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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…

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…

Kingswood pedal through eight-hour challenge to raise £10,000 for charity

Kingswood pedal through eight-hour challenge to raise £10,000 for charity

Members of the Kingswood community have raised over £10,000 for two charities after completing an eight-hour cycling challenge. 46-year old Lisa Leonard, an exercise instructor who lives in the town and teaches indoor cycling, led the challenge at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre on Saturday 23rd February. Over 40 people turned up at the Centre’s Group… Read More…

West of England Combined Authority brings together UK’s leading tech pioneers for ambitious 5G Smart Tourism Showcase

West of England Combined Authority brings together UK’s leading tech pioneers for ambitious 5G Smart Tourism Showcase

The West of England Combined Authority will host Connected Futures next month, a 5G Smart Tourism Showcase in venues across Bristol, unveiling the results of the UK’s most ambitious 5G testbed to date. The showcase, on Saturday 16 March, marks the culmination of a year-long project looking at new 5G technology and infrastructure in the West of… Read More…

Cabinet to consider revised Keynsham Town Centre improvements

Cabinet to consider revised Keynsham Town Centre improvements

Plans to help future proof Keynsham town centre by making its High Street more attractive and accessible for everyone are to be discussed by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Cabinet when it meets today (Wed 6 Feb). Last year the council published plans to enhance the public realm in Keynsham, building on the introduction… Read More…

New special needs school opens in the south of Wiltshire

New special needs school opens in the south of Wiltshire

A new spacious facility for pupils with special needs in south Wiltshire is opening today (4 February). The school for primary and lower secondary age groups is part of a wider approach to meeting growing need for specialist education provision in the county. The satellite is being developed as part of the wider review of… Read More…

Get National Children’s Day UK in your diary

Get National Children’s Day UK in your diary

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. This year National Children’s Day UK is taking place on Sunday 12th May and people can run any… Read More…

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