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World-exclusive dinosaur exhibition opens in Nottingham

World-exclusive dinosaur exhibition opens in Nottingham

A world-exclusive, never before seen before dinosaur exhibition opens with a roar in Nottingham this weekend. Dinosaurs of China, taking place at Wollaton Hall and Nottingham University’s Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 1st July to 29th October, features some of the largest dinosaur skeletons in existence, from ground shakers to feathered flyers. The exhibition is set […]

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New Gym and Swim offer launched for Nottingham and Derby residents

New Gym and Swim offer launched for Nottingham and Derby residents

A new Gym and Swim membership offer is being launched as part of the Derby Nottingham Metro initiative between Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council which is bringing benefits to residents in both cities. The offer will mean people with council gym and swim membership in one city will also be able to get gym and swim membership in the other city […]

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Hoodwinked: a twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: a twist on the tale

Robin Hood – local legend and master of disguise – will bring merriment to the streets of Nottingham next summer through a unique world-class sculpture trail. Scores of quirky Robin Hood sculptures will take pride of place in the city from July to September 2018, creating an eye-catching trail through the city centre and neighbourhoods. […]

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Prizewinning pictures inspired by ‘My Beautiful Nottingham’

Prizewinning pictures inspired by ‘My Beautiful Nottingham’

Photography and art reflecting ‘My Beautiful Nottingham’ have been celebrated at a prize presentation event. The photo and art competitions run by Nottingham in Bloom and sponsored by Capital One attracted about 1,500 entries inspired by the beautiful green landscapes and corners of Nottingham – including parks, gardens, landmarks, flowers, trees and wildlife through the […]

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Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

Brownlee confirmed to take on reigning World Champions at British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

Olympic Silver Medallist, Jonathan Brownlee, is one of four British athletes confirmed to line up for the sport’s newest event, set to bring the city of Nottingham to life on Saturday 2 September. The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup will see 20 British and international quartets compete along Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment, swimming through the River […]

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Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June. And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day. The mayoral […]

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Thousands take part in HSBC UK City Ride Nottingham

Thousands take part in HSBC UK City Ride Nottingham

Thousands of people took to the streets of Nottingham today to enjoy the HSBC UK City Ride. Getting underway from Victoria Embankment, the thousands of riders were able to cycle the traffic-free streets taking in the city’s most iconic sporting venues and riverside views, and enjoying a series of family-friendly activities along the route. Britain’s […]

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Vekic comes from behind to beat top seed Konta to Aegon Open Nottingham title

Vekic comes from behind to beat top seed Konta to Aegon Open Nottingham title

Croatian World No. 70 Donna Vekic came from a set down to overcome World No. 8 Johanna Konta 2-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the Aegon Open Nottingham final and collect her second WTA title. In front of a sell-out crowd at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, 20-year-old Vekic upset the WTA International tournament top seed and British […]

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Konta to face Vekic in Aegon Open Nottingham final with Brits Robson and Rae looking to replicate Skupskis’ success in doubles

Konta to face Vekic in Aegon Open Nottingham final with Brits Robson and Rae looking to replicate Skupskis’ success in doubles

World No. 8 Johanna Konta will face Croatia’s Donna Vekic in Sunday’s WTA International singles final at the Aegon Open Nottingham with fellow Britons Laura Robson and Jocelyn Rae in the doubles decider, as the last few tickets remain for Finals Day. Brits already enjoyed success at the sold-out Nottingham Tennis Centre as Liverpudlian brothers Neal and […]

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Konta to face Rybarikova on sold-out semi finals day at Aegon Open Nottingham

Konta to face Rybarikova on sold-out semi finals day at Aegon Open Nottingham

World No. 8 Johanna Konta will take on Slovak World No. 117 Magdalena Rybarikova in the Aegon Open Nottingham semifinals in front of a sell-out home crowd on Saturday, as the British No. 1 looks to reach her first ever WTA final on grass. Top seed Konta, whose previous best result in the tournament was […]

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