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Victorian baths in Nottingham open for last day

Victoria Leisure Centre
The landmark clock tower will be retained in the new centre

A Victorian baths in Nottingham is to close its doors later despite a campaign to keep it open.

Victoria Leisure Centre in Sneinton, which dates to 1896, opened for the last time on Thursday. It is being replaced with a £9m sports complex.

Protesters had urged the city council to refurbish the original building and gathered a 600-signature petition to oppose the closure.

The council said a new centre would regenerate the area.

The clock tower will remain, with a six-lane pool, new café and fitness facilities due to be completed by 2012.



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