City's heroes honoured with banners on Council House
THE achievements of Nottingham heroes Carl Froch and Jake Bugg have been recognised by Nottingham City Council with giant banners on the Council House.
Froch successfully defended his IBF super-middleweight title with a third-round knockout of American Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena on Saturday.
And 18-year-old singer Bugg, of Clifton, recently became the first solo artist from the city to top the charts this millennium with his self-titled debut album.
Council leader Councillor Jon Collins said: "We're keen to celebrate Nottingham's successes and the amazing achievements of local people.
"This has been a great year for our city in a variety of ways, from the success of our sports people and the local volunteers who took part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, to the fantastic efforts of our children, parents and teachers resulting in the best exam results ever for the city.
"We've reflected this and other successes on our Council House banners to help spread the buzz that's around in Nottingham at the moment.
"We're confident there's going to be plenty more to shout about in 2013, with more local musicians poised for great things and no doubt more sporting success."