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Abbot's Way School in Meare

A new specialist school in Meare has been given the go-ahead by the Department for Education (DfE) to fully open next week.

The team at Abbot's Way School say they are delighted that all their children can start being taught from Monday (January 18), now that the DfE has given the organisation the green light, following checks that all schools have to undertake before they open.

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Cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) is celebrating a £10,000 donation from Haycombe Cemetery and Crematorium in Bath, via a metal recycling scheme.

The national scheme is run by not-for-profit organisation Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management and means metal such as artificial hip joints, rods and screws that cannot be cremated are recycled, generating charitable donations. To qualify for donations from the scheme, charities must support people affected by bereavement or terminal illness. Previous local beneficiaries include the RUH Forever Friends Appeal, Make a Wish Foundation and Cruse Bereavement Support. We Hear You provides free professional counselling to children and adults affected by cancer and life-threatening conditions in BANES, Somerset and Wiltshire and is benefitting from the scheme for the first time. Fundraising and Communications Manager Gemma Wilkes says:

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