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15:06
Yatton Rugby Club.

Yatton’s district councillor stresses she is committed to ‘fighting’ for the village after parishioners accused her of withholding information relating to new housing in the area.

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6 minutes ago
The junior equestrian team from The Downs School.

An equestrian team from a Wraxall school scooped a trophy at an inter-schools competition.

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12:00
Joy Morgan, Carol Veal and Cherri Mansfield.

A volunteer from a children’s hospice is appealing for people to support the charity which provides a ‘lifeline’ to families.

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10:05
David Tennant will again play Detective Inspector Alec Hardy. Picture: Richard Slater.

The excitement of famous television stars in Clevedon for the filming of Broadchurch has captured the public’s imagination.

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14:00
Year 5 and 7 pupils at their viking workshop.

A mock Viking invasion has taken place at Crockerne Primary School in Pill.

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What's On

Yesterday, 09:55
Show organisers David and Ann Shopland with their very rare (only one in the country) Zew Zealand Gun Portee used in the Western Dessert, unique as it had two firing modes - both forward and backwards and fired from the truck (shoot and scarper) 37mm gun talking to Lance Corporal Harry Day (serving officer) at last year's show. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Breathtaking plane fly-pasts and an incredible trip down memory lane is promised at The Dig for Victory Show.

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Wed, 10:00
Alice Through The Looking Glass. Picture: Peter Mountain

The weird and wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland returns to cinema screens this week and the Times has teamed up with the Curzon to offer one lucky reader two tickets to see it.

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Mon, 19:19
Tony Christie

Tony Christie, known for the single Is This The Way To Amarillo, is going on a golden anniversary tour, including a date at The Playhouse in Weston.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
Sarah Millican will be performing in bristol.

The hilarious Sarah Millican is set to make a return to Bristol next month as part of her Outsider tour.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Photo by Paul Johnson.

Aviation enthusiasts are set to enjoy an action-packed day at the annual RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day in July.

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Court

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 4-31:

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Weston News

A large polilce van blocking the lower car park at Exmouth police station.

Two armed men threatened people and demanding money from them in an attempted robbery last night (Thursday).

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A car has crashed into a wall after a two-vehicle collision in Weston.

Two would-be robbers attempted to set fire to a cash point in the early hours of this morning (Friday), police say.

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The Prince of Orange pub in Yatton.

People in Yatton say the sale of a popular village pub risks ‘ripping the heart out’ of the community – and are hoping to use Government legislation to keep the pub open for business.

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The truck earlier this morning (Friday).

A dumper truck was swallowed up by rising tide on Weston beach this morning (Friday).

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Police have had to deal with less drug-drivers than in other areas.

Drug-driving offences in the Avon and Somerset policing area have fallen by 18 per cent in the past year, despite the rest of the South West seeing a huge rise in the number of arrests.

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Sport

Wed, 14:34
Clevedon Golf Club ladies.

Clevedon Golf Club’s ladies A team have made a fine start to the Bristol & District Ladies Golf Alliance season.

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Wed, 14:33
Dinghies.

Clevedon Sailing Club’s John Ashley long distance race took part in steady force four to five winds.

Wed, 14:33
Poppy Leaman.

Clevedon Swimming Club’s Mini Series team recorded its second victory in the competition.

Wed, 14:31
Alan Tinkley bowling for Clevedon Prom watched by Phil Pearce and Mike Spearing.

Latest scores and results from the bowls clubs in the North Somerset area.

Wed, 14:31
Emma Rose.

Gordano School head of PE, Emma Rose, has won the women’s singles and doubles at the Veterans English Table Tennis Society Championships.

Business

Wed, 16:00
Staff from Bristol and Wessex Billing Services Ltd who picked up four awards.

A Nailsea business has picked up four accolades at the UK Employee Experience Awards.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
Mark Warburton, from the OHH Pub Company, which is taking over The Rising Sun.

Building work has begun on The Rising Sun in Backwell.

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Backwell
Saturday, May 21, 2016
GE Oil & Gas was granted planning permission by North Somerset Council.

Plans for a Nailsea company to expand have been approved by North Somerset Council.

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Nailsea
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sarah Collins is the new manager at The Poacher.

A Portishead pub, which has been a part of the town’s scene since the 17th century, is set for a new chapter and a fresh lease of life.

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Portishead
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Soleution.

A three-storey block of flats may be built off Portishead High Street.

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Portishead

Education

6 minutes ago
The junior equestrian team from The Downs School.

An equestrian team from a Wraxall school scooped a trophy at an inter-schools competition.

Read more
14:00
Year 5 and 7 pupils at their viking workshop.

A mock Viking invasion has taken place at Crockerne Primary School in Pill.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Artist Emmeline Simpson with year 3 pupils and their rainforest themed artwork.

Creative pupils from a Nailsea school added colour and texture to their pictures with the help of an artist.

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Wed, 11:00
Reception Pupils in their costumes.

Beetles, spiders and ladybirds filled a classroom at a Portishead school as children dressed up in minibeast costumes.

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Tue, 20:46
The Year 13 team seated with their robot pictured with the year 12 team and D&T Technician Richard Moore.

Clever engineers at Gordano School performed well in the 2016 National Student Robotics competition.

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