Love local – shop local – without leaving home!

Almost a week since the second national lockdown was lifted and, even though the whole of Nottinghamshire is still in Tier 3, isn’t it great to be able to support all those independent shops and businesses in person again?

But what if you can’t get out and about as much as you’d like to, if you can’t get to the shops to finish that all-important Christmas shopping?

Fear not – Emma Holden, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, has the answer you’re looking for…

Thanks to Shop Newark Online there’s a brand new, easy and convenient way to shop the high street from the comfort of your own home!

Emma will be on the phone to June just after 11.20am to talk about the website she recently launched, where you’ll find everything from food to fashion, sweet treats to toys, hair to home and lots more besides.

“Here in Newark we’re so lucky to have a wonderful selection of independent retailers selling a variety of beautiful products and now more than ever it’s important to give them all the support we can,” she says.

Find out how to do just that by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening online on Sunday

What’s the betting June won’t be the only one heading over to Shop Newark Online to get those orders in when the show finishes at 12 noon?!!

A bit of seasonal Sanity on Sunday

Have you bought your 2020 Christmas jumper yet? Perhaps you’ve already starting wearing it?

Full disclosure here from June – she’s never bought one, never worn one and has no intention of ever doing so…

But she couldn’t help being intrigued by this recent post on Rosalyn Palmer‘s website – and what perfect timing, with Ros back on the show this weekend!

If like her you want to find out what Ros has to say about Christmas jumpers being all about connection, make sure you’re listening in this weekend, when she’ll be on the phone to the studio to explain all.

It’s part of her regular Sanity on Sunday slot, starting just after 11.10am, when she’ll also have an update on her recent move to Lincolnshire and how she’s been adapting her coaching and wellbeing business during these strange times.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for all this and more from the Girls Around Town

But what’s the biggest question of all and the first one June will be asking when Ros joins her?

It’s obvious really – even though she’ll only be heard and not seen, is Ros sitting there at the other end of the phone wearing her own seasonal sweater??

Zooming in on health and hospitality

Things were very different when Johanna Thompson first joined the Girls Around Town to talk about the meetings and events organised by the Wellness Network for people working in the health and wellbeing industry.

Back in September 2019, she and Kayleigh Langley were both in the studio chatting face to face with June, something that’s definitely off the agenda these days of course.

But that’s not stopping her bringing everyone up to date with the group’s activities this Sunday, when she’ll be on the phone from just after 11.20am with all the latest news…

Like many groups in the region, around the country and across the world, their regular meetings these days are now held online. And they’re on Sunday mornings too, from 10am to 11am, so no doubt Johanna will be talking about the one she hosted while June was busy bringing you the first hour of your favourite weekend show here on 107.8FM!

If you work in the hospitality business, you’ll definitely want to hear what she has to say about new meetings in the pipeline designed specifically for you. With special guest speakers sharing ideas and offering support, they could be just what you need right now and they’ll be absolutely free to join.

Make sure you’re tuned in or listening online to find out more about these and other upcoming Wellness Network meetings…

And don’t miss the latest news about a very special event taking place on Sunday afternoon, when Radio Newark joins forces with the town and district councils, local artists and local schools to bring you live on air and online coverage of Newark’s Virtual Christmas Lights Switch On!