Christmas

Christmas

Christmas news and events around Nottingham and West Bridgford. Videos and pictures, articles and events all about West Bridgford and Nottingham Christmas. There are Christmas lights, Winter Wonderland, Santa's grottos, retail offers, ice bars, après ski, ice skating and charity Santa travelling around West Bridgford.For other news go to the news category or check out the home page at westbridgfordwire.com

FREE New Year’s Eve Nottingham Castle fireworks event announced

Nottingham will welcome in the New Year with a bang, as the Purico New Year’s Eve Fireworks, supported by Nottingham Care Village, return to...

Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with Just Journey

Win a case of 12 bottles of wine and treats from around the world by entering our 12 Days of Christmas quiz! For each of...

Nottinghamshire chemists’ opening times over Christmas and the New Year

As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period. Here is a...

Buses and Trams: Nottingham buses and tram times over Christmas period

Nottingham area buses and tram service changes for Christmas and New Year.      Nottingham City Transport A summary of our services over the Festive Season are shown...

Ward staff wrap presents for patients spending Christmas in hospital

Hospital ward staffs have been wrapping up plans to treat patients staying with them on Christmas Day. Karen Draper, a Patient Support Worker, and the...

Stars from Beauty and the Beast spread some Christmas cheer at Nottingham Children’s Hospital

Stars from the Theatre Royal’s annual pantomime have brought gifts to patients and families at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.   Accompanied by fire fighters from Arnold Fire...

NORAD Santa Tracker: Track Santa and his reindeer right here on The Wire

Santa is busy preparing to head out around the world delivery surprises - you can track him here to see where he is at...

West Bridgford Rotary Club collects a record £7,500 in Christmas community campaign

Peter Hewlett, President of West Bridgford Rotary Club, is delighted and amazed at the total amount of £7557 which was collected by the club...

1 in 4 teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media says report

More than one in four teenagers – an estimated 70,000 young people in the East Midlands - say they couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social...

A helping hand for Nottinghamshire residents at Christmas

200 Nottinghamshire residents recovering from an illness or injury are continuing to receive a helping hand to regain their independence thanks to a specialist...
Following a service wide appeal for toys, for disadvantage children across Nottinghamshire pictured is less then half of those dontated. Pictured (L-R) FF Gareth Thomas, FF Tony Dickinson, FF Mark Padgett, WM Adrian Brizzolara

Firefighters help Santa deliver presents across Nottinghamshire

Staff from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have been busy like Santa’s elves this festive season, donating toys to vulnerable children across Nottinghamshire.   Toys have...
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Susan Hart’s Christmas vegan centrepiece – Vegan Wellington

This is a great celebration centrepiece that both vegan and non-vegans will love.  I have made a plaited top to reduce the heaviness of...
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Highways England releases safety video for Christmas journeys

Every year Highways England traffic officers deal with more than 85,000 breakdowns on the roads they patrol. In the last two years, over 40 per...

Notts people staying home for Christmas rather than flying abroad

A coach travel company in Nottingham has seen a marked increase in people booking Christmas getaways to UK seaside resorts as a result of...

Rushcliffe village makes a home for reindeer out of its phone box!

Villagers in a Rushcliffe village have transformed their local phone box into a reindeer shed! Orston’s phone box has been a talking point for a...

Ensure you get in a licensed taxi this Christmas

If you’re using a taxi over the festive period in Rushcliffe always ensure it’s a black licensed hackney carriage or licensed private hire operator. That’s...

Joint drink drive campaign launched this Christmas

This year, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has teamed up with Nottinghamshire Police to educate road users on the dangers of drink driving...
Last recommended posting dates for Christmas 2017

Last recommended posting dates for Christmas 2017

Here are the last recommended posting dates for Christmas 2017. Royal Mail announces its latest recommended international posting dates for overseas destinations to ensure that...
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Hollygirt School Choir perform ‘Love is not just for Christmas’ at intu Victoria Centre...

Pupils from Hollygirt School have been spreading festive cheer at intu Victoria Centre as they launched intu’s very own Christmas song ‘Love’s Not Just...

What do teachers say they want for Christmas?

Christmas-themed pasta, half of a Curly Wurly, a 6ft inflatable giraffe and a behaviour charter from a class, are just some of the more...
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Hollygirt School’s ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ in aid of food crisis charity

Year 11 pupils at Nottingham's Hollygirt School have recorded a version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time’ to raise money for Save the...

