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PLANS for two housing developments in a North Somerset parish have been met with fierce opposition from residents, after a public meeting was held to discuss the proposals.

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An application has been submitted to change this agricultural field into a caravan and camping site. Photo c/o Google.

A PROPOSAL to turn a field just off the M5 into a caravan site has provoked more than 90 objections – with two parish councils and police among those opposing the plan.

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Becket Primary School, Worle, reception pupils  with headteacher John Clark and teacher Michelle Weeks ahead of the school expanding next year.

A PRIMARY school in Worle is set to expand to begin offering nursery places for two to four-year-olds after receiving £200,000 for new classrooms.

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Royal Voluntary  Service  appealing for extra help, Waverley Court  Portishead.

It has been described as a ‘vital’ service which gives ‘vulnerable elderly people their lives back’ – but a befriending service in Weston is suffering due to a lack of volunteers.

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Hutton Girls Junior Football Club.Hutton Girls Junior Football Club.

A FOOTBALL club is hoping it will become one of the lucky winners of a Go Kids Go! grant to complete vital repair work to its changing rooms.

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What's On

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CLASSICAL Brit award winners Only Men Aloud are coming to The Playhouse next month, and we’ve got tickets to give away.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jazz dance

A CELEBRATION of dance from movies and musicals throughout history will be hitting the stage in Weston.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Sound of Music

THE Sound Of Music is due to hit the stage at the Bristol Hippodrome and you could win tickets.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Wurzels.

THE Grand Pier will play host to one of the West Country’s favourite bands for a spot of cider drinking.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A WORLDWIDE best-selling author is coming to Weston to promote her latest book, which focuses on the much-loved ITV drama Downton Abbey - and you could win tickets to be there.

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Court News

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The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between May 1-18:

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Friday, May 22, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

A MAN who ran onto the football pitch when the Weston and Doncaster Rovers FA Cup match was cancelled just 20 minutes before kick-off has appeared in court, charged under the Football Offences Act.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Bristol Crown Court.

A MAN who was spotted waving a weapon in a busy Weston street, while accompanied by two young children, was sent to prison for a year last Friday.

Monday, May 18, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

A Weston man, who swore at his mother before threatening to burn down his family home, has narrowly avoided being sent to prison.

Monday, May 11, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between April 22-30:

Education News

A PRIMARY school in Worle is set to expand to begin offering nursery places for two to four-year-olds after receiving £200,000 for new classrooms.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015
The Friends of St Marks Primary School Worle Craft fair.

STUDENTS at St Mark’s Primary School in Worle could be enjoying new equipment, benches and more thanks to money raised at a craft fair.

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Lewis Jarvis, Max Corrigan and George Flack.

A YEAR eight pupil at Priory Community School has been using the entrepreneurial spirit of Sir Richard Branson to inspire his own money-making scheme.

Priory Community School
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Xtend forest school with Paul Burke.

AN OUTDOOR learning project has been launched at a Weston school.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The students from Hans Price Acadrmy completed the Ten Tors challenge.

A TEAM of Weston students took on a tough 35-mile challenge.

North Somerset News

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint by two men.

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The group with their Wurzels-themed cars.

Six North Somerset men are taking part in a banger race from Clevedon to Barcelona to raise thousands of pounds in memory of a friend who died from a lung condition last year.

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The accident scene on Saturday night. Picture by Mike Thie

A 51-year-old man is on police bail after flipping his car on to its roof in Clevedon at the weekend.

Mark Hawyard (left) with his 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA  and Mark Whitchurch with his 1964 Mini Cooper S.

One hundred classic cars and motorbikes, as well as some modern supercars, are expected to gather in Congresbury for an inaugural classic car event.

Yesterday, 17:00

North Somerset communities are to benefit from a slice of a £1.8million funding pot from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Sport News

Sunday, May 24, 2015

YOUNG swimmers are being offered the chance to enjoy a free day of sport and fun under the guidance of a trio of medal-winning international athletes.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Will Burns.

Racing driver Will Burns picked up a career-high triple podium finish at Thruxton in Hampshire.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Trevor Byrne.

JKA Weston SKC member Trevor Byrne passed his 5th Dan belt belt at a recent grading in Crawley.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Aikido

Seven Aikido instructors from the Rising Sun Aikido Club in Weston have successfully gained their level two coaching award.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Cricket Weston v Taunton, Weston bowler Sean Singler.

Weston slipped to defeat against visitors Taunton, who are hopeful of promotion this year.

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Business News

Yesterday, 11:14

A PIONEERING new free service to help men who are put off losing weight is being launched in Weston this month.

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Yesterday, 10:00
The Trop before being refurbished

THE council ‘failed’ in its ambition to open the Tropicana in time for the bank holiday today (Monday), with councillors unable to say what has caused the delays and others suggesting the plan is ‘falling apart rapidly’.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

INVESTMENT of £84million has helped Weston’s Knightstone Housing surpass its targets for building new affordable homes by more than 10 per cent.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Owners Salvatore Corsentino and Domenico Abruzzo with icecreams from the gelato ice cream section (called La Cremeria).

AN ITALIAN restaurant and gelato ice cream parlour has opened in an iconic £1.8million building on Weston seafront.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Country House Gift Company owner Elaine Coles, with staff, at the Greats Gift Awards.

A Winscombe businesswoman is ‘thrilled’ after her shop was crowned as one of the best gift retailers in the South of England.

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Food and Drink

Saturday, May 23, 2015

AN ITALIAN restaurant and gelato ice cream parlour has opened in an iconic £1.8million building on Weston seafront.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Home made Italian food by Stephano's, Stephano with a customer.

THE final touches are being made ahead of this Saturday’s Burnham Food Festival in the town centre.

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Monday, May 18, 2015
James Willis-Boden new owner the Imperial, Weston.

THE owner of Weston pub The Imperial has promised to breathe new life into the venue after taking over this month.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Angus Robertson and Fiona Clark from Bush Farm selling Bison Burgers at last year's Weston Super Food Festival.

A BBC presenter will open this year’s Weston super Food Festival, which will include a vegetable bowling competition.

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Thatchers is one of many local producers operating in North Somerset.

Thousands of new apple trees have been planted at Thatchers Cider, with a new orchard also due to be created in the coming weeks.

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