Hockerton villagers enjoyed a barbecue and dance recently at the home of Mr and Mrs Geoff Smeaton, Glebe Farm, Hockerton.

So live football league soccer on TV has finally arrived. It's difficult to understand why the television companies have gone to all the expense and trouble to bring us a handful of 'star billing' matches through a season.

Southwell Theatre Club's second award this year was won at the Open One Act Play Festival organised by N.A.N.D.A at the Civic Theatre, Mansfield, when they performed 'Still Stands the House'.

In recognition of its 125th anniversary, the British Horological Institute, the founder horological society of the world, will be holding a Trade Exhibition at its headquarters in Upton Hall.

In May this year, Mr and Mrs Frank Ashton announced their retirement from the family bakery in Southwell Road, Lowdham.