Review of the Year 2012 - March
Mum’s List captures the nation’s heart: The poignant story of a Clevedon mum who made a wish list for her family before she died became a bestselling book. Mum’s List was written by St John Greene, aka Singe, after his wife Kate died following a battle with breast cancer. She had compiled a list of more than 100 items she wanted Singe to fulfil and teach their sons, Finn and Reef, as they grew up.
Last ditch appeal to save bus ‘lifeline’: Pensioners in Portishead called on North Somerset Council to stop cuts to a bus service they heavily relied on. Many users of the 692 service feared they would be left cut off from the rest of the town if the authority went ahead with plans to merge it with another and change its route as part of a cost-cutting drive.
Schools forced to find cash as repair crisis deepens: Headteachers across North Somerset said they were being forced to dig deep to find money for much-needed repairs at their schools after the Government axed cash needed for maintenance. Through a Freedom of Information request, the Times uncovered that even the better-maintained schools needed significant cash injections to bring them up to standard.
World Book Day proves a hit again: Colourful characters were brought to life during World Book Day with schools, nurseries and preschools taking part in the fun to celebrate the literary event.