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Sing Out Loud in Congresbury. Photo by Piers Glen.

A community choir raised more than £630 for two charities in memory of two of its former members.

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12:49

A nationwide cancer awareness campaign is being supported by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in an effort to diagnose people quicker if they have the condition.

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14:00
Tansin Benn.

A former university professor from Weston-super-Mare has been invited to give a talk at a prestigious convention after the 
Olympics.

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14:00
Peter Warren collects his award.

A support worker from Weston-super-Mare has received an award for his contribution to social care.

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13:00
Weston Pride

Weston Town Council has shown its support for the town’s third Pride festival, which is set to take place next weekend.

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Weston Pride

Weston Town Council has shown its support for the town’s third Pride festival, which is set to take place next weekend.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Young performers for Alice In Wonderland.

Alice will visit Wonderland in a performance of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.

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Fri, 09:00
Out Of Sky

Young theatre-makers will take to Bristol University’s stage over the next few nights as a talented, newly-formed company displays its work for the very first time.

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Thu, 09:00
Sophia Behn

A celebration of Mod music is set to rock The Playhouse to mark the 50th anniversary of the Mod scene.

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Thu, 08:00
Sticky Fingers are heading to Bristol.

An Australian band with a back catalogue as varied and diverse as their nation’s population is heading to the South West this summer on the latest stop of a successful world tour – ahead of the release of a third album this year.

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Court News

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Bristol Airport terminal.

A man has been charged after allegedly being drunk on a plane which landed at Bristol Airport yesterday (Wednesday)>

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Phoebe Willis with dad Julian.

A nurse has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of a 10-year-old girl, a jury has decided.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10-year-old Phoebe Willis died in 2012.

Jurors have retired this morning (Tuesday) to consider whether a North Somerset nurse is guilty of manslaughter.

Friday, July 8, 2016
North Somerset Courthouse.

A 68-year-old Weston-super-Mare man admitted to assaulting his partner at a hearing at North Somerset Courthouse on Friday.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Allyn and Jenny Condon (Picture: Neil Munns Photography).

A two-month-old baby from Weston-super-Mare died in hospital after his parents were told he simply had a cold – but they later discovered he also had a rare infection, and fear mistakes were covered up by medics.

Education News

Yesterday, 11:00
Broadoak pupils Agata, Lottie and Taylor.

A team of year eight students from Weston-super-Mare’s Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College are hoping to raise national awareness of exam stress, after a film they made on the topic was launched this week.

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Thu, 15:00
Sparkles nursery, good Ofsted and open day.

A Weston-super-Mare nursery celebrated its ‘good’ rating by education watchdog Ofsted by holding an open day.

Wed, 15:16
Key stage two student Everton presents his art at the exhibition

The high standard of artwork in a recent exhibition was a ‘testament to the hard work and dedication’ of staff and students at the Voyage Learning Campus, a spokesman said.

Tue, 20:00
Students performing on stage at The Playhouse

Students from five Weston-super-Mare trust primary schools took to The Playhouse stage to showcase their talent on June 28.

Tue, 12:00
Celebration of learning with displays of work and games for families to try together.

Work produced by schoolchildren from Worle was put on display in an exhibition for parents and carers.

North Somerset News

12:49

A nationwide cancer awareness campaign is being supported by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in an effort to diagnose people quicker if they have the condition.

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15:00
The children who performed in the concert.

Young performers have taken to the stage to perform a summer show.

12:00

A community treasure trail will allow families to take in some of Clevedon’s most scenic locations this summer in an effort to win a cash prize.

10:00
The Rock Project

Young rock stars have ‘raised the roof’ at a performance in front of hundreds of people in Clevedon.

07:03

Plans to add an extra lane to ease traffic queuing on the M5 have been shelved by Highways England.

Sport News

Fri, 09:23
Cricket Westonv Shapwick  bowler Shaun Stringer.

Weston ended their poor run of form with a resounding victory over relegation strugglers Brislington.

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Fri, 09:22
George Chapman bowling for Uphill.

Uphill Castle defeated neighbours Cheddar in a top of the table clash to keep their promotion push on target.

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Fri, 09:22

Congresbury slipped down to fifth position in the B&D Senior Division when they lost by eight wickets at home to Chew Magna.

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Fri, 09:21

Belvedere recorded a 146-run victory over Street, but lost to Huntspill the next day.

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Fri, 09:21

Weston seconds easily defeated Shapwick and Polden to gain ground on the top two teams in the division.

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Business News

Wed, 16:00
Three Lidl employees after the colour vibe

Six Lidl employees from Weston were covered in paint after raising £500 for the young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

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Tue, 10:00
The dairy operation at Puxton Park.

Farmers should receive greater returns for their milk production, according to the National Farmers’ Union – and a North Somerset farmer believes supermarkets and processors are to blame for the issues in the market.

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Mon, 07:00
An impression of where the new restaurants will be located.

These images show what Weston-super-Mare’s Dolphin Square development will look like once work on the £45million project comes to an end next year.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Tasting and vineyard tour to launch new wine. MD Sandy Luck and vinyard manager Elizabeth Laver.

The owner of a North Somerset vineyard is looking to the future, after three of her company’s wines won prestigious awards, tours of the vineyard were launched and a new wine shop was opened at her site.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Sayd Ahmed and people from Somewhere To Go.

The owners of an Indian restaurant in Weston-super-Mare gave up their time during Ramadan to feed homeless and disadvantaged adults.

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Food and Drink

Sunday, July 10, 2016
The brewery's line of beers.

Wrington’s Butcombe Brewery this week snapped up two Somerset pubs – part of its drive towards a ‘modern, well-invested pub portfolio’ which is likely to see it buy 20 more each year.

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Club manager Jason Eaton, managing director Nick Taplin Marco Pierre White and restaurant manager Murray Whittington.

Internationally-renowned chef Marco Pierre White was in North Somerset this week, to launch the first restaurant in his new ‘ultra-casual’ dining concept.

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Josh Eggleton

A Michelin star chef is set to headline the Weston-super-Mare Food Festival as the event doubles in size this year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Muddy Stilettos Best Cafe award - Sue Tucker from Muddy Stilettos Somerset with Ceridwen and Samuel from Calm Gourmet Cafe Bar.

A Burnham-on-Sea café has scooped a prestigous award, meaning it can officially call itself Somerset’s best café, despite having only been open for 10 months.

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