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).

Traffic is queueing on the motorway this morning (Tuesday) after an earlier accident between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.

You are more likely to stick at a healthy lifestyle if those around you do it with you – so the Times has teamed up with Legacy Leisure to offer a prize to help you kick-start your new healthy lifestyle.

Council tax bills will rise significantly as ‘savage’ cuts mean the authority must ‘scramble around’ to find funds for basic services.

In three years North Somerset Council has received close to 1,000 complaints about dog fouling – but its dog wardens have dished out just four fines to people who did not clean up after their pets.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to a car fire in Portishead yesterday (Thursday).

North Somerset Council wardens will soon be able to dish out fines to people parked on double-yellow lines across the district, as it takes over on-street parking enforcement.

Two lanes were closed on the M5 southbound earlier this afternoon (Monday) and traffic remains very slow.

People are being urged to stop wasting medication as NHS bosses reveal £1.2million worth of medication is wasted every year in North Somerset.

The M5 northbound has been reopened today (Friday) after an earlier incident saw emergency services called because a woman had fallen from a motorway bridge.

The number of people attending Weston-super-Mare hospital’s A&E department surged at the weekend, with patients requiring beds which were simply not there.

North Somerset Councillors claimed a little more than £12,000 in expenses during 2015/16.

There are delays on the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Avonmouth after an earlier closure while police dealt with an incident involving concern for someone’s welfare.

There is very slow traffic on the M5 southbound this afternoon (Friday) between Portishead and Clevedon.

North Somerset school term dates 2016-2017

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This school year is 195 days long and includes five in-service days for staff training. Here is a list of term dates for schools in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset:

A woman was taken to hospital after a two-vehicle collision on the A370 this morning (Wednesday), in which the air ambulance was called.

A police helicopter was flying over Portishead this morning (Sunday) searching for a potentially drunk man after reports he had fallen three flights from scaffolding.

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