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"21.10.2016 16:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk SEE INSIDE: New food court at Sovereign Shopping Centre in Weston The owner of the Sovereign Shopping Centre has hinted at plans to extend the site and expand its retail offering, after confirming a new-look food court will open for business on Tuesday in the first stage of 'widespread improvements to It's a new look for part of the Sovereign Shopping Centre. See what it looks like before doors open on Tuesday.
"21.10.2016 12:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Change at Weston-super-Mare Football Club as new players arrive and others depart Weston-super-Mare head coach has today (Friday) announced two new signings and the departure of four players. Seagulls fans! Here is an update on some new signings and some departures ahead of tomorrow's match at Oxford City?
What do you think of the new arrivals and the players which have left?
"21.10.2016 12:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend It is starting to get cold outside but there are still plenty of things to see and do in Weston this weekend. If you aren't sure what to get up to this weekend then here are five things going on in Weston-super-Mare.
"21.10.2016 11:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk MP John Penrose pours a pint in Parliament for life-saving air ambulance Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose has arranged for Cheeky Chopper beer, which is brewed to support Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC), to be sold in the Houses of Parliament. MP John Penrose introduces the Cheeky Chopper to the Houses of Parliament to raise money for Great Western Air Ambulance.
"21.10.2016 10:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Worle Community School gives out more than 70 awards on Grand Pier Weston's Grand Pier this week hosted an awards evening for a Worle School, giving students the chance to celebrate their success and hard work. Students have celebrated their hard work and success on the Grand Pier.
"21.10.2016 09:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Increase in reports of 'horrific' crime in Avon and Somerset – but the number of convictions is down There have been more than 800 reports of rape in Avon and Somerset in the past year – but only 79 resulted in a conviction for the 'horrific crime', new figures have revealed. The number of convictions is going down but there has been an increase in 'horrific' crime reports.
"21.10.2016 08:05:38" thewestonmercury.co.uk 1,000 parents taught about maths at Priory Community School More than 1,000 parents and carers visited a Worle school last week with one aim in mind – to learn more about maths. 1,000 parents receive a maths lesson at a Worle school to build confidence.
"20.10.2016 16:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Behind-the-scenes at Weston-super-Mare Football Club Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind-the-scenes at a football club? Well, the Mercury has some exclusive footage of Weston-super-Mare Football Club's training sessions and managed to get a sneak-peek at how the team prepares for an upcoming VIDEOS: Check out our exclusive look behind-the-scenes at Weston Football Club. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/sport/football/behind_the_scenes_at_weston_super_mare_football_club_1_4743182
"20.10.2016 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Young Weston College businessman shines A Weston College student has been selected for Wessex Water's young people's panel. A young Weston College student secures a sport on Wessex Water's young people's panel. Read his story here.
"20.10.2016 14:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk D-Day war hero who received a Legion d'Honneur in 2015 dies aged 95 A war veteran who was involved in the D-Day landings during World War Two has died aged 95. A World War Two hero who was involved with the D-Day landing has sadly died at the age of 95.
"20.10.2016 13:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Magician celebrates 25 years of women being allowed into prestigious Magic Circle A magician from Weston has celebrated the 25th anniversary of women being invited into a prestigious international magic club. A Weston-super-Mare magician celebrates 25 years of women being allowed into the prestigious Magic Circle.
"20.10.2016 12:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Landlords needed to help Syrian refugees as homes cannot be found in North Somerset An appeal for homes for refugees fleeing Syria due to the civil war has been launched by North Somerset Council as it is struggling to find places for families to live. Can you help the council find homes for refugees?
"20.10.2016 10:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Sewage forced into the streets as drainage system fails to cope Two villages' streets are overflowing with sewage as their drainage systems are failing to cope. Langford and Churchill are overrun with sewage as the drainage system fails to cope. Read more here.
"20.10.2016 09:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare quilting shop opens in centre of town A fancy dress store has been transformed into a quilting shop in Weston-super-Mare town centre. A new quilting business has opened in Weston-super-Mare town centre. Read more here.
"20.10.2016 07:57:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Sheep needed urgent treatment for illness and injury as farmer caused unnecessary suffering A sheep farmer has been found guilty of animal cruelty, after his animals were left ill, injured and emaciated. The farmer has been found guilty of animal cruelty.
"19.10.2016 17:32:25" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk 'There were a few harsh words said in the dressing room': Head coach Scott Bartlett on Weston-super-Mare's latest defeat Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett endured another tough loss in his second match in charge of the struggling Seagulls as they slumped to their tenth defeat in a row at Ebsfleet United. Weston's head coach did not hold back in the dressing room after their 5-1 drubbing at the weekend.
"19.10.2016 10:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Survey results: 50-50 split on Brexit's impact on Weston-super-Mare's future People who voted for Britain to remain in the European Union (EU) believe Weston and North Somerset will be worse off as a result of the decision – but people in the leave camp say the opposite. Our survey showed a 50-50 split on what impact Brexit will have on Weston-super-Mare's future. Read the full story here.
"19.10.2016 09:17:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Giselle leaves audience on the edge of their seat at Bristol Hippodrome opening night A tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness and death is brought to life in Akram Khan's long-awaited recreation of the classic ballet, Giselle, which debuted at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Tuesday). We were at the Bristol Hippodrome last night to watch Akram Khan's Giselle, performed by the English National Ballet. Read our review to see what we
"19.10.2016 06:11:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Survivor speaks out: 'Support for child abuse victims vanishes in Somerset' A Somerset man who was sexually abused as a child has made an emotional plea for more support in rural areas, and says not speaking out did 'as much damage' as the abuse itself. A brave man has spoken out about how being sexually abused as a child has impacted on his life. But he says he did not get the support in Somerset. Do you think enough is being done to help survivors?
"18.10.2016 15:11:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise £30k to get Ryan home A Worle woman is making it her mission to raise £30,000 for a family to adapt their home so their brain-damaged son can live with them. Can you help this family have their son returned home to them?
"18.10.2016 08:31:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare dental nurse shares her experience in Uganda to 'encourage others' A Weston-super-Mare woman says she had the 'best but hardest experience' of her life after she took her day job to Uganda to help people in need. An inspiring story here about a Weston-super-Mare woman who just wanted to help others in Uganda. Read all about her story here:
"18.10.2016 07:35:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk Hundreds of jobs to be created at Dolphin Square Hundreds of people from Weston-super-Mare will be trained for employment in restaurants and leisure facilities when the third phase of the Dolphin Square development opens next summer. Hundreds of new jobs will be created at Dolphin Square. What else could be done by the council to create more jobs in Weston?
"17.10.2016 15:34:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: A370 partially blocked in Weston-super-Mare People heading into Weston-super-Mare this evening (Monday) are facing significant delays after a crash on the A370. One to watch out for this evening...
"17.10.2016 14:24:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Foodbank's carrier bag stock dwindles after 5p charge introduced Weston Foodbank is in desperate need of carrier bags, as the 5p charge means it is running low. The 5p carrier bag charge has had a big impact on a Weston charity. Can you help?
"17.10.2016 10:50:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Flooding 'possible' near Weston-super-Mare A flood alert has been issued for parts of the Somerset coast today (Monday) close to Weston-super-Mare. BREAKING: The Environment Agency says flooding is possible near Weston today.
"17.10.2016 10:40:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Street drinkers could be banned from Weston-super-Mare town centre Weston's authorities say they are working together to 'stamp out' the problem issue of street-drinking in the town centre. Do you think this will be enough to solve the problem?
"17.10.2016 09:49:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk Work to do for Weston-super-Mare head coach after big defeat to East Thurrock United Weston may have made a trio of signings this week but they were ultimately outclassed on the pitch as they were downed 5-1 away at East Thurrock United on Saturday. Weston may have a new head coach but their form has not improved after a big defeat to East Thurrock United.
"17.10.2016 07:46:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Enterprise development 'should help young people' The latest industrial developments in a Somerset town 'should help' businesses and young people, according to one of the area's councillors. Do you agree?
"16.10.2016 12:17:02" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Royal British Legion branch closes down after 94 years Congresbury's branch of the Royal British Legion has shut its doors for good, some 94 years after it was first opened. Will you be sad to see it go?
"16.10.2016 08:55:19" thewestonmercury.co.uk Worle Community School will be made 'one of Britain's best' Leaders at a Worle secondary school have announced their ambition to make it one of the country's best. Some aspirational plans here for Worle Community School. What changes do you think the school needs to make?
"15.10.2016 16:44:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Westhaven School raises £37k for new sports hall An Uphill school is well on the road to being able to fund a new sports hall after fundraising hits the £37,000 mark. Some great news here - the appeal to build a new sports hall at Westhaven School his hit the £37k mark.
"15.10.2016 10:16:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk Stranded walkers rescued by RNLI and Coastguards near Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat crews from Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea were called out yesterday evening (Friday) after three people were cut off by an 11-metre tide. The group was cut off by a large tide yesterday evening - but thankfully lifeboat crews were able to come to their rescue.
"15.10.2016 10:10:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Banwell bypass and new motorway junction planned for Weston A new village with 5,400 homes could be built near Banwell and Churchill with plans for a Banwell bypass and a new motorway junction. A Banwell bypass, a 'garden village' with 5,400 homes between Banwell and Churchill and a new M5 motorway junction are all in the pipeline. But what do you think of the plans?
"15.10.2016 09:29:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man raises £288k for anti-bullying charities by running 401 marathons A man who sold his house and gave up everything to run 401 marathons in a row for charity has completed his challenge – after battling a fractured vertebrae. We caught up with Ben Smith after he completed the 401 Challenge - which saw him achieve the incredible feat of running 401 marathons in 401 days.
Find out what he had to say here...
"14.10.2016 17:37:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police search underway for criminal thought to be in Weston-super-Mare Police are tonight (Friday) searching for a 21-year-old man, who is believed to be in Weston-super-Mare and is wanted for prison recall. Can you help police track this man down?
"14.10.2016 17:02:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk READERS' PICTURES: Autumn arrives in Weston-super-Mare The autumn weather has made its way to Weston and it has been perfect for the town's keen and talented photographers. We have some very talented readers who have taken some amazing pictures this week.
Here are just a few of the best. For your chance to feature in the paper and online, log onto www.iwitness24.co.uk and show us some of your images.
"14.10.2016 10:45:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Disruption caused after van overturned in North Somerset village A van overturned early this morning (Friday), which left a village road blocked. There have been a number of accidents this week and another vehicle overturned this morning in North Somerset. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/disruption_caused_after_van_overturned_in_north_somerset_village_1_4735832
"14.10.2016 10:15:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family issue emotional thank you after 'serious' accident in Weston-super-Mare The family of a woman who fell off her horse and cart and sustained traumatic brain injuries in Weston-super-Mare has thanked the emergency services for their quick response. The family of a woman who suffered 'serious' injuries after she fell off her horse this week have issued an emotional statement.
"14.10.2016 09:36:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car flips over on A370 in Weston-super-Mare Police and fire crews attended an accident on the A370 in Weston-super-Mare this morning (Friday) after a car flipped upside down into a lay-by. A car flipped upside down this morning in Weston-super-Mare.
"14.10.2016 09:31:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Children in Somerset 'do not get their fair share' says MP Wells MP James Heappey has this week challenged the Government on the amount of funding schools receive in Somerset. James Heappey has challenged the Government about the lack of school funding in Somerset. Do you agree there is a problem in the county?
Tell us by voting in our poll.
"14.10.2016 08:26:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two Weston-super-Mare doctors surgeries plan merger as GP services are 'under threat' Two Weston-super-Mare doctors surgeries are going to merge, it was announced this week, to ensure they can continue to deliver high-quality services. Two GP surgeries are planning to merge. Will this affect you? What do you think of the plan?
"13.10.2016 19:30:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk 4 of the best places to stargaze and get a spectacular view of the night sky near Weston-super-Mare Viewing the night sky is a great way to learn about the universe we live in. Here is our guide to the best places to see the stars near Weston-super-Mare. Feel like doing some stargazing? Here are some recommendations for the best places to get a good view.
"13.10.2016 17:01:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk POLL: Where will Scott Bartlett guide Weston-super-Mare FC to this season? 'Why can't we target the play-offs?' This was the question new Weston-super-Mare head coach asked this week, as he looks to help the struggling side get back to winning ways. Weston Football Club fans! Where do you think the Seagulls' new head coach will guide the club to in the league this season?
Click the link below and vote in our poll.
