Remembrance events

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Portishead Sunday November 14: Remembrance parade and service at St Peter’s church. The parade will form on the High Street and Stoke Road from 9.45am and march off, led by the town band, at 10.20am, arriving at the church at 10.35am. Entrance to St Peter’s will be restricted in number to wreath-layers, standard bearers and [….]

Foodies flock to eat:Nailsea

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Further festivals planned in lead-up to Christmas Nailsea and Clevedon residents and visitors proved that they had a healthy appetite for gastronomic delights on October 9 and 30 respectively by flocking to the town centres in numbers for the most recent food and drink markets organised by the eat:Festivals team. Local food and drink producers [….]

Grab a £5 bargain in Nailsea for Fiver Fest

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Fiver Fest returns to Nailsea is currently running until October 23, giving shoppers the chance to bag plenty of bargains for £5, all in the name of supporting local businesses. This UK-wide initiative, now in its sixth year, is a free-to-join campaign run by Totally Locally, a grass roots high street organisation that has been helping [….]

Portishead Players mark welcome return with Tom Stoppard murder-mystery

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Portishead Players are back on stage after a break of nearly two years and, to launch their new season, they will be performing a fascinating, non-stop, play by the renowned British playwright Tom Stoppard. Take your seats, along with Moon and Birdboot, two theatre critics, as they arrive to watch a performance of a new [….]

Room for improvement

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Finding a new space has become a priority for Portishead Foodbank as Miriam Dunn discovers While going digital has enabled many organisations to look carefully at how they use their premises, space, or more accurately a lack of it, remains a topical issue for the team at Portishead Foodbank, as I discovered when paying them [….]

We’ll drink to that!

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Miriam Dunn talks to MARTIN THATCHER, fourth generation cider maker, Thatchers Cider, to find out what’s brewing down at Myrtle Farm What do you think are the drivers behind cider’s rise in popularity in recent years, given the fierce competition from other subsectors in the drinks market? The alcoholic drinks industry is indeed competitive, but [….]