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Yesterday, 13:00

A MAN who was found to be above the drink-drive limit after crashing his van along a country lane has received a 14-month driving ban and been fined.

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Yesterday, 12:00
Les and Lisa  Littlewood with her son Joe who has Lukemia who are ruunning a fundraising evening to buy him a laptop.

THE community has come together to support a 12-year-old boy who has leukaemia, leaving him with ‘no immune system’ and having to be kept in isolation, and are fundraising to get him a computer so he can stay in touch with his friends.

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Yesterday, 09:00
Garry, Wendy and April Reeves during a family day out in Dunster

THE parents of seven-year-old April Reeves, who died in a tragic accident in Locking, say her death will ‘not be in vain’ as they pay tribute to their ‘strong-willed’ daughter who was ‘full of beans’.

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Yesterday, 08:00
Churchill  Academy Year 11 Prom.

Churchill Academy’s year 11 students arrived at their masked ball in style on Friday, chauffeured in fine limousines, sports cars and double-decker buses. A ‘crowd-pleasing’ first for the event was the arrival of one group of pupils in a Chinese dragon costume.

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Yesterday, 07:00
Joan Wall and Susan Kilby put a final polish on this 1927 Morris Minor, in readiness for the Concours d'Elegance.

A POLICEMAN who tackled a gunman to the ground was given a British Empire Medal for his heroic actions in 1965.

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What's On

Mon, 09:22

THE critically-acclaimed show The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will be performed at the Bristol Hippodrome.

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Mon, 09:22
Ted 2.

THE award-winning and hilarious creation Ted, from the creators of Family Guy, is back for a second hit on the big screen, and we have tickets to give away.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Patricia Routledge and Edward Seckerson.

ACTRESS, singer and author Patricia Routledge will be discussing her life in musical theatre with Edward Seckerson at Weston’s Playhouse later this month.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Young'uns

An awarding winning folk band will be performing at a Clevedon venue tonight (Thursday July 2).

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Jim Davidson will perform in Weston in July

Jim Davidson will be ‘telling it like it is’ at The Playhouse later this month on his current UK tour.

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Court News

Yesterday, 13:00

A MAN who was found to be above the drink-drive limit after crashing his van along a country lane has received a 14-month driving ban and been fined.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

A MAN who blamed his ‘bad eczema’ for his decision to carry an eight-inch kitchen knife around Weston town centre has been jailed.

Friday, July 3, 2015

A MAN has been sentenced over a number of car crimes and handling stolen goods in West Wick.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Daniel Russell

TWO men who were jailed for a ‘truly appalling’ Weston crime spree which saw families terrorised in their own homes have failed in a bid to have their sentences reduced.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Peter Cox who had life-changing injuries after being hit  by car  in West Street, Weston.

A MAN who died four times in hospital and is ‘disabled for life’ has hit out at the ‘disgusting’ 14-month jail term given to the man who ran him over in a row over a parking space.

Education News

Yesterday, 08:00

Churchill Academy’s year 11 students arrived at their masked ball in style on Friday, chauffeured in fine limousines, sports cars and double-decker buses. A ‘crowd-pleasing’ first for the event was the arrival of one group of pupils in a Chinese dragon costume.

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The Kings Of Wessex Academy swimming champions.

MORE than 70 students competed in a swimming gala, breaking 17 school records in the process.

Mon, 14:00
Strategic lead for schools partnership at the college Cat Knight, chair of the employability chartermarks strategic group, Marlene Morley and the college's progression controller, Ben Cocks.

WESTON College has been awarded an Employability Chartermark for Education for its commitment to ensuring its pupils are prepared for work.

Weston College
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Priory School , Worle Festival of Transport.

YEAR 11 students at Priory Community School had their last ever day in school – and they arrived in style.

Priory Community School
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Pupils enjoying trying their hand at golf, Locking Primary School.

A SCHOOL playground was turned into a temporary fairway while children tried their hand at putting during a golf taster day.

North Somerset News

Yesterday, 18:18

It is week five of the Times’ Birthday Presents campaign, and the race to be on the money-spinning shortlist is hotting up.

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Yesterday, 18:00
Chairman Gordon Bennett making a presentation to Judy Hall one of the founding members of the group.

A group which organises 220 walks each year celebrated its 40th birthday with a meal and memorabilia.

Yesterday, 17:46
Portishead in Bloom  people placing bee hotels with  pupils from Highdown Sch Grace and Rylee and Judith Burrill and Joyce Cooper.

Visitors to Portishead’s Open Air Pool this week will have noticed something a little bit different on the wall.

Portishead in Bloom
Yesterday, 17:19
Broad St Hair visited London.

Broad St Hair owners Wayne Hill and Tracy Taylor took almost half of its team to London to meet industry experts.

Yesterday, 12:40
Portishead Rotary Club fundraising outside Waitrose in Portishead.

About £360 was raised for St Peter’s Hospice 
by Portishead Rotary Club.

Portishead

Sport News

Friday, June 26, 2015

Two players - Adrian Burbridge and Mike Ricketts both qualified for three semi-finals at Weston Men’s Open Tournament.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Worlebury Golf Club men's winners.

Simon Dempsey and Claire Bayliss are the new men’s and ladies’ champions at Worlebury Golf Club.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Imogen Cracknell.

St Andrews bowler Imogen Cracknell and her partner from Taunton have reached the final of the junior girls’ pairs.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Malcolm Hunter bowling for Winscombe.

St Andrews defeated Victoria in the Turnbull Cup on an extra end, despite trailing for much of the match.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Charl Willoby fielding.

Weston’s Andy Fear carried his bat to help Weston to victory over Lechlade.

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Business News

Sunday, July 5, 2015

AN AWARD-WINNING Weston business hub which provides a range of support for new firms is preparing to celebrate its first anniversary with an open day.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Dominic Hampton, left, with Crest Nicholson's chief executive Stephen Stone.

A site manager based in Portishead has won an award.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Nicki Chapman, Paddy Summerell-Youde and Jude Ferguson.

WESTON College celebrated key partnerships across the town at its annual business awards.

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Weston College
Friday, July 3, 2015
Weston Playhouse.

WESTON’s premier theatre has been given top marks by online global travel guide TripAdvisor.

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Friday, July 3, 2015
A job boom is predicted.

ALMOST one in four South West workers is currently hunting a new job, according to a recent survey – but the good news is, there are plenty available.

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Food and Drink

Sunday, July 5, 2015

TWO North Somerset businesses are celebrating after receiving a Bristol Good Food Award.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Weston super Food Festival.

A BURSARY scheme for any start-up food businesses has been announced for a Weston festival – while a number of new attractions have been added to the schedule.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Chef Marco Pierre White visiting the refurbished restaurant at Cadbury House Hotel at Congresbury.

RENOWNED chef Marco Pierre White has unveiled a new menu for his Steakhouse Bar and Grill restaurant in Congresbury.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Tokyo Wok staff.

A Popular takeaway restaurant in Weston has been taken over by a new owner, who promises some additions to the menu.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Weston super Food Festival.

MORE competitions have been launched for this year’s Weston super Food Festival.

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