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January 30 2014

Strangers rally to aid robbery victim

FRIENDS, neighbours and complete strangers have rallied round to help a 92-year-old man after thieves ransacked his home, threatened him with a chisel and made off with his £2,000 savings... Read More


January 30 2014

Estate agents jump at the chance to help Jaye

STAFF at Andrews Lettings and Estate Agents in Downend showed true Christmas spirit when they spent a day fundraising to help a boy who cannot walk... Read More


January 30 2014

Mystery shopper goes viral as part of Levanna’s northern soul dance video

A DANCING gentleman from Staple Hill has become a surprise internet sensation – but he doesn’t know a thing about it... Read More


January 30 2014

Guitar school ready to rock and roll

DO you like to rock ‘n’ roll? Do you enjoy making music?.. Read More


January 30 2014

Tribute to John Laurie

BROMLEY Heath is mourning one of the community’s founders, John Laurie, who has died at the age of 83... Read More


January 30 2014

Nominate your community hero

DO you know any community heroes? Are there people in your area who work tirelessly, without pay, to make the world a better place?.. Read More


January 30 2014

Andy rubs shoulders with royalty at awards ceremony

A ROYAL Navy reservist from Mangotsfield mingled with royalty and top politicians at a glittering ceremony in London recognising the country’s military heroes... Read More


January 30 2014

Don’t wait to seek debt help

A DESPERATE man hammered on the door of Haven House in Staple Hill. After he was welcomed in, he broke down in tears as he told of his financial problems... Read More


January 30 2014

Jo is Labour’s choice for Kingswood

LABOUR’s new candidate to contest the Kingswood parliamentary seat at the general election in May 2015 has lost no time in getting out on the streets to listen to voters’ views... Read More


January 30 2014

Organisers take a break for 2014 — but Bromley Bear and pals will return next year

ORGANISERS of Heathfest, the best-loved event on Bromley Heath’s social calendar, say the festival will not take place this year... Read More