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'Twin' Robin Hood statue to be unveiled in China

Nottingham's famous landmark is to be copied and presented as a gift to China Credit: ITV News Central

One of Nottingham's most famous landmarks is going to be copied and presented as a gift to a city in China.

The Robin Hood Statue will be recast and flown to Nottingham's twin city of Ningbo.

The seven foot bronze statue by the late artist and sculptor James Woodford, will take a week to recast.

His son James has backed the idea.

"The family is delighted that one of my father's most iconic works is to be perpetuated in this way and I am sure my father would have been very pleased."

– James Woodford, son of artist

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Robin Hood race is 'tribute to people of Nottingham'

The race director of this year's Robin Hood marathon and half-marathon has praised the people of Nottinghamshire for keeping the event going.

The annual charity fundraiser attracts around 12,000 people a year, and has been held every year since 1981.

Race director Nick Pearson said it demonstrated the "unique" nature of people in the region, and thanked runners, the council and sponsors for supporting the event.

Robin Hood Festival gets underway in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire's 29th annual Robin Hood Festival got underway today.

The week-long festival began earlier with hundreds of people being transported back to medieval times, thanks to the performers, entertainers and of course Robin Hood.

Among the visitors, Joe and Debbie Tencza who have travelled all the way from New Jersey in America for the event.

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Robin Hood Festival starts today

The 29th annual Robin Hood Festival begins today. Around 30,000 people are expected to attend the free festival which runs until Sunday 11th August.

The week long program of events organised by Nottinghamshire County Council will feature medieval musicians, stunt fighting, and a story walk through Sherwood Forest.

Two Robin Hood fans Joe and Debbie Tencza renewed their vows at Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre yesterday as part of the annual festival.

The happy couple, Mr and Mrs Tencza renewed their wedding vows in Nottinghamshire Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

American Robin Hood fans renew vows at Sherwood Forest

Debbie Tencza has overcome her battle with breast cancer Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

A Robin Hood fan has travelled to Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, from her American home to renew her wedding vows today after her winning her battle with cancer.

Debbie Tencza, 56, will wear a purple dress bought for the ceremony while her husband Joe, 50, will wear a Robin Hood outfit.

Mrs Tencza underwent a number of operations last year after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

When given the all clear they decided to travel from New Jersey to Nottingham to renew their vows for their 15th wedding anniversary.

The couple have attended Robin Hood events across the USA and even named their dog Robin of Loxley.

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