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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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    Tying the knot in 2012

    This could  be the year that you and your partner finally tie the knot. From the words “will you marry me?” some couples are so organised that even if their wedding is not until the latter part of the year, everything is in place from the wedding venue to the button holes.

    If, however you have not organised anything, have a slight idea or would like some inspiration for your wedding venue and other pieces to tick off your list, the newly refurbished Trent Bridge could be the perfect place for your and your guests to celebrate the grand day.

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  • Hodsock Priory garden6 Posted on 03 February 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 3-5 February 2011

    Crikey it’s cold, but the sky is blue here in sunny Notts. If you’re stuck for something to do this weekend, then don’t despair. Here are a few options of events and activities.

    Most importantly, do you fancy winning a luxury weekend package for two including massages at the Nottingham Belfry, dinner at Le Bistrot Pierre and overnight accommodation at the four star Mercure Hotel Nottingham?

    Well all you need to do to enter our super Valentines competition is take a funky photo of yourself and a loved one at Newstead Abbey, Newark Castle, Old Market Square or Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and post it on our fab Love Notts facebook

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Posted on 02 February 2012

    Life as an Outlaw

    In March last year, I filmed Paul Cook, Senior Ranger at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, talk about what life would have been like as an Outlaw and how the forest was so useful. It was a really cold day and the sound is not that great but you should a really good feel for how Robin Hood may have lived.

    Paul starts by talking about how taxation was introduced to help fund the wars in the holy lands (Crusades). Taxation was unpopular (even more so than it is now) and the penalties for not paying taxes were horrific.

    If you refused

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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…