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!

Yearning for more balance and peace in your life? 

This workshop series will help you to let go of the things that are preventing you from living a more balanced life. Learn how to, reduce stress, manage your emotions and your environment and to live life more fully!

Best Sports have recently opened a new tennis racket section at their shop in Bull Yard, Southwell.

WANTING to lose weight, get fit or perhaps reach a specific training goal? Why not come along to the Open Day at Jamie Falvey's Personal Training Studio on Saturday 2nd April 10am-3pm, where you can meet Jamie and hear about the services he offers and discuss your fitness goals and future health aspirations.


The fifth Southwell Travel Show takes place on Saturday 23rd January from 10am to 3pm at the Saracen's Head in Southwell. There will be over twenty stands representing the very best Tour Operators in the travel business today.

Local independent estate agent, Alasdair Morrison answers the age-old question: "When is the best time to put my house up for sale?".

Look-alike tiles have taken the interiors world by storm in recent years and according to some of the statistics emerging from this year's Cersaie International tile fair in Bologna – their popularity seems boundless.

A lack of access to finance could be putting the handbrake on Nottingham's economy, a small business survey reveals.

The graceful movements of Tai Chi come from observing nature - leaves falling from a tree, birds gliding on the breeze or water flowing around boulders in a mountain stream.

In October 2010 a new partnership was born in Southwell when the Loughborough Building Society opened its agency within Gascoines Estate Agents at 1 Church Street, Southwell. Since that time the partnership has gone from strength to strength, supporting local people with great savings and mortgage products.

Ranby House school has announced a brand new £10 million state of the art school for children aged 3-11 years on a 330 acre site.

Richard Moss is settling in well into his new role as Manager at The Handicentre shop on Queen Street. He has been joined by Damien Ayers, who has been promoted from the Crew Lane Depot to become Assistant Manager.

I'm not aware of any standard pathway from leaving school to becoming an osteopath, but if there is one, I'm fairly confident that the route I took doesn't even come close!