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Children from Clevedon and Tickenham took part in a maths challenge.

A 72-year-old woman has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults against two boys in Clevedon.


Youngsters enjoyed decorating Christmas trees at a church festival in Clevedon at the weekend.

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A sailing family from Clevedon has been awarded with a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accolade which was presented by HRH Princess Anne.

A quarter of schools in North Somerset will suffer further funding cuts next year, despite the Government's plans to boost spending on education.

A West of England plan for more than 100,000 homes to be built by 2036 may have suffered a setback, but it is clear the sight of housing developments springing up in North Somerset will not be unusual in the future.

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A Portishead man who made an explosive device has been spared jail.


A father-of-two is going above and beyond to ensure there is some Christmas spirit.

A van was on fire outside a supermarket in Clevedon today (Tuesday).

Craft enthusiasts have been adding their pictures to a giant piece of fabric to mark the Clevedon Pier's 150th anniversary.

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The number of people with dementia in North Somerset is set to increase by 43 per cent in the next decade, with people forced to sell their homes to pay for care.

A community gym may be open by a former Royal Marine, with two sports teams backing the scheme.


The UK is set to leave the EU on January 31 - after receiving another extension from Brussels last month - and the candidates standing in North Somerset have outlined what they would do, if elected to be North Somerset's MP on December 12.

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The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 1-12:

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A Christmas fair has raised around £300 for a village play area initiative.

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Young dancers from Nailsea took part in a mammoth tap dance in a bid to beat the Guinness World Record.


Talented musicians, singers and performers impressed judges with their skills at Nailsea Festival of Music.


Campaigners fighting to protect a closed pub being bulldozed believe its historic significance should not be sacrificed for the benefit of a commercial venture.


Model aircraft boats and military figures filled Nailsea School.


A new charity shop has opened in Nailsea to raise money for sick and injured pets.


Building work has begun on a new school in Yatton.


'We just want to do something for the kids' - Nearly £16,000 has been raised for a new play area, thanks to a villagers' initiative.

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A Portishead business owner is seeking donations to allow her to continue to help underprivileged children in Africa.


Fortune hunters and hobbyists have found hundreds of buried treasure troves in Somerset since records began seven years ago.

The number of fire call-outs in Avon rose to an eight-year high last year, with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) concerned politicians have become 'complacent' about cuts.

Gallery PICTURES: Christmas fair at church

Friday, November 29, 2019

Arts and crafts were on sale at a festive fair at the weekend.

An A-road will be shut for eight nights for resurfacing work, starting on Monday.


North Somerset has always looked to Bristol when it comes to healthcare, with some of the country's biggest hospitals in the city.

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Christmas-themed activities will take place as the area prepares for the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas shoppers can spread some cheer this year by dropping off an extra present to help families in need at the Give A Gift shop in Nailsea.


Santa visits, mince pie eating competitions and a fancy dress parade will mark the start of the Christmas countdown in Nailsea.

Crown Glass Shopping Centre Nailsea

House prices in North Somerset are continuing to rise, despite a slight slump in the UK average this autumn.

Clevedon's community cinema is clubbing together to raise money to fix its leaky roof over the festive period.


A motorcyclist was taken to hospital last night (Wednesday) after a collision with a car in Congresbury.

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Love Saves The Day has secured a licence to bring nearly 40,000 revellers to Ashton Court in 2021.

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