Bowsland Green 'Swim the Channel' team. L-r Finley Palmer, Archie Matthews and Joe Moody.

Boys swim the Channel for Team Bowsland

Three 10-year-old boys from Bradley Stoke have begun an ambitious aquatic challenge to raise much needed funds for their school. Finley Palmer, Archie Matthews and Joe Moody, all pupils at Bowsland Green Primary, are collectively hoping to swim the width of the English Channel (22 miles) over an estimated 12 weeks and are collecting sponsorship through an online ‘secure giving’

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Photo of Stokes Singes in rehearsal for their 25th anniversary concert.

Tuning up for the festive season!

By Sue Callow, Stokes Singers We may not have started Christmas shopping just yet but Stokes Singers have a few new festive tunes in our repertoire already! Our autumn rehearsals at Coniston Community Centre are going well and we’ve been pleased to welcome new singers who’ve quickly settled in to our 30-strong mixed choir. Our two musical directors, Phil Lawrence

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A First West of England X73 bus at the Linden Drive stop in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Reprieve for X73 route but 73 frequency to drop to ‘every 20 mins’

Bus operator First Bristol has granted a partial reprieve to the X73 peak-hours-only bus service, which it had previously stated would be withdrawn once the M1 MetroBus service starts in January 2019. However, as widely anticipated, Bradley Stoke’s current main bus service, the 73, will see its frequency reduced due to an expected drop in demand from passengers travelling to

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