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Thousands of people will be able to get up close and see what the emergency services do for North Somerset at an open day later this year.

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The co-chairman of a Clevedon charity which helps children with additional needs and disabilities has stepped down after 30 years.

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13:52

A large amount of alcohol was seized from underage girls in Nailsea at the weekend.

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08:13

The Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed at various points this week to allow maintenance to be carried out.

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06:00

Smoking has hit an all-time low in North Somerset, with only one in nine people smoking cigarettes 10 years on from the start of the public smoking ban.

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A theme park has re-opened in North Somerset ahead of the school holidays.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A former winner of ITV’s X Factor will be performing live in Bristol this week.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

As the summer holidays loom large on the horizon, we have the perfect way to kick your child’s break into gear with two tickets to a Disney Pixar hit up for grabs.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An English stand-up star will be bringing his humour to the West Country for a two-night stint this autumn.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thrills and spills will occur in Portishead this Sunday as Soapbox racing returns.

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Court

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A North Somerset primary school teacher has admitted using a chat room which showed horrific live footage of a six-year-old boy being raped.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The family of a Nailsea man who was killed jumping in front of a train say the ‘world is less bright without him’.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The following court cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse, near Weston-super-Mare, between May 4 and June 8.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The family of a ‘vulnerable’ Clevedon man who was found hanging in his cell are questioning why he was sent to prison instead of being sectioned and given help for his mental health problems.

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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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Sport

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thousands of pounds could be invested in tennis courts around North Somerset where participation in the sport is said to be ‘poor’.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In a top of the table clash, Bath emerged the winners against hosts Clevedon, running out winners by five wickets.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Backwell Flax Bourton extended their lead at the top of the B&D Division 5 with a comfortable victory over Civil Service.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cleeve finished 56 runs short in their run chase against Twyford House.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Claverham 2nd XI suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of YMCA, who reached their target after 22 overs.

Business

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A clothing retailer in Nailsea has closed after going into liquidation.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Yatton Parish Council has supported plans for nine homes to be built on the site of a former pub.

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Yatton
Saturday, July 15, 2017

An ‘innovative’ wine and cider production facility could be opened on a North Somerset farm, if planning permission is granted.

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Failand
Thursday, July 13, 2017

A pet crematorium could open in Yatton – but neighbours hope the project is scrapped amid fears it will jeopardise their health and safety.

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Yatton
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A new veterinary practice has opened in Yatton.

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Yatton

Education

Friday, July 21, 2017

An after-school club in Clevedon has been given an Outstanding rating by Ofsted following its first inspection.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Donkey rides, hair-braiding and tasty homemade cakes were enjoyed by families at a Nailsea school’s fair.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Clevedon School students have spent a day with North Somerset Council.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Families helped a Nailsea school to raise £2,500 at its summer fair.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

A big book swap, poetry performances and a Hunger Games quiz were just some of the activities on offer at Backwell School’s book day event.

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