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BUSINESSES in a North Somerset village have been ‘marooned’ during a fortnight of ‘horrendous’ roadworks.

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steel handcuffs to stop criminals

A LOCKING volunteer has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid community work after stealing more than £1,400 from a village scout group.

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36 minutes ago
Bournville SubStation in St Andrews Parade, youngsters with their first aid certficates.

EIGHT young people have been awarded with certificates after taking part in first aid training.

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Chemistry Teacher with Students in Class --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

A NORTH Somerset teaching union has condemned academy schools in the wake of a ‘damning report’ by a Government committee.

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Archivist Sue Berry with John Page and David Roberts Axbridge Town Trust members.

HISTORICAL documents, some of which have been catalogued for the first time, have shone new light on events in a Somerset town’s history.

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Fri, 17:00
Tony Bartholomew

AUDIENCES can expect to get up close and personal to the actors in dynamic play Roundelay, as four members of the crowd will be called up to participate.

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Fri, 12:00

EXTRA performances have been added to the Bristol leg of the Wicked tour due to overwhelming demand.

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Shaun The Sheep

LOVEABLE Shaun makes his cinematic debut in this funny, brilliant and crazy adventure from the wonderful Aardman Animations team.

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Thu, 13:17
Peter Alliss.

THE man known as the ‘voice of golf’ is bringing his behind-the-scenes tales and good humour for an evening of entertainment in Weston next month.

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Court News

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A MAN who assaulted his girlfriend after she became angry at him for leaving the bathroom door open has been fined.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse

A MAN has admitted threatening police officers and calling them ‘idiots’ after being thrown out of a Weston nightclub.

Monday, January 19, 2015
(click on image for larger view) North Somerset Courthouse open evening to mark 650 years of magistracy. St Georges. Exterior Views.

A PERSISTENT shoplifter has been forced to pay compensation after stealing four bottles of spirits to fund his drug habit.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Shaun Moloney said he did not intend to use the sword in a violent act.

A WESTON man has admitted it was ‘not a wise move’ to knock on his neighbours’ door while carrying a samurai sword because he thought they were walking on his roof.

Friday, January 9, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse

A THIEF ‘threatened to stab’ an off-duty police officer with a needle after being caught stealing a television from a Weston supermarket to feed his drug habit.

Education News


Students at Sidcot School took part in a musical talent event in memory of a former pupil.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Author David Lawrence Jones with Alvin, Eliza, Leona and Thomas.

AN AUTHOR inspired pupils to write their own stories when he visited their school.

Yesterday, 13:00
Toy Library staff at  locking Road business park.

WESTON Toy Library will soon close its doors due to a lack of funding, but its owners say they are still ‘pleased’ with what they have managed to achieve.

Yesterday, 11:00
Pupils are crowned Wassailing King and Queen at Churchill Primary.

Pupils at Churchill Primary School chose their wassailing king and queen last week.

Clive Pig visited pupils from Hugh Sexey Middle School.

A STORYTELLER visited a school in Blackford to teach youngsters more about Mayan civilisation.

North Somerset News

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TWO friends who met at a Portishead secondary school have started up a new venture offering hen night cupcake decorating parties.

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Stephen and Pheonah with their family who now have access to clean water.

LEADERS behind a community campaign to raise £90,000 to provide clean water to people in Uganda are appealing for support to reach the final total.

Pupils with the Garden Party exit pole and some tasty incentives to vote.

All Saints Primary School in Clevedon is working with the community to create planters and hanging baskets to improve and brighten up areas of the town.

Yesterday, 18:00
Musical director Ian Hallam with the choir.

A year of change is ahead for Clevedon Choral Society as musical director for the past three years, Iain Hallam, has announced he will resign at the end of the current season.

Yesterday, 16:00
Gordano Community Cars volunteer Peter Kirsen with his vehicle.

A VALUED hospital transport service is urgently in need of new volunteers to drive patients to hospital or surgery appointments.

Sport News

Fri, 09:23

Langford Rovers kept their promotion hopes alive with a narrow victory over third-placed Middlezoy Rovers.

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Fri, 09:23
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Shipham recorded their sixth victory in seven games after beating Wedmore 4-3.

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Fri, 09:22
Phoebe Hughes.

Team Mendip Red Sox were held to a draw by Bishops Lydeard.

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Fri, 09:21

Hutton girls ran out comfortable winners at AEK Boco, despite a fine performance by the home custodian.

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Fri, 09:20
Nathan Sharpe.

Priory Pumas United Under-12s ran out narrow 2-1 winners at home to Nailsea Athletic.

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Business News

Yesterday, 12:00

FROM 99-year-old grandmas to tiny toddlers, James Harwood has treated them all in the 10 years since he took over Optika opticians in Weston’s Sovereign Shopping Centre with his wife Alison.

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Thu, 17:00
The Burrington Inn, which has had the same owners for 27 years, is being sold.

A pub which has had the same owners for the past 27 years is up for sale.

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Weston's General Post Office in Regent Street.

A SERIES of talks between Post Office management and the landlord of its current premises in Regent Street have meant the store will remain open as normal after ongoing disputes.

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Weston's General Post Office in Regent Street.

THE Post Office in Regent Street has reopened for one day despite ongoing contractual disputes with the building’s landlord.

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Wed, 20:00
pictured is Richard Southcombe (Manager)  and Steve Brookes (a volunteer for Blood Bikes)

A HARDWARE shop in Milton has been doing its bit for charity, by raising vital cash for the Blood Bikes.

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Food and Drink

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DESPITE the freezing rain on Saturday morning, Bleadon’s popular village market was jam-packed with visitors hunting for bargains or tucking in to bacon baps.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Vinnie's recently opened at West Street, Weston.

A COCKTAIL bar with a selection of food has opened in Weston.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Helen and David Broderick

A FOOD delivery service has expanded its network to include more of Weston and North Somerset.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Ingrid Bates.

A VINEYARD has scooped an international prize for its wine.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
The New  Viceroy restaurant, Whitecross Road Weston.

A FAMILY-RUN restaurant fusing flavours from both Indian and Bangladeshi food has opened in Weston.

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