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Tuesday start for Johanna Konta at star-studded Aegeon Open Nottingham

Tuesday start for Johanna Konta at star-studded Aegeon Open Nottingham

* Britain’s World No. 8 Konta headlines the second day of main draw action * WTA line-up includes 10 of the world’s top 50 players * GB Davis Cup star Dan Evans top seed for ATP event The summer of tennis has started and the stars are descending on East Midlands for the Aegon Open […]

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BookTrust to give away 450,000 books to celebrate 25 years of the Bookstart programme

BookTrust to give away 450,000 books to celebrate 25 years of the Bookstart programme

Nottingham Libraries will be celebrating National Bookstart Week 2017 with a jam-packed day of full of stories and fun activities in the grounds of Nottingham Castle on 12 June 2017 from 10am until 2pm, to encourage and inspire families to have fun reading together, anywhere and anytime. National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of […]

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Wollaton Hall to close briefly ahead of World Exclusive Exhibition

Wollaton Hall to close briefly ahead of World Exclusive Exhibition

Wollaton Hall Natural Science Museum will be closing temporarily to the public from Monday 5 June 2017 to allow the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition to be installed. The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 July 2017 through until Sunday 29 October 2017 and the Hall will reopen on 12 November once the exhibits have been […]

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Aegon Open Nottingham teams up with local charity Rainbows for huge collection appeal

Aegon Open Nottingham teams up with local charity Rainbows for huge collection appeal

World-class tennis will again be served up for a good cause this summer, as 100% of gate receipts from one day of the Aegon Open Nottingham will go to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. All proceeds from tickets sold for the first day of the main draw event on Monday, June 12 will […]

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A round at Highfields Park? New 18-hole adventure golf opens today

A round at Highfields Park? New 18-hole adventure golf opens today

A new 18-hole adventure golf course which has been built on the former putting green at Nottingham’s Highfields Park opens today. The course was officially opened at 12 noon by Cllr Dave Trimble from Nottingham City Council and by David Lowe from Showcase Greens – the company that constructed the £250,000 course. The course is […]

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Former Champions join British Star Dan Evans in Aegon Open Nottingham

Former Champions join British Star Dan Evans in Aegon Open Nottingham

Two former Nottingham champions will return to the grass of their pre-Wimbledon triumphs to join British Davis Cup star Dan Evans at the Aegon Open in June. Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis and Dudi Sela of Israel, who collected titles at the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2010 and 2011 respectively, will be looking to add to their […]

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Finnish visitors pass on the gift of reading

Finnish visitors pass on the gift of reading

Nottingham City Council’s Libraries Service will today receive ten books, courtesy of The Finnish Institute in London. The presentation will be made at Central Library today at just after 11am. The donation will be made by Head of Society and Culture Johanna Sumuvuori from the Embassy. The books will be received by Jane Brierley – Nottingham […]

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Elite triathlete inspires local schoolchildren to mark 100 days to go until showstopper event

Elite triathlete inspires local schoolchildren to mark 100 days to go until showstopper event

Local hero, Sophie Coldwell, visited Greenfields Community School today to share her top sporting tips with the pupils, 100 days before the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup prepares to bring the city to life on Saturday 2 September. Fresh from her return from Japan, where the 22-year-old managed a stunning fourth place at the ITU […]

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Get involved as Nottingham Tennis Centre gears up for a summer of explosive tennis action

Get involved as Nottingham Tennis Centre gears up for a summer of explosive tennis action

Nottingham Tennis Centre is working hard to produce the next generation of Johanna Kontas and Andy Murrays with a programme of events, activities and school visits to encourage young people to take up tennis. Those keen to have a go should pop down to the Old Market Square on Saturday (20 May) between 10am  – […]

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