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Weston Mercury
Has Banksy’s resurrection of the Tropicana fizzled out?uncertainty. Hazy Days 2017 at the Tropicana. When the internationally-renown
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 hours ago
uncertainty. Hazy Days 2017 at the Tropicana. When the internationally-renowned artist’s bemusement park closed in 2015, North Somerset Council chiefs trumpeted the importance of building upon its legacy and forging a bright future for the Marine... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Musicians to perform at Clevedon Winterfest JC Jones And The Lake City Coolers performing at last year's Winterfest. A N
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 hours ago
JC Jones And The Lake City Coolers performing at last year's Winterfest. A North Somerset pub will play host to a day-long music festival packed with artists from a mix of genres later this... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Former Weston-Mare hotel to be turned into 40 flats?to this page you must be logged in. Lynton House, in Madeira Road, could be kn
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 hours ago
to this page you must be logged in. Lynton House, in Madeira Road, could be knocked down to make way for modern flats if North Somerset Council grants permission to development company Refresh Living. The building dates back to the late 1800s... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Homes to be built on old sports pitches?wants to build 69 houses in Moor Road where Yatton Rugby Club’s juniors used to
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 hours ago
wants to build 69 houses in Moor Road where Yatton Rugby Club’s juniors used to play sport. It believes its plan will help North Somerset Council to meet housing targets and feels the estate would be a ‘natural extension’ to the village. In 2016,... Read more
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Weston Mercury
AC/DC tribute act relive the bands greatest hitsBells will perform in Clevedon. A top-quality tribute act to one of the greate
Weston Mercury / Posted yesterday
Bells will perform in Clevedon. A top-quality tribute act to one of the greatest rock bands ever will perform on a North Somerset stage next month. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Renowned AC/DC imitators Hells Bells... Read more
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Weston Mercury
First Bus scales back A2 route ahead of scrapping it in Aprilthe frequency reduction. Many customers will be able to use services 126 and A3
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
the frequency reduction. Many customers will be able to use services 126 and A3 as alternatives. “First Bus is continuing to work with Bristol Airport and North Somerset Council to develop commercially viable bus services in the affect... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council adopts Community Infrastructure Levy for new developmentsCommunity Infrastructure Levy for new developments A new charge on developers
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
Community Infrastructure Levy for new developments A new charge on developers to help fund infrastructure projects across North Somerset has come into force. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. The community infrastructure levy... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council leader slams his own party for treating elderly ‘without dignity’ Nigel Ashton has attached his own party. North Somerset’s leading councillor
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
Nigel Ashton has attached his own party. North Somerset’s leading councillor has launched a public attack on his own party by slamming the Government’s era of austerity for... Read more
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Weston Mercury
10 top animal attractions15 indoor and outdoor play areas, making it a fantastic day out for all the fam
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
15 indoor and outdoor play areas, making it a fantastic day out for all the family. Bristol Zoo A few images taken at the North Somerset Butterfly House on the 5/8/15 on an Iphone 5C. Hundreds of animals from gorillas, lions, seals, penguins, and... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Acclaimed singer to bring solo career to West Countrythe globe, will perform at a South West venue next month. A masterful musical
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
the globe, will perform at a South West venue next month. A masterful musical ensemble will showcase their skills at a North Somerset church next month. Villagers will need to act quick to get a golden ticket to see Charlie And The Chocolate... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Voters surprised by complexity of Brexit deal, say campaignersPoll Weston and North Somerset Open Britain campaigners in High Street. Prime
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
Poll Weston and North Somerset Open Britain campaigners in High Street. Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to ‘come clean’ over her Brexit deal. To send a link to this page you... Read more
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Weston Mercury
New primary school at Locking Parklands could be delayed by 12 monthspeople who are their neighbours, they want their children to be at school and b
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
people who are their neighbours, they want their children to be at school and be playing with children they live near to.” North Somerset Council is working to confirm temporary classroom accommodation but a spokesman for the authority said it will... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Locking Parklands primary school names headteacherhave a long career in education which includes working at five different school
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
