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Clevedon Tides Festival

An open-air theatre will be one of the new main attractions at this year’s Clevedon Tides Festival.

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14:00
Members of All Saints Church.

Work to repair a church in Clevedon could start this summer after receiving thousands of pounds worth of grants.

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13:04
Claire Tidman and Jane Wells (standing) are taking part in July's event.

Somerset offers some of the best summer views you can imagine, but for one pair of sisters that will be the last thing on their mind.

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16:00
Clevedon School bounce-athon

Clevedon School has been named as a finalist in the Amnesty International Youth Awards.

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Author, Duncan Beedle, pictured with children wearing bear masks.

Youngsters created bear masks out of paper plates during an author’s visit to a Clevedon bookshop.

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What's On

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Captain America: Civil War

The Avengers return to the Curzon this week in the latest instalment in Marvel’s blockbusting, action-packed series.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Railway Children will be performed next week.

An adaptation of The Railway Children will be staged in Portishead this week.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will make a triumphant return to Westonbirt Arboretum.

Three founding members of Britain’s most successful reggae band will make a triumphant return to Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forest Live concert series.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lady In The Van starring Dame Maggie Smith.

The Curzon in Clevedon is providing audiences with a second chance to watch Dame Maggie Smith at her absolute comedy best this week.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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A celebration of one of the world’s best singers is set to delight fans in Weston.

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Weston News

A 77-year-old woman was injured after a driver snatched her handbag from her while she was in a Weston-super-Mare car park.

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08:44
Glen Wallace

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 55-year-old man from Cheddar who has been reported missing.

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View of Highbridge and Burnham Town Sign.

Plans for a B&M store in Burnham appear to have come to a ‘frustrating’ halt, with the district council standing firm on a necessary car parking charge for the site.

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17:00
Katelyn, Jessie and Liam running the tombola.

A Burnham community group celebrated its second anniversary last weekend with a ‘lovely’ event.

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17:00
Secret World's last open weekend was a big success.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in East Huntspill, is on the lookout for local talent to take to the stage at this year’s Healing Weekend.

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Sport

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Oscar James.

Clevedon finished the South West One West season in eighth place, despite having one game still to play.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Injury-hit Yatton cruised to victory at Old Bristolians.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nailsea United continued their unbeaten run with victory over third-placed Odd Down Reserves.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

KVFC netted a late winner against Congresbury, almost assuring them of the league title.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Alchemy Trampolining Club.

Alchemy Trampoline & DMT Club celebrated their fifth anniversary and also eight members of the club being selected to represent the South West squad.

Business

Sunday, May 1, 2016
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A food store is searching for a charity to support.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Viper Subsea staff celebrate.   PHOTO:PAUL GILLIS

A Portishead business has won an award for its innovative work.

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Portishead
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Interior of one of the units.

Bristol Airport’s chief executive has announced its new 201-room Hilton hotel will be open by the end of 2016.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tom Farrow, Ellie McCarthy, Sam Jenkins, Alice Sowden.

A 15,000ft sky dive, swimming 22 miles – the equivalent of a cross Channel swim and shaking collection buckets outside major rugby grounds in the UK are just some of the activities which have helped four young professionals reach the finals of a business competition.

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Portishead
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Gemma Cooper and Wendy Watkins with area manager Dan Pannell and store manager Paul Barns.

Aldi will sponsor this year’s carnival in Portishead.

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Portishead

Education

16:00
Clevedon School bounce-athon

Clevedon School has been named as a finalist in the Amnesty International Youth Awards.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
High Down Junior School pupils impressed a crowd of about 500 people.

High Down Junior School pupils from Portishead competed in the North Somerset Dance Festival in front of 500 people.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Ben Kane with Alistair Sims, from Books on the Hill in Clevedon, and Yatton Library staff.

Avid readers in Yatton enjoyed a visit from popular author Ben Kane last week.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Y5 pupils Isla, Alfie, Rosie and Amy modeling their recycled fashion creations.

Creative children turned pieces of rubbish into fashionable outfits at a school in Nailsea.

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Princess Elsa with the children.

Children from a nursery in Wraxall were treated to a visit from a Disney princess.

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