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A city of central England north of Leicester. Charles I raised his standard here in 1642, marking the beginning of the English Civil War. The city was historically a center for the manufacture of textiles, lace, and hosiery.


1. (Placename) a city in N central England, administrative centre of Nottinghamshire, on the River Trent: scene of the outbreak of the Civil War (1642); famous for its associations with the Robin Hood legend; two universities. Pop: 249 584 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N central England, in Nottinghamshire. Pop: 273 900 (2003 est). Area: 78 sq km (30 sq miles)


(ˈnɒt ɪŋ əm; U.S. often -ˌhæm)

1. a city in SW Nottinghamshire, in central England. 282,400.
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His conviction caused a huge drop in gun crime in Nottingham, which had been nicknamed Shottingham at one time during his reign of fear.
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Now, a week on, with WPc Rachael Bown recovering in hospital and a man charged with attempted murder, residents hope the nicknames Shottingham and Assassination City have been heard for the last time.