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Yesterday, 17:01

A hard-working youth worker has been praised for his sterling efforts over the years.

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Yesterday, 16:00

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’.

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Yesterday, 14:00

Nailsea school pupils have been presented with 15 iPads to use during lessons.

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Yesterday, 12:55

Youngsters of Wraxall Primary School will improve their reading skills thanks to a revamped library.

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Yesterday, 12:00

A 69-year-old man died from a ‘massive overdose’ after ingesting tablets in an attempt to end his life, an inquest was told on Thursday.

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Yesterday, 10:00

Nursing home residents got up close and personal with exotic creatures from around the world.

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Yesterday, 09:00

Backwell School sixth form students visited DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury to learn about the hospitality industry.

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What's On

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Original teenage dirtbags, Wheatus, will be heading to Bristol’s Thekla this spring.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Musical comedy trio Living Spit will play The Theatre Shop in Clevedon, next month.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

A high-quality jazz band will showcase their skills on a Portishead later this month.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Actors from Nailsea are performing a play based on three popular TV sitcoms.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Award-winning Theatre company, Starving Artists, will bring their introspective new production Let Me Look At You to Clevedon’s Theatre Shop in April, and two lucky Times readers could win tickets to see the show.

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Court

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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

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Friday, February 22, 2019

A former police officer is behind bars after admitting encouraging a woman to perform sex acts on her children and having ‘extreme’ pornography stashed on his computer.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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

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Sport

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ashton & Backwell United fell to a late 2-1 home defeat against Sherborne Town in Toolstation Western League Division One at the weekend.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

North Somerset Athletics Academy have revealed their athletes of the year.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Clevedon AC members took part in 20-mile races at the weekend ahead of spring marathon outings.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Nine young Nailsea & Backwell players have been picked to represent Somerset.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Clevedon Town were left to rue a missed penalty as they came away empty-handed from Shepton Mallet after a 2-1 defeat in their Toolstation Western League Premier Division encounter.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

North Somerset will host some of Britian’s biggest wrestling stars later this month, promising a night of high-octane action in the squared circle.

Business

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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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Monday, March 18, 2019

A Clevedon businesswoman is taking time out to ‘regroup’ and ‘focus on developing herself’ after announcing the closure of her shop.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

A businessmanfrom Backwell has been made senior partner at the world’s largest business coaching firm – eight years after he retired.

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Bristol
Saturday, March 9, 2019

A South West manufacturer hopes to bring more than 50 jobs to North Somerset after signing a deal worth more than £1million with a South Korean company.

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Liam Fox Abbots Leigh
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Classes to help people prepare for parenthood have been launched in Portishead.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

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

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Cleeve
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Much-needed relief is on the way for small traders after a cut in business rates was announced.

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North Somerset Council Clevedon
Monday, February 25, 2019

A Clevedon school was ‘delighted’ to receive sets of new sports kit from two businesses.

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Education

Yesterday, 14:00

Nailsea school pupils have been presented with 15 iPads to use during lessons.

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Yesterday, 12:55

Youngsters of Wraxall Primary School will improve their reading skills thanks to a revamped library.

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Yesterday, 09:00

Backwell School sixth form students visited DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury to learn about the hospitality industry.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Children swapped their books for beats to take part in a fundraising dance-athon.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Eight pupils at Fairfield School, in Backwell have been awarded scholarships to private senior schools.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Pupils in Wrington have been presented with 100 new books, thanks to the Times’ Books For Schools campaign.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Youngsters honed their culinary skills at a youth club, serving up delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

A BBC presenter encouraged youngsters to pursue ethical careers on a visit to Portishead.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Children relished the chance to dress up as their favourite fictional characters to celebrate World Book Day.

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