Damp weather and low temperatures may have spoiled a few summer holidays this year – but they could also lead to a major health hazard in the shape of an invasion of rats.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been ‘applauded’ by penal reformers after seeing one of the biggest reduction in child arrests in the country.

Crafts, plants, jewellery and artisan street food are just some of the attractions which are helping a new weekly market in Portishead win a loyal following.

An interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after its previous chief was suspended in the wake of a damning report into the service’s leadership.

Girl, 14, breaks solo flight record

Monday, August 14, 2017

A 14-year-old has broken club records by becoming the youngest solo glider pilot.

Fire service probe ‘a complete sham’, claims suspended chief

A day care centre which has been providing support to Portishead’s elderly and disabled people for four decades is at risk of closure.

Fire service bosses slammed over spending and ‘cultural failings’

Today marks a new chapter for the North Somerset Times website with the introduction of a new commenting system called Disqus.

Nailsea’s former police station will now be converted into retirement flats after the final planning hurdles were cleared and permission was granted.

More than 100 cyclists raced into North Somerset on Sunday at the conclusion of an epic 205-mile ride through three counties on behalf of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Friends from North Somerset have rallied to collect much-needed supplies in aid of homeless people.

A key council service which supports residents reporting problems with rubbish collections, potholes and antisocial behaviour will see its opening hours reduced by 20 per cent.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been forced to pay out more than £16,000 in compensation over the past six years – because of police raids carried out on the wrong houses.

People heading out and about this weekend may want to heed some advice from local NHS experts, who are warning of heatwave conditions to come.

Accident investigators have today issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward following a fatal crash in Congresbury yesterday (Friday).

A volunteer-run café at North Somerset Community Hospital is appealing for fresh help to enable it to extend its opening hours.

Hundreds of children in North Somerset are being put at risk of contracting serious diseases because parents are ‘too busy’ to keep their inoculations up to date.

A fresh wave of cost-cutting measures has been ordered at hard-up North Somerset Council, after the authority faces a projected annual overspend of more than £3million.

Ambulance staff are working ‘flat out’ to meet escalating demands, but the service needs more funding to help ease pressure, according to unions in the wake of a critical performance assessment.

A ‘significant’ reduction in the number of children being arrested in Avon and Somerset has been heralded by lobbyists, who say fewer young people will now be trapped in a ‘downward spiral into crime and custody’.

Police have arrested a woman following a late-night disturbance at a pub in Pill last night (Wednesday).

North Somerset – like the rest of Britain – has voted to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.

A NURSE from Portishead has today (Friday) been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 10-year-old girl.

THERE is a world of difference between the perfunctory applause of an audience expecting a routine end-of-concert encore, and the fervour of a spellbound crowd desperate for one more song to cap a magical set.

Nursery opens new fun cabin

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A ‘fun and relaxed’ setting for children to enjoy some outdoor play in all weathers has been unveiled at a nursery in 
Nailsea.

PILOT your own aircraft and learn how to fly, and then the sky’s the limit. That’s why a 30-minute flying experience from Bristol Flying is the perfect introduction to life in the air.

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