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Elves, snowmen and reindeer helped create a Christmas scene in the centre of Clevedon on Saturday.

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06:00

A Portishead police officer, who enjoyed a close friendship with a married woman, has been fired after a disciplinary panel ruled he used his position to try to get her husband arrested and ruin their marriage.

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07:00

Santa will not be able to enjoy a post-sleigh ride swim this year in Portishead.

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Yesterday, 16:42

Cubs from Clevedon took part in a celebration day at Weston’s Helicopter Museum.

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Yesterday, 12:00

A village primary school could double in size by 2018 after councillors recommended the approval of its expansion plans.

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What's On

Yesterday, 16:00

A treacherous tale of a teenager’s mission to save her people will be shown at the 
 Curzon this week, and the Times has two tickets up for grabs to see it.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

As Christmas draws closer, the former lead singer of Spandau Ballet is set to get you in the mood for 
 the festive season.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

One of Britain’s most popular comedians will visit Bristol as part of his 2017 stand-up tour – his first trip on the road in seven years.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Christmas concert will be held to raise money for a Pill cancer charity next week.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A true story about a Clevedon woman’s enduring love for her husband and children has been released at the Curzon cinema.

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Court

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse between October 19 and November 1:

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Three men have admitted blowing up and stealing a cash machine in an overnight raid in Long Ashton.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

A 43-year-old man has denied breaking into a charity shop and stealing hundreds of pounds.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

A Portishead teenager has been jailed after deliberately setting fire to a lorry.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Wraxall man went to sleep at a friend’s house and never woke up after taking cocaine and heroin, a coroner has concluded.

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Weston News

A much-needed second swimming pool will be part of a multi-million-pound gym extension at Weston’s Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, where new tennis courts and all-weather pitches will also be built.

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More mentally ill patients were held in police cells in Avon and Somerset than almost everywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

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There are delays on the M5 between Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare this morning (Wednesday) after a car flipped onto its roof during a collision with a lorry.

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Yesterday, 16:00

A village guiding group enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas at the weekend, who met well-behaved children and entertained visitors in his grotto.

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Yesterday, 12:30

A popular Burnham youth group is set to close its doors after it was told a council could no longer fund it.

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Sport

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Clevedon cruised to a derby victory over Bridgwater in a first class encounter.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Yatton earned a losing bonus point at Chew Valley with two late tries.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

League leaders Bristol Manor Farm defeated Clevedon Town with a goal in the 89th minute.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nailsea United defeated near neighbours Yatton Athletic 6-4 to earn all three points.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Portishead Town recorded two wins out of two to move up four places in th eleague.

Business

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A historic pub has closed down, with a supermarket franchise poised to buy it.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House has applied for planning permission to increase the number of car park spaces at the hotel and gym complex.

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Congresbury
Friday, November 25, 2016

A Portishead pub has been given an award for the standard of its toilets.

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Portishead
Thursday, November 24, 2016

A North Somerset pub could close its doors for good tonight (Thursday) after it was sold by owners Greene King.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Portishead will be ‘improved’ by building homes according to the owner of business units in Old Mill Road.

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Portishead

Education

Yesterday, 12:00

A village primary school could double in size by 2018 after councillors recommended the approval of its expansion plans.

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Mon, 10:00

Boys and girls have gone head-to-head in a reading challenge.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

A wall of handprints has been created at Crockerne Primary School.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Excited children from a Nailsea school took to the stage in Bristol to perform a Shakespeare play.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A huge new mural has been created on a wall at Crockerne Primary School.

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