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Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.   Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the… Read More…

Nearly 3 million children are in poverty says report

Nearly 3 million children are in poverty says report

The latest figures published by the Department of Work and Pensions has revealed that a record 2.9 million children from working families in the UK are living in poverty after housing costs have been paid. This means that 70% of all ‘poor’ children were from working families, which is up from 67% on last year.… Read More…

Quicker, more direct and more reliable buses coming to North Somerset

Quicker, more direct and more reliable buses coming to North Somerset

Bus operator First West of England will be making improvements to its North Somerset services from Sunday 28 April.  The changes include route and timetable alterations to improve reliability and punctuality and provide quicker, more direct routes for the majority of customers across North Somerset. The changes have been introduced after a series of customer roadshows,… 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…

*WIN* Good Friday Racing Tickets at Bath Racecourse

*WIN* Good Friday Racing Tickets at Bath Racecourse

If you’re looking for something different to keep the kids entertained this Easter holiday, Bath Racecourse’s Good Friday Raceday on Friday 19 April is an event that children and adults will both enjoy.   A good value day out for families, not only do under 18s get FREE entry but there will be loads of… Read More…

Shaping the future of the West of England

Shaping the future of the West of England

The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership have published an evidence base on which the region’s Local Industrial Strategy will be built. The Local Industrial Strategy will set out how the region can achieve its ambition for clean economic growth that benefits every resident. Early analysis of the evidence base identifies four… Read More…

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