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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…

Is your bed making your allergies worse?

Is your bed making your allergies worse?

Don’t let your bed become a trigger for allergies this spring, is the message from the National Bed Federation (NBF). Around 44% of British adults suffer from at least one allergy*, and 59% of indoor allergy sufferers say their conditions become worse in the bedroom. Bites, waking up with congestion or suffering itchy eyes, a… Read More…

Report finds school girls publicly harassed

Report finds school girls publicly harassed

A new report has found that one in three girls in the UK have been sexually harassed when in public wearing their school uniform. Two thirds of girls have said they experienced unwanted sexual attention in public while in uniform. Children’s charity, Plan International UK, commissioned the report and are now calling on bystanders to… Read More…

The West of England Careers Hub is launched to improve the career opportunities for young people across the region

The West of England Careers Hub is launched to improve the career opportunities for young people across the region

Schools and colleges are getting behind the new West of England Careers Hub to help improve career opportunities for young people and forge closer ties with businesses. The Careers Hub will initially work with 25 schools and colleges from across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The schools and colleges… Read More…

2018’s most popular baby names have been revealed!

2018’s most popular baby names have been revealed!

Every new school year we get a glimpse of what names were popular around the children’s birth, but BabyCentre have recently revealed the UK’s most popular baby names for this year, the list features some old classics and some new spellings. The top twenty names of babies born in 2018 are featured below, did your… Read More…

Landlord fined over hazardous house

Landlord fined over hazardous house

A rogue landlord has been fined £11,600 for exposing tenants including a family with children to dangerous living conditions. Ansar Butt, 39, of Thurman Court, Devizes, admitted 24 breaches of the Houses of Multiple Occupation Regulation and four counts of failing to undertake works following the issue of an improvement notice. The trial at Swindon… Read More…

Urgent appeal for more foster carers

Urgent appeal for more foster carers

Wiltshire Council is appealing for more caring people and their families who can offer a foster home to a child who needs to be looked after. Sometimes, for different reasons, children can no longer live safely with their parents or families and so the council has to step in to provide them with safe, nurturing… Read More…

Get your brightest clothes out next week for Mind!

Get your brightest clothes out next week for Mind!

Card and gift personalisation site, Funky Pigeon, are pledging to raise money for mental health charity Mind and are inviting you to do the same. The premise is simple, wear the brightest, boldest rainbow colours to work on Wednesday, 16th May, share your photos to social media, using the #RainbowDay tag and donate to Mind.… Read More…

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