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New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

9 July – 9 October 2016 Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery will shortly be unveiling an exhibition of work by the celebrated Nottingham artist Evelyn Gibbs centred on her work made in her 20s and during World War II. The exhibition covers work from her early years at […]

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Johnson wins maiden title at Aegon Open Nottingham as Brit Inglot claims first doubles crown with Nestor

Johnson wins maiden title at Aegon Open Nottingham as Brit Inglot claims first doubles crown with Nestor

American World No. 38 Steve Johnson has won his first ATP World Tour singles title after beating Uruguayan second seed Pablo Cuevas 7-6(5) 7-5 at the Aegon Open Nottingham, where Brit Dom Inglot and Daniel Nestor also claimed their maiden doubles crown as a pairing on Saturday. No. 6 seed Johnson, who also reached the […]

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Johnson blasts through busy day to set up Aegon Open Nottingham final against Cuevas

Johnson blasts through busy day to set up Aegon Open Nottingham final against Cuevas

America’s Steve Johnson will face Pablo Cuevas in Saturday’s Aegon Open Nottingham final after racing past Italian No. 7 seed Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-4 on a rain-interrupted day that started with Johnson completing a quarter-final win over top seed Kevin Anderson. No. 6 seed Johnson – who overcame World No. 10 Richard Gasquet on his […]

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Anderson and Johnson to resume quarter-final battle on Aegon Open Nottingham Semi-Finals day

Anderson and Johnson to resume quarter-final battle on Aegon Open Nottingham Semi-Finals day

Top seed Kevin Anderson and fellow big-hitter Steve Johnson have been made to wait to decide who clinches the last remaining semi-final place at the Aegon Open Nottingham, after bad light forced the suspension of play on Thursday night with the players on serve at 6-7(6) 7-5 4-3. Their match will resume at 12 noon […]

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Cuevas moves past Evans to join Baghdatis and Anderson in Aegon Open Nottingham quarters

Cuevas moves past Evans to join Baghdatis and Anderson in Aegon Open Nottingham quarters

Second seed Pablo Cuevas edged past Brit Dan Evans 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-4 to set up a tantalising Aegon Open Nottingham quarter-final against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, while top seed Kevin Anderson is also through to the last eight. Cypriot Baghdatis, a semi-finalist at the Nottingham Tennis Centre last year, came from a set down and saved […]

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Popular nurseries continue to help the city to bloom

Popular nurseries continue to help the city to bloom

Nottingham City Council’s nurseries continue to go from strength to strength, providing beautiful blooms, not only to the city’s parks and open spaces but to local gardeners and businesses. With customers as far away as Royal Lytham St Annes/Fylde Borough Council in the North West – a region with its own high standards in horticultural […]

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Evans fights way into Aegon Open Nottingham third round to join Anderson and Baghdatis

Evans fights way into Aegon Open Nottingham third round to join Anderson and Baghdatis

British No. 4 Dan Evans produced another impressive comeback to reach the third round at the Aegon Open Nottingham, beating Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2 to set up a meeting with second seed Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay on Wednesday. Evans goes into the last 16 at the Nottingham Tennis Centre along with top seed […]

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‘You’re hired’ – former apprentice takes top job at Green’s Mill

‘You’re hired’ – former apprentice takes top job at Green’s Mill

With a new trainee miller installed at Green’s Mill, former apprentice and then trainee miller John Bellingham has now graduated to the top job, where he’s planning to increase production of the historic windmill’s organic flour while reducing waste. Miller John is hoping to streamline the production process and find another sales outlet for the […]

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Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Nottingham has clearly got the tennis bug as the city hosts the Aegon Open – with budding players of all ages getting the chance to play alongside Davis Cup winner Dan Evans and Australian star John Millman. The enjoyable session took place on refurbished courts at Basford’s Vernon Park on Saturday with players getting involved […]

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