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Saturday Night, Sunday Morning At Sixty

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was released 60 years ago this month, James Walker shows that while the book may now qualify for a bus-pass, it's...

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1987B
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20th Century Notts: 1985-1987

Life goes on for Alan Sillitoe as Stephen Booth and Alan Baker move to Notts.

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520Px Ada Lovelace Portrait
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Ada Lovelace: King, Countess, Genius.

To mark Ada Lovelace Day (9th October) we asked playwright Emily Holyoake to tell us why Lovelace was definitely a women Notts can be proud of:

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1983A
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20th Century Notts: 1982-1984

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting as Reginald Dwight pays Nottingham a visit.

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1980A
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20th Century Notts: 1979-1981

Nottingham exits the 1970s by bagging a Nobel Prize and a European Cup. What will the '80s bring?

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Nottingham Speakers' Club - Getting Nottingham Talking

Discover your inner Dickens at Nottingham Speakers' Club.

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1978B
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20th Century Notts: 1976-1978

Agatha Christie saves a local man, Frank Palmer scoops an award and Stephen Wright makes a name for himself.

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Beeston Tales
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Reinventing the Spiel: Beeston Storytellers.

The Beeston Storytellers have been spinning yarns to rapt audiences for several years now, so we sent reporter Bryony Ashmore to see how they've...

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1974A
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20th Century Notts: 1973-1975

Our saunter through the last century reaches the mid-1970s and a Nottingham author wins the Booker Prize.

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