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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…

New Attractions coming to Puxton Park

New Attractions coming to Puxton Park

PUXTON Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, is adding four new attractions to the park in 2019. With record-breaking visitor numbers in 2018, Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says: “After a fantastic year, we are now re-investing into the Park to offer our visitors even more fun activities and attractions. In… Read More…

Primary school admission figures announced

Primary school admission figures announced

Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 92.17 per cent received their… Read More…

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace, Saturday 13th April, 10am-4pm If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, then don’t miss The Bishop’s Palace’s Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm. Held on the South Lawn, against the stunning backdrop of the medieval Great Hall, Tony from specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will… Read More…

Meet the team behind Frome Children’s Festival

Meet the team behind Frome Children’s Festival

From the makers of Frome Children’s Festival… Purple Elephant Productions!  Ever wondered what else the Frome Children’s Festival people do? The company behind this amazing free event is called Purple Elephant Productions, a small non-profit making organisation based in Frome. Their mission is to support local families and create opportunities for everyone to enjoy together,… Read More…

Celebration of the Arts – Glastonbury Fringe 2019

Celebration of the Arts – Glastonbury Fringe 2019

The 8th Glastonbury Fringe kicks off on 25th May until 2nd June, a celebration of the arts in Glastonbury.  Over the nine days as well as promoting mainstream events the Fringe shows off what you can expect from Glastonbury town all year round, to that end you can expect exhibitions, competitions, fine food and drink,… 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…

Easter Holiday Fun for Families at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Holiday Fun for Families at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Holiday Fun for Families at The Bishop’s Palace 6th-22nd April 2019 If you’re looking to keep little ones busy this Easter Holiday, why not head over to The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells to join in with a whole range of family-friendly activities with a variety of Easter themes. The holiday fun kicks… 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…

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