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Unpaid Council tax is a 'concern' according to a debt charity.

The amount of unpaid council tax in North Somerset is at a ‘concerning’ level with the total nearing a reported £12million.

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Police Road Closed sign.

Two people were left trapped in their cars last night (Tuesday) after a car crash in Highbridge involving two vehicles.

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Yesterday, 18:13

A man and a woman, both in their 60s, were rescued by firefighters in a hovercraft after becoming exhausted from walking along Weston-super-Mare beach earlier today (Tuesday).

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Yesterday, 18:00
Spotlight Sparklers choir taking part in a samba workshop with Josh Bishop and Caitlin Callahan from

A village primary school’s choir was given an end-of-term treat when a music company hosted a rhythm workshop at the school.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Kieran Chapman is back in action after a broken leg.

A young cricketer from Weston-super-Mare has been back out in the middle this month after breaking his leg in a car crash in October.

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What's On

Mon, 18:00
Street entertainment will take place in Weston town centre.

Activities such as circus acts and street theatre will take place in Weston-super-Mare town centre during the school holidays.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
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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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Young performers for Alice In Wonderland.

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

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Friday, July 22, 2016
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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Thursday, July 21, 2016
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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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, 18:00
Spotlight Sparklers choir taking part in a samba workshop with Josh Bishop and Caitlin Callahan from

A village primary school’s choir was given an end-of-term treat when a music company hosted a rhythm workshop at the school.

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Mon, 13:00
An artist's impression of what Broadoak's new dining hall will look like.

Students at a Weston secondary school will soon be eating their lunches in purpose-built, modern surroundings, after work to build a new dining hall began.

Mon, 10:00
Winter Gardens

New images of the ‘beginning of the new Weston’ have been revealed as the Winter Gardens development continues to take shape.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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.

North Somerset News

Brian Green has now been found.

A man with Alzheimer’s who went missing last night (Tuesday) in North Somerset has been found, Avon and Somerset Constabulary has confirmed.

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Max Blackman, aged five, playing hoopla at the family fun day. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A family fun day at a Clevedon pub has raised almost £2,000 for a children’s charity.

Revellers enjoying Nailsea and Rugby Club Beer festival.

Revellers descended on Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club to taste an array of tipples and enjoy some live music in aid of charity.


The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse from June 21 to July 12:

Yesterday, 17:58
Brian Green has now been found.

Police are asking for the public’s help to track down a North Somerset man who has Alzheimer’s.

Sport News

28 minutes ago
Weston v Newport County.

The Woodspring Stadium hosted another high-calibre friendly last night (Tuesday) but Weston were humbled as League Two side Newport found the back of the net eight times.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
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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Friday, July 22, 2016
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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Friday, July 22, 2016

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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Business News

Yesterday, 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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Mon, 15:00
Janet Carson in her shop full of interesting items.

A new vintage shop has opened for business in Weston-super-Mare this month.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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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Monday, July 18, 2016
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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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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