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Yesterday, 18:00

FOUR men have been arrested on suspicion of poaching in a nature reserve.

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Yesterday, 17:12
The Glebe, in November 2012, was hit by floods. Photo sent into iwitness24 by Marc Bass.

PHASE one of a £670,000 project, designed to consign the misery of flooding to the past for Wrington homeowners, has been completed.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Ray Beckingham, Sam Stone, Ian Angell, Reanne Sharp and Anna Lee with the Churchill youngsters.

CHILDREN at Churchill Preschool can look forward to some outdoor play sessions – whatever the weather – thanks to a donation from a masonic group.

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Yesterday, 15:10
Annie Westaway with her three-year-old daughter Chloe.

A YATTON mother has set up a parental support group to help people caring for children suffering from eczema.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Race For Life attracted hundreds of women in 2014.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for one of Weston’s biggest annual charity fundraisers, the Race For Life.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Should King Alfred's role in the county's history be celebrated on Somerset Day?

AROUND 1,400 students at Highbridge’s King Alfred School are urging people to vote for their namesake as the inspiration for a new Somerset Day.

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Yesterday, 13:00

TWO men with covered faces stole money from a petrol garage till last night (Monday).

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Yesterday, 12:30
Alistair Mead, Luke Patrick and Lee Sargent

PUXTON Park is set to get bigger and better in the next 12 months as bosses prepare to pump another £100,000 into new developments.

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Yesterday, 12:04
The original diversion route proposed by Somerset County Council.

A DIVERSION taking motorists on a nine-mile trip to get around roadworks between Burnham and Berrow will go ahead after all, council officials have confirmed.

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Yesterday, 12:00
The Winter Gardens, pictured in the 1930s. Picture: Weston Museum.

IT ALL happened very quickly in a move which one councillor branded ‘a stitch-up’, but the £1 sale of Weston’s Winter Gardens to Weston College has now been confirmed.

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Yesterday, 10:03

A MAN from Weston died after being struck by a train in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

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Yesterday, 09:39
The Let's Save Birnbeck Pier group want to purchase the site.

CAMPAIGNERS want to buy Weston’s Birnbeck Pier and island and restore it to ensure it is open to the public – and the council’s deputy leader says he will ask the authority to consider forcing through the sale, if the group can provide a viable business case.

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Yesterday, 09:14
A new 999 response system is being trialled.

A REDUCTION in wasted ambulance journeys and improving emergency care are two factors behind a pilot scheme which is being launched in the South West.

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Yesterday, 09:07
The Post Office in Regent Street was closed unexpectedly yesterday.

THE Post Office in Regent Street will be open as usual for the next two days, despite being forced to close unexpectedly yesterday (Monday).

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Yesterday, 09:00

SCHOOLS in North Somerset could face multiple Ofsted inspections in one day to ensure its findings are reliable – but the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has said the plans are ‘punishing’ schools for the watchdog’s own failings.

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Yesterday, 08:27

STAFF at a nursing home have been praised by inspectors 
following a review of its services.

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The Post Office in Regent Street was closed unexpectedly yesterday (Monday).

THE Post Office in Regent Street has been forced to close its doors today (Monday).

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An artist's impression of what the new hall may look like. Picture by Stride Treglown.

A PLANNING application for a new village hall in Congresbury should be submitted within two months, according to the committee behind the project.

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AN APPEAL has been launched for witnesses to an arrest after a Burnham man died in police custody last month.

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A MAN died after a car collided with a house wall.

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NSETC illustration

HOPES for a new technology and business college in Weston are a step closer to reality, as planning permission has been granted.

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A MAN was punched and kicked numerous times by three men in an assault in Weston, and police want to identify people who may have information about it.

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Mon, 11:00
Thatchers Wassail

THATCHERS is hoping for another great year after blessing its apple trees at a traditional wassailing ceremony at its orchards in Sandford.

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Accidents, like this one on January14, could be prevented with better signage, according to Anne Gendle.

CALLS have been made to improve signage and safety on a rural road following a series of accidents.

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Mon, 07:00
The draft layout of the potential 132-home development in Sandford.

A NORTH Somerset village could be increased in size by up to a third after developers have put plans for a new 132-home development up for public consultation.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Brian Humphreys will be donating some of his book profits to the Somerset Animal Welfare Trust

A WRITER has paired his love of words with his love of dogs to support the Somerset Animal Welfare Trust.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Students visiting stalls at the careers convention.

PUPILS from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form got the chance to contemplate their future at a careers convention held at the school.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Some people have objected to the planned homes (Picture: Getty Images).

A COUNCIL has been criticised for a lack of public consultation over its plan to build new homes, with policy officers saying it fell ‘well short’ of requirements.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Ice bucket challenge

AN EVENING of entertainment at Weston Social Club raised £3,500 for Weston Hospicecare.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Completed and under construction house

‘POOR’ plans to build a bungalow in a Bleadon cottage garden have been scuppered after they were thrown out by North Somerset Council.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Some of the stolen farming equipment.

NEARLY £60,000 worth of stolen agricultural equipment has been found by police.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Artist's impression of the new facilities for Wedmore Playing Fields (Picture: Benjamin & Beauchamp Architects).

A MAJOR overhaul of a village’s sport pitches is nearing its conclusion.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
People have been snapping busy workers on the train tracks in Worle. Photo by Sally Griffiths.

SEVERAL budding photographers were on hand to capture works to Weston’s rail and road links this week.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
swings.

FEARS have been raised that a new play park planned for Worle may be trashed by vandals and attract antisocial behaviour.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

THREE people were treated for injuries after three cars collided in Weston last night (Friday).

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