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Forward-thinking pupils head for Parliament to showcase their work

Forward-thinking pupils head for Parliament to showcase their work

A mobile classroom for all ages, an office on the go, and a pedal-powered community carriage were among the ideas for trains in the future presented at the Houses of Parliament by Nottingham schoolchildren this week. Ten members of Nottingham Primary Parliament presented their designs to the Transport Select Committee on Monday (22 July), as […]

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Have I got Newstead for you…

Have I got Newstead for you…

TV personality, writer and journalist Ian Hislop and British Museum Curator Tom Hockenhull are launching a new exhibition of satirical prints at Newstead Abbey. Ian Hislop is no stranger to satire, having carved a successful career as editor of Private Eye magazine, panellist on Have I Got News For You and as co-curator of the […]

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Wheelchair Tennis Superstars ready for British Open in Nottingham

Wheelchair Tennis Superstars ready for British Open in Nottingham

Britain’s leading wheelchair tennis players will compete with the best players in the world at the 30th British Open in Nottingham, an LTA summer event, next week. The action gets underway on Tuesday 23 July and runs until Sunday 28 July, with finals taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday. The fifth of six […]

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Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Three more Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 68 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental […]

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Rainbow Road painted in city centre to celebrate Pride

Rainbow Road painted in city centre to celebrate Pride

OFFICIAL OPENING: Cllr David Mellen cuts the ribbon to officially open the Rainbow Road with Leigh Ellis from Notts Pride, and sponsors from Robin Hood Energy, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham Together and members of the LGBT community A Rainbow Road has been created in Nottingham city centre to mark this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride celebrations. Four […]

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Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

An iconic portrait of Lord Byron will be coming to his home at Newstead Abbey for an exhibition this summer, as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The renowned painting of Byron by Thomas Phillips will be on display at his ancestral home at Newstead from 13 July until 3 November. The portrait […]

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Summer arrives in the city with the opening of Nottingham Beach and Playa Day Club and Restaurant

Summer arrives in the city with the opening of Nottingham Beach and Playa Day Club and Restaurant

Nottingham’s famous Beach in Old Market Square has opened for the people of Nottingham and visitors to the city to enjoy this summer along with the brand new Playa Day Club & Restaurant. The luxury beach club with pop-up restaurant-bar is a first for the city, drawing its inspiration from beach clubs from overseas and […]

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City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan. Action includes looking at ways to reduce the use of plastics at events such as Splendour, Goose Fair and Riverside Festival, promoting the use of refill bottles and food containers and replacing recycling […]

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