A beer can collector will donate almost 2,000 of his haul to a museum.

Commuters travelling to and from Bristol face huge disruption this evening (Tuesday) after a train broke down.

In The Dock

Tue, 05:00

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from February 15-27:

A ‘fantastic’ barn dance raised vital funds for a community café on Saturday evening.

A new housing development should be permitted in Yatton, but only if homes are not built on an orchard after critics said the village would be ‘betrayed’ if it was sacrificed.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take centre stage as she returns for The Bodyguard’s 2019 UK tour.

Rush-hour commuters trying to get home to Portishead from Bristol will not be surprised to learn they face the worst traffic delays in North Somerset.

Plans to redevelop a 19th century home have been given the provisional green light by North Somerset Council planners.

Poll Church reveals expansion plans

Sunday, March 10, 2019

A ‘dilapidated’ part of a village church faces being torn down and replaced with a modern equivalent.

Thieves broke into a charity shop and stole money which would have helped pay for terminally-ill people to receive end-of-life care.

Children got to experiment with arts and crafts at a fun-filled session on Sunday.

In The Dock

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 31 to February 13:

Traditional playground games have been enjoyed at a Portishead primary school this month.

M5 reopens after lorry crash

Sunday, March 3, 2019

The M5 has reopened after a lorry crash saw the motorway closed for several hours.

A supermarket chain will take its plans to demolish a pub to a planning inspector to ensure it gets a ‘fair hearing’.

‘Dangerous’ winds are expected to batter the West Country over the weekend.

Plans for a £4.9million school will be revealed to the public at an exhibition next week.

In The Dock

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 25-30:

Surge in deliberate fires reported

Monday, February 25, 2019

Last year’s hot summer saw an increase in the number of fires deliberately started across Avon and Somerset.

A councillor called for fire service staff to be cut to save money during a debate over a 4p-per-week rise in tax.

BBC jazz star comes to Portishead

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Jazz music fans are in for a treat this week.

Dozens of motorbikers rode around the South West at the weekend to remember one of their own.

North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton says the authority has done a ‘remarkable’ job in the face of Government funding cuts over the past decade.

Wildlife enthusiasts believe last year’s warm weather has helped increase bird populations in parts of North Somerset.

In The Dock

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 9-24:

Motorbike riders will gather to remember one of their own who was killed in a crash in North Somerset.

Plans to turn a former aerospace factory into a housing estate have been changed.

A lack of funding leaves North Somerset Council at risk of ‘abdicating’ its responsibility to children, a panel has claimed.

Gallery PICTURES: Heavy snow turns North Somerset white

Friday, February 1, 2019

Heavy snowfall has caused widespread disruption across North Somerset today (Friday) – but forgetting that for a moment, it has led to some great photographs too.

Areas around Portishead, Nailsea and Bristol could see ‘heavy snow’ fall today (Thursday).

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