"13.10.2016 13:26:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family reaches £300,000 for Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of Mary Collard The parents of a Worle girl who died from bone cancer have now raised £300,000 in her memory. A phenomenal effort by Mary's Team Bones – £300,000 and still raising money.
"13.10.2016 09:31:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk LATEST FIGURES: Increase in rapes reported in Avon and Somerset A report released today (Thursday) has revealed the number of recorded incidents of rape in the area has increased by 48 per cent in the past year. A report has been released today which shows a 48 per cent increase in the number of rapes reported in Avon and Somerset. Why do you think this is? Are people more confident in the police?
"13.10.2016 08:51:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk Can you help Ellen get to Transplant Games to represent Team GB? A Locking teenager, who had a life-saving kidney transplant back in 2012, is hoping to go for gold at the World Transplant Games – but needs crucial funds to do it. Ellen had a life-saving transplant just a few years ago. She now needs your help to compete in the World Transplant Games.
Click below to donate and read her story.
"13.10.2016 06:37:18" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk How many GPs are there per patient at your nearest surgery? Use our interactive map to find out... Patient numbers are growing at GP surgeries across Weston-super-Mare while the number of doctors has remained static, the Mercury is revealing today. How many GPs are there per patient at your surgery?
You can use our interactive map to find out. Do the results surprise you? Tell us by commenting below.
"12.10.2016 14:51:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police search for 'Paul' to provide evidence in sexual assault investigation Police have today (Wednesday) revealed more information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Weston-super-Mare and are appealing for an important witness to come forward. Police are appealing for this important witness to come forward.
Can you help?
"12.10.2016 14:25:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk One lane closed on M5 due to accident There has been an accident on the M5 this afternoon (Wednesday). Watch out if you are travelling on the M5 this afternoon...
"12.10.2016 12:51:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ofsted gives top marks to North Somerset's schools – have your say Tens of thousands of children across North Somerset attend schools ranked as good or outstanding by Ofsted – but do you think the findings are accurate? Tell us your opinion of education in the area in our survey. Calling all parents! Ofsted thinks more than 90 per cent of schools in North Somerset are 'good' or 'outstanding' - but what do you think? Are you happy with your child's education?
Take part in our survey, and the results could feature in a future
"12.10.2016 12:35:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk HIGHLIGHTS: New era for Weston-super-Mare FC begins under Scott Bartlett in Ebbsfleet United match New Weston-super-Mare manager Scott Bartlett has put down the marker to the Weston players by making changes to their routine as he enters his second week in the job. WATCH: Match highlights from Weston's game on Saturday against Ebbsfleet United.
The Mercury also caught up with the new boss. Read his thoughts here:
"12.10.2016 08:25:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk Arrest after attempted burglary in Weston-super-Mare A police helicopter has been circling above Weston-super-Mare this morning (Wednesday) after reports of an attempted burglary. If you saw a police helicopter in Weston this morning, this is why...
"12.10.2016 07:39:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brand new homes in Haywood Village labelled a 'massive disappointment' People who have bought brand new homes in Weston-super-Mare's Haywood Village have been left 'feeling cheated' as they face living with faulty doors, kitchens and plumbing. New homes in Haywood Village have left people 'feeling cheated'. Have you had the same experience?
Read more by clicking the link below...
"12.10.2016 06:22:34" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Brand new homes in Haywood Village labelled a 'massive disappointment' People who have bought brand new homes in Weston-super-Mare's Haywood Village have been left 'feeling cheated' as they face living with faulty doors, kitchens and plumbing. New homes in Haywood Village have left people 'feeling cheated'. Have you had the same experience? Read more by clicking the link below.
"11.10.2016 17:07:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Accident causes build-up of traffic There has been an accident on the A38 which is causing congestion this evening (Tuesday). An accident is causing a build-up of traffic on the A38. Something to be aware of on your way home.
"11.10.2016 16:44:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk Date set for 'Weston-super-Mare's festival' – Hazy Days – to return to the town Hazy Days festival has been confirmed for a return to Weston-super-Mare next year, with hopes it will be bigger and better. A date has been set for the next Hazy Days festival. Are you looking forward to it returning to Weston?
"11.10.2016 12:26:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Talking News in search of a new home in Weston-super-Mare The Woodspring Talking News – a voluntary organisation which records audio versions of newspapers for blind people in North Somerset – is searching for a new home, as it looks like its current base could close. Can you help this group find a new home?
"11.10.2016 09:01:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk We have an update on the man involved in the accident on the A370 yesterday...
"11.10.2016 07:06:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk NEW FIGURES: More than 100 cases of physical assault in North Somerset schools in the past year Physical assault, verbal abuse and drugs and alcohol were some of the reasons for close to 800 pupils being excluded or expelled from schools in North Somerset in the past year. Are you surprised there have been so many incidents of assault, drug use and bullying in the district's schools? What do you think can be done to prevent it?
"10.10.2016 16:39:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk A370 closed both ways following serious accident near Weston-super-Mare There has been a serious accident involving a pedestrian and a lorry on the A370 near Weston-super-Mare this evening (Monday), which is causing huge traffic queues. Watch out for this on the way home. There has been a serious accident on the A370.
"10.10.2016 14:32:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman 'seriously' injured after fall from horse in Weston-super-Mare A woman has been airlifted to hospital this afternoon (Monday) after she fell from a horse and cart in Weston-super-Mare. BREAKING NEWS: A woman has been left 'seriously injured' after a fall from a horse in Weston-super-Mare.
We hope she is OK.
"10.10.2016 14:23:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 junction closed overnight for resurfacing Resurfacing works will take place on the M5 in Somerset tonight (Monday). TRAVEL: There will be closures in place on the M5, from 8pm tonight to 6am tomorrow.
"10.10.2016 13:01:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Missed appointments cost Weston General Hospital £5.9m - as 6,600 hours wasted Around 6,600 hours of NHS time has been wasted by people who miss their appointments at Weston General Hospital, at a potential cost of £5.9million. Thousands of people are missing their appointments at Weston General Hospital every year.
It is costing the NHS millions of pounds, and wasting hours of valuable time. What do you think should be done to stop people missing their appointments?
"10.10.2016 12:02:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk NEW FIGURES: Road accidents in North Somerset Almost a quarter of road collisions in North Somerset occurred in poor weather conditions over the past year, new figures have revealed. NEW FIGURES: Road accidents have often occurred in poor weather conditions in North Somerset.
"10.10.2016 08:25:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Creepy clown craze spreads with sightings in Somerset Following an almost-overnight phenomenon of people dressing up as clowns and jumping out and scaring people, it seems the craze has now spread across Somerset, with police issuing a warning about the potential consequences. There have been sightings of clowns jumping out to scare people in Somerset as the national phenomenon continues to grow.
But police have issued a stark warning to the
"10.10.2016 07:30:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Missed appointments are costing Weston General Hospital millions of pounds. Are you surprised by the figures? http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/missed_appointments_costing_weston_general_hospital_millions_1_4727683
"09.10.2016 12:55:54" Timeline Photos Lovely story here. A Weston volunteer is taking on the challenge of a lifetime.
"09.10.2016 12:01:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Parish to take over library from North Somerset Council Congresbury Parish Council has confirmed it intends to take on the management of the village's library in order to safeguard its future. What do you think about North Somerset Council's plans to hand over management of a village library?
"09.10.2016 10:31:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Who should Weston-super-Mare recognise with a blue plaque? The prospect of a blue plaque commemorating one of Weston-super-Mare's Olympic heroes has been greeted with support on social media site Streetlife. People of Weston! You may have heard one of the town's Olympic heroes may be honoured with a blue plaque. But we want to know who else you think should be recognised in this way?
Join in our survey by clicking the link below.
"09.10.2016 07:47:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Festival drama as crews called to tackle blaze at leisure park A village, which is hosting an annual festival throughout the week, experienced some unwanted drama after a fire broke out in a burger van last night (Saturday). There were dramatic scenes at a leisure park last night. Some great work by the fire service. Read more about the incident here:
"08.10.2016 17:06:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk MATCH REPORT: Much-improved Weston-super-Mare slip to defeat against Ebbsfleet United Weston-super-Mare's head coach, Scott Bartlett, was unable to get off to his dream start as high-flying Ebbsfleet United ran out 2-0 winners at The Woodspring Stadium today (Saturday). Read our take on today's match at The Woodspring Stadium. Did you go to the match? If so, do the Seagulls look better under their new head coach?
"08.10.2016 16:24:03" Weston FC lost 2-0 to Ebbsfleet this afternoon but their performance was good. Watch head coach Scott Bartlett's view of the match here.
"08.10.2016 15:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's largest cream tea raises £21,000 and counting for Macmillan Cancer Support The largest coffee morning ever held in Weston helped raise more than £21,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of a world record attempt at the Grand Pier on Friday. Wow! What an amazing total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. Can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"08.10.2016 14:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Government cash wanted to upgrade 'poor' science block at North Somerset school A North Somerset school has applied for planning permission to build a new two-storey block to replace one which is currently in a 'poor' condition. Churchill Academy has applied for planning permission from North Somerset Council to build a new two-storey science and food technology block.
Do you think it would be beneficial to the
"08.10.2016 12:07:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset youth club's fundraising plea for repairs A village youth club has set up a campaign to raise £3,000 to pay for vital renovations to its main building. This village youth club needs funds for crucial renovations. You can donate to the cause by clicking on the link below.
"08.10.2016 10:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mixed reactions after Hinkley Point C deal is signed at last Plans for a new nuclear reactor at Somerset's Hinkley Point have passed a key milestone, after contracts were signed by the Government and energy firm EDF – prompting mixed reactions. There has been a mixed reaction, to say the least, about Hinkley Point but contracts have now been signed.
What impact do you think the plan will have on Somerset?
"08.10.2016 09:05:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend If you are stuck for things to do this weekend, there are plenty of events taking place in the area. Happy weekend everyone! Stuck for ideas on what to do? Have no fear, we have a handy guide here of some of the best things going on in Weston.
"07.10.2016 17:39:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: September 30, 1966 – What connects Banwell to the 1960s space race? The space race was one of the key parts of the Cold War, and it even touched the lives of people living in North Somerset in September 1966, the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald reported. Here is the news from the month... Who would have thought the 1960s space race would come up in Picture Past? Some really interesting stories in this week's edition.
"07.10.2016 14:21:47" northsomersettimes.co.uk Dog causes delays on M5 in North Somerset There are reports of very slow traffic on the M5 this afternoon (Friday) due to a dog loose on the carriageway. Something to watch out for if you are travelling on the M5. We hope the dog is OK!
"07.10.2016 12:58:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk Have your say: Which shops should be built at Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square? Shops and businesses will be built beneath 200 luxury flats at Weston's flagship Dolphin Square development – and we want to know which retailers you'd like to see at the Carlton Street site. The final phase of Weston's Dolphin Square will include space for shops and businesses, it has finally been confirmed. But what shops do you think the development needs?
Have your say in our survey - click the link below to take part...
"07.10.2016 11:03:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ambulance service 'must improve' – CQC The ambulance service which covers North Somerset has been ordered to improve by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an inspection highlighted concerns over its safety and leadership. "We identified a number of areas for improvement. Our inspectors will return at a later date to check on their progress." The CQC has told the ambulance service it 'must
"07.10.2016 10:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman pronounced dead after being hit by a train A woman has died after being hit by a train near Uphill. Sad news to bring you this morning. Our thoughts are with the woman's family.
"07.10.2016 09:27:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Funds run out for Burnham-on-Sea town centre manager role Burnham-on-Sea will be without a town centre manager at the end of this month as funding can no longer support the position. Funds have run out for a town centre manager role. Do you think the position was a success? http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/funds_run_out_for_burnham_on_sea_town_centre_manager_role_1_4724265
"07.10.2016 08:32:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crews called to tackle caravan fire Fire crews were called to a caravan fire last night (Thursday), which is believed to be an accident. Crews were called to a caravan fire last night.
"06.10.2016 20:18:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk New counselling business opens in Weston-super-Mare An entrepreneur has opened her own counselling firm after years in the business. A new counselling business has opened in Weston for people who struggle with social anxiety and trauma.
"06.10.2016 19:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you support Yatton's Speedwatch team? A village Speedwatch group says it needs more volunteers to help monitor how quickly vehicles are travelling. A village Speedwatch group needs more volunteers - could you help?
"06.10.2016 19:00:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Person hit by train disrupts services near Weston-super-Mare A person has been hit by a train between Tauton and Weston-super-Mare causing heavy delays and cancellations to services. A person has been hit by a train which has disrupted services near Weston.
