PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 February 2019 Scott Mills scores North Somerset's second goal against Weston Archant North Somerset got the better of Weston in their Somerset Cup semi-final at Gordano Schoool to earn a place in the final at Taunton on April 7. Matt Mills scores North Somerset's first goal against WestonThe match was moved from the frozen Priory School pitch at late notice but both sides had plenty of vocal support for their derby.Without James Mosley and Rich Pugsley, North had Scott Mills and Charlie Dangerfield back in their squad and began well.Weston worked hard to put North under pressure, with both sides probing for openings during some finely balanced exchanges early on.And North took the lead when captain Lewis Francuz fed the ball to Matt Mills, who advanced into the D and fired a reverse stick shot past the keeper.Lee Chambers scores North Somerset's third goal against WestonSteve Proctor had to clear a dangerous Weston cross soon after, as Lee Chambers marshalled … [Read more...] about North Somerset see off Weston rivals in tough county cup semi-final clash
PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 December 2016 Mark Stroud and Matthew Macleod from the Terrence Higgins Trust with councillors Jill Iles and Jan Barber. Archant Two North Somerset councillors had blood tests to show their support for HIV Awareness Week. Cllr Jill Iles, assistant executive member for public health services, and Cllr Jan Barber, executive member for children and young people, visited the council’s MAVIS bus on November 23.The bus was parked in Princess Royal Square and offered HIV tests to the public.Cllr Iles said: “Knowing about HIV as early as possible is vital for managing your own health and preventing the risk of passing the virus on to anyone else.” … [Read more...] about North Somerset Councillors support HIV awareness
PUBLISHED: 09:17 01 February 2019 Vicky Angear The number of people diagnosed with diabetes is on the increase. monkeybusinessimages Hundreds more people were diagnosed with diabetes in North Somerset last year. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has risen by 899 in one year – an increase of eight per cent.There are now 11,180 people with the condition in North Somerset, says Diabetes UK.Diabetes costs the NHS £10billion a year – which accounts for 10 per cent of its budget.Support groups from Diabetes UK in Weston are working with teams in Nailsea and Portishead to educate people on the condition to try to reduce the risk of complications such as heart disease and stroke, foot and circulation problems and blindness.Barbara Harris, from Diabetes UK, said: “We all have the same aim – to support people with diabetes helping them to manage their condition so they avoid as far as possible the complications associated with … [Read more...] about Diabetes cases on the rise in North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 January 2019 Sam Frost A squirrel foraging in Weston's Grove Park. Picture: Joanne Martin/iWitness (c) copyright newzulu.com Keen photographers have been challenged to a competition by a village library. Congresbury Community Library, in Station Road, has launched a wildlife photography competition, challenging people to submit their best pictures of creatures from around North Somerset.People have a month to enter their most sensational snaps before they will be displayed in a two-week exhibition at the library where villagers will vote for a winner. There are entry classes for children and adults.A library spokesman said: “If you would like to enter a photograph in the village wildlife photography competition, hand it into the library with your contact details on the reverse before February 23.“All photographs will be on display in the library for two weeks and members of the public will be asked to vote for their … [Read more...] about Can YOU take a stunning picture of North Somerset’s wildlife?
The best secondary schools in North Somerset have been revealed by the Department for Education. Just six schools in the local authority performed at or above the national average. Backwell School maintained its crown as the best secondary school in the area, while Gordano School came in second for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, St Katherine's School has climbed into the top five at the expense of Clevedon School. The most recent set of exams mark the second year since the government implemented the Progress 8 measure which aims to give a more comprehensive look at how successfully a school educates its pupils, rather than just attainment. Today (January 24), the Department for Education revealed the secondary school league tables for 2019. North Somerset's Progress 8 score of -0.09 is just shy of the national average of -0.02. Meanwhile, the Attainment level was above the 44.5 average for the country, at 46.5. We also have details of the best schools in Bristol and South … [Read more...] about North Somerset’s best schools in the GCSE league tables