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Storm.

Strong winds will continue to hit North Somerset throughout today (Monday) while an amber weather warning remains in force.

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Yesterday, 19:00
Andrew Strickland.

A Locking man has pledged to raise £2,000 for Weston Hospicecare by taking part in the 2016 Virgin London Marathon later this year.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Makayla Nunn

A 12-year-old from Worle has raised £2,299 for charity, putting her in the top three per cent of Britain’s best fundraisers.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Churchill Academy, Young musician of the year competitors.

Some of the most talented musicians at a North Somerset school were honoured at Churchill Music’s Young Musician of the Year awards.

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Yesterday, 13:00
Locking Primary School  children and parents enjoying free school meals.

The company which cooks the majority of school meals in North Somerset has been given an award for its food.

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Trumbo

Oscar-nominated Trumbo charts the trials and tribulations of famous screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a harrowing biographical retelling of his life.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Idle Hour performing on stage.

Big crowds of music fans turned out to enjoy the launch of Weston-super-Mare’s Hazy Days Festival on Saturday.

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Save The Last Dance For Me

From the team that produced Dreamboats And Petticoats comes new musical Save The Last Dance For Me, which will take audiences through the rock ‘n’ roll heyday of the 1960s.

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Grease

If you are hopelessly devoted to Grease and a sing-along show is the one that you want, The Playhouse has a treat for you.

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West Side Story

A timeless love story is being brought to life by a talented group of young actors from a North Somerset academy.

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Court News

Friday, February 5, 2016
Coroners Court.

A widowed shopkeeper committed suicide on the anniversary of his wife’s birthday, an inquest found.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sidcot school.

A former teacher and mayor of Axbridge is suing a North Somerset private school, claiming he contracted an incurable lung disease after being exposed to 
asbestos in the science labs.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Joe Phillips.

A 20-year-old man who committed suicide in Worle Recreation Ground was ‘full of smiles’ the last time he was seen by his loving mum.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Robert Boyd-Stevenson pleaded guilty to making a bomb hoax by communication false information.

A man who carried out a bomb hoax at Bristol Airport last year has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison today (Thursday) for his crime.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Syful Alom.

The family of a man who was killed in a ‘catastrophic’ accident in Weston-super-Mare have praised the people who fought for hours to save his life.

Education News

Yesterday, 14:00
Churchill Academy, Young musician of the year competitors.

Some of the most talented musicians at a North Somerset school were honoured at Churchill Music’s Young Musician of the Year awards.

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Yesterday, 13:00
Locking Primary School  children and parents enjoying free school meals.

The company which cooks the majority of school meals in North Somerset has been given an award for its food.

Yesterday, 08:00
Students arrive at Abbey Road (Picture: Faith Wright)

Music students from Weston-super-Mare were given the opportunity to perform at one of the world’s most famous recording studios – London’s Abbey Road.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pupils waiting for their turn in the space dome.

Children at a North Somerset primary school enjoyed a workshop which was totally out of this world.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Paralympian Ben Rushgrove with some pupils.

A Paralympic medal-winner spent time with pupils at a Weston-super-Mare school.

North Somerset News

Yesterday, 18:42
Martin Mills, Jane Newton, Andrea Eaton and Linda Hole of Guide Dogs for the Blind with the Shirley Pipe Band

A ‘spectacular’ Burns’ Night celebration has taken place at a Congresbury hotel.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Yeates

A long-running storage and removals company in Clevedon has been recognised as a Which? Trusted Trader.

Yesterday, 14:29
Portishead marina.

Given the cold days and long nights facing people at the moment, have you ever fancied swapping Portishead for a few days in the south of France?

Yesterday, 13:00
Churches to hold year of events in Nailsea to introduce people to Christianity.

Churches in Nailsea are putting on a year of events to introduce people to Christianity.

Yesterday, 10:46
The cheque being presented by Portishead Bowling Club.

Jubilee Day Centre in Portishead has been handed a £500 donation.

Sport News

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Goalscorer Dayle Grubb.

Where to start? Weston-super-Mare’s powers of recovery were given a thorough examination in a 10-goal thriller at Hemel Hempstead.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Will Burns

Weston-super-Mare’s Will Burns could be the town’s answer to Lewis Hamilton.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
The event was due to be held at Weston Football Club.

Weston-super-Mare will have to endure another postponement after a pitch inspection put paid to tomorrow’s (Saturday) match with Maidstone United.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Gary Anderson makes his way to the Oche during the PDC World Darts Championships. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Burnham-on-Sea’s Gary Anderson added another gong to his growing list of honours last night (Thursday), after walking away with the PDC Player of the Year Award.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Scott Wilson.

Weston gave a fine performance at Grimsby, before bowing out of this season’s FA Trophy competition.

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Business News

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Stuart Howe

A North Somerset brewery has announced the appointment of two new bosses.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Cox's Cave in Cheddar Gorge.

A cave in Cheddar Gorge will undergo a refurbishment for the first time in 25 years.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Fahma Mohamed at 10 Downing Street.

A student from Weston College visited 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron and take part in his community engagement forum.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport has been named as the UK’s most punctual airport after more than 85 per cent of its flights arrived and departed on time during 2015.

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Castelan employees with the vans.

Bosses at a Weston-super-Mare company which helps to clean and repair furniture say they want the firm to grow and create new jobs after renewing its 80-strong fleet of vans.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bottelino's

The Mercury has teamed up with popular Italian restaurant Bottelino’s to offer readers the chance to win a free meal for four people.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Mint and Mustard in Oxford Street.

The taste of ‘authentic’ Indian street food has come to Weston after a restaurant revamped its menu.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Marco Pierre White with Cadbury House owner Nick Taplin.

World-famous chef Marco Pierre White paid a visit to a North Somerset restaurant after it carried out a £100,000 improvement programme.

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