"06.10.2016 13:06:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk Major redevelopment plan unveiled for Weston-super-Mare Railway Station Weston Railway Station could be home to a multi-storey car park and new shops in the future as North Somerset Council's town centre regeneration programme rolls on – but not everyone in the town is happy about the development proposals. There are a number of new plans for Weston railway station. Do you like the idea of them?
"06.10.2016 09:28:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Former Arosfa Hotel now open for teaching at Weston College New images have now been revealed of the former Arosfa Hotel, in Lower Church Road, which has been transformed into teaching space and accommodation for Weston College's Law and Professional Services Academy. Teaching is now underway at the former Arosfa Hotel. You can see some pictures of the refurbished building here.
What do you think?
"06.10.2016 08:19:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk Food to be sold at Birnbeck Pier as North Somerset Council confirms building lease Hot food could soon be sold next to Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier, after North Somerset Council agreed to lease one of the structure's historic mainland buildings to the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust. What do you think of these plans for Birnbeck Pier?
"05.10.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Mayor Alan Peak will be hosting a charity Halloween party this year. Read more to find out how to get involved.
"05.10.2016 19:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Carer found guilty of assaulting a man with Down's syndrome A Weston-super-Mare carer is facing the sack after being found guilty of slapping a man with Down's syndrome in the face and punching him in the chest. A carer has been found guilty of assaulting a man with Down's syndrome.
"05.10.2016 18:37:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare charity's myth-busting mission to mark national Hospice Care Week One of Weston-super-Mare's best-loved charities is seeking to dispel some of the many myths concerning palliative care, which include misconceptions about payment for services and how treatment and support is provided. One of Weston-super-Mare's best-loved charities is looking to dispel myths that surround hospice care.
"05.10.2016 17:20:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk People in North Somerset are 'happier and less anxious' People living in North Somerset and Sedgemoor are feeling more satisfied with their lives and less anxious than they did five years ago, according to new statistics. Did you know that people in North Somerset are 'happier and less anxious'?
"05.10.2016 14:38:08" northsomersettimes.co.uk In The Dock The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between September 12-22: Time to find out who has been in the dock recently...
"05.10.2016 08:15:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman taken to hospital after two-car crash A woman was taken to Weston General Hospital yesterday (Tuesday) after two vehicles collided. Two vehicles collided on a town road and a woman was taken to hospital.
"05.10.2016 08:08:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after valuables stolen in afternoon burglary Police want to speak to this man after jewellery, a mountain bike and car keys were stolen during a break-in. Do you know who this man is? Police want to speak to him after expensive items were stolen during a daylight burglary.
"05.10.2016 07:35:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival set for big return Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival has been crowned the best food event in Somerset, and the organisers of the bi-annual event have now announced new additions ahead of its return in October. Are you looking forward to the Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival later this month?
"04.10.2016 14:25:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Museum recruiting volunteers to inspire love of history A history learning programme run by Weston Museum is expanding and needs more volunteers. Are you a history lover? Find out how you can help Weston Museum by clicking below...
"04.10.2016 10:15:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk Q & A: Exclusive first interview with Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett The Mercury revealed last night (Monday) that former Forest Green Rovers caretaker boss – and current head of youth – is the new Seagulls manager. Seagulls fans! You can the first interview with the new boss here. What do you think of his plans for the club?
"04.10.2016 08:52:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car slams into town store in early morning raid Police are hunting three men who crashed a car into a town store and stole a large amount of perfume and aftershave. Police are appealing for witnesses after a car slammed into a town centre store. Do you have any information which could help?
"04.10.2016 06:48:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk GP surgeries in Weston-super-Mare forced to fork out £1k a day for temporary staff The lack of primary care services in Weston has been described as a 'scandal' and has prompted the town's MP, councillors and doctors to team up to try to combat the issue. It has been revealed temporary staff can cost GP surgeries £1,000 a day. What do you think about the GP 'crisis' in Weston?
"03.10.2016 18:10:31" Timeline Photos Seagulls fans you have a new head coach.
Let us know what you think of the appointment and read all about the new boss
"03.10.2016 16:41:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Poll: Council repairs 11,000 potholes in two months – do you think there is still more work needed? More than 11,000 potholes have been filled in Weston-super-Mare and across North Somerset throughout the summer. Do you think the council has done enough to fix potholes in Weston? Or will you be spending your drive home from work tonight avoiding them?
Click the link below to vote in our poll and comment your views below...
"03.10.2016 13:45:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teenager arrested after car damage in Weston-super-Mare A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a vehicle after a spate of vandalism in Weston-super-Mare. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a number of cars were damaged on Friday. Can you help the police with their investigation?
"03.10.2016 12:34:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL: Road dip prompts three-day bridge closure Weston-super-Mare's Locking Moor Road will be closed for three days from today (Monday) so a 'dip' in the carriagway can be investigated. The bridge near Milton Railway Station will be closed for three days while North Somerset Council carries out investigations into a dip in the road.
Will the closure affect you? Let us know your thoughts on traffic in the area by commenting below...
"03.10.2016 12:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brexit survey: What impact will leaving the EU have on Weston-super-Mare's future? Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she will trigger Article 50 by March 2015, meaning Great Britain will begin the two-year process to leave the European Union (EU). What this will ultimately mean for Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset's future is SURVEY: Will Brexit be good or bad for Weston? Let us know your views in our survey.
"03.10.2016 10:34:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Grade II-listed hotel in Weston next in line to become new homes A former hotel in Weston could be converted into a series of flats and a town house. Do you think this is the right step for this old hotel?
"03.10.2016 09:01:01" Timeline Photos A company was found at fault for the death of a 46-year-old man who fell to his death from a roof at work. Read the full story here:
"03.10.2016 08:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare Sea Cadets honoured as third best unit in UK Weston Sea Cadets has been recognised as the third best unit in the country by the captain of the maritime youth charity. Weston Sea Cadets honoured by captain as the third best unit in the UK.
"02.10.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos A Burnham charity has been awarded a grant to launch new mental health courses for students.
"02.10.2016 15:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Town Council could get £7,000 for every house built outside town centre Developers creating new homes and other buildings in Weston-super-Mare town centre will not be forced to pay any contributions to the council under new plans. Weston Town Council could get £7,000 for every house built outside town centre.
"02.10.2016 14:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Learn new skills as new courses are launched at learning academy Bread-making, sugar-craft and art courses are being launched in Burnham-on-Sea. Learn new skills at the learning academy as new course are announced.
"02.10.2016 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Are you entitled to a discounted TV Licence? People from Weston-super-Mare are being urged to take advantage of a discounted TV licence. Could you be entitled to a discount on your TV licence?
"02.10.2016 10:02:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Doctors, dentist and pharmacy could be moved into one building in town regeneration plans Health services in Weston-super-Mare's town centre could be moved under one roof as part of the area's regeneration. Doctors, dentist and pharmacy could be moved into one building in town regeneration plans.
"02.10.2016 06:30:00" Timeline Photos You only have a few hours left to cast your vote in the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition. Voting closes at 10am today so make sure you visit our website and choose your favourite photos from January to December.
"01.10.2016 19:29:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk More than 160 caravans have been destroyed following a huge fire in Highbridge A fire which tore through a caravan park in Highbridge engulfed more than 160 caravans.
"01.10.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Burnham RNLI volunteers help to open the new B&M store.
"01.10.2016 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Axbridge Blackberry Parade floats take people back in time and into the future A Somerset town celebrated the past, present and future with parade floats and carnival rides last weekend. GALLERY: People arrived in their hundreds to enjoy the Axbridge Blackberry Parade.
"01.10.2016 16:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare footballer thanks young fan Weston Football Club's star striker has thanked one of his loyal fans for making him the cover star of the club's match day programme. A Weston footballer thanks a young fan for taking an amazing photo.
"01.10.2016 15:00:02" Timeline Photos A teenage water-skier meets the RNLI team who may have prevented her from being paralysed.
"01.10.2016 13:00:01" Timeline Photos Brent Knoll's scarecrow festival is a huge success with more than 40 scarecrows on display and multiple visitors.
"01.10.2016 11:00:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk Firefighters called to Oldmixon care home Firefighters from Avon Fire and Rescue were called to a fire at a care home in Oldmixon today (Saturday). Firefighters answer a call at an Oldmixon care home early this morning.
"01.10.2016 09:53:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston At Its Finest calendar competition: Vote for November and December's winning photo The time to cast your vote in the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition is coming to a close as the final month's go online. Cast your vote in the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition. You have until 10am tomorrow (Sunday) to cast your vote. Which photo is your favourite?
"30.09.2016 12:57:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Accident causes M5 traffic between Weston and Clevedon A lane on the M5 has been closed this afternoon (Friday) due to an accident – and traffic is slow because of people stopping to look at it. An accident on the M5 is causing traffic to build up.
"30.09.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Make sure you cast your vote in the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition. Today you can choose your favourite photo for September and
"30.09.2016 11:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Inaugural triathlon welcomed to Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare has played host to a middle-distance triathlon – which included a sea swim – and organisers grow the event to more than 1,000 participants during the next few years. Did you spot these great athletes when they took on a gruelling triathlon?
We love these pictures of the event. You can see more by clicking on this link.
"30.09.2016 10:20:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Jon Haile on Weston FC: 'Northmore had to go but now it is time to take the whole club forward' It has been a testing opening two months of the season for Weston Football Club, with a damning run of eight defeats in a row ultimately costing their manager of two years his job. It has been a tough start for Weston football club and now they are searching for a new manager. You can read an exclusive interview with caretaker boss Jon Haile here - as well as a few facts about the Seagulls' season in numbers.
Can they turn it
"30.09.2016 08:54:46" Timeline Photos We pride ourselves in answering life's important questions, so with that in mind... how do you eat your cream tea? Jam first or cream first?
"30.09.2016 08:04:50" Timeline Photos Make sure you go down to the Tesco's cream tea world record attempt for Macmillian. Head to the Grand Pier from now to 9.30am with your £1 and Mercury token in hand to enjoy a free cream tea, be entered into a prize draw and be a part of a world record
"29.09.2016 18:04:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk PC World and Currys merge in £1million shop revamp Weston's PC World and Currys have been merged under one roof, as part of a £1million refurbishment creating 12 new jobs. Have you been into the new shop yet?
"29.09.2016 16:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's star students celebrate University Centre graduation More than 500 University Centre Weston (UCW) students marked the end of their degrees at the weekend by throwing their mortarboards in the air to celebrate. Congratulations to all the University Centre students in Weston.
Can you spot anyone you know in our gallery?
"29.09.2016 15:31:01" youtube.com Weston Beach Race A quick look at the 2015 Weston Beach Race... The Beach Race is returning... Find a preview in the Weston & Worle Resident, free inside today's Mercury.
"29.09.2016 11:30:00" Timeline Photos There are only four days left to vote for your favourite photos for the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition. If you missed a day, don't worry - simply go onto our website and search Weston At Its Finest to catch
"29.09.2016 10:25:00" Timeline Photos “I was doing my reading for the course and working on a laptop in hospital because I didn't want the cancer to take my degree away from me.
“At times it seemed like an impossible task, but I received so much support from my family and friends and
"29.09.2016 09:15:01" Timeline Photos A man was injured after a collision with a car last night. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/man_injured_after_collision_1_4715998
"29.09.2016 08:29:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Urgent road closure due to dangerous wall An urgent road closure is in place in Weston-super-Mare due to a dangerous wall which poses a risk to the public. An urgent road closure is in place, starting today (Thursday).
"28.09.2016 17:40:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston General Hospital gets top marks for cleanliness and food Food, cleanliness and dementia care at Weston General Hospital have been rated among the best in the country in a patient-led assessment. Have you tried the hospital's food? What did you think of it?
"28.09.2016 14:18:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk Investigation launched after 'serious sexual assault' in Weston-super-Mare A woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault on her way home from Weston-super-Mare town centre in the early hours of the morning on Friday. Please share to help police find witnesses to help their investigation into the awful assault...
"28.09.2016 12:51:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'I wanted to die' – my 30-year battle with drink and drugs After a three-decade battle with addiction, which reached its nadir when she found herself injecting in front of her children in a blood-stained flat, Doe Patrick got much-needed support to get sober – and now she is helping others to do the same. This is such a heartbreaking and emotional story, but it is also a very inspiring tale...
