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An interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after its previous chief was suspended in the wake of a damning report into the service’s leadership.

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15:54

North Somerset Council’s decision to allow more flats to be built with few parking spaces has been described as ‘disappointing, but not surprising’.

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15:00

A pair of convenience stores in Clevedon have been broken into overnight.

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14:10

Nervous Clevedon School students have finally discovered how they have fared in their A-levels today (Thursday).

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12:53

St Katherine’s School is celebrating some of its best ever A-level exam results.

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What's On

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EastEnders star John Partridge will pass on his musical theatre wisdom to budding thespians in Highbridge next month.

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Yesterday, 15:26

A spooky comedic musical will take centre stage at the Bristol Hippodrome at the end of September.

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Yesterday, 12:02

A virtual world full of crazy and colourful characters will welcome Curzon audiences this week.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

A film festival will be held in Bristol next month.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The former host of Never Mind The Buzzcocks will be performing a stand-up routine in Bristol later this year.

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Court

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Clevedon man who sexually abused young children in the 1980s has been jailed for eight years and six months.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

A care home employee from North Somerset will not face jail despite spying on a friend getting changed at work.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse, near Weston-super-Mare, from June 9 to July 20:

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

A North Somerset primary school teacher has admitted using a chat room which showed horrific live footage of a six-year-old boy being raped.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The family of a Nailsea man who was killed jumping in front of a train say the ‘world is less bright without him’.

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Sport

Yesterday, 12:13

Clevedon were shot out for 81, making a slight recovery from being 19-7 at one stage against Potterne.

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Yesterday, 12:12

Nailea defeated local rivals Portishead in a crucial encounter, with relegation threatening the losers.

Yesterday, 12:12

Claverham are all but relegated following this disappointing defeat against Ilminster.

Yesterday, 12:12

The Triangle Misfits defeated Clevedon Round Table to clinch the third-placed trophy at the Clevedon Community 20:20 League.

Yesterday, 12:11

The spin trio of bowlers for Cleeve came up trumps again as they cleared up the St Mary Redcliffe innings to record victory.

Business

Tue, 13:00

A husband and wife team have opened up a new solicitors firm in Nailsea.

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Mon, 14:46

Customers at a hair salon in Portishead have helped raise a significant sum for potentially life-saving equipment.

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Portishead
Mon, 10:12

An annual business show will return to Portishead next month, and a Cabinet member will be the keynote speaker.

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Portishead
Sunday, August 13, 2017

The company behind a potential 350-home development in Portishead says it wants the town to be successful, following accusations its plans will ruin independent businesses.

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Portishead
Saturday, August 12, 2017

A travel agent from Portishead has been named the best in the South West of England and South Wales.

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Portishead

Education

14:10

Nervous Clevedon School students have finally discovered how they have fared in their A-levels today (Thursday).

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12:53

St Katherine’s School is celebrating some of its best ever A-level exam results.

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12:00

Students and staff from Nailsea School are celebrating after improved A-level results for the third year running.

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11:31

Dozens of happy students at Gordano School today (Thursday) discovered they had earned places with their first-choice university or apprenticeships.

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Students at Backwell School’s sixth form ‘coped brilliantly’ with changes to the A-level structure, with more than half of exam entries receiving A* to B grades today (Thursday).

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