International recognition for canal that runs through Nottingham city centre

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The canal that runs from Beeston, through Nottingham city centre and on to Trent Bridge has been named as one of the best open spaces in the country - receiving an award of international significance.

Judges described the Nottingham Beeston Canal as "a wonderful and invaluable site that links the city to the suburbs and countryside, providing so many facilities for wildlife, leisure and transport links".

The five-mile waterway been awarded Green Flag status for the first time ever in recognition of how well it is managed.

Phil Mulligan, regional director for the Canal & River Trust, said: “We’re so pleased and proud that the Nottingham Beeston Canal has

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