"28.09.2016 11:53:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: September 23, 1966 In a story which may sound familiar to modern Mercury readers, councillors considered turning the tennis courts in Weston's Grove Park into a car park in 1966. Here is the news from 50 years ago, as reported in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald. Just a few old pictures to enjoy this lunchtime...
"28.09.2016 08:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston At Its Finest calendar competition: Vote for May and June's winning photo As we leave the warm weather of summer behind, vote for your favourite photo of Weston looking lovely in the sunshine. It's summer time for the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition – vote for your favourite photo for May and June.
"27.09.2016 22:27:33" Timeline Photos Weston FC fans! Had you forgotten what the winning feeling was like? Read our report of tonight's 7-0 win in the first round of the Somerset Premier Cup.
"27.09.2016 20:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 5 space events you can see in the night sky above Weston-super-Mare this autumn With things always changing down on Earth, sometimes we forget to look up at what is happening above our heads in the Solar System. But there are always fascinating space events to watch – and here is our guide to what you can see in Weston-super-Mare Like looking up at the night sky? Here is what you can see overhead this autumn...
"27.09.2016 17:10:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mercury reporter arrested for drink-driving Most of us will go through our day-to-day lives without being handcuffed and carted off in the back of a police van, but what is it really like for those who get nicked? Mercury content editor Briana Millett found out. Not your usual day in the office...
"27.09.2016 11:17:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mercury Quiz: How well do you know Weston-super-Mare - September 27 Test your knowledge in this week's Mercury quiz. Don't forget to challenge your friends on Facebook and share this quiz. Think you know everything about Weston-super-Mare? Take on this week's Mercury Quiz. Don't forget to challenge your friends!
"27.09.2016 09:28:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman dies in hospital following collision along A370 near Weston-super-Mare A woman has died in a road traffic collision near Weston-super-Mare, prompting police to appeal for witnesses. Some really sad news to report. Our thoughts are with the woman's family.
Did you see anything which could help police? They have launched a witness appeal...
"27.09.2016 07:54:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk VOTE: Weston At Its Finest calendar competition: Choose March and April's winning photos Spring has sprung and there are plenty of gorgeous sunsets and floral scenes to choose from for March and April. Vote, vote, vote...
"26.09.2016 16:51:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bournville police officers honoured for community work Two police community support officers have been recognised for their commitment to their neighbourhood. Congratulations to Kerry and Kylie for their prestigious award.
"26.09.2016 13:07:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk A 2.4-mile swim, 140-mile cycle, 26-mile run and £1,671 – man completes Iron Man charity challenge A Weston-super-Mare man spent a gruelling 12 hours and 54 minutes completing an Iron Man challenge for Children's Hospice South West – and he did it all in his pants. It took 12 hours and 54 minutes for Dan to complete this gruelling Iron Man challenge... in his pants.
"26.09.2016 11:15:00" Timeline Photos We hope those cats are okay! (Spotted by Nick Page Hayman in Langford).
"26.09.2016 10:15:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk Councillors vow to protect Birnbeck Pier as jetty demolition gets the go-ahead North Somerset Council has reluctantly agreed to allow part of Weston-super-Mare's historic Birnbeck Pier to be demolished, after it was battered beyond repair by ferocious storms at the end of last year. Birnbeck Pier will be protected, councillors say. But the north jetty will be demolished.
What do you think will happen to the pier over the next few years?
"26.09.2016 09:05:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Tackle Weston Beach Race's mighty dunes on foot in new 5km charity run Weston Beach Race will hit the town's sands for the 34th time this year – but this time around people will get the chance to tackle the course on foot before the bikes arrive. Will you be getting involved?
"26.09.2016 08:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston At Its Finest calendar competition: Vote for January and February's winning photos Voting has opened for the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition. From today (Monday), readers can choose the photo they want to be used for January and February in the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust's calendar. Cast your vote in the Weston At Its Finest competition. Choose which photo you think should appear in the calendar for January and
"25.09.2016 10:00:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Primal Scream hit the O2 Academy Bristol on new British tour Scottish rock band Primal Scream are back doing what they do best – performing live. Snap up your tickets for Primal Scream now.
"25.09.2016 09:58:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk Dramatic variations spending between Avon and Devon and Somerset fire services Firefighting helmets, torches and hoses are costing fire services vastly different amounts, with Avon Fire and Rescue Service often paying far more than its counterpart across Somerset and Devon. What do you think about the big differences in spending between fire services?
"24.09.2016 17:05:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Youngster sees drawing brought to life at Sand Sculpture Festival Isabel Jones, aged 11, has been picked from 5,000 children to have her drawing recreated as a sand sculpture. A lucky young artist saw her drawing transformed into a sand sculpture.
"24.09.2016 17:03:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk In pictures: Two-day Civil War re-enactment at Weston-super-Mare museum Visitors to The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare were met with around 100 soldiers, muskets and cannons at the weekend during a civil war re-enactment. Check out these impressive photos from the Civil War re-enactment.
"24.09.2016 10:55:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: English National Ballet ready to thrill in Bristol with Giselle – video The English National Ballet will be returning to Bristol's Hippodrome with Giselle. Don't miss out on your chance to win tickets to the stunning ballet Giselle.
"24.09.2016 10:49:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Friends rally to help parents of toddler Frankie who was born with life-limiting condition A couple whose son has a rare, life-limiting condition are 'overwhelmed' by their friends' efforts to raise money for specialist equipment to help him. Parents Tom and Hannah have been overwhelmed at the support given to their son. Find out how you can help at the next Fundraiser For Frankie.
"23.09.2016 13:12:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk Four care homes earn 'good' ratings from CQC Four care homes have received 'good' ratings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) this week. Good news all round here! Four care homes from the Mercury patch have been handed 'good' ratings by the CQC. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/four_care_homes_earn_good_ratings_from_cqc_1_4707862
"23.09.2016 10:31:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Film highlights 'fantastic' tales at Weston-super-Mare care home Residents of a Weston-super-Mare care home have made their big screen debut after two aspiring film-makers spent eight months recording exclusive behind-the-scenes footage in order to highlight a 'different side' to elderly people. A lovely story here about two aspiring film-makers. They wanted to highlight a different side to elderly people and showcased some great stories in a unique film at a Weston care home. The film debuted at The Bristol Old Vic.
Read more here:
"23.09.2016 09:02:19" thewestonmercury.co.uk Driver injured after car crashes into ditch A driver has received medical treatment after his car came off the road and landed in a water-filled ditch this morning (Friday). A car came off the road this morning and landed in a ditch. The accident left a man injured. Read more about the incident by clicking the link below.
"23.09.2016 06:42:21" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Police: Burglaries increase by 1,000 across Avon and Somerset There were more than 1,000 additional burglaries across the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area last year, compared to the previous year. Do you know anyone who has been burgled? Are you surprised burglary rates have risen?
"22.09.2016 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Wife of RNLI crew member goes into labour while watching husband rescue swimmer The wife of a lifeboat crew member from Weston-super-Mare was watching her husband rescue a swimmer when she went into labour. The RNLI were rescuing a swimmer, when one of the crew member's wives went into labour.
"22.09.2016 14:31:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teenager treated for head injuries after assault at secondary school Police are investigating an assault of a 15-year-old boy at a secondary school. The 15-year-old was treated in hospital before being allowed home.
"22.09.2016 14:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Grove Park survey launched in attempt to make it more enjoyable A Weston-super-Mare park is being reviewed in a bid to make it a more attractive place for people to visit. How would you make Grove Park better?
"22.09.2016 11:56:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk Deliberate fire at farm in Highbridge Firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have been called to a fire at a farm in Highbridge today (Thursday). Some great work from firefighters...
"22.09.2016 11:16:01" Timeline Photos A two-year-old girl was trapped in a car yesterday and fire crews were called to help.
"22.09.2016 10:17:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI rescue after men on inflatable dinghy risked being swept off to sea Two men in an inflatable dingy put themselves in danger of being swept into the Bristol Channel, and were helped by Weston RNLI. The men risked being swept off into the Bristol Channel.
"22.09.2016 09:09:36" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Fantastic' food festival attracts more than 30,000 people to Weston-super-Mare throughout the weekend Weston's annual food festival has been hailed as 'one of the best' by its organisers as thousands of visitors flocked to the town for the event. More than 30,000 people descended on Weston-super-Mare this weekend for the annual food festival.
It has been hailed as a 'huge success' and your votes helped decide which eateries went home with a Weston super food awards.
Re-live the weekend here
"22.09.2016 08:06:57" thewestonmercury.co.uk Can you help? Weston General Hospital scanner appeal needs people to get involved People raising money for a new scanner at Weston General Hospital are urging others to get involved in the fundraising effort. Your hospital needs you.
Will you do something to raise money for a new scanner?
"21.09.2016 18:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Roald Dahl: 5 things he said about Weston-super-Mare Children's author Roald Dahl was born a century ago and his tales, including James And The Giant Peach and The BFG continue to delight. But he spent his early school years in Weston-super-Mare, and his experiences may have shaped the books he would write Did you know Roald Dahl was educated in Weston?
This is what he said about the town and his schooling.
"21.09.2016 15:45:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Primark could 'completely change the outlook' for Weston High Street's future For years there have been calls for high street fashion giants Primark to open for business in Weston, but shopaholics here still have to traipse up to Bristol or run the M5 gauntlet to Taunton to get their hands on the latest trends. Did you know lots of smaller towns in the South West have a Primark store, but Weston doesn't? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
"21.09.2016 13:05:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk Academy announces 'tragic loss' of a student A Somerset teenager will be 'greatly missed' by staff and students, after their unexpected death yesterday (Tuesday). Incredibly sad news coming from a Somerset school this afternoon. Our thoughts are with the student's friends and family.
"21.09.2016 12:01:23" BFI A 100 year old slice of Cheddar. Gorge yourself on the Somerset village in 1916.
#BritainOnFilm This video is incredible. Cheddar Gorge as it was 100 years ago – parts of it haven't changed a bit.
"21.09.2016 09:19:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ambulance crews treat woman after A370 collision Police and ambulance crews were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A370 this morning (Wednesday). This incident is one to be aware of if you are travelling to Bristol this morning...
"21.09.2016 07:45:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police drug dealing investigation: Can you identify men from Crimewatch video? BBC's Crimewatch has put out an appeal to identify six men who are wanted for questioning in connection with an ongoing drug investigation. Do you recognise these men? The police are appealling for anyone who can identify the men to come forward after footage was released on BBC's Crimewatch.
"20.09.2016 15:09:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: Sister Act has the whole audience – including Craig Revel Horwood – on their feet The opening night of Sister Act was a rousing success, as the feel-good musical lit up the Bristol Hippodrome stage and received a well-deserved standing ovation. Craig Revel Horwood was a fan. We were too.
"20.09.2016 11:08:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mercury Quiz: How well do you know Weston-super-Mare - September 20 Test your knowledge in this week's Mercury quiz. Don't forget to challenge your friends on Facebook and share this quiz. Think you know everything about Weston-super-Mare? Looking for something to do on your lunch break? See if you can tackle our Mercury Quiz. Don't forget to challenge your
"20.09.2016 10:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you be Weston-super-Mare's next manager? Applications are now open as new caretaker boss is revealed Following the departure of head coach Ryan Northmore, Weston Football Club are now accepting applications for the post via their official website. Do you have what it takes to be Weston's new manager? Applications are now open for the post.
Find out how you could get involved by clicking the link below.
"20.09.2016 09:02:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: Shawshank shines on Playhouse opening night The Shawshank Redemption is commonly ranked among the finest films ever made, and so any attempt to migrate such a much-loved tale into a new medium requires plenty of courage and creativity. Thinking of seeing The Shawshank Redemption at The Playhouse? It certainly comes recommended after we saw it last night. Here is our review.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
"20.09.2016 07:56:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk Planning website slated as North Somerset Council says 'keep trying' North Somerset Council's leader has branded problems with the authority's planning website 'totally unacceptable', after weeks of problems prevented people from viewing and commenting on applications for new developments. Had trouble with the council's planning website? The answer is to 'keep trying'...
"19.09.2016 17:13:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk Environment Agency issues flood alert for North Somerset Parts of North Somerset's coastline are at risk of flooding this evening (Monday), according to the Environment Agency. Be careful near the seafront this evening.
