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Green-eyed monster prompts grotto takeover

Green-eyed monster prompts grotto takeover

Someone has been going green with envy at how much attention Santa has been attracting at his grotto at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare this month. So much so, in fact, that he has organised a takeover! He may have stolen Christmas in the book that made his name, but for one weekend, Mr Grinch… Read More…

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

Help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being asked to help stop the spread of Norovirus this winter by following some simple steps. Norovirus – often referred to as the winter vomiting bug – is a very unpleasant and highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Although most… Read More…

Santa specials for Grand Pier guests with sensory difficulties

Santa specials for Grand Pier guests with sensory difficulties

A top tourist attraction is once again offering special ‘quiet hour’ sessions to ensure that children who have sensory difficulties can visit Santa’s Grotto in the run-up to Christmas. The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare is creating a magical winter wonderland on the first floor of the main Pavilion building this year. And the attraction wants… Read More…

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa books his dates at the Grand Pier

Santa will once again be booking into the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare to meet local children in the run-up to Christmas – and he will have an extra-special gift for them, too. Every youngster who visits Santa in his new grotto at the seafront attraction will be presented with a book, Santa And His Missing… Read More…

Educational achievements in STEM recognised at South Gloucestershire awards ceremony

Educational achievements in STEM recognised at South Gloucestershire awards ceremony

Outstanding pupils from primary, special and secondary schools in South Gloucestershire have been recognised at an event celebrating the achievements of students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The South Gloucestershire Education Awards 2019 took place at Aerospace Bristol on Friday 11 October to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past… Read More…

Keynsham High Street road closures

Keynsham High Street road closures

Residents and motorists are being advised that Keynsham High Street is to be subject to a series of lane and road closures for up to two weeks from Monday 14 October. The closures will enable investigative surveys to be carried out which are vital to informing the detailed design for planned public realm improvements in… Read More…

Best practice guidance document for managing continence problems in nurseries, schools and colleges across the UK is launched.

Best practice guidance document for managing continence problems in nurseries, schools and colleges across the UK is launched.

In response to requests from families, schools and health care professionals, the charities Bladder & Bowel UK and ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, have teamed up to produce comprehensive, practical information for educational establishments regarding bladder and bowel issues and toileting in schools. Available as a free downloadable resource and supported by a… Read More…

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Students in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results and we are pleased to be able to share some of the many positive stories from individual schools and multi-academy trusts. At this stage all the results are provisional but we are pleased that both Bradley Stoke Community School and Yate Academy are posting… Read More…

There’s still time to sign up for Summerslime specials

There’s still time to sign up for Summerslime specials

Children can dig their hands into slime as well as the more famous mud on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare later this month. Places are still available for two ‘Summerslime’ special school summer holiday events being hosted by the resort’s iconic Grand Pier. The first event takes place this Saturday, August 17, and the second is… Read More…

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Work underway for smart ticketing across the West of England

Plans to improve integrated, smart ticketing on public transport across the West of England are underway. The West of England Combined Authority is looking at how ticketing can be simplified, giving people the flexibility to move across different transport systems more easily; for example offering tickets that work on buses, trains and for cycle schemes.… Read More…

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