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One coronavirus death has been recorded at the Weston Area Health Trust in the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

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Portishead Youth Centre is providing online activities and talking sessions to young people to support their health and wellbeing in town.

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The Government has announced additional help for people whose household income has been affected due to coronavirus.

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Wild Portishead has launched a garden birdwatch project for youngsters and parents.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Students of Clevedon School are ‘delighted’ after finishing fourth out of 1,200 in a national mathematics competition.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Being in the caring profession has prompted the owner of Clevedon-based Alvony House to offer rooms on a temporary basis to older people who would otherwise be on their own while self-isolating during the coronavirus crisis.

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Yesterday, 16:32

Will writing services are in high demand, according to professional Will writer Nicola Richardson from Richardson’s Wills. She answers your questions about writing a Will online and what help is available to vulnerable relatives during coronavirus.

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What's On

Friday, April 3, 2020

An award-winning filmmaker is raising money to create a documentary celebrating the heritage of one of the world’s oldest cinemas.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Weston arts festival scheduled to take place this weekend will now be broadcast online.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wraxall’s zoo has closed until further notice.

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Court

Sunday, February 23, 2020

A former rail boss who admitted scamming GWR out of more than £10,000 by filling bogus expense claims has been spared jail.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The following cases were heard by magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse in St George from February 10-12.

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Sport

08:30

An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

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Yesterday, 08:04

Jos Buttler’s status as an England World Cup winner has already assured his place in the history books but the shirt he wore at the decisive moment last summer could soon secure a more immediate legacy: helping save lives threatened by coronavirus.

Friday, April 3, 2020

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A horse rider from Clapton-in-Gordano has set her sights high, hoping her new horses follows in his brother’s footsteps.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Somerset-based professional Katie Rule has devised a series of simple drills golfers can practice at home while courses are closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

On Thursday, the Football Association announced that the season would come to end with all results expunged and no promotion and relegation.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Somerset’s debutant Zach Cook is back home in Australia after spending a fortnight in the UK preparing for the new campaign.

Business

Yesterday, 16:00

A leading charity has estimated that one in five UK employees earn below the ‘real living wage’.

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Mon, 12:00

A ‘much-needed’ store will no longer be closing in Clevedon this month.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

A zero-waste shop selling store-cupboard essentials has opened in Portishead.

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Portishead
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A man has been disinfecting cash machines, parking metres and shop doorways in Weston for free.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

A Portishead takeaway is cheering up elderly residents in town with free fish and chips.

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Portishead
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Residents in Weston and North Somerset are being warned to be on their guard against coronavirus scams.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Car parks, play areas and recycling centres in North Somerset have closed today following last night’s government announcement.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Southern Co-op has confirmed the store in Clevedon will be closing next month.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

An intrepid entrepreneur has completed his third overseas challenge and raised thousands for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

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Clevedon Wraxall

Education

Yesterday, 18:00

Students of Clevedon School are ‘delighted’ after finishing fourth out of 1,200 in a national mathematics competition.

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Yesterday, 10:37

Children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals while they stay at home.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

The headteacher of a school in Clevedon has praised the community for coming together to support each other.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Clevedon School has put a sign in support of the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Clevedon School celebrated its eighth Clevedon Academy Awards in style.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A student from Clevedon has won an award for receiving the best GCSE grades in the country.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Backwell School has lost its outstanding Ofsted rating.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

A Clevedon teacher who made racist comments in a primary school class and on social media has been banned from the profession.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Schools across North Somerset will close from tommorrow (Friday) until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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