"19.09.2016 15:40:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: Friend's heart-warming tribute to 'best mate' who died after being hit by car A musician from Weston-super-Mare has created a heart-warming music video dedicated to a close friend who was killed after being hit by a car last year. If your Monday hasn't been great, take a look at this heart-warming video created by local musician Harrisen Larner-Main OffIcial. It may restore your faith in the
"19.09.2016 13:06:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Dealers to spend three decades in prison Fourteen Weston drug dealers have been jailed for a combined total of more than 38 years, following a series of dawn raids in the town. They were all given individual sentences of at least two years in prison...
"19.09.2016 11:50:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Video: How giant sand art is created on beach A huge piece of sand art appeared over a Somerset beach this weekend – and this video shows how it was made. An amazing piece of art emerged on the beach at the weekend. Watch the video to see how it was created.
Great work by Simon Beck's Snow Art.
"19.09.2016 09:16:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Arrest made after attempted robbery of elderly man in Weston-super-Mare Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attempted robbery of a man in his 80s in Weston-super-Mare. The man, in his 80s, was threatened while sitting in his car...
"19.09.2016 08:36:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston General Hospital set for £1.4million investment Weston General Hospital will be investing £1.4million into a project which will improve one of its unit. Some more good news for Weston General Hospital...
"19.09.2016 06:20:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teen left man unconscious at kebab shop after kicking him in the head in 'serious attack' A teenager kicked a man in the head at a Weston-super-Mare kebab shop, leaving him unconscious and needing 22 stitches, a court heard. The victim fell to the ground, and the teenager kicked him in the face, leaving him unconscious.
"18.09.2016 17:58:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Hospice's plea after Weston-super-Mare fire Weston Hospicecare has issued an urgent appeal for donations after one of its busiest shops was badly damaged in an arson attack. Do you have any unwanted items which can go to help the charity?
It is in desperate need after an arson attack at one of its stores.
"18.09.2016 13:59:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ryan Northmore leaves Weston-super-Mare after eight losses in a row Weston Football Club have today (Sunday) announced the departure of head coach Ryan Northmore after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Division One South and West side North Leigh yesterday. Weston Football Club are on the lookout for a new manager.
It has today been confirmed Ryan Northmore has left the club after an eighth loss in a row yesterday in the FA Cup.
What do you think of the news?
Who would you like to see take charge of the
"18.09.2016 12:18:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Shoppers react to Tesco parking rules where people must spend £5 in store New parking rules at Weston-super-Mare's town centre supermarket may lead to more people shopping elsewhere, a Mercury poll has found. 68% of people said the new parking rules would stop them from using the Tesco store - do you agree?
"18.09.2016 09:06:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk Milton Road Cemetery trees will still be used for cancer treatment drugs A project using Weston-super-Mare's yew trees to produce chemotherapy drugs has proved to be a success, and will continue. This seems like such a worthwhile scheme for Weston Town Council to be a part of.
Click the link below for the full story.
"17.09.2016 20:58:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Readers' pictures: Weston-super-Mare at sunset In the last moments of daylight, when many of us are about to shut the curtains, Weston's keen photographers flock to the town's most picturesque spots, hoping to capture a delightful dusk picture for their album. There are some stunning pictures in this collection - thank you to all of our readers who send in their shots...
"17.09.2016 20:04:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man finishes his 374th marathon in Weston-super-Mare The end is in sight for a Weston Athletics Club runner after he completed his 374th marathon in Weston last week. We wouldn't want to do one marathon, let alone 401. But, that is what Ben Smith has set out to do and he completed his 374th marathon in Weston...
"17.09.2016 18:52:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Drugs, phones and dealer lists seized by Weston-super-Mare police A stash of drugs, mobile phones and dealer lists were seized by police in Weston this week. Contact details of other drug sellers were also confiscated in the raid, which could help police crack down on other dealers in the town.
Click the link below for the full story:
"17.09.2016 12:28:38" thewestonmercury.co.uk CCTV released after attempted robbery of elderly man at Weston-super-Mare Tesco A man in his 80s was threatened and asked to hand over his money in an attempted robbery in a Weston-super-Mare car park yesterday afternoon (Friday). Thankfully, a member of the public stepped in before a man in his 80s was robbed yesterday.
Do you recognise the man police wish to speak to in connection with the incident?
"17.09.2016 07:12:26" It looks like it is going to be a lovely day in Weston today - we hope you all make the most of the sunshine.
We will be down at Weston super Food Festival, so be sure to look out for us in between gorging on delicious treats!
"16.09.2016 19:20:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pensioner suffers stroke after being assaulted A pensioner who suffered a stroke after being punched in the face by a stranger has expressed his anger at the police after they failed to respond to his 999 call. A pensioner says police did not respond to a 999 call when he was assaulted.
"16.09.2016 16:17:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car overturns on A370 causing major delays There are two accidents on the A370 this afternoon according to the police. This one affects anyone heading between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol:
"16.09.2016 14:47:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAFFIC: Delays getting in and out of Weston-super-Mare after accident Traffic heading in and out of Weston-super-Mare is slow this afternoon (Friday) due to an accident. One to be aware of if you are travelling in and out of Weston today...
"16.09.2016 13:03:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man's jaw shattered in Weston after littering accusation A man was left spitting his teeth out in a Weston-super-Mare street after a single punch shattered his jaw – all because his attacker believed he was littering. A man was suspected of littering - and ended up with a shattered jaw.
"16.09.2016 12:07:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk In pictures: 'Phenomenal' art boosts Birnbeck trust's mission People in Weston-super-Mare showed their support for the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust by visiting the pier's second paint jam festival. Have you checked out the new artwork yet?
"16.09.2016 10:54:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk New sports pitches open in North Somerset village A new pair of sports pitches with artificial turf have opened in a North Somerset village this week. What do you think of the new facility? Will you be using it?
"16.09.2016 08:20:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man is left 'scarred for life' after battery engulfs leg in flames Man is left 'scarred for life' after battery engulfs leg in flames 08:00 16 September 2016 Grace Earl James Vearncombe leg burn A Somerset man has been left 'traumatised' and permanently scarred after an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket and set "It was horrendous – it was off-the-scale pain.”
Read James' story by clicking the link below.
"15.09.2016 11:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pantomime returns to Weston-super-Mare – oh yes it does! Pantomime returns to Weston-super-Mare – oh yes it does! 12:00 15 September 2016 Sheridan Robins Playhouse Panto 4of13 GE 160913 It may be three months until Christmas but Weston has already begun its preparations for the festive season, with the official Will you be heading to the Playhouse this Christmas? This year's pantomime stars John Challis. Read more here:
"15.09.2016 10:49:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Delight' as Government gives thumbs up to £18billion Hinkley C Councils and tourism chiefs in Somerset are 'delighted' after the Government approved plans to build a new £18billion power plant at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater this morning (Thursday), with Weston-super-Mare set to receive a 'significant slice' of The Government has given Hinkley C the go ahead this morning, which could have a big impact in Weston and North Somerset. What do you
"15.09.2016 09:37:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk Schoolgirl hurt after collision Schoolgirl hurt after collision 10:02 15 September 2016 Sheridan Robins Police stop~1 A schoolgirl sustained a head injury after a collision early this morning (Thursday). The accident happened outside King Alfred School, in Highbridge, and police and A schoolgirl was hurt after a collision this morning.
"15.09.2016 08:51:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Are you a budding photographer? Do you enjoy capturing images of some of the great events in and around Weston? Or maybe you have taken some pictures of the beautiful Somerset sunsets?
If so, we would love to see them. Your pictures could be featured in
"14.09.2016 16:05:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Birnbeck Pier jetty will be demolished BREAKING: Birnbeck Pier jetty will be demolished 16:47 14 September 2016 Grace Earl Birnbeck Paint Jam 16of17 GE 160910 Part of Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier will be ripped down after a council vote this afternoon (Wednesday). Share Comment Email this After a lengthy debate, councillors have decided Birnbeck Pier's north jetty is to be pulled down.
For a full report of the meeting, click the link below where you can access our live blog.
"14.09.2016 15:52:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk LIVE: Birnbeck Pier jetty demolition to be decided Join In LIVE: Birnbeck Pier jetty demolition to be decided 14:00 14 September 2016 Grace Earl Birnbeck Paint Jam 16of17 GE 160910 A decision on whether Birnbeck Pier's crumbling north jetty will be demolished is set to be made by councillors in A decision has been made on the future of Birnbeck's jetty. What is your reaction to the news?
"14.09.2016 14:04:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Heavy downpours could cause flash floods – Met Office Heavy downpours could cause flash floods – Met Office 14:49 14 September 2016 Sarah Robinson Stormy weather warning for Weston (Picture: David Winship). Thunderstorms may break out across Weston-super-Mare tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday, with the Met Watch out! There is a storm brewing...
"14.09.2016 13:08:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk LIVE: Birnbeck Pier jetty demolition to be decided A decision on whether Birnbeck Pier's crumbling north jetty will be demolished is set to be made by councillors in Weston today – and we will be bringing you live updates. LIVE: A decision will be made today on whether to pull down Birnbeck Pier's north jetty. Follow the council discussion live.
If you were able to vote, what decision would you make?
"14.09.2016 11:35:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Halloween fright night event scrapped A popular town event has been cancelled by North Somerset Council, it has been revealed, due to 'increasing costs' and the 'need to make savings'. Will you miss this event in October?
"14.09.2016 10:12:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: Tickets to The Shawshank Redemption at The Playhouse Time is running out to win tickets to see The Shawshank Redemption at The Playhouse in Weston.
"14.09.2016 09:01:00" The Weston At Its Finest calendar competition is now closed! Thank you to everyone who showed an interest and sent in their photos. Details on judging and voting are coming soon.
"14.09.2016 08:18:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could devolution detract from growth in area? Could devolution detract from growth in area? 13:00 13 September 2016 Grace Earl Weston Town Hall. Archant North Somerset Council has admitted it is concerned a possible devolution deal for the West of England could stall the region's growth. Share North Somerset Council fears the area will be left behind as a result of a devolution deal it chose not to be part of.
"13.09.2016 21:14:25" Weston's head coach Ryan Northmore spoke to the Mercury after their seventh defeat in a row. They lost 1-0 to Hungerford tonight.
"13.09.2016 13:19:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teen's event to rebuild family's life after fire An 'inspirational young man' has organised a charity football match to help his friend – and his family – get back on their feet after their home was destroyed in a devastating fire. Such a kind gesture by this teenager.
"13.09.2016 10:30:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: September 9, 1966 Picture Past: September 9, 1966 08:30 13 September 2016 09th September 1966 Edition 11 The pesky pigeons were still causing problems in Weston-super-Mare in September 1966, while the Severn Bridge also opened. Here is how the Weston Mercury and Somerset Do you remember the Grand Pier when it looked like this?
"13.09.2016 08:19:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Four teenage girls charged with Moor Lane assault Four teenage girls have been charged with assault after a 14-year-old girl was hospitalised in Weston-super-Mare on Sunday evening. BREAKING: Police have charged four teenage girls with assault in Weston-super-Mare.
"13.09.2016 07:33:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk The Beatles' autographs from Weston performance sold A rare set of The Beatles' autographs, from their time in Weston-super-Mare, have been sold. Can you correctly guess how much these autographs sold for?
"12.09.2016 16:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Tropicana Funland a 'great addition' to Weston-super-Mare Pop-up amusement park Funland @ The Tropicana closed this week after welcoming 'tens of thousands' of people to enjoy its thrills and spills over the summer holidays. It sounds as though there could be some great rides at Funland next year, if it returns for a second year...
"12.09.2016 14:38:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Charitable trust's grant gives Isabella, 3, 'freedom to explore' A little girl from Weston-super-Mare with quadriplegic cerebral palsy can now explore the world around her thanks to a new buggy. This little girl will be able to explore the world, thanks to a donated buggy.
"12.09.2016 11:35:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brexit boost for North Somerset tourism trade? Brexit boost for North Somerset tourism trade? 09:00 12 September 2016 Sam Frost Could Weston's tourism industry benefit from Brexit? Archant A faltering currency and increased uncertainty following the Brexit vote could be having a positive impact on Is leaving the EU having a positive impact on Weston's tourism?
"12.09.2016 10:09:36" thewestonmercury.co.uk Four girls in custody after 14-year-old hurt in Weston-super-Mare A 14-year-old girl was hospitalised after reportedly being attacked by four girls in a park in Weston-super-Mare last night (Sunday). Four teenage girls are in custody after an incident in Weston-super-Mare last night.
"11.09.2016 19:58:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk You know you're from Weston-super-Mare when… The town may have its quirks, but what makes you a true Westonian? See if you can relate to any of our top 20 reasons you know you're from Weston-super-Mare... Fancy some light-hearted Sunday night reading? See how much of a true Westonian you are...
