Welcome to the new-look MyThornbury!
We've had a major makeover, but don't worry - all the events, listings and features you know and love are still here. It's easier to find what you're looking for, with a new search box at the top of the page. And now we're mobile and tablet-friendly too. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think.
There's a new competition on MyThornbury this month: you could win a month's membership of Lighterlife.
And for parents with children choosing schools, we have a new feature page showing School Open Days in our catchment area.
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During October, smokers are being encouraged to take part in the 28-day stop smoking challenge - Stoptober. Smokefree South Gloucestershire offers free advice and support to quit smoking throughout the area, and for Stoptober, there will be extra sessions every week. Click below for more...
Richard Edwards from Surroundings has created a new limited edition print, available in A2 and A3. It's called, 'Thornbury, 140 Buildings', and shows every building from the bottom of Castle street to the top of the High Street and back down the other side. For more information, click below.
Thornbury Golf Centre’s Lee Marshall and Mark Brooks have conquered the final leg of their charity challenge – to cycle 104 miles and complete the Three Peaks Challenge in a combined time of less than 30 hours – with 29 minutes to spare, raising more than £800 for The Alzheimer’s Society in the process.
Richard Dakin, General Manager at Thornbury, said: 'We are all very proud of Lee and Mark’s achievements.'
For more information on Mark and Lee’s charity challenge, or to donate, please click below.
Each month Bookstart Bear will feature on a poster in a different shop window. When you have found him, tell Thornbury Library where he is and what he's reading for the chance to win your own mini Bookstart Bear.
If you’ve always wanted to sing the Hallelujah Chorus in a large choir, now is your chance! Castle School, Thornbury Choral Society and Thornbury Orchestra present The Big BIG Handel Day on October 18th. To get the most out of the morning, you will need to prepare – easy enough using BBC online resources. You will get help with the basics of choral and vocal technique during the morning and then, with members of the choir to give a strong lead, You will feel the thrill of singing Hallelujah together by 12.30pm! PLUS Fun-Size Messiah 4 Families, 3-4pm. A chance for children of all ages (and adults) to see and hear an orchestra and choir in the flesh and have some fun too. For more details click below...
The BBC Points West team recently filmed a 6th form Networking lunch at the Castle School. This was broadcast on 14th August to correspond with A levels results and the school is delighted with it. Click the link below to see the film; have a look, you may be in it!
Latest news from the Gazette:
• Charity pair step down after 25 years
• Almondsbury Primary School strikes gold
• Man accused of murdering parents stands trial tomorrow
• Cirencester man faces jail after touching teenager's breasts
• Thornbury woman holds party for Parkinson's UK
• more local news
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• RAF jets strike first IS targets
• Hong Kong set for holiday protests
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• Former city centre nightclub on fire
• Cancer gene test 'would save lives'
• more UK & world news