A partner at the Minster Dental Centre, Mr John Peterson says it's all go for his Zambian trip.  The police aid convoy container will be at the Makeni Trust in Lusaka by the time he arrives on June 21st this year.

John said: "The Minster Dental Centre has sent a dental chair and materials for setting up a new teaching clinic in an area of the world that has no dental care provision.  The difference made possible by patient's generous donations, support from colleagues, friends and local Rotary clubs, will be appreciated for years to come."

Charity Coffee Morning

We hope that we can look forward to as many people as possible at our coffee morning in the practice on the 19th June.  Organised by Dental Nurse, Rachel Belfield, the event starts at 9am and runs all day. Come and hear about the work of NPAC in Zambia, John's project and who knows- you may want to help in some way.

We are pleased to say we have secured the services of Mrs Catherine Dewsnap to act as locum for John while he is away. The rest of the team at the Minster Dental Centre, with Catherine's help, are here to ensure that all the dental needs of our patients are cared for and maintained.

Remember if you sign up to Denplan in either May or June 2014 there will be no Denplan fee.


The British Horological Institute's Summer Show takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June and sees the unique museum at Upton Hall open to visitors.

'Murder at The Workhouse, who killed the clerk?' will be performed by the Workhouse Storytellers at The Workhouse, Southwell on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May, 6.30 - 8.30pm, as part of the Museums at Night initiative.

Scenarios performed by key characters will be acted out in different settings around the building and visitors will move from scene to scene piecing together clues.

Clues will also be sent out on Twitter @workhousevoices in the weeks running up to the performance.

Tickets £10 for adults and £5 for children- suitable for over 12s. Booking and pre-payment essential.

For more information please see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/theworkhouse or call 01636 817260.

At the Wonderland Classic & Sports Car festival running on 7th & 8th June at Ferry Farm, Hoveringham, Nottingham (NG14 7JP) we are staging THREE themed feature displays within one fantastic festival.
● 50 Years of the Ford Mustang. Classic Mustang's from the '60's to modern-day models.
● 45 Years of the Ford Capri. From the first to the last - from the very 'Mild' to the very 'Wild' - Ford Capri's from 1969 to 1986
● A tribute to one of the most famous Ford Capri drivers : Lewis Collins ( 'Bodie' from the '70's 'The Professionals TV series ). A display of many look-a-like cars from the TV series is planned including the Ford Capri's, RS2000, TR7, Rover SD1, Granada's and more.

NEW for Saturday : 'Car of the night' superb prize package featuring a very generous 'Frankie & Benny's' hamper will be awarded at 8pm. Saturday night features live local band 'Beggars Belief'; Disco and bar

Sunday is 'Show 'n' Shine' Day with 20th & 21st Century judging categories for vehicles from around the world. The TVR Car Club Regional Day will fly the flag for the British sports cars and be joined on the show field by American 'Muscle' cars; Italian 'Style Icons'; and a mouth-watering display of German engineering in the form of the South Yorks. & North Notts. Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club Regional Day.

Wonderland 2014 also features legendary models from across the Ford range, Custom cars and vehicles of 'Special Interest' (Kit cars, Military and Commercial vehicles).
Traders, Food outlets, Children's entertainment, camping Friday and Saturday night, plus a 20% discount to the Farm Park for festival visitors makes this truly a festival for the enthusiast and the family.

Only pre-booked entries are eligible for judging Early bird offers available for bookings made before 1st May. FREE* entry for exhibitors on the Saturday. Central location just 5 miles North of Nottingham and easy access from the A1 at nearby Newark. Open to the public* Festival information Club bookings Individual bookings Trade bookings Venue information Visit our website: www.capriclub2000.co.uk

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Treat yourself to a free family day out on Saturday 21st June, 12 noon til 4pm at the Southwell Family Funday on The Burgage.

A local charity has a number of travel scholarships to award to young people under the age of 25.

Southwell Town Councillor, Charley Pierpoint will be running the Race for Life at Clumber Park on Saturday 21st June in memory of Anne Wood, who published the Bramley newspaper for 34 years until her retirement in 2011.

Tickets are on sale for the first Southwell Music Festival which will bring around 60 of Britain's best young classical musicians to Southwell for top quality concerts throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 22nd to Monday 25th August).

Easter was a busy time for all this year especially at Making it! Discovery Centre who played host to their first Spring Home and Garden Market, attended by many local businesses and crafters.

Based on Littleworth, Mansfield, the former Mansfield Brewery site is the perfect location for a family day out during Nottinghamshire School holidays when the centre is open to the public. The spring fair was an addition to normal Easter activities and a welcomed treat for families visiting the centre across Easter weekend.

After the success of Making its first fair in November 2013, organisers were keen to offer another jam packed event to draw visitors to Mansfield to support local businesses. With a variety of stalls selling produce such as plants, candles, chutneys and cupcakes along with demonstrations for both adults and children, the event was a real hit for families and couples alike.

There was also an Easter fun hunt where children searched high and low for Easter bunnies, counting how many they had found along the way in an attempt to win a family day pass to the centre. Lucky Jessica Marriott was picked at random to be the winner of the prize and will be visiting the centre again later in the year with her family.

