The devastation of Covid-19 will create ripples that we will be riding for a long time to come. As well as the financial impact we are all facing, the pandemic has been a huge lesson in mortality. This is obvious right…we all die?
I have never made any secret as to why I do the job I do. I love the local area, I love community spirit and I love local entrepreneurialism. I have a passion for promoting all that is good in our North Somerset towns and I really believe we are extremely lucky to have so much going for us. I also have a lot of energy for promoting local independent businesses, but why you might ask?
Ben Mears, a graphic designer and father of three from Clevedon, published his first book, The Haunting of Tyler May, in 2012. It was the first of six in the teen fantasy Tyler May series, concluding with, Dawn of the Sister, in 2016.
Before I was rudely welcomed to Cancerland five years ago, I had no idea what chemotherapy was all about. I thought that everyone who had chemo was bald, a complete physical wreck and spent the majority of the time with their head or bottom glued to a toilet seat. I believed that chemotherapy was a single drug that cured or aimed to cure all types of cancer and that patients spent hours in hospital on depressing wards where everyone presumably cried constantly.
Inspired by the experiences of her own children, Debbie Joy Brookes has written and illustrated a book created to encourage children in their transition from early years’ books to slightly more complicated reading.
Five days after having an operation for a curvature of her spine, 13-year-old Evie Goddard-Appleby walked out of hospital counting the days until she would be back in the saddle and running up and down the hockey pitch.
Some children who are used to waking up to no gifts on Christmas morning and some parents who would not dream of receiving anything, may find this year a little different thanks to the gift tree appeal launched by Portishead Methodist Church.
Members of Sustainable Clevedon have launched a tree planting scheme that will provide an opportunity for members of the community to purchase a Christmas gift for friends and family, whilst also giving back to the town.
On and around November 5 people all over the country will be building bonfires and holding spectacular firework displays to mark the night in history, in 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his team tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
Gordano School sixth form students did themselves proud as A Level results this summer showed 21% were at A grade or above, 46% of the passes were in the A*-B range and 74% of all grades were at C grade or above. The overall pass rate was 99%.
Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club (PYSC) is celebrating the success of its youth sailing team member Dru Townsend who was selected to represent the Royal Yacht Association British Youth Sailing Team at the 2019 Topper Irish National Championships. All the sailors were chosen based on performances in their age group at recent regattas.
Portishead Youth Club is open during the school summer holidays, some of that time will be for usual youth club sessions, however there is also a programme of special events, excursions and a subsidised residential trip, with transport included, to take advantage of. All young people returning to school in September going in to year seven or above are welcome to join in.