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10:39
Headteacher asks parents not to allow children to urinate in school grounds.

Parents of pupils attending a Nailsea school have been asked not to allow their children to urinate in the playground.

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13:00
Motivation - Richard, David, Simon.

A Backwell charity which helps disabled people across the world is celebrating its 25th birthday by launching a project to help children in Sri Lanka.

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11:44
The toilets in Portishead have been targeted again.

Offensive graffiti has been sprayed over a toilet block in Portishead.

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56 minutes ago
Liam Fox MP is joined by store manager Angela O'Brien, Clevedon Town Chairman Graham Watkins and Singe Greene, who has written a book thats now been turned into a film

Guests raised a glass to celebrate a Clevedon charity shop’s 25th anniversary.

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15:32

A water company has opened a new facility near Portishead marina.

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What's On

14:44
Glen Miller story

The story of America’s most famous big band musician will be told on the stage of Bristol’s Hippodrome.

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Yesterday, 10:00
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Trip

With half-term soon upon us, the Curzon cinema has the perfect solution to keep your kids entertained and has once again teamed up with the Times to offer one lucky reader two tickets to one of the week’s biggest films.

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Tue, 08:59
Romeo and Juliet will be given a 1960 makeover by students at Gordano School in Portishead.

A modern telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will take place in Portishead this week.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Classic bike show

Motorcycle fanatics will be able to enjoy themselves this weekend as a high-octane show visits the West Country.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Katherine Ryan at Dismaland. Photo by Rebecca Cleal

One of the most impressive female comedian’s doing the rounds in the UK is heading to North Somerset tonight (Thursday).

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Court

Friday, January 29, 2016
Robert Boyd-Stevenson pleaded guilty to making a bomb hoax by communication false information.

A man has been jailed after carrying out a bomb hoax at Bristol Airport.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Bristol Crown Court.

A ‘bullying’ cyclist will serve four months in prison after punching a ‘frail and vulnerable’ 72-year-old Clevedon man who sought to protect his wife during an unprovoked violent attack in broad daylight.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between November 9-20:

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Weston News

New facilities have been opened at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A £350,000 extension to one of North Somerset’s largest health clubs was officially opened on Friday.

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Alan and Peter Castell

A shop which has been run in Weston-super-Mare town centre for more than four decades is closing its doors, with its owners blaming the council for ‘neglecting’ the area.

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56 minutes ago
Owner Alistair Mead, with operations manager Phil Payne and park manager Lucinda Gilbert.

An adventure park on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare has announced the start of a new £500,000 project.

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15:00
The Gruffalo and some of her fans.

The Gruffalo paid a visit to a library in Weston for a story-telling session.

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A medical centre has been placed under special measures following an ‘inadequate’ inspection.

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Sport

Yesterday, 14:47
Joe Ellis.

Clevedon Town were comfortably beaten by Cadbury Heath in a midweek fixture.

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Yesterday, 14:47
Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor of Butterfield Park, Clevedon, has for the third year running won the English KYU Karate Championships held at Ponds Forge Sports Centre, Sheffield.

Yesterday, 14:28

Nailsea & Tickenham have won through to the knockout stages of the cup after a draw with Kewstoke Lions.

Yesterday, 14:27
Weston's match against Oxford City has been postponed.

Ashton & Backwell Football Club is seeking a secretary for an immediate start in preparation to take on the role fully for next season.

Yesterday, 14:18
Callum Greenwood and George Leaman.

Clevedon swimmers Callum Greenwood and George Leaman became Somerset senior champions during the second weekend of the Somerset Championships held at Millfield.

Business

15:32

A water company has opened a new facility near Portishead marina.

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Yesterday, 09:09
Weston is already home to a pirate adventure golf course - could Cadbury's one look something like this?

A 15-hole pirate adventure golf course could be built at Congresbury’s Cadbury Garden Centre if an application for outline planning permission is approved.

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Congresbury
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Portishead Country market, Folk Hall, High Street. Finding it hard to keep the market running. Appealing for people to support it. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Organisers of an indoor weekly market are pleading for extra customers to come through the doors as the community venture has started making a loss.

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Portishead
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Robert Sinclair and Martyn Osborne of contractor Balfour Beatty.

Bristol Airport is the UK’s most punctual airport after more than 85 per cent of its flights arrived and departed on time during 2015.

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Bristol Airport
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Jane Atherton and Libby Holliday from Equicraft picking up their award with mum Margaret Atherton.

A Backwell business has been crowned retailer of the year by the British Equestrian Traders Association (BETA).

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Backwell

Education

10:39
Headteacher asks parents not to allow children to urinate in school grounds.

Parents of pupils attending a Nailsea school have been asked not to allow their children to urinate in the playground.

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Tue, 10:59
North Somerset MP Liam Fox visited pupils at Wrington Primary School.

Budding politicians at a village primary school were visited by North Somerset’s MP Dr Liam Fox.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sainsbury's donated 150 books to the five schools in Portishead.

Sainsbury’s in Portishead has donated 150 books to schools in the town.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Manon and Ryan winners of the speed stacking competition at Crokerne Primary School. Photo by Jeremy Long.

About 85 children at Crockerne Primary School in Pill have taken part in a speed stacking competition.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Jane Edney, of St Peter's Primary School, with her commemorative plaque.

Lucky Portishead pupils are enjoying some of the finest school meals in the region.

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