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Yesterday, 18:00

Students in Clevedon have been accepted onto a Mandarin Excellence Academy scheme.

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Yesterday, 16:18

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.

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Yesterday, 13:00

Christmas cheer filled a Nailsea primary school as children, staff and parents flocked to a festive fair.

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Yesterday, 12:40

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.

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Yesterday, 10:00

Walkers raised more than £1,700 for Nailsea District Leg Club during a mass sponsored event.

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Yesterday, 08:00

A charity that helps children with special educational needs has won a national award.

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Yesterday, 07:29

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

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What's On

Saturday, December 7, 2019

A new children's drama school held its first public performance on Saturday,

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

One of the most magical ballets of all, Swan Lake, is being performed in miniature by two professional ballet dancers in a co-production by Living Spit and Theatre Orchard.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dick Whittington will be in theatre from next month and lucky readers can win tickets to see the show.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Acclaimed by many as the greatest Hollywood musical ever made, the epic 1954 version BFI Musicals: A Star Is Born is being screened at the Curzon Cinema on December 12 and one lucky reader will win a pair of tickets to see it for free.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A Grammy-award winning global megastar will perform in the West Country for the first time in 17 years.

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Court

Yesterday, 07:00

A care worker was ordered to pay compensation and slapped with a restraining order for a 'sustained assault' after an altercation with a neighbour turned violent.

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Mon, 05:54

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

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

A 72-year-old woman has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults against two boys in Clevedon.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A Portishead man who made an explosive device has been spared jail.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

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

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Sport

Yesterday, 17:00

Nailsea & Tickenham ran out convincing 8-0 winners over a young Chard Town side at Fryth Way on a crisp December day.

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Yesterday, 13:00

Local athletes got into the festive spirit at the Christmas Cracker 10k in Weston.

Yesterday, 09:00

Nailsea Tennis Club began their Christmas celebrations at the weekend as members enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine - as well as some tennis!

Tue, 17:00

Nailsea & Backwell got back to winning ways with a 29-21 success over Stothert & Pitt.

Tue, 13:00

Clevedon claimed their second victory of the season with a 38-7 success over strugglin Coney Hill.

Tue, 10:52

Yatton under-16s lost to their Weston rivals in a game of two halves on Sunday.

Tue, 09:49

Bristol Karate Academy's Tom Woodward defied injury to pass his black belt grading in Surrey.

Business

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

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Monday, December 2, 2019

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

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Yatton
Sunday, December 1, 2019

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

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Cleeve
Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

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Portishead
Monday, November 25, 2019

A village hub has been chosen to benefit from a year's worth of Co-op community funding.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

A pair of experienced hairdressers have thrown themselves into an 'exciting' business venture and opened their first salon this week.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Plans to build a nursery and retirement complex in Clevedon have been criticised for potentially not being safe.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

A health club and spa has donated 400 individual sports items a secondary school.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A team of 50 riders linked to a Congresbury business cycled almost 250 miles in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

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Education

Yesterday, 18:00

Students in Clevedon have been accepted onto a Mandarin Excellence Academy scheme.

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Yesterday, 13:00

Christmas cheer filled a Nailsea primary school as children, staff and parents flocked to a festive fair.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

A new children's drama school held its first public performance on Saturday,

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Children from Clevedon and Tickenham took part in a maths challenge.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

A quarter of schools in North Somerset will suffer further funding cuts next year, despite the Government's plans to boost spending on education.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Building work has begun on a new school in Yatton.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Youngsters stepped back in time and became Victorian holidaymakers for the day.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Tots as young as two-and-a-half years old can learn French at a new class held in Clevedon.

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