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New £9m Victoria Leisure Centre opens


A Nottingham leisure centre, which has undergone a £9m improvement scheme, has opened to the public. Work to modernise the 100-year-old Victoria Leisure Centre began in 2010. New facilities include a six-lane, 25m swimming pool, a fully equipped gym and a separate children’s splash area. Hundreds marched through Nottingham to protest against the possible closure of the building and some ...

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Campaigners march to save Victoria Leisure Centre

Alan Lodge, Photographer tash@indymedia.org

Hundreds of campaigners hoping to save a 100-year-old leisure centre in Nottingham have been protesting in the city centre. The city council has backed plans to replace the Victoria Leisure Centre in Sneinton with a £9m sports complex. But those opposing the plan took to the streets with a march from the Old Market Square to Sneinton market. Councillor David ...

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King William The IV


On first glance the King William IV seems like the sort of old-fashioned Victorian corner boozer that would fit neatly into a Patrick Hamilton novel. Then you look again and see the smart splash of damson pink wrapped around its lower half upon which is written in a wavy, italicised script, “Micro Ales from near and far”. I had been ...

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