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Maiden get ready for arena gig in Nottingham

Rock legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour with a performance at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Thursday, May 4.

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Suede Bar hosts Ladies of the Blues tour date

Suede Bar hosts Ladies of the Blues tour date

Ladies Of The Blues is a show featuring Elles Bailey, Gabriella Jones and Amy Khonsari, and it can be seen at Nottingham’s Suede Bar on Tuesday, May 2.

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Staff at Brierley Forest Park and Ashfield District Council receive the accreditation from a Natural England representative.

Popular Brierley Forest wins country park status

The popular Brierley Forest Park has become a member of an elite group of outdoor spaces in the UK.

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Spanish slug (Arion vulgaris).

Deviant sex-lives of stealth ‘super-slugs’ sparks invasion of Nottinghamshire gardens - and we can’t stop them

It’s been called ‘a slime wave’ in the national media, with reports that 500 billion slugs are set to invade our gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

PREVIEW: Plenty for opera fans to enjoy

Opera fans around the region, who don’t mind a bit of travel, have a varied line-up of productions to suit all musical tastes, writes Tony Spittles.

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Best petrol and diesel prices

FUEL PRICES: The cheapest petrol and diesel prices in Mansfield and Ashfield

If you’re looking at hitting the roads this weekend, do you need to fill up with fuel before that all-important journey?

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Nottinghamshire folk spend more on their gardens than the rest of the UK

Nottinghamshire folk spend more on their gardens than the rest of the UK

Easter is nearly upon us, a time when people like to get their DIY done and prepare for the better weather.

Lifestyle
COLUMN: Plenty of Easter activities on offer

COLUMN: Plenty of Easter activities on offer

With the weather forecast looking good for the Easter break, it’s a great time to get out and about as we have a cracking line up of Easter-themed events and activities.

Lifestyle
Diversity enter the arena in spectacular style. Photo courtesy of Dom Henry for the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

REVIEW: Diversity’s incredible Genesis show will leave you amazed and in awe

Wow, wow, wow! It’s hours since I witnessed dance group Diversity’s Genesis show at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and i’m still gobsmacked.

Arts
The National Space Centre is a voyage of discovery for children

REVIEW: National Space Centre is out of this world

The mystery that surrounds space, our solar system and the world beyond our atmosphere has fascinated generation after generation.

Lifestyle
The brilliant Hi-Lite Bruton having fun with the crowd. Copyright Barry Gossage Photography (Photo by Barry Gossage)

REVIEW: Harlem Globetrotters combine comedy and class at Motorpoint Arena

I apologise in advance, but there is only one way to describe the appearance of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena — the show was a slam dunk!

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View from the Quayside towards the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and The Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle revealed as the UK’s happiest place

Norway may be the happiest country on earth, but Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the happiest city in the UK, according to a new study by the UK’s number one bingo site, GalaBingo.com.

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Wellbeing Festival continues this week at Mansfield venue

Wellbeing Festival continues this week at Mansfield venue

There’s still time to benefit from a range of free health and wellbeing activities at Mansfield Museum.

Music

Peppa Pig World will have you squealing with joy

If you have a child aged under five then, chances are, Peppa Pig plays a major part in your life.

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Crowds at the opening of the new James ride at Thomas Land.

James drops in to boost family favourite Thomas Land

There can be few pre-schoolers on the planet who have not heard of Thomas the Tank Engine.


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Copacabana Beach

Thrills in Brazil, highs in Uruguay, tangos in Argentina

An ambition was realised when I read the itinerary Fred Olsen Cruise Lines was offering. Their ship Boudicca was visiting exciting places in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and oh, yes via Cape Verde islands off West Africa.

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Citywide performances of Classic Thriller Season this summer

Citywide performances of Classic Thriller Season this summer

The Theatre Royal Nottingham’s annual Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season will go on tour to other venues in the city, due to closure for building works over the summer.

Theatre and Comedy
Mansfield has the highest concentration of Lamborghini lovers in the UK.

Mansfield home to highest concentration of Lamborghini fans in the Midlands

Mansfield has the highest concentration of fans of three leading supercar brands in the Midlands.

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Lucky mum Susan Bowskill, who scooped more than �13,000 at the Apollo bingo club in Mansfield.

Lucky mum hits £13,635 bingo jackpot on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day meant more than cards and flowers for a lucky mum from Mansfield Woodhouse after she won £13,635 in a game of bingo.

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The Great Ridge, Peak District National Park.

REVEALED: The East Midlands’ favourite beauty spots

A stunning ridge walk and a legendary forest have been revealed as two of our region’s favourite beauty spots.

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