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.

This weekend (13th June) Southwell Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at The Minster Centre on Church Street will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. In that time we have helped thousands of tourists, and residents, with all manner of enquiries about not only Southwell but other places of interest and attraction within the district.

This year's Wonderland International Classic & Sports Car Festival will celebrate 50 years of the TVR Club with a great feature display of TVR cars from the past half-century.

Lookout for The Workhouse appearing in the BBC1 four-part series, 24 Hours in the Past, currently showing on Tuesdays at 9pm.

A sustainable housing developer is teaming up with a heritage architect to design a new housing development which it hopes to build on an historic site in Southwell.

Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, has created the ultimate kit for new home owners to help furry family members move into their new pad. As well as containing essentials like toys and a collapsible dog bowl to help make moving house easier for dogs, the kit has been created to encourage responsible dog ownership when moving house, most importantly, keeping microchip details up-to-date.

Southwell Community Archaeology Group and its partner Southwell Town Council have received £49,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Burgage Manor Revealed, in Southwell.

There's still time to get your nominations in for Agrii's Rural Community Champions competition, with the chance to win £1,000 if you are crowned the overall winner.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) staff will be travelling to Croatia to donate a former NFRS fire engine to offer support to Croatian fire crews. The venture to Sveti Durd, Croatia will begin on Friday 17th April.

Over one thousand British and international artists have contacted the organisers to appear at this year's Gate to Southwell Festival in June (4th – 7th). Having built a growing reputation for great music, dance and family entertainment over the past eight years, this summer's event looks set to give Southwell and the East Midlands economy an even greater tourist boost than before.

After the success of Southwell's new initiative to get racegoers from the town and into the racecourse in 2014 through their inaugural Southwell Residents Evening, the course hopes to repeat the trick this time around, again offering free tickets to residents of Southwell and surrounding villages (within the Bramley distribution area).

Newark recently experienced the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood style film première! Hundreds of people including actors, producers, app designers and project chiefs watched a riveting costumed drama unfold on the big screen of the Palace Theatre.

VISITORS to this year's Nottinghamshire County Show are being urged to buy their tickets before 1st May in order to save themselves £5 on admission price. With less than 50 days to go until the show, the deadline is fast approaching for visitors to get their advanced tickets at a discounted price, with this year promising to be the biggest and best show yet.

The 2015 Dragon Boat Challenge takes place on Sunday 2nd August as part of the annual Riverside Festival and is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated team events in the region.

The Friends of Sées Twinning Association, which has been running for 33 years, is keen to welcome new members and families and is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 31st March in the Riverside Centre, King Street, Southwell at 7pm.

The Beaumond House Winter Ball was held at Norwood Park, Southwell, on 31st January and raised a grand total of £20,529.