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6 Reasons You Should Explore Nottinghamshire Shopping On Small Business Saturday

Have you ever bought something from an independent trader and experienced a small buzz of happiness? The knowledge that you are supporting someone's business and the local economy while you shop can be a gratifying feeling,…

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Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There's several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season.…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 17th – 19th November

At this time of year it’s good to have another dose of seasonal fun to brighten the dark evenings, so we’re just going to go ahead and get festive in Nottingham.…

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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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  • Riviera Posted on 13 July 2011

    City Centre Beach returns to Nottingham

    As I trundled into work on the tram yesterday, I got to Old Market Square and a flicker of excitement ran through me as I saw wooden bases being carefully laid out. Maybe I am that sad to be enthusiastic about such a thing, but those wooden bases meant that Nottingham Riviera, our own city centre beach was beginning to be laid.

    Now for anyone who is totally confused by what I’ve just said or hasn’t experienced anything like it before, the beach is just that – a whole load of sand in the middle of Nottingham. Put around it a paddling pool, a beach bar, a Helter Skelter and a few

  • GameCity3 brickathon Posted on 13 July 2011

    GameCity6

    Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to attend the launch of GameCity6, Nottingham’s very own videogame culture festival. Now in its 6th year, GameCity has seen its audience increase and broaden quite spectacularly over the years.

    The launch event was hosted by the very entertaining Iain Simons, director of GameCity, and involved QR Codes cupcakes, a new edition of their ‘There’s Horace!’ game which we got quite excitingly involved in, videogames, special guests from around the world AND a lot of exciting announcements about this year’s festival.

    Our host reiterated the fact that GameCity is mostly about fun and his wish is for the 6th edition to be ‘even more fun’. The festival

  • 2014081big Posted on 13 July 2011

    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

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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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    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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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…