Somerset News

Puxton Park hosted a successful Dairy Weekend

Puxton Park hosted a successful Dairy Weekend

ON the 1st and 2nd September, Puxton Park hosted The Derek Mead Dairy Weekend. Since opening over 10 years ago, Puxton Park has been devoted to educating the public on the importance of calf and cow welfare, which is at the heart of Puxton’s dairy farm. The purpose of this event was to not only… Read More…

RUH in Bath shortlisted for three prestigious national excellence awards

RUH in Bath shortlisted for three prestigious national excellence awards

Three pioneering projects from the Royal United Hospital in Bath have been named as finalists in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The national awards celebrate excellence and innovations throughout the health service. Dr Lesley Jordan, Consultant Anaesthetist and Patient Safety Lead and her team have been shortlisted for two awards – one for introducing… Read More…

Police cuts reversed

Police cuts reversed

Up to 300 more police officers are set to join Avon and Somerset Police this year after cuts are reversed. This comes as latest figures show the force lost another seventy officers from its roster over the past year. This means that compared to 2010 there are 655 fewer officers on the streets, leaving a… Read More…

Library announces new ebook and audio book service

Library announces new ebook and audio book service

LibrariesWest, the group of council-run libraries across the south-west have announced a new ebook and audiobook loan service. The new LibrariesWest shared E-Book and E Audio Book services are now live – available as websites and apps (for iOS, Android & Kindle Fire). The resources of 8 local authorities in the South West have been… Read More…

Councillors asked to back regional transport scheme

Councillors asked to back regional transport scheme

Plans for Bath & North East Somerset to join forces with other South West authorities to improve roads and rail transport across the region are going before the council’s cabinet. Councillor Mark Shelford, cabinet member for Transport and Environment is taking a proposal, for Bath & North East Somerset Council to join a regional transport… Read More…

Bowlore Medieval return to the Palace for August Bank Holiday Weekend

Bowlore Medieval return to the Palace for August Bank Holiday Weekend

This August Bank Holiday prepare to be wowed in true medieval fashion by the daring antics of historical re-enactors Bowlore Medieval. With stunning sword and archery displays, this skilled troupe will keep visitors enthralled, entertained and just a little bit nervous as they demonstrate the ancient art of sword-fighting, weaponry displays and William Tell-type archery… Read More…

New appointments to WECA team

New appointments to WECA team

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has two new directors, Shahzia Daya as Director of Legal Services and Malcolm Coe as Director of Investment and Coporate Services. Shahzia, a highly experienced local government solicitor and Monitoring Officer is joining from Bristol City Council. Malcolm is from North Somerset Council, where he has been the… Read More…

Figures on officer assaults revealed

Figures on officer assaults revealed

Figures outlining the violence that police officers face in the line of duty have been revealed. Over the space of a year, there were 655 noted assaults against Avon and Somerset Police officers, for the first time, the extent of those assaults have been announced, with data from the Home Office showing that 236 of… Read More…

“Treasure Island” – Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace

“Treasure Island” – Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace

Spend an evening in the glorious grounds of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells enjoying Boxtree Production’s adaptation of well-loved family classic “Treasure Island”. When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late ‘Captain’ Billy Bones, it hurtles him into a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the… Read More…

South West Ambulance Figures Improve

South West Ambulance Figures Improve

Ambulances are beginning to reach critically ill and injured people more quickly, but less sick people are still seeing long waits. South Western Ambulance Service has been struggling to get to C1, those deemed to have the most life-threatening conditions, patients within the national seven minute target. In March, paramedics were taking an average of… Read More…

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