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13:00
Weston Jobs Fair is back for its third year.

More than 1,000 job-seekers are expected to attend John Penrose’s Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair next month, which offers people the opportunity to meet local and national companies and improve their employment prospects.

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12:35
Some of the new builds at Locking Parklands.

Hundreds more houses could be built next to Weston-super-Mare’s Locking Parklands development.

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15:00
Ben Peters of EM- Fast trainning some 'first aid superstars.'

Children in Congresbury learned a range of important skills at a first-aid workshop.

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10:00
Congresbury Library is involved in the consultation process.

People across North Somerset will be asked for their views on possible closures and changes to libraries and children’s centres at a series of events next month.

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13:31
PC Holly Edwards rounding up the loose pig in Weston-super-Mare.

Police officers had their hands full at the weekend when they were called to round up a loose pig in Weston-super-Mare.

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What's On

Friday, August 26, 2016
Colin Baker of Doctor Who will be appearing at the event.

Two actors who have filled one of the biggest roles on British television will pay a visit to Weston this weekend, when the Tropicana hosts a film and comic convention.

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Britain's Got Talent is hosting open auditions in Weston-super-Mare.

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent will be coming to Weston-super-Mare next week.

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Friday, August 26, 2016
The Leylines performing at Hazy Days.

Live music will fill Weston-super-Mare seafront throughout the bank holiday weekend thanks a new free event, Busk In The Sun.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dominic Cooper stars in The Libertine.

Charismatic star of stage and screen, Dominic Cooper, is set to wow a Bath audience when he takes on the role of loveable rogue John Wilmot in the classic indecent tale of The Libertine.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Peter Leech conducting a rehearsal in All Saints Church.

Choral music will fill All Saints’ Church in Weston at the beginning of next month.

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Court News

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Drug dealer Aaron Coltman.

A drug dealer who stashed hundreds of thousands of pounds and a deadly handgun in a holiday caravan in Brean has been jailed for 10 years.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Bristol Crown Court heard the case on August 12.

A Weston man has spoken of the ‘betrayal’ he feels after a former friend and an accomplice who burgled his house were put behind bars this week.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Jail

A Weston restaurant boss has been jailed for ‘putting lives at risk’ by ‘deliberately ignoring’ official warnings from the fire service that safety had to be improved for customers and staff.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Rasmus Barlow

A ‘kind’ and ‘generous’ teen whose body was found in Cheddar Gorge died of a traumatic head injury, but the events leading up to his death are still unknown, an inquest has heard.

Friday, August 12, 2016
Fiona Braidwood.

The reason why a 17-year-old girl crashed her car in a fatal accident near Weston-super-Mare will never be known, an inquest has heard.

Education News

15:00
Ben Peters of EM- Fast trainning some 'first aid superstars.'

Children in Congresbury learned a range of important skills at a first-aid workshop.

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Yesterday, 17:00
'What the Lady Bird heard' stay & play session.

Youngsters in a North Somerset village learned all about a classic children’s story at a stay-and-play session last week.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Priory Community School GCSE results.

Students from across Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages are waking up today (Thursday) to find out their GCSE results. Our reporters and photographers will be at schools across the area to see how they have got on. Follow our live blog throughout the morning for the latest news.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Students complete work experience at Weston General Hospital.

Students across North Somerset have been given hands-on experience at Weston General Hospital.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Priory Community School.

A Weston secondary school has launched its multi-academy trust as part of its ambitions to lead other schools to mirror its high standards.

North Somerset News

14 minutes ago

An accident on the M5 this evening (Tuesday) is causing problems for motorists travelling between Bristol and Portishead.

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46 minutes ago
Broadchurch (Credit: ITV)

Film crews have returned to Clevedon this week for the third and final series of Broadchurch.

15:55
Weston Town Hall.

‘Non-essential’ road repairs due to be carried out over the coming six months will be postponed by North Somerset Council as it seeks to plug a multi-million-pound hole in its finances.

14:13

Portishead Lions Club is on the lookout for volunteers willing to spend 15 minutes taking part in a charity spin-a-thon.

14:12

The West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre wants people to take part in a charity event at Portishead marina.

Sport News

Yesterday, 19:03
Weston have now lost three games in a row.

The bank holiday traffic on the M5 may have delayed this National League South clash at The Woodspring Stadium but there was no halting St Albans as three quick-fire first half goals sunk Weston-super-Mare and handed them a third defeat in a row.

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Congresbury Under-15s.

Congresbury Under-15s won the North Someret Youth League by just one point, their second successive title.

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Weston Cricket Club reunion.

Weston Cricket Club hosted a 30-year reunion of the team that played at Lords in the final of the National Club Championship.

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Belvedere Cricket Club.

Belvedere ended their season with a seven-wicket defeat to Trull, who moved top of the division.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Weston thirds and Winscombe seconds shared the points in a rain-affected draw.

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Business News

13:00
Weston Jobs Fair is back for its third year.

More than 1,000 job-seekers are expected to attend John Penrose’s Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair next month, which offers people the opportunity to meet local and national companies and improve their employment prospects.

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Yesterday, 20:00
The group will be set up in Congresbury.

A new singing group for teenagers will be launched in a North Somerset village next month.

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Yesterday, 10:00
Rebbeca Clarke, Orchard Treasures.

A unique craft shop has opened in Weston this month.

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Yesterday, 09:23
150,000 people enjoyed Banksy's Dismaland.

A year on from Dismaland, the ‘Banksy effect’ is still being felt in Weston’s cultural and economic circles – and business leaders say it can help ‘springboard’ the town onto new successes.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Jon Jones-Pratt from Crosville with the new steam engine.

A Weston transport boss says buying a historic steam engine to restore and turn into a tourist train is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’.

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Food and Drink

Friday, August 26, 2016
Aldwick vineyard manager Elizabeth Laver with Mary Watts and Sandy Luck, her daughter and Aldwick's managing director. Photo by Tina Gue.

A North Somerset vineyard has scooped a prestigious award for a rosé wine it produced in honour of its managing director’s mother.

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