For more information about Making it!- Like on Facebook /makingitdiscoverycentre, follow on Twitter @makingitcentre or subscribe to the newsletter via www.makingitdiscoverycentre.co.uk

Three local historians, Canon Michael Austin, Lance Wright and Mike Kirton, have spent the last two years researching a major book that chronicles Southwell's commitment to the Great War.

From a population of about 3,200 at least 650 served in the armed forces during the conflict. Of these almost 110 did not return, with many more wounded and/or traumatised by the war. The core of the early volunteers were the 115 men of the local territorials, led by Captain John Becher, forming 'H' Company, 8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, part of the first territorial brigade to serve in the trenches in 1915.

Southwell at War, contains biographical details of most of the 650 Southwell men, along with information taken from military records and descendants. In addition the book contains edited excerpts of the 'Southwell News' columns of the Newark Advertiser giving a fascinating insight into the 'Home Front' and news from the 'front'. Other chapters contain stories of various individuals who served, the progress of the territorials, the role of women, life in the schools, and the local military convalescent hospitals.

This large format book, of almost 350 pages and 135 illustration, is available from The Bookcase in Lowdham, Tel: 0115 9664143.



This year is the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings, so the Nottinghamshire County Show are marking this event with special displays, demonstrations and activities commemorating this major feat of arms.

Organisers of the County Show are particularly pleased to have a Sherman Tank on display as these were used by the Sherwood Rangers who landed with these tanks on Gold beach. Commonly known as 'swimming' tanks they were launched into the sea many miles from shore, then 'swam' to shore whereupon they acted as a normal tank.

Alongside exhibition boards featuring many local stories and a rolling film about the Normandy Landings there will be a super display of military vehicles including a Fordson Fire Engine kindly loaned from RAF Scampton Fire fighting Museum; a Morris Commercial Army Truck travelling from Wisbech and a Jeep with a trailed gun from Peterborough. An Austin K2 Ambulance and a Caterpillar D4 Bulldozer both saw action on the Normandy beaches and will take pride of place within the display. In fact the Ambulance and its owner Chris Carter from Spalding will be returning to France in June as part of the commemoration services taking place there.

To obviate the need to transport petrol across the Channel where it could be exposed to air and submarine attack, a rubber hose codenamed PLUTO (Pipeline Under The Ocean) pumped petrol via two routes along the floor of the English Channel to France - "Bambi" ran from the Isle of Wight to Cherbourg and "Dumbo" ran from Dungeness to Boulogne. Each pipe could delivery 56,000 imperial gallons per 24 hours and the high quality oil was supplied from oil fields in Eakring, near

Newark. Staff from the Duke's Wood Oil Museum will be on hand to tell visitors more about this local, top secret facility right on our doorstep.
Seven Lincolnshire and four Nottinghamshire members of the Normandy Veterans Association will be special guests at the Show. Show Manager Jayne Olney said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome and host these veterans at our Show and share our thoughts with them regarding this important piece of our country's history."

But if you want to get involved with some action then the Living History World War11 encampment is just the place. See the Company Headquarters and Quartermaster's tent housing all the equipment, the field kitchen with its "ground friendly" cooking equipment and talk to the Company Command Post as men go about their daily activities and training on the home front prior to being stationed in Europe. Children can have go at mine detecting and drill whilst other demonstrations will include Land Army milking and WW11 farriers making nails and other farm related items linked to agriculture.

All this and not forgetting the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight who will perform flypasts on both days of the show. On Saturday the Dakota will mark the moment at approximately 12.20pm and on Sunday the famous Merlin engine of the Spitfire will be heard as it makes a low level pass just after 2pm

Advance tickets cost £12 each and if you want to buy your tickets in person then go to the Newark Showground; the Newark Advertiser offices; the Newark Information Centre; the Nottinghamshire Tourist Information Centre or Ollerton Tourist Centre.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
Or on telephone by contacting the Showground on 01636 705796

Children under the age of 17 years go free, there is free car parking and free grandstand seating. On the gate tickets are priced at £16 each.

The Palace Theatre Newark's new brochure for summer is out now and brings with it a fresh new look for the theatre. A new logo and brochure design are launched, alongside the new season of shows, which runs from May to September.

Season highlights include:

Suggs on Thursday 1st May with 'My Life Story in Word and Music'. The Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious yet moving, one man tour de force playing to rave reviews.

This is followed on Wednesday 21st May with Formby. In a unique one-man performance, following George Formby's rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain's biggest stars. Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life. Featuring many of his classic hits performed live including: Blackpool Rock, Leaning on a Lamppost, When I'm Cleaning Windows, TT Races, and many more.

Immortal Chi takes the stage on Wednesday 28th May. Direct from China, and created by the team behind the renowned Shaolin Warriors, Immortal Chi is a brand new spectacular fusion of jaw dropping Martial Arts, amazing multi-media images, fabulous costumes and original live music.

Marty Wilde enters the Palace on Thursday 12th June. Having begun his career in 1957, Marty was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and groundbreaking rock'n'roll years. Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.

