Time to get hooked on recycling

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Portishead Marina has become part of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS), with the installation of a collection point for disposing of used fishing line. The eco-friendly initiative is thanks to Hannah Mann of Gardner Tackle, whose company has funded the bin. “I live in Portishead, which is why I wanted to make it my [….]

From PowerPoint to published book – Danielle Webb’s story is set to fill a gap in learning resources

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When Danielle Webb first began putting a PowerPoint presentation together to support her work with children, little did she think that the series of slides would eventually evolve into a published book. Fast forward a few years, however, and ‘Mummy, there’s a new girl’ has not only recently made it into print, but is already [….]

Great vibes and variety at Clevedon Literary Festival

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The first in-person edition of the Clevedon Literary Festival, held over the weekend of June 11-12, was hailed a great success by both attendees and organisers, with the diverse mix of attractions drawing the crowds and popular events selling out. Sarah MacCuaig, a spokesperson for the organisers, said sunny weather and the decision to hold [….]

Style your British summer

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Celebrate this coming British summer in style with ideas and inspiration from the Nailsea Life & Style Team’s summer show, which takes place at The Masonic Hall, Nailsea, on Wednesday evening, April 25. The Life & Style Summer Show is the Team’s third event and promises to be even bigger and better than before. Expect [….]

Beating the big brands, locally

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A small local business is showing the big brands how to care for people and animals with their vegan friendly, paraben free cosmetics and treatments – and anyone who books quoting the code at the bottom of this article can get 20 percent off any treatment before the end of April. Based in Locking, Weston [….]

Foodies Festival returns with top live bands

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Back by popular demand, Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to The Downs Bristol on Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13 with a mouth-watering summer event, which this year includes the launch of a brand new Musicians Against Homelessness music stage and extended opening times. The festival will celebrate live music [….]

Yatton and Pibrac twinning meeting open to all

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Yatton residents are invited to an informal meeting to talk about the proposed Twinning between Yatton and Pibrac, a small town near Toulouse in south west France. Yatton Parish Council has been approached by Pibrac about starting a twinning with them and in order for this to progress a Twinning Association would be needed. So [….]

Weston Endoscopy Unit Reopens after £1.5 facelift

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The Mayor of Weston Super Mare has opened the endoscopy department at Weston General Hospital after a £1.5m investment in the unit’s facilities. The department at Weston General sees more than 4000 patients every year, providing endoscopic diagnostic tests and treatments which include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and gastroscopy. Saffron Flower is the Matron for Critical [….]

Congratulations Toni!

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Both the Gordano Living and Places Leisure teams agreed that choosing a winner for the fantastic Parish Wharf Three-Month Premium Fitness Package Competition was great fun, but also incredibly challenging. The number of entries was high and the stories that readers shared about why they’d entered all resonated in their own way, meaning the judges [….]