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Yatton Rugby Club.

Two of the country’s largest sporting organisations have objected to plans to build homes on junior rugby training pitches in Yatton.

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12:00
Lucy Van Gasse in The Sound Of Music.

A West End star who attended Backwell School is returning to her home turf to perform at the 
 Bristol Hippodrome.

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09:00
Blueprints

Building fountains in Queens Square and a new hotel on the seafront are some of the ways Clevedon’s future could be shaped.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Barrow Gurney Flower show at the village hall. Ginny Gibbs with her floral and cooking prizes.

Eggs, limericks, paintings and Lego models scooped awards at a village flower show.

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Yesterday, 16:13
Clevedon School GCSE results. Picture: Mike Thie

There were tears of joy and hugs all round as 73 per cent of students achieved at least five A*-C GCSE grades.

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What's On

Wed, 10:00
Swallows And Amazons

Tickets to see a retelling of a classic children’s novel at the Curzon cinema are up for grabs this week.

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Mon, 08:46
PUP will perform in Bristol.

A Canadian-based band have released a new album ahead of their new UK and European tour.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Natalie McCool

A highly-rated indie singer-songwriter is heading to Bristol next month, matching her unique sounds with an equally unique venue.

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Tyntesfield headliner The Beat

Some big names from ska and folk music have been announced among the headline acts at the Live From The Lawn music festival in Tyntesfield.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wreckage Of Soceity.

One of Portishead’s pubs will host its first open band night this weekend and has a couple of local acts appearing.

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Court

Tue, 06:23

The following court cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges between July 26 and August 2:

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Bristol Crown Court heard the case on August 12.

A judge has told a Clevedon child sex offender he faces a ‘nasty and brutish’ future after sentencing him to years behind bars.

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Joseph Hastings was jailed by Judge Julian Lambert. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

A Clevedon man has been jailed this afternoon (Friday) after sexually abusing children as young as two.

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Friday, August 12, 2016
North Somerset Courthouse.

A Redhill man accused of taking a gun into The Golden Lion pub in Wrington intending to endanger life has been refused bail.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Johnson was flying from Bristol Airport.

A drunken EasyJet passenger, who threatened to stab a pilot and kill everyone on board a flight from Bristol Airport, has been jailed for eight months today (Thursday).

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Weston News

32 minutes ago
Grand Pier fireworks (Picture: Peter Elston).

The Grand Pier is putting on a Fireworks At Sea show this weekend, in the first display held by the pier which will be set to music.

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54 minutes ago
The Leylines performing at Hazy Days.

Live music will fill Weston-super-Mare seafront throughout the bank holiday weekend thanks a new free event, Busk In The Sun.

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13:30
The current wait for driving tests is 16 weeks according to Neil Bayliss.

Weston Driving Test Centre has been described as ‘appalling’ and ‘not fit for purpose’, with an 18-week waiting list and booking system issues combining to cause chaos for the town’s learner drivers.

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Views over Weston-super-Mare (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).

It is another bank holiday weekend, and there is a huge number of events you can enjoy in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area this weekend. Read on to find out how you could be spending the next three days – there really is something for everyone.

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Harvest Home Royals: Prince Louise, 6, Queen Beau, 9, Princess Alice, 6 and King Tom, 9.

Wedmore Harvest Home celebrated its 105th year with a fantastic turnout despite the rainy weather.

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Sport

Will Burns.

Weston motor racing start Will Burns recorded his second victory in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup campaign.

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Wed, 14:31
Kevin Camargo and Joe Ellis.

Clevedon Town were knocked out of the FA Cup by Barnstaple Town by the only goal of the game.

Wed, 14:30

Ashton & Backwell lost out in an eight-goal thriller to Chippenham Park.

Wed, 14:30

Portishead Town defeated Shepton Mallet to reach the next round of the FA Cup.

Wed, 14:30
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Nailsea United were held to a goal-less draw a couple of days after losing their unbeaten record.

Business

Tue, 19:57
Miles Morgan with Stephen Mulhern.

A Portishead-based travel agents has been crowned the best in the South West by Travel Weekly.

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Friday, August 19, 2016
The Bungalow Inn, in Butcombe.

North Somerset Council has rejected a proposal to knock down a country pub close to Bristol Airport and turn it into a 36-bedroom hotel.

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Butcombe
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Well Pets celebrating their 10th anniversary with an open day.

A veterinary practice has celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding a family fun day.

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Clevedon
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ayrton Jack pulling off a stunt.

BMX riding and tightrope walking went together at a summer holiday show in Nailsea.

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Nailsea
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The Bungalow Inn, in Butcombe.

A village pub could be demolished to make way for a new hotel.

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Butcombe

Education

Yesterday, 16:13
Clevedon School GCSE results. Picture: Mike Thie

There were tears of joy and hugs all round as 73 per cent of students achieved at least five A*-C GCSE grades.

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Yesterday, 12:29
The Year 11 pupils at Backwell School.

Backwell School is celebrating another fantastic set of GCSE results today (Thursday) after 74 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A*-C grades.

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Yesterday, 12:25
William Chinn, Peter Blake, Olivier Bennett and Remi Khalif at St Katherine's School in Pill.

Record-breaking results have been achieved by St Katherine’s School in Pill.

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Yesterday, 12:13
Becky Smith, Naomi Cokes and Phoebe O'Connor celebrating their results at Nailsea School.

Nailsea School is celebrating after achieving improved GCSE results for the third year running.

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Yesterday, 12:11
Eloise Twyford, Florrie Dodds and Connie Cheesman.

Teenagers in Portishead found out their GCSE results this morning (Thursday) and the vast majority achieved excellent grades.

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