Somerset News

Search to find Mrs Claus with the X-Factor

Search to find Mrs Claus with the X-Factor

A west country tourist attraction is launching a search to find a traditional Mrs Claus to run it’s Festive Cosy Cottage this winter. Puxton Park, in Hewish, is searching for a person to fill the role of a jolly Mrs Claus, who has the festive X-Factor to bring some Christmas cheer to it’s young visitors.… Read More…

Somerset Rural Life Museum Announces Autumn Programme

Somerset Rural Life Museum Announces Autumn Programme

Somerset Rural Life Museum Announces Autumn Programme – Following a £2.4 million redevelopment, Somerset Rural Life Museum re-opened earlier this year with a fresh new look and a line-up of wonderful events offering real-life experiences inspired by rural traditions. The autumn programme has been announced and includes seasonal celebrations, workshops, courses, talks and exhibitions. The… Read More…

Over £8m invested in Children’s Futures

Over £8m invested in Children’s Futures

An £8m investment in Somerset children’s futures saw pupils and staff returning after the summer break through the doors of two brand new state of the art primary schools this week. Somerset County Council invested over £8m in building two brand new Primary Schools in Yeovil and Bridgwater, which will provide over 600 school places… Read More…

Gearing up for Somerset Moto Fest 2017

Gearing up for Somerset Moto Fest 2017

Gearing up for Somerset Moto Fest 2017 – Test your riding and driving skills at a fun road safety event with activities for the whole family taking place near Yeovil next week. Somerset Moto Fest 2017 is a completely free event run by Somerset County Council’s road safety team and held at the Fleet Air Arm… Read More…

Help School Children Fulfil Their Potential

Help School Children Fulfil Their Potential

Help School Children Fulfil Their Potential – Volunteers are needed to step forward and become School Governors or Trustees to help Somerset school children fulfil their potential. There are currently around 2,900 governors/trustees in Somerset who provide a critical role in ensuring a school or academy runs smoothly and provides the best outcomes for its children,… Read More…

Home Farm Fest smash fundraising total

Home Farm Fest smash fundraising total

Home Farm Fest, the charity music festival we hold at our School in a Bag HQ in Chilthorne Domer, Somerset and the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity, has once again smashed its previous year’s fundraising total coming in at just over £72,700 – even if the windy conditions tried its hardest to scupper the music! … Read More…

Hotpoint involved in Grenfell Tower Fire

Hotpoint involved in Grenfell Tower Fire

Following the Metropolitan Police Service’s statement that a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer has been identified as the initial source of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has ordered an immediate examination of the unit by technical experts to establish the cause of the incident. This product, which was manufactured between 2006 and 2009, has not… Read More…

Legally Blonde hold open dog auditions

Legally Blonde hold open dog auditions

Is your dog a budding stage star? Could they go to dog auditions? The Bristol Hippodrome are looking for local pooches to play the role of Rufus when the National Tour of Legally Blonde comes to Bristol in October. The smash hit Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister… Read More…

How to beat the heat

How to beat the heat

News today from the Met Office that the hot weather will now continue until Thursday has prompted Public Health England South West to repeat its advice on how to beat the heat. For the majority of people it is about common sense – staying cool, drinking plenty of water to maintain hydration, and avoiding sunburn.… Read More…

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