What do you do with a lifetime's collection of beloved things when you are nearing the end of your life and you don't want them to end up in a skip? In the case of one father, you encourage your daughter to follow her dream of opening an art gallery and add a retail element to sell those beloved items.

Have you always wanted a dog but worried you couldn't look after it full time? Barking Mad is giving people the chance to dog-sit whilst their owners are on holiday.

The Cross Keys in Upton are delighted to announce that they have not only made the Good Pub Guide 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, but also the Good Beer Guide - quite an achievement!

As the days draw in and become more autumnal inevitably thoughts of Christmas begin to occur. With less than three months to go it will only be a matter of time before mince pies appear in the supermarkets and advertisements on the television start to focus our minds on the festive season –with all its pleasures, and perhaps stresses too. Avoid the latter and shop here in Southwell!

TRADITIONALLY visiting your Barbers was somewhat of a social event; customers would pop in and sit and wait as long as was needed to get their haircut with the next available Barber, or in some cases, would wait for their preferred barber.

QPS Garden Machinery is a new business based locally on Shelt Hill in Woodbrough. Run by Paul Knight and Tig Hodgkinson, the company specialises in garden machinery sales (new & used), servicing and repairs.

An exciting and hotly anticipated new venue The Botanist in West Bridgford will open its doors to the public on Monday 9th October.

Julie Richards is delighted to announce the opening of her architectural design practice in Southwell. Having recently relocated from London, Julie brings with her a wealth of experience in both commercial and residential projects.

As cloud accounting systems become increasingly popular, small businesses will need to consider whether or not to switch. Technology is moving fast; the major bookkeeping software companies are committed to cloud accounting and support for desktop systems will eventually cease.

Run by Alice Ward, Love Dogs professional Dog Grooming Service is a family run business based in Ossington, 15 mins drive from Southwell.

FS Fitness is delighted to announce its gym opening last month (Aug 2017). Specialising in Personal Training and Fitness classes, the studio offers variety of group workouts including Spin, yoga, body pump and Zumba.

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.