Explore historic buildings virtually

Explore historic buildings, enjoy free entertainment and hear stories about places in North Somerset during a week-long festival to celebrate local heritage.

Heritage Open Days is a national event to showcase places of historic and architectural interest, natural beauty spots, and reveal stories and history.

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New future for historic Birnbeck Pier

Lifeboats could launch from historic Birnbeck Pier once again as the RNLI looks to take ownership of the dilapidated Victorian site.

The RNLI is looking to return to the Grade II* listed pier and Birnbeck Island in Weston-super-Mare, which it first moved onto in 1882.

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Plans to uncover Iron Age hillfort

Plans to uncover the nationally-significant Iron Age hillfort overlooking Weston-super-Mare are moving forward.

Worlebury Camp has been hidden by trees for 200 years and this vegetation is causing damage to the Scheduled Monument, which is now on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.

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North Somerset’s full election results

The outcome of the general election is now known on a national scale but in case you missed North Somerset’s local results – here they are.

North Somerset is split into two constituencies – North Somerset and Weston-super-Mare.

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Are you registered to vote in the general election?

The election is fast approaching so make sure you are registered to vote so you can have your say in who runs the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the snap general election for Thursday 12 December – the first December election since 1923.

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Funding secured for Portishead Rail

The re-opening of Portishead’s railway line is back on track after the scheme received more than £31m of funding from the Department for Transport.

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The funding for MetroWest Phase 1, which includes the reopening of the Portishead to Bristol rail line, was announced last week.

It comes ahead of the submission of a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Government in July. Continue reading Funding secured for Portishead Rail