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A children’s charity has received cash so it can provide crucial safety advice to pupils in North Somerset.

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A housing developer argues it should be allowed to build scores of homes in Yatton because it would create jobs within the construction trade.

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Yesterday, 19:00

A new scheme has been launched by a community bookshop to reward customers.

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Yesterday, 17:00

The co-founder of a leading disability charity visited the bustling streets of India to see how Motivation has been transforming the lives of people in some of the poorest countries in the world.

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Yesterday, 15:00

A Clevedon girl has won first prize in a patisserie’s draw-a-dessert competition.

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Thu, 16:59

North Somerset Arts Week kicks off tomorrow (Friday), and the North Somerset Times has a complete rundown of all the fantastic exhibitions and shows planned for this festival of culture.

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Wed, 15:40

One of Marvel Studio’s wackiest universes returns to the big screen for its highly-anticipated sequel this week.

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Wed, 10:57

Former Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters will star in a charming musical adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

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Tue, 16:40

Former EastEnders star and Spandau Ballet member Martin Kemp will be in Weston-super-Mare for one night only at The Playhouse.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic will perform at the O2 Academy in Bristol next month.

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Tue, 15:35

A former Royal Navy commander from Clevedon may have hanged himself in a flat in Bristol because personal and financial issues were ‘preying on his mind’, a coroner has concluded today (Tuesday).

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Tue, 06:02

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse near Weston-super-Mare between April 4-11:

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 16-30:

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Friday, March 31, 2017

A 25-year-old man from Nailsea has been charged after police discovered more than £5,000-worth of cocaine.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The following court cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse, near Weston-super-Mare, between March 3-8.

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Weston News


Youngsters from Wick St Lawrence Beavers were among the community volunteers who stepped in to help give a Worle care home’s garden a makeover.

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People from an Uphill church had a ‘great’ time at a community night last weekend.

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How would you spend a £2,000 grant? Could £500 help your group get kids active? Go Kids Go! has £9,000 to give away and the Mercury has taken a look back at how it’s already helped some of Weston-super-Mare’s groups...

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Weston General Hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department has made improvements on waiting times, but six patients faced waits of more than 12 hours on trolleys before being admitted in February.

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The three organisations which commission healthcare services in North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire have announced a formal partnership – but £66million of cuts are on the horizon.

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Wed, 14:22

A poor performance by Clevedon Town at Bridport led to a defeat in their final away league match of the season.

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Wed, 14:22

Clevedon Town Under-18s defeated Radstock Town in the Roger Stone Memorial Cup after extra time.

Wed, 14:21

Portishead Girls Under-12s finished as champions of the Bristol Under-12 League, ending the season with a 6-0 victory over AEK Boco.

Wed, 14:21

Portishead defeated Bishops Lydeard to gain three points, thanks to an excellent performance from Dan Parslow.

Wed, 14:20

Nailsea slipped to defeat against Wells City in a mid-table clash.


Yesterday, 15:00

A Clevedon girl has won first prize in a patisserie’s draw-a-dessert competition.

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Fri, 17:00

A new restaurant has opened up at a country house in Backwell.

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Fri, 11:59

The only bank left in Yatton will be closed down later this summer.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

A ‘monstrous’ 80ft phone mast proposed yards from houses in Clevedon has been blocked by North Somerset Council.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

The owner of a North Somerset pub which is set to be demolished has hit back at claims in the village it has ‘incentivised locals to back its plans’.

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Fri, 16:00

The education services which could be soon outsourced to a council outside North Somerset have been revealed.

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Tue, 13:14

A North Somerset school will build a multi-million-pound science block after it received 
 Government funding.

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Tue, 10:00

Pupils in Clevedon have been enjoying the great outdoors by taking part in forest school activities.

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Tue, 08:51

Plans to build a new dining facility at Portishead’s Gordano School have been approved.

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Mon, 09:00

A Tickenham school dog has been nursed back to fitness by caring pupils.

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