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AS THE chilly winter air makes way for some warmer weather, nature has reacted accordingly and offered us a bounty of springtime colours this week.

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Five-year-old Josie Cutts, with mum Lindsay, after having her hair cut off for charity.

A five-year-old girl, who was born with Down’s syndrome, has taken part in a charity haircut to dispel negative myths surrounding the condition.

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Pupils observing the solar eclipse though special glasses.

THE country was plunged into semi-darkness on Friday, prompting people from across North Somerset to take a break from their daily routine to do a spot of stargazing.

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Glynne Boston the owner and staff at the new premises, Unit B, Oldmixon Crecent.

AN INDUSTRIAL supplier is celebrating 20 years of success in Weston and has just doubled the size of its premises.

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Yatton Spring Flower Show, Joan Pittock and Ivor Astle with his Granddaughter Libby.

THE best spring flowers were recognised at a village’s annual show.

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What's On

Yesterday, 19:50

From Iron Age settlers to Victorian Gothic revivalists, North Somerset is jam-packed with history. There are places to visit all over the district, from manor houses to Medieval churches.

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Fri, 16:00
Joseph and cast

ONE of the most popular and celebrated musicals, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, is being performed in the South West this week.

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Fri, 13:00
King John's Hunting Lodge.

From the oldest skeleton ever discovered in Britain through to forts built to protect Britain from the French Navy, Somerset is full of fascinating historical sites.

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Fri, 11:00
Twelve Angry Men (Credit: Pamela Raith Photography).


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Fri, 10:00
Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades Of Beige will be at The Playhouse.

A BUNCH of grumpy old women will be coming to Weston for an evening – and you could win tickets to see their hilarious show.

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Court News

A ‘VULNERABLE’ disabled pensioner was knocked to the ground and punched and kicked in a ‘horrendous’ road rage incident in Weston.

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Yesterday, 17:00

A MAN accused of raping a Weston mother and her five-year-old daughter has been acquitted of all charges this week.

Yesterday, 10:00
North Somerset Courthouse.

A POLICE officer hit her head on concrete after she was assaulted by a drunk man in Weston’s High Street.

Yesterday, 08:00

A MAN whose alcohol addiction meant he was drinking 16 cans of lager a day has been sentenced for assaulting his wife in an attack which left her ‘petrified’.

A 47-YEAR-OLD man has denied carrying out sustained violent and sexual assaults on a Weston mother and her five-year-old daughter.

Education News

Yesterday, 19:00

ONE hundred guests at a black-tie dinner were entertained by ‘the usual wit and charm’ of author and politician Jeffrey Archer this week.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Joseph dress rehearsal year 3 &4 pupils Uphill Primary School.

PUPILS at a North Somerset primary school have been busy rehearsing one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals.

Turf cutting for new North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

HUNDREDS of jobs are set to be created by a multi-storey office block being built at the Junction 21 Enterprise Area – while work has also begun on the new North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC).

Worle Community School's headteacher, Peter Binding, with the Princes Institute Teaching Award.

WORLE Community School has joined just 56 others in the country in being given a prestigious award for its leadership programme.

Worle Community School
St Georges Primary School, spring concert.

STUDENTS from St Georges Primary School showcased their musical talents at its spring concert, with more than 80 children taking part.

North Somerset News

MACMILLAN Cancer Support’s mobile service is stopping off in Clevedon on Tuesday to mark the beginning of April’s bowel cancer awareness month.

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Alistair Mitchell

A YOUNG engineer at St Katherine’s School in Pill has been shortlisted for an interview for the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship.

Members of the Gemini-Super-Stars cheerleading squad

A CHEERLEADING squad from Nailsea came away from its first competition with an impressive second place achievement.

Students after completing the bounce.

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised during a 24-hour charity bounce at Clevedon School.

T-pylons will be used along some of the route.

NATIONAL Grid has been accused of ploughing ahead with ‘outdated technology’ at a time when it should be ‘investing more in innovation and research’.

Sport News

Fri, 09:15

Visitors Concord Rangers scored in the third minute of time added on to defeat Weston 2-1.

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Fri, 09:14
Winscombe v Fry Club.

Langford Rovers kept their Somerset County League Division One West title hopes alive with another victory.

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Fri, 09:14

Latest results and fixtures from the Weston & District League.

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Fri, 09:12

Somerset Floodlight Youth League Roger Stone Memorial Cup holders Weston have reached the final again.

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Fri, 09:11
Mendip White Sox Under-12s.

Mendip White Sox Under-12s recorded their first victory of the season against Galmington Dragons.

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Business News

AN INDUSTRIAL supplier is celebrating 20 years of success in Weston and has just doubled the size of its premises.

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Debra and Trevor Hudson at the newly refurbished Woodspring.

A WORLE pub has reopened its doors after it was taken over by new managers and fully refurbished.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Thatchers boss, Martin Thatcher, in his orchards.

The boss of Sandford-based cider company Thatchers has said he is ‘delighted’ at plans announced in the 2015 budget to cut cider duty by two per cent.

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Wed, 17:00
Tracy Pallari, who owns Tracy Pallari Hair And Make-Up.

A WESTON woman who works as a make-up artist across North Somerset has received a prestigious award.

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Somerset Homecare Services, Barbara Browning and Sam Ealden.

A SON, who was inspired to set up his own care business after poor personal experiences with his father’s care, hopes to revolutionise the way care is provided across the district.

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Food and Drink

A WORLE pub has reopened its doors after it was taken over by new managers and fully refurbished.

Thu, 09:00
Where is your favourite coffee shop in Weston-super-Mare?

FROM a cup of classic coffee to a skinny caramel latte or a white chocolate mocha, catching up with friends or getting lost in a good book isn’t the same without a cup of something tasty – we’ve done the research so you don’t have to and found 5 of the best places to enjoy a coffee.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

WESTON Cricket Club has organised a beer festival for early May.

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Thatchers’ Simon Williams receives the Grower of the Year trophy from art critic, historian and TV presenter Andrew Graham Dixon.

Thatchers Cider scooped two prestigious prizes for the quality of its apples in a national competition.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Owners Colette Niescior and Graham Sweeting with Marc Pearce (chef) and Clare Palmer.

A BAR and grill in Weston is under new management and has reverted back to its previous name.

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