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The heartbroken loved ones of a Portishead man say a ‘light has gone out in our lives’ after a car crash claimed his life.

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About £1.8million will be available to households living near Bristol Airport to increase noise insulation in their homes as part of a scheme accompanying its expansion plans.

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Pupils from a school in Backwell took a trip to Belfast to see the Titanic Exhibition.

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13:00

A new bargain store has opened up Nailsea High Street.

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Local elections may seem months away but candidates have just over two months to apply to represent their ward.

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11:44

Dozens of motorbikers rode around the South West at the weekend to remember one of their own.

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06:19

North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton says the authority has done a ‘remarkable’ job in the face of Government funding cuts over the past decade.

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What's On

It is a race against the clock for LEGO heroes to save the world in this new animation film.

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Yesterday, 12:00

A wide range of vegan treats will be showcased in North Somerset this weekend.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Be prepared for a Rough Crossing, as Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy of errors returns to Bath’s Theatre Royal from February 25.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Manchester art rock five-piece Sylvette will be heading to Bristol’s Café Kino on Wednesday as part of a country-wide tour in support of their self-titled debut album.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

A Portishead venue will host some ‘internationally-renowned acts’ this year, with hopes of raising valuable cash.

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Court

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 9-24:

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The following cases were heard from January 2-9.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse between December 18 and January 2.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

A business has been ordered to pay more than £18,000 after 186 people contracted food poisoning after dining at a pub on Mother’s Day.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from December 3-18:

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Sport

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Yatton under-15s were left hard done by after a 51-12 loss to North Bristol.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Portishead Table Tennis Club’s development officer Derek Connop has been nabed as the South West’s volunteer of the year in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards.

Yesterday, 13:00

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club fished a match against Fry’s AC on the Horseshoe Lake at the Plantations Fishery Kingston Seymour.

Yesterday, 09:09

Clevedon Golf Club’s Paul Middleton has successfully completed his two-year term as president of the Somerset Golf Union.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Clevedon Town will be hoping for a much-improved display at Bridgwater Town on Friday (7.45pm), after suffering a 4-0 home loss to Chipping Sodbury.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

North Somerset’s men had a tough day at the office as they suffered a 4-0 defeat at leaders Isca A.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Clevedon AC women were in superb form at the weekend.

Business

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A new bargain store has opened up Nailsea High Street.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Calls have been made for a council to rethink rent hikes which are impacting traders on Portishead High Street.

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Marvin Rees Peter Mitchell Portishead Town Council
Friday, February 15, 2019

Revised plans to demolish a pub and replace it with a petrol station have been revealed, but defiant villagers still insist it should not be flattened.

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Ian Fergusson Nelson North Somerset Council
Thursday, February 14, 2019

An opticians has launched a contact lens recycling scheme in a bid to help reduce unnecessary waste sent to landfill.

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the Times
Thursday, February 7, 2019

A Clevedon business will again sponsor a grade-II listed pier as it enters a significant year.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fans of musical theatre will have the chance to perform songs and dances from Mary Poppins Returns in a half-term holiday club.

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Nailsea School Nailsea
Saturday, February 2, 2019

A woman from Nailsea has set up her own gift box business to help people celebrate special occasions.

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Nailsea
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Portishead is set to miss out on vital funding which could revitalise its struggling High Street.

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North Somerset Council Portishead Town Council
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Three friends from a Clevedon firm are aiming to run 36 half marathons in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

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Children's Hospice South West Clevedon

Education

Pupils from a school in Backwell took a trip to Belfast to see the Titanic Exhibition.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A secondary school has joined a new multi-academy trust after its old one collapsed.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It was a night of murder, mystery, and improvisation as The Story Cellar’s youth theatre group held their second performance at Pill Memorial Club.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Students from Nailsea are leading the way in raising awareness about gender and sexuality issues.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The history of Nailsea has captured the imaginations of children from St Francis Primary School.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Den building and treasure hunting have taken over the timetable at a Nailsea school.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Students from primary schools in Backwell banded together to help raise cash for vital classroom equipment, with a little help from Nailsea Lions.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Five of the six secondary schools within the Times’ area are above the national average for progress.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

A high-achieving academy has enjoyed hosting its own darts championship.

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