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Best cities for relocating families

Best cities for relocating families

With so many factors—from job opportunities to cost of living— to consider, deciding where to put down roots can be a minefield. Trying to pick the right place to build a life when you have a young family is even more challenging. You want to raise your family in the best environment possible, so when… Read More…

New future for Youth Connect

New future for Youth Connect

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s youth support service, Youth Connect is to become an independent Public Service Mutual. Youth Connect supports young people helping them to participate fully in education, training and employment and to improve their confidence, mental health and relationships. Last year, staff from the service successfully applied for government funding to… Read More…

New skills programme to get more women into digital careers

New skills programme to get more women into digital careers

A new skills programme to help and support women to find jobs in digital roles has been announced. The West of England Combined Authority has secured £238,000 funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for the new Women into Digital Jobs, Education and Training (WIDJET) programme. Bath College; digital training businesses Mayden… Read More…

Thinking about fostering?

Thinking about fostering?

A foster carer from Bath is encouraging people across the district to consider providing a home for a child in care. It comes as Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Family Placement Team steps up its works to recruit more foster carers. More than 190 children are currently being looked after by Bath and North… Read More…

Careers Week sees West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit Careers Hub schools

Careers Week sees West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit Careers Hub schools

The West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visited schools this week to support young people’s career opportunities, as part of National Careers Week (4 to 9 March). Regional Mayor Tim Bowles visited Bristol’s Digitech Studio School on Tuesday, while Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tim Warren attended Writhlington School, in Radstock, on Wednesday. They joined the… Read More…

Inspiring Young Stars honoured

Inspiring Young Stars honoured

The outstanding achievements of sixteen extraordinary young people from across Bath and North East Somerset were celebrated this weekend at the inaugural Our Young Stars Awards. All the winners were treated as celebrities for the night with a red carpet laid out for them as they arrived at the Our Young Stars Gala Awards Dinner… Read More…

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm

If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, then don’t miss The Bishop’s Palace’s Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm. Held on the South Lawn, against the stunning backdrop of the medieval Great Hall, Tony from specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will entertain crowds with a day of fantastic flying displays, fascinating… Read More…

Funding boost for a Bath Rugby club to benefit the community

Funding boost for a Bath Rugby club to benefit the community

Combe Down Rugby Club has secured a massive £31,660 funding boost to help tackle improvements to its grounds and benefit the wider community and a local school. Bath and North East Somerset Council together with Bath City Forum have made the money available for improvements that will generate strong community links with new and existing… Read More…

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