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June 30 2013

Black belt Ava accepted by the Royal Ballet School

SHE may only be 11 years of age but already Ava May Llewellyn’s list of achievements would put many adults to shame... Read More


June 29 2013

Armed Forces Day Pictures

The sun brought out huge crowds to celebrate Armed Forces Day at Page Park. Here's a selection of some of the photos from the day... Read More


June 25 2013

C in the park a huge hit

HUNDREDS of people came out to support this year’s C in the Park event... Read More


June 25 2013

Show your support for Armed Forces Day

Representatives from South Gloucestershire Council including Leader of the Council John Calway and Deputy Chief Executive Dave Perry will be joined byAir Marshal Simon Bollom, Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Lee and Brigadier Andrew Brownfrom the Ministry of Defence. Together they will sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant at our Armed Forces Day celebrations... Read More


June 25 2013

Storytime with Kipper the dog during Bookstart week

Kipper the dog (Mick Inkpen’s popular children’s book character) will be joining Cllr Ian Boulton, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, at Staple Hill Library for a storytime session with local pre-school children and their families where Cllr Boulton will read a story to the youngsters... Read More


June 14 2013

Black Sheep Harmony follow up Mangotsfield Festival appearance with charity concert

Black Sheep Harmony Ladies Chorus from Warmley are having a concert with the Bristol Royal Mail Choir on Friday 28th June at 8pm at Chipping Sodbury townhall. It is to raise money for Frenchay Cardiac Trust and Prostate Cancer UK... Read More


June 13 2013

Spare a thought for Dad’s health this Father’s Day

Sons and daughters in the West Country wondering what to do to mark Father’s Day this Sunday are being urged to spare a thought for their Dad’s health... Read More


June 13 2013

Take a ‘Kitchen Check’ during Food Safety Week

During Food Safety Week, which runs until 16 June, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is encouraging residents in South Gloucestershire to take the ‘Kitchen Check’... Read More


June 13 2013

Share your youth club memories

Come along, bring your photos and share those memories. That's the message this weekend to anyone who attended Badminton Road Methodist Youth Centre in Downend over the past five decades... Read More


June 10 2013

10-year celebrations at Emersons Green Library

THERE were smiles all around when Lola Johnson started off the 10th anniversary celebrations at Emersons Green Library... Read More