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Avon and Somerset Constabulary is urging people to reach out to their elderly neighbours who may be in 'desperate need of comfort and reassurance' this Christmas.

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Villagers were treated to a night of joy as its festive fair was held on December 4.

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Portishead Fire Station has recruited its first female firefighter in its history.

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Tiles decorated by acclaimed artists and thespians have raised more than £22,000 for Curzon's roof appeal.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Clevedon's biggest Christmas fair drew in a huge crowd despite cold weather.

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Yesterday, 12:31

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

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Yesterday, 05:54

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

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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, 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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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from October 29 to November 1:

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Sport

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

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13:00

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

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

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

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Somerset Rebels have confirmed the signing of exciting young Australian prospect Zach Cook to complete their septet.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Clevedon Town climbed up to fourth in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division table with a 2-0 win over Westbury United making it six games unbeaten.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Backwell Tennis Club members have started their winter programme in earnest.

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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Congresbury

Education

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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Monday, November 25, 2019

The number of childminders across North Somerset has dropped by 13 per cent over the past two years.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Youngsters have donated food to feed people in need over the winter months.

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