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An evening of books, humour and stories

Join two local authors for an evening of books, humour and stories at Yatton Library next month. Mike Manson and Justin Newland will be talking about their writing and their latest novels at the library in High Street, Yatton on Thursday 5 September at 7.30pm. Mike is a graduate of Bath Spa University’s creative writing …
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It’s not too late to join the Space Chase!

Grab your space suit and take a giant leap into the library this summer! There’s still time to sign up for Space Chase, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in North Somerset’s libraries. More than 3,000 children have already signed up and are enjoying collecting special stickers as they read six library books during the summer …
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Find out how you could help change a life

Potential foster carers are being urged to come forward and find out how they could help change the life of a North Somerset child or young person when Fostering North Somerset hold two information evenings, starting later this month. The free events are a chance for people to find out more about becoming a foster …
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Standing up for care

North Somerset Council’s executive member for adult social care has backed a national campaign calling for a cross-party agreement to end the national social care funding shortfall. Cllr Mike Bell has backed the petition launched by Somerset County Council on the official Parliament website. Gaining 10,000 signatures triggers a formal response from the Government while …
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Sanditon showcasing North Somerset

No stranger to primetime TV appearances, North Somerset is set to hit the small screen again at the end of this month when it features in a major new Jane Austen adaptation heading for ITV1. Sanditon is an eight-part drama by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies with the first episode screened at 9pm on Sunday 25 …
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Council wins taxi licence appeal

A former taxi driver who allegedly behaved in an inappropriate way has failed to regain his licence at a crown court hearing. Erkan Kutuk of Saxby Close, Worle appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Friday (9 August) in a bid to have his taxi licence reinstated. But the appeal was dismissed and Mr Kutuk was …
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Owners ordered to restore derelict building

The owners of a derelict building in Weston-super-Mare’s conservation area have been ordered to restore it by North Somerset Council. The former Lynton House Hotel in Madeira Road has been empty for several years and has fallen into a state of disrepair. Nearby residents have complained of anti-social behaviour at the property, including trespassers starting …
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Residents urged to have their say on proposed town centre improvements

A drop-in session for residents and businesses to have their say on proposed improvement works to Station Road, Walliscote Road, Alexandra Parade and Regent Street in Weston-super-Mare town centre will take place later this month. Council officers and local ward councillors will be on hand to discuss proposed plans and answer questions at the event, …
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Site allocated for Baytree Special School expansion

Council-owned land in Clevedon has been allocated as a potential site for an expansion of Baytree Special School, as part of North Somerset Council’s wider strategy to provide more school places for children who have special educational needs. Currently Baytree Special School is the only school in North Somerset which is designated to provide education …
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A371 to close for footbridge demolition

The out-dated pedestrian footbridge crossing the A371 at Locking will be demolished over the weekend of 17 and 18 August. The bridge, built in 1965, does not comply with disability regulations and is coming to the end of its lifespan. To enable the demolition to take place a section of the A371 from its junction …
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