More than 300 homes in North Somerset have been left without power this morning (Wednesday) after Storm Aileen battered the South West with winds up to 60 miles per hour.

Armed robbers threatened staff with a toy gun after breaking into a shop in Pill this morning (Monday).

Women are being urged not to put their babies at risk by continuing to smoke while they are pregnant.

The number of people with diabetes in North Somerset has hit five figures, a leading charity has revealed as part of Diabetes Week.

The number of people in North Somerset will significantly jump over the next 20 years, if new Government projections come true.

Man charged over cashpoint raids

Friday, June 3, 2016

A man has been charged in connection with a range of ATM attacks spanning almost eight months by police.

Hundreds of people were declared obese last year, prompting health chiefs to warn them they are putting their own long-term health at risk by not exercising enough and eating healthily.

A Clevedon mother who sent disturbing photos of her 18-month-old daughter, including one alongside the word ‘dead’, to the father’s new partner has been spared jail.

The first study of its kind has shown doctors are ‘feeling the pressure’ in North Somerset, according to the NHS, after it was found workloads have risen almost 20 per cent in seven years.

MP pool a blight on the landscape?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Questions have been raised over an MP’s swimming pool and its effect on the North Somerset landscape, after it was claimed it would ‘not be clearly visible’ before it was built.

RSPCA animal rescues increase

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thousands of animals had be rescued last year in Somerset due to cruelty and owners’ abuse.

Teenage pregnancies in North Somerset are falling and are now back among the lowest levels since records began.

Gale-force winds and up to three centimetres of rain are expected across the area tomorrow (Wednesday) after a weather warning was issued by the Met Office.

There is widespread disruption on rail services through the region this evening (Monday) after a person was hit by a train.

Campaigners against installing pylons in the North Somerset countryside have told the Times of their ‘bitter disappointment’ at the Government’s decision last weel.

North Somerset’s healthcare services are under ‘black alert’ for the second time in three weeks due to ‘severe pressure’ on systems.

Improvements must be made within Avon and Somerset Constabulary to help keep vulnerable people safe, according to a new study.

Green light for Hinkley pylons

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The fight against miles of pylons being built through North Somerset may be over after they were given the go ahead by Government officials.

The average full-time salary for men in North Somerset is eclipsing that for women by almost 50 per cent, with the gap growing year on year.

Motorway delays following car blaze

Friday, November 13, 2015

THERE are queues throughout North Somerset on the M5 following a car fire this afternoon (Friday).

Deaths on North Somerset roads fall

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Drivers should not get complacent despite new figures revealing the number of road accidents causing injuries and deaths has dropped this year.

An increasing number of depressed and young people from North Somerset are being admitted to hospital, according to new figures released this month.

Multi-million pound debts are being faced by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) this year.

Win a signed Bristol City shirt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At the North Somerset Times, we love to recognise big achievements, like our neighbours Bristol City celebrating their first league title in 60 years this weekend.

Hundreds of secondary schoolchildren in North Somerset are missing significant chunks of their education and it could have a ‘lasting effect’ on their future prospects.

More shops opening in Clevedon

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CLEVEDON’S shops are bucking the trend of town centres around the South West, with the town one of just 11 across the whole of the South West to see a rise in shop occupancy during 2014.

Teen pregnancy rates have fallen

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

THE proportion of teenagers falling pregnant in North Somerset has fallen to among the lowest rates in the country.

WORKERS on zero-hours contracts unwilling to bow to employer pressure are being left out of pocket, it has been claimed.

Zero rating food finds unveiled

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FLIES ‘crawling in flour storage bins’, bowls of food scattered on kitchen floors and ‘filthy’ premises were among the stomach-churning finds by North Somerset health inspectors during visits to some of the area’s eateries in 2014.

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