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Staff and patients from the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital are hoping to dance their way to victory in the 2015 European Pink Glove Dance Competition. A prize fund of €8,000 is up for grabs and the dancers want to win it for BUST (Breast-cancer Unit Support Trust).
To win the money, the video simply needs to gain the most votes. Click below to watch and vote for them for free - voting runs through Breast Cancer Awareness month until 26th October 2015.
Stoptober - the 28 day stop smoking challenge – is back.
Sign up to receive free and proven support including packs, apps and emails to help you quit for 28 days and beyond. Face-to-face advice and support can also be obtained from your local Stop Smoking Service, Smokefree South Gloucestershire, which is on hand to provide you with tailored advice, hints and tips on how to quit. For more information, or to book your place, click below.
South Glos Trading Standards are reminding us to stay vigilant when receiving letters indicating we have won a lottery, after new letters and emails using the 2016 Rio Olympics as a theme.
The scams try to trick people into believing they have won hundreds of thousands of pounds or a trip to Brazil and ask for a fee to process their winnings.
The advice is never to respond to any such communication. If you need help, contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506.
The Premium Partners scheme at Thornbury's Castle School has won the British Chamber of Commerce South West region award for the Education and Business partnership category.
The Chamber of Commerce says, 'This year we are introducing a category that recognises the partnership between education and business in order to develop the talents of our next generation. The award highlights the significance the Chamber Network and businesses place on preparing young people for the world of work.'
They couldn't have achieved any of this without Thornbury's support, so a massive thank you!
The team will be in London in November to receive the award and to find out who the national winner will be.... watch this space!
England Netball are looking to launch a Netball Now (pay and play) session in the Thornbury area, but before they go ahead and launch they are keen to understand what the interest is for this type of session. Click below to participate in their short survey.
Sort It are making some changes to improve efficiency and deter non-residents and commercial users from using the sites.
From 1 October the opening times will change to 8.30am-4.30pm. These times will apply all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Other changes planned for 2016 include a resident vehicle registration scheme, and an electronic van permit scheme for all vans. Click below to read more...
Latest news from the Gazette:
• Former Almondsbury student donates money from bestselling product to charity after setting up business in parents' room
• Runners challenged to 'The Oldbury Power 10-miler' by Thornbury Running Club
• Alveston students become 'word millionaires' after competing to read thousands of books
• Nursery children and staff don purple clothing to raise awareness of meningitis in Alveston and Charfield
• Family speaks out after man is convicted of the murder of 18-year-old Melissa Mathieson in Bristol
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