A TV programme which includes Southwell's own Bramley Tree and the Minster will be shown at prime time on Channel 4 on Saturday 17th December.

A list of the winners for the Nottinghamshire Federation WIs Bramley Apple Festival Class Title Winners

You might recognise local chef and entrepreneur Ed Halls from the Clock House Cafe in Upton. He has many years’ experience in the catering industry and has worked in Michelin starred restaurants as well as being a private chef and proud owner of two award winning eateries. This month he has launched an exciting new venture, Griddle & Shake.

Meet Santa travelling in his sleigh this Christmas! The Lions will be helping Santa travel around Southwell and the surrounding villages starting on Monday 12th December in Farnsfield. There are some changes to the route this year and there will be 2½ nights in Farnsfield. Santa aims to start at around 6pm and finish at 9pm, but due to the many children he sees, all timings are approximate. Please bear with him if he is not quite on schedule. The Lions sincerely hope that Santa and his helpers will see as many local children and adults as possible.

Southwell is about to see the opening of a wonderful new play park because of the vision and dedication of a small group of local parents. In just over eighteen months, Friends of Southwell Parks (FoSP) has worked with children and schools to design the park, raise funds within the community and engage prominent businesses for sponsorship. They have successfully applied for grant funding and over the past two months have turned their hand to project managing the installation of the park. This is quite an achievement considering all the volunteers are fitting in efforts between work and looking after small children.

British folk heroine Kate Rusby and former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden are among the first headline acts announced to appear at the Gate To Southwell Festival next June, and reduced price tickets are now available.

Animal enthusiasts across the nation will return for the latest installment of the National Pet Show, taking place on the 5th & 6th November 2016 at Birmingham's NEC - and you could be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets!

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

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.

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.

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

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

Southwell Cricket Club is holding its annual Charity day in support of local charities REACH and Beaumond House at Brackenhurst on August Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.

Southwell Artists are delighted to be joining the Southwell Music Festival again. This year the Southwell Artists' Open Studios will be taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, 10am-5pm daily.

Could you give a home to a Guide Dog in training?  This is the final stage of training prior to being matched with their visually impaired owner so the dog will be aged around 18 months. The dog will already have spent a year with a puppy walker and 16 weeks at training school.

The enchanting knitted garden will return to the Framework Knitters Museum this summer, and is set to be bigger, better and even more unusual than before. Launching as part of the new Ruddington Charity Open Gardens event on 25 and 26 June, the knitted garden will then be available to explore all summer.

Southwell Library Poetry Festival is back for its 9th year. This year is particularly exciting, as it's our first poetry festival as part of Inspire, the new community benefit society delivering culture, learning and library services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.

Southwell is now within touching distance of securing an impressive play park for toddlers and primary school children.

The tenth anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival in rural Nottinghamshire starts this Thursday (9th June) and runs through to Sunday (12th June). To celebrate this great East Midlands acoustic and roots music occasion, plenty of talented young local artists will be given the opportunity to shine alongside international stars.

There is good news for one cat following last month's appeal for a home: after a year of waiting, Frankie has at last moved in! Could two other long-term cats be moving soon?