have a long career in education which includes working at five different schools and being a headteacher at two North Somerset schools. “I am excited by the opportunity to establish a new school.” The school will employ Educate... Read more
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Gazette
NHS giving South Gloucestershire residents chance to voice opinion on servicesservices and changes to criteria covering breast reconstruction after cancer su
Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
services and changes to criteria covering breast reconstruction after cancer surgery has been launched by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and will run for 12 weeks from... Read more
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Weston Mercury
‘Poorest’ hit by ‘devastating’ tax changes North Somerset’s poorest families face being made to ‘pay for the mistakes of
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
North Somerset’s poorest families face being made to ‘pay for the mistakes of the rich’ after the council approved tax changes which could have ‘devastating’ consequences. North Somerset Council has voted... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Housing developer swoops to buy aerospace factoryland director said: “Securing this brownfield site is another milestone in our
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
land director said: “Securing this brownfield site is another milestone in our growth. “We look forward to working with North Somerset Council and Claverham Future in bringing forward plans for the redeveloping this site.” A planning... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Hospital misses NHS targets as every bed is full at start of 2018January 31, but a hospital spokesman said this was ‘a last option’. Dr Peter G
Weston Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
January 31, but a hospital spokesman said this was ‘a last option’. Dr Peter Goyder, clinical lead for urgent care at the North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, said NHS partners are working together to free up bed space. He said: “The... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Masterful ensemble to showcase skill in ChurchillChurchill Gesualdo Six with Owain Park. Picture: Ash Mills A masterful musica
Weston Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
Churchill Gesualdo Six with Owain Park. Picture: Ash Mills A masterful musical ensemble will showcase their skills at a North Somerset church next month. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Gesualdo Six, led by musical director... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council hiring head of major projects with £66k salary North Somerset Council faces some tough financial decisions this year. North
Weston Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
North Somerset Council faces some tough financial decisions this year. North Somerset Council is hiring a head of major projects to deliver its regeneration plans. To send a link to this page... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Thousands of students take action over plastic pollutionthe world of plastics and we can start with our school.” The Mercury is workin
Weston Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
the world of plastics and we can start with our school.” The Mercury is working with the Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council to achieve the plastic-free accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage. To complete all five... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Almost 200 homes sit empty and public are ‘disgusted’ Almost 200 North Somerset homes have been empty for more than six months. Pic
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
Almost 200 North Somerset homes have been empty for more than six months. Picture: Mark Atherton A ‘scandalous’ number of homes in North Somerset have sat empty for more than six months amid a... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Parish council reluctantly accept almost 2,000 homes in exchange for Banwell bypassfor a bypass to solve the village’s ‘long-standing’ traffic issues. The JSP ha
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
for a bypass to solve the village’s ‘long-standing’ traffic issues. The JSP has been formed by four local authorities – North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bristol City councils – and will see more than... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Skatepark planned for Weston-Mare’s Tropicanais ‘excited’ for it to get underway. He told the Mercury: “It’s great, and the
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
is ‘excited’ for it to get underway. He told the Mercury: “It’s great, and the thing which is most exciting is North Somerset Council and Weston Town Council has partnered with us on this. “This will give kids something to do, with a... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Mare’s homeless are treated ‘worse than criminals’months, with support from councillors James Clayton and Mike Bell. Cllr Bell s
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
months, with support from councillors James Clayton and Mike Bell. Cllr Bell said homelessness has risen by a third in North Somerset in 12 months and the district’s rates are significantly higher than South Gloucestershire and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
North Somerset Council accused of burial ground coverof a "horse burial", was discovered last year during the development of land fo
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
of a "horse burial", was discovered last year during the development of land for housing in the village of Yatton. Yet North Somerset Council has now been accused of concealing the discovery of the "important and complex" site and of not... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Consultation over neighbourhood plan for village beginsMendip Road would be suitable for housing. A planning application for 30 homes
