Tyntesfield Estate in licence blunder

Tyntesfield House in North Somerset has been operating without planning permission for 3 years after an "embarrassing oversight" by staff.

Plans for new pylon route are unveiled

The controversial route for National Grid's new 400,000 volt power line between Hinkley Point C and Avonmouth has been published.

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Missing North Somerset woman

Nanine Ham from Banwell, North Somerset has been missing since Sunday evening Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from North Somerset.

24-year-old Nanine Ham went missing from Banwell on Sunday 2nd June in the evening.Nanine has distinctive short pink/red hair and is believed to have been drinking when she went missing.

She was wearing black leggings and a black coat and is described as white, 5ft 1 inches tall, and very slim.Anyone with information should call the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Families of abused pupils apply for compensation

The families of children abused by their teacher at a school in North Somerset have applied to the local council for compensation.

Primary school teacher Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely last year after he was convicted of abusing five girls, hile he worked at Hillside First School in Worle. Some were as young as six years old.

Claims have been received in relation to the Leat case and they are being handled by the council's insurers.

– Nick Yates, North Somerset Council

The head teacher in charge of the school when the abuse took place, Christopher Hood, has been banned from teaching indefinitely.

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Former head teacher banned from teaching

The former head teacher of a Primary School in North Somerset where pupils were abused by another member of staff has been banned from teaching.

Christopher Hood was in charge of Hillside First School in Worle, where teacher Nigel Leat abused children as young as six for up to 14 years.

Hood was warned of the abuse ten times. A professional conduct panel said he failed in his responsibilities and banned him from teaching indefinitely.

Former headmaster's life ban from teaching

Christopher Hood was headteacher at Hillside First School in Worle. Credit: ITV News West Country

The former headteacher of a primary school in North Somerset where pupils were abused by another member of staff has been banned from teaching.

Christopher Hood was in charge of Hillside First School in Worle, where teacher Nigel Leat abused children as young as six.

Hood was warned of the abuse ten times. A professional conduct panel said he failed in his responsibilities and banned him from teaching indefinitely.

North Somerset couple 'burn' £150,000 cigarette savings

Jerry Baker and Helen Wyatt with the burning cheque Credit: ITV News West Country

A couple from Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset has set fire to a cheque for £150,000 to represent how much money they've lost as a result of smoking for 30 years.

The stunt was all part of national No Smoking Day.

Jerry Baker and Helen Wyatt gave up a year ago and have already been able to pay for a holiday, computer and new car with the money they've saved.

Council's budget meeting tonight

North Somerset Council meet tonight to discuss budget proposals. Credit: ITV News West Country

North Somerset Council is meeting tonight to discuss budget proposals.

It'll have to make big savings after its central government grant was cut.

Overall, the council needs to cut more than eighty six million pounds over the next six years.

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Route of giant electricity pylons

The long-awaited route has been published today for a series of giant electricity pylons across Somerset. It comes after a series of high profile campaigns by protestors who'd argued they'll ruin the countryside.

National Grid wants to run cables from near Bridgwater to Avonmouth. It's announced one section will be buried underground. While that's been welcomed by some, others say their fight continues.

Map Credit: ITV West
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