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Pilgrims Festival 2020 – Online Babworth Arts Exhibition

24th November 2020
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Pilgrim Roots

The Pilgrims Festival Babworth Art Exhibition has gone online! This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ arrival in North America and the exhibition can be viewed at www.pilgrimroots.co.uk/babworth-arts-festival/ until Saturday 28th November 2020. If the number of visits is high enough, it may be extended – so why not visit today? read more

The Screen at Retford Little Theatre

24th November 2020
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The Screen at Retford Little Theatre

The Screen at Retford Little Theatre had hoped to make a return to showing films in October, but regrettably this has had to be delayed. The decision has been taken in line with current recommendations not to open the theatre for public performance for the time being, with a review in the new year. read more

Wildlife talks online

21st November 2020
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North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

It is November and the North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is still unable to hold meetings but there is some good news! The South Notts group is offering online talks via Zoom and if anyone wishes to join a talk, they are welcome (although places will be limited so early booking is recommended). read more

Critical operation for Milo

20th November 2020
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

It has been another busy couple of weeks at the local RSPCA animal centre. New arrivals include little Milo, who was in a terrible state with matted fur and a severe bacterial ear infection. Milo was given a trial on strong antibiotics, but sadly Milo’s condition worsened and now he needs surgery. read more

Fantastic Fledgelings… a heartfelt thanks to you!

20th November 2020
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Community Focus

A special blend of colourful fun and good cheer graced our local streets recently! There were smiles and a few tears, when families in Laneham and the surrounding area whose children are moving up from the charity-run Fledgelings Preschool, were treated to a visit from the team. read more

Retford Ramblers

17th November 2020
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Retford Ramblers

You’re welcome to join Retford Ramblers Group on any of their walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, lively conversation and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
They are out rambling on most Sundays throughout the year in various locations. Their central meeting point is Chapelgate Car Park in Retford, usually for a 9.30am departure. read more

Retford U3A

14th November 2020
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Retford U3A

The Retford U3A are getting to grips with life now as we know it. At least six of their interest groups are keeping in touch with each other, by using emails, Zoom, Skype and small numbers meeting outside, sticking strictly to social distancing. read more

Bassetlaw Railway Society

14th November 2020
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Bassetlaw Railway Society

This is usually the time of year when the Bassetlaw Railway Society announces the line-up of exhibitors and traders for its annual Model Railway Exhibition, held in the splendid surroundings of Retford Town Hall. read more

Local triathletes back out competing against the professionals

14th November 2020
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Bassetlaw Triathlon Club

After five months of Covid lockdown and only a few weeks of indoor training, local triathletes from the Bassetlaw Triathlon Club were competing in the prestigous Outlaw X event held in the grounds of Thoresby Hall. The event provides triathletes of all abilities the opportunity to race on a truly beautiful course. read more

Have yourself a merry little tipple & mince pie

13th November 2020
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North Notts NSPCC

This year has been difficult for everyone. It has been especially hard on children, not going to school or seeing their friends; for some school is a safe place. It’s hard to imagine how it was for children who were already in dangerous situations. Some were stuck at home with their abusers, with no one to confide in. read more