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Jul20

My latest foodie discovery near Retford, North Notts

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My latest foodie discovery near Retford, North Notts

I made a great discovery a couple of weeks ago when I was driving back home from a visit to Retford -  a wonderful fruit and vegetable stall in the centre of Sutton cum Lound village.  It was stocked with such an amazing array of fresh, seasonal vegetables, salads and fruits that I had to stop and buy some!

Jul13

Eat Out to Help Out scheme to help Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs

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Eat Out to Help Out scheme to help Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs

There may be no such thing as a free lunch but 50% off sounds good to us!

Find out which local restaurants, pubs and cafes are participating in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme and where you can get 50% off your meal up to £10 per head, every Monday to Wednesday during August.

Jul13

Your new best friend for going out & about and staying safe

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Your new best friend for going out & about and staying safe

Many pubs, restaurants and attractions are opening up again but, if you’re still wary about going out, there’s now something that might help you feel more confident in visiting them.

Visit England’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ new industry standard may just be your new best friend!

Apr30

Get Ready for VE Day 75th Anniversary!... in Lockdown

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Get Ready for VE Day 75th Anniversary!... in Lockdown

We might not be able to hold street parties and no longer able to join in the host of national and local events that had been planned to mark the VE Day 75th Anniversary, but let's all unite and instead enjoy the celebrations at home and perhaps even hold a party in our front gardens?!  Need some ideas and inspiration? You'll find lots here!

Apr29

Enjoy your Favourite Food from Local Eateries during Lockdown

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Enjoy your Favourite Food from Local Eateries during Lockdown

Missing your favourite pub meals or favourite restaurant food?  You may no longer be able to go for a lunch or night out, but how about enjoying a delicious takeaway meal, or even having the food delivered to your door!

Many of our fabulous North Notts eateries have diversified into offering temporary delivery or takeaway services.  You can enjoy fish and chips, Indian takeaways, Pizzas (complete with bottled beer!), kebabs, bistro-style food, vegan dishes, Sunday Roast Lunches, Pub Dining, Fine Dining, yummy cakes and desserts and much more,  in the comfort of your own home.

Nov30

Free Christmas Parking for Retford & Worksop

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Free Christmas Parking for Retford & Worksop

Great news for shoppers in Retford and Worksop in the run-up to Christmas & over the Christmas to New Year period!

They will be able to take advantage of free parking in both towns in Bassetlaw District Council car parks this December.

Parking will be free from 2pm onwards every day from Monday 2nd December until Wednesday 1st January 2020. 

Nov08

More Than a Makeover for Retford Library

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More Than a Makeover for Retford Library

Retford Library closes its doors at 4pm on Saturday 7 December until Spring 2020 for an exciting and extensive refurbishment project which will improve its facilities and layout and make the library more visible and accessible to everyone.

The refurbishment will create a high quality and sustainable library building whilst still reflecting the building’s heritage.

Oct17

NORTH NOTTS HALLOWEEN EVENTS GUIDE 2019

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NORTH NOTTS HALLOWEEN EVENTS GUIDE 2019

Are you ready for chills and thrills this Halloween across North Nottinghamshire?

There are all sorts of ghoulish goings on this Halloween, from horrifying hauntings in Mansfield to terrifying tales and spooky trails in all our country parks, creepy crafts and other Halloween activities in museums and libraries across the region. Ghost walks in Retford, fright night film in Newark, Halloween Pantos in Worksop & Retford, and even a paranormal investigation at Creswell Crags to experience - come along if you're brave enough...

These are just for starters – check out the full list of hair-raising Halloween events in our In North Notts Halloween Events Guide 2019.

Jun12

IN NORTH NOTTS ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

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 IN NORTH NOTTS ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Do you sometimes wish to plan your diary ahead but hate the idea of missing a particular local festival or special event?

Now you can plan around your favourite major annual events because they're all here!

In North Notts have put together the 'In North Notts Annual Events Calendar' listing all the main events that take place across our region throughout the whole year.

It's a handy and helpful condensed list of events which will be updated on an ongoing basis and available to everyone to use.

May01

Look out for these Exciting Events in Retford!

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Look out for these Exciting Events in Retford!

Have you seen the amazing line-up of big events that are happening in Retford this year?  There’s something for everyone – for families and children, young people, for seniors, for music lovers, car enthusiasts, veterans, walkers, book lovers, history & heritage devotees and, of course, for all of us who love Christmas events!

Most of the events are free to attend and, if you enjoy a great day out, you certainly won’t want to miss them!

Take a look at the list - there are events from May until December.

Dec01

Christmas all Wrapped Up in North Notts!

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Christmas all Wrapped Up in North Notts!

It's that magical time of year when we begin to get into the festive spirit and start to look forward to Christmas, thanks to all the fabulous events that abound in December.

Just like the Christmas elves, we've been working our socks off to bring you the best Christmas 2018 events happening across the North Notts region.

The website currently lists more than 200 festive events during December and new events are being added every day, so make yourself a cuppa, sit down and enjoy discovering all your favourite events coming up this Christmas!

Nov20

Mayflower Pilgrims Festival 2018 in and around Retford

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Mayflower Pilgrims Festival 2018 in and around Retford

The regions of North Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire all come together during November to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims, a number of whom originated from Bassetlaw.

The Mayflower Pilgrims’ Festival starts on Thursday 15th November with a Thanksgiving Dinner in Retford, followed by commemorative events in Worksop, Retford, Babworth, Scrooby, Austerfield, Bawtry and Gainsborough and ends on Sunday 25th with a Pilgrims Fun Run!

Oct22

Haunted Happenings, Eerie Events & Alarming Activities this Halloween

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Haunted Happenings, Eerie Events & Alarming Activities this Halloween

This Halloween prepare to be afraid, very afraid, of all the ghostly goings-on, hair-raising horrors and eerie events that you’ll find across the whole of North Notts!

From ghostly ghoulish workshops, terrifying trails and haunted Halloween parties to creepy crafts, a frightful family fun day and scary Halloween spooftacular pantos, to name but a few of the shockingly spooky events, happening this October!

Just to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the horrifying Halloween happenings here’s a round-up of the best Halloween events you can enjoy in North Nottinghamshire this month.

Aug31

September’s What’s On in North Notts Events Newsletter

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September’s What’s On in North Notts Events Newsletter

Every month we email out our free What’s On Events Newsletter to our newsletter subscribers, bringing them the best upcoming events happening across North Nottinghamshire during the following month.

It’s a quick and easy way to discover lots of brilliant events that you might otherwise not have known about.

Aug24

The Bridge at Clumber Park

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The Bridge at Clumber Park

I, along with many others, was shocked and appalled earlier this year when the Grade II listed, 250 year old bridge at Clumber Park was very badly damaged by a car.

As I live not too far away and am a frequent visitor to the park near Worksop in north Nottinghamshire, I am often asked how the bridge looks now.

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