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A flood warning is in force across North Somerset tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

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Almost £1,000 has been raised at a fashion show in aid of Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary last Friday.

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A Portishead mum is set to jump on the saddle with the wife of one of Britain’s most successful Olympians to take on a charity challenge.

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A trailer engulfed by flames on the M5 was caused by a burning ‘fag end thrown from a passing vehicle’ – according to a haulage company owner.

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‘Horrifying’ figures reveal nearly twice as many young children in North Somerset have had teeth extractions compared to the national average.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Three sisters have signed up for the Race for Life to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer after their mum was diagnosed with the disease.

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Yesterday, 15:55

The body of a woman was found in Nailsea yesterday evening (Tuesday).

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What's On

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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18:00

An increasingly-popular theatre company is set to perform a heart-warming family –friendly puppet show in Clevedon next month, and the Times has free tickets to give away to lucky readers.

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A true story focusing on the exploits of a group of Cornish fishermen is being played out at cinemas this week.

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Yesterday, 13:25

Everyone’s favourite red-headed orphan, Annie, opened her show at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday) to a standing ovation.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

A musician who made his claim to fame as co-frontman of The Libertines will be performing at a South West venue this spring.

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Court

Tue, 05:00

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

Yesterday, 08:05

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

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Tue, 16:01

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

Tue, 09:18

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

Mon, 15:01

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.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ashton & Backwell netted twice in the last 15 minutes to earn a 2-0 win over Toolstation Western League Division One rivals Welton Rovers on Saturday.

Business

Mon, 16:00

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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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dozens of jobs are set to be created in North Somerset after a deal was inked to lure an international firm to the West Country.

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Nigel Ashton North Somerset Council United Kingdom
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A new bargain store has opened up Nailsea High Street.

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Nailsea Town Council Nailsea

Education

Mon, 11:00

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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Monday, March 4, 2019

A Backwell Junior School pupil raised more than £100 through a bake sale for World Cancer Day.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

The wonders of the universe inspired children from Nailsea during a visit by Space Odyssey.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Funding arrangements to support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are to improve.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Traditional playground games have been enjoyed at a Portishead primary school this month.

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