"11.09.2016 13:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk £5k plan to combat village travellers £5k plan to combat village travellers 17:00 10 September 2016 ljubaphoto Berrow Parish Council has approved a £5,000 scheme to combat the village's ongoing traveller problem. Share Comment Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you A parish council has approved a £5,000 scheme to combat the village's ongoing traveller problem.
"11.09.2016 10:27:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk University Centre Weston-super-Mare improves in survey University Centre Weston-super-Mare improves in survey 10:00 11 September 2016 Weston College University Campus. Archant University Centre Weston (UCW) is celebrating after it was praised by students in the latest national student survey. Share Comment Weston College University Canpus has improved according to a new survey.
"10.09.2016 17:52:29" Timeline Photos Weston slipped to yet another defeat at home to Concord Rangers today. Read our report here.
What did you think of the
"10.09.2016 10:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend 08:00 10 September 2016 Eleanor Young A paint jam in aid of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust was also held last year. Archant Weston Hospicecare is hosting a Midnight Beach Walk along the seafront this Here are some ideas if you're stuck for things to do this weekend.
"10.09.2016 09:36:57" thewestonmercury.co.uk Rio hockey champion visits village team's busy open day Rio hockey champion visits village team's busy open day 09:00 10 September 2016 Olympic gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh at Winscombe ladies hockey club's open day. Archant A star player from Team GB's triumphant women's hockey team returned home to A Team GB gold medallist from Rio visited a North Somerset village this week.
"09.09.2016 18:31:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police make 'a number of arrests' after incident in Locking Road 'A number of arrests' were made in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Thursday) after an incident in Locking Road car park, police have confirmed. Police have made 'a number of arrests' following an incident in Weston-super-Mare yesterday.
"09.09.2016 17:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk History of the Weston Mercury office – in pictures The Weston Mercury office in Weston-super-Mare's Waterloo Street has not changed much from the outside since it was opened in July 1885. But inside, it has seen a huge number of changes with computers which took three people to carry, to huge printing Ever wondered how the Mercury offices used to look inside? Here are some pictures we've unearthed, largely from the 1970s and 1980s.
"09.09.2016 13:32:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Former Weston-super-Mare star striker returns to the club on loan Weston-super-Mare have today (Friday) announced the return of their former star striker Bradley Ash as the 20-year-old joins on loan from Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley. Bradley Ash returns to the Seagulls.
"09.09.2016 12:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk In pictures: New look for The Woodspring as carvery house is unveiled A carvery house has opened in Worle, after its owners spotted a gap in the market. There's a new carvery in town...
"09.09.2016 10:38:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk SATs results higher than average in North Somerset North Somerset has beaten the national average SATs results, despite the controversial introduction of tougher new tests by the Government. Good news for North Somerset as SATs results in the district are revealed to be higher than the national average.
"09.09.2016 09:41:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Praise for Hutton Moor Leisure Centre manager who saved grandfather's life A grandfather who collapsed while playing football in Weston-super-Mare would have died, were it not for the quick actions of a leisure centre manager. Amazing quick-thinking by Dave Gould to save a grandfather's life.
"09.09.2016 08:08:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston General Hospital's deficit reduced as £3.2m saved Weston General Hospital has beaten its own target to reduce its deficit by £735,000. Weston General Hospital has reduced its deficit by £735,000. Read the full story here:
"08.09.2016 19:27:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Restaurant dishing up fine French cuisine ready to open in Weston-super-Mare A French restaurant group will open its doors on Weston-super-Mare's seafront on Friday – offering fine dining paired with stunning views. Weston's newest restaurant – Bistrot Pierre – will officially open its doors tomorrow. Will you be trying it out?
Do you think its arrival is a good thing for Weston's regeneration?
"08.09.2016 12:17:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Jacob, 2, will finally walk after £75k fundraising total is reached A two-year-old Weston-super-Mare boy will travel to America for an operation which will enable him to walk for the first time, after his family successfully raised £75,000 to pay for the life-changing treatment. What a lovely story - little Jacob Baird will finally be able to walk after his family raised £75k to pay for a 'life-changing' operation.
"08.09.2016 08:44:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man charged after fatal North Somerset crash A 23-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following a Valentine's Day crash which killed a North Somerset teenager. He will appear before magistrates on October 10.
"08.09.2016 08:09:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk No free parking at Weston Tesco – unless you spend £5 Tesco shoppers in Weston-super-Mare will have to spend at least £5 in store if they want to park a car for more than 30 minutes. What do you think of the supermarket's plans?
"08.09.2016 08:08:44" Timeline Photos What a week it has been. Thank you so much for all your votes over the past seven days.
This is the final category and your last chance to vote for your favourite eateries.
Today is best newcomer. Happy voting!
"07.09.2016 16:55:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Avon and Somerset police recruiting 100 new officers Avon and Somerset Constabulary is recruiting more than 100 new police officers. Fancy being a police officer? Here's your chance.
"07.09.2016 12:38:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk Drug dealers behind bars after police investigation on Weston-super-Mare estates Two Weston-super-Mare drug dealers have been jailed for a combined total of 10 years after pleading guilty to drug offences. The pair were sentenced to a combined total of 10 years in prison...
"07.09.2016 10:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk VIDEO: The Beatles' autographs from Weston performances up for auction. The Beatles performed in Weston in 1963 – and autographs from their visit will be sold in an auction. Fancy a piece of Beatles' memorabilia? This one has links to Weston...
How much would you pay for it?
"07.09.2016 09:06:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare fire station's future thrown into question Weston-super-Mare fire station could be downsized or relocated after budget constraints cast doubt over the site's future. The future of Weston's fire station has been thrown into question due to financial issues.
Options include downsizing or moving the site. What do you think should happen?
"07.09.2016 07:31:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk VOTE: For your best independent takeaway in Weston food awards It is the penultimate day of voting and we are halfway through the week. So, what better excuse is there to have a takeaway? There is certainly plenty of choice in and around Weston and we want to know which independent takeaway is the very best. Make We are into the penultimate day of voting, so thank you for all your efforts so far in all the different categories.
We have had a fantastic response so far but we still need your help.
It is the middle of the week, so what better excuse is there to
"06.09.2016 11:33:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: Record breaking bank holiday Sunday in 1966 A sunny bank holiday weekend and the prospect of a new theatre in Weston-super-Mare made the headlines of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald on September 2, 1966. Here are some of its stories. Who doesn't love some news and pictures from Weston's past?
"06.09.2016 10:06:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset's 'good landlords and tenants' must be helped North Somerset Council received more than 750 complaints in a single year about poor standards of privately-rented housing – with issues ranging from damp and mould to condemned boilers and mice. What do you think should be done to improve the state of Weston's rented properties?
"06.09.2016 08:49:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare lose fifth game in a row but show signs of improvement against Wealdstone A battling performance from Weston last night (Tuesday) was not enough to halt the Seagulls' losing run as they went down 1-0 to in-form Wealdstone in the National League South. An improved performance wasn't enough for Weston FC last night. Read the match report here:
"06.09.2016 07:25:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk VOTE: For your best pub food in Weston food awards You guessed it! It is time for another round of voting and today (Tuesday) is celebrating a British institution - the great British pub. Where do you prefer to have a post-work pint and meal? Let us know which pub provides the best pub food by voting in Rise and shine! It is a new day which means there is a brand new category for you to vote for in the Weston food awards.
Today we want to know which pub in Weston, and its surrounding area, serves the best pub food.
Make sure your favourite pub
"05.09.2016 19:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 will be at a standstill without £2million congestion scheme Millions of pounds may be spent improving a major approach to the M5 motorway, as council officers warn there will be 'significant congestion' at junction 21 as more homes are built in Weston. Do you agree there will be standing traffic on the motorway without this work?
"05.09.2016 17:30:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Council: A 'larger' site is needed for Weston-super-Mare's children's centre North Somerset Council has confirmed it is searching for a new home for Weston's main children's centre, as the current location is now too small. Do you use Weston's main children's centre? Should it move to a bigger site?
"05.09.2016 16:47:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Junior doctors at Weston General Hospital will no longer be taking strike action later this month. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/junior_doctors_strike_called_off_1_4685095
"05.09.2016 16:06:38" Timeline Photos ICYMI: You can also vote in the Weston food awards for your best independent food business. There are now five categories which need your vote. We have a handy link to them all here.
Vote now or your favourite may miss out.
"05.09.2016 14:48:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Beach evacuated after suspected World War Two bomb found A Somerset beach was evacuated after metal detectors discovered a 'suspicious' object was found in the sand. A Somerset beach was evacuated after a 'suspicious' object was found. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/beach_evacuated_after_suspected_world_war_two_bomb_found_1_4684576
"05.09.2016 13:59:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare to travel to North Leigh in FA Cup Weston-super-Mare will travel to Division One South and West side North Leigh in the second round qualifying of the FA Cup. England's best knockout competition is back and your local team are in action in just under two weeks time. Find out who Weston-super-Mare AFC will face in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup here:
"05.09.2016 13:09:57" thewestonmercury.co.uk Appeal for witnesses after car crash Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a road traffic collision between a lorry and a car. Can you help the police as they investigate this car crash?
"05.09.2016 12:04:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Hospicecare shop in Weston-super-Mare is wrecked by 'pointless' arsonists Weston Hospicecare bosses say they are upset and 'disappointed' after one of the charity's shops caught fire when a donation of children's toys was set alight by vandals. Arsonists set fire to toys outside a charity shop.
"05.09.2016 09:24:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Worrying' figures reveal how many of North Somerset's girls are unhappy with their appearance Bullying and pressures on social media sites have left thousands of North Somerset's teenage girls unhappier than ever, 'desperately worrying' figures have revealed. Thousands of girls are unhappy with their appearance and struggling with anxiety.
What do you think can be done to help
"05.09.2016 08:07:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk Missing Weston-super-Mare man found A Weston-super-Mare man who was reported missing last week has been found. Police have thanked everyone who helped find missing Harrison Beynon.
"05.09.2016 07:29:19" thewestonmercury.co.uk VOTE: For your best breakfast in Weston food awards It is a new week - but that means the Weston food festival, and its awards, are edging ever closer. Today (Monday) the best breakfast vote opens. Whether it be a continental breakfast you prefer, or a full English fry-up we want to know which food Happy Monday! What better way to start the week then with a hearty breakfast?
But which is your favourite in Weston and the surrounding area? Make sure you vote ahead of the Weston super food awards later this month.
"04.09.2016 10:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Olympic fever hits Weston Hospicecare Weston Hospicecare patients brought a taste of Rio to the charity when they took part in a fun day hospice Olympics. An Olympic-themed day was held at Weston Hospicecare's headquarters.
"04.09.2016 09:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk VOTE: For your best drinks in Weston food awards Cider, juice, ale - these are all drinks the West Country are famed for and it is time for the Weston food awards to celebrate the very best. We hope you have all voted for your favourite restaurant, café and independent food business (don't worry there VOTE: for your favourite drink in the Weston food awards.
"04.09.2016 09:37:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crews extinguish motorway fire Fire crews extinguished a vehicle fire on the M5 last night (Saturday). A vehicle was on fire on the M5 last night.
"04.09.2016 08:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Charlie, aged nine, swims for Secret World A nine-year-old girl from Weston took on a challenging sponsored swim at the weekend to raise money for a Somerset wildlife rescue charity. Congratulations to Charlie on her amazing swim for Secret World.
"04.09.2016 07:59:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ian Ritchie Foundation holds 'astounding' car boot sale A car boot sale in memory of a Weston-super-Mare man who died after undergoing a double lung transplant raised £1,668. A great total was raised at an event in memory of a Weston man who died of cystic fibrosis,
"03.09.2016 20:53:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Concern grows for missing Weston-super-Mare man Police are concerned about the welfare of a missing Weston-super-Mare man. Police are appealing for help in the search for missing Harrison Beynon.
"03.09.2016 18:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Unfit' school buildings to be replaced in 'major scheme' A 'major scheme' to replace buildings at a North Somerset primary school which are in 'extremely poor condition' is due to take place. North Somerset Council is set to spend £30,000 to replace buildings at a primary school.
What do you think of the deal?
"03.09.2016 18:15:01" Timeline Photos Sometimes you have to sit back and remember we live in a beautiful part of the world.
(Picture: Mark Nash).
"03.09.2016 16:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare charity's last call for Midnight Beach Walk entries Weston Hospicecare is urging people to sign up to its Midnight Beach Walk event before it is too late. Fancy a midnight stroll on the beach?
