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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

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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.

Paloma Faith announces gig in Nottinghamshire

Paloma Faith Credit: Rebecca Pierce

Paloma Faith has announced that she will be performing a concert in Sherwood Pines Forest, in Nottinghamshire.

It's part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert series that has been organised to bring music to new audiences without commercial branding and sponsorship.

All the money raised from ticket sales goes back into improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.

Paloma has been nominated for Best Album and Best British Female at this year's Brit awards. Her debut album, ‘Do You Want the Truth, or Something Beautiful?’ sold over half a million copies.

She'll be performing in Sherwood Pines Forest in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 15th June. Tickets are available on the Forestry Commission's website.

CQC launches urgent inspection at Sherwood Forest hospitals

The Care Quality Commission is today beginning an inspection into breast cancer screening, pathology and clinical governance at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The inspection comes as 79 women are being recalled relating to test results from breast tissue biopsies.

This urgent inspection will allow us to take an in-depth look at the quality and safety of the trust's services that relate to breast cancer screening.

– David Behan, CQC Chief Executive