The Italian job

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Could there possibly be a better job than this? Who wouldn’t want to spend their time eating their way round Italy?!

June for one would be at the front of the queue for the post and Tina and Sue wouldn’t be far behind. But sad to say, next Sunday’s guest got there first…

From gelato in San Gimignano to donkey stew in Mantova, Jane Keightley’s been there, tried them and written about them – along with a host of other culinary delights – in her blog, Mrs K Eats Her Way Around Italy.

She’ll be in the studio next weekend to talk about what inspired her to set out on her travels, sharing a few of her favourite moments and no doubt comparing notes with the Girls Around Town about their own choices of dishes to die for!

Although Italy is her first love, Jane’s a big fan of her home county of Lincolnshire too and she’s made it her mission to spread the word about the many jewels in its crown, so often overlooked by travel magazines and guides.

She’s determined to prove that it’s not just ‘flat, boring and full of cabbage fields’ and that once you visit it, you’ll never view Lincolnshire in the same way again!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday when Jane joins June, Tina and Sue for a whistle-stop tour of two very different but equally enticing destinations.

Getting women back into work

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If you’re a woman looking to get back on the employment ladder, you’ll know there’s a lot more to it than just updating your CV and popping down to the nearest job centre or employment agency.

Sorting out common problems such as child care, transport and gaps in your digital skills are just a few of the things you need to consider before you even get that far. But where do you turn if you need help making sure you’re ready to take the next step?

Well, if you live in North Kesteven and you’re unemployed or have been out of the job market for some time, the answer’s easy. You need to get involved in Succeeding Together

Part of the three-year Greater Lincolnshire MOVE project, it’s designed to create opportunities for you to get together in small groups across the county to learn new skills, develop your confidence and share your experiences of getting back into work or setting up a business.

Find out more by joining the Girls Around Town next weekend, when Fiona White of Community Lincs explains just what’s on offer, from free access to five monthly development sessions for each group, use of the My WorkSearch tool, referrals to women’s business networks, introductions to a range of business advice services and more.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday 19 February  to hear how working together can give you all the advice and support you need to succeed together…

Let’s get digital

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It’s official – Radio Newark will be getting digital from 7am tomorrow, Monday 14 November, when the new DAB service launches on Breakfast with Matt and Vicky.

Which means you’ll be able to listen to all your favourite shows – including Girls Around Town, of course – not only in and around Newark but across the whole of Lincolnshire too!

June, Tina and Sue (and all their lovely guests) will be live on FM and on DAB from 10am to 12 noon every Sunday from 20 November. So spread the word – tell your families, friends and colleagues – and don’t forget to hit the ‘Scan’ button on your DAB radio tomorrow morning.

Oh and by the way, you can still listen online if you’re even further afield…