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Workers in Highbridge are concerned about their job security.

Workers in Highbridge could be at risk of redundancy, following a ‘concerning’ announcement that a new Brakes food depot is set to open in Portbury.

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1st Locking beavers, cubs and scouts along with 2nd and 3rd rainbows, Photo by Jeremy Long.

A North Somerset primary school playground was hit by a flash mob this week.

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Pauline Patch and Eileen Hall cutting the cake at Yatton Methodist Church.

Members of a village church group held a party to mark its 50th anniversary last week.

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A 'worrying' number of people claim disability benefits for alcohol misuse in North Somerset

North Somerset needs ‘extra help’ to combat alcoholism, it has been claimed, after new figures revealed a ‘worrying’ number of people receive disability benefits due to alcohol misuse.

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The Old Town Quarry.

Weston’s civic leaders have started the process to make the town’s quarry and nature reserve pay for itself and attract more visitors to secure its future.

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Nine out of 10 food businesses in Sedgemoor were awarded a top hygiene rating over the past year.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Banwell Parish Council has a grant to spend.

A North Somerset parish council is asking the community how it wants to spend thousands of pounds worth of grant money.

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Yesterday, 12:00
The RNLI plans to build on Madeira Cove, by Marine Lake.

Concerns have been raised over the RNLI’s preferred location for its new lifeboat station in Weston-super-Mare.

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RNLI
Yesterday, 11:00
Archery coach Paul Maines with pupils Charlotte and Daniel.

Children at a North Somerset primary school added another string to their bows when they learned a new skill last week.

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Yesterday, 09:00
The junior doctors giving a demonstration in the High Street

Doctors working at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare say there is ‘barely enough staff’ to cope and they are ‘constantly under pressure’ as they enter into another strike.

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Yesterday, 08:00
Congresbury's Old School Rooms will benefit from the scheme.

Plans to beautify a North Somerset village have taken a step closer after the area’s businesses agreed to take part in the project.

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Fri, 20:00
Lillian Simmons and 14-month-old Narla.

A furry companion is proving to be a hit with Weston-super-Mare care home residents.

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Fri, 19:00
St George Parish Council Chairman Ian Rowland with three St Georges', Matt Morgan, Dean Bird and Mike Coles.

Knights and princesses spent time at a pub for a St George’s Day celebration.

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Fri, 19:00
Charlotte Veryard was joined by friends and family who supported her on her ride and helped raise money for Cancer Research.

A Yatton woman has thanked the community for its support after she raised more than £900 for charity by taking part in a sponsored cycle event.

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Yatton
Fri, 18:00
Pupils enjoying a science workshop.

Pupils at St Anne’s Primary School, in Hewish, enjoyed an ‘amazing’ science workshop to remember thanks to a visit from Bristol University.

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Fri, 17:32
5 things to do this weekend.

Stuck for something to do in Weston this weekend? We’ve got a few ideas about what you could get up to.

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Fri, 17:00
Completed and under construction house

Banwell Parish Council will not host a meeting to discuss plans for 145 homes off Knightcott Road.

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Fri, 17:00
Mum and daughter being rescued by RNLI

The Swan Hotel, in Wedmore, is set to host a fundraising evening for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Burnham.

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Fri, 16:00
Bristol Airport's chief executive Robert Sinclair, with Thomson's Captain Stuart Gruber, Bristol Airport's Shaun Browne and Mark Hall from Thomson.

Florida and Mexico will soon be added to Bristol Airport’s expanding list of destinations, as the airport announced it will introduce its first long-haul flights next summer.

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Bristol Airport
Fri, 13:30
Churchgoers at St Andrew's Church in Blagdon at the Monday Mix social afternoon.

St Andrew’s church in Blagdon has been nominated for a National Churches Trust award.

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Fri, 13:00
BHS is currently trading in adminstration.

The loss of the BHS store in Weston-super-Mare town centre would be a ‘great shame’, according to the town centre manager.

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Fri, 13:00
Congresbury friends of Weston Hospicecare keeping the tea and cakes flowing.

Charitable villagers in Congresbury dressed up in their finery to enjoy afternoon tea in aid of a good cause.

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Fri, 12:30
House building

Another 350 homes could be added to Weston Village on the edge of Weston-super-Mare – taking the total number of homes set to be built there up to more than 6,500.

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Fri, 12:00
Hospicecare Colour Run.

Weston-super-Mare’s seafront became alive with colour on Sunday when runners descended on the beach to take part in Weston Hospicecare’s annual Colour Run.

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Weston Hospicecare
Fri, 10:00
The bank will close in June.

A town centre bank in Weston is set to permanently shut later this year as the company pushes ahead with plans to become more ‘efficient’.

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Weston-super-Mare
Fri, 09:00
Sarah Pickburn and her son Samuel with neighbours Kelly Thompson and Michael Iggulden.

Neighbours in a new Weston-super-Mare housing development say they feel as though they live in a ‘swamp’ as rainwater has clogged their gardens – and claim poor drainage is to blame.

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Fri, 08:00
Scott Cook went missing in Weston on April 25, 2015.

The foster mother of a Weston-super-Mare man who went missing a year ago this week says her family is ‘devastated’ by his disappearance – and urged him to let her know he is ‘happy, safe and well’.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary Weston-super-Mare
Fri, 07:00
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers marching for St Georges Day.

Hundreds of scouts from the 
Axe District donned their uniforms for a parade along Weston-super-Mare’s promenade to mark St George’s Day.

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Thu, 21:00
Rachel Chitty introducing Wilber the Ural Owl to Charlie.

Visitors to a North Somerset wildlife sanctuary were given the chance to meet exotic animals and hold majestic birds at an open day on Sunday.

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Congresbury
Thu, 20:00
Banwell minibus

Scouts and girl guides in a North Somerset village were celebrating last week – and not just because of the Queen’s birthday.

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Thu, 18:00
Mrs Jo Arnold with Network 17 pupils Kisha, Arthur, Saphire, Harvey, Dan and Georgina with the chickens.

Youngsters at a North Somerset primary school met some new feathered friends this week.

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Streetlife users are concerned about the number of child casualties in North Somerset.

ONE child is killed or injured every week on North Somerset roads, according to new statistics.

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Thu, 16:04
The new Weston badge for the new season.

Weston Football Club have unveiled their new logo after securing their league safety for next season.

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Thu, 15:02
Musicians from the Highly Strung Band with organiser Gemma Bradley, Band leader and caller for the night Jill Elliott and Sheila Pratt trustee of The Labrador Rescue Trust.

Villagers enjoyed good food, a tasty tipple and an old-fashioned knees-up all in the name of charity this weekend.

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Thu, 13:30
Beach huts being placed on Weston seafront.

A petition with almost 100 signatures against Weston-super-Mare’s beach huts has been sent to North Somerset Council, as campaigners claim the latest planning application is ‘unlawful’.

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