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 [….]

Pupils display Olympic effort for maths day

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Talented pupils at a high-performing Clevedon primary school have been enjoying a special WOW! maths day – and arrived in style in Olympic sportswear! The Yeo Moor Primary School pupils wore Winter Olympic sportswear for the maths event themed as ‘Tacky and the Winter Games.’ Parents and carers were invited in to share in the [….]

Budding programmers in control

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Students in the Design & Technology Department at Clevedon School have been learning a wide range of new skills including programming their pocket computer ‘micro:bits’ to control devices including NeoPixels, robot arms and buggies. They have also been learning about programming ‘micro:bits’ using the Python language in their IT lessons – another brilliant example of [….]

Facelift for Portishead Precinct

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Plans to upgrade Portishead Precinct have been announced by North Somerset Council. The council has identified funding from Section 106 developer contributions to give the precinct at the end of Portishead High Street a much-needed facelift. The £102,000 scheme will involve removing the existing slabs and replacing them with smaller more modern slabs, plus any [….]

Latest animatronic dinosaurs add wow to Wookey Hole this Easter

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Roaring, hissing, blinking and stomping pre-historic beasts have taken ownership of a brand new happy hunting ground down in deepest darkest Somerset. The herd of full-sized dinosaurs have broken out of their holding crates at leading holiday attraction Wookey Hole Caves and are ready to delight a new generation of visitors. The state-of-the-art animatronic creations [….]

Budget protects neighbourhood policing

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Residents will pay an additional £1 a month on the policing part of the council tax in Avon and Somerset to protect neighbourhood policing, according to the area’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens. The decision was supported at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel who scrutinise Sue Mountstevens and have the power [….]

Commonwealth themed relay for Athletic Club

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North Somerset Athletic Club and Academy will be carrying a mock Olympic torch around Weston-super-mare’s Grand Pier for a 24 hour relay over the weekend of March 10 and 11. The (mainly) Junior Club, with members from across the whole of North Somerset, anticipate around 250 of their youngsters will be involved, raising around £10,000 [….]