A new headteacher has been permanently appointed at Backwell School after spending 18 months in an interim role.

A Backwell residential home for adults with learning difficulties has been rated as good in all areas, with sufficient staff numbers and a clean environment.

Artwork created by Clevedon primary school pupils went on display during an exhibition.

A long-awaited housing decision which has the potential to blow a North Somerset parish council’s vision for growth out of the water is due next week.

A playgroup based in Claverham held a market packed with stalls to raise money for a children’s charity.

Clevedon’s maritime history will be explored in a new book, which also uncovers how two people from the town were involved in the sinking of the Titanic.

A Clevedon historian will tell stories of the town’s buildings, locations and characters in her latest book.

There has been a 222 per cent increase in the amount of litter found on the sea floor – and most of it is plastic, which does not degrade and is endangering marine life. We want YOU to join our Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

A Nailsea-based accountancy firm has merged with another North Somerset company.

A man has been arrested after two 14-year-olds fell ill after buying a prescription drug in a North Somerset skatepark.

A 700-home development in a North Somerset village has been brought forward by at least eight years.

A cat was injured in Portishead after being shot in the back by an air gun – but detective work by some vets has ensured she has been returned to her loving owner, 10 months after she went missing.

Two historic sites in North Somerset which were listed as being ‘at risk’ have been taken off the register.

A North Somerset town is being lined up to take thousands of new homes over the next 20 years – but town and parish leaders fear vitally-needed GP surgeries and schools would not be built quickly enough to match the growing population.

North Somerset residents should brace themselves for more strong winds this weekend, which has prompted the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning.

A brave woman who grabbed an armed burglar to try to prevent him escaping a village shop with stolen goods is among those to receive a police award for her actions.

The skies over parts of North Somerset have taken on a strange red glow today (Monday) as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.

A North Somerset woman has been casting her verdict on performers in her role as a judge on a Sky One singing contest.

Anxious campaigners in Backwell will have to wait even longer to hear whether 220 new homes will be built in the village, after a Government minister said he needed more time to make a decision.

A number of safety improvements will be made to a ‘terrifying’ road in Backwell, but villagers say they will continue to campaign for a crossing.

Pupils at a Backwell school celebrated its founder with a ball and afternoon tea.

A hotel in Backwell has been chosen as the best newcomer in a national guidebook.

An art group raised a record amount at its most recent exhibition, and the money will be used to make people’s hospital stays more pleasant.

Campaigners have taken road safety into their own hands as they believe not enough has been done to the ‘dangerous’ stretch since two people were hit by cars.

Police have confirmed the M5 is due to re-open ‘soon’ as the lorries involved in a collision in the early hours of the morning have now been removed from the carriageway.

Interesting stories and records from a Chelvey church will be available to view before they are transferred to the archives in Taunton.

A collapsed 17th century wall has been restored by a group of volunteers.

A cash machine in Backwell has been targeted by thieves for the second time this month.

Community groups from all over North Somerset will get together for a day packed with activities and entertainment.

Giant vegetables, flowers and crafts went on display in Backwell on Saturday.

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