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This weekend will mark the start of Clevedon Pier's 150th birthday celebrations and what a week it is going to be.

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Clevedon Pier has amassed an extensive collection of trinkets and artefacts in the past 150 years which celebrate the highs and lows of its history.

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Music stirred the soul and pulled on heart strings at a charity concert.

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07:10

Plans to extend a large housing estate on the edge of Yatton have won support from parish councillors - despite concerns over the number of homes being built in the area.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Runners as young as five and as old as 71 will run through a rainbow of colour to raise money for a children's charity.

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Yesterday, 14:00

More than 100 people completed a mile-long run for fun on Sunday.

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Yesterday, 13:13

Drivers face huge delays on the M5 as thousands of motorists head to the West Country for the three-day bank holiday weekend.

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What's On

Award-winning poet Luke Wright will bring his show to the district next month, and the Times is giving people a chance to win tickets to see the show.

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Yesterday, 18:00

The life of one of pop music's biggest names will be documented in a brilliant new biopic film.

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Fri, 18:00

An evening involving live music, entertainment and an ironing board awaits audiences in Clevedon.

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Mon, 17:00

A village drama group will host its adaptation of Graham Linehan's The Ladykillers! next month.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

An array of star-studded musicians will perform at Bristol's biggest one-day festival later this year.

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Court

Fri, 11:10

The woman who killed a grandmother by crashing a van into a house in Clevedon could be freed from prison in two years' time.

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Mon, 16:35

A Clevedon woman has been found guilty of killing a grandmother after crashing a van into the side of her home.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Portishead man has been spared jail after punching a man in the mouth.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Clevedon woman accused of killing a 90-year-old grandmother was 'pretending to be a racing car driver, warming up the tyres' when she crashed into a house, a jury has been told.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A man has been jailed after trashing a Yatton house he had previously been staying in but was kicked out for branding the walls with swastikas.

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Sport

Yesterday, 20:30

Captain Tom Abell has challenged Somerset to turn their Royal London One Day Cup triumph into an era of dominance.

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Yesterday, 19:37

Tom Banton's imperious 69 marched Somerset towards Royal London One Day Cup final glory as they beat Hampshire by six wickets at Lord's.

Yesterday, 09:40

Somerset Rebels opened their home league season with a comfortable win over Eastbourne.

Yesterday, 08:42

Somerset captain Tom Abell hopes Saturday's Royal London One Day Cup final is not the last ever 50-over domestic final at Lord's.

Wed, 09:00

Dave Clarke was the hero for Portishead Town A after his two goals claimed the Weston & District League's Hospital Cup at the expense of Worle Reserves.

Mon, 12:32

North Somerset Tennis Academy is running a May half-term camp for youngsters at the Clevedon Seafront courts.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The 'Cases' Somerset Rebels responded perfectly to Garry May's wake-up call as they launched their SGB Championship league assault with a maximum four points against Scunthorpe on Friday night.

Business

Thu, 12:00

A Portishead business savoured a 'proud moment' after it was named one of Britain's best travel agents for the second year running.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A former teacher has left the classroom to start a new career aimed at helping women in business.

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Nailsea
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Staff from a Yatton business have raised thousands of pounds for a children's hospice - helping to pay for 24-hour doctor cover at the charity.

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Children's Hospice South West Wraxall

Education

Yesterday, 12:00

More than 70 people were arrested and £85,000 was seized by police as a result of a week-long initiative.

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Thu, 09:41

A world-record-holder and champion BMX rider will host an academy for children in Portishead next week.

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Wed, 14:00

Lucky students from Nailsea sixth form were invited to a swanky event at Airbus to celebrate 50 years since Concorde's maiden flight from Filton.

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Wed, 07:00

Children in care are leaving school with fewer GCSEs than their classmates, according to new figures.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Students celebrated the end of their school days by dressing up as hippies and letting off some steam on a bouncy castle.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

An Australian headteacher who was inspired by teachers at Clevedon School has returned for a visit.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Some gardening jobs are fun and easy - others are best left to the professionals. So, how do you find an experienced, skilled and above all, trustworthy gardener in your local area?

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Families enjoyed fun activities while learning about nature at Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group's (YACWAG) Stowey Reserve event.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Half a dozen hens have been saved from slaughter, thanks to nursery children in Flax Bourton.

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