PREPARATORY work on a £1.5million project to connect the new National Civil War Centre, Newark's Palace Theatre and the town's Tourist Information Centre has now begun.

We have five pairs of tickets to give away to this year's Festival of Food and Drink, held at Clumber Park on 19th and 20th September. Masterchef judge John Torode and Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan are just two of the TV chefs lined-up for this great event.

Reprobates, rebels, and rogues - this is the civil war warts and all!

The National Civil War Centre is urging metal detectorists to play an even bigger role in protecting the region's priceless heritage.

Nottingham Forest FC ambassador and former captain John McGovern is pictured using the new eBay Drop-Off service at his local Argos store. To celebrate the launch of this new service, John is dropping off a pair of signed football Boots worn by Danny Fox and a pair of Michail Antonio's match worn shorts which were auctioned by eBay to raise money for local charity Forever Stars.

Advanex Europe recently hosted its annual global conference at its European Headquarters in Southwell. Leaders from across the globe visited Southwell to share and discuss the growth plans for the year ahead.

The Bramley has teamed up with Thoresby Riding Hall to offer readers the chance to WIN two free tickets to a performance of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem on Tuesday 22nd September at 7pm.

A fabulous weekend of fun is promised at Southwell Leisure Centre which marks its 50th anniversary this summer.

Southwell Artists are delighted to participate again in Southwell Music Festival in August 2015. This year two events will be held in Southwell Minster that specifically relate to the Festival and its music.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are on the lookout for a number of potential local 'heroes' who would be interested in stepping forward and training as on-call firefighters.

A forgotten cat is looking for a new home. Tia has been fostered by local charity, Animal Accident Rescue Unit, for nearly a year. With lovely looks and a sweet nature, the charity don't know why she has been overlooked whilst other cats have gone to good homes.

The Bramley has teamed up with the Clumber Players to offer readers a chance to WIN two free tickets to 'The Comedy of Errors' on Saturday 4th July, 7.30pm, at The Riding Hall, Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton, NG22 9EP.

Lowe's Wong school swimming team recently came second in the Notts County Swimming Finals, only beaten by Larkfield Junior School.

Lowdham Book Festival will soon be upon us and some events are selling very quickly so do call our Box Office on 0115 966 3219 to book your tickets – we hate to disappoint!

Newark & Sherwood Voluntary Transport Scheme has seen an increase in requests for transport to medical and hospital appointments in the Southwell area over the last 6 months. In order to meet the demand we would like to recruit volunteer drivers from in and around Southwell.

The Southwell Library Poetry festival is now in its eighth year and once again we have an eclectic, lively mix of poetry to enjoy.

Dr Amit Bajracharya, GP at Southwell Medical Centre recently flew to Nepal to help provide medical help in his home country, following a massive earthquake on 25th April.

While microchipping significantly increases your chance of being reunited with your lost dog, did you know that from April 2016 it will be a legal requirement?

Tickets are on sale for the second Southwell Music Festival which will bring around 80 of Britain's best young classical musicians to Southwell for top quality concerts throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend (Thursday 27th to Monday 31st August).

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Nottinghamshire to comment on its draft proposals for new county council division boundaries.

Woodborough Park Farm, Nottinghamshire has been nominated for a national farming & conservation award, recognising the outstanding efforts of husband and wife team John and Cathy Charles-Jones to promote good habitat management.