A plan to sell the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare for one pound has been approved by councillors this evening.
It's part of a deal under which the local college will take over the facility and build a £15 million law academy on the site, though the main part would still be available for community use.
Weston College has won a £10 million government contract to provide education services to prisons in the South West.
300 staff will teach prisoners in thirteen institutions. The college will also work with employers to find jobs for ex-offenders and those out on licence.
Police say a man that was stabbed at Weston College this afternoon was not a student at the college.
Emergency services were called to the college shortly after 2pm after the 19 year old turned up at the college with serious injuries to ask for help.
He told staff he had been stabbed nearby at St John’s Football Club in Coleridge Road. He has been taken to hospital. Police are treating the incident as an assault and have launched a hunt for his attacker. The man's injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Emergency services are at Weston College this afternoon following reports that a student has been stabbed.
Early indications are that the teenager’s injuries were sustained in an incident at a nearby St John’s Football Club, before he went to the college to ask for help.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police told us they are treating the incident as an assault and the air ambulance has been called.
Weston College has seen a surge in applications for Higher Education courses, bucking the national trend.
Nationally, degree applications have fallen 8%, with many put off by the rise in tuition fees, however Weston College says applications for its courses beginning 2013 have increased by 23%.