Weston Mercury / Posted 7 days ago
Mendip Road would be suitable for housing. A planning application for 30 homes and nine flats is awaiting a decision from North Somerset Council. The plan can be viewed online or in Yatton Library. The council’s six-week consultation on the plan... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Hill fort brambles to be removed to reveal archaeology for the first time since 1824in Worlebury Woods, suffered from vandalism and was classified as being ‘at ris
Weston Mercury / Posted 7 days ago
in Worlebury Woods, suffered from vandalism and was classified as being ‘at risk’ by Historic England at the end of 2016. North Somerset Council has received a £10,000 grant to pay for surveys at the site to see what work needs to be done to... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Voters urged to give up five minutes 
to ‘preserve village’s character’looking at the area. Therefore, Claverham Future volunteers felt they needed t
Weston Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
looking at the area. Therefore, Claverham Future volunteers felt they needed to secure some control for the village with North Somerset Council facing big housing targets. Its chairman Nigel Cooper said: “We want to preserve Claverham’s... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Traditional wassailing ceremonies pop-up across Somersettradition will begin this week, with villagers visiting orchards in droves. Wa
Weston Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
tradition will begin this week, with villagers visiting orchards in droves. Wassailing ceremonies will be held across North Somerset this month, as revellers try to banish ghosts and wake cider apple trees from their slumber after the... Read more
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Weston Mercury
MP says plans for ‘garden villages’ are ‘stinkers’ in letter to JSPfor ‘garden villages’ are ‘stinkers’ in letter to JSP Weston-super-Mare’s MP h
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
for ‘garden villages’ are ‘stinkers’ in letter to JSP Weston-super-Mare’s MP has branded a plan to build 25,000 homes in North Somerset as a ‘stinker’, saying it will not solve traffic jams on the M5. John Penrose has supported North Somerset... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Q&A: What you need to know about the possibility of fracking in Westonhas revealed its intentions to build a power station to generate electricity. C
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
has revealed its intentions to build a power station to generate electricity. Campaigners fear this may lead to fracking in North Somerset. Here is our guide to what this all means. Could fracking take place in North Somerset? (Picture by James... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Fracking campaigners believe drilling applications could be made in North Somerset this year The Mendip Hills. Picture: James Griffiths An anti-fracking group in North S
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
The Mendip Hills. Picture: James Griffiths An anti-fracking group in North Somerset will launch a survey in areas it thinks are most at risk of being... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Harmful housing estate plan rejected following inquiryPoll Stowey Road in Yatton. Picture: Google Maps. Part of North Somerset’s ru
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
Poll Stowey Road in Yatton. Picture: Google Maps. Part of North Somerset’s rural character would have been harmed if dozens of homes were built on the edge of Yatton, according to a planning... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Mother ‘horrified’ after ex-boyfriend shares photoposting an explicit photo of his ‘mortified’ ex-girlfriend on social media. Da
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
posting an explicit photo of his ‘mortified’ ex-girlfriend on social media. Daniel Ball, of Windermere Avenue, appeared at North Somerset Courthouse on January 3 accused of disclosing a private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress. The... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Patients urged to book only ‘urgent’ GP appointments due to high demandonly those with urgent illnesses because the demand for health services is so h
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
only those with urgent illnesses because the demand for health services is so high. Clinical leaders from across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire say practices are so stretched that people with minor ailments should hold off from... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Birnbeck Pier’s owner lays out how it wants to demolish north jettyout how it wants to demolish north jetty The best method to demolish Birnbeck
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
out how it wants to demolish north jetty The best method to demolish Birnbeck Pier’s north jetty is being considered by North Somerset Council. The authority gave the derelict pier’s owner, CNM Estates, permission to demolish the jetty in... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Man arrested over series of sex crimesStreet (stock image). Police have arrested a man in connection with a series o
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
Street (stock image). Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of sexual assaults and indecent exposures in North Somerset. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. The 22-year-old was apprehended this morning... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Hospital apologises to elderly patient after 22-hour waitof funding by government for the NHS is a betrayal of both staff and patients a
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
