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Recycling lorry drivers have been putting children’s lives at risk by breaching rules about when they can operate near a North Somerset school, parents say.

Changes to central Government policy on runways will benefit the South West’s leading airport.

Weeds, long grass and full bins may become more noticeable in North Somerset as a result of budget cuts, a report suggests.

An afternoon of music, dancing and children’s activities was enjoyed in Failand.

A technology firm has confirmed it is moving out of Yatton by the end of the year.

A woman from Backwell conquered the Tenzing Hillary Marathon to raise money for charity.

A sliproad onto the M5 will be closed tonight (Tuesday).

Plans for a town vision in Portishead should be ‘thrown open’ to allow the community to get more involved say councillors.


A couple from Portishead celebrate 70 years of married life today.

A case of measles has been detected at Gordano School.

Gordano School Portishead

A busy and ‘dangerous’ village road will have a 20mph speed limit imposed at all times after a long-running campaign to improve safety.

A sea shanty band has given £1,000 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Nursing homes in North Somerset say they are under increasing pressure due to low rates and staff shortages.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in the roof of a garage in Nailsea last night (Monday).

Avon Fire and Rescue Service

A theatre school in Nailsea is raising money for a charity which supports one of their pupils who has multiple food allergies.


New teaching facilities could be built at a Portishead school.

St Peter's Primary School Portishead

A Portishead nursery held a Father’s Day bake off which saw children cooking delicious delights with their dads.


A funding bid to secure transport improvements to road and rail services has been launched by North Somerset Council.

Thousands of eager visitors lined Portishead’s streets at the weekend to enjoy this year’s ‘wonderful’ carnival.

A developer has released the first pictures showing what a Nailsea retirement complex will look like once it is finished.

A car fire in Yatton was put out by crews yesterday (Sunday).

In The Dock

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The following cases were held at North Somerset Courthouse from March 29 to April 11.

In The Dock

A Clevedon man is setting himself a series of challenges to raise money for charity.

An abandoned petrol station on the A38 which has been closed for more than 20 years will be redeveloped after planning permission was secured.

The excavation of an old cottage in Backwell has resulted in a series of unusual and interesting finds.

The developer which wants to revamp a derelict psychiatric hospital hopes to make changes to the plans.

A ‘tremendous’ and life-changing charity will be backed at a school’s summer gala night next month.

A children’s charity in Wraxall is looking for 100 runners to take part in the Bath Half Marathon in aid of the cause.

Children's Hospice South West Wraxall

Hundreds of pounds have been raised at a Portishead Lions car boot sale.


Football fans across North Somerset are being reminded by police to enjoy the FIFA World Cup responsibly.

A music concert has been held in Clevedon to raise money for a breast cancer charity.


Businesses can help to provide vital resources to pupils in North Somerset through the Times’ Books For Schools campaign.

Books For Schools

A Clevedon care service has made the ‘necessary improvements’ to be awarded a ‘good’ rating from a healthcare watchdog.

Police in Nailsea dished out reward cards to youngsters to enable them to earn points for helping the community.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Nailsea

A team of volunteers have cycled 100 miles to raise more than £6,000 for the RNLI.


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