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Friday, December 8, 2017

Three new villages on the outskirts of North Somerset could raise an extra £5.4million a year in council tax.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Almost 60 per cent of taxpayers’ money will be swallowed up by care services for children and adults in just three years, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

North Somerset Council has started to make plans for next year’s budget, with a council tax rise expected along with potential cuts to children’s centres and nurseries. Although proposals are in their early stages, there is some indication on how next year’s budget could affect people in North Somerset as it needs to save another £10million.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Unpaid carers in Weston can get advice on a wide range of issues to mark Carers’ Rights Day.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Extra funds have been given to North Somerset Council to help victims of domestic abuse who have trouble accessing help.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The amount of money local authorities spent on social care rose by £556million in just one year, according to NHS Digital.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Medication errors, unsafe security practices and missed visits have been reported to North Somerset Council by clients of Notaro Homecare.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

The HR manager responsible for terminating the contract of an ex-council boss who claims she was sacked for speaking out about child sexual exploitation says she was ‘not aware’ any whistleblowing had taken place.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

‘Complicated’ residents’ permits to allow access to tips have been axed by North Somerset Council.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Weston hopes to tap into the £1billion national food and drink industry as plans for the FoodWorks SW took a step forward this week.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

The owners of Uphill Manor have moved back into the bed and breakfast a year after a fire tore through the building.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A social worker who worked with young offenders has been struck off after being ‘repeatedly dishonest’, failing to turn up to key case meetings and faking records on North Somerset Council’s systems.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Mercury launched its new care campaign last week designed to highlight the issues of adult social care and attract more people into the profession.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s political parties have started to choose who will represent them in a likely by-election following the sudden death of councillor Derek Mead.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

A woman from Hutton said she was shocked to receive a letter from the district council which said she had died.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

More than 100 council officers will be capable of fining people committing antisocial acts from October.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Some village libraries will see their opening hours cut next month.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A North Somerset Council employee has been awarded an MBE to recognise her 40-year career in education.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

North Somerset Council spent £19,000 on legal advice and research on devolution before rejecting an offer to be part of the £1.1billion deal.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Almost half a million pounds will be spent upgrading lights at one of North Somerset Council’s office blocks, although a senior councillor says taxpayers will benefit in the long-run.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

North Somerset businessman Derek Mead has been killed in a farming accident, the Mercury understands.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tensions over Weston-super-Mare’s new parking clampdown rose further this week, with traders hitting out at ‘aggressive’ ticketing and warnings issued over abuse levelled at enforcement staff.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Commercial and personal information belonging to North Somerset taxpayers has not been compromised by cyber attacks this week.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

School services for children with autism and for those who need additional welfare support in North Somerset could soon be provided from outside the district.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Worle library will go on the market valued at £300,000, it has been decided.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

North Somerset Council’s civil parking enforcement scheme saw an average of 100 drivers issued with fines every day in its first week.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Parking wardens are patrolling the streets of Weston-super-Mare for the first time in 20 years – and in the first four days of their return, dished out close to 400 tickets, clocking up close to £28,000 in fines.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

People say they have ‘given up’ on North Somerset Council’s ‘useless’ housing system, which has left some with no choice but to share a bed with their kids while others are begging to be downsized.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Weston General Hospital’s midwifery team will continue to help women struggling to breastfeed under a new public health contract with North Somerset Council.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A developer’s bid to build 50 new homes in a North Somerset village is set to be decided at a planning appeal starting today (Tuesday) – but campaigners are gearing up to fight the appeal with passionate speeches and protests.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

The standard of parking in Weston town centre is so poor it is putting pedestrians and wheelchair users in danger, as they are forced to move into the road to avoid vehicles parked ‘inconsiderately’.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Work to extend Hutton Moor Leisure Centre will start on Monday, with plans for a second pool due to emerge later this year.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A housing developer is hoping to build more than two dozen homes in a North Somerset village, on a site where it has already applied to build almost 60 houses.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Children in a North Somerset village will be able to learn more about the environment when a new six-week course launches next month.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Changes in the law to prevent homelessness may cause ‘major challenges’ for North Somerset Council as it is already struggling to find homes for people to rent.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The ingredients for a new food and drink innovation centre in Weston-super-Mare have come together after funding was secured for the project.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The amount of rent North Somerset Council charges people living in the district’s designated traveller sites is set to increase during the next financial year.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Waste collection crews will be given cameras so they can take pictures to expose people who have not been recycling properly when a new contractor begins work in Weston-super-Mare this week.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A village housing action group has threatened ‘war’ against a developer bidding to build 50 homes in its community, if a planning appeal set for next month goes ahead.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare building owned by North Somerset Council looks set to be converted into flats.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Almost a fifth of restaurants and eateries in North Somerset have failed to gain a top mark for their food hygiene standards.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

A woman from Weston-super-Mare has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after blaring loud music from her house.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A new community hall could eventually be built in a rapidly-changing area of North Somerset, after it was agreed a housing developer would need to contribute towards a new facility.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

A major Worle road will close overnight for five days next week.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

The amount of people sleeping rough on the streets of North Somerset has quadrupled during the past seven years, amid claims savage Government cuts are leaving people with fewer options than ever.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Council tax bills will rise dramatically next year but the millions of pounds the hike will generate will not be enough to protect North Somerset’s services, as ‘savage’ Government cuts mean the council must save £10.4million.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

A former bank in Weston-super-Mare town centre will be turned into high-quality apartments, after planning permission was granted by North Somerset Council.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset has high hopes for Weston Town Centre following a visit to the area.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

A North Somerset Council service which supports some of the district’s most vulnerable families is set to be outsourced, as the cash-strapped authority looks for more ways to save money.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Police officers based in Weston-super-Mare town centre are set to move into new premises inside the town hall in April, after an agreement was reached between Avon and Somerset Constabulary and North Somerset Council.

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