"03.09.2016 15:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Worle Lions Club raises £2,500 at family fun day Thousands of pounds have been raised at a fun day organised by the Worle Lions Club.
Well done to all involved.
"03.09.2016 14:14:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Village at risk of congestion 'nightmare'? A housing action group says plans to build 24 homes on the edge of Congresbury risk turning the village and its surrounding area into a traffic 'nightmare' – and has called a public meeting to address the issues. New homes will lead to 'nightmare' traffic in Congresbury according to a group in the village.
Do you agree?
"03.09.2016 12:57:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Five minutes can save your life' says cancer survivor A mother who battled with cancer now wants to repay the charity which supported her. A cancer survivor is hosting a coffee morning to raise money for the charity that supported her.
"03.09.2016 06:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 5 things to do this weekend Stuck for what to do in Weston and beyond this weekend? We've got some ideas for you... How are you spending your weekend? We've got some ideas for you...
"02.09.2016 19:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Olympic champion to visit village hockey club Olympic gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh will return home to North Somerset – and you could meet her. You could meet an Olympic champion tomorrow...
"02.09.2016 18:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see a horror film at the Odeon... and find out what it is when you arrive Weston-super-Mare's Odeon is offering an exclusive evening of cinema – where you only find out what you are watching when you get there. Win tickets to see a film at the Odeon... and find out what you're going to watch once you
"02.09.2016 17:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Stars Of Time at the Tropicana Fans of science fiction films and TV programmes flocked to the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare to meet some the actors from their favourite shows. Fantastic costumes at this event.
"02.09.2016 16:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare hotel could be closed due to 'limited' financial resources A Weston hotel could be at risk of closure after the charity which runs it announced it could no longer afford to keep the facility up and running. “In order to keep the hotels open, we would have to divert funds away from other services.
“After careful consideration, we have decided that this would not be in the best interest of blind and partially-sighted people or the most effective use of the
"02.09.2016 15:14:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman, 70, suffers head injury in town centre fall Police and paramedics are in Weston-super-Mare town centre this afternoon (Friday) helping a 70-year-old woman who has fallen and hit her head. Police and ambulance crews are dealing with the incident in the centre of Weston. We hope she makes a speedy recovery.
"02.09.2016 14:32:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk GALLERY: Mendip Mower Racing Lawnmower racing proved the main attraction at a bank holiday weekend event which raised money and awareness for YMCA Somerset Coast. Only in Somerset?
"02.09.2016 13:28:39" Timeline Photos A 14-year-old girl was approached by a man in Weston. He proceeded to act indecently towards her. Can you help the police with their enquiries?
"02.09.2016 10:20:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk £1million roundabout work 'critical' to support new Weston homes More than £1million may be spent on improvements to a roundabout in West Wick, to accommodate thousands of new homes at Weston Villages. Will this scheme reduce congestion? Let us know on our poll.
"02.09.2016 10:05:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two taken to hospital after Weston-super-Mare RNLI rescue Weston-super-Mare's RNLI team rounded up a busy August by rescuing two people from the sea on Wednesday evening. Some more excellent work from Weston's RNLI...
"02.09.2016 09:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Only two weeks left of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust calendar competition. Do you want to see your photo sold across Weston? Find out how to enter here:
"02.09.2016 08:01:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk VOTE: For your best café in Weston food awards We are in the second day of voting for the Weston food awards and we are celebrating all things café. Today (Friday) is your chance to have your say on the best coffee and cakes around. There are still six more categories to come, but for now let us know It is day two of voting for the Weston super Food awards and we want to know what your favourite café in Weston - and its surrounding areas - is. Click the link to read more and make your vote count!
"01.09.2016 15:42:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare man jailed for dealing heroin A Weston-super-Mare drug dealer has been sent to prison for four and a half years today (Thursday). £7.7k worth of heroin was found in his rucksack.
Click the link below for the full story...
"01.09.2016 14:25:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Appeal after elderly dementia patient burgled in Weston-super-Mare A police investigation has been launched after cruel thieves stole money and tobacco from a dementia patient in his 80s during a Weston-super-Mare burglary. This must have been terribly distressing for the victim - please share to help with the appeal...
"01.09.2016 12:17:52" Timeline Photos Did you enjoy the bank holiday sunshine in Weston at the weekend?
It was a glorious few days and it also worked wonders for the town's top attractions.
You can read more, and enjoy some pictures of people enjoying all the town has to offer, here:
"01.09.2016 12:10:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Legal process started to remove travellers from Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns North Somerset Council has begun the legal process to remove a group of nine travellers from Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns. A legal process has got underway to remove a group of travellers from the Beach Lawns.
"01.09.2016 09:43:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI expects busy 2016 with more shouts than last year Weston-super-Mare's life-saving RNLI crews have already answered 45 calls for help this year – just three fewer shouts than during the whole of 2015. The volunteer crews do a really amazing job...
"01.09.2016 08:07:22" Timeline Photos It is just over two weeks until the Weston super Food Festival which means it is time to vote in the food awards. Throughout this week you will have the chance to vote from the shortlist - which has been decided by your votes in the Mercury - for a range
"31.08.2016 17:34:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 closure causing rush-hour hold-ups Commuters heading in and out of Weston-super-Mare have faced substantial delays today (Wednesday), after a motorbike crashed on the M5. The M5 has been closed this evening for the second time in just three days after a crash - causing misery for rush-hour commuters...
"31.08.2016 13:31:23" northsomersettimes.co.uk Slow traffic with M5 lane closed after crash One to be aware of if you are heading north from Weston-super-Mare this afternoon...
"31.08.2016 12:53:30" Timeline Photos You can now read more reaction to Weston College's latest multi-million pound development here:
"31.08.2016 11:09:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Police begin searches to find missing man Police have launched an appeal to try to track down a man who has been missing for more than 24 hours. Can you help the police find Simon Brown?
"31.08.2016 10:30:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk CCTV appeal after man's jaw broken in Weston-super-Mare town centre attack A man was left with a broken jaw after an unprovoked assault in Weston-super-Mare. Do you recognise this man?
Police want to speak with him in connection to an unprovoked assault in Alexandra Parade.
"31.08.2016 08:30:00" Timeline Photos Do you think Weston's police have been pushed to the brink?
"31.08.2016 07:08:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Unusual police call out as officers round up loose pig in Weston-super-Mare Police officers had their hands full at the weekend when they were called to round up a loose pig in Weston-super-Mare. This little piggy went to market, this little piggy ran away from home...
"30.08.2016 18:26:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Britain's Got Talent auditions come to Weston-super-Mare Open auditions for Britain's Got Talent will be coming to Weston-super-Mare next week. Do you fancy your chances as the next Britain's Got Talent winner?
There will be open auditions in Weston this weekend - do you know anyone who will be going along?
"30.08.2016 14:56:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk Big-name employers in town for Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair More than 1,000 job-seekers are expected to attend John Penrose's Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair next month, which offers people the opportunity to meet local and national companies and improve their employment prospects. Anyone looking for a new job or career advice may find help at this event.
"30.08.2016 10:49:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Consultation events to discuss library and children's centre changes People across North Somerset will be asked for their views on possible closures and changes to libraries and children's centres at a series of events next month. Will you be attending this consultation event? http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/consultation_events_to_discuss_library_and_children_s_centre_changes_1_4671721
"30.08.2016 08:13:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Popular cut-through road route closed for 12 weeks A popular cut-through in Weston-super-Mare will be closed for 12 weeks while essential work to replace 500 metres of gas pipes takes place. One to be aware of if you're driving around Weston in the next few months...
"29.08.2016 18:21:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Seagulls 'got what they deserved' as they were humbled 3-0 at home to St Albans City The bank holiday traffic on the M5 may have delayed this National League South clash at The Woodspring Stadium but there was no halting St Albans as three quick-fire first half goals sunk Weston-super-Mare and handed them a third defeat in a row. A day to forget for Weston as they were downed 3-0 on their own patch by St Albans City. Read our report here:
"29.08.2016 17:13:45" Apologies for the poor signal but here is Ryan Northmore's very honest interview following today's defeat.
"29.08.2016 14:01:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 closed due to car accident An air ambulance has just left the M5 following a road traffic collision between two vehicles. There is standstill traffic on the M5 after two vehicle were involved in an accident between J21 and J22. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/m5_closed_due_to_car_accident_1_4675821
"29.08.2016 08:48:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'All the right ingredients' to preserve Weston's 'Banksy effect' Twelve months on from Dismaland, 'all the right ingredients' are in place for long-term Weston success.
What do you make of the progress at the Tropicana in the wake of Bansky's
"29.08.2016 08:27:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk Daughter's charity challenge for 'incredible' Weston Hospicecare A Weston-super-Mare woman will be taking on a popular fundraiser in memory of her father, who died six months after being diagnosed with cancer. Will you be following Kelly's example by signing up to the Midnight Beach Walk for the 'incredible' Weston Hospicecare?
"28.08.2016 11:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Guide to health services in North Somerset on bank holiday As the busy August bank holiday arrives tomorrow (Monday), the number of tourists descending on Weston is expected to soar - but so is the number of people using its health services. Bank holiday weekend is almost here - read the guide to health service over this weekend: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/guide_to_health_services_in_north_somerset_on_bank_holiday_1_4664303
"28.08.2016 09:51:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI rescues injured water-skier An injured water-skier was rescued from the sea near Weston's Grand Pier yesterday (Saturday). Well done to Weston's brave RNLI crews for another superb rescue:
"27.08.2016 12:48:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crash update: Injured family in 'stable' condition A mum and her two young children who were hurt in a car collision are now in a 'stable' condition in hospital, police have revealed. More promising news today on the young family - including children aged just four and five - who were hurt in a serious road crash yesterday evening:
"27.08.2016 09:17:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Clare wins weight battle to take centre stage “I have always been a curvy girl and have often found it difficult to keep my weight down,” says Clare Hunter. Did you see Weston Operatic Society's Gypsy at the Blakehay this month?
The show was heralded as a huge success... but you may not know the story behind the star performer's journey to the
"26.08.2016 18:59:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bank holiday weekend: Things to do in Weston-super-Mare and beyond It is another bank holiday weekend, and there is a huge number of events you can enjoy in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area this weekend. Read on to find out how you could be spending the next three days – there really is something for everyone. There's a busy bank holiday weekend ahead - and we have the guide to help you plan it.
"26.08.2016 18:19:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman and children seriously hurt in collision A woman and two young children have been 'seriously' hurt in a collision with a car in Berrow this afternoon (Friday). Awful evening on the roads today - a woman and two children have been airlifted to hospital with 'serious' injuries after a second local crash in less than an hour:
"26.08.2016 16:23:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Road closed after man seriously hurt Police have closed a road in Weston-super-Mare this evening (Friday) after a man suffered 'serious' injuries in a car crash. Motorists are advised to avoid Kewstoke Road in Weston this evening - the road has been closed by police after a 'serious' accident:
"26.08.2016 15:01:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Burglary on high street Two people have been arrested following a shop burglary. Two people have been arrested.
"26.08.2016 14:11:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk High tide warnings as 19 people told to move away from seafront during stormy weather More than a dozen people risked their lives and faced being swept into the 'vicious' sea as strong winds and 8ft-high waves battered Weston-super-Mare's seafront over the weekend. Did you see the high waves at the weekend? There is more to come...
"26.08.2016 10:10:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Foul-smelling' beach find worth £95k? A father and son duo from Weston-super-Mare may have made the find of their lives after discovering a lump of foul-smelling whale vomit worth a potential £95,000. Have you ever found anything like this on the beach?
Or have you seen something like this... and then walked straight past it?
"26.08.2016 08:45:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk Team GB Rio success celebrated with free sport sessions in Weston-super-Mare Free sport sessions are being held in Weston-super-Mare to celebrate Team GB's success at the Rio Olympics. Have you been inspired by Team GB's Olympic performance? Perhaps you'd like to have a go at some free sport sessions.
"25.08.2016 13:58:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Winscombe family organise fun day for brain tumour charity A 'devastated' North Somerset family has rallied around a grandmother with a terminal brain tumour by arranging a fun day to raise money for charity. Got nothing planned this weekend? Pop along to this fantastic event for a worthy cause.
