A lucky gap in the weather after torrential rain meant that the Southwell Lantern Walk with all its 'sparkle and shine' went ahead for another year.

Reach Learning Disability is extending a huge thank you to the Southwell area for raising £40,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge to help people with learning disabilities across Nottinghamshire.

Adults with learning disabilities, staff and volunteers at Reach Southwell and Flower Pod are busy getting ready for their Big Give Christmas Challenge Week from 27th November to 4th December when donations to the charity will be worth double.

Plans to transform Southwell's flood defences as part of a £5m Flood Alleviation Scheme is gaining momentum.

The Southwell Traders look forward to welcoming customers old and new to their annual Christmas Late Night Shopping Evening on Thursday 29th November, 4.45pm to 8pm.