We’re taking a break – but we will be back!

Here at Radio Newark, the team is continuing to keep you entertained and informed during these troublesome times, broadcasting 24/7 as always.

But unfortunately it’s not so easy where Girls Around Town is concerned…

Your favourite Sunday morning slot relies on lots of lovely guests giving up their time to pop into the studio, sharing their stories, both personal and professional, with listeners in live, face-to-face interviews every weekend.

Under normal circumstances, social distancing is the very last thing on on the minds of JuneRosalynRachel and Claire but at the moment circumstances are far from normal of course.

And since the wellbeing of those guests – and of the girls themselves – has to come first, it’s with heavy hearts that Newark’s Fab Four have decided to take a bit of a break.

But don’t despair – just like Arnold Schwarzenegger, they’ll be back!!

Initially, the show will be off air from Sunday 22 March until the end of April, with the option to extend the break further as necessary.

Looking on the bright side, in its place the lovely Ady Crampton‘s show will be broadcast on both FM and DAB – while the girls are away, Ady will play!!

And there’s more…

Some of the stories that would ordinarily have been aired on the show will now be covered in Sunday Best, a new online magazine that was already in the pipeline anyway, along with extra features designed to keep you connected with the GAT team and the other members of its community.

You’ll be able to access it here on the website, free of charge – just watch this space for details of Issue 1, coming soon.

In the meantime, don’t forget to keep an eye on the show’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram feeds for regular posts and pics. And if you’re missing those Sunday morning chats with guests, why not hop over to the podcast page and listen to one or two of the interviews you may have missed?

Above all, please take care and stay safe – looking forward to making a comeback soon but till then, please continue to support Radio Newark by turning on and tuning in

Big hugs to you all –

June, Rosalyn, Rachel & Claire xxxx

Swap till you drop

IMPORTANT UPDATE – TUESDAY 17 MARCH

This event has now been postponed until later in the year – watch this space for further updates as they become available….


Did you know that nearly two-thirds of women have unworn clothes languishing in their wardrobes?

Or that a survey carried out last summer estimated that in 2019 British shoppers would on average buy 28 items of clothing but only wear just over half of them?

And that doesn’t take into account all the clothes they buy that are worn a few times and then. for whatever reason, are destined never to see the light of day again.

As March draws to a close, you’re probably already thinking about spring cleaning – it’s time to clear out the clutter and those wardrobes are as good a place as any to make a start.

Especially if giving them a good decluttering not only offers you the chance to swap what you don’t want for something that you do but raises much-needed money for local charities into the bargain…

Well, here’s how you can do just that – instead of shopping till you drop, why not swap till you drop?!

It’s known as swishing and if you want a chance to give it a go, the place to head for on Saturday 21 March is Newark Golf Club, where SWISH 2020 will be open from 12 noon to 3pm.

Admission is just £10 per person, payable by making your donation here, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Beaumond House Community HospiceThe Children’s Bereavement Centre and the British Heart Foundation.

Just bring along your good quality clothes, shoes and accessories on the day, making sure your name’s on them so the organisers know you’ve already paid the entry fee.

Then get ready to do your purse – not to mention the planet and the three charities – a favour while injecting a little new life into your wardrobe…

Don’t shop, swap!

Swishing – a frock-swapping event that’s a fun and frugal way to pick up some new clothes and accessories but is also ethically and environmentally sound too

Choc(k) full of fun

IMPORTANT UPDATE – THURSDAY 19 MARCH

Due to the current situation, the event below has unfortunately been cancelled


Do you fancy your chances of being crowned Newark‘s new Star Baker next month?

Have you got the skills – and the chocolate! – to walk away with the title when Newark Does Bake Off returns to Ann et Vin on Sunday 19 April?

Whether you want to bring along your best bake or just your appetite, find out more on next weekend’s show when Ann Hayes joins the Girls Around Town to talk about what’s in store,

Entries will be judged in three different categories – best decorated one-tier cake, best children’s bake (open to under 16s) and of course best chocolate cake – and whether you’re planning on being a baker or a taster, tickets are just £10 each.

Doors open at 12 noon for entrants to set up and the all-important judging, then the equally important tasting will get under way at 1pm.

With all the proceeds from the event going to the Stand Up For Cancer campaign, it’s the perfect opportunity to help raise funds for this much-loved charity while enjoying a bit of Sunday afternoon fun – what’s not to like about that?

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday when Ann will be sharing all the details with June and Claire.

In the meantime, you’ll find more about the event here and if you’re a would-be star baker you might want to get a little bit of inspiration from the contestants of The Great Celebrity British Bake Off, who’ll be making their first appearance in the famous tent on Channel 4 at 8pm on Tuesday 10 March

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