Monthly Archives: February 2018

Bad news for workers as Toys R Us and Maplin fall into administration

Bad news for workers as Toys R Us and Maplin fall into administration

News channels are reporting that both Toys R Us and Maplin have both entered on administration today putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk.
Administrator, Moorfields, is managing the wind down of Toys R Us and is still hoping to find a buyer for parts of the business, while PwC is overseeing Maplin. The toy store, whose US counter part had already entered administration, mostly runs large out-of-town stores and has struggled to keep pace with shifts in shopping habits as Britons increasingly buy toys online or in supermarket aisles.

Maplin has also reported it has gone into administration following failed talks with Phillip Day, who owns businesses such as Peacocks and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill. It has been reported that Maplin has 200 stores across the UK.

NCT nearly new sale

NCT nearly new sale

NCT North East Somerset branch volunteers are busy planning their next NCT Nearly New Sale, offering excellent quality used baby and children’s items.  Baby products on the high street can be pricey, but shoppers at the NCT sale can save up to 75% on the price of most goods. The Spring Sale is a Nearly… Read More…

B&NES Council releases statement on Foxhill site

The controversial plans for Curo’s Foxhill site in Bath which has now seen redevelopment of the area halted. Bath & North East Somerset Council has now released the following statement. They said: “Bath and North East Somerset Council is aware that Curo have taken the decision to stop their comprehensive redevelopment of the Foxhill housing… Read More…

Council trialling road changes in Odd Down

Council trialling road changes in Odd Down

Drivers are being advised about a new road layout being trialled in Odd Down, just outside Bath, which aims to improve traffic flow for all vehicles. Following extensive evaluation of the Odd Down bus lane last year, Bath & North East Somerset Council is trialling the new layout under an experimental traffic order. The new… Read More…

Commuters warned of travel disruption

Commuters warned of travel disruption

Bath and North East Somerset Council  are warning motorists about travel disruption due to works taking place around the city of Bath. Work to repair the historic Cleveland Bridge Toll House has been rescheduled due to cold weather affecting specialist building materials. The two-weeks of repair works were due to start on March 5th, however… Read More…

Wiltshire Council and CCG praised for improving cervical screening attendance

Wiltshire Council and CCG praised for improving cervical screening attendance

Wiltshire Council are among the 20% of local authorities praised by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, for comprehensive and targeted work to improve cervical screening attendance in Wiltshire. However, uptake of cervical screening is decreasing and currently at a 20 year low nationally – which leaves women at an increased risk of developing cancer. Ben Anderson,… Read More…

Bath & North East Somerset Council supports Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Clean Up

Bath & North East Somerset Council supports Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Clean Up

Community groups across the country are joining forces over the weekend of 2nd to 4th March to make our country a nicer place to live, by taking part in the annual national Great British Spring Clean, organised by Keep Britain Tidy. In Bath and North East Somerset, there’s even a boat that’s been hired to help clear… Read More…

People urged to take care as temperatures plummet

People urged to take care as temperatures plummet

It may seem as if every time the weather changes, the news is suddenly filled with dread and scare mongering, but it is important to note that falling temperatures can be dangerous, especially to those who are very young, over 65 or have existing health conditions. People with young children should be aware that ice… Read More…

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