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New general charity shop opens in Worksop

14th February 2019
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Bible Health Missions

A new general charity shop has been opened in Old Drill Hall, Colbeck/Shaw Street, Worksop S80 1SJ, by Bible4health Missions. It will sell new and used items including cards, vehicles, antiques, books, small house and office furniture, as well as offering space to play indoor games, enjoy coffee/tea and contests and much more. read more

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw can help you cut energy bills and save you money

13th February 2019
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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw, is a local charity who can provide independent, confidential and free advice to local people who may need extra support with their energy bills, particularly the elderly or those on low incomes. This advice is called Energy Best Deal extra (EBDx). read more

Shireoaks and District WI

13th February 2019
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Shireoaks and District WI

In December, the Shireoaks and District WI Christmas party took place on their usual meeting date but was at Shireoaks Sports and Social Club and was a huge success. Members all brought a contribution to the buffet meal — so much so that a lot of people went home with enough food to see them over the next day. read more

Dukeries Community Band

12th February 2019
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Dukeries Community Band

The Dukeries Community Band are delighted to announce a Band Playalong Day which will take place on Saturday 9th March at the Dukeries Academy, New Ollerton. The Playalong will be open to woodwind, brass and percussion players of grade 3 and above and is open to students of secondary school age and adults. read more

Salvation Army Worksop

11th February 2019
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Salvation Army Worksop

The Salvation Army at Worksop have changed the time of their Sunday morning meeting to 11.00am.
Their hall on Newcastle Avenue is also home to: read more

Debut at swim meet

11th February 2019
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Bassetlaw Swim Squad

Bassetlaw Swim Squad is making its Swim England Winter Meet debut. The squad’s Jessica Gillatt, of Retford Swimming Club and Bubble Design, is taking part in the 100m BR while Lucy Gratton of Worksop College and Worksop Dolphins is competing in the 100m individual medley. They are two of more than 850 swimmers to compete in the event, which sees 160 clubs take part from across the country. read more

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

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

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

Whitwell and District WI

7th February 2019
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Whitwell and District WI

At the January meeting of Whitwell WI, the speaker was Jack Hurry, who talked about his entry to the police force after he left the RAF until retirement. They heard lots of funny stories including, when in his senior position, he was asked by the Queen if she could try out the women’s holding cells in the new courthouse. read more