hg walker solicitors

Harold G Walker Solicitors Announces Two New Partners

Local law Firm Harold G Walker are pleased to announce that Cath Porter and Gaynor Cooke became Partners as from January 2017. The appointments mark the continuous growth and expansion of the Firm’s legal practice in the Dorset area.

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Church Community Project

An independent charity insurance broker is urging local Churches to apply to win a £10,000 grant for their community project.

The grant is being offered by church and charity specialist Ansvar Insurance, but Bournemouth-based Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has confirmed that it is not restricted to Ansvar policyholders and wants to get the word out locally. Any project that could reach new levels of success with a £10,000 injection of funding should apply, and there’s still plenty of time before the 31st May deadline.

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Pothcary Gin

Pothecary Gin Wins Coveted International Award

Brand new to the gin market, Pothecary Gin has been awarded ‘Double Gold’ at the highly renowned ‘San Francisco World Spirits Competition’. A remarkable achievement for the Dorset based brand, ‘Pothecary’ British Blended Gin picked up the coveted award in the Gin category amongst serious competition. The contest is considered to be one of the most prestigious in the world, providing the brand with a fantastic accolade to launch into the international market.

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Mark Ronson collaborates with fans

20th January 2016 BRIT Award-winning artist and producer, Mark Ronson, gave six of his biggest fans the surprise of a lifetime when he invited them to record a Priceless Cover of his hit record, Uptown Funk.

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Expansion brings new jobs to Ebbw Vale factory

An Ebbw Vale factory has undergone a major expansion and created new jobs with help from NatWest.

Express Contract Drying, which manufactures colourings and flavourings for the food and pharmaceutical industries, has installed new machinery and taken on 18 more staff.

The company started in Tregaron, mid Wales, in 1991 and opened its plant on the Rassau Industrial Estate in 2001. Managing director David McDermott has invested £3 million in the Gwent site in the past three years, building an extension to accommodate the new equipment, which has significantly increased the plant’s capacity.

Now the firm has capacity across its two sites to manufacture nine tonnes a day of its products, including flavourings for crisps, cereals, bakery goods and soup.

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Cygnets hatch live on Palace Swan Cam!

Wynn and Brynn the world-famous Mute swans living on the moat at The Bishop’s Palace are attempting to steal the limelight from William and Kate with another exciting birth announcement! Early this morning, 4th May, cygnets were spotted hatching in the huge nest that Wynn has occupied for the last month.

So far, five cygnets have been sighted on the Palace’s Swan Cam, which is designed to share the fascinating footage with viewers all over the world without disturbing the swans.

Eagle-eyed viewers of Swan Cam have been keeping watch in their thousands on the live relay, in the hope of being one of the first to see the new cygnets, and Lel Frey from Wells, was rewarded with an early viewing on Monday morning.

Palace staff are keeping a close eye on the nest and, just like the Royal couple, will wait a few days before discussing details of the names!

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Future is green for South West golf club

A golf club which sits across the Somerset-Dorset border has invested in its future with a major refurbishment and a move to renewable energy.

With help from NatWest, Yeovil Golf Club – which has one course in Somerset and one in Dorset - has given its lounge and bar areas a “major overhaul”. It has redesigned the main clubhouse, which is just inside Dorset, to give it space to accommodate up to three events at a time.

Other improvements include a secure cloakroom and junior locker room as well as the installation of a biomass boiler.

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banks in Yeovil

NatWest urges 'Don't let business turn sour'

NatWest urges South West dairy farmers: don’t let business turn sour

Agricultural experts at NatWest are urging dairy farmers in the South West to approach their bank for support if they face financial pressures.

The average milk price has fallen by 15 per cent over the past year, with favourable conditions in many parts of the world boosting supply at a time when demand has eased. And with additional issues such as the ongoing Russian trade embargo, many dairy farmers are going through a challenging time.

NatWest is proactively engaging with customers in the sector to understand how they are reacting and how the bank can help. The bank’s dedicated agricultural teams are also working closely with the National Farmers Union (NFU), milk buyers and other farmers’ organisations.

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Somerset news

THE GIANTS – a new play inspired by Yeovil Town FC

Rehearsals are well under way for THE GIANTS, a new play inspired by Yeovil Town Football Club.

Jack Kelly and Molly Taylor play Warren and Emily, a couple whose relationship is tied to the fortunes of Real West Coker, the team they manage in the Yeovil & Districts Under 12’s league.

At the same time Jack and Molly play a whole host of other characters including teenager Rachel and her brother Mike; Radio South-West’s long serving commentators Barry and John as well as the entire Real West Coker team and a couple of surprise characters from Yeovil Town FC itself!

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Bruton’s Head teacher for national Award

Bruton’s Head teacher for national Award

Girls’ Schools Association select Bruton’s Head teacher for national Award

The education spotlight was focused on the South West this week when the Girls’ Schools Association announced that the winner of its ‘Sheila Cooper Award’ was local Headmistress, Nicola Botterill from Bruton School for Girls.

Speaking from the Association’s annual conference, President of the GSA, Alice Phillips, explained that each year this national award is presented in recognition of outstanding and significant contribution to the Association by a recently appointed Head.

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Salvage Hunter’s eye is on the art at Bruton

Salvage Hunter’s eye is on the art at Bruton

Bruton School for Girls was turned into a film set for the day when star of TV’s Salvage Hunters, Drew Pritchard, arrived to rummage amongst the hidden treasures at the girls’ school.

The antiques and restoration expert had his eye on stools and easels from the art department as well as an ancient iron weather vane.

Estates Bursar, Alan Wells, guided them around the school just before the end of term in July and revealed the cache of stools and easels dating back to when the school first opened in 1900.

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