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Dinner at Cosmo Nottingham

Everyone has days when they're not sure what we fancy for dinner and on Wednesday last week that's exactly how I felt after I left the office. I couldn't make up my…

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OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Things to Do in North Nottinghamshire

North Nottinghamshire is a beautiful part of the county with expansive countryside waiting to be explored, an array of interesting and exciting attractions to visit and excellent cycle routes popular…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 22nd – 24th September

Beer, art, ghost tours, exhibitions and performance. There's plenty to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, it's just choosing which is the hard part! Take a look at our…

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The Parliament Oak & Other Legendary Nottinghamshire Trees

With the legendary Sherwood Forest on the north Nottinghamshire's doorstep, it is no wonder Nottinghamshire has some incredible trees. A walk through the lush and leafy glades of Sherwood Forest…...

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  • Fun at the Robin Hood Festival Posted on 15 August 2011

    Robin Hood Festival has another hit year.

    Last Sunday proved the climax of the Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve in Edwinstowe. This year, the Festival had moved dates to the second week in August to ensure the availability of some of the main acts, and had reduced from being a full week to a 5 day event.

    For such a mainstay high profile event, the organisers we’re understandably keeping a close eye on whether these changes would alter visitor numbers. They needn’t have worried though as once again, people flocked to quite possibly the biggest festival of Robin Hood in the world.

    If you’ve never been before this is probably a good time to explain what

  • npower No Power Hour road show Notthingham 4 Posted on 11 August 2011

    Kevin Keegan invites you to get active

    Mr Keegan’s doing it. He’s got kids doing it in Nottingham’s Old Market Square. Are you doing it?  By ‘doing it’ I mean taking time to engage in activities with friends and family. Outdoor activities that raise the heart rate and lift the spirit in some of the UK’s most beautiful and underexplored countryside, steeped in history and rich in wildlife.

    Nottinghamshire is packed full of places to get active. It can be as simple as playing games in one of its many green open spaces such as Clumber Park and Rufford Abbey Country Park in the county, or Arboretum Park in the

  • Nottingham Riverside Festival Posted on 10 August 2011

    Nottingham’s Riverside Festival and Nottingham Mela join to create a vibrant cultural experience.

    Last weekend saw the Nottingham Riverside Festival combine for the first time with Nottingham Mela to showcase a vibrant and colourful cultural festival.

    Situated on the banks of the River Trent, The Riverside Festival has enjoyed an excellent reputation of late for offering world music and culture. With fairground rides and stalls dotted along the Embankment, the festival this year was abuzz with people enjoying the sunshine.

    Street performers kept the crowd entertained as they listened to live music and, as a predominantly family festival, there were many free activities around including kite making, circus skills and dance workshops.

    The firework display on Saturday evening is always a dramatic display, with the river creating

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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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    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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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…