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Portishead Town Council has increased its precept to better fund services in the area.

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More than 50 volunteers worked to clear rubbish from Portishead rhyne and marina at the weekend.

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An ancient Somerset tradition returned to a village on the weekend.

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North Somerset has seen a big rise in electric vehicles, according to the latest figures.

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One hundred trees will be given out to 100 residents to plant in their gardens at Pill Community Centre on Saturday.

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A cycleway which will connect two towns could finally be built - more than 40 years since it was first mooted.

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Yesterday, 16:00

Avon and Somerset Constabulary invited Times reporter Lily Newton-Browne to join its officers on a police ride-around, to talk about the type of incidents they face during the holiday season and all year round

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What's On

A popular children's television show will be recreated on the stage in Weston next month.

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Enjoy an evening of laughter in Clevedon as stand-comics take to the stage.

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Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, The Nutcracker, will be staged at Bath's Theatre Royal in a stunning full-scale ballet accompanied by a full orchestra.

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Yesterday, 10:00

A pantomime fairy tale featuring an evil stepmother and ugly twin stepsisters is to be performed in Clevedon this week.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

A ruthless comedy about middle-class parenting returns to the Theatre Royal in Bath next week.

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Court

Thursday, January 16, 2020

An employee who created fake adverts and claimed commission off them caused a small publishing firm in Nailsea to close down.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse, in St Georges, from December 10-20:

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

A man who caused a car crash where the victim 'thought they would die' has been jailed for more than two years.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 28 to December 10:

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Monday, December 9, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 12-26:

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Sport

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Clevedon Town slipped down to seventh place in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division after a 2-1 defeat at Hallen on Saturday.

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Yesterday, 08:59

Nailsea & Backwell under-15s booked a place in the semi-finals of the BJC Plate with a 26-7 win at Winscombe.

Mon, 08:42

Yatton under-16s produced some of their best rugby of the season in defeat against Hornets.

Mon, 07:56

Senshinryu Karate Association held its annual winter grading at Scotch Horn Sports Centre in Nailsea recently.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ashton & Backwell United manager Stuart Jones has called on his side to 'be braver' ahead of their match with Bishop Sutton this weekend.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Portishead Town coach Dave Hewitt believes his side are improving and progressing as the season is moving on, writes Josh Thomas.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Asthon & Backwell United stretched their unbeaten run in Toolstation Western League Division One to six games after after claming a hard fought draw with Devizes Town.

Business

Friday, January 17, 2020

A pop-up indoor market, an online business hub and the formation of a traders group are on the agenda at a small businesses meeting in Portishead next week.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

New events, big developments and new branding have all been a receipe for success for Clevedon Business Improvement District (BID) as it nears its second anniversary since its conception.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Derelict land in Clevedon earmarked for a £13million hospital project is to be sold by the NHS.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The team at Barley Wood in Wrington is celebrating a triple gold award success at this year's Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

A Portishead supermarket got involved in two initiatives over Christmas and New Year.

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Education

Yesterday, 14:00

A mother from Portishead is to hold a book signing next month.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

A shoe shop owner from Portishead has delivered hundreds of pairs of shoes to African children.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

A talented student has racked up thousands of views on YouTube doing tutorial videos.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Youngsters who use greenbelt land in Clevedon have spoken out against a decision to set aside the land to build a special school.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A special school has received overwhelming support for its expansion ambitions, during a five-week consultation.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A mentoring service for young people in North Somerset has been recognised for its 'excellent' work.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

North Somerset students' Christmas performance has attracted huge crowds with their version of a West-End production.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

A primary school boy scooped a top prize after designing a superhero during Road Safety Week.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

A sixth-form student from Clevedon School has been presented with an award for helping the homeless.

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