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A delay to the MetroWest scheme will see its opening date pushed back to 2024.

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A Portishead nursery owner has launched her latest book to help children understand the benefits of wearing a face mask.


Clevedon Baptist Church offers a telephone service for those finding themselves cut off from the outside world during these difficult times.

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An award-winning student from Clevedon has won international acclaim and gained a place at a prestigious performing arts school, ‘Performers’ in London.

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Social distancing did not stop this centurion from celebrating her special day with more than 50 great-grandchildren, as well as staff and residents at a Clevedon care home.

A state-of-the-art rugby training facility has opened in a village.

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Faisal Allarakha, director of F.A.B Van Accessories (registered as F.A.B. Van & Taxi Accessories Limited)– a company that carries out bespoke van conversions in North Somerset – answers your questions about van conversions and shares how a converted van could benefit your work and leisure time.

Backwell Village Show has been cancelled for the first time in its history due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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We spoke to Tristan Chalmers, showroom manager at the Bristol Carpet & Flooring Group store in Nailsea, to find out what flooring is best and how made-to-measure curtains can transform a room.

Two more leisure centres in North Somerset are opening up to customers this week.

A free online summer course for young people will be launched in August.

Youngsters have been rewarded for their efforts in a village.


Portishead Lions Club has announced its new presidents have taken up their posts.


A service has been introduced in North Somerset to enable frail people to be supported in the comfort of their own homes.

An army veteran from Backwell will walk a 500-mile pilgrimage in Northern Spain for Care for Casualties, the charity for wounded veterans of The Rifles Infantry Regiment.

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Avon Fire and Rescue have told Barrow Gurney residents ‘not to be alarmed’ if they see smoke in the area after crews allowed a barn yard fire to burn in a controlled manner.

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Volunteers in Nailsea have set up a food club to enable families who are struggling to buy low-cost food and household items.

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Blood donors in Clevedon who fit and healthy are being asked to continue giving as donation levels have dropped during the pandemic.

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Keen gardeners are being encouraged to send in their entries for the Nailsea Virtual Flower Show.

An independent gym in Clevedon raised £325 for NHS Charities Together as well as receiving an award for the services it offered members during lockdown.


A charity worker from Backwell has released her first novel, which touches upon mental health stigma.

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Bristol Airport has confirmed it intends to appeal against North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse its planning application to expand its facilities.

The very best locally-produced food and drink will be showcased when a popular festival returns to Portishead Marina on Saturday, with social distancing measures in place.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta kicked off its annual celebrations with a flypast event this week.


Police are warning people to look out for rogue traders who have been targeting homes in Nailsea.

Clevedon YMCA is offering two socially distanced arts and crafts sessions this month for children aged five to 11 years old.

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A member of the Clevedon under 14s rugby team raised more than £1,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) during lockdown.

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Clevedon School pupils have been praised by some big names in pop music for songs they created during lockdown and raising more than £4,000 for charity.


A 15-year-old girl from Portishead shaved her head and raised more than £5,500 towards her terminally ill dad’s wish list thanks to donations from the community.


Ambitious plans to cut the number of cars on North Somerset’s roads by 50,000 a year have been revealed in a bid to reduce emmissions.

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Portishead Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with a funded programme to help support employers to strengthen their workforce.

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Almost 150 people have died from coronavirus in North Somerset, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

An increase in violent crimes, sexual offences and drug offences were recorded in North Somerset in the 12 months leading up to lockdown.

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A care home director from Portishead is calling for government action due to the lack of Covid-19 tests for staff.


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