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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…

Move more for a healthier YOU!

Move more for a healthier YOU!

Bath & North East Somerset Council is launching a new online programme to help people become more active and improve their health and wellbeing. Using the latest technology, the unique personalised programme highlights the benefits of everyday physical activity such as cooking, washing the car or grooming the dog and supports users to get moving.… Read More…

Creating healthy streets for the next generation

Creating healthy streets for the next generation

A primary school in Keynsham has been recognised with a national award for its efforts to encourage pupils to walk and cycle to school and reduce the impact of traffic on the school run. Castle Primary School, in Newlands Road, was awarded a Bronze level Modeshift STARS award. The scheme recognises schools that demonstrate excellence… Read More…

Bradley Stoke boys swim the Channel to secure school funding

Bradley Stoke boys swim the Channel to secure school funding

Three schoolboys from Bradley Stoke have made a splash this week after completing a challenge to swim the width of the English Channel in just twelve weeks. On Tuesday (December 18), a crowd gathered at Bradley Stoke Active Lifestyle Centre to cheer on Finley Palmer, Archie Matthews and Joe Moody, all ten-year-old pupils at Bowsland… Read More…

Make the world better with a sweater!

Make the world better with a sweater!

On December 14th make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas jumper to school or work for Christmas Jumper Day! In case you don’t know – Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event that helps raise money for Save the Children. It’s basically a celebration of ugly Christmas themed jumpers, while also helping fundraise for a… Read More…

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

On Thursday 29 November we held an awards evening to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past year of more than 100 pupils and staff from secondary schools in our area. The winners and guests, including parents and carers, were invited to Aerospace Bristol for the South Gloucestershire Secondary Education Awards 2018,… Read More…

Rail fares to rise in the new year

Rail fares to rise in the new year

The Rail Delivery Group has said that UK rail fares will rise by 3.1% in January. This could amount to hundreds of pounds being added to commuters’ annual travel and follows from a fare rise at the beginning of this year. Regular rail passengers have demanded a freeze after widespread disruption over this year after… Read More…

Consultation launched over TV licence fee

Consultation launched over TV licence fee

The BBC has launched a consultation to decide how licence fees for over-75s should be paid for. Currently, over-75s don’t pay for their TV licences, as they are financed by a government scheme, though this is due to end in 2020. According to the BBC, the cost of free licences to the over-75s will total… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace

Christmas at the Palace

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas event at The Bishop’s Palace, this December, the Palace will once again be celebrating the joy and magic of the season with a wonderful fortnight of festivities! The historic rooms of the Palace buildings will each be decorated in a different theme, with a roaring fire in… Read More…

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