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New firefighters are wanted by Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) for the first time in eight years, after staffing levels fell towards minimum levels.


Children helped to decorate a giant butterfly sculpture in Nailsea town centre.

Yesterday, 20:00

A Clevedon doctor is retiring after more than two decades in the town.

Yesterday, 17:00

A new restaurant has opened up at a country house in Backwell.

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Yesterday, 16:00

The education services which could be soon outsourced to a council outside North Somerset have been revealed.

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Yesterday, 13:25

What is the best way to get to work in and around North Somerset? Are you constantly stuck in traffic, or cursing delayed trains? The Mercury wants to hear YOUR views on commuting in and out of Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset…

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Yesterday, 13:11

People have been told to take care this evening (Friday) following a flood warning.

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Yesterday, 13:00

A developer has submitted plans for scores of new homes to be built to the west of Engine Lane in Nailsea.

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Yesterday, 11:59

The only bank left in Yatton will be closed down later this summer.

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Yesterday, 11:38

Maritime enthusiasts flocked to a Portishead secondary school on Saturday for the South West Shipping Show.

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Yesterday, 09:00

A record-breaking art exhibition in Clevedon has raised more than £1,000 for charities.

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Yesterday, 06:00

Avon and Somerset Constabulary may continue to lose out on Government funding in the future, its Police and Crime Commissioner has warned.

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Thu, 18:00

A brother and sister from Clevedon have had a ‘dream’ trip to meet top footballers in Spain.

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Thu, 16:59

North Somerset Arts Week kicks off tomorrow (Friday), and the North Somerset Times has a complete rundown of all the fantastic exhibitions and shows planned for this festival of culture.

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A number of vehicles have teen targeted by criminals in Portishead over the past month.

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Thu, 13:30

A newly-installed bin outside a NatWest bank in Portishead has been ‘melted down’ following a fire.

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Thu, 11:00

Iwitness24 photo challenge ‘colour’ winner announced.

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Thu, 10:02

Congresbury and Clevedon were full of classic cars on Sunday, as funds were raised for Children’s Hospice South West.

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Thu, 09:57

The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police wants to see more people from minority backgrounds apply to become officers in their communities.

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Wed, 15:39

Damaging three trees has led to a restoration firm being fined a five-figure sum.

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Wed, 15:20

Homeowners in four North Somerset villages were left without running water last night (Tuesday) after a problem hit the local mains.

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Wed, 15:07

A Portishead father-of-four has raised more than £600 for Portishead Youth Centre, jumping out of a plane.

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Wed, 13:02

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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Wed, 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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Wed, 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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Tue, 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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Tue, 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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Tue, 15:51

A lorry has broken down on the M5 this afternoon (Tuesday), closing a lane between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.

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Tue, 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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Tue, 13:30

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement another General Election was on the way was greeted with surprise by MPs and political pundits – but we want to know how YOU feel about it. Are you definitely planning to vote on June 8, or are you feeling apathetic about it?

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