The first Lions Club was founded in Chicago in 1917, and Southwell and District Lions are proud to be part of the worldwide organisation. Our global network of 46,000 clubs, with 1.4 million people in more than 200 countries, continues to serve our communities in our centenary year. A lasting legacy from the early years of Lions is the white canes for the visually impaired which are still recognised today.

Lowe's Wong Junior School recently held an afternoon tea party to celebrate 50 years of the school.

Southwell Library Poetry Festival has been a favourite in the county's literary calendar since it took up residence in the library in 1997. Over the years, audiences have had the chance to enjoy an amazing array of quality poetry from names including Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Lemn Sissay and Daljit Nagra.

Preparations to receive the Tour of Britain cycling race on Wednesday 6th September are now well underway, following the launch of Stage 4 at Southwell Minster on the 20th June.

BBC Gardeners' World Live and BBC Good Food Show return together from 15th to 18th June, with what promises to be the best show yet. For over 20 years these Shows have taken up residency at Birmingham's NEC and have entertained over two million visitors in this time.