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There is traffic following an accident.

There are 40-minute waiting times on the M5 this afternoon (Saturday) due to an accident just outside of Weston-super-Mare.

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Ben Payne, aged seven, in the model landrover series 1 he helped his dad build powered by 2 x 12v mobility scooter motors and Jim Nichols with his 1956 series 1 88inch hard top 2ltr with a Rover 75 engine. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Villagers and motoring enthusiasts turned out in Congresbury to enjoy a classic car rally at the weekend.

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Unemployment levels in North Somerset are decreasing.

Less than one per cent of people in North Somerset are claiming out-of-work benefits, new figures have revealed.

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YMCA Summer Starter in Grove Park. Photo by Jeremy Long.

The Weston-super-Mare branch of a charity for young people held a summer event in Grove Park.

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Completed and under construction house

Sedgemoor District Council is in the process of developing a ‘long-term’ plan to build houses and factories across Sedgemoor – but it wants feedback from residents.

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What's On

Richard Lennox.

Weston-super-Mare musician Richard Lennox will be playing in a lunchtime organ recital at Wells Cathedral.

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Weston Pride parade.

Weston-super-Mare’s third ever Pride festival returns this weekend and its organisers have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response from the community and from the acts who are scheduled to perform.

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Lin Toulcher

Burnham’s first-ever Spray Jam Festival is set to take to the town’s streets next month, but ahead of the jam-packed weekend of street art its organisers have set out to inspire anyone and everyone they can.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Nutty Noah.

Children’s entertainer Nutty Noah will blend magic, music and mayhem at shows in Weston-super-Mare.

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Thu, 14:00
Somerset Fringe Festival

The Somerset Fringe Festival is making a return next month with a host of exciting theatre making its way across Somerset, including a number of visits to Burnham.

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Court News

Thu, 07:00
North Somerset Courthouse.

A Weston-super-Mare mother, who stalked three members of the same family after her relationship broke down, has this week been spared jail.

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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)>

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.

Education News

Cutting ground at Churchill Academy.

Work has begun at a North Somerset school to construct a new computer and business centre which will provide what its headteacher describes as ‘quality facilities which are fit for 21st century learning’.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Uphill Primary School pupils with the new table tennis table.

Students from Uphill Primary School had a ‘big idea’ which has since handed the school a brand new table tennis table.

Yesterday, 16:00
Ashcombe Primary School pupils are having a Grand Pier party.

Year six pupils from a Weston-super-Mare primary school have been celebrating their final days before moving on to secondary school with a party at the Grand Pier.

Yesterday, 14:00
The cast of the year 6 performance of Bugsy Malone.

Year six pupils at a North Somerset primary school turned Hutton Village Hall into a packed playhouse for their end-of-year production.

Thu, 20:00
The preschool children in their graduation gowns.

Young children dressed up in graduation gowns and wore mortarboard hats as part of a ceremony.

North Somerset News

Golden Valley Primary's reception pupils holding an ugly bug ball.

Bugs can be an irritant in the summer but there were some loveable creatures at Golden Valley Primary School last week.

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Chrissie Gravell and Maddie Naylor.

Two apprentices at a Clevedon opticians have been employed by the company after completing their course.

The art festival will take place next month.

The Yatton Moor Arts and Crafts festival will take place this year in September, but the deadline for entries is next week.

Castlewood in Clevedon is the home of North Somerset CCG.

A Conservative MP has raised concerns over North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) plan to rectify its problems.

Model house with design drawings.

Long Ashton Parish Council has said it is opposed to any greenbelt development as part of a plan to build thousands of new homes and amenities near the village.

Sport News

Yesterday, 09:26
Ashley Allen batting for Weston.

Weston face a relegation battle after another defeat put them in danger of the dreaded drop.

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Yesterday, 09:25
George Cox scores 115 off 78 bowls before he is finally bowled out
Uphill Castle cricket v Bagborough

Uphill Castle moved up to second spot in the Somerset Premier Division after a convincing 184-run victory over Bagborough.

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Yesterday, 09:25
Kruz Belcher.

Kruz Belcher enjoyed a good week after making his debut for Gloucestershire Under-17s.

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Yesterday, 09:24

Congresbury retained fourth place in the league after a 155-run defeat of Downend 2nd XI.

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Yesterday, 09:23

Mike Hosey starred with bat and ball for Belvedere in their four-wicket victory over Peasedown St John,

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Business News

Unemployment levels in North Somerset are decreasing.

Less than one per cent of people in North Somerset are claiming out-of-work benefits, new figures have revealed.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Seven new office jobs have been created in Weston after a cleaning management company received extra funding – choosing the town as the ‘perfect’ place to enhance its business.

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Yesterday, 17:30
Town centre manager Steve Townsend with Weston BID street wardens Adrian Ley  and Bridget Parsons.

Keeping Weston-super-Mare safe and clean will be the focus of Weston’s Business Improvement District team (BID) if it is renewed for 2017, with less money planned for town centre events.

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Yesterday, 12:00
Team North Somerset

For some people it may be hard to imagine the difficulty in finding a job, but it is an issue faced by a huge number of people in North Somerset.

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Tue, 12:00
The Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a food court refurbishment.

Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a ‘dramatic’ overhaul this summer with work beginning on a refurbished food court this week – as owners Vixcroft commences the regeneration of the shopping centre.

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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.

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