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The ‘long-drawn out saga’ of reopening Portishead’s train line has been promised an extra £6million to get it open within four years.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Clevedon’s Tree of Light has been switched on.

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Yesterday, 16:01

An education organisation, which supports people who have dyslexia, has benefited from hundreds of pounds of funding.

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Yesterday, 16:01

Plans to build more than
2,500 homes in Nailsea over the next 20 years are focussed on the wrong part of town, according to one of North Somerset Council’s executive members.

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Yesterday, 14:00

Dozens of Portishead fitness fanatics have been working hard to raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity.

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What's On

Yesterday, 19:04

A famous UK DJ and performer will be appearing on stage in Bristol this week.

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Yesterday, 07:51

A play inspired by one of the country’s best-loved crime writers is being performed in Bath this week.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Little Shop Of Horrors will open in Failand this month.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

A rare trip to the West Country will soon be made by The Pedigree Jazz Band.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tickets to see one of the biggest names in the history of British comedy perform in the West Country will go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday) – but you’ll have to be quick if you want some.

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Court

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A campsite owner has avoided prison after incorrectly installing a gas water heater which nearly killed a guest by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

An inquest has opened into the death of a man who was fatally shot by armed police on the Portbury Hundred last month.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

A 27-year-old man is due in court this morning to face several charges – including child abduction.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

A man from the Gordano Valley as been jailed for eight months for spying on women in a tanning salon.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A drink-driver who ignored road closure signs and drove at high speed past a council work crew has been banned from driving.

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Sport

Yesterday, 14:49

Somerset Gryphons Ladies came out second best against Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

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Yesterday, 14:48

A battling performance from Clevedon Ladies was not enough to beat an experienced Hanham side.

Yesterday, 14:46

Portishead Running Club member Angela Copeland finished first in the pistol (sprint) distance Tri in St Lucia.

Yesterday, 14:45

Fifty North Somerset Athletic Club members made the trip to Brecon for the second Gwent League fixture.

Yesterday, 14:42

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held its final autumn competition on the Main Lake at Kingston Seymour.

Business

Sunday, November 19, 2017

A vets practice will be appearing on television screens tomorrow (Monday).

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Portishead nursery is holding a relaunch morning after a large refit was carried out this month.

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Portishead
Sunday, November 19, 2017

A former drama school principal is launching a monthly event in Yatton for people who are not in full-time employment.

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Yatton
Friday, November 17, 2017

The former tenant of a Congresbury pub-restaurant has spoken of the ‘difficult’ decision to leave the village.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

New tenants have taken over a Congresbury pub-restaurant, hoping to deliver an ‘exciting’ offering for villagers.

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Education

Mon, 15:00

A group of North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) students are looking to raise money for their Formula One (F1) In Schools challenge fees.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Money to build a new primary school for pupils living in Kingston Seymour and Yatton has been agreed by North Somerset Council.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Portishead nursery is holding a relaunch morning after a large refit was carried out this month.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Parents can pick up tips on maths skills while enjoying free coffee and biscuits at a Clevedon school.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A new headteacher has been permanently appointed at Backwell School after spending 18 months in an interim role.

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