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A Portishead car park will be transformed into a block of flats, with the adjacent building also set to become housing.

A man accused of dumping hazardous waste into a quarry may have contaminated North Somerset's drinking water supply and caused £9billion in damage, a court has been told.

A scout group in Nailsea is in desperate need of more volunteer leaders to prevent its clubs from closing.


People in North Somerset are being encouraged to download an app which can help emergency services pinpoint your location if you have an accident.

Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed overnight next week for repairs.

Leigh Woods

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The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from September 17 to October 1:

Dedicated volunteers have been rewarded for their efforts in Portishead with a royal award.

North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) held its last awards ceremony this month.

Weston-super-Mare Winter Gardens Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare Winter Gardens

Backwell Parish Council is considering rewarding substantial grants to Backwell Fields and Junior Football club.

A recruitment campaign for control staff to work for Avon Fire and Rescue Service has been launched.

One BMW driver was caught speeding at 141mph on the M5 motorway, with more than 15,000 owners also caught by cameras.

A Portishead retailer has won an industry award.

A business breakfast forum will be relaunched in Clevedon this month.


A council has apologised for 'inconvenience or distress' after a staff email account was hacked.

A North Somerset village celebrated 25 years of Fairtrade on Saturday.

Spooky goings on will be occurring across North Somerset over the Halloween period. Here is our round up of events taking place around the area.

An £80,000 project to promote sailing has been completed and unveiled.

A decision on the first residents' parking scheme for a village will be made today (Wednesday).

Leigh Woods

A pumpkin festival, football match and an apple day are all taking place across the area this weekend.

The story of Clevedon's iconic pier will be brought to life in a stage show next week.

Clevedon Pier Clevedon

Police officers are having holiday time restricted at the end of the month to deal with any potential civil rest over Brexit.

Patients are being encouraged to avoid Weston's hospital's A&E department unless it is a 'life-threatening emergency'.

Weston General Hospital Weston-super-Mare

Foodies can win the chance to dine at The Pig-near Bath in support of a children's charity in Wraxall.

Children's Hospice South West Wraxall

'Trashed toilets' and cars being climbed on top of during antisocial behaviour incidents has led to pleas from councillors for the police to do more.

Wrington Parish Council Wrington Wrington Parish Council

A boat which patrols Portishead's shores to keep people safe is being refitted after four years of service.

Years of frustration at holidaymakers parking on village streets to avoid charges may come to an end soon thanks to new restrictions.

North Somerset Council Wrington Parish Council North Somerset Council

A week off work for most provides time for much-needed rest and relaxation, but not for a Portishead woman - who instead walked 157 miles on a treadmill for charity.

People have been urged to help shape the future of local authority services, with councillors promising to be 'better at listening to residents'.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment campaign.

A popular beauty spot has been hit by antisocial behaviour in recent weeks, with youngsters spraying graffiti and taking drugs.

The next step towards creating a neighbourhood plan for Clevedon will be taken this week.


The Government will not be asked by North Somerset Council to intervene on the closure of Weston General Hospital's A&E in the immediate future after health bosses promised to review changes in 2021.

A couple have opened a barbershop which they hope will become a social hub for people who are feeling isolated or struggling with mental health issues.


A professional rugby union club wants to build another pitch in North Somerset as part of its overhaul of its training area.

Abbots Leigh Failand

A 65-year-old woman was injured in Portishead after being hit by a cyclist as she exited a car, prompting a police appeal.

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