The long-awaited fourth instalment of one of cinema's greatest franchises hits screens tomorrow (Friday) and the Times has free tickets to give away to a lucky reader.

The reopening of Portishead railway line is moving forward as planned, despite proposals which could slash the eye-watering costs.

A nine-mile police chase which saw a car smash into a Congresbury pub could have ended in disaster, according to its manager.

A driver led police on a nine-mile car chase and crashed into a pub wall with two children and a female passenger inside at the weekend.

An Indian restaurant could add flavour and 'vibrancy' to the 'growing night-time economy' at Portishead's precinct, after plans to refurbish a long-vacant unit were revealed.

A Portishead youngster will be fighting for titles summer after being selected to represent his country.

Three Portishead community groups will be lent a much-needed hand in the coming weeks and months, after an 'exciting' charity partnership was launched.

Efforts to tackle the plague of plastic pollution in Portishead have been bolstered with the introduction of cutting-edge technology.

Villagers enjoyed Cleeve's showpiece summer event, as crowds of people turned out.

Trains between North Somerset and Bristol Temple Meads are delayed this afternoon (Tuesday) after a person was killed after being struck by a train.

Just a few weeks remain until high-octane racing returns to the streets of Portishead, with hopes of once again raising thousands of pounds for charity.

A four-day festival of music, theatre, poetry and food will be enjoyed in North Somerset next week, and the Times has free tickets to give away to lucky readers.

Volunteers from Portishead have received royal recognition, earning praise for their hard work to improve the town.

A Northern Irish singer who has an impressive command of New Orleans style jazz will perform in Portishead next month.

A golf club has undergone a facelift after significant investment, making it more 'welcoming and vibrant'.

Dozens of banned football fans have been ordered to forfeit their passports this week ahead of England's trip to Portugal for the UEFA Nations League finals.

A show which blends classical music with dance sounds to create a festival atmosphere will be held in the South West this summer, and the Mercury has free tickets to give away to away to a lucky reader.

New police officers in North Somerset have 'made a flying start' after a crackdown on drugs, knives and burglaries was launched.

A huge crowd enjoyed a splash in the sun at the weekend as swimmers celebrated the 10th anniversary of a lido being refurbished.

Efforts to make Portishead a 'pioneering, wildlife-friendly town' will begin next month, with a call to act fast to protect the town's environment.

A block of flats could be built in a Portishead car park, close to where permission has already been granted for more than 20 homes.

The dramatic changes to the complexion of North Somerset Council appear set to continue in the coming weeks, with constitutional reforms planned by its new leader.

'We are you and you are us' - that was the message as a new era of politics began in Portishead.

A Portishead business savoured a 'proud moment' after it was named one of Britain's best travel agents for the second year running.

David Shopland has been installed as chairman of North Somerset Council, promising 'impartiality and fairness'.

A world-record-holder and champion BMX rider will host an academy for children in Portishead next week.

Plans to build a village hall in Congresbury have suffered a significant setback, but the team behind the project is not giving up yet.

North Somerset Council's former leader said the Conservatives will be 'constructive' as the party begins its first term in opposition for a decade.

The new leaders of North Somerset Council have promised to deliver more transparency, as a new era under a rainbow coalition begins.

Hard-working villagers gave up their free time to spruce up Congresbury at a spring clean.

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