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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.

Music
Chocolate bars

Top of the Chocs: Dairy Milk most popular Easter chocolate in Notts

As the Easter eggs roll onto the shelves, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Nottinghamshire’s most popular chocolate to have for Easter, beating Galaxy into second place and soaring away from Snickers, Ferrero Rocher and Caramel who made up the top five.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Whats on
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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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
Cricket duo will be having a ball at the Royal Concert Hall

Cricket duo will be having a ball at the Royal Concert Hall

There will be cricket-themed laughs galore at An Evening With Aggers and Tuffers, taking place on Monday, April 24, at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall.

Theatre and Comedy
Enjoy the sounds of Notts music at county show

Enjoy the sounds of Notts music at county show

Jazz, brass, and classical music will ring out from Newark Showground this May when the Nottinghamshire County Show returns for its annual fixture.

Music
The Mousetrap centres large play-frame, which is soon to get a new Sky Drop slide.

Mousetrap centre could be the cat’s whiskers after £85,000 facelift

A popular indoor soft-play centre in Bulwell is to get an £85,000 refurbishment to create more excitement for youngsters.

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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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Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

Nearly a third of Brits don’t spend Mother’s Day with their mum

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday so what do you have planned?

Offbeat
WIN! Nominate your mum for a luxury facial and £150 beauty hamper

WIN! Nominate your mum for a luxury facial and £150 beauty hamper

Mother’s Day is on the horizon, but don’t worry about having to find the perfect gift because we’ve teamed up with the award-winning Mark Leeson salon to make sure one mum is lavished with a brilliant pampering package.

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FILM REVIEW: Natalie Stendall on an uplifting documentary that is never sentimental

FILM REVIEW: Natalie Stendall on an uplifting documentary that is never sentimental

Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated traces the childhood of Owen, a young man with autism who learned to connect with the world through Disney’s animated films, writes Natalie Stendall.

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