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'Tis (sadly) the season to start a health kick. Here's our pick of fitness classes near you.

Fancy indulging your inner book critic? Spending some time between the pages of a novel? Or maybe meeting some of the authors who wrote them? Here's our lowdown on some of the best bookish bonanzas, large and small.

Fancy a summer day out with the grandchildren? Look no further than the Tractor Ted Farm Show, taking place in Wiltshire this June. We happen to have 5 family tickets to give away.

Gransnet Chelmsford has nabbed local exercise expert and founder of Move It or Lose It!, Julie Robinson, to answer all your questions about keeping fit after 50. Post your questions by noon on 23 July to be in with a chance of winning one of 10 Move It or Lose It! exercise DVDs.

Learn about the history of your local area by sharing your historic pictures with other gransnetters. We're kicking it off with Colchester.

We hear from some of our Local Editors on the best bits of running a Gransnet Local site. From working in pyjamas, to building deeper links with the community, there are plenty of bonuses.

You each have a Gransnet Local site, and we're looking for gransnetters to contribute a host of interesting guest blog posts to each one. If you fancy giving it a try, just find your local site and have a quick look to see if there's a Local Editor in charge of it. If so, drop them an email using the 'contact' button under their profile picture. If your site is still in need of an editor, just email us at

Autumn is shaping up to be one heck of an eventful season, and Gransnet has got you covered. From food festivals to scary fun for Halloween, see what's on in a city (or village) near you!

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