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Hundreds in Nottingham for St Patrick's day parade

The parade passes Victoria Centre Credit: ITV News Central/Rajiv Popat

Hundreds of people have turned out for the 15th annual St Patrick's Day parade in Nottingham.

The parade started at 11:00am at the Forest Recreation Ground, before heading down Mansfield Road into the city centre.

People young and olf getting in the St Patrick's Day spirit Credit: ITV News Central/Rajiv Popat

Thirty-one different groups are involved in this year's event, including schools Our Lady's of Perpetual Succour in Bulwell, and St Mary's Hyson Green.

After the parade entertainment will continue on a special stage set up in the city's Old Market Square.

The annual parade attracts hundreds of people from Nottingham's irish community Credit: ITV News Central/Rajiv Popat


St Patrick's Day: Midlands prepares to celebrate

Last year's Birmingham parade saw around 85,000 people join in the celebrations Credit: Steve Underhill

Nottingham is gearing up to celebrate its 15th St Patrick's Day Parade with around 500 people and 31 groups taking part.

The parade will leave from the Forest Recreation Ground at midday, heading to Nottingham's Market Square.

For full details of their programme visit the website.

St Patrick's Day celebrations were also held yesterday in Birmingham.

Birmingham's annual festival had the theme of Irish myths and legends. The parade was led by Olliphoist, an Irish dragon who fled the country in fear after St Patrick had banished all the snakes.

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