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Portishead is a town with many admirers, but did you know it has two twins on the continent?

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A volunteer-run café at North Somerset Community Hospital is appealing for fresh help to enable it to extend its opening hours.

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An eight-year-old Clevedon boy has donated his hair to a children’s charity.

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Union claims that lives are being put at risk by cuts to the district’s fire crews have been denied by Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS).

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Yesterday, 17:00

A historical hamlet called Nowhere which is now 
covered by housing will soon be remembered in Nailsea in the form of a plaque.

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Yesterday, 09:14

Award-winning R&B singer Ne-Yo will be performing at the Colston Hall in Bristol later this year.

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Wed, 20:05

Musicians donned yellow wellington boots for a fundraising concert in aid of RNLI Portishead on Saturday.

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Wed, 14:48

They say that laughter is the best medicine and this theory was put to the ultimate test last night at the Bristol Hippodrome.

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Wed, 13:14

Be prepared for a man, a piano 
and a whole lot of laughs in 
aisle four.

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Wed, 09:19

A fun five-piece band will flock to Portishead this week.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A 31-year-old man from Nailsea ‘stalked’ school girls in sweet aisles and filmed up their skirts.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A family support worker sold an adopted child’s address to her mother to pay for a holiday to the Dominican Republic.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The family of a man who took his own life have paid tribute to an ‘amazing, talented and intelligent man’ who was ‘tortured by his brain’.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The following cases were held at North Somerset Courthouse near Weston-super-Mare from April 19 to May 4:

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Friday, May 12, 2017

A Nailsea drug dealer will not face prison unless he re-offends despite police finding large amounts of cocaine at his home, a Bristol Crown Court judge has ruled.

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Thu, 12:18

Former Clevedon School pupil Jack Butland has earned a recall to the England squad after recovering from a year-long injury.

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Wed, 18:03

Long Ashton golfer Chris Wood has decided to auction off his signed Ryder Cup bag to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Wed, 14:34

League leaders Clevedon eased to a comfortable victory over Corsham in a game reduced to 32 overs per side because of rain.

Wed, 14:33

Nailsea Cricket Club’s three teams all suffered defeats, a reversal of last week’s full house.

Wed, 14:31

A father and son from Lodway Cricket Club both hit centuries in the same match recently.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Concerns have been raised over plans to demolish a historic North Somerset pub and replace it with a petrol station and convenience store.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

An international aerospace firm has sold off the North Somerset arm of its business and put is Claverham site on the market.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

A new restaurant will open in Clevedon next month.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

A former restaurant in Claverham has been put up for sale.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Three not-for-profit groups have earned themselves a share of thousands of pounds thanks to a shopping scheme in Yatton.

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Fri, 13:00

Two Clevedon schoolchildren enjoyed the chance to meet a man voted one of the greatest living Britons during filming of a new TV documentary.

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Fri, 06:00

A North Somerset primary school is set to double in size after the local authority approved its expansion plans.

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Tue, 11:44

Eight North Somerset schools could soon join an academy trust and parents are being invited to comment on the idea.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Portishead primary school has been handed hundreds of pounds as a thank you for a fundraising concert it took part in last year.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Almost 100 runners took to the streets of Clevedon on Sunday to race and raise money for a school’s library appeal.

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