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08:10
Portishead Raft Race will be safe to take part in, according to the Environment Agency and North Somerset Council.

The Environment Agency has confirmed the water at Portishead Lake Grounds is safe for next month’s popular event.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Laura Madams from The Grand Appeal and Pete Floyd, president of Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club.

A North Somerset rotary club will celebrate its 25th anniversary this week but is calling on more people to come forward and boost its numbers.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Backwell School, careers day.

Employers and tutors spent the day talking to Backwell students about their futures during a careers event.

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Yesterday, 14:30
Liam Fox

North Somerset Liam Fox MP has said he ‘has not ruled out’ running to be the UK’s next Prime Minister after David Cameron resigned this morning (Friday).

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Yesterday, 12:08
Gordano School prom. Picture: Tracey Fowler

Year 11 students at Gordano School kick-started the 2016 prom season in glamorous and elegant style in Portishead last night (Thursday).

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What's On

Thu, 11:11
The cast of the show at the dress rehearsal.

The Great Western Youth Theatre will perform The Adventures of Paddington Bear this weekend.

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Wed, 17:00
Guys and Dolls. Picture: Johann Persson

The fun-loving New York musical Guys and Dolls is making its way to the Bristol Hippodrome as part of its UK tour and lucky Times readers could be there on opening night thanks to our competition.

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Wed, 12:00
Kate Dimbleby

A stunning selection of musical performances is on offer at Clevedon’s Theatre Shop this week.

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Wed, 10:00
Liam Hemsworth in Independence Day: Resurgence.

The sequel to one of the greatest science fiction films of all time is the highlight of the Curzon cinema’s calendar this week.

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Tue, 12:14
The Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s iconic opera The Mikado is making its way to Bristol this week, thanks to a unique production created by Scottish Opera and Doyly Carte.

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Court

Thursday, June 2, 2016
The woman cannot be named for legal reasons.

The following court cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 31 and April 29:

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 4-31:

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Weston News

46 minutes ago
Smoking

Hundreds of new mothers are in danger of ‘serious illness’ and stillbirth by smoking right up until they give birth, new hospital records have revealed.

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08:00
Construction work underway on the former Dorville hotel.

A former hotel in Weston-super-Mare is unrecognisable now as work to transform it into flats is well underway.

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Yesterday, 20:00
Blueprint

A ‘high risk’ footpath crossing over a railway line in Weston-super-Mare could be replaced with a pedestrian footbridge.

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Yesterday, 18:00
Weston College

Weston College this week launched its new range of adult and part-time courses – with dozens of new students signing up at its open evening.

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Yesterday, 17:30
Bettina and her crew

A Milton woman is soon setting off on the biggest physical test of her life in the hope of raising £2,000 for charity.

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Sport

Wed, 15:03
Peter Wheddon.

Peter Wheddon finished fifth at the Duathlon World Championships held in Spain.

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Wed, 15:01
John Mason.

Nailsea triathlete John Mason finished fifth at the Bristol Olympic distance race, his first of the season.

Wed, 15:00
Masoor Khan.

Clevedon paid the price for dropping six catches in their match against Bath, eventually falling just seven runs short.

Wed, 14:57

Claverham completed their first double of the season, with both the 1st XI and seconds enjoying victories.

Wed, 14:56

Nailsea enjoyed a victory in the last over against bottom of the table Lansdown seconds.

Business

Wed, 13:13
Jason Eaton, club general manager, Nick Taplin, MD,  Marco Pierre White and restaurant manager Murray Whittington. Picture: Neil Phillips Photography.

A new Marco Pierre White restaurant will open in Congresbury tomorrow (Thursday).

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Wed, 10:39
Domino's opened a new store in Clevedon last year.

Domino’s wants to open a new takeaway in Portishead High Street.

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Portishead
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Cadbury Garden Centre.

A pirate adventure golf will be built in Congresbury after a garden centre secured planning permission.

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Congresbury
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport hopes to fight the ‘worsening’ problem of unauthorised countryside parking by bringing forward the expansion of a major car park.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A 'worrying' number of people claim disability benefits for alcohol misuse in North Somerset

A Pill nightspot wants to extend its opening and serving hours, to the concern of people living nearby.

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Pill

Education

Yesterday, 15:00
Backwell School, careers day.

Employers and tutors spent the day talking to Backwell students about their futures during a careers event.

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Yesterday, 12:08
Gordano School prom. Picture: Tracey Fowler

Year 11 students at Gordano School kick-started the 2016 prom season in glamorous and elegant style in Portishead last night (Thursday).

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Yesterday, 12:00
Children serving the pizzas.

Youngsters at Mary Elton Primary School have opened up their own pop-up pizza restaurant.

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Thu, 15:06
Angelene McCormack serving Simon Blakeney and Finn, and James Eelbeck and son Grayson with some bacon rolls.

A pre-Father’s Day treat was lined up in Portishead last week.

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Thu, 11:00
Year 2 pupils at one of the stands that was built for the fair.

Giant slides. dance performances and visits from princesses and superheroes are among the attractions at a summer fair in Nailsea.

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