Now in its fifth year, the National Pet Show comes back to Birmingham's NEC on 3rd and 4th November bigger and better than ever.

As the Centenary of the First World War draws to a close we continue to reflect on our many War Memorials and of the stories each tell.

The Southwell Ploughing Match & Show will be held on Saturday 29th September at Little Carlton, NG23 6BX.

Hockerton Housing Project is celebrating 20 years since the first residents moved into the project back in those cool days of 1998. Not only have the houses worked but we have gone on to help other people design their own energy efficient homes all over the country.

Southwell will be welcoming the Tour of Britain on Saturday 8th September. Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will be joining the elite cyclists as they weave their way around Southwell's historic streets. As part of the event we hope that residents will decorate their homes with yellow bikes and bunting. Last year the town looked amazing and we are hoping that this year it will be even better!

On Saturday 8th September come and do the Heritage Hop! Drop in to different venues around the town as part of the Heritage Open Day events for Southwell.

Once again Southwell Artists are delighted to open their houses and studios to show their work. This group of professional artists, resident in Southwell, have shown their work to the public biennially since 2004. This year visitors can see work by 16 artists, including five guest artists, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, 11am to 5pm daily.

Students at the Southwell Minster school have joined forces with local businessman Andy Scothern to spread an important environmental message.

Come along to Southwell Cricket Club's Big Bash at the Top Ground at Brackenhurst Campus - the day starts with bacon rolls from 9am with the Kwik Cricket competition commencing at 10am.

Local sports massage therapist, Alex Rainforth, has launched a fundraising campaign after the devastating earthquakes that have recently struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia.

The Southwell Trail has long been a popular destination for walkers both local and from further afield. A brand new guide has been produced to help promote all that this much loved local nature reserve and bridleway has to offer.

A group of parents have come together to raise money to improve Norwood Play Park, a small play area situated along the Southwell Trail. The park is used by lots of children and families in the area, however it is now sadly dilapidated and in need of restoration and repair.

From the 13th to 15th July the Newark Book Festival programme will be bigger and more exciting than ever. With the chosen theme for 2018 being Literary Landscapes, the festival will be bringing books to life across the streets, cafes and venues of Newark. There is something for everyone!

Join The Vikings at the annual funday on Saturday 23rd June, 12noon to 4pm on the Burgage in Southwell.

Southwell Minster and The Archbishop's Palace's magical summer of outdoor theatre continues on Friday 20th July with Romeo & Juliet.

Free concerts and extra performances mean that there is even more chance for local people to enjoy the classical Southwell Music Festival taking place over the August Bank Holiday (22nd to 27th August).

Cyclists taking part in this year's Reach Off Road are in for a treat. Sweets of Southwell will be holding a refreshment stall where they will hand out sweets for participants as they cycle past.

Lowdham Book Festival is now in its 19th year and runs from 19th to 30th June 2018.

The response to the recent appeal for host families to look after children from Belarus who live in the area of Chernobyl was fantastic. Unfortunately two families have now had to withdraw their assistance due to personal circumstances.

Southwell City Football Club has revealed an ambitious plan to upgrade and improve facilities for football in the town and is looking for sponsors to help fund the ambitious three year project.

Southwell's Saturday Market, a popular fixture for many years, offers residents and visitors much of their weekly shopping needs. Now, there are plans to introduce specialist Sunday Markets.