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Doves were released as a Tickenham woman tied the knot at her wedding ceremony this month.

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Gavel

A national auctioneering firm will visit Clevedon next week.

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Wilfred Dolby Fuller

An inspirational account of a man’s journey from fighting in World War One to becoming Clevedon’s policeman has been penned in a biography.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Danielle Hill and her crew.

A Clevedon teenager has completed a 600-mile round trip as part of a sailing challenge.

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Yesterday, 13:00
Morrisons to the Moon 1

Hundreds of pounds have been raised by a Clevedon supermarket for its charity of the year.

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What's On

Thu, 13:50

BANKSY’S Dismaland has caught the attention of many, but there will be more than just art available at Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana in the next five weeks, with music and comedy also being put on at the exhibition.

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Thu, 09:37
Puttin' On The Ritz.

Three legendary composers will be showing off their talent in a musical performance at Bristol Hippodrome next month.

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Thu, 09:34
Frankly Sinatra

A tribute to one of the world’s most celebrated singers of the 20th century is coming to Bristol – and the Times has four tickets to give away.

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Bicycle Thieves

The Curzon cinema is offering a unique outdoor cinema experience next week.

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Broken Blossoms poster.

An award-winning composer and jazz pianist will return to his silent cinema roots at the Curzon this week.

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Court

Tue, 14:02

A 72-year-old Portishead man has been sentenced after police found a pornography collection featuring child abuse in his home.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

A 29-year-old man has admitted leaving private sexual photographs of his victim in public.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sam Bailey was jailed on Friday. Photo by Avon and Somerset Constabulary

The family of a Clevedon woman who was killed in a crash caused by a drink-driver going through a red light, have slammed his ‘joke’ sentence, as he could be released from jail in little more than three years despite having seven double whiskies in a 10-hour binge before getting behind the wheel.

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Bailey was jailed at Bristol Crown Court today.

A van driver was three times over the drink-drive limit when he jumped a red light, hitting and killing a Clevedon woman.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Long Ashton man has been sentenced to three years in prison for committing sexual offences relating to a schoolgirl.

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Weston News

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WESTON-SUPER-MARE has been well and truly gripped by Dismaland fever, and many have said the exhibition is at its finest during the evening. So if you’re planning on heading down to the Tropicana one evening and fancy a cocktail or two beforehand, check out our list of the best places in town to grab something spectacular.

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A SINGING group for people with dementia is being launched in Axbridge.

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Grey skies above Banksy's Dismaland.

PERHAPS unsurprisingly, Streetlife has been full of talk about renowned street artist Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at the Tropicana.

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Growing Together volunteers.

GROUPS of volunteers teamed up to clear an area on Weston-super-Mare’s Bournville estate.

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Wedmore Harvest Home

A SELL-OUT harvest home event in Wedmore was enjoyed by hundreds of people at the weekend.

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Sport

Wed, 14:57

Clevedon Town’s Adam Buckley scored his team’s first goal of the season against Gillingham, but was still on the losing side.

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Wed, 14:57
Rio Williams.

Portishead kickboxer Rio Williams is representing GB at the WAKO junior European Championships in Spain.

Wed, 14:54

Nailsea United defeated Somerset Premier League champions Shirehampton with a fine display.

Wed, 14:54
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Cleeve West Town Football Club is marking their 50th anniversary with a veterans and legends game.

Wed, 14:52

Claverham’s title bid will go to the final game of the season against rivals Stapleton.

Business

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Clevedon’s red canopy is set to stay in the town, after plans to tear part of it down were rejected by North Somerset Council’s planning committee.

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Jean Mays. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A former Portishead beauty firm owner has spoken out following a near two-year legal battle that forced her to leave the salon which bears her name.

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Portishead
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sainsbury's has cosen to support Portishead RNLI.

Sainsbury’s has named Portishead RNLI as its local charity of the year.

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Portishead RNLI
Friday, August 14, 2015
Titan Ladders Ltd in Mendip Road, Yatton.

A Yatton ladder manufacturing firm which went into administration earlier this year has been saved.

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Yatton
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Portishead Marina.

A watersports facility for Portishead marina has been recommended for approval by planners at North Somerset Council.

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Portishead

Education

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Clevedon School students are celebrating success after their GCSE pass rates were once again above the national average.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Results day at Gordano School.

‘Brilliant’ results have been recorded by GCSE students at Portishead’s Gordano School.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Charlie Tace, Alisha Bessant, Kyran Underhill, Fraser Pitcher, James Littlefield and Hope Griffiths opening their GCSE results together.

Nailsea School is celebrating a dramatic increase in the number of students achieving five or more A*-C grades at GCSE.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Boys at Backwell School with their GCSE results.

Staff and students at Backwell School are ‘chuffed’ after receiving their GCSE results.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
It was a good day at St Katherine's.

St Katherine’s School in Pill achieved its best ever GCSE results in science and maths.

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