Entertaining Mr Sloane arrives on Tuesday 24th June. Written by Joe Orton, this 50th anniversary production is presented by London Classic Theatre, the team behind Beloved.
On Wednesday 2nd July Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy.

The Sooty Show on Thursday 31st July promises a spectacular mix of magic, music and mess – guaranteed giggles for Sooty fans, old and new. Plus, there's a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.
Beyond the Barricade is back by overwhelming public demand and celebrating its 15th fantastic year with a sensational new show for 2014. Beyond the Barricade recreates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity and features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables, and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the 02 Arena. Taking place on Saturday 20th September.

Finally The Lindisfarne Story on Thursday 25th September is a celebration of the Tyneside band's music and achievements. The show is devised, written and performed by drummer/founder member Ray Laidlaw, and Billy Mitchell, front man for the final eight years of the group.

The brochure also looks ahead to forthcoming autumn shows including Joan Armatrading on 8th November and Moscow State Ballet's Nutcracker 19th November.

Theatre Manager, Carys Coulton-Jones, says, "we are delighted to present another season of exceptional entertainment here at the Palace. We have some great shows to look forward to for all tastes and preferences and we're really confident that you'll enjoy whatever you choose to come and see over this summer season".

Of the new logo and brochure design, she went on to say, "following the great news at the start of the year that the Palace would be retained by Newark and Sherwood District Council moving forwards, we felt now was the perfect time to freshen up our logo and brochure and we're thrilled with the results".

The new brochure is available now via the usual outlets or online at www.palacenewark.com and tickets for all shows are on sale now.


Daisies Day Nursery has been hosting a mother and baby group for parents and babies at their Lowdham setting for a few months now. It has been so successful and beneficial to the babies (and mums!) that they have decided to extend the invitation to mums and babies who are not registered with the setting.

It can sometimes be quite isolating as a new mum so it's nice to be able to come to a home from home environment to swap stories and gain advice from other mums or just to sit and chat! If you would like to share our baby group on Friday afternoons between 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm feel free to pop along to our nursery at 63 Main Street, Lowdham.

Nottinghamshire's county-wide Open Studios events are running again, this time between 3rd May and 15th June, with over 150 artists & makers taking part.

Nottingham based music education charity, Music for Everyone, is recruiting for singers to join their daytime choir in Southwell.

Creative youngsters in Nottinghamshire are being asked to produce a 60 second broadcast advert on saving energy as part of the new nationwide 'E.ON uCreate Competition'.

The competition is open to primary and secondary schools as well as youth groups. Entrants are invited to write, produce, record and submit a minute-long TV or radio advert encouraging people to save energy at home.

Creators of the advert selected as the overall winning entry will have their submission professionally produced by major broadcasting company UTV Media. The ad will then feature on E.ON's YouTube channel, with the successful group or school also winning an iPad.

Amy Cross, Senior Community Relations Executive, at E.ON, said: "Our competition gives youngsters the chance to use their artistic skills and get a real insight into how the advertising world works, while also encouraging them and their local communities to use no more energy than they need.

"We're keen for local youngsters to get inspired, innovative and imaginative and want to get as many schools and youth groups involved as possible. There are lots of ways that people can save energy at home and we can't wait to start judging the entries."

E.ON has teamed up with uCreate to run the competition. uCreate provides youngsters with a work-related introduction to the tools of the media. The competition is part of E.ON's commitment to helping educate communities about energy and how to better control their energy use.

Adam Stebbing, Community Partnership Project Manager at uCreate, said: "Saving energy is a really important topic at the moment so it's great that we can work with E.ON to give young people this unique real world opportunity. Together we're offering kids a great chance to get involved with two of the UK's biggest industries – media and energy."

The competition is open for applications until Friday 23rd May. Interested schools and youth groups should visit ucreateproject.com to register and for Terms and Conditions.

Just in time for the better weather, the refurbished Cathedral Shop and Refectory will re-open to the public on Saturday 26th April.

Thirty people rolled up on 1st April, eager to get their hands dirty in the new Education Garden of the Bishop's Palace in Southwell.

BBC Radio Nottingham is launching recruitment for the BBC's biggest ever apprenticeship scheme.

The new 15 month scheme will be run by the BBC Academy in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton College, and will culminate in a Level 3 apprenticeship in Journalism, certified by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).  It will offer 45 local apprenticeships in BBC local radio stations as well as in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of the corporation's commitment to open up its employment and recruitment to people from the broadest possible range of backgrounds and communities.

Would-be Local Apprentices will be non-graduates who demonstrate that they are creative, news-aware, and are passionate and knowledgeable about their local area.

Successful candidates will start on 29th September when, after an initial 6-8 week training period, they will work as Apprentice Broadcast Assistants in 39 English local radio stations and 2 in Wales, or 4 Apprentice Content Assistants in radio stations each in Scotland and Northern Ireland (two in each). Once the apprentices have completed the scheme, they will be able to apply for jobs in these roles.

Applications for the scheme open this month (April) and interviews will be scheduled in July. You can register your interest in the Local Apprentice scheme by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..