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Bath Voice Monthly News Magazine: my hang-over cure running the 10K in the Bath Two Tunnels event

Bath Voice Monthly News Magazine: my hang-over cure running the 10K in the Bath Two Tunnels event

I shouldn’t have had that last glass of wine the night before the 10K in Bath.Well, several glasses of wine but it was a wedding reception for a couple of friends and I couldn’t celebrate with lemonade.And so it was with a headache and a woozy feeling that I lined up in the Brickfields in […]

By September 7, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: Liberty Steel’s impending collapse as furlough ends; private school shuts after 222 years; and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s film company owing millions to suppliers

AGENDA WEST: Liberty Steel’s impending collapse as furlough ends; private school shuts after 222 years; and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s film company owing millions to suppliers

Liberty Steel’s impending collapse as furlough ends; private school shuts after 222 years; and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s film company owing millions to suppliers The GFG Alliance that includes the UK’s Liberty Steel is likely to collapse when the furlough scheme ends at the end of September according to industry insiders. Its demise would see thousands out […]

By August 27, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW: Matt Haig’s whimsical fantasy story of a journey into The Midnight Library is an examination of Nora’s mental health and her life choices which she may or may not regret

AXBRIDGE REVIEW: Matt Haig’s whimsical fantasy story of a journey into The Midnight Library is an examination of Nora’s mental health and her life choices which she may or may not regret

REVIEW: The Midnight Library, By Matt Haig Nora has a choice when she enters the Midnight Library after her attempted suicide: to die or to live her unlived lives. The librarian Mrs Elms organises her options of rock star, swimmer and pub landlady amongst others which each in their way appear to initially to be […]

By August 26, 2021 Read More →
BATH VOICE NEWS: super 12ft tall sunflower power for Genesis Trust on West Avenue in Oldfield Park

BATH VOICE NEWS: super 12ft tall sunflower power for Genesis Trust on West Avenue in Oldfield Park

Over 25 households on West Avenue, Oldfield Park, joined together in the street’s second annual sunflower growing competition, a project that originally started during last year’s lockdown to bring the community together. This weekend, 22 August, saw the finale with Mayor of Bath, Councillor June Player measuring each entry independently. The winning plant reached a […]

By August 26, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: The Children’s Heritage Trail is ready to follow – pick up the easy to complete leaflet from the museum and getting spotting!

AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: The Children’s Heritage Trail is ready to follow – pick up the easy to complete leaflet from the museum and getting spotting!

The Axbridge Children’s Trail is up and running – it features 25 places of interest to follow beginning at the Town Square and ending at the playground on the Furlong Field. Pick up the leaflet at the Museum and see if you can follow the trail and getting spotting. The website www.axbridgeheritagetrails.com  explains how the heritage trail […]

By August 25, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: New homes take shape along Cheddar Road as a new era for the town is set to begin

AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: New homes take shape along Cheddar Road as a new era for the town is set to begin

Every single home in Axbridge was once a new build with some suggesting that perhaps when it comes to development ‘enough is enough.’Unlike some towns new builds and new estates in Axbridge have been fairly small in size caused in part by the limited land available – squeezed as it is between the Mendips and […]

By August 24, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE PAGEANT NEWS: Barbara Wells talks about the costumes being made by a team of knitters, stitchers and historic costumiers ahead of the pageant in 2022

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT NEWS: Barbara Wells talks about the costumes being made by a team of knitters, stitchers and historic costumiers ahead of the pageant in 2022

The former mayor of Axbridge Barbara Wells has been talking about the team of women behind the vast number of costumes produced for the Axbridge Pageant. Barbara Wells who leads a team of 25 volunteers to make the costumes along with Jackie Fowler. See the video here: https://youtu.be/kjpydFDwsww The Axbridge Pageant is set to take […]

By August 21, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: after 150 years the town’s sorting office is shut down by Royal Mail

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: after 150 years the town’s sorting office is shut down by Royal Mail

In an interview with Radio Somerset this morning the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce’s secretary Harry Mottram conveyed the feelings of the town’s business community about Royal Mail’s closure of the sorting office. He said: “The Sorting Office has been run very successfully for 150 years and there is no reason to close it other than […]

By August 21, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: the Chamber gives its backing for the new Axbridge Heritage Trails in the town

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS: the Chamber gives its backing for the new Axbridge Heritage Trails in the town

The Chamber of Commerce in Axbridge have moved to support the establishment of the town’s proposed heritage trails following a donation to help get the project up and running. Brief reminder of the scheme: A website, www.axbridgeheritagetrails.com   A Heritage Trail for all, encouraging local people and visitors to walk around out historic Town and finding out […]

By August 20, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: “It’s about time!” New law to allow the Insolvency Service to ‘go after’ directors of phoenix companies and insolvent firms suspected of abusing Government loans and furlough payments

AGENDA WEST: “It’s about time!” New law to allow the Insolvency Service to ‘go after’ directors of phoenix companies and insolvent firms suspected of abusing Government loans and furlough payments

New law to fight fraud The passage of the Ratings (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill through parliament this summer is slow and complex but its eventual passing will be welcomed by ICSM boss Ian Carrotte. “It’s about time,” he said, “it’s a tightening of the law that is long over due as the […]

By August 20, 2021 Read More →
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