We take a fond look at Non-Stop Sports and Forty Two Skate Shop...
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As a Forest fan, I needed my faith in football (and, without wanting to be too dramatic, humanity) restored this weekend, after a summer that promised so much yet has delivered precious little. If I’m not mistaken, it’s hardly been a barrel of laughs for our sisters and brothers across the Trent either.
The puck has dropped on the 2018/19 ice hockey season, and for the Nottingham Panthers it’s the start of a new era; anticipation levels are high.
Notts County’s revolving door took another rotation last week as Kevin Nolan, months after leading a near-successful promotion push, was sacked following a string of poor performances.
Last year, we at LeftLion released our first feature-length documentary, telling the tale of the Notts man who founded AC Milan. In August our Editor-in-Chief Jared Wilson went out to show The Lord of Milan in two of China’s biggest sports arenas. It seems a long way from that pokey little Mansfield Road house our Herbert was born in…
On Saturday 8 September, three of Nottingham’s ‘ardest men will wrestle for supremacy in an inter-generational battle of wills to crown the Sheriff of the Nottingham grappling scene. Wrestling fans are used to seeing their larger-than-life heroes getting down to business in sports halls or nightclubs, but in a world first the “Battle of Nottingham” will be contested in the renowned Nottingham Contemporary art gallery - a venue more accustomed to chin-stroking than chin-music. Chaz Wright talks to Sam West, producer of the exciting new promotion Wrestling Resurgence, to find out more about Spandex Ballet...
The Renewal Trust is at it again, bringing free play and activity sessions for tiddlers living in Sneinton, St Ann’s and Mapperley.
Here in Notts we don’t do things by half; Arif Qureshi’s taxi is trashed by yobs, you lot club together to buy him a new cab. Trump pops over the pond and Notts rocks up and performs a mass conga in protest. The city is reported to have one of the worst reading rates in the country and we enlist Dolly Parton. OK, that last part might be a slight exaggeration but, having said that, the head of Nottingham City Council is leading by example and embarking on a colossal challenge to give our kids access to free books.
India come to Nottingham 2-0 in the five match test series but they won handily last time they were in town, in the one day international. That was in a one-day international though so what kind of record do the visitors have at Trent Bridge in the longer form of the game?
This week Notts welcomes the famous Maasai Cricket Warriors as part of their UK tour; it’s an action packed schedule running until Saturday 1 September. The team will be all over the shop in the coming weeks to raise awareness of gender inequality, the End FGM Campaign, hate crime, modern slavery, conservation and promoting their culture and country, Kenya...
As Nottingham recovers from its summer of World Cup fever, three men are working hard to make sure the excitement generated by the tournament has positive and long-lasting side-effects, both on the field and off it.
What a summer it’s been; a seemingly never ending heat wave engulfed the country, football almost came home as the men’s national team finally restored a bit of pride in the England shirt (although the muppets who went around smashing up taxis and bus stops can do one), and Forest looked to be building a squad capable of winning promotion back to the big time.
There was something quite unnerving about the levels of positivity felt at Meadow Lane as the 2018/19 season kicked off.
Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and now Gabriel Kidd; we were well chuffed to hear about Gedling lad Gabe forming part of the impressive roster for ITV revamp, WOS Wrestling.
Gareth Southgate’s England team endeared themselves to the country with a string of joyous, entertaining performances in Russia at the World Cup. Their trajectory to the semi-finals captured the imagination of the nation, but how exactly do England go about building on the firm foundations at this tournament, and how will their achievements carry forward into the future?
Well, what a tournament that was. Four weeks of exhilarating jousting on the football field which saw France crowned as World Cup champions for only the second time...
During the series against Australia, England cemented their place as the number 1 One Day International team in the world. With India arriving at Trent Bridge, we take a look back at the visitors' past record in Nottingham
Sarah Bard used to divide her time between singing professionally and working with young offenders; however, on the way to her thirtieth birthday party she fell down some stairs. The accident, combined with the Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy that she was born with, resulted in her becoming a wheelchair user and requiring assistance in her home. For years she was housebound, but all that changed the day she picked up a racket…
June saw the continuation of the One Day Cup and a return to four-day action for Nottinghamshire. Here's our look back
Australia arrive in town 2-0 down to England in the series but they have a great record in one day internationals at Trent Bridge - we take a look back at their previous meetings
May saw Nottinghamshire return home to Trent Bridge for the first time this season and also sees the Outlaws begin the defence of their One Day Cup.
After a tentative start to 2018, last Sunday’s fixture at Coventry Jets saw the Nottingham Caesars American Football team step onto the field with a renewed focus and determination, securing a 28 - 0 victory. It’s still early days though, and with a re-match on home turf later in the month, they’re buckling down and making every training hour count.
Much has already been said about the transformation of Notts County under Kevin Nolan, as Saturday’s game vs Luton Town testified. For fans the familiar anxiety is still there, but its source is a possible promotion rather than the perennial relegation scrap...