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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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StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

The StoryParks project is less than a month from launch. July and August will see a five-week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, activities and games take place in five of Nottingham city’s Green Flag parks. The city council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society – known as The Nottingham – for […]

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Wimbledon hopeful urges more to take part in tennis across the city this summer

Wimbledon hopeful urges more to take part in tennis across the city this summer

A Nottingham tennis player who is heading to the prestigious Wimbledon championships in a fortnight is part of a push to encourage more people to pick up a racket this summer. With Wimbledon just around the corner and another successful Nature Valley Open grass court tournament just taken place in the city, Nottingham City Council […]

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HRH the Duke of Kent to unveil Great War Memorial

HRH the Duke of Kent to unveil Great War Memorial

HRH Duke of Kent will officially unveil the Great War Memorial to Nottinghamshire’s fallen on 28h June 2019. The memorial on the Victoria Embankment will feature the names of all 13,482 from Nottinghamshire who lost their lives in the 1914 – 18 War, as well as civilian casualties, including nurses, two people killed in a […]

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New events added and handy guides available as city prepares for first Lightest Night on Friday

New events added and handy guides available as city prepares for first Lightest Night on Friday

To celebrate the summer solstice, Nottingham will host its first-ever Lightest Night this Friday – 21 June. The city will come to life from 5pm; offering all kinds of free, family-friendly entertainment as well as special, later opening times at some of the city’s favourite venues. From the Arboretum to Green’s Windmill; performances, music, dance, […]

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Council grants new long-term lease to support Nottingham Forest’s ground development

Council grants new long-term lease to support Nottingham Forest’s ground development

The City Council has agreed to grant Nottingham Forest a new 250-year lease to enable to the club to redevelop the City Ground. Forest announced in February its plans to build a new Peter Taylor Stand, plus make improvements to the Trentside area, Brian Clough and Bridgford stands. The City Council leases the land that […]

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Garcia beats Vekic to capture Nature Valley Open title in Nottingham

Garcia beats Vekic to capture Nature Valley Open title in Nottingham

French top seed Caroline Garcia came from a set down to defeat second seed Donna Vekic 2-6 7-6(4) 7-6(4) and clinch the WTA International singles title at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham – an LTA summer grass court event.  The World No. 28, who has now won two of her seven WTA singles titles on grass, […]

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City invited to Victoria Embankment Triathlon for day of free activities

City invited to Victoria Embankment Triathlon for day of free activities

On Saturday 15 June 2019, the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay returns to Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment, where spectators and a live BBC Two audience will have the chance to cheer on 15 elite race teams (14 international and 1 British) as they compete for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier points.  Due to weather conditions, the race […]

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Garcia, Vekic and Brady complete Nature Valley Open semi-final set in Nottingham

Garcia, Vekic and Brady complete Nature Valley Open semi-final set in Nottingham

Top seeds Caroline Garcia and Donna Vekic have reached the last four of Nottingham’s Nature Valley Open – an LTA summer grass court event – where they will join American Jennifer Brady and Tatjana Maria of Germany on semi-final Saturday at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Former World No. 4 Garcia, who is seeded first, came […]

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