"25.08.2016 12:28:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Capture Weston-super-Mare at its finest for 2017 calendar The Mercury is this week teaming up with Birnbeck rescue campaigners to relaunch a photography competition where the winners could see their pictures featured in a calendar and sold across Weston-super-Mare. Do you want to see your photos sold around Weston? See how to enter the Weston At Its Finest calendar competition here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/capture_weston_super_mare_at_its_finest_for_2017_calendar_1_4670138
"25.08.2016 11:45:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: Tickets to Last Night At The Proms at The Playhouse One of Britain's best-loved orchestras will visit Weston-super-Mare for a rousing performance on Sunday – and you could be there thanks to our competition. Looking for something to do this weekend?
Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning FREE tickets to Last Night At The Proms on Sunday at Weston's Playhouse - but hurry, it closes later today...
"25.08.2016 11:34:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Stormy weather warning for North Somerset Brace yourself for a potentially stormy evening – the Met Office has issued a weather warning for today (Thursday). We don't like to be the bearer of bad news... but...
"25.08.2016 07:43:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk LIVE: GCSE results day in Weston-super-Mare Students from across Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages are waking up today (Thursday) to find out their GCSE results. Our reporters and photographers will be at schools across the area to see how they have got on. Follow our live blog It's GCSE results day, and we are bringing you all the results, news, reaction and pictures on our live blog:
Follow us throughout the morning for the
"24.08.2016 20:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brave seven-year-old cuts hair for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research A seven-year-old Locking Castle girl had her long locks cut for two charities on Sunday. A brave seven-year-old cuts her hair for the Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK. Read the full story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/brave_seven_year_old_cuts_hair_for_little_princess_trust_and_cancer_research_1_4669190
"24.08.2016 19:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Sky-divers hand over cheque in Jack's memory A mother and her friends have donated £10,000 to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in memory of her son Jack. Sky-divers raise £10,000 for Special Care Baby Unit. Read their story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/sky_divers_hand_over_cheque_in_jack_s_memory_1_4669476
"24.08.2016 17:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Future medics get hands-on experience Students across North Somerset have been given hands-on experience at Weston General Hospital. Future medics get hands-on experience. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/future_medics_get_hands_on_experience_1_4669512
"24.08.2016 16:08:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Vehicle accident on the A370 causes delays Fire engines and police arrived on the scene of a road traffic collision on the A370 towards the M5 motorway. Vehicle accident on the A370 causes delays. Take care getting home. Read more here:
"24.08.2016 13:03:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Mindless' Weston-super-Mare arson attack risked lives A couple's lives were put at risk by a group of 'mindless vandals' who committed arson in Weston. A couple say a 'mindless' arson put people's lives ay risk.
"24.08.2016 09:38:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk Culling badgers a 'complete waste' of time? Badgers may not spread tuberculosis to cattle through direct contact, according to new research — questioning the effectiveness of badger culls in the South West. Where do you stand on the badger cull debate?
"24.08.2016 07:55:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: August 19, 1966 Traders said the summer season had been the worst since World War Two, while there was a crime wave in North Somerset. This is the news from Weston-super-Mare in 1966. A heatwave - and a spree of lawnmower thefts - were the talk of Weston in 1966...
Click below for this week's Picture Past instalment.
"23.08.2016 18:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Schools lined up to join Priory academy trust A Weston secondary school has launched its multi-academy trust as part of its ambitions to lead other schools to mirror its high standards. Is this good news for education in Weston and Worle?
"23.08.2016 16:10:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 16-week wait for driving tests in Weston-super-Mare? Waiting times for a driving test in Weston-super-Mare are more than twice the Government target, according to Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) figures. Have you struggled to book your test in Weston?
"23.08.2016 12:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Gun and £292k found in drug dealer's caravan A drug dealer who stashed hundreds of thousands of pounds and a deadly handgun in a holiday caravan in Brean has been jailed for 10 years. A drug dealer who kept a gun wrapped in a red sock at in a holiday caravan has been jailed.
"23.08.2016 10:21:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Scanner campaign reaches 'incredible' £70k donations An appeal for new digital scanning equipment at Weston General Hospital has hit the £70,000 mark after just four months. An amazing result so far - but the appeal still needs help if it is to meet its £400,000 target for a new scanner at Weston General Hospital.
"23.08.2016 07:43:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two men jailed after Weston-super-Mare burglary 'betrayal' A Weston man has spoken of the 'betrayal' he feels after a former friend and an accomplice who burgled his house were put behind bars this week. The pair were sentenced to 16 months in prison...
"22.08.2016 14:02:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Someone will be killed' on narrow road in Weston-super-Mare A host of Weston businesses have joined forces to campaign for safety measures to be installed on a narrow town centre road which they say could 'kill someone.' Do you think drivers go too quickly down this road?
"22.08.2016 10:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'He shattered our family' and then went free - parents' anguish after Jason's death A 'shattered' Weston family have hit out at the taxi driver who 'never said sorry' for killing their son after seeing the man walk free from court. 'He shattered our family' and then went free - parents' anguish after Jason's death. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/he_shattered_our_family_and_then_went_free_parents_anguish_after_jason_s_death_1_4661369
"22.08.2016 10:09:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk Traffic at a standstill in Weston due to M5 accident Two lanes have been closed and Weston has come to a standstill following an accident at J21 on the M5. Traffic is at a standstill in Weston due to M5 accident. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/traffic_at_a_standstill_in_weston_due_to_m5_accident_1_4666287
"22.08.2016 09:58:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'He shattered our family' and then went free - parents' anguish after Jason's death A 'shattered' Weston family have hit out at the taxi driver who 'never said sorry' for killing their son after seeing the man walk free from court. Jason Westcott died after being struck by a cab driven by 43-year-old Simon Robinson.
His parents 'cry every day' for the loss of their son and say Robinson has shown 'no remorse' over his death.
"22.08.2016 09:02:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man rescued from car following collision A man was rescued from a car crash thanks to the help of fire crews. Man rescued from car following collision. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/man_rescued_from_car_following_collision_1_4665977
"22.08.2016 08:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Positive' beach huts here to stay after mistakes A blunder over the installation of Weston's seafront beach huts has been put right by North Somerset Council's planning committee. 'Positive' beach huts here to stay after mistakes. Read the full story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/positive_beach_huts_here_to_stay_after_mistakes_1_4660498
"21.08.2016 21:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cyclists raise £12k for charity A Weston man was joined by his friends to take part in an epic 300-mile cycle for cancer charity Penny Brohn UK. Cyclists raise £12k for charity. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/cyclists_raise_12k_for_charity_1_4660488
"21.08.2016 20:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston College students hoping for global success Two Weston College students have given themselves a chance of global glory after they sealed a semi-final place in a prestigious digital media competition. Weston college students hope for global success. Read their story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/education/weston_college_students_hoping_for_global_success_1_4660572
"21.08.2016 19:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Clean-up group launched in Burnham-on-Sea A new community group has been launched in Burnham to help keep the town's beach clean. Clean up group launched in Burnham-on-Sea. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/clean_up_group_launched_in_burnham_on_sea_1_4660635
"21.08.2016 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Mistrust' of council 'must not be ignored' A damning survey 'must not be ignored', according to a Highbridge councillor, after its results revealed a 'lack of trust' in Burnham and Highbridge Town Council. 'Mistrust' of council 'must not be ignored': http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/mistrust_of_council_must_not_be_ignored_1_4660570
"21.08.2016 13:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family's Calais caravan tribute to teaching duo Two former North Somerset teachers are being remembered in the Jungle Camp for refugees in Calais. Two North Somerset teachers are remembered in a refugee camp in Calais. Read their story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/family_s_calais_caravan_tribute_to_teaching_duo_1_4661378
"21.08.2016 09:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Rotary's charity dog day in Weston-super-Mare is fast approaching Weston Rotary Club is hosting a charity fun dog show next month and is urging the town to get involved. Weston urged to get involved with charity dog day. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/rotary_s_charity_dog_day_in_weston_super_mare_is_fast_approaching_1_4660695
"21.08.2016 07:38:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI and coastguard called out to find two missing people The RNLI and coastguard were called out to reports of two missing people late last night. RNLI and coastguard called out to find two missing people late last night. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/rnli_and_coastguard_called_out_to_find_two_missing_people_1_4665405
"20.08.2016 20:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury Something to brighten up this rainy day. Take a look at our readers' images as the sun shone over Weston-super-Mare: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/readers_images_as_sun_shines_over_weston_super_mare_1_4660726
"20.08.2016 19:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Library transfer details revealed. Read the full story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/library_transfer_details_revealed_1_4660386
"20.08.2016 17:18:33" Timeline Photos Weston lost 2-1 at home to Dartford today. It is their first defeat of the season. You can read our report here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/sport/football/weston_super_mare_taste_defeat_for_the_first_time_this_season_1_4665289
"20.08.2016 17:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI lifeboat crew wow the crowd at their annual open day. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/rnli_lifeboat_crew_wow_crowd_at_annual_open_day_1_4660714
"20.08.2016 16:11:54" Ryan Northmore live
"20.08.2016 13:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Sad' to see even Banksy could not save iconic Tropicana fountain An iconic fountain which stood inside Weston's Tropicana for more than 80 years – most recently as an eye-catching feature at Banksy's Dismaland – has been demolished. It is 'sad' to see even Banksy couldn't save the iconic Tropicana fountain. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/sad_to_see_even_banksy_could_not_save_iconic_tropicana_fountain_1_4661380
"20.08.2016 11:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston hospital welcomes 'new generation' of 60 junior doctors A new generation of doctors has begun work at Weston General Hospital. Weston Hospital welcomes a 'new generation' of 60 junior doctors. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston_hospital_welcomes_new_generation_of_60_junior_doctors_1_4661386
"20.08.2016 11:12:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk Possible delays on M5 following car accident There is residual traffic delays on the M5 following a two car accident this morning. Possible delays on the M5 following a two vehicle accident this morning.
"20.08.2016 09:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Amazing' response to Burnham-on-Sea spray jam festival Burnham's first ever spray jam festival attracted crowds of all ages to the town and was a 'huge success', according to its organiser. The Spray Jam festival in Burnham-on-Sea was a success. Read more and view the pictures here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/what-s-on/amazing_response_to_burnham_on_sea_spray_jam_festival_1_4660557
"20.08.2016 08:09:52" Timeline Photos It's been a year since our issue announcing Banksy's Dismaland hit the shelves (we know, time flies). What was your favourite part of the exhibition?
"19.08.2016 17:01:00" Liam Phillips' dreams of an Olympic medal crumbled yesterday after a crash in the men's BMX quarter-final. Read his emotional statement after the crash here:
"19.08.2016 15:40:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weather warning ahead of weekend storms The Met Office has issued a public warning ahead of storms which will strike Weston-super-Mare and the South West tomorrow (Saturday). Pleasant sunshine and temperatures topping 30C...
.... will not be heading Weston's way this weekend.
"19.08.2016 13:41:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crocodile found in fishing lake Tourists at a Somerset holiday park had a shock when a crocodile was spotted in its fishing lake today (Friday). Not quite the catch these fishermen were expecting...
"19.08.2016 13:18:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk Firefighters poised for roof collapse after 14-hour barn fire Firefighters remain on the scene of a large barn fire which started shortly before midnight last night (Thursday). Once again firefighters have been doing an amazing job, working through the night to tackle a barn fire.
Find out more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/firefighters_poised_for_roof_collapse_after_14_hour_barn_fire_1_4664444
"19.08.2016 12:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you help Weston-super-Mare project hit £6k fundraising target? A Weston not-for-profit organisation which encourages 'community cohesion' is hoping to raise £6,000 to improve its services. Could you help this Weston not-for-profit organisation reach their target? http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/could_you_help_weston_super_mare_project_hit_6k_fundraising_target_1_4660232
"19.08.2016 11:39:19" Timeline Photos This issue has been ongoing for 18 months but now it has been decided there will be no changes to Apex Park in Highbridge. What do you think of the
"19.08.2016 09:06:59" Timeline Photos Liam Phillips has been released from hospital after his nasty crash in the BMX quarter-finals at the Olympics last night. We wish him all the best with his recovery.
"19.08.2016 08:14:24" Timeline Photos What do you think of the proposed merge of these two medical practices?
"18.08.2016 17:16:02" Timeline Photos BREAKING NEWS: Burnham's Liam Phillips' Olympic campaign is over after nasty BMX crash.
"18.08.2016 16:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk A-level results: Churchill Academy celebrates 'outstanding' results Churchill Academy Sixth-Form is celebrating 'outstanding results' today (Thursday) after students collected their A-level results. Churchill Academy is celebrating 'outstanding' A-level results
"18.08