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Rockin’ around the Hoodwinked trail

Rockin’ around the Hoodwinked trail

Notts Rocks enthusiasts are getting ready to rock around Nottingham with the Hoodwinked sculpture trail this summer. More than 27,000 people are involved with Notts Rocks – painting and decorating rocks to leave for others to find in parks and other public places.  Many are now busy decorating them with Hoodwinked-themed designs, including Robin Hood, […]

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Children’s Book Award celebrates 17-year anniversary!

Children’s Book Award celebrates 17-year anniversary!

The annual Nottingham Children’s Book Award has celebrated its 17th birthday in style. The awards, which were launched in 2001, have been targeted at pre-school children since 2008 and aim to get young children excited about reading. Library staff and local school children whittled down the long list to a shortlist of three, and between […]

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Tennis Centre team ready to inspire new champions after big week of tennis in the city

Tennis Centre team ready to inspire new champions after big week of tennis in the city

Over the past week, Nottingham Tennis Centre has hosted the prestigious Nature Valley Open pre-Wimbledon tournament with the likes of British Number One Johanna Konta gracing the turf. After this amazing week of breath taking action, the centre is once again open to the public and ready to inspire the next generation of champions with […]

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Barty and De Minaur claim Nature Valley Open titles as Konta and Evans defeated

Barty and De Minaur claim Nature Valley Open titles as Konta and Evans defeated

World No. 17 Ashleigh Barty has defeated British No. 1 Johanna Konta 6-3 3-6 6-4 to win the Nature Valley Open WTA International title in Nottingham, with fellow Australian Alex de Minaur clinching the ATP Challenger crown against former British No. 2 Dan Evans earlier on a sold-out Sunday at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. In […]

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Konta, Watson and Evans all set for sold-out Nature Valley Open Finals Day

Konta, Watson and Evans all set for sold-out Nature Valley Open Finals Day

A sold-out Sunday at Nottingham’s Nature Valley Open will see home interests represented in each final as British No. 1 Johanna Konta, 2016 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Heather Watson and Great Britain Davis Cup winner Dan Evans all in action on Centre Court. Last year’s runner-up Konta avenged her defeat at the Nottingham Tennis Centre […]

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Konta and Evans carry British hopes in Nature Valley Open semi-finals

Konta and Evans carry British hopes in Nature Valley Open semi-finals

British No. 1 Johanna Konta and former British No. 2 Dan Evans lead the British charge at the Nature Valley Open semi-finals in Nottingham on Saturday, with Heather Watson competing in the last four pairings of the women’s doubles and Joe Salisbury also in the men’s doubles final. World No. 22 Konta is set to […]

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Konta and Watson to battle for Nature Valley Open quarter final spot as Evans reaches the last eight

Konta and Watson to battle for Nature Valley Open quarter final spot as Evans reaches the last eight

British No. 1 Johanna Konta and British No. 2 Heather Watson will compete for a place in the Nature Valley Open QuarterFinals in Nottingham, with top seed Ashleigh Barty and reigning champion Donna Vekic also taking to Centre Court on Thursday. Last year’s runner-up Konta was victorious in the pair’s previous meeting at Indian Wells […]

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