Cycle race takes in Tour de Dumbles

Many of the world’s top cyclists will zip through the dumbles landscape in early September, on part of the Nottinghamshire stage of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain. Described as the largest free-to-attend sporting event in the UK this year,…

Floralands back in business

NEWS reaches us that Floralands garden centre re-opens today, Monday 16 July 2018. Director Jackie Loftus tells dumbles.co.uk that “the whole site, cafe, gifts and garden, has reopened. The plant sales area may be opening a little later in the…

The end for Floralands

Floralands, a garden centre and visitor attraction in Catfoot Lane Lambley, is to close.Its owner, Home and Garden Group, was placed in administration on 27 March 2018. Floralands had been operated since the 1980s and was part of the business…

Olympic swimming hopeful wins local support

A BID for Olympic glory by local swimming star Rosie Rudin has been given a boost with the donation of a car by local Peugeot dealer John Harrison (Lowdham) Ltd. The team at John Harrison tell dumbles.co.uk they are delighted…

Lowdham to host national Harry Potter quiz heat

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury is organising a national quiz to mark the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book in 1997, and one of the 20 regional heats is to be held in Lowdham. The Bookcase has been selected…