When Julie Squires started volunteering at Flower Pod a year ago, little did she think that she would be designing new products for them to sell! But Julie has come up with the idea of a gardener's gift trug, containing items made or grown in Flower Pod's garden. The proceeds will go to Flower Pod and help fund Reach Learning Disability's work with adults with learning disabilities across Nottinghamshire.

The fifth Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening in Southwell seemed busier than ever this year. Despite the cold and occasional snow flurry the streets were filled with people enjoying the mixture of the town's wonderful independent shops and festive music and entertainment.

Christmas will soon be upon us and Beaumond House Community Hospice is excited about its upcoming festive fundraising events.

The BBC Good Food Show Birmingham returns to the NEC this winter from Thursday 30th November to Sunday 3rd December.

This December, local charity Reach is tackling the issue of loneliness facing people with learning disabilities through its Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign, 'Not Lonely this Christmas'.