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The beach at Uphill could be de-designated for bathing.

Status change could lead to ‘second rate beach’ - says councillor

A TWO-WEEK consultation period into the removal of Uphill beach’s bathing status has been branded ‘inadequate’ by ‘appalled’ councillors who say it will provoke fears over the area’s water quality.

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The man jumped from the pier into two feet of water (Picture: Timmay Curtis).

Man injured after 30ft jump off pier

A TOURIST suffered back and ‘significant’ leg injuries after jumping off Weston’s Grand Pier into just 2ft of water.

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Secret World owner Pauline Kidner releases new book

A SOMERSET author and founder of the popular wildlife rescue charity Secret World has released a new book based on life with her furry and feathered friends.

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Elfan Ap Rees.

Traveller site numbers to be revisited

THE number of gypsy and traveller sites poised for development across North Somerset is likely to be enough to meet local need for ‘several years’.

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Teenage pregnancy figures best in West

TEENAGE pregnancy rates are lower in North Somerset than anywhere else in the South West.

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Court See all

North Somerset Courthouse.

In The Dock

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Magistrates’ Court between September 2-8:

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Philip Judd.

Ex-Mayor jailed for child abuse images

A FORMER mayor of Weston has been jailed for downloading and possessing hundreds of indecent images and movies of children.

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Education See all

Graduation ceremony Weston College,

Gallery: College students celebrate degree success

STUDENTS paraded through the streets in gowns and mortar board hats for Weston College’s biggest ever graduation day.

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Rugby star Gareth Thomas presented students with prizes to acknowledge their success at Churchill

Rugby star Gareth joins pupils in celebration of school success

STUDENTS at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form celebrated its success over the past year at an awards evening hosted by rugby player Gareth Thomas.

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