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Low interest rates and the weakness of sterling could have a beneficial impact on North Somerset’s £1.3billion tourism industry, as more holidaymakers are expected to flock to the area as part of the post-Brexit effect.

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The Post Office in Locking Castle is set to be modernised and will be open for longer once the changes are made.

Property developer Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme has hit a milestone of £1million in charitable donations.

Work to redevelop a drab shopping area in a North Somerset village is making steady progress.


A keen photographer from Weston-super-Mare has won a competition which means his image is now hitting the shelves as the cover shot for a top photography magazine.

Plans to convert a village pub into a supermarket may be scuppered after North Somerset Council granted the pub asset of community value (ACV) status.

A triathlon and half marathon will no longer go ahead in Weston-super-Mare, after the events company which ran them went out of business.

More jobs, exciting new destinations and better transport links are all on the itinerary for Bristol Airport in 2017, as the airport says it is embarking on a mission to draw the South West’s passengers back to the region in the New Year.
The airport enjoyed one of its most successful-ever years in 2016, with annual passenger numbers exceeding seven million for the first time in its history, but it now says it wants to make 2017 even better. Reporter Grace Earl reflects on the airport’s achievements last year, and takes a look at what is in store for passengers in the next 12 months.

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