Nottingham's Caribbean Carnival goes ahead despite setbacks

The annual Caribbean Carnival in Nottingham has taken place despite some controversy in its build-up.

The event was almost cancelled after a main act decided not to attend, but organisers decided to go ahead with the event at the Forest Recreation Ground.

Eighteen troupes performed during the carnival which also included a fun fair and rides, stalls selling a variety of foods as well as arts and crafts.

The Carnival Queen Natasha Norman led the parade in Nottingham, which is held every summer in the city.

There was no entry charge for the carnival and the Forest Recreation Ground was an alcohol-free zone after safety fears were identified by Nottinghamshire Police.

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