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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.

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Guinness World Record holders David and Linda Major.

A couple are hoping their participation in the upcoming Mendip Challenge event will see them hold on to a prestigious and unusual title.

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Weston Hospicecare
Student supplies.

MILLIONS of pounds are being pumped into a council’s children’s services after a string of damning reports.

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Weston Town Hall.

THE structure of North Somerset Council’s reshaped executive was decided on Tuesday at the authority’s first meeting since the election on May 7.

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Cheddar Gorge (Picture: Cheddar Caves and Gorge).

PLEDGES made by former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband were not planned to be chiselled into Cheddar Gorge, despite reports at the weekend.

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What's On

Yesterday, 10:25

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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Yesterday, 09:00
Jazz dance

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

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Yesterday, 08:29
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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Yesterday, 08:00
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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Yesterday, 07:00
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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

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.

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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.

Mon, 10:00
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:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 26 and April 20:

Education News

Yesterday, 19:00

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

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Author David Fuller with pupils reading his books.

AN AUTHOR whose children’s football books have been hailed as ‘the perfect story to encourage reluctant boy readers’ has paid a visit to Weston’s Walliscote Primary School.

Wed, 14:00
Anna Jones with the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of Bristol and Brian Kirkup

A Churchill Academy and Sixth Form student has won first prize in a prestigious speaking competition.

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
Coaches Tony George and Duncan Wood with young cricketers.

A youth sports programme got off to a flying start at Blagdon Cricket Club.

Tue, 11:00
Weston College and Las Vegas students perform together.

AN EIGHT-HOUR time difference and 5,000 miles did not stop students from Weston College and Las Vegas from performing together.

Weston College

North Somerset News

18:00

ONE of the world’s most famous drummers has visited Weston College to give students some insider tips on how to make it in the music industry.

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New calf Charlotte, named after the new princess.

A zoo farm has celebrated the news of the royal birth by naming a newborn animal after the baby princess.

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Campaigners including Janet Davey and Ann Townsend Chained to each other and the railings protesting about plans to carry out work on the golf course last month.
Picture: Jeremy Long.

More than 1,300 people have signed a petition in the hope of stopping work being carried out to level Portishead’s hillside golf course with 16,000 tonnes of rubble.

Sharion Hamilton with PortisBeds owner John Lochrie. Picture: Jeremy Long.

One lucky Times reader was left ‘over the moon’ after being selected as one of four winners of our hugely-popular On The Money competition which featured more than £2,000 worth of prizes over four weeks.

North Somerset Council has plans to take on the nature reserve.

Calls for a public inquiry have been made after a letter was sent to Portishead residents explaining North Somerset Council will become the owner of a town nature reserve which costs about £100,000 per year to maintain.

Sport News

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

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Trevor Byrne.

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

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Aikido

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

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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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Cricket  Uphill Castlev Butleigh,Macus Bail

Uphill Castle lost their latest league match against Butleigh by 44 runs.

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Business News

Yesterday, 20:00

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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Yesterday, 13:31
The Grand Pier.

WESTON’S Grand Pier has been praised for its innovative work promoting coach tourism within the town.

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Chris Evans, Sue Kinsey, Nick Davies, Zoe Colosimo and Sophie Cook at the M&S Big Beach Clean. Photo by Freia Turland.

YOU may not associate picking up litter with fun and games but a beach clean in Weston-super-Mare paired the two together perfectly.

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Staff and residents in some of the redecorated areas.

A CARE home in Weston has passed a dementia training programme so it can provide its residents with a better quality of life.

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Tue, 14:00
Coming soon

FOOD store chain The Southern Co-operative is opening a new branch in a North Somerset village at the site of an old pub.

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Food and Drink

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

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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Friday, May 8, 2015
Bleadon market

A POPULAR village market has welcomed new stallholders to its regular offering.

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