News in Glastonbury

Orme Ltd team members are taking part in Movember to raise funds for men's health.

Staff at Orme Ltd, an award-winning architectural practice based in Baltonsborough, are putting their creativity to the test to raise funds for men's health by taking part in Movember.

The Movember Foundation was created so that individuals could grow a moustache throughout November to help raise vital funds towards preventing males from dying too young; a small solution to a very large issue.

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Every gambling venue in Glastonbury will be taking part in Responsible Gambling Week, from November 7 to 13, which will be the biggest ever campaign to promote safer gambling.

The #RGWeek19 campaign is led by the Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG), in partnership with leading gambling charities, Gamcare and YGam, and the objective is to stimulate a national conversation about safer gambling, highlighting the tools, advice and help available to customers.

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Following the launch of the new nation-wide higher-level apprenticeship programme in partnership with Historic England, throughout last week, Strode College in Street held its first of several residential training workshops for its part in the programme delivery.

Included in this was a health and safety site visit to a new housing development in Glastonbury with Engie Construction.

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Masqueraders The Silent Mary

Carnival season has kicked in style in Bridgwater. After dire warnings of torrential rain and high winds turned out to be a damp squib the clubs put on a spectacular show, with Meare's Masqueraders creation The Silent Mary (Redemption of the Damned) winning the sought-after Feature Cart Open Class. This astonishing cart featuring doomed sailors on a wrecked pirate ship looks to be set in a titanic tussle with Bridgwaters Gemini club and their Curse of The Kraken, another seafaring entry which has echoes of their legendary Ghost Ship cart. Wick Carnival Club's Prehistoric Steam cart came fourth at Bridgwater.

Glastonbury's Academy of Carnival also put a good showing in and several local walking entries were top of the charts with wins in their classes for Ethan Pickersgill and for Academy of Carnival entries. Glastonbury Tableau club King William's zombie survival themed entry The Inmates came a respectable fourth. The carts come out again on Monday at Burnham on Sea and arrive in Glastonbury on November 16.
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Council criticised after care delay

A vulnerable woman in Somerset was made to wait nearly two years to be assessed for the care she needed.

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised Somerset County Council for taking too long to properly reassess her care needs, as well as failing to provide answers about respite care and short breaks.

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