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Make the world better, with chocolate!

10th February 2019
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Fairtrade 4 Bassetlaw

Any new year resolutions to give up chocolate have probably been abandoned by now. Good thing too. Fairtrade Fortnight — 25th February to 10th March — is focusing on cocoa producers this year and needs your support. ‘Fairtrade for Bassetlaw’ activists are currently looking at what will be going on locally and hoping that the district will embrace the message with enthusiasm. read more

Retford lifesavers strike gold down under

9th February 2019
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Retford and District Lifesavers

Local lifesavers, who regularly attend Retford Leisure Centre, have returned home with gold after competing in the 2018 Lifesaving Championships in Australia. Held in Adelaide, the event sees more than 7,000 people from across the globe compete in categories across beach events, ocean and swimming pool races. read more

Retford Hub needs you!

8th February 2019
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Retford Hub

The Hub has space for wonderful original artwork, painted by local artists. They accept any media and subject suitable for display in a family setting! All sizes are considered. It is free to hang but 35% commission is taken on a sale.
They ask that the art is mounted and framed complete with D Rings to hang. Please contact the Hub on 01777 860414 for more information. read more

What’s on at Rampton Village Hall

8th February 2019
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Rampton Village Hall

There is lots happening at Rampton Village Hall. read more

Good news for Frack Free Tinker Lane

8th February 2019
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Frack Free Tinker Lane

The New Year saw the Frack Free Tinker Lane protesters celebrate since before Christmas. This is because the fracking company Igas announced on 17th December that the planned drilling depth had been reached, however, disappointingly the Bowland Shale had not been found! read more

Doncaster Spanish Society

8th February 2019
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Doncaster Spanish Society

Doncaster Spanish Society invites you to ‘An Evening of Spanish Guitar Music’ on Friday 15th February from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. This will be a performance by the talented and popular guitarist, Andrew Clegg. Andrew’s music will include classical Spanish, Flamenco and Latin rhythms. read more

Winter wildlife gardening

7th February 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

So far this winter we’ve only occasionally had to endure icy cold temperatures and this, combined with the unseasonably dry weather, may tempt you to make a start on tidying your garden ready for spring. With late blooms still in flower and catkins bursting through, the temptation might be difficult to resist, but if you want your garden to be a haven for wildlife, I’d urge you to leave many of the jobs till spring arrives proper. read more

Urban ecology talk

7th February 2019
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North Notts Wildlife Trust

Dr Philip Warren of Sheffield University will give a talk about urban ecology at the February meeting of the North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. They are very pleased to welcome Dr Warren who is a Professor of Ecology, in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield. read more

Retford Ladies Probus Club

7th February 2019
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Retford Ladies Probus Club

Retford Ladies Probus Club ended the year with the annual luncheon at Ye Olde Bell. Norman Palmer entertained members with his take on the Christmas Lectures, when he practically made some ladies’ hair stand on end! They also had fun entertaining ourselves in December with carols, quizzes, wine and cakes. read more

The Inner Wheel Club of Retford

7th February 2019
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The Inner Wheel Club of Retford

As the New Year begins, it is time to get back to our routines and for the Inner Wheel Club of Retford, it starts with the celebration of International Inner Wheel Day on 10th January. This date marks the founding of the club worldwide.
Founder Margarette Golding, was born in Wales in Blaenau Festiniog at 134 High Street, on 20th November 1881. A plaque to her memory was put up in 2017. read more