Drivers are facing delays of up to 40 minutes on the motorway in Somerset today (Monday) as an accident has closed one lane of the M5.

People are being warned to leave extra time to get to Bristol Airport today (Monday) as the A38 is closed in both directions while firefighters work to cut someone out of their car.

People in Long Ashton are being asked to vote for what they would like to see become the village’s first piece of street art.

There are delays on the M5 today (Friday) with queues on the northbound carriageway between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.

Drug, knife, and violent crime are all on the rise in North Somerset, as new data shows crime has gone up by 56 per cent since a change in how it is recorded by police.

A two-mile queue is still building on the A370 this evening (Monday) due to roadworks.

St Peter’s Hospice in Long Ashton has celebrated its 10th anniversary of setting up shop in the village and said goodbye to two of its long-standing volunteers.

Highways England is warning people to use alternative routes.

Highways England says two lanes of the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon require emergency resurfacing following an accident involving two lorries this morning (Friday).

The ambulance service has been accused of ‘playing with people’s lives’ by its staff, who fear there are not enough vehicles covering North Somerset.

There are queues on the M5 today (Friday) as many people rush to travel south for the start of the school holidays.

Multiple roads in North Somerset will be closed so road markings can be re-painted.

Portishead RNLI were called to a kayakers who had fallen into the water and was struggling to get back into their kayak yesterday (Sunday).

People looking to book their next holiday are in luck, as budget airline easyJet has just announced it will offer flights to Stockholm and Athens from Bristol Airport.

Students from Backwell School partied the night away in Congresbury last night (Wednesday) for their end-of-year prom.

Expensive sports cars, vintage vehicles and even a tractor were just some of the modes of transports glamorous students from St Katherine’s School arrived in for their end-of-year ball last night (Wednesday).

Wild, wacky and wonderful costumes were paraded through Pill at the weekend as part of festivities for the village’s rag day.

Burglars have systematically stripped off the lead roof of a building belonging to a North Somerset cancer charity, causing £4,000 worth of damage.

Healthcare services are struggling to cope and doctors are warning the NHS will soon be in a state of ‘year-round’ crisis.

An average of 12 people a day in North Somerset are admitted to hospital because of drinking, as alcohol-related admissions continue to rise.

Wrington Fair Week a big success

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Community spirit has been in full show in Wrington, as the village’s history was re-told as part of Wrington Fair Week.

There is less than a week left for people to register to vote in the general election on June 8. Here is everything you need to know about registering to vote ahead of election day…

The three organisations responsible for providing healthcare in North Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire have announced a formal partnership to ‘protect’ healthcare services.

Win a £900 family gym membership

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Scotch Horn and Backwell leisure centres will give people the chance to experience their facilities for free at their annual open days this weekend – and to celebrate the Times is offering one lucky reader the chance to win an annual family membership worth £900.

What is the best way to get to work in and around North Somerset? Are you constantly stuck in traffic, or cursing delayed trains? The Mercury wants to hear YOUR views on commuting in and out of Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset…

It has been 20 years since parking wardens have patrolled North Somerset’s streets, but in the first week of their return they dished out 700 tickets.

There are delays on North Somerset’s road network this afternoon (Tuesday) as one road has been closed for more than four hours following an accident – and is not expected to re-open until at least 6.30pm.

A road has been closed while emergency services deal with a collision in Tickenham this afternoon (Tuesday).

Firefighters spent an hour in High Street in Claverham last night (Monday) after being called to a BMW on fire.

Legendary choreographer Matthew Bourne has adapted The Red Shoes for the stage and it got a standing ovation on its opening night at Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday).

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