Major changes are in the works for a Portishead business organisation, with hopes of ‘creating new opportunities’ for the town’s traders.

Volunteers are working feverishly ahead of the festive season, with Portishead’s Christmas lights to be illuminated next week.

Portishead’s former golf course could be allowed to go wild as part of plans to combat climate change and boost biodiversity.

Two men arrested on suspicion of wearing full-body suits and scaring pedestrians will face no further action.

Dozens of pupils are out of class after reports of a flu-like illness sweeping through a primary school.

A woman died following a ‘medical emergency’ in Clevedon this morning (Monday).

A popular music festival is looking to relocate to North Somerset as organisers seek to boost its capacity.

An England international and an Olympian returned to their old school to honour its sports stars.

Lions enjoy visit to air ambulance base

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Volunteers who supported a life-saving charity were invited to tour its new headquarters.

Gordano School is the best in North Somerset, according to Government league tables.

The application for consent to build a skatepark at Portishead’s Lake Grounds is set to be approved by North Somerset Council, but a decision cannot be made until next year.

More than £100,000 has been paid to towns and villages across North Somerset to help address issues arising from housing development.

A parking warden, money to buy land and a fund to fight ‘bad development’ could be available to Portishead, if increases to its precept are supported.

More than £1,000 was raised for a Portishead school at a family bingo night.

A tale of a captivating love story set against the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be performed on a Clevedon stage this month.

The Carpenters Experience will captivate the crowd at Portishead’s Somerset Hall, in High Street next week, and some lucky readers can win free tickets.

The reopening of Portishead’s defunct railway line to Bristol is ‘within touching distance’ after plans were submitted to the Government.

A Portishead woman who collects dozens of plastic bottles while swimming in the sea has urged people ‘be aware of the ecological damage of plastic’.

Lions club spruces up youth centre

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Kind-hearted Portishead volunteers pitched in to help the town’s youth club.

Hair and beauty salons in Portishead and Long Ashton went pink for charity last month, raising hundreds of pounds for breast cancer awareness.

Valuable cash was raised for charity at a well-attended Christmas crafts showcase.

‘Skyrocketing’ numbers of parents seek support for children with special educational needs (SEN), with North Somerset Council struggling to keep pace with demand.

Controversial plans to expand a special needs school with a ‘modest’ building on greenbelt land in Clevedon are progressing.

Villagers are confident plans to demolish a pub will be blocked by the Government.

A night of music and joy in Portishead raised thousands of pounds for underprivileged African children.

Thousands of pounds will be spent to prevent illegal traveller encampments taking over a Portishead park.

Hundreds of objections have been raised against last-minute plans to change the use of a Portishead retirement complex into open-market housing.

A local authority has announced plans to recruit staff to ‘improve its financial management and efficiency’ after it revealed it expects to lose tens of thousands of pounds this year.

One of England football’s most popular personalities will chew the fat on a North Somerset stage next year, promising a night of tales from the beautiful game.

An inspirational duo from Portishead will be given the honour of switching on the town’s hugely popular Christmas lights display.

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