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Eight hardy parents from Flax Bourton Primary School have raised more than £4,500 by walking the length of Hadrian's Wall.

Flax Bourton

Nursing homes in North Somerset are in crisis due to a drop in residents being placed in their care.

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

In The Dock

Clevedon runners pounded the pavements over a fast, flat course as the sun set last week.

A youth club was shocked and delighted to be rewarded with crucial funding to help it support children.


A police volunteer from Portishead has scooped an award.

Avon and Somerset police Portishead

An estimated 15,000 households in North Somerset will lose their free TV licence once people aged over 75 lare forced to pay the annual fee.

An exciting new community opera will be performed to mark the 150th anniversary of Clevedon Pier.

Thunderstorms are more likely to hit the West Country next week than this weekend says the Met Office after revising a weather warning.

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


An afternoon was spent celebrating more than half a century for a flower club.

An autistic boy's trip to school became 'traumatic' after the local authority decided to save money by putting him in a taxi with another pupil.

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

A mother from Easton-in-Gordano will use her son's memory to inspire her with a mammoth trek for charity this weekend.

With the weather getting back to normal for June why not make the most of it and enjoy some of the activities taking place across the area this weekend.

A busy commuter road will close for five nights due to essential repair works costing nearly £180,000 next month.

North Somerset Council North Somerset Council Long Ashton

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

Long delays on M5

Friday, June 21, 2019

Long delays are growing on the M5 between Clevedon and Bristol with one lane being blocked.

Portishead Clevedon

A report on Ashton Court Mansion's long-term plan has been published, which could see it transformed into a nightclub, hotel or museum among other listed options.

Long Ashton Long Ashton

Torrential rain and lightning could hit North Somerset as early as 3pm on Sunday.

The reopening of Portishead railway line is moving forward as planned, despite proposals which could slash the eye-watering costs.

A three car collision is causing delays in Portishead this afternoon (Thursday).


Poll Roof for station bridge wanted

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A roof to cover the bridge at Yatton Railway Station has been named as one of the priorities for the village this year.


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


Villagers will showcase their finest flowers, fruit and vegetables next weekend.


A nine-mile police chase which saw a car smash into a Congresbury pub could have ended in disaster, according to its manager.

Plans for 66 homes to be built on the edge of Yatton, which would 'destroy' a historic orchard, have been turned down by North Somerset Council this afternoon (Wednesday).

A tourist spot will celebrate 20 years since it first opened its doors this weekend.


Rain and windy weather did not dampen the spirits of those visiting a village family fun day on Saturday.

Wrington Redhill

A popular community centre has raised more than £3,000 towards gym equipment to enhance its facility.

Long Ashton Community Centre Long Ashton Community Centre Long Ashton

A charity which works to enrich African children's lives by giving them better education opportunities celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

Wrington Africa Wrington

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


A mum has paid tribute to a children's hospice which has helped her make special memories with her son Elijah.

Children's Hospice South West

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.


Weston General Hospital was serving patients food from the same supplier linked to the deaths of five patients from listeria across the UK, but has taken steps to keep people safe.

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