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Students got their glad rags on to celebrate the end of their exams, and for some their time at secondary school.

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A Long Ashton primary school has been able to buy an essential piece of playground equipment, thanks to a supermarket scheme which works to benefit communities in the area.

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A Nailsea business has been rated as one of the top three funeral directors in the area.

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Thousands of tiles which will line the roof of a grade-II listed cinema will display drawings, names and memories in a bid to raise £500,000 to carry out 'urgent' repairs.

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Cheese and wine tasting, ukulele performances, cookery demonstrations and poetry attracted scores of villagers to the new Barrow and Flax Festival.

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There is a 'desperate' need for volunteers to come forward for one of Portishead's showpiece summer events.

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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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What's On

Yesterday, 18:00

Multiple award-winning musical The Book Of Mormon has announced a Bristol venue on its UK tour next year.

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Yesterday, 16:27

Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival is taking over the rugby club from July 12-14.

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Yesterday, 15:58

I had always wondered why a simple murder mystery has become the longest-running West End show of all time above all the technical wizardry, catchy songs and flamboyant staging of the modern musical, so I tiptoed towards the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Monday), deerstalker on head, and magnifying glass in hand, to catch the opening night of The Mousetrap.

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Mon, 17:58

A famous comedian bring will be performing his latest stand-up tour in the South West in early-July.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Red Arrows will take to the sky this weekend as part of the biggest event's in Weston's calendar.

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Court

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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Mon, 06:52

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from May 15-20:

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Clevedon man whose 'unfortunate desires' saw him collect tens of thousands of pictures of children as young as six has been jailed.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from May 8-14:

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A man has been spared jail after taking a samurai sword into a pub as a 'cry for help' over the mental health difficulties he was facing.

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Sport

Yesterday, 15:07

Essex proved themselves as serious Specsavers County Championship title contenders as they condemned table-toppers Somerset to their first defeat of the season.

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Yesterday, 08:03

Somerset fast bowler Tim Groenewald is hoping for early wickets on day three of their County Championship match against Essex at Chelmsford.

Mon, 18:57

Home-grown heroes Aaron Beard and Jamie Porter celebrated signing new two-year contracts at Essex by sharing nine-wickets as the hosts took control of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Somerset.

Mon, 15:54

Garry May says Somerset Rebels "want to win everything" after lifting the Championship Fours at Peterborough.

Mon, 14:40

North Somerset Tennis Academy are offering free taster sessions during Wimbledon fortnight.

Mon, 09:37

Yatton under-15s enjoyed their sixth and most successful tour yet against St Andrews and Kings Norton.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Somerset's bowling attack, led by Jamie Overton and Jack Leach, underlined why the county sit comfortably on top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One table as they bowled Essex out for 216.

Business

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A Nailsea business has been rated as one of the top three funeral directors in the area.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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Nailsea
Sunday, June 16, 2019

An Indian restaurant could add flavour and 'vibrancy' to the 'growing night-time economy' at Portishead's precinct, after plans to refurbish a long-vacant unit were revealed.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Three Portishead community groups will be lent a much-needed hand in the coming weeks and months, after an 'exciting' charity partnership was launched.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

A taxi company is offering free journeys within Clevedon to support Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

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Children's Hospice South West Portishead
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Owners of one of the area's largest dental practices are retiring after 29 years.

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Clevedon Nailsea
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

An estate agent is on a mission to save struggling high streets by encouraging people to support their local shops.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Children's Hospice South West has received a generous donation from an international hotel group as a random act of kindness.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Nailsea kebab shop owner is 'delighted' to have regained his five star food hygiene rating.

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Education

Students got their glad rags on to celebrate the end of their exams, and for some their time at secondary school.

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A Long Ashton primary school has been able to buy an essential piece of playground equipment, thanks to a supermarket scheme which works to benefit communities in the area.

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Yesterday, 07:23

A summer fair has helped a school to raise more than £3,200 for new playground equipment.

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Mon, 16:25

Carnival fever took over Yatton at the weekend.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

An array of musical talent was on show at a Nailsea school's summer concert.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Times has given out 2,000 books to schools across North Somerset through its Books For Schools campaign.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Schools in North Somerset face a £3million funding shortfall in special educational needs provision, according to the National Education Union (NEU).

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A new school, due to open in Yatton next year, has been likened to a 'motorway services' amid fears the scheme is being rushed through.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Students from a sixth form enjoyed their final day at school by dressing up as their favourite characters.

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