Jobs boost at Yate Shopping Centre

Over 100 new jobs are being created at Yate Shopping Centre with the opening of three new retail units in the next few months. Within two weeks of the jobs being advertised on the Yate Shopping Centre website and Facebook page, there have been over 3,500 enquires. During May and June, Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Sports Direct and Costa

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Asian Project Annual Show on Saturday

The South Gloucestershire Asian Project (SGAP), a non-profitable, social and cultural community organisation started in 1999, is holding its Annual Show in Bristol on Saturday 26th January 2013. This marks the 14th anniversary of SGAP. Many dignitaries in the socio-cultural spheres will be attending this year’s Annual Show. Honourable Robert Bernays OBE (Her Majesty the Queen’s Vice Lord Lieutenant of

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Nominations now open for South Glos Community Awards

Calling all community heroes! Nominations are now open for the 2013 South Gloucestershire Chair’s Community Awards. This year’s annual celebration of community work and volunteering marks the tenth anniversary since the awards scheme began in 2003. From charity fundraisers to local football club managers, sports coaches and arts festival organisers, South Gloucestershire Council has honoured the dedication and commitment of

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‘Part night’ street lighting scheme to cover whole of South Glos by October

Measures to conserve energy by switching off street lights between midnight and 5am have reduced South Gloucestershire Council’s annual carbon emissions by 12 per cent and are already saving approximately £90,000 in energy costs each year. About 6,000 of the district’s 29,500 street lights have been switched to ‘part night’ operation since the scheme was adopted by the council in

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Apprenticeship open day success

Dozens of young people came along to an open event to learn about an apprenticeship with Merlin Housing Society and the hope of a new job in the new year. Around 70 would-be plumbers, plasterers and electricians attended the event at Merlin’s apprenticeship partner, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College last Wednesday. They were there to learn more about Merlin’s apprenticeship

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BT announced as preferred bidder for South Glos broadband project

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), in partnership with Wiltshire Council, has today (Monday 12th November) announced that British Telecom has been chosen as the preferred bidder to provide superfast broadband to premises across the South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire area. Welcoming the announcement, Cllr John Goddard, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s Resources Sub-Committee, said: “We were delighted to have joined Wiltshire in

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