"I don’t play because I love Harry Potter. I mean, I’ve read the books and seen the films, but I play because I enjoy the game."
Our Day in the Life series looks at the trials and tribulations of people in Nottingham...
'Tis the season to be jolly! Unless, of course, you're a Victoria Centre Santa Claus...
We find out what it's like to teach the next generation under impossible circumstances...
"I can still vividly remember the first time I made someone laugh; it was like I’d injected a shot of Lucozade straight into my veins."
"A strange and eerie atmosphere exists on board of a ship that has just lost one of its crew. Little is said, but much is felt."
"We don’t encourage the birds to hunt because we work with so many children, and the two things don’t combine well..."
"I don’t want to lock everyone up when we can try and work with them, but equally we don’t want to create any more victims"
When I first started, ten or twelve years ago, I did it for a bit of cash on the side. Soon, though, I found it gave me another view of the game that I probably didn't get when I was younger. Ten years ago, I never thought I’d be in a position where I’d be still enjoying what I do.
"If you’ve got a wannabe alpha-male in the group who thinks he’s going to be a clever dick, he won’t like someone else coming in and performing magic."
"I’m not a crackpot; I’ve been researching this for over thirty years and I’m 100 percent sure that we’ve been visited by aliens."
"Sometimes I kick pieces over or take a big hammer to them, to add a little more distress. People would think I was crazy if they saw me doing it."
"We became like brothers down there. Once we got into the mine, we were miners. Colour had nothing to do with it because we relied on each other for survival."
"I always knew I wanted a job in the environmental sector, but to be honest I didn’t know this job role was even a thing. I kind of fell into it."
"Escape rooms have been labeled as the biggest entertainment trend since cinema. Is it going to slow down? Who knows?"
"I remember going out onto my street and learning how to do it all on my own. It’s a struggle for everyone, really. Skateboarding’s hard, let’s face it."
"Groups like Anonymous came along to show the internet how insecure it really is..."
"I’ve learnt that you have to take your time with it, especially if you're pouring ales."
"We have a letter in the Archive written by Oswald George Powe to Norman Manley, imploring him to refuse consignments of bicycles from Raleigh because they did not, at the time, employ black people..."
The next installment in our series takes a green-fingered turn...
Ever wondered what the lads and ladies who work at the cinema reckon to your film choice?
"We get a bit of a bad rap; we’re either 'man-whores' or 'thugs' and most of us are neither."
The latest in our series takes a look behind the scenes in one of Nottingham's book shops...
"This business defines its courier workforce as freelance contractors, which essentially means you’re on your own"