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A North Somerset village – which is deemed to be the community ‘most vulnerable’ to flooding in the district – will receive an additional £40,000 investment in its flood defence programme.

North Somerset Council Wrington

BARB Search and Rescue crews in Burnham-on-Sea were on hand to free a 4x4 vehicle which got stuck in the mud today (Sunday).

Fire crews were called to a Burnham-on-Sea road today (Sunday) to tackle a fire at the back of the town’s post office, which they believe to be an arson attack.

Police have today (Sunday) released a new CCTV image of missing Weston-super-Mare man which show the clothes he was wearing when he was last seen more than a week ago.

Parts of Congresbury are set to be adorned with colour in the coming months, after the Blooming Congresbury project unveiled its plan for the village in 2017.


The ancient tradition of wassailing was held in Blagdon at the weekend in a bid to ensure the village’s orchards get a delicious crop of apples for cider-making.

An indoor play centre has raised some crucial funds and hosted a party for Children’s Hospice South West.

A Highbridge care home has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its latest inspection, with its staff being described as ‘kind and respectful’.

A historic tree in a North Somerset village will now be formally protected – in a move which could complicate a developer’s bid to build 50 homes in its surrounding field.

North Somerset Council Congresbury

Thatchers’ The Railway Inn, in Sandford hosted its first ever village wassail this week, which proved to be a huge success.

A Weston care home has put its residents’ artwork on display to celebrate their new-found skill.

Young wizards, witches and muggles will join together at themed Harry Potter events across North Somerset.

People in Sedgemoor who need support can now turn to a brand new website to access a host of different services in the area.

Tina Wilford, who went missing in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Friday) afternoon has been found safe.

People living in a North Somerset village are being urged to become trustees of their community’s village hall.

A 70-year-old woman has been missing from Weston-super-Mare since yesterday (Friday) afternoon and police say they are ‘concerned’ for her welfare.

Talented budding chefs at Weston College were given the chance to use hi-tech cooking methods as part of the college’s Chefs’ Forum Academy.

In this week’s gallery of readers’ pictures we have picked out some of the best photographs of animals in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset from the past few months...

North Somerset Council planners have been accused of ‘ignoring’ the authority’s newly-adopted planning policy, after an objection to 50 new homes being built in Congresbury was seemingly dropped at the last minute.

North Somerset Council Housing Congresbury

North Somerset Council’s planning website is still being hit with regular problems – despite the council’s leader claiming the issues were being resolved imminently almost six months ago.

North Somerset Council Housing

An Arctic explorer visited a Worle school to deliver workshops about his adventures and taught the pupils how to survive and travel in freezing temperatures.

Seven children from a Weston primary school who follow the rules ‘in an exceptional way’ were given a treat.

Windwhistle Primary School

Highbridge’s wassail celebration boasted a record attendance at the weekend, with more than 500 people braving the winter chill to enjoy the South West tradition.

More than 300 homes have been without power this afternoon (Friday), with more than 100 still without electricity.

A group of students were given a taste of public speaking in a formal environment last week.

Weston College

The father of a 24-year-old man from Weston-super-Mare who has been missing for close to a week has put out a desperate plea for information to find his son.

People in a North Somerset village turned out to enjoy a popular Somerset tradition at the weekend.

A planning inquiry to decide whether 150 new homes can be built on the edge of Weston-super-Mare has been told North Somerset’s lack of housing must be fixed.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has launched a new text message service designed to help people in Somerset report information about suspected crimes in rural areas.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police and forensics team have been at a property in Worle since yesterday (Thursday) morning following a woman’s death.

A record number of people visited Weston General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) department in 2015/16, with hospital staff under pressure to battle ever-growing demand while bosses continue to work on a long-term plan for the site.

Weston General Hospital

Gym owners in Weston-super-Mare have said they have seen their membership intake almost double this January as people look to get fit and active in the new year.

Weston Football Club has announced plans for a 3G training pitch have finally been given the go-ahead, something which its football development director says is ‘crucial’ for the club to move forward.

A widely-welcomed extension to a bus service in Yatton has been scrapped just days before it was due to come into effect – with a dispute between the route operator and a nearby garden centre being cited as the reason.


The mother of a Somerset teenager who took his own life after struggling with mental health issues has spoken out about planned Government mental health reforms, which she says are needed ‘right now’.

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