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Bands of pirates were spotted on the River Avon as families flocked to a annual village boat race.

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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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A brunch was held in a Portishead on Saturday before people headed to Bristol Pride festival.

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A Nailsea youngster who has never had a haircut will have her first one for charity.

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A waste management expert has claimed Bristol Airport's expansion would destroy any work done by North Somerset Council to meet its zero emissions pledge.

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Yesterday, 22:36

A second man has been arrested in connection with public indecency acts in Claverham and Yatton.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have begun recruiting members for their police community team.

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What's On

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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Yesterday, 18:00

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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Yesterday, 14:00

A choir will entertain a crowd with a range of wonderful music at a concert in Weston next week.

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Mon, 18:00

World-renowned musicians from The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne will perform at a Weston church next month.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The work of a solo artist and his two bands will be performed in Bristol later this year.

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Court

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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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A Clevedon man who drove over a man's leg and 'significantly affected every aspect of his life' has been jailed for 18 months.

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Sport

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.

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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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Clevedon members scooped major prizes at the club's annual Mixed Open.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Cleeve made it three wins in a row in Bristol & District League Division Two with a 30-run success over Lansdown seconds.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Barrow Gurney tamed Bristol Lions to claim a comfortable seven-wicket win on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Portishead remain stuck in the relegation zone after coming up short against Bristol Pakistanis.

Business

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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Nailsea
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Two businesses have teamed up to enable football sessions to continue running in Nailsea.

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Education

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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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Monday, July 1, 2019

Students from Nailsea dressed to impress to celebrate the end of their studies at their school prom.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Students bid farewell to teachers and pals at their end-of-year ball.

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