PUBLISHED: 09:25 28 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 28 April 2018 Steve Birley Open Day at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club Archant The Devon and Somerset Gliding Club is the largest gliding club in the South West and has enabled its members to enjoy the magic of gliding for over 60 years, writes Jill Harmer. The club has a modern fleet of club gliders, good club facilities and a team of British Gliding Association (BGA) qualified instructors, who provide training to help new members to learn to fly in the skies above the stunning East Devon countryside. The final Saturday of April (28), sees the club open to members of the public. For just £40, you will have the opportunity to experience this amazing sport first hand without having to pre-book. You will fly with one of the qualified instructors from a winch launch for up to 15 minutes, and will even be able to take the controls. The club is based at North Hill airfield on the Blackdown Hills between Honiton and … [Read more...] about Devon and Somerset Gliding Club Open Day
Thanks to the phenomenal growth of ebay, and the likes of shows like Cash in the Attic, nowadays we’re all familiar with the idea of selling our unwanted wares to the highest bidder. If you’re buying, it can often be a great way to grab a bargain - but whether it’s a vintage designer handbag or a second hand toy, the real beauty of buying at auction is getting your hands on something that’s a little bit unique. The internet has made it possible for anyone, anywhere, to buy and sell at auction. But there is nothing that can truly compare to the thrill of a real saleroom – and in the South West there are plenty to choose from. You’d be forgiven for thinking that auction houses are places for the super-rich to purchase fine art and Persian rugs – but some of the weird and wonderful things you can either pick up or sell locally might surprise you. Harry Potter’s broomstick Movie memorabilia is hugely popular at auction, with die-hard film … [Read more...] about 11 weird and wonderful items sold in South West auction rooms
PUBLISHED: 11:41 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:41 25 April 2018 Bickell, Dave Year 10 handball girls from Kings of Wessex. Archant Kings of Wessex Academy Year 10 girls have been crowned Somerset County handball champions. Friday 13th proved to be auspicious and lucky for The Kings of Wessex Academy Year 10 girls who were crowned the Somerset County handball champions. But the girls’ triumph was due to more than luck when the PE department escorted 20 Year 10 students to compete in the Somerset Under-15 Handball competition for boys and girls. Each team played five games against Heathfield, Holyrood, St Dunstan’s, Kingsmead and Crispin Schools and after some tough matches, the girls ended the day undefeated, winning the deciding match 3-0 against Bishop Fox’s School. Indeed, they only drew one game making them the champions at their first-ever tournament. Next for the girls is to represent Somerset in the regional competition on May 2 in Paignton. … [Read more...] about Kings of Wessex girls are Somerset handball champions
There has been a lot of chatter about local elections in the national news, and several people have asked Bristol.Live why we haven’t had any coverage of the impending votes. Well, the simple answer is because we don’t have any local elections taking place. In a rare turn of events Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset will not hold any council elections on May 3, meaning there will be no chance to change the political make-up of the authorities. In fact, the only vote taking place in the region will be on May 24th for the Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze by-election which was triggered after Liberal Democrat councillor, Clare Campion-Smith stood down at the start of April. The lack of elections is down to the voting cycles employed by the individual councils. Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset councils all work to a four-year voting pattern. The last local council elections for South Gloucestershire and North Somerset took place in 2015, meaning … [Read more...] about Will Bristol, South Glos and North Somerset council have local elections in May?
23 Apr From the section Scottish Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43862248 Read more about sharing. FOOTBALL GOSSIPRangers are working on plans to sign Scottish-born Canada midfielder Scott Arfield. the 29-year-old whose contract with Premier League Burnley ends this summer and who is also interesting West Ham United, but wages of £20,000 per week remain a stumbling block for the Ibrox club. (Daily Mail)Sweden youth defender Thomas Isherwood is being linked with Celtic as the 20-year-old, who currently plays with Bayern Munich's reserve team, approaches the end of his current contract. (The Scotsman)RB Leipzig and Celtic have targeted 16-year-old England under-17s keeper Arthur Okonkwo, who has yet to be offered a new contract by Arsenal despite wishing to remain with the English Premier League … [Read more...] about Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Hibs, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Man Utd, Burnley, West Ham, Kilmarnock, Ayr, Edinburgh