Are you getting the best healthcare available, or is your doctors’ surgery not performing as well as it should?

North Somerset’s surgeries have been ranked in NHS England’s GP Patient Survey 2017, with patients having their say on their healthcare services.

Times reporter Sam Frost has sifted through the data to identify the key issues concerning patients.

Gardeners from a North Somerset village have been working tirelessly this summer to improve communal areas, getting their hands dirty and planting hundreds of plants.

A developer which was told its bid to build more than 20 homes would ‘harm’ a North Somerset village has appealed a local authority decision to refuse planning permission.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service tackled a car fire near outside the Ashton Court estate, in Abbots Leigh yesterday (Friday).

There is more congestion on North Somerset’s roads this morning (Saturday), with motorists experiencing delays on a long stretch of the M5.

Smoking has hit an all-time low in North Somerset, with only one in nine people smoking cigarettes 10 years on from the start of the public smoking ban.

The keys to a village library have been handed to Congresbury Parish Council this month after it opted to take control of the service from the local authority.

A party atmosphere descended over a North Somerset village as hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the annual church fete.

Cleeve church hosts summer fete

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Villagers gathered in numbers to attend a North Somerset church’s annual summer fete, which boasted an impressive range of stalls and attractions.

A North Somerset animal sanctuary has unveiled a ‘major expansion of its facilities’ which means it can ‘save the lives of even more dogs’.

There is heavy traffic on the M5 northbound this afternoon (Friday) with congestion causing miles of delays.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary officers have an ‘unsustainable’ workload as the force has been ‘pushed to the limit’ by Government cuts, warn police bosses in a plea for more funding.

North Somerset Council has been told by the Government it must find land capable of housing 2,500 homes to ensure it reaches its target of nearly 21,000 by 2026.

A member of the campaign to save Cleeve’s demolition-threatened Lord Nelson pub has hit back at criticism of protest signs against the proposed development.

A village action group says it has ‘dealt a blow’ to a developer after winning a housing inquiry over an application to build 50 homes.

A North Somerset village ‘came together’ for a weekend of events promoting kindness and community spirit earlier this month.

A North Somerset animal sanctuary is in a ‘state of emergency’, and is calling on animal-lovers to help solve its ‘kitten crisis’.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has reacted to this morning’s (Monday) terror attack in Finsbury Park, London – where a van mowed down people leaving a mosque.

North Somerset Council has made more than 200 insurance claims in the past six years after staff reversed into walls, a boulder, a road sign and a tree while at the wheel of a council vehicle.

Police have said the South West faces ‘no known specific threat’ of a terrorist attack following the atrocity in London on Saturday evening in which seven people died and dozens were injured.

A North Somerset village hosted a two-day art competition this month, challenging residents to create their own masterpiece.

A North Somerset primary school is set to double in size after the local authority approved its expansion plans.

North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has warned against the dangers of drinking too much alcohol after a survey revealed the South West has the most regular drinkers in Britain.

A man in his 20s was killed in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday) after colliding with roadside stones in a North Somerset village.

A North Somerset school will build a multi-million-pound science block after it received 
 Government funding.

The owner of a North Somerset pub which is set to be demolished has hit back at claims in the village it has ‘incentivised locals to back its plans’.

A woman was taken to hospital after a house annexe caught fire in Kingston Seymour this morning (Monday).

Cleeve’s historic Lord Nelson pub will be knocked down and replaced with a supermarket, a petrol station and a pub café – if owner Tout Ltd’s proposals are materialised.

Campaigners bidding to save a Cleeve pub from being turned into a supermarket have been handed a much-welcome boost after it was given some development protection from North Somerset Council.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is investigating the theft of a phone worth £350 from a Greggs store in Clevedon.

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