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?

We will once again be celebrating all things literary at Lowdham Book Festival from 17th to 25th June.

To celebrate Disney On Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration coming to Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) and Rob Langley (Nottingham Rugby) attended a magical evening at the Nottingham venue last night.

THE feature display at this year's 16th Wonderland International Classic & Sports Car Festival is "Automotive Beauty v Beast".

The Bramley has teamed up with Thoresby Riding Hall to offer readers the chance to WIN a family ticket to see Oddsocks perform Macbeth on Sunday 12th June at 3pm on Thoresby Lawns.

Staff and residents took part in a sponsored pyjama day at the Southwell Court Care Home in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and raised £250.

With 28 musical events in five days and a host of wonderful exhibitions, including the excellent Southwell Artists Open Studios, there is only one place to spend August Bank Holiday – in Southwell enjoying our own top quality classical music festival.

Details have been revealed of thrilling events to mark the 370th anniversary of the dramatic fall of Newark, during the British Civil Wars. The capitulation on 8th May 1646 on the orders of the ill-fated King Charles I brought to a close the first phase of the brutal conflict between Crown and Parliament.

Southwell First responders would like to thank Southwell Lions on behalf of the local community for their kind donation of a defibrillator that has been installed outside the main entrance of The Minster School.

The Flood Forum's work on the Community Resilience and Emergency Plan with Southwell Town Council has highlighted that we need to build our resilience and know what to do in an emergency.

LIVE MUSIC, treasure trails, extreme sports, interactive workshops and plenty of great British food will be on offer for families this May at Nottinghamshire County Show.
The much loved show returns for its 133rd year at Newark Showground on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May and the organisers of the show are inviting families to pre-book tickets to the popular annual event and prepare for a fun-filled weekend.

2017 sees 30 years of Beaumond House hospice care in Newark. As part of the celebrations, the charity has launched its 30th anniversary trek. They are looking for 30 trekkers to raise a total of £30k. This will be an amazing six-day trek through the Sahara Desert in March 2017.

A cycle ride, originally organised by the late Beryl Smith and her granddaughter; Tonya Hinds, has developed into one of the most exciting, uplifting, sporting events in the annual Southwell calendar.

The Government's recent commitment to double the number of UK custom and self-build homes, driven by the Right to Build and the new Housing and Planning Bill, is set to bolster the self-build market and the country's housing supply in 2016. In response, the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is gearing up its forthcoming event with over 450 exhibitors, 16 free seminars and over 50 masterclasses. The show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 14-17 April 2016, and sponsored for the first time by Velux, will also be launching a mobile app and guided trails, enabling visitors to maximise their visit.

Newark's tourist information centre is set to move. The current centre at Keeper's Cottage on Great North Road will close its doors on 20 March 2016. Visitors looking for information will be able to find all the advice they require at the new Visitor Gateway. The Gateway will be opening at Easter and is part of the new development linking the Palace Theatre and National Civil War Centre on Appletongate.

Amazing Fun Art Classes are now in their second year at Gosh gallery in Tuxford.

CELEBRATING the best of Nottinghamshire, the two day county show is returning to Newark Showground on 14th and 15th May, for its 133rd year.

THIS year's Southwell Open Gardens is going to be the biggest one yet!

Explore the ground and all of its wriggling inhabitants in this quirky dance show for young children and families taking place at Thoresby Courtyard on Thursday 24th March.

There is a mini Film Festival in Lowdham this coming weekend with a lovely selection of films showing over the two days, 5th & 6th March.

Thanks to a grant from the Arts Council, The Gate to Southwell Festival looks set to increase its reputation as one of the country's most respected summer music festivals.