LOOK no further than Southwell's independent shops this winter for all your Christmas present ideas and solutions. Our shops are full of inspiration to tempt and delight you. Here is a small selection, but visit soon to explore all that is on offer on your local high street. Season's greetings and happy shopping!  #ShopSouthwell

SOUTHWELL is lucky to have a wide range of unique and independent shops.  Conveniently nestled between King and Queen Street, Bull Yard is home to some of these fantastic businesses, offering the local shopper a refreshing alternative to chain stores and online retailers.

Oh Baby Photography is excited to announce the launch of Southwell's very own Photographic Studio Space.

Barry Slawson Managing Director and founder of Nottingham based East Midlands Ceramics (EMCTILES) is celebrating forty years in business with a new role as Group Company Chairman – and the appointment of his three sons as directors.

Local optometrist Mariam Bhojani of Pinders Opticians in Southwell hopes to encourage people to take better care of their eye health during National Eye Health Week (23 – 29 September) with the launch of a guide to healthy vision.

Painter and Decorator Dave Sargent (The Gentleman Decorator) has undertaken many roles during his working life.

Summer is here and despite the recent heavy rainfall, events such as the Great Notts Bike Ride mean it is time to get those bike wheels turning.

With summer days on the horizon and more British grown seasonal produce available from our local suppliers, All Mine Cakes by the Lake has launched its latest Lunchtime menu.

Babyballet® has arrived in Southwell! Run by Leah Mcsherry this warm and welcoming class is just the thing for you and your little one to enjoy together.

The team at Southwell Wellbeing Centre is excited to be opening its doors this month. Conveniently located next to St Michael's Court on the Ropewalk opposite Southwell Co-op, the Centre is run by Claire Tavernor in partnership with a number of well known local health, fitness and beauty professionals.

STUDIO Lingerie in Southwell will be celebrating its first anniversary at the end of this month.

SOUTHWELL photographer, Anna Elias is now offering dog shoots in her studio on Westgate.

Paling's of Lowdham has recently updated their shop and van signs using bright, stylish and modern livery.

Founded in 1985, Iona School is an independent primary school offering Waldorf education based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner for children aged 3-11.

Remnant Classic Cars is a family run business based in Edingley.

Delighted mum Jane Blagg said her excited boys Isaac, five, and Jude, three, loved seeing their new Bellway house grow as if by magic.

For those of you who are acquainted with the gem that is Blidworth Menswear, there's no surprise when you walk through the door of the Old Chapel on Dale Lane, Blidworth and are greeted by a fully loaded menswear store.

Land which either has a watercourse flowing across it or abuts a natural watercourse, automatically confers 'riparian rights' on the landowner.

BLUE Barn opened its doors earlier this year as a deluxe, rural self-catering barn for couples, friends and families alike!

Everyone hopes to turn a profit when it comes to selling their home. Understanding the improvements that will add value will help you to establish which projects make viable economic sense.

HAVE you discovered the delights of All Mine Cakes by the Lake yet? Located in Maythorne, just outside Southwell the beautiful tearoom is housed in a converted fishing lodge with panoramic views over the lake.