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Jubilee fun and celebrations in Bath and North East Somerset

Jubilee fun and celebrations in Bath and North East Somerset

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum anniversary will be celebrated in true community style in Bath and North East Somerset with 53 street parties having been planned so far during the bank holiday weekend. Bath & North East Somerset Council will be illuminating Bath Abbey, the Guildhall, the Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge in purple from… Read More…

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Somerset Libraries Presents is hosting a Local History Day at Frome Library on Saturday 21 May between 10am-3pm to help find out more about house history, Frome or hidden ancestors. Would you like to know how to research the history of your house, or discover hidden ancestors? Do you have a question about the history… Read More…

Somerset primary school admission figures announced for 2022

Somerset primary school admission figures announced for 2022

 More than 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, 98.62 per cent of the 5,296 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 93.4 per cent received… Read More…

Grow Your Own Social Worker training scheme bears fruit in Somerset

Grow Your Own Social Worker training scheme bears fruit in Somerset

The first three students from a fast track programme to create social workers in Somerset have now graduated. Kelly Porter, Christine Starmer and Vicki Richards were the first apprentices to complete the Social Work Degree apprenticeship within the Somerset County Council apprenticeship scheme. The apprenticeship Social Worker course runs over three years and is made… Read More…

Quirky Easter Traditions

Quirky Easter Traditions

When it comes to Easter, no doubt you know the drill: chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, trips to church, Easter egg hunts… but did you know that Easter is celebrated in different ways around the world? Here are some of the quirkiest traditions from around the world – how will you be celebrating Easter this… Read More…

Duke of Edinburgh Award students plant trees for the Jubilee

Duke of Edinburgh Award students plant trees for the Jubilee

Six Somerset students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award planted some new trees as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The youngsters were fortunate enough to have a selected a glorious spring day for the occasion as they planted the new trees at the SSE Outdoors Centre in Kilve. The trees were planted… Read More…

The Benefits of Owning a Pet

The Benefits of Owning a Pet

Over the last couple of years, pet ownership has increased in the UK, but if you haven’t yet taken the plunge and you have pressure from the kids to add a furry friend to your family, here are some of the benefits of having a pet.   Can help teach children responsibility Whether it is… Read More…

National Shakespeare Day – 23rd April

National Shakespeare Day – 23rd April

As well as being St George’s Day, did you know that 23rd April is also National Shakespeare Day? It is the day that is believed to be the date of William Shakespeare’s birth (a not so fun fact is that he also died on 23rd April…) and as he is arguably one of Britain’s greatest… Read More…

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