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The organisers of Eat: Portishead say they have been ‘blown away’ by the success of their first Portishead festival.


Historic documents about how Clevedon Pier was founded, and its changes in fortune and ownership, will be catalogued thanks to a grant.

North Somerset Council could have a ‘Grenfell Tower situation’ on its hands if it continues to allow highly-flammable fuel to be stored just metres away from homes in Portishead, according to members.

First Bristol will start running its new M2 bus service from September.

Dogs and their owners will be able to swim together at Portishead Open Air Pool next month.


A Clevedon children’s charity has been given thousands of pounds to introduce new digital learning diaries.


Plans to flatten a pub and replace it with a petrol station have been slated by a rival business.

Firefighters will clean a 19th century Portishead lighthouse this weekend.


Children’s Hospice South West and the Salvation Army in Pill are two charities to benefit from a week of fundraising by Southern Co-op.

A councillor has hit back at claims of ‘dereliction of duty’ by a committee responsible for scrutinising major housing plans.

More artwork has appeared in Clevedon which may have been created by Banksy.


Villagers will gather for their showpiece event this weekend, which promises to be the highlight of the summer.

Plans to build 350 flats in Portishead’s Old Mill Road will be ‘damaging to the community’ unless Portishead’s infrastructure is ‘significantly improved’, says the town council.


Dozens of people have suffered drug-related deaths in North Somerset in recent years, with the district seeing a 60 per cent rise in lives lost to substance abuse.

A former soldier from North Somerset says giving up alcohol is the ‘best thing he has done’.

A Clevedon road sign created by artist Banksy has disappeared.


A Ping Pong Parlour has opened up in Nailsea to enable shoppers to enjoy a free game of table tennis.


First-time buyers are struggling to get onto the housing ladder as house prices rise and the number of affordable houses being built drops.

A grade-II listed building will no longer have to generate part of its own energy.


Clevedon children have created almost 1,400 paper doves to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.


Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in North Somerset today (Saturday, August 11).

Young thespians created and starred in a play in Pill last week.

A composer has set up a new musical charity in a North Somerset village to help correct the ‘shameful’ loss of young talent.

A pedestrian has died following a fatal crash in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Children have been placing hoax calls with the ambulance service, meaning genuine patients have not been helped.

Spinning instructor John Griffin, aged 75, will lead the indoor bike ride to raise money for Bristol’s Heart Institute (BHI) hospital and its fundraiser charity Above and Beyond to give thanks to the staff who saved his life.

Police are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of a man who has not been seen since for more than two weeks.

Young farmers will have the chance to learn all about agricultural life after the launch of a new school.

The NHS will only pay for homeopathy treatments in ‘exceptionally circumstances’ after it stopped the free practice to help balance the books.

Talented artists from Uphill are showcasing their work at a Nailsea venue throughout August.

Generous members of Nailsea Lions have donated £1,000 to the St Peter’s Hospice Room To Care Appeal.


A popular tennis club in Nailsea is marking its 50th anniversary by inviting past and present members in for a celebration evening.

Yatton Rugby Club has begun talks with a developer about selling its ground for housing and moving to a new home.


A Portishead woman has been selected to represent the UK at the World Scout Jamboree.


There is something for everyone across the district this weekend. Whether you fancy some live sport, a food festival or a long stroll, North Somerset has got you covered.

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