Review: February 2009

PUBLISHED: 09:09 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

February: Winter weather hits schools and roads – Snow and ice caused havoc across North Somerset as schools were shut and cars came to a standstill.

February:

Winter weather hits schools and roads - Snow and ice caused havoc across North Somerset as schools were shut and cars came to a standstill. Youngsters made the most of the weather and enjoyed a few days off school.

Cars crash into couple's garden - A Backwell couple had four cars plough through their garden wall and garage. Jacki and Charles Sutton campaigned for a speed camera to slow down motorists. In March another car crashed into the wall.

Primary school to close in the summer - North Somerset councillor Jeremy Blatchford announced St Barnabas School will close in August. The school has been open since 1871 but was closed due to a falling roll and financial pressure.

Youth bus to stop at village once a week - Teenagers in Portbury were given their own bus to hang out in, after giving a presentation to the parish council. The bus was hired from Avon Youth Association and provided music, computers and games.

Paige (11) beats ovarian cancer - Paige Brown from Backwell beat all the odds and recovered from a rare cancer. In February 2007 she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after months of stomach pains.

A new massage service for dogs was set up by Nailsea therapist Rachel Glanville-Davey. The treatments can relieve stress and help recovery from surgery.

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