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A school hall was filled with festive stalls at the weekend, as part of the Worle Lions Club’s Christmas fair.

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A glamorous performance in aid of a specialist hospital unit was a big success and raised close to £2,000.

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Children in North Somerset are at risk of ‘falling behind’ according to a leading charity, after new figures revealed more than 45 per cent of nurseries in the district operate without a qualified early years teacher.

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Sedgemoor District Council is offering Burnham residents a chance to have their say on Marine Cove Gardens, in the town’s Esplanade.

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Weston College’s sociology students paid a visit to St Nicholas preschool in Uphill as part of their A-level course.

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Comedian Sara Pascoe will be at her honest and unflinching best when she performs at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol next year.

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10:00

A British folk star is set to perform a gig in Bristol next year after the release of her hotly-anticipated sixth album.

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Yesterday, 12:00

A British indie band who boast ‘soaring melodies, witty lyrics and an uncanny ability to make an emotional connection’ with audiences are set to perform at a gig in Bristol next year.

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Yesterday, 10:00

Fate beckons in a new show by the London Symphony Orchestra, which has prepared Mozart and Tchaikovsky concertos.

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Thu, 16:00

Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless classic, The Snow Queen, will be performed live on stage in Bristol this Christmas.

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Court News

Friday, November 25, 2016

The family of an autistic man who killed himself after spending the last 24 hours of his life begging for professional help have hit out at the ‘catalogue of errors’ which led to his death.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A ‘vile sexual predator’ from Weston-super-Mare who sent topless pictures to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been spared jail – despite being caught red-handed by online paedophile hunters who warn any child could meet ‘evil’ people on social media.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A 23-year-old drink-driver from Yatton has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a teenager in a fatal crash on Valentine’s Day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A 44-year-old man who was found dead on his friend’s sofa in Weston-super-Mare had cocaine and heroin in his system, a coroner has concluded.

Friday, November 11, 2016

A man who drank two bottles of whisky before carrying out a racially-aggravated assault on a security guard at Weston General Hospital has been jailed.

Education News

15:00

A glamorous performance in aid of a specialist hospital unit was a big success and raised close to £2,000.

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Children in North Somerset are at risk of ‘falling behind’ according to a leading charity, after new figures revealed more than 45 per cent of nurseries in the district operate without a qualified early years teacher.

13:00

Weston College’s sociology students paid a visit to St Nicholas preschool in Uphill as part of their A-level course.

12:00

An Olympic bronze medallist visited a Weston-super-Mare school to help get children interested sports.

Yesterday, 18:00

Hundreds of people attended a school Christmas fair which raised £1,700.

North Somerset News

17:07

Clevedon Lions’ Christmas float will kick-off next week and the money raised will support its community Dream Scheme.

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13:09

A road safety group in Wrington is seeking extra helpers.

10:00

A two-hour fitness fundraiser saw hundreds of pounds collected for the Nicola Corry Cancer Support Foundation and the Daz Ellis Foundation.

06:46

Avon Fire and Rescue Service expects to move its headquarters to Portishead by ‘mid to late 2017’, but fears over damaging funding cuts have been raised.

Yesterday, 18:00

A Portishead woman has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Sport News

Weston-super-Mare find themselves deep in relegation trouble after they were humbled 5-3 at home to Hemel Hempstead today (Saturday).

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Yesterday, 16:00

Burnham United Football Club has this week unveiled a £250,000 makeover which includes a new state-of-the-art clubhouse, new changing rooms and a new bar area.

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Yesterday, 10:58

Weston-super-Mare Football Club have today (Friday) announced striker Jamie Chamberlain has joined the Seagulls.

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Yesterday, 09:19

Hornets were made to struggle in the derby encounter against a physical and well-drilled Cleve side.

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Yesterday, 09:18

Weston comprehensively defeated Midsomer Norton 95-12, running in 15 tries in the process.

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Business News

11:00

Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District has made a new application available to businesses in the town centre, which will make communication systems ‘easier to use than ever’ and could help to reduce crime.

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08:00

A North Somerset business has applied for permission to create a major extension to its premises.

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Yesterday, 17:00

An event promoting small businesses will take place in Weston-super-Mare this weekend.

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Yesterday, 14:00

An MP is calling for people to ‘swap the internet for the high street’ as Small Business Saturday approaches.

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Yesterday, 13:00

A historic village pub has served its final pint after a sale to a supermarket franchise was agreed.

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