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Portishead RNLI crews were in a ‘race against time’ last night (Friday) after they were called to an incident near Portbury Wharf, where a rope was tangled around a yacht’s prop, meaning there was a ‘risk to life’.

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Volunteers gave up their free time to make ‘desperately needed’ improvements to Portishead’s public golf course.

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Clevedon Lions Club has helped buy hundreds of new books for a primary school library.

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North Somerset Council has announced today (Saturday) that more than half a dozen recycling crews will be sent out across the district.

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Portishead Carnival will return to the town’s streets in 2018, event organisers have confirmed this week.

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Yesterday, 17:35

Multi-platinum-selling and award-winning hip-hop singer Dizzee Rascal will be bringing his tour to Bristol in the autumn.

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Yesterday, 12:36

Hundreds of people are expected to line the streets for Yatton Carnival tomorrow (Saturday).

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Thu, 10:47

An artist’s works will go on show in Portishead tomorrow night (Friday).

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Wed, 10:00

A musical group is looking for performers to take part in its next pantomime.

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Tue, 16:25

A thrilling portrayal of one of Britain’s greatest ever leaders will be shown at the Curzon this week.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Nailsea man who recorded his stepdaughter in the shower and filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts has been jailed for 12 months.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse, near Weston-super-Mare, between May 9-12:

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A 31-year-old man from Nailsea ‘stalked’ school girls in sweet aisles and filmed up their skirts.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A family support worker sold an adopted child’s address to her mother to pay for a holiday to the Dominican Republic.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The family of a man who took his own life have paid tribute to an ‘amazing, talented and intelligent man’ who was ‘tortured by his brain’.

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Volunteers gave up their free time to make ‘desperately needed’ improvements to Portishead’s public golf course.

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Wed, 13:56

Clevedon skipper and all-rounder Jacob Lintott enjoyed a fine match against Lechlade, scoring a century and taking four wickets.

Wed, 13:56

Nailsea’s John Mason finished third British age grouper in a high quality half-ironman event held in Slovakia.

Wed, 13:55

Jiu Jitsu player Giorgio Villis picked up a silver medal at the British Open to add to his impressive collection.

Wed, 13:54

Nailsea second team cruised to an emphatic nine-wicket victory at home to Bedminster.


Tue, 14:52

A North Somerset business has been named as one of the fastest growing firms in terms of international sales.

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Tue, 10:00

A shopping centre in Nailsea is hoping to attract more businesses by expanding some of its units.

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Ellandi Crown Glass Shopping Centre Nailsea
Mon, 14:58

A veterinary practice with surgeries in Nailsea, Portishead and Yatton will appear in a BBC television show tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Concerns over underage drinking in Backwell have been raised by the parish council.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Homes could replace a former pub after a planning application was submitted to North Somerset Council this week.

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Yesterday, 14:39

Excited pupils from Gordano School dressed to impress for their year 11 prom.

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Tue, 20:00

Clevedon children have entered a competition to create a comic strip depicting their dream career.

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Mon, 14:43

Charity afternoons were held at Yatton Junior School, raising hundreds of pounds in the process.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Characters from a galaxy far, far away have thrilled visitors to a summer fair in Clevedon.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sixth form students in Clevedon are preparing to host a gala dinner.

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