Frank Turner was the owner of Neros' gay club on St. James' Street - the club was managed by David Bradley.
Frank is most renowned for providing Nottingham with a licenced sex shop in 2001. The shop is still going - Delta on Radford Road.
Delta applied to the council's licensing officer for a sex shop licence. Local councillors wrote opposing the move, but a postal delay meant their letters arrived a day too late. Because there were no objections, the council had no grounds for rejecting the application and had to let it through.
The shop also hit the headlines when council officials gave it a £22,000 renovation grant, a decision later called "stupid" by council leader Graham Chapman.