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Bestselling author to visit Portishead Library

Bestselling author Rosanna Ley is visiting Portishead Library this month to talk about how she writes and researches her books. Her latest bestseller, ‘From Venice With Love’, is set in Dorset, Lisbon, Prague and Venice. Her beautiful descriptive writing evokes a real sense of place whether she is writing about an exotic location overseas or …
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Volunteers help plant 5,000 trees

More than 400 volunteers have braved the wind and rain to help plant 5,000 new trees across North Somerset. The trees, donated by the Woodland Trust, were planted over two weeks at 25 different locations in Weston, Nailsea, Clevedon, Portishead, Pill, Yatton, Locking, Wraxall and Wick St Lawrence. The planting marks the first phase in …
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Helping people across North Somerset

Services to help people across North Somerset who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol are set to continue following the award of a new contract by North Somerset Council. We Are With You, previously known as Addaction, have been providing treatment and support to adults in North Somerset who are affected by alcohol or …
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Free taster walks in Clevedon

The health walks scheme in Clevedon has teamed up with Sunnyside Surgery to provide free 30-minute taster walks during March and April. Anybody wanting to get more active is welcome to go along, find out all about the local health walks group in the town and meet some of the leaders. Walks will start at …
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Help to scale up creative enterprises in the West of England

A £1.3 million programme to help scale up creative enterprises in the West of England is looking for participants from North Somerset. Funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the programme helps creative businesses to overcome specific barriers to growth such as marketing, strategy planning or improving their digital footprint. Coaches and …
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Local author to visit Clevedon Library

Following a very successful talk at Pill Library and Children’s Centre, Bristol Radical History author Rosemary Caldicott will be visiting Clevedon Library to talk about the draconian workhouse system that housed the vulnerable poor, and in particular women and children. She will examine the history of the workhouse and the violent death of Hannah Wiltshire …
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Volunteers needed to lead health walks

More volunteers are needed to help lead the popular health walks in North Somerset. More than 6,000 people have enjoyed North Somerset’s health walks programme since it was launched over 12 years ago. The scheme relies heavily on trained volunteers to lead the walks that take place every week across the district. If you enjoy …
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A town reinventing itself

Weston-super-Mare is a town “reinventing itself for the 21st century” with “ambitious plans for the future”. This is the view of assessors who visited the town in November following a joint submission for Purple Flag status by North Somerset Council and the Weston Business Improvement District (BID). As a result of the assessment Weston has …
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Weekend closure of A371

A section of the A371 at Locking will be temporarily closed for a weekend early next month to enable work to be carried out on a new junction. The road between its junctions with Elm Tree Road and McCrae Road will be closed from 8pm on Friday 6 March to 6am on Monday 9 March. …
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World Book Day

North Somerset libraries loves World Book Day! The annual celebration of reading, books, authors, illustrators, and favourite characters runs from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 March and local libraries are inviting families to join in and share a story. In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading can happen …
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