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Lists. Fun stuff. Nottingham Word of the Week. When you need to keep it short and sweet, here’s bite-sized content you can read on the go.

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Literary Locations #12: St Peter's Church

Established in the years after the Norman Conquest, our first printers are buried here, Abigail Gawthern recorded its bells ringing, and Richard III...

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An Evening With Stephen Mangan

He's been Adrian Mole, Tony Blair, Postman Pat and DAN! DAN! DAN! from Alan Partridge, but the genial Stephen Mangan has many more strings to his...

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Literary Locations #11: The Exchange Arcade

In 1785 the poet Henry Kirk (later to be Kirke) White was born near Nottingham’s Old Market Square. Inside the Exchange Arcade (off Cheapside) is a...

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John Harvey at 80

In celebration of one of our greatest writers, we look at how a Londoner came to capture Nottingham, through a Polish detective.

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Taking Big Steps With The Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers are a fantastic charity making a real difference in schools, yet funding is always an issue. Our own volunteer Carol Williams...

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Literary Locations #10: Tanners

Tanners Estate Agents, Pelham Street. J M Barrie's first paid writing job was here at the Nottingham Journal.

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Literary Locations #9: Phoenix Cue Sports

This week's location is Lawrence's old library in Eastwood.

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Literary Locations #8: The Rancliffe Arms

Bunny's The Rancliffe Arms and a 1713 protest book made in Nottingham.

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Literary Locations #7: Ebers Road

Location #7: 35 Ebers Road, Mapperley Park, Nottingham. Where the magic happened.

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