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A SUPPORT service which provides companions for older people hopes to double the number of people it can help thanks to a £15,000 grant.

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Strong winds are predicted for North Somerset.

IT WAS a windy weekend, but the next two days are poised to be just as blustery.

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Sam Rides, who will compete in the Rotary Club Young Chef of the Year national final next month.

A TALENTED young chef has made it through to the national final of the Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition.

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St Katherine's School
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A ROW has erupted between two North Somerset councillors over the future of road safety in Pill.

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An ambulance was involved in a collision with a bus.

AN AMBULANCE and a bus were involved in a collision in the centre of Clevedon.

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What's On

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From Iron Age settlers to Victorian Gothic revivalists, North Somerset is jam-packed with history. There are places to visit all over the district, from manor houses to Medieval churches.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Welsh National Opera's latest show, Chorus!, is coming to the Bristol Hippodrome.

THE Welsh National Opera is taking its latest breathtaking concert series to Bristol’s Hippodrome – and you could win tickets to see its brand new production.

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Bristol Hippodrome
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Drifters.

A BAND which has boasted 65 members over more than 60 years is back with a new tour – and you could win tickets.

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Bristol Hippodrome
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Suite Francaise

WE’VE teamed up with The Curzon this week to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see a screening of Suite Francaise (15).

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The Curzon
Monday, March 23, 2015
Our Top 5 North Somerset country pubs.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying an ice-cold beer and a spot of lunch at a gorgeous country pub on a summer’s day – and the beautiful countryside of North Somerset offers plenty of pubs to quench your thirst at. Our reporter Grace Earl picked five of the best pubs from villages and countryside spots around our area.

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Court

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A CLEVEDON man has been jailed for severely injuring a seven-month-old child he was babysitting.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between February 2-19:

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A SERIAL thief has been jailed after spitting in the face of a ‘scared’ supermarket manager when she tried to stop him stealing wine.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Elizabeth Linham on her wedding day with Adrian. Picture: SWNS.

A WIFE had her life ‘destroyed’ by her ‘cruel’ husband, after learning he led a double life for years and illegally married another woman.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FOUR men have pleaded guilty to attempted robbery following a raid on a village post office last month.

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Weston News

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BIG brand clothes and shoe shops, national chain restaurants and improved amenities all figure on Mercury readers’ wishlist for Weston’s Sovereign Shopping Centre – and the good news is that its new owners agree.

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FILMS which unite the people of Weston to ‘celebrate, reflect, challenge and be inspired’ will feature in a new festival set to launch this spring.

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Samantha Sleeman and her dad Bernard outside Richard Branson Centre.

A TEENAGER from Weston who could not read or spell simple words has been labelled as an ‘inspiration’ by Richard Branson after battling severe dyslexia to turn her life around.

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Strong winds are predicted for Weston and North Somerset.

IT WAS a windy weekend, but the next two days are poised to be just as blustery.

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Paul Martin delivering a piece to camera filming Flog It.

PEOPLE from Weston are being encouraged to have a rummage around in their attics ahead of the BBC’s popular antiques show, Flog It, coming to the town.

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Sport

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Clevedon Town gave an excellent performance at Didcot Town, but were narrowly beaten 2-0.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Two goals from Mark Iles gave Nailsea United victory in the local derby against Nailsea Town.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Nailsea Churches lost to Shirehampton Corinthians in an exciting game of football.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Portishead Under-11s reached the semi-finals of the cup after defeating Milton Nomads 6-0.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Oscar James.

Clevedon need just one more victory to guarantee safety in the South West One West Division for next season.

Business

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CLEVEDON’S shops are bucking the trend of town centres around the South West, with the town one of just 11 across the whole of the South West to see a rise in shop occupancy during 2014.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Orchards Somerset Square ,Nailsea celebrating 50 years, Robin Orchard, Keith  Orchard, Sharon and Sandie Van der Merwe.

A QUALITY furniture company in Nailsea is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

A POPULAR motorcycle shop in Clevedon could be converted into flats in the future after planning permission was granted by North Somerset Council.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
New key-cutting and watch repair business to open at Tesco.

CUSTOMERS at a supermarket in Nailsea will soon be able to access dry cleaning, key cutting and watch repair services at the store.

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Equicraft shop owners Libby Holliday and Jane Atherton.

TWO sisters from Backwell have been named runners up in a retailer of the year award.

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Education

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Golden Valley Primary School

CRAFTY children designed and decorated their own Easter eggs at a school in Nailsea.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

THE number of children in North Somerset who will go to one of their top choices of secondary school in September is 99.1 per cent – prompting praise for the ‘high standards’ of the district’s schools.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Alistair Binnit and Ty Tolsonsen-Bishop filming a piece to camera.

ROVING reporters from two schools have been working to deadlines to produce news reports for the BBC.

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Nailsea School
Monday, March 23, 2015
Golden Valley Primary School, year six pupils with visitors from Bristol Uni taking about exercise.

EXERCISE and nutrition were on the timetable at a Nailsea school as children learnt about how to stay healthy.

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Golden Valley Primary School
Monday, March 23, 2015
Children and headteacher Karen Sancto celebrating thier 'outstanding' rating.

TEACHERS have been celebrating with students after a Portishead school was judged as being outstanding following a recent inspection.

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Trinity Primary School

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