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August 03 2013

Free childcare on offer

NURSERIES, pre-schools and childminders in the Downend area are gearing up to provide free places for two-year-olds from next month under a Government scheme. .. Read More


August 03 2013

Christ Church Juniors help retain Fairtrade status

PUPILS at Christ Church Junior School in Downend have got a bee in their bonnet about fair trade – and so have children and adults throughout the district... Read More


August 03 2013

MaD about sport

HUNDREDS of children from schools in Mangotsfield and Downend competed in a range of sports events at Pomphrey Hill. The occasion was the now-annual MaD Olympiad, first held to mark the year of the London Games in 2012. Sports leaders from Mangotsfield School helped run the event, which was held on a glorious day. .. Read More


August 03 2013

Spiritual garden created in memory of Shirley

A PURPLE patch at a school in Downend is proving a haven for pupils, teachers and parents. .. Read More


July 31 2013

Bristol apartment dwellers need support

Hundreds of people have moved into apartments in Bristol without fully understanding the problems they might encounter as tenants, according to one of the city’s experts on management of residential blocks. .. Read More


July 29 2013

Investment to boost jobs

INCOME from business rates collected from the Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green will be reinvested locally to boost growth and jobs... Read More


July 29 2013

Support package for studying

SOME teenagers in the Downend area could be eligible for a support package worth up to £5,000 a year to help them study at the University of the West of England... Read More


July 24 2013

Spend a penny campaign

Spend a penny campaign.. Read More


July 11 2013

Civic Service at Staple Hill Methodist Church

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Ian Boulton will be hosting a Civic Service at Staple Hill Methodist Church on Sunday 14 July... Read More


July 10 2013

Brunelcare acquires Woodland Court retirement village

A RETIREMENT village in Downend has been acquired by Brunelcare, which runs many housing schemes and care services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire... Read More