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Nailsea residents meeting to discuss pylon plans

Overhead power lines are a cheaper option than underground ones. Credit: PA

Residents in Nailsea, North Somerset, are meeting this afternoon to discuss National Grid plans for an overhead power line between Bridgwater and Avonmouth, near Bristol.

The line will be rooted underground through the Mendip Hills - classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - but many residents want the entire 37-mile line underground. The National Grid says this would be too expensive.

This afternoon's meeting, at Nailsea Methodist Church, will be chaired by Dr Liam Fox MP (Con, North Somerset), the former Defence Secretary.

Nailsea 'win a shop' competition winner announced

The 'win a shop' competition aims to boost shopping in Nailsea Credit: ITV West Country

The winners of a competition aimed at giving high street sales in Nailsea a boost will be announced later today.

The Crown Glass Shopping Centre will be giving local people a shop free for a year. It's thought to be the first competition of it's kind in the country. More than 30 local people came up with ideas for the shop.


Mystery of the weekend fireworks solved

The category 4 fireworks seized. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

It has been a mystery to people in Nailsea.

For the last few weekends, Police have received reports of someone letting off fireworks in the town on Friday and Saturday nights.

Officers said noise from these fireworks has caused windows to shake and has woken residents up during the night.

Two off-duty Police Officers have now solved the noisy mystery.

A 27 year old local man has been letting off fireworks intended only for professional firework displays that require a licence to use them.

The man will be fined for possessing a category 4 firework in a public place.