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Yesterday, 16:44

A health warning has been issued with temperatures expected to exceed 30C this week.

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Yesterday, 16:22

Portishead's soapbox race will not be held in 2020 as organisers decide to 'hit the brakes' amid 'increased financial demands'.

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Yesterday, 14:04

An incident involving four cars is causing long delays on the M5 this afternoon (Monday).

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Yesterday, 12:45

A village dog show has raised more than £900 for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

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Yesterday, 05:39

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from June 17-26:

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Months of squabbles have been put to bed after Portishead Town Council agreed to reinstate the names of members of the public in official documents.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

New arrivals have been spotted at a Wraxall zoo.

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What's On

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Californian rockers Thrice are heading to Bristol's O2 Academy this October as part of a co-headling tour with Refused.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

A night of chart music from decades gone by will be played at a North Somerset disco, and the Times is giving readers a chance to win tickets to the event.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

A film about grief and loss will be screened in Clevedon, and Times readers can win tickets.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

You would be hard pressed to find a more heart-warming show than Calendar Girls - The Musical which is playing at Bristol's Hippodrome theatre.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A tribute act dedicated to the UK's biggest girl band since the Spice Girls will perform in Weston next month.

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Court

Yesterday, 05:39

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from June 17-26:

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Friday, July 12, 2019

A man has been jailed for three years after telling train passengers it was the last journey they were ever going to take because he had a bomb.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from June 5-14:

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A drug-driver, who lived in Backwell with his father, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after killing a pensioner in a crash.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

These cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from May 23 to June 5:

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Sport

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Yatton Rugby Club's under-16s finished their summer fitness campaign with a gruelling session of circuits and shuttle-run sprints at the club.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Portishead Cricket Club are trying to get more girls and women involved in the sport.

Yesterday, 15:00

Clevedon Cycling Club saw members enjoy good conditions at their 10-mile time trial on the Kenn course.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In Bath University's sports training village last Saturday, a member of Bristol Karate Academy picked up his black belt.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

For the second consecutive week a Rebels rider went into the nominated heat unbeaten from his programmed rides on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Paulton Rovers secured a narrow victory over Ashton and Backwell at the Lancer Scott Stadium after Joe Hillard's headed winner just before half time.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Clevedon are hoping for a complete recovery in the defence of their WEPL title after beating Taunton St Andrews on Saturday.

Business

Friday, July 19, 2019

A extra care facility - designed to allow people to live independently but receive medical help when required - should open within 12 months in Yatton.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

With less than six months to go until Christmas, people are being encouraged to start saving.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

A new healthy eating and environmentally-friendly shop has opened in Clevedon.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A community has welcomed the opening of a café which has taken the place left by the former Long Ashton Library.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A Congresbury hotel has won a national award from a world-leading spa brand.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Flax Bourton food business which creates products carrying Jamie Oliver's name has received a national award, rewarding the firm's 'commitment to innovation'.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

A pair of Portishead retirement housing complexes have claimed industry awards.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

The entrance to Backwell's recycling centre will receive an estimated £300,000 overhaul to prevent cars queueing down narrow roads.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A Nailsea business has been rated as one of the top three funeral directors in the area.

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Education

Sunday, July 21, 2019

A village youth club has a jam-packed summer schedule to keep children busy over the school holidays.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

A Wraxall youngster has been invited to exhibit his painting at an art institution.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fears have been raised there will not be enough demand for a new school which is due to open next year.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Children sang, danced and performed magic tricks during a talent contest at a Nailsea school.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

A water obstacle race and team challenges tested pupils skills at a Nailsea school's sports day.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Approximately 60 people filled a community hall to listen to environmental activists Extinction Rebellion's (XR) talk on Monday evening.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Frustrated neighbours have slated a scheme which would see a school built on greenbelt land.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sixth formers celebrated the end of their exams by dancing the night away at their ball held at an Abbots Leigh country house.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Portishead youngsters gave up their free time at the weekend to make meals for the homeless.

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