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Improvements to a community pool in Pill look set to take place after receiving a major cash boost.

Generous shoppers donated piles of gifts to help families in need this Christmas.


Christmas spirit was in the air at Clevedon’s St Nicholas Fair as people indulged in some late night shopping.

The number of recorded cases of child cruelty and neglect have risen by more than 400 per cent in the past five years.

A Portishead estate agent has donated T-shirts to a Pill-based fundraising charity choir group.

Sixteen primary schools came together for the National Children’s STEM Science Summit last week.

A retired North Somerset social worker, who spent three decades serving vulnerable people across the district, has received a pair of impressive prizes.

A ‘casualty’ was rushed to hospital after a crash on a major commuter route yesterday (Saturday).

Teenage media students battled against heavy downpours and strong winds to give Clevedon’s skatepark a fresh look.

Hundreds of pounds have been handed to worthy causes by the organisers of a popular Portishead event.

A hard-working and ‘dedicated’ Portishead volunteer who has spent 20 years saving lives at sea has been recognised for his service.

Excited Clevedon youngsters listened to stories in their pyjamas while their parents enjoyed an evening of festive shopping.

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

A Clevedon woman has been given a week suspended prison sentence after she breached a ban on owning cats and dogs.

A decade’s old painting of an historic Portishead building has been given a new lease of life and is on display.

The precinct was packed on Saturday, as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the start of the festive seasons at Pill’s annual Christmas light switch-on.

The Times is appealing for book donations and gift vouchers to enable us to help schools to stock up on reading resources for pupils.

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A popular Portishead pub has reopened under new management after months of speculation.

Charity fundraising events and Christmas fairs are taking place across the district this weekend. So why not pick up a festive treat and help out a worthwhile cause at the same time.

Almost 40 homes are without power in North Somerset this afternoon (Friday).

Councillors in Nailsea are frustrated their attempts to spend money on improvements to the town have fallen on deaf ears.

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More than 100 Volkswagen campervans are set to cruise around North Somerset tomorrow (Saturday) to raise money for charity.

The fleet of gritters, which will salt North Somerset’s roads, has been bolstered, with ‘round-the-clock’ coverage promised by council bosses.

Traffic is slow on the M5 this morning (Friday) due to a collision near Portishead.

North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox showed his support for small businesses at the weekend, and offered advice on avenues for growth

Business bosses are ‘relieved’, after multi-year lease extensions were offered to all firms at Portishead’s under-threat Old Mill Road.

A devoted dad is taking part in a spin-athon to raise money for a charity which supports his visually impaired son.


Bullying, feeling ‘over-stretched and undervalued’ and women having to work for equality has been endured by staff at Avon Fire and Rescue Service, a damning report has revealed.

Nailsea Community Speedwatch is appealing for a mobile sign to deter motorists who have been caught driving at 70mph through the town.


A significant decline in unauthorised graffiti has been seen in North Somerset in the past 10 years.

Hundreds of revellers enjoyed Christmas carols, snow and food and drinks galore at Nailsea’s festive fair.


Pupils and parents revelled in the festive cheer at a Portishead school at the weekend, with plenty of things to enjoy.

Clevedon has a ‘sound future’ after a brilliant community turnout to a meeting of the Business Improvement District (BID).

Villagers have proposed building a futuristic magnet train through North Somerset to avoid the creation of a ‘dormitory town the size of Wells’.

Zoo names lion cubs

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Wraxall zoo has revealed the names of its two African lion cubs.

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