West Bridgford estate agent launches reverse advent calendar

FHP Living has launched a reverse advent calendar for the first time this year – embodying the spirt of giving by challenging the concept...

EMAS provide medical cover at Lincoln Christmas Market

EMAS is providing emergency medical support at the 35th Lincoln Christmas Market, the largest event in Lincolnshire. The Christmas market runs from Thursday to...
Nottinghamshire County Council

December weekend parking at County Hall West Bridgford for Christmas shoppers

With Christmas shopping gathering momentum from this weekend, shoppers can avoid the hassle of Nottingham city centre parking by using the car parking facilities...

Still tickets available for Santa Special trains at GCRN Ruddington

Santa train services have become one of our most popular features at Great Central Railway in Ruddington. Join a steam-hauled special service (pre-booking essential), through...

Have you seen Google’s Santa Tracker?

For 13 years, Google's Santa Tracker has been a fun, educational and interactive way for fans to celebrate the Christmas season. The experience starts with...
Nottingham Winter Wonderlandvideo

Video tour of Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland

If you haven't been to this year's event yet - this may help, it's definitely bigger and better than the past few years have...

Health experts say ‘Know your limits’ this Christmas

Health experts are urging local people to be aware of their recommended alcohol limits, now that the Christmas party season is upon us. Christmas and...
Rushcliffe Borough Council choir perform carols to residents at Leawood Manor Care Home in West Bridgfordvideo

Carol singing Council choir sings for West Bridgford care home residents

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s staff choir have brought some Christmas cheer to elderly residents at a local care home with a visit to sing carols.  Members...
L-R Kevin Shutt, maintenance manager at NSHomes, Cllr Denise Bryant and Tina Tsoukatos, chair Thurgarton Parish Council

Thurgarton villagers gather for Christmas tree lighting

Residents of Thurgarton village gathered for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, last weekend (2 December) which included carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine. Donated...

Paramedics help Santa grant Christmas wishes

EMAS' team in green have provided medical support to children with life changing and terminal illnesses on a magical visit to see Santa and...
Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Barrie Cooper and Santa

Hundreds turn out for West Bridgford Christmas lights switch-on

Hundreds of people descended on Central Avenue and Gordon Square on Saturday (December 2) for the West Bridgford Christmas lights switch-on.  The Mayor of Rushcliffe...

Alchemilla owner shares Christmas Day expertise and tips!

Alex Bond, Chef and owner of Alchemilla restaurant in Nottingham, shares some of his expertise and tips to help make your Christmas day stress...

Laura Gray Interiors: Deck the Halls

West Bridgford interior design expert, Laura Gray writes about Christmas decoration for the home. As December is now upon us, our thoughts turn to Christmas...
Police

Police launch Christmas and New Year drink drive campaign

Nottinghamshire Police is supporting this year’s combined NPCC (National Police Chiefs' Council) and TISPOL (Traffic Information System Police) Christmas/New Year Drink Drive Campaign which...
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Get into the Christmas spirit at Notts’ country park events

With Christmas just weeks away, the festive season is already in full swing at the County’s Country Parks with dozens of events planned including...

ASDA launches vegan-approved mince pies just in time for Christmas

Asda mince pies have been given the vegan seal of approval just in time for Christmas, with the supermarket paving the way for vegan...
The Walton Hotel

Christmas arrives at Nottingham’s The Walton Hotel

Christmas has well and truly arrived at Nottingham's The Walton Hotel for 2017, the Christmas trees are dressed, the log fires are blazing, the...

Buy locally grown Christmas Trees from Brooke Farm in Linby

Nottinghamshire residents are being encouraged to buy a locally grown Christmas tree from Brooke Farm in Linby and help support training opportunities for people...

Castle Rock’s first micropub and wine cellar ‘The Barley Twist’ to open in Nottingham...

Castle Rock Brewery's first micropub and wine cellar on Carrington Street, Nottingham will retain the name of the sweet shop that graced its location...
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Nottingham Christmas Lights Switch-on 2017

Nottingham's Christmas Lights were switched on this evening as thousands of people flocked to Old Market Square. More from Winter Wonderland soon... The choreographed show...

West Bridgford mum organises Christmas theatre show for charity

On Sunday 26th November local mum of two Cat, her husband Jez and daughters Phoebe, 6, and Poppy, 4, are organising a charity fundraiser...
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