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.

A police cordon was put in place in Backwell this morning (Tuesday) after a cashpoint machine was found to have been damaged.

A village show with baking, photography and flower arranging classes will take place in Backwell this weekend.

Vulnerable children are waiting too long to get help from North Somerset Council and improvements are needed, inspectors have found.

Healthcare services in North Somerset could soon be run by a single organisation which also looks after Bristol and Gloucestershire’s provision if a merger is approved next month.

Scarecrows will be popping up all over Backwell over the next week, when a popular trail returns to the village.

Housing targets mean developers have eight years to build 12,000 homes in North Somerset – but at the current rate, it would take them 21 years to manage it.

There has been a rise in the number of vulnerable children needing support from social services at the same time as funding has been cut, which could leave the system in ‘crisis’.

The GCSE grade system is changing this year, and it will affect North Somerset students when they pick up their envelopes from school tomorrow (Thursday). It means some students will receive the normal letter grades in some subjects, and a number in others. Here is our guide to what will look different this year...

People travelling on the motorway towards North Somerset may encounter a lot of traffic this afternoon (Saturday) due to the sheer number of cars on the road.

Students at Backwell School’s sixth form ‘coped brilliantly’ with changes to the A-level structure, with more than half of exam entries receiving A* to B grades today (Thursday).

North Somerset’s A-level students will be picking up their exam results today (Thursday). Many of them may be hoping to start at university, but are not sure what will come next. We have put together this guide to results day and clearing to help both students and parents through the process.

The mass ascent at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court has been cancelled tonight (Friday) owing to the bad weather.

Police are appealing for information after a number of vehicles had their tyres slashed overnight in Backwell.

Action is being taken to improve North Somerset’s waste collection service following a series of problems since a new contractor took over.

Thundery showers with the potential to cause disruption are predicted to hit North Somerset later today (Tuesday) the Met Office has announced.

A Portbury woman is embarking on a 21-mile swim of the English Channel in memory of her dad.

The co-chairman of a Clevedon charity which helps children with additional needs and disabilities has stepped down after 30 years.

Thousands of pounds could be invested in tennis courts around North Somerset where participation in the sport is said to be ‘poor’.

A North Somerset primary school teacher has admitted using a chat room which showed horrific live footage of a six-year-old boy being raped.

Stormy weather and hail have been forecast for North Somerset with weather experts issuing a yellow warning.

Recycling lorries have been told to avoid a road near a North Somerset primary school during selected hours after parents raised concerns about their children’s safety.

A motorway crash has caused heavy traffic on the M5 this morning (Wednesday).

North Somerset may be hit by thunderstorms this week, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.

A Backwell School student has launched a petition against a policy stopping boys from wearing shorts on hot days.

Dads can expect a treat on Sunday, when they can put their feet up and enjoy a lazy Father’s Day. But for those who want to go out and do something, here is our guide on how to celebrate the day in North Somerset.

A forum for parents whose children have special education needs (SEN) has been forced to suspend its work after its funding was cut by North Somerset Council without warning.

Weston-super-Mare’s MP will be John Penrose once again, after he won the constituency’s General Election vote this morning (Friday).

North Somerset’s polling stations have opened this morning (Thursday) and the Times will be covering the General Election live as we wait for the results to come in.

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