    Of course, as an experienced photographer, Martine had no trouble in declaring our winner, choosing to opt for Marie and Alan Lomax’s ‘candlelit supper’

  • The-Duke Posted on 24 February 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 24-26 February 2012

    The forecast is good and after the recent cold snap that we experienced just before half term, it’s rather warm here in Nottinghamshire. Here’s our round up of things to do:

    Former winners of the Radio 2 Folk awards, Demon Barber Roadshow, play Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday Night.

    Ceri Dupree follows on from her performance in Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall with a solo performance celebrating the world’s most fabulous females at Nottingham Arts Theatre.

    Sounds like Father Dougal, AKA Ardal O’Hanlan, will be appearing at Just the Tonic tonight. Tickets are a mouth watering £5 online, get in if there’s still room!

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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…