News in Wells

Nearly 300 response officers in Avon and Somerset Police could be prevented from using their handcuffs or Taser – because their safety training has lapsed.

More than 700 warranted staff have not completed an annual refresher course on use of force, first aid and dealing with conflict, meaning they are considered "non-deployable to public-facing roles".

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Visit England Gold Accolade awarded to the Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace in Wells is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Gold Accolade by Visit England.

In their words, the awards "aim to recognise and reward those attractions that go the extra mile to create an outstanding visitor experience" and the top Gold Accolade is only awarded to the top scoring attractions in the country. This year only 76 attractions nationwide are being recognised for the exceptional experiences they provide visitors.

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Performers on the new song

A musical family from Wells have put out a call to people who have been bereaved during the pandemic to submit a photograph of the person they have lost for the video to a charity single to mark the devastating toll taken on the UK by Covid-19.

The Millington family reached number 2 on iTunes in December 2020 with their version of 'Together In Electric Dreams' by Phil Oakey and Georgio Moroder which secured the backing of Stephen Fry, Midge Ure and Matt Lucas, gained national TV and radio coverage and was released alongside a video containing the images of over 150 people whose lives had been lost during the first nine months of the pandemic.

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Wells Market, run by Mendip District Council, supported the national Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign which celebrates our traditional markets and their dedicated traders.

A LYLM banner was proudly displayed at each market in the district and posted on social media to showcase the variety and quality of traders in Mendip, to highlight their importance to the local economy and to demonstrate how they feature at the heart of our local communities.

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NICHOLLS, Helen, devoted wife to Andrew, loving mother to Kate, Steve and Tanya, and loved and respected by so many, was called home into the presence of her Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, on Thursday, the 21st of October.

As a local online newspaper seeking to be at the heart of the Wells community, we realise the importance of obituaries as a key part of the service.

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There are trustee opportunities at the City of Wells Almshouses

If you have experience at a strategic level in the fundraising, marketing/media relations, legal, or housing sectors, then there might be an opportunity for you with the City of Wells Almshouses (CWA).

The CWA is looking to widen the range of skills and experience within its Board of Trustees and is now seeking applications to join the charity as Trustees helping to steer the future plans for these historic buildings in the heart of Wells.

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