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Gracie Sweet performing on Britain's Got Talent.

AN 11-YEAR-OLD singing star has missed out on the Britain’s Got Talent final.

AN AMENDED plan has been put forward to improve flood protection for about 40,000 homes across North Somerset.

A DECISION over a new safety crossing for a busy rural route has been deferred.

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Anyone fancy a free day out?

WHILE there is plenty to do and see in North Somerset, there is nothing nicer than picking up a bargain along the way so here is a handy of guide of five great places to visit which will not cost you a fortune in the process.

Chairman Alan Purcell with passengers thanking Waitrose representitives Ella Blackham asst. section manager trainee and Richard Hendricks customer service.

A parish minibus society is celebrating after receiving a donation worth hundreds of pounds from a nearby supermarket.

Brady Smith.

A NEW operations manager has been appointed at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House and he says its potential is ‘endless’.

Abdul Jalil, Alkas Hussain, Salaman Jalil, Shawlcot Miah and Rofique Micel.

MEMBERS of Weston Islamic Education Centre have been working hard to raise money to help people in earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Gracie Sweet performing on Britain's Got Talent.

AN 11-YEAR-OLD singing sensation who wowed Simon Cowell and his fellow judges on Britain’s Got Talent is back for the show’s live semi-finals tonight.

Shipham Church history exhibition,Paul Ashmore and Lynne Masny.

VILLAGERS in Shipham were treated to an exhibition about the village’s history at the weekend.

Shipham Pre School children with chicks.

CHILDREN at a village preschool are ‘thrilled’ after their class chicks hatched at last.

The winning dodecathlon team from St. Anne's Primary, Hewish.

A Village school has won a dodecathlon competition held at Weston’s Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.

Cannabis leaves. Photo by Getty Images/iStockphoto.

TWO men have been charged with producing cannabis after a suspected cannabis factory was discovered by police in Weston.

The Grand Pier.

THE attractions at the Grand Pier in Weston have just got even better thanks to a £250,000 investment.

Views of Weston sea front, of North Somerset council's beach huts.

ANYONE wanting to lease a beach hut this year will need to bid today (Wednesday), with the final auction set to end this evening.

A MAMMOTH project to alleviate the risk of flooding for a number of homes in Weston has been under way since January and it is now moving to the next stage – amid hopes it could be completed months ahead of schedule.

Birnbeck Pier trustees on Birnbeck Pier.

THE owner of Birnbeck Pier has agreed to meet with a new group of trustees, in a move which both sides hope will help save the crumbling heritage site.

Birnbeck Pier
April was a record-breaking month for Bristol Airport.

BRISTOL Airport enjoyed its busiest April on record, with passenger numbers increasing by more than seven per cent compared with the same period last year.

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of heroin in Weston after his ‘suspicious behaviour’ was reported to the police.

Christian Aid Fair St Marks Church, Queensway Worle.

PEOPLE at St Mark’s Church in Worle got covered in soap suds during a charity car wash at the church’s Christian Aid fair on Saturday.

Sheep at Churchill Primary School.

Children at a village primary school were ‘fascinated’ when they were treated to a visit from some sheep.

Weston Hospicecare's Blair Chadwick, with students Sophie Newton, Alex-Alliyah Harris, Abigail Farrant, Olivia Brown and Phoebe Sealey, plus college staff Jean Ballingham, Panya Gardener and Dan Pratlett.

STAFF, volunteers and patients at Weston Hospicecare are celebrating after receiving a donation of more than £5,000 from Weston College.

Weston Hospicecare

PLANS for two housing developments in a North Somerset parish have been met with fierce opposition from residents, after a public meeting was held to discuss the proposals.

An application has been submitted to change this agricultural field into a caravan and camping site. Photo c/o Google.

A PROPOSAL to turn a field just off the M5 into a caravan site has provoked more than 90 objections – with two parish councils and police among those opposing the plan.

Becket Primary School, Worle, reception pupils  with headteacher John Clark and teacher Michelle Weeks ahead of the school expanding next year.

A PRIMARY school in Worle is set to expand to begin offering nursery places for two to four-year-olds after receiving £200,000 for new classrooms.

Royal Voluntary  Service  appealing for extra help, Waverley Court  Portishead.

It has been described as a ‘vital’ service which gives ‘vulnerable elderly people their lives back’ – but a befriending service in Weston is suffering due to a lack of volunteers.

Hutton Girls Junior Football Club.Hutton Girls Junior Football Club.

A FOOTBALL club is hoping it will become one of the lucky winners of a Go Kids Go! grant to complete vital repair work to its changing rooms.

THE number of employment benefit claimants in Weston has fallen to its lowest level in almost a decade, new Government figures reveal – but it has been claimed the numbers mask the true reality in the town.

Weston's pool had a sunny start to the season. Susan Marsh visited the town for the day.

PLANS to rebuild the Playhouse theatre, which had been destroyed by a fire, got underway in 1965.

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North Somerset Courthouse.

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between May 1-18:

Hailey Mackness

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl from Weston has been selected to compete in international beauty pageant Face Of The Globe.

Royal weekend  children dreessed princes and princesses at Puxton Park.

Youngsters dressed up in their best regal attire to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte at a tourist park near Weston at the weekend.

Visually impaired bowls.

MORE than 50 visually impaired people took part in a bowls championship in Weston which was organised by Worle Lions Club.

Changes to wildlife protection laws could have 'catastrophic' consequences for creatures like otters.

POTENTIAL changes to laws governing the protection of wildlife could have a ‘catastrophic’ impact on the South West’s flora and fauna, it has been warned.

NEW police tactics to combat countryside crime appear to be paying off, after new figures revealed a 16 per cent reduction in rural offences.

Some of the Secret World fox cubs.

EAST Huntspill wildlife charity Secret World has been inundated with new arrivals over the past fortnight – and is now caring for 25 fox cubs.

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