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Commander Chris Smith died on January 19.

A ‘true gentleman’ who served in the Royal Navy for almost 20 years has died suddenly at the age of 47.

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Dave and Margaret Elizabeth Crafer.

A Pill couple are celebrated 60 years of marriage on Saturday.

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A temporary mini roundabout was put in at the bottom of Cabstand in 2015.

Plans to alter a troublesome traffic junction will be discussed tonight (Wednesday).

Yesterday, 17:11

Proposals to build thousands of new homes in Nailsea and Backwell cannot take place without investment in ‘extensive’ transport improvements, according to a senior North Somerset Council planner last week.

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Yesterday, 16:07
Weston Town Hall.

Households will see their council tax bills rise next year, assuming North Somerset Council members vote in favour of a proposed increase tonight (Tuesday) in Weston-super-Mare.

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Yesterday, 15:10

A village parish council will not change its tax precept for the next year.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Thousands of people turned out for last year's festival.

The date has been announced for this year’s Clevedon Flower Show.

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Yesterday, 12:40
Shane Stephens

A Clevedon man is wanted for failing to answer police bail in relation to a theft.

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Yesterday, 08:24

Police are ‘failing’ crime victims with sub-standard recording, according to Her Majesty Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

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Yesterday, 06:00

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 23 to February 2:

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Mon, 17:30
James Bisset (right) was arrested at the scene. Picture: Mark Atherton

Police hope the ‘tragic’ death of a Nailsea teenager by a motorist who was over the drink-drive will act as a reminder to people when they get behind the wheel.

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Mon, 16:07
The road will be closed from 9am-4pm to allow North Somerset Council to fix the issues.

A busy route which takes people to junction 19 of the M5 will be shut tomorrow (Tuesday) for emergency repairs.

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Mon, 13:19
The crash happened on February 14, 2016.

A ‘dangerous’ driver who killed a Nailsea teenager has been jailed this lunchtime (Monday).

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Mon, 11:49
Avon Way hall in Avon Way, Portishead.

Plans by North Somerset Council to potentially close a community hall in Portishead have been met with dismay.

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Mon, 10:00
Empty office space which has been converted into flats.

Nailsea town centre has received a welcome boost in the form of four new flats.

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Mon, 09:00
Minor repairs have been carried out to the slipway.

Clevedon Sailing Club is locked in a dispute over the ownership of a damaged slipway.

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Mon, 06:00
Weston Town Hall.

More refugee families could be given places to live in North Somerset.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A major rural road which connects two of North Somerset’s largest villages will be closed for six weeks.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Space adventures at St Francis Primary School.

Astronauts and constellations captured pupils’ imaginations as they learnt about space.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Better Mobility

Disabled drivers are being unfairly disadvantaged by ‘confusion’ surrounding a bollard in the centre of Clevedon, according to a shop owner.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
iwitness24_2330250_Quick stroll along the sheep way

It is has been about a month since the Times helped launch a new photography website, and we have already been treated to a few beautiful pictures.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
An artist's impression of what the new village hall in Congresbury could look like.

People in Congresbury are being asked to save their pennies in order to raise vital cash for a new village hall.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Plans to increase the number of members sitting on Portishead Town Council have suffered a setback.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Portishead Town Council clerk Jo Duffy with one of the newly-fitted bins.

Bins designed to stop litter being blown about have been installed.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Huw Powell visiting All Saints Primary School.

Children at All Saints Primary School have been learning all about pirates in outer space.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Bristol Airport.

One of the world’s most famous airlines is returning to Bristol Airport this summer.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Motivation supporters taking part in Parallel London last year.

A disability charity in Backwell is on the hunt for fundraisers to take part in the world’s first ever push and run event.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Nearly 40 bikers gathered to ride in memory of David Loudon last year.

A motorbike ride in memory of a husband who died on the Portbury Hundred will be held again later this month.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Only half of households have signed up to the new green waste bin scheme which will be introduced in a fortnight’s time.

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will star in Sherlock on Friday night.

Families can enjoy becoming a detective on Sherlock’s Super Sleuth Mystery Trail at Tyntesfield.

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