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08:51

The Green Party last night (Tuesday) announced its two candidates who will stand for the North Somerset and Weston-super-Mare constituencies at June’s General Election.

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A flood warning has been issued for Pill for this evening (Wednesday) and tomorrow morning, with high tides forecast for the River Avon.

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06:00

Police have now been given more power by the Government to combat online grooming, as new figures reveal it is on the rise in Avon and Somerset.

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Yesterday, 16:50

Yatton Library will close for almost four months while the building is transformed to allow room for a new children’s centre.

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Yesterday, 16:00

A Clevedon mother will trek to the top of one of the world’s tallest mountains to raise £10,000 for her daughter who has a rare illness which kills most sufferers before the age of two.

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What's On

10:57

Former Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters will star in a charming musical adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

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Yesterday, 16:40

Former EastEnders star and Spandau Ballet member Martin Kemp will be in Weston-super-Mare for one night only at The Playhouse.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic will perform at the O2 Academy in Bristol next month.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Jazz vocalist Mama Aydenne will be this month’s star-turn for Speakeasy Jazz Club.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Clevedon amateur drama group will perform its latest comedy production in the town next week.

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Court

Yesterday, 15:35

A former Royal Navy commander from Clevedon may have hanged himself in a flat in Bristol because personal and financial issues were ‘preying on his mind’, a coroner has concluded today (Tuesday).

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Yesterday, 06:02

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse near Weston-super-Mare between April 4-11:

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 16-30:

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Friday, March 31, 2017

A 25-year-old man from Nailsea has been charged after police discovered more than £5,000-worth of cocaine.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The following court cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse, near Weston-super-Mare, between March 3-8.

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Weston News

12:58

Weston-super-Mare, then-and-now: an interactive journey through time. Move the photo sliders left and right to see how Weston has changed.

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12:00

North Somerset Council is ‘pleased’ with the new waste collection service which started at the end of February – but many people have aired concerns over the scheme.

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10:00

Weston has been blessed with some brilliant weather during the past few weeks, which has led to some great readers’ images.

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Wells is expected to be a hotly-contested seat in June’s General Election. Here is who have announced they are standing so far.

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Political parties in Weston-super-Mare are making quick decisions over who will stand for them in June’s snap General Election. Here is a breakdown on who we know is standing so far…

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Sport

27 minutes ago

A poor performance by Clevedon Town at Bridport led to a defeat in their final away league match of the season.

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28 minutes ago

Clevedon Town Under-18s defeated Radstock Town in the Roger Stone Memorial Cup after extra time.

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Portishead Girls Under-12s finished as champions of the Bristol Under-12 League, ending the season with a 6-0 victory over AEK Boco.

29 minutes ago

Portishead defeated Bishops Lydeard to gain three points, thanks to an excellent performance from Dan Parslow.

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Nailsea slipped to defeat against Wells City in a mid-table clash.

Business

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A ‘monstrous’ 80ft phone mast proposed yards from houses in Clevedon has been blocked by North Somerset Council.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

The owner of a North Somerset pub which is set to be demolished has hit back at claims in the village it has ‘incentivised locals to back its plans’.

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Cleeve
Friday, April 7, 2017

Portishead campaigners fighting to keep their businesses in Portishead have been backed by North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox.

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Portishead
Monday, April 3, 2017

Two businessmen have enjoyed a royal engagement at Buckingham Palace, where they were guests of honour.

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Congresbury
Friday, March 31, 2017

A Tickenham pub’s significant improvements in food hygiene have seen it be praised by inspectors.

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Tickenham

Education

Yesterday, 13:14

A North Somerset school will build a multi-million-pound science block after it received 
 Government funding.

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Yesterday, 10:00

Pupils in Clevedon have been enjoying the great outdoors by taking part in forest school activities.

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Yesterday, 08:51

Plans to build a new dining facility at Portishead’s Gordano School have been approved.

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Mon, 09:00

A Tickenham school dog has been nursed back to fitness by caring pupils.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

More than 600 children from primary schools across North Somerset took part in a celebration of music at Bristol’s Colston Hall.

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