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June 08 2013

Great start to Mangotsfield Festival

Pictures from today's Mangotsfield festival.. Read More


June 07 2013

Tom Archer inaugural lecture at the Watershed

Commissioners in British television have never been more powerful or more numerous; but has this led to better programmes, increased audience satisfaction or budding creativity? This question will be posed and discussed at the inaugural lecture by Tom Archer, former controller of Factual Production for the BBC and visiting professor at the University of the West of England... Read More


June 06 2013

Local churches organise free community event

After the success of last year’s event, churches in Downend, Mangotsfield, Emersons Green and Staple Hill are putting on another day of worship, fun and free activities for the whole community on Sunday June 23 in King George V Park, Downend... Read More


June 06 2013

South Gloucestershire celebrates Carers Week

From pamper days and massage sessions to a choir of singing carers riding the Music Train, there are a range of events taking place throughout South Gloucestershire to celebrate National Carers Week (10 to 16 June)... Read More


June 06 2013

Heathfest organisers hoping for sun

FINGERS are being crossed for sunshine at this year’s Heathfest after last year’s event was cancelled due to wet weather... Read More


June 06 2013

Oyez! Coming of age for Mangotsfield Festival

ORGANISERS are gearing up for Mangotsfield Festival, which celebrates its 21st birthday this year... Read More


June 06 2013

Jo reaches her target after seven days in the saddle

DETERMINED Jo Bray completed her 300-mile gruelling cycle ride on the Great Wall of China and has now reached her £5,000 charity target... Read More


June 06 2013

Teacher takes a soaking at the Christ Church schools’ fair

MORE than £3,500 was raised for Christ Church Infant and Junior Schools at a successful summer fair... Read More


June 06 2013

Ian raring to go in chairman's role

IT may not carry as grand a title as Lord Mayor, but the chairman of South Gloucestershire Council is no less an illustrious role... Read More


June 06 2013

Play areas to benefit from parish council investment

YOUNGSTERS in Downend will benefit from thousands of pounds of investment to improve the tired play facilities in the area... Read More