Archive by category Children and Families

Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

The newly reinterpreted Cassandra Room will open to the public at Wollaton Hall, on Saturday 28 May 2016 with a decidedly theatrical and innovative approach to telling the story of the Willoughby family. This project, made possible with Arts Council England funding, uses the room to tell the story of the first hundred years of […]

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Nottingham Youth Offending Team gains top marks for restorative justice scheme

Nottingham Youth Offending Team gains top marks for restorative justice scheme

A Nottingham City Council team that brings offenders and their victims together has been praised for its work. The Youth Offending Team (YOT) is using ‘restorative justice’ to help young people who commit crime to make amends in an effort to repair the damage done and find a positive way forward. Research shows that restorative […]

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Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holidaymakers can now hire the newly renovated Gardener’s Cottage, a charming house situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey (once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron). The Gardener’s Cottage was built in the 1860s by the Webb family and is positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the Abbey itself, […]

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Autistic people & families launch Nottinghamshire branch of National Autistic Society

Autistic people & families launch Nottinghamshire branch of National Autistic Society

Local autistic people and their families are launching the volunteer-run Nottinghamshire branch of the National Autistic Society at a special event at the Nottingham Council House on Thursday 7 April. There will be speeches from local dignitaries including Lord Mayor Cllr Jackie Morris and Lilian Greenwood MP, and songs, poetry and comedy from autistic people. […]

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