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Explore | Stay | Eat | Play | South Nottinghamshire (Part Two)

Following on from last week's blog on where to eat and stay in South Nottinghamshire, we present part two - profiling more of the area's great independent businesses. This week we…

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Exploring Sherwood Forest with the Ranger

Nottingham's Sherwood Forest is without doubt one of the most famous woodlands in the world, and we think that the legend of Robin Hood had something to do with its world-wide…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 18th – 20th August

Now that the weather has perked up Nottingham can get back into the summer spirit, and there are certainly a fabulous array of events to get everyone in the mood.…

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Going Underground: Explore Nottingham’s Top Ten Caves

Sometimes the most captivating features of a place are not those which stand out immediately, and you have to delve a little deeper to discover the best secrets. Of any city…...

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    Review: Simple Minds live at Sherwood Pines

    Sherwood Pines, Saturday 18th June 2011

    When I was around 15, I was heavily involved in badminton which meant a lot of travelling across the country. This meant time on the road and during those days Simple Minds was the soundtrack to early mornings and late nights at weekends. Their recent appearance at Sherwood Pines was a great opportunity to relive those days – or was it?

    Simple Minds faded into the background as I got older and discovered more bands around what would be eventually labelled the Britpop scene. The music landscape has changed again since then and I wondered whether Simple Minds

  • 2014149big Posted on 13 July 2011

    Review: Erasure live at Sherwood Pines

    Sherwood Pines Friday 17th June 2011

    Sherwood Pines has hosted some big names in music in recent years, but I doubt many of them offered as fine-tuned pop as Erasure. With a stage nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest, you could feel the excitement of the crowd was condensed into an intimate arena, and it only heightened as the evening went on.

    Erasure’s appearance was part of their ‘Total Pop!’ summer shows, a series of gigs in woodlands and forests as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series. The tour coincides with the duo’s 14th studio album due to be released this summer.

    Sophie Ellis-Bexter opened the night but it was obvious

  • The Gedling Show Posted on 01 September 1985

    The Gedling Show – a perfect family day out

    The Gedling Show takes place this Sunday 4 September and is a great family fun day out with lots of events and things to do.

    The show starts at 11am with a Classic Car and Motorbike Show and over 60 cars and bikes booked for display with hopefully, a specialist scooter section too. There will be awards for the best on display, presented by the Mayor of Gedling at 4.15pm.

    You’ll also be able to register your dog for the Fun Dog Show which starts at 1.30pm with categories including Most Handsome Dog, Waggiest Tale and even Fancy Dress! It costs 50p to enter each category and all proceeds go to the Mayor’s

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When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

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Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and…