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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Who said Somerset is nothing but sleepy countryside? There are plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities for thrill-seekers to enjoy across the area, here are just 10 ideas...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Improved bus routes, more green spaces and new paths and cycle routes are just some of the ways North Somerset Council is ensuring new development in the area does not damage people’s health.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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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Thursday, January 5, 2017

North Somerset just has nothing to offer.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A new provider has been found for a number of vital care services in North Somerset, after one of the district’s largest care charities announced it would soon be closing down.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tens of thousands of children across North Somerset attend schools ranked as good or outstanding by Ofsted – but do you think the findings are accurate? Tell us your opinion of education in the area in our survey.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

A pilot scheme in part of Weston-super-Mare for people struggling with bills and facing the threat of bailiffs may be extended across North Somerset.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

The availability of council housing in North Somerset is now so low that people in the greatest need are waiting for more than a year to get the keys to a new home – with the demand for homes greatly outstripping the number of properties available.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Fewer Weston voters turned out to the polls for the European Union (EU) referendum than elsewhere in North Somerset, new figures suggest.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

We asked Mercury readers where they think new homes in North Somerset should be built in the coming years – and now we can reveal the results.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vulnerable children are being sexually exploited in ‘every town and village’ in North Somerset, according to the boss of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, sparking calls for extra police resources to combat the problem.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Increased access to therapy treatments and the placement of experts in police control rooms are just some of the ways North Somerset’s chief healthcare provider is aiming to improve emergency mental health care across the district.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

These stunning photos show what some of Somerset’s most famous landmarks look like from the air, as Mercury photographer Zak Ghent and reporter Grace Earl enjoyed a tour of the area courtesy of the Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pupils at North Somerset’s schools were transformed into colourful literary characters last week to celebrate World Book Day 2016.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

The company which cooks the majority of school meals in North Somerset has been given an award for its food.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

There are more than 3,000 people in North Somerset waiting to be put into social housing, with many of those families including children.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Money-saving measures which could merge two national tourism bodies could have a ‘detrimental’ effect on North Somerset according to one campaigner, but others say it will strengthen the district.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Mercury’s photographer Mark Atherton is well known in Weston-super-Mare for snapping pictures at every event worth going to, so we asked him to pick his favourite pictures of 2015 for this round-up...

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Friday, January 8, 2016

The Times covered tons of exciting events in North Somerset last year, so we asked our photographers Mark Atherton and David Kenneford to pick a few of their favourite pictures from 2015, here’s what they came up with...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

IT HAS been a busy year for Weston-super-Mare and the Mercury’s website has drawn in visitors from all around the world, but what were the biggest stories of 2015? We’ve compiled a handy list...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

IF YOU have spent time walking along Weston-super-Mare’s beach in the evening you might have seen some stunning sunsets. The town’s photographers have captured them on camera, here’s our favourite sunset shots of 2015...

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

A WORLE woman has been given an award for her exceptional fundraising for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

IT SEEMS as though Weston-super-Mare has had its busiest year yet and the town’s photographers have captured it all on camera. Here are some of our favourite shots from the year...

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Monday, December 14, 2015

MORE than £40,000 is owed to libraries across North Somerset in fines for overdue books, DVDs and CDS.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

BALLET, theatre, comedy and live music will all be shown at The Bay in Weston-super-Mare throughout December and January.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

SCHOOLS from across Somerset competed in a glamorous carol competition at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

WINTER has arrived and Weston-super-Mare’s seafront has been battered by storms, with high winds creating large waves above the sea wall.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

LOLLIPOP ladies could become a thing of the past in Weston-super-Mare as North Somerset Council plans to stop running the service – and is instead asking schools and businesses to foot the bill.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

THE police are cracking down on drink and drug driving this Christmas as part of the Operation Tonic campaign.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

A CAMPAIGN which provides Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children is hoping for its biggest year yet and a fundraiser will be held tomorrow (Friday).

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Monday, November 30, 2015

A CAMPAIGN to make sure every child has a magical Christmas has launched for its third year with the ambitious goal of collecting 5,000 presents.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MORE than a quarter of jobs which were outsourced to a private company by North Somerset Council earlier this year have been lost – with more cuts potentially looming as the council battles to save money.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

A SERIES of roadshow events to discuss where tens of thousands of new homes could be built across the West of England are to take place within North Somerset.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

THE company which deals with council tax in North Somerset has been criticised for having a ‘firefighting culture’ and issuing incorrect payment demands.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

CONCERNS have been raised about £1.3million of North Somerset Council’s £7million public health grant being diverted to spend on different projects.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

NORTH Somerset is in need of thousands of new homes – and residents are being asked to have their say on where they should be built.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

COUNCILLORS in North Somerset are asking for a public consultation to be held about plans to switch garden waste collections from green bags to wheelie bins.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

ONE out of every 10 fires Avon Fire and Rescue Service has been called to in North Somerset this year has been in buildings which did not have smoke alarm fitted.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

NORTH Somerset Council is owed £11million in council tax, but councillors are failing to ‘stump up their share’ on time – leading the authority to send 71 reminders to its own councillors since December 2013.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NORTH Somerset Council has been praised for its childcare funding levels.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

MORE than a quarter of North Somerset’s jobs are so poorly paid that tens of thousands of workers are unable to cover the basic cost of living, according to new statistics.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

HUNDREDS of children across North Somerset are facing crippling health problems including obesity and tooth decay by the time they reach age five, sparking calls for a ‘mission’ to improve young people’s health from a leading charity.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

A SERIES of events will be held throughout North Somerset to celebrate some of the food and drink on offer across the district.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

TENS of thousands of people in North Somerset are estimated to be at risk of developing type two diabetes, according to new statistics.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A NORTH Somerset dementia unit worker is set to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by cycling 1,100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

BANKSY may have chosen Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana as the venue for his biggest show to date, but he is also using Dismaland to showcase the work of more than 50 artists from around the world. Here is our list of 10 artists you should check out while you are there...

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

SINCE the beginning of April more than 4,000 potholes have been filled in across North Somerset – with the number of emergency repairs now needed being described as ‘minimal’.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

BANKSY’S latest show Dismaland, in Weston-super-Mare, is not due to open to the public until tomorrow (Saturday) but the Mercury is offering 1,000 of its readers the chance to get the first look today (Friday).

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A MOBILE phone app to help poorly people find the best and nearest treatment is being launched in North Somerset this week.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

NATIONAL Trust sites Cheddar Gorge and Leigh Woods will be home to a series of activities throughout the summer which are sure to keep adventure lovers of all ages busy.

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