Somerset

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…

Age is no protection

Age is no protection

Latest figures reveal Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV in Somerset are on the increase – and Somerset County Council is reminding everyone this World Aids Day (1 December) that ‘age is no protection’. Somerset has seen an increase year on year in the number of people being diagnosed with HIV. The County does not… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace

Christmas at the Palace

This year, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will once again be celebrating the magic of the Christmas season over two weeks of festive fun from 8th-22nd December 2019 10am-4pm. From 8th until 22nd December, the rooms of the medieval Palace building will each be adorned with decorations on a different theme, from medieval through Victorian to… 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…

Brand new homes in idyllic Wells

Brand new homes in idyllic Wells

Situated on Wookey Hole Road, new Bovis Homes development Priory Fields is well under way and home to a number of residents already enjoying their new modern lifestyle. Offering a variety of homes ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, Priory Fields is the perfect location for families of all shapes and sizes, and… Read More…

Setting The Stage for a Seasonal Treat for all with Cinderella at Local Theatre

Setting The Stage for a Seasonal Treat for all with Cinderella at Local Theatre

A total of 40 local performers in Frome, both young and old, are warming up their autumn evenings by rehearsing for this year’s Merlin Christmas show, the story of ‘Cinderella’. Inspired by the traditional Grimm brothers’ tale of ‘Ashputtle’, the girl who slept among the ashes, this is a new re-working of a well-loved festive… Read More…

Toy Library Brings Joy, Learning and Choice to Children and their Parents

Toy Library Brings Joy, Learning and Choice to Children and their Parents

In these days of environmental awareness it can be a particular challenge for families trying to balance low-plastic use with tight budgets and the need to keep the children entertained. Frome Toy Library, a well-loved, non-profit community service, based in the market town of Frome, has been busy taking this challenge on as they move into… 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…

Somerset Schools’ War Against Waste

Somerset Schools’ War Against Waste

Somerset Schools are embracing the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” message thanks to the Schools Against Waste project. Started in 2018, the project is a partnership between environmental education charity Carymoor Environmental Trust and Somerset Waste Partnership and aims to raise awareness of the waste problem and encourage ways that schools can make a difference through practicing… Read More…

Pupils get early sight of ancient Somerton settlement

Pupils get early sight of ancient Somerton settlement

Children in Somerton have been given a sneak peek at an ancient settlement unearthed on the site of the town’s new school. Four classes from King Ina Academy Junior School were shown around the site of the new Somerton school by archaeologists excavating ahead of construction on Council-owned land off Northfields. Initial works have uncovered… Read More…

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