A surgery has been praised for referring patients to the gym, slimming groups and voluntary work to improve their health.

Two business owners from Nailsea have won prizes at the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards.

Organisers behind a new hub for Nailsea will address people’s health issues through different approaches including support groups and art and music therapy.

Barber retires after 50 years

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A barber from Backwell will be hanging up his clippers after 50 years in the trade.

A nurse from Portishead who has worked at Children’s Hospice South West since it opened is encouraging others to consider taking up the rewarding career.

Medical group achieves good rating

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A medical group which serves patients in Nailsea, Backwell and Long Ashton has been rated good in every area, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Fight for Farleigh Fields begins

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A planning inquiry is being held to determine whether 220 new homes should be built on prime agricultural land in Backwell.

Pupils programme Lego robots

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pupils from Nailsea built a programmable robot with experts from Bath University.

Six students from North Somerset were invited on a life-changing trip to Poland to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum to see what we can learn from the atrocities of the past.

A Rotary club is looking for people to sign up to a mass sponsored walk in Nailsea to raise money.

National Grid will carry out surveys and tests along the route for the Hinkley Point C Connection over the next few months.

Green space saved from development

Friday, February 24, 2017

Controversial plans to build a three-storey home on an important green space in Nailsea have been rejected.

A disability charity in Backwell is on the hunt for fundraisers to take part in the world’s first ever push and run event.

The Weston College site in Nailsea could be transformed into homes if the town’s library moves to Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

Backwell Parish Council and North Somerset Council are preparing to fight plans to build 220 homes on Farleigh Fields.

Village leaders in Tickenham are appealing for a new road to be constructed from the Long Ashton bypass to the M5 before any new homes are built.

A woman whose daughter was sexually assaulted has praised the support her family received in the hope of encouraging other victims to come forward.

A health hub to help people with medical and social issues will launch next month.

Sheep stray onto busy commuter route

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Three sheep strayed onto a busy road in Wraxall leading to a number of reports from the public.

A decade of helping children with life-limiting conditions is being marked in 2017.

A village agent is now working in Wraxall to support people over 50 to live independently and access any help they need.

A care home in Wraxall which caters for people with dementia has been rated unsafe and told to improve in five key areas.

Villagers in Wraxall are concerned plans to build 600 homes to the north of Nailsea will have a ‘detrimental impact’ on rural roads.

Nailsea Town Council has agreed a contract with Barratt Homes for the sale of Engine Lane – providing the developer sells the properties as freeholds rather than leaseholds.

Three members of a Nailsea church are heading to Myanmar to meet children living in an orphanage they helped to build.

The police are encouraging people in North Somerset to protect themselves against crime by using their new website which is packed with safety advice.

Nailsea School is considering joining a multi-academy trust to collaborate with other schools in the area.

A ‘legendary’ PE teacher who inspired hundreds of students during his 26 years at Nailsea School has died.

Councillors in Nailsea have agreed to allocate £50,000 to pay for a crossing on a busy road where a blind man was knocked down.

Ravenswood School could become an academy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Nailsea school is considering converting to an academy to give staff and students access to more resources.

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