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Commander Chris Smith died on January 19.

A ‘true gentleman’ who served in the Royal Navy for almost 20 years has died suddenly at the age of 47.

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Dave and Margaret Elizabeth Crafer.

A Pill couple are celebrated 60 years of marriage on Saturday.

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A temporary mini roundabout was put in at the bottom of Cabstand in 2015.

Plans to alter a troublesome traffic junction will be discussed tonight (Wednesday).

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Yesterday, 17:11

Proposals to build thousands of new homes in Nailsea and Backwell cannot take place without investment in ‘extensive’ transport improvements, according to a senior North Somerset Council planner last week.

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Yesterday, 16:07
Weston Town Hall.

Households will see their council tax bills rise next year, assuming North Somerset Council members vote in favour of a proposed increase tonight (Tuesday) in Weston-super-Mare.

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What's On

Yesterday, 16:30
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in Fifty Shades Darker.

The second instalment in the worldwide phenomenon that is Fifty Shades will be screened at the Curzon.

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Yesterday, 16:30
Goldilocks panto at Long Ashton.

Pantomime season arrives in Long Ashton this week.

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Yesterday, 06:23
Russell Kane.

Russell Kane will deliver another hilarious show about growing older during an appearance in Bristol.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Rob Kingsley will perform as Elvis Presley at The Playhouse later this month. Picture: Paul David Drabble.

One of the best Elvis Presley tribute acts is heading to Weston-super-Mare.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Anton du Beke and Erin Boag.

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing are in for a treat this month at the Bristol Hippodrome.

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Yesterday, 06:00

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 23 to February 2:

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Mon, 17:30
James Bisset (right) was arrested at the scene. Picture: Mark Atherton

Police hope the ‘tragic’ death of a Nailsea teenager by a motorist who was over the drink-drive will act as a reminder to people when they get behind the wheel.

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Mon, 13:19
The crash happened on February 14, 2016.

A ‘dangerous’ driver who killed a Nailsea teenager has been jailed this lunchtime (Monday).

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Commander Chris Smith's inquest is due to open at Avon Coroner's Court today (Wednesday).

A ‘talented’ and ‘hardworking’ mother from Backwell died after falling from a cliff close to where she got engaged, an inquest was told.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Police gave chase through Clevedon.

A man involved in a car chase with police in Clevedon got out of his vehicle while it was still moving and left it to crash into a wall.

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Weston News

41 minutes ago
Weston AFC v Welling.

Weston head coach Scott Bartlett says the team have given him a lot to think about after his fringe players impressed in their convincing 3-0 Somerset Cup win against Bath City last night (Tuesday).

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Karl Gunton's Gigapan picture of Weston seafront as seen from Brean Down. Picture: Karl Gunton

Weston seafront panorama captured at super high resolution.

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Avon Fire and Rescue responded to a road traffic collision yesterday (Friday).

Fire crews were called to a car alight in a Brean car park on Tuesday night.

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Charlene with mum Nicola and seven-year-old Harlow.

A Weston woman has been set free from a ‘life of pain’ thanks to her mum, who potentially saved her life by giving her one of her kidneys.

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Morrisons Store.

Major roadworks will begin at one of Weston-super-Mare’s main roundabouts and roads next Monday.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Clevedon Rugby Club.

Clevedon lost their top of the table clash with Weston by just one point.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tom Baxter.

Nailsea & Backwell got back to winning ways with an excellent victory at home to Bridgwater & Albion.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Lloyd Richardson.

Yatton held out with 14 players in a high-scoring encounter against Avon.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
James Fisher.

Clevedon Town, reduced to 10 men for nearly an hour, lost heavily at Melksham Town.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ashton & Backwell’s unbeaten run continues despite being held to a draw by an injury-time penalty.


Mon, 10:00
Empty office space which has been converted into flats.

Nailsea town centre has received a welcome boost in the form of four new flats.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Bristol Airport.

One of the world’s most famous airlines is returning to Bristol Airport this summer.

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Bristol Airport
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Andrew Sheppy on his farm in Congresbury. Picture: Jeremy Long

A Congresbury farmer believes his business faces ruin, if an unpopular housing scheme for the village goes ahead.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Everyone Active staff along with representatives from Somewhere To Go.

A Clevedon gym has donated unwanted Christmas presents and clothes to a North Somerset homeless charity.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017
Home owner Giles Livingstone and staff members with the Filtonaires band.

The owner of a Yatton care home is delighted after a £250,000 extension to the facility was completed.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Space adventures at St Francis Primary School.

Astronauts and constellations captured pupils’ imaginations as they learnt about space.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Huw Powell visiting All Saints Primary School.

Children at All Saints Primary School have been learning all about pirates in outer space.

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Mums Emma Morton and Caroline O'Connell with yr4 children doing target practice
Mary Elton Primary School maths challenge with parents invited along to take part

Parents took part in maths day at Mary Elton Primary School.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Portishead primary school has applied for permission from the council to put up a flagpole within its grounds.

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Gordano School welcomed Olympic silver medallist Mizuki Fujii and the Bristol Jets badminton team for a  session with year seven. Picture: Jeremy Long

An Olympic silver medallist popped into Gordano School this week to pass on some words of wisdom to young Portishead students.

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