The Conservatives have retained control of North Somerset with Dr Liam Fox being re-elected as the constituency's MP.

John Penrose has been re-elected as MP for Weston-super-Mare.

With polls now closed, join us for all the latest General Election 2019 news from North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare, Wells and across the country.

A Portishead church is trying to raise the best part of half a million pounds to create a play area and café.

Polling stations will be open throughout the day as voters choose who they want to be their MP for the next five years.

Plans for a large modern GP surgery to provide two growing villages with enough appointments for years to come have been halted due to funding issues.

Education, education, education was the famous mantra put forward ahead of a previous General Election and North Somerset's candidates have made clear their pledges on the topic this week.

A sewer has 'collapsed' forcing a busy route to be closed.

Additional resources for the police force are top of candidates' pledges for the next Parliament.

In The Dock

Mon, 05:54

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 12-26:

An estate agent presented pupils from a Portishead primary school with a Christmas hamper to support buying new equipment.

The proportion of electric car chargers in North Somerset is above the UK average.

Public transport and the future of Bristol Airport have dominated the pledges made by the four candidates to be North Somerset's MP.

A West of England plan for more than 100,000 homes to be built by 2036 may have suffered a setback, but it is clear the sight of housing developments springing up in North Somerset will not be unusual in the future.

A community gym may be open by a former Royal Marine, with two sports teams backing the scheme.

The UK is set to leave the EU on January 31 - after receiving another extension from Brussels last month - and the candidates standing in North Somerset have outlined what they would do, if elected to be North Somerset's MP on December 12.

In The Dock

Monday, December 2, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 1-12:

Campaigners fighting to protect a closed pub being bulldozed believe its historic significance should not be sacrificed for the benefit of a commercial venture.

Oscar-winning film, Green Book, will be screened by Portishead Film at Jubilee Hall on Friday.

Work begins on new primary school

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Building work has begun on a new school in Yatton.

A Portishead business owner is seeking donations to allow her to continue to help underprivileged children in Africa.

Fortune hunters and hobbyists have found hundreds of buried treasure troves in Somerset since records began seven years ago.

Fire service calls reach eight-year high

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The number of fire call-outs in Avon rose to an eight-year high last year, with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) concerned politicians have become 'complacent' about cuts.

Gallery PICTURES: Christmas fair at church

Friday, November 29, 2019

Arts and crafts were on sale at a festive fair at the weekend.

An A-road will be shut for eight nights for resurfacing work, starting on Monday.

North Somerset has always looked to Bristol when it comes to healthcare, with some of the country's biggest hospitals in the city.

House prices in North Somerset are continuing to rise, despite a slight slump in the UK average this autumn.

Keane tickets to go on sale this week

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Acclaimed rock band Keane has announced they will be playing at Westonbirt Arboretum next year as part of the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Conservative candidates in North Somerset and Weston are on course to retain their seats, according to the latest YouGov poll.

Portishead Town Council could go bankrupt within three years unless people pay more tax in future, says the chairman of its finance committee.

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