of funding by government for the NHS is a betrayal of both staff and patients and has to be addressed.” Health services in North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire are all experiencing high levels of demand and the NHS has announced a... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Burnham-Sea named as a top property hotspot after 2017 growthBromwich, in the West Midlands, where asking prices are currently £149,360, up
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
Bromwich, in the West Midlands, where asking prices are currently £149,360, up 9.5 per cent on this time last year. MORE: North Somerset house prices increase by up to £45k in 12 months. A study conducted by real estate and property company... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Skeletons dug up after cemetery find at housing construction siteand ongoing. Bloor Homes, which has outline permission to build about 250 home
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
and ongoing. Bloor Homes, which has outline permission to build about 250 homes over two phases, says it is working with North Somerset Council on the find. Its spokesman said: “Among the finds is a cemetery of currently indeterminate date,... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Dense fog warning issued by Met Officebe logged in. Forecasters predict visibility will be reduced to less than 100
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
be logged in. Forecasters predict visibility will be reduced to less than 100 metres in places when thick fog lingers in North Somerset. The Met Office has issued a weather warning which will be in place from 7pm tonight through to 11am... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Family and friends pay touching tribute to life of ‘wonderful’ former Weston-Mare mayorWeston since the age of nine. Wife Linda said Ken’s death leaves her with a ‘b
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
Weston since the age of nine. Wife Linda said Ken’s death leaves her with a ‘big hole’ in her life. As well as serving on North Somerset Council, Ken was made a charter trustee mayor in 1988 when he campaigned for the formation of a town council... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Malcolm causes a shock in county singles eventD Favis, B May, D Bailey 14-17; T Yeeles, R Wootten, G Webber, T Steer 11-30.
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
D Favis, B May, D Bailey 14-17; T Yeeles, R Wootten, G Webber, T Steer 11-30. It was a similar story for Saints in the North Somerset 4 Dimension competition at home to Portishead RBL. Barrie Forse won well in the singles, while Ken Uglow and... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Citizens advice bureau prepares for busiest day of year North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is expecting a ‘surge in demand’
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is expecting a ‘surge in demand’ for debt help later this month. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. January 31 is predicted to be... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Mare Race For Life entries openfor Cancer Research UK. The charity’s Weston event manager Brenda Scott said:
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
for Cancer Research UK. The charity’s Weston event manager Brenda Scott said: “January is the perfect time for women in North Somerset to commit to getting a little more active in 2018 by signing up for Race For Life and taking on a new fitness... Read more
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Weston Mercury
‘Considerable turbulence’ in leadership behind school’s ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted ratinga partnership with Burnham’s St Joseph’s Primary School and Nursery on January
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
a partnership with Burnham’s St Joseph’s Primary School and Nursery on January 1 and is working closely with the school and North Somerset Council to implement best practice. The education body commended the school’s safeguarding, praising the... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Police hunt flasher after attacks on women and girlsNews Four incidents of sexual assault or exposure have occurred in North Somer
Weston Mercury / Posted 12 days ago
News Four incidents of sexual assault or exposure have occurred in North Somerset village in less than 24 hours. The white man first exposed himself to a woman in Yatton High Street at about... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Policewoman sacked after racist rant calling gypsies 'f***ing scumbags'damage to the public's perception of her specifically, and the police service i
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
damage to the public's perception of her specifically, and the police service in general has already been done. PC Cadden was dismissed without notice at the Avon and Somerset Constabulary headquarters in Portishead, North Somerset, in... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Deadline to comment on plans for thousands of homes will pass this week – here’s how to have your sayBanwell. The deadline to comment on the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – which outli
Weston Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
Banwell. The deadline to comment on the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – which outlines where 25,000 homes could be built in North Somerset – is fast approaching. North Somerset Council worked alongside neighbouring authorities to create the JSP,... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Decision to be made on hundreds of new homes next to Locking Parklands sitesite Plans to build hundreds of homes and a primary school in Locking look set
Weston Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
site Plans to build hundreds of homes and a primary school in Locking look set to take a major step forward next week. North Somerset Council wants to build 700 homes on land to the south of Locking Head Drove, next to the 1,450-home Locking... Read more
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