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Amelia Jones who is having hair cut for Little Princess Trust.

A Backwell School pupil has proven herself to be a cut above the rest by raising money for an ill North Somerset teenager.

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14:49
Rebecca Carlon (centre right) with staff and Stormy Stan earlier today. Picture by Terry Fisher

A new supermarket has opened in Portishead this morning (Monday).

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18:21
HM Coastguard (stock image)

Portishead’s RNLI and coastguard teams have recovered a dead body from the River Avon today (Monday).

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15:00
Projectionist Ian Hudson, treasurer Ann Haycock, Chris Wilmot community organiser and founder Chaiman Kalin Rudolph Pereira.

The founders of Long Ashton’s community cinema have celebrated a successful first year.

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13:08

Homes in Clevedon have been left without power this afternoon (Monday).

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What's On

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The BFG

One of the most magical children’s stories ever written is retold on the big screen this week.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Frank (Liam Tamne) and Rocky (Dominic Anderson) performing on stage at The Rocky Horror Show. Picture credit: Sean Webb

This Rock ‘n’ Roll musical landed at the Bristol Hippodrome yesterday (Monday) and what a way to kick off its week-long stay.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

British reggae band UB40 will be appearing in Bristol later this year.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
The beer festival always attracts thousands of people.

The three-day Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival begins tonight (Friday).

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Mousetrap

One of the world’s most famous productions is heading to the Bristol Hippodrome and two lucky Times readers will win tickets to see the drama unfold.

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Court

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Kirwan was jailed for more than two years.

A Failand man has been jailed for 27 months for stealing more than £24,000 from a welfare fund set up to help the sick and bereaved.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Bristol Airport terminal.

A man has been charged after allegedly being drunk on a plane which landed at Bristol Airport yesterday (Wednesday)>

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
10-year-old Phoebe Willis died in 2012.

A jury has found a Portishead nurse not guilty of the manslaughter of a 10-year-old girl.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 3-21:

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Yatton man has been charged with supplying Class A drugs following police raids yesterday (Tuesday).

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Weston News

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NHS England ranked surgeries across North Somerset using survey data.

Are you getting the best medical care for you in North Somerset, or is your GP falling short of the mark? New NHS England survey statistics may have diagnosed the issues of doctors’ surgeries in the area – and perhaps suggested a remedy for improvement.

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Winter Gardens

New images of the ‘beginning of the new Weston’ have been revealed as the Winter Gardens development continues to take shape.

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13:00
An artist's impression of what Broadoak's new dining hall will look like.

Students at a Weston secondary school will soon be eating their lunches in purpose-built, modern surroundings, after work to build a new dining hall began.

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17:00
Alicia and James Sewell at the village's sport weekend. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The village of Kingston Seymour was transformed into an athlete’s paradise when the community’s annual sports weekend took place.

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15:00
Janet Carson in her shop full of interesting items.

A new vintage shop has opened for business in Weston-super-Mare this month.

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Sport

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Thomas Barber.

Clevedon lost to Downend by just 13 runs in an absorbing contest at Dial Hill.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nailsea defeated Bristol YMCA to overtake them and top the Bristol & District table.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Rugby Club.

The Community 20:20 League held its final group matches at Clevedon Cricket Club.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ben Daly bowling for Portishead RBL.

Latest scores and results from the bowling greens in North Somerset.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Portishead Bowls Club.

A triple rink from Portishead Bowling Club picked up prizes at a friendly event at Olveston.

Business

14:49
Rebecca Carlon (centre right) with staff and Stormy Stan earlier today. Picture by Terry Fisher

A new supermarket has opened in Portishead this morning (Monday).

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Staff and kids at Stationhouse Nursery who have won I CAN award.

A Portishead nursery has received national accreditation after impressing education experts.

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Portishead
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Domino's opened a new store in Clevedon last year.

Domino’s Pizza’s plan to open a takeaway in Portishead threaten other High Street businesses, according to objectors to the proposal.

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Portishead
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Groomer Annie Ross met potential customers at the open day.

A Portishead veterinary centre is offering a new service to its customers – dog grooming.

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Portishead
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
An artist's impression of what the kiosk would have looked like. Picture: CGM Bristol.

A ice cream and food kiosk will not be built in a Portishead park after an appeal for the business was thrown out by an inspector amid fears the area would be ‘harmed’.

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Portishead

Education

Yesterday, 15:00
The children who performed in the concert.

Young performers have taken to the stage to perform a summer show.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
The head boy and girl of unicorn house with the sports day trophy.

Sporting pupils battled it out on the school field to compete for house points and glory.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Reception pupils with their ice creams

Children in Tickenham have been treated to a tasty way of keeping cool as North Somerset basks in a heatwave.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Portbury summer fair. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The summer seems to have finally arrived and it could not have turned up at a better time for families in Portbury.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
St Nicholas Chantry Primary School, Clevedon.

The standard of leadership and teaching at a primary school in Clevedon is not good enough and must improve.

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