WITH the original Bramley apple tree, planted more than 200 years ago, attracting recent media attention, Southwell's popular Bramley Apple Festival has increased significance this year.

The Ven. Nicola Sullivan will be installed as the first woman to be Dean of Southwell in Southwell Minster on Saturday 17th September at 3pm.

This year's Southwell Ploughing Match & Show will be held on Saturday 24th September at Farnsfield, providing a fantastic day out for all ages.

Rain did not stop play for the Palace Theatre as the cast of this year's pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk rolled into town for the first time.

Chiefs at the National Civil War Centre in Newark are looking to recruit more volunteers to work at the rapidly expanding attraction.