Thousands of swimmers enjoyed a weekend of fun in the sun, as Portishead Open Air Pool welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

Clevedon children will enjoy a sweet treat at Easter after chocolate eggs were donated to a foodbank.

The final iteration of a series of comedy plays which won rave reviews will be performed on a Clevedon stage later this month.

Quiz raises hundreds for charity

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hundreds of pounds were raised for charity as dozens of brainy people showed off their knowledge at a quiz in Portishead.

Plans to reopen Portishead’s railway line are ‘firmly on track’ after a huge sum of cash was awarded to the project this week.

A quartet of North Somerset choirs raised hundreds of pounds for charity after performing a heart-warming concert.

An Easter hunt is underway in Portishead, giving youngsters the chance to explore the town in search of prizes.

Tens of thousands of jobs across North Somerset could be replaced by machines in the coming years, as technology improvements threaten to render almost half the district’s professions redundant.

Environmental efforts continue to grow in Portishead after primary school pupils started a recycling scheme.

The death of a revered and ‘inspirational’ farmer was caused by a ‘traumatic head injury’ when he fell from a loft at his small holding, an inquest has heard.

A recycling scheme has been launched in Portishead.

Vets boss up for award

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The manager of a vets in Portishead has been nominated for a national award.

A member of a Portishead amateur dramatic group has received an award for his role in a show.

Proposals to build more than 1,800 homes in Portishead are ‘entirely speculative’, according to North Somerset Council – which insists no development will go ahead without ‘detailed’ scrutiny.

An author who has penned more than 100 children’s books visited a Portishead school.

A heart-warming romantic comedy film will be shown in Portishead this week, certain to delight with humour and charm.

A £130,000 project to promote watersports in Portishead will begin this month.

The staff at a Portishead hair and beauty salon have been named the best in the country, with industry leaders describing the team as the ‘gold standard’ for customer service.

Spring has sprung and villagers showed off their prized creations at a show at the weekend.

After decades of waiting, a new community hall could be built in Congresbury – if villagers are willing to swallow a rise in council tax.

Several fields across Portishead could be transformed into hundreds of homes, if developers get their way.

An open-air pool which attracted tens of thousands of swimmers last summer will run for an extended season this year – but the lido is in need of more volunteers.

Social worker visits parliament

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A woman who spent 30 years supporting families in North Somerset rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s most influential politicians.

‘Important issues’ in Congresbury including housing development and traffic are set to be tackled after a masterplan for the village’s future edged closer to being completed.

Close to £2million will be spent repairing North Somerset’s roads after the local authority was handed a huge sum of cash by the Government.

Inspirational mum Heidi Loughlin celebrated the launch of her debut book at a Portishead pub this week.

A renowned environmentalist from Portishead has called on people to ‘get closer to nature’ and create a ‘wildlife area within the urban structure of the town’.

A masterplan which could see thousands of homes built in the countryside faced fierce scrutiny from councillors who labelled the proposals ‘totally wrong’ and urged for planners to go back to the drawing board.

As the seasons begin to change and the days grow longer, the Times has the perfect prize for people hoping to get more active.

Pints and pizzas could soon be served at a former fish and chip shop, which is set to be converted into a microbrewery.

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