Photo of Terry James.

Community in shock as organiser of charity Christmas lights passes away

Hundreds of people from across the Stokes and further afield have expressed shock and sadness at the news that Terry James, joint host of the famous Watch Elm Close charity Christmas lights, has died. Together with partner Mike Checkley, Terry had helped raise thousands of pounds for charities, most recently St Peter’s Hospice, through collections made at their extravagant Christmas

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Christmas Lights Switch-on Event at the Willow Brook Centre in 2014.

Firework spectacular to round off Willow Brook Christmas lights switch-on event

New Friday evening spot for popular festive function. The official start of Christmas festivities at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre will be celebrated with a spectacular firework display on Friday 16th November. This year’s seasonal lights switch-on is set to be nothing short of sensational, with live music from Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) finalists, fire jugglers and more. The

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Photo of characters from children’s favourite Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom on a previous visit to the Willow Brook Centre.

Willow Brook Centre set to shine at Christmas lights turn-on spectacular

Live music, children’s entertainers, fairground rides and Santa’s grotto will greet shoppers at the live turn-on of the Willow Brook Centre’s Christmas lights. The festivities will begin at midday on Saturday 18th November, with the big switch-on happening at 5pm. A Robbie Williams tribute act will entertain the crowds during the afternoon; there will also be music in the mall

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Merry Christmas from the Bradley Stoke Journal.

Merry Christmas from the Journal

Merry Christmas to all our readers from the Journal team! Thanks for your continued support in 2016, which has seen our highly-acclaimed monthly magazine go from strength to strength, increasing the average number of pages printed per month by nine percent. Thanks also to all our advertisers, contributors and deliverers – we couldn’t have done it without you! Look out for our

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