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An interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after its previous chief was suspended in the wake of a damning report into the service’s leadership.

North Somerset Council’s decision to allow more flats to be built with few parking spaces has been described as ‘disappointing, but not surprising’.


A pair of convenience stores in Clevedon have been broken into overnight.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Clevedon

Nervous Clevedon School students have finally discovered how they have fared in their A-levels today (Thursday).

Clevedon School Clevedon

St Katherine’s School is celebrating some of its best ever A-level exam results.

Students and staff from Nailsea School are celebrating after improved A-level results for the third year running.

Nailsea School Nailsea

Dozens of happy students at Gordano School today (Thursday) discovered they had earned places with their first-choice university or apprenticeships.


Students at Backwell School’s sixth form ‘coped brilliantly’ with changes to the A-level structure, with more than half of exam entries receiving A* to B grades today (Thursday).

Pupils at a primary school in Clevedon have donated hundreds of shoes to a global charity.

Yeo Moor Primary School Clevedon

A music club is appealing for larger audiences ahead of its new season.


A three-car crash this morning (Thursday) has resulted in one lane being closed on the M5 northbound between Clevedon and Portishead.

Clevedon’s seafront has been reverberating with the sound of powerboat engines.


North Somerset’s A-level students will be picking up their exam results today (Thursday). Many of them may be hoping to start at university, but are not sure what will come next. We have put together this guide to results day and clearing to help both students and parents through the process.

Health provision in Clevedon is facing ‘dire times’, according to a town councillor.

Clevedon Town Council Clevedon

Water works in Backwell are expected to continue for two months.


Sailing trips on the MV Balmoral have been cancelled until next week.

Clevedon Portishead

Thousands of pounds have been handed out to good causes following a swimathon in the spring.


Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been praised for its ‘commitment’ to tackling rural crime, after new figures revealed a rise in its cost nationally, but a drop locally.

A Flax Bourton nursery has helped raise thousands of pounds for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

A new pedestrian crossing is set to be installed on a busy Wraxall road, near the primary school, later this month – something the parish council clerk says is crucial to keep the school open.

An artificial beach could be built at Portishead.


ailsea Lions has donated £250 to a charity which delivers emergency blood supplies to hospitals.


A care home in Cleeve could be turned into several apartments, with the building’s owners saying it is impossible for smaller facilities to survive.


A husband and wife team have opened up a new solicitors firm in Nailsea.


Police were called to an accident on the A370 this morning (Tuesday) after two cars collided.

Year six pupils waved goodbye to their primary school days in style with a show-stopping performance.


The new Pill Library and Children’s Centre will officially open next week, six weeks later than planned.

North Somerset Council Pill

Somerset could be facing cuts to its libraries as the county council targets millions of pounds in savings.

A 14-year-old has broken club records by becoming the youngest solo glider pilot.


Customers at a hair salon in Portishead have helped raise a significant sum for potentially life-saving equipment.


One person has been rushed to hospital after a two-vehicle car accident earlier today (Monday).

Drivers are facing delays of up to 40 minutes on the motorway in Somerset today (Monday) as an accident has closed one lane of the M5.

People are being warned to leave extra time to get to Bristol Airport today (Monday) as the A38 is closed in both directions while firefighters work to cut someone out of their car.

Thousands of people packed into Ashton Court for another hugely successful Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Long Ashton

An annual business show will return to Portishead next month, and a Cabinet member will be the keynote speaker.


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