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A ‘cowardly, conniving conman’ who preyed on elderly and vulnerable victims has been jailed after stealing expensive jewellery and defraunding a pensioner of thousands of pounds.

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17:00

A senior North Somerset Council planner has warned the district faces ‘difficult’ and ‘controversial’ decisions when deciding where to build new homes in the next 20 years – and feels a mix of development would be the best way of solving the area’s housing crisis.

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18:00

Families in a Somerset town got creative during a messy church session on Saturday.

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Planners have granted a housing developer permission to build 50 homes in Congresbury – despite staunch opposition from campaigners and the district councillor.

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Congresbury
12:30

Students at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) have had their first experience of networking, when they enjoyed a business breakfast as part of their partnership with Weston Rotary Club.

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11:00

A North Somerset charity has made a donation to a group of life-saving volunteers to buy vital new radio gear.

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Somerset is facing fresh challenges every day, including new housing plans, high demand for NHS services and a host of budget cuts. But there are also a number of positives about living in this ‘beautiful’ part of the world, according to MP James Heappey.

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Two young mums have spoken out about the horrors they have faced after one of their children found a used needle in the garden of their mother and baby unit.

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Weston-super-Mare’s Italian Gardens is currently a pile of mud while major work is underway to make it part of a larger Town Square.

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Yesterday, 19:00

A gimmick in Parliament made the headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from February 17, 1967.

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Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 17:30

People flying from Bristol Airport will be able to visit four new European destinations this summer, as Britain’s flagship airline returns to Lulsgate.

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Bristol Airport
Yesterday, 17:24

A 23-year-old man has been jailed after killing a North Somerset teenager in a crash on Valentine’s Day.

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Yesterday, 16:00

Weston-super-Mare’s MP has praised the hard work of a mental health charity which offers guidance and support to people living in North Somerset.

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John Penrose
Yesterday, 14:00

Staff and young people connected to a popular village youth club are celebrating after they received a generous donation from another organisation in their community.

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Yatton
Yesterday, 13:30

Hundreds of career and volunteering opportunities will be up for grabs later this month, when employers will be on the hunt for talented individuals at Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair.

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Yesterday, 12:32

Members of two coastguard teams were called to Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Sunday) to rescue a man stuck in the mud.

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Yesterday, 12:24

An air ambulance landed in Burnham-on-Sea yesterday (Sunday) following reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest.

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Yesterday, 12:02

Locking Preschool has been rated as outstanding by education watchdog Ofsted.

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Yesterday, 11:00

A woman from Weston-super-Mare has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after blaring loud music from her house.

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North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 10:00

Primary schools in North Somerset will be the ‘biggest losers’ when new budgets come into play which will put teachers’ jobs at risk and result in a loss of funding for pupils.

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Yesterday, 07:00

The opening of Weston’s multi-million-pound Dolphin Square leisure complex is now thought to be only a matter of months away.

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Dolphin Square Weston-super-Mare regeneration Weston-super-Mare
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Weston Social Club has opened its newly-refurbished function room and named it after one of its most dedicated members.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A village is backing a national campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their communities.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Children in a North Somerset village sought cover from this weekend’s cold weather at a community event.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Two long-serving members of Weston-super-Mare’s Lions Club have been given a prestigious award for their dedicated service to the charity.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pregnant women in North Somerset are being urged to avoid close contact with sheep during this year’s lambing season.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thatchers Cider will build a new 5,540sqm warehouse in Sandford after North Somerset Council granted planning permission.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Proud parents were invited to The Playhouse, in High Street, at the weekend for the annual Golden Woggle awards.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A child was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Saturday) in Highbridge.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A new community hall could eventually be built in a rapidly-changing area of North Somerset, after it was agreed a housing developer would need to contribute towards a new facility.

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North Somerset Council Housing Yatton
Sunday, February 19, 2017

A village amateur dramatic group has thrilled four sell-out crowds this month with its pantomime.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A group of seven primary schools in Weston are hoping to join together to form a multi-academy trust.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

One of Weston-super-Mare’s biggest charities was given a boost this week after it received a donation of more than £4,000.

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Weston Hospicecare
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Somerset County Council is extending its emergency funding for the 67 bus service from Wells to Burnham.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control around livestock – or risk seeing it put down.

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