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Half Term Family Fun at The Palace

Half Term Family Fun at The Palace

This Half Term, The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells will kick off its yearly programme of Family Activities with two child-friendly events. For 2016 the Palace has moved its Family Activity Days to Fridays due to the popularity of the events, previously held on Wednesdays, in 2015. Events & Exhibitions Manager, Jonathan Sawyer, said “During 2015 we saw a huge increase in the numbers a... »

Visit The Grand Appeal’s Hong Kong hounds this half term!

Visit The Grand Appeal’s Hong Kong hounds this half term!

If you’re looking for a cracking way to entertain the kids this half term, why not visit The Grand Appeal’s brand new ‘Gromit Unleashed’ exhibition? This exciting international exhibition features Gromit sculptures that have never been on display in the UK before, making it a paw-fect pit stop for ‘Gromit Unleashed’ fans of all ages! There are 16 sculptures to discover at the charity’s shop at The... »

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME at the Playhouse Theatre!

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME at the Playhouse Theatre!

From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the ‘music and magic’ of the early 60’s, a time when each passing week brought another Rock ‘n’ Roll classic. This nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music’s golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of ’63. The productio... »

Celebrity faces at the Playhouse Theatre’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!

Celebrity faces at the Playhouse Theatre’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT’s Lucy Kay will play the Narrator in the upcoming 2016 touring production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, starring X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry, from 26th January. Full cast to be announced. Full info and tour dates on www.josephthemusical.com Lucy Kay scored her first number one album in 2014, after her stunning debut album ‘Fantasia’ shot straight to the to... »

Regional health system update

Regional health system update

Health leaders have formally stood down ‘black escalation’ status for the local health system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire following a detailed review of system pressures this morning (Friday 29 January). Although there are signs of improvement the system remains under considerable pressure and health and care partners continue to work closely together to manage capacity an... »

Help make Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park safer to visit

Help make Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park safer to visit

Each year Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park welcomes over 120,000 visitors through its doors, crossing over the bridge at Great Western Railway line in Pixash Lane. The road itself narrows to just one lane, and is very steep, causing a blind spot, to cross. There have been numerous accidents caused on this particular part of the road with residents and visitors both being affected and the ow... »

Health leaders ask public to use A&E only in an emergency

Health leaders ask public to use A&E only in an emergency

Health leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are urging people to use A&E for genuine life-threatening emergencies only, following high levels of demand for services across the local health system. System leaders declared ‘black escalation’ status on Monday meaning that there is severe pressure on health and care services requiring decisive action by all partners to mai... »

Care Academy training course 22nd Feb

Care Academy training course 22nd Feb

The Care Academy offers a 3 week training programme with the chance to gain a recognised care qualification and food hygiene and health and safety certificates. We will also help with childcare and transport and you are guaranteed an interview with Alliance Living Care. The course begins on Monday 22 February and will cover: Introduction to Care Sector – where you can gain a Level 1 City and Guild... »

Gold for school meals

Gold for school meals

School meals in North Somerset remain top notch according to a food standard award. North Somerset’s main school meal provider Edwards and Ward have received the Gold Food Standard from the Soil Association for their primary menu from December 2015 to December 2016. This is the fourth year they have been accredited with this prestigious award which means that pupils in 57 primary schools are recei... »

North Somerset – Local residents cash in their vouchers for free fun, fitness and friendship

North Somerset – Local residents cash in their vouchers for free fun, fitness and friendship

Just over 16 months after North Somerset Council’s Go4Free voucher scheme launched in Weston-super-Mare, local people are telling their stories of better health and happiness. The scheme offers inactive people in the town the chance to access a range of local sport and exercise groups for free with up to 10 full price vouchers. If these are used in good time, then participants can access a further... »

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