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Fairtrade and fairly traded

28th November 2017
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Fairtrade Bassetlaw

Fairtrade for Bassetlaw wish to apologise to Sainsbury’s supermarkets for wrongly stating that they no longer offer Fairtrade bananas in our editorial submission to October 2017’s Retford Life and Worksop Life. In fact, Sainsbury’s only stock Fairtrade bananas, have been doing so for several years and remain the biggest retailer of Fairtrade certified goods — they deserve praise for that! read more

Edwinstowe celebrates Charter of the Forest anniversary

27th November 2017
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Community Focus

The Charter of the Forest is a charter that re-established for free men, rights of access to the royal forest that had been eroded by William the Conqueror and his heirs. The 10-year old King Henry III originally sealed it in England in 1217. Many famous historians view this charter as the companion document to the Magna Carta. read more

Retford Life November 2017 edition competition winner!

24th November 2017
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winners from our November 2017 edition! read more

Retford Scout Christmas Post

24th November 2017
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Retford Scouts

Retford Scout Christmas Post would like to remind customers that their Christmas postal service will be open for business this year. The price of a special Retford Scout Christmas Post stamp will remain less than half price of first class post. read more

An evening of animal communication

24th November 2017
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All Ears Rescue

You are invited to a Mind, Body and Spirit Fundraising Fayre and an Evening of Animal Communication and Mediumship at Ranby Village Hall in December. The events take place on Saturday 2nd December, from 10.00am to 6.00pm and from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and will raise funds for the All Ears Rescue charity in Elkesley. read more

Don’t be alone on Christmas Day

23rd November 2017
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Grove Street Methodist Church, Retford

Join volunteers for your traditional Christmas Day Dinner at Grove Street Methodist Church, Retford on 25th December at 12.30pm. This is a free meal, financed by Retford Rotary Club and Retford Lions, for those people who may be alone or who may struggle to prepare a meal or are just a bit hard up. read more

Autumn in East Markham

23rd November 2017
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East Markham

The early Autumn events that took place in East Markham during September and October this year went extremely well, retaining their energy and popularity. The second Sunday of September is always the East Markham Village Show and the first Sunday of October is always East Markham Apple Day. read more

Final Pies, Peas and Performance events for the year

23rd November 2017
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Pies, Peas and Performance

The two remaining events this year for Pies, Peas and Performances are: read more

North and South Wheatley Local History Group

23rd November 2017
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North and South Wheatley Local History Group

On Monday 18th September, North and South Wheatley Local History Group members were joined by Lynda Hotchkiss. Lynda set the scene of the ‘Turnpike Murder’ explaining that members were to act first as a coroner’s ‘jury’ and then as the jury in the Assizes. read more

Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts

22nd November 2017
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Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts

Do you like old time dancing, or just listening to a professional theatre organist play? Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts hold a monthly dance and concert, usually on the last weekend of every month (dancing on the Saturday evening, with a concert on Sunday afternoon) and are inviting visitors to join them. read more