Students in Clevedon have been accepted onto a Mandarin Excellence Academy scheme.
Plans for a large modern GP surgery to provide two growing villages with enough appointments for years to come have been halted due to funding issues.
Christmas cheer filled a Nailsea primary school as children, staff and parents flocked to a festive fair.
Education, education, education was the famous mantra put forward ahead of a previous General Election and North Somerset's candidates have made clear their pledges on the topic this week.
Walkers raised more than £1,700 for Nailsea District Leg Club during a mass sponsored event.
A charity that helps children with special educational needs has won a national award.
A sewer has 'collapsed' forcing a busy route to be closed.
A new children's drama school held its first public performance on Saturday,
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.
Dick Whittington will be in theatre from next month and lucky readers can win tickets to see the show.
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.
A Grammy-award winning global megastar will perform in the West Country for the first time in 17 years.
A care worker was ordered to pay compensation and slapped with a restraining order for a 'sustained assault' after an altercation with a neighbour turned violent.
The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 12-26:
A 72-year-old woman has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults against two boys in Clevedon.
A Portishead man who made an explosive device has been spared jail.
The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 1-12:
Nailsea & Tickenham ran out convincing 8-0 winners over a young Chard Town side at Fryth Way on a crisp December day.
Local athletes got into the festive spirit at the Christmas Cracker 10k in Weston.
Nailsea Tennis Club began their Christmas celebrations at the weekend as members enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine - as well as some tennis!
Nailsea & Backwell got back to winning ways with a 29-21 success over Stothert & Pitt.
Clevedon claimed their second victory of the season with a 38-7 success over strugglin Coney Hill.
Yatton under-16s lost to their Weston rivals in a game of two halves on Sunday.
Bristol Karate Academy's Tom Woodward defied injury to pass his black belt grading in Surrey.
An estate agent presented pupils from a Portishead primary school with a Christmas hamper to support buying new equipment.
A community gym may be open by a former Royal Marine, with two sports teams backing the scheme.
Campaigners fighting to protect a closed pub being bulldozed believe its historic significance should not be sacrificed for the benefit of a commercial venture.
Major changes are in the works for a Portishead business organisation, with hopes of 'creating new opportunities' for the town's traders.
A village hub has been chosen to benefit from a year's worth of Co-op community funding.
A pair of experienced hairdressers have thrown themselves into an 'exciting' business venture and opened their first salon this week.
Plans to build a nursery and retirement complex in Clevedon have been criticised for potentially not being safe.
A health club and spa has donated 400 individual sports items a secondary school.
A team of 50 riders linked to a Congresbury business cycled almost 250 miles in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Children from Clevedon and Tickenham took part in a maths challenge.
A quarter of schools in North Somerset will suffer further funding cuts next year, despite the Government's plans to boost spending on education.
Building work has begun on a new school in Yatton.
Youngsters stepped back in time and became Victorian holidaymakers for the day.
Tots as young as two-and-a-half years old can learn French at a new class held in Clevedon.