Santa will be busy again this year with his many helpers! We have made some minor changes this year to take into account the new housing developments in Southwell and the villages. We aim to start at around 6.00 pm and finish at 9.00 pm, but due to the many children we see, all timings are approximate. Please bear with us if we are not quite on schedule.

Proven by researchers to be a hugely beneficial activity, singing in a choir is something that anyone can do, regardless of age, and choristers have been doing it for centuries! Cathedral choristers are trained to read music, given individual singing and instrumental lessons, and grow in confidence - musically and intellectually - as they work through the ranks of the choir. Choristers regularly sing live on national radio, record CDs, and perform to thousands over the Christmas and Easter periods.

Students past and present attended the annual Prizegiving ceremony at the Minster School in Southwell last month.

The fame of Southwell's Bramley Apple Festival has spread worldwide. When this year's Festival takes place on Saturday 21st October guests of honour include authors from Japan, where the Bramley has its own fan club, and the USA.

Beaumond House Community Hospice is asking you to Be Bright Blue during Hospice Care Week from 9th to 15th October to raise funds for necessary equipment.