Come rain or shine be sure to shop in Southwell this summer! here are just a few of the bright and sunny things there are to buy from your local shops, all of which provide friendly personal service and the convenience of being close to home. Why not treat yourself to a day's retail therapy and enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea as well? The Southwell Traders look forward to welcoming you whatever the weather . . .

Interior design consultancy, Home by tea, is thrilled to have opened a Home Boutique and Design Studio on King Street in Southwell.

The Winkburn Business Centre is opening its doors for room hire and printing services.

Food and Drink production in Nottinghamshire is booming, with businesses realising the need to develop their products and improve business practises in this increasingly competitive field.

Mindfulness seems to be everywhere at the moment, breakfast TV, newspapers and lifestyle magazines – even the TV series Cold Feet!

Local independent estate agent, Alasdair Morrison & Partners has formed an alliance to make house buyer even easier for their clients in 2017.

RODE Cycles the Southwell based cycle repair and servicing company is planning to branch out offering a service organising and supporting cycle tours in the New Year.

WHY not try The Waggon at Halam for your Christmas Party, treat yourself on Boxing Day or even see in the New Year with scrumptious food and musical accompaniment for just £45?

Have you sampled the fabulous cooking at the Cross Keys in Upton yet?

It was a fond farewell from many as Graham Goff retired from his butcher's shop on Queen Street this month.

Southwell residents, Jill Spivey and Joe Musgrove are delighted to introduce you to Just Shutters Nottinghamshire, a local family firm providing custom made beautiful plantation shutters, window and door coverings that will transform your home.

JUST like us, computers do get cranky and unreliable when they're not cared for properly. Annoying little problems can rapidly escalate and let you down at the most inconvenient time.

TALLENTS Solicitors is delighted to welcome Vili Chung into the partnership.

LAST month Kirkland & Lane were pleased to announce the 'expansion of their services' with the opening of a new "Pop In Shop" at 7 Church Street, Southwell adjacent to Catherine's ladies clothes shop.

On Sunday 12th June shops throughout Southwell opened for a Summer Shopping Celebration to coincide with the Queen's 90th birthday.

Carnill & Company, otherwise known as C&C and now a firm staple on Southwell's Queen Street, is delighted to have expanded its services this month into the adjacent shop, previously occupied by Mr & Mrs Fine Wine.

The first month's trading has seen Salon 106 on Westgate go from strength to strength, with client numbers steadily increasing each week.

Mr & Mrs Fine Wine is delighted to announce the relocation and expansion of its business this month!

The closure of Imperial Tobacco's Nottingham factory in 2015 gave local resident, Rob Housley the opportunity he had been waiting for. After over 25 years at the company, he decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of running his own chauffeur service.

With Spring in the air it's not only the garden, which will soon be in full bloom. It also signals new life for our feathered, furry and hairy friends too!

Real clothing (or Benets of Southwell as it was formerly known) is celebrating its 40th year in Southwell!