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Make a Difference this Summer

South Gloucestershire Library service is looking for volunteers to help children do the Summer Reading Challenge 2014. The theme this year is Mythical Maze and children are challenged to read six books to collect their very own medal and certificate. Click below for more information on how to get involved.

Puppetry at St Mary Centre

Thornbury's St Mary Shopping Centre is pleased to be able to collaborate with Thornbury Arts Festival again this year and support the Shadow Puppetry Workshop that is being run in the former premises of Julian Graves in the St Mary Centre on the 10th of May 2014, between 11am and 1pm. The theme for this years workshop is the Hindu tale of Rama & Sita. Click below to find out more...

Last chance to see Quilt

Discover the story of Mrs Chambers’ quilt at Thornbury Museum's 'Stitches in Time', showing until 29th April. The exhibition also shows treasures from their textile store, including all sorts of sewing, fine needlework, craftwork and tools of the trade. Click below for details.

Help Plant Primroses in Thornbury

Thornbury In Bloom has a number of cultivated, native primrose plants that are available for planting around the town and would be glad of some volunteers to plant them!
The only condition is that they are planted in a public open space and that we have photos of their location and if possible them being planted. If you would like some to plant please get in touch. The number is limited, so the sooner the better!

What next at the Leisure Centre?

At Thornbury Leisure Centre we are lucky enough to have some large conference and event facilities for concerts and other fantastic entertainments.
The Centre has recently been running some successful live music tribute artist events and they're keen to hear your thoughts on where to go from here. Should they do more? What sort of entertainments are you and your friends looking for?
Click below to share your views through an online questionnaire, and you could win 1 month's free unlimited use of the gym, fitness classes and swimming.

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From 'Gazette Series':

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a man who has absconded from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire.

AN ESCAPED prisoner broke out of HMP Leyhill to escape loud rap music being played 'day and night' on his wing, a court heard.

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British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge their relatives against travelling to Syria to possibly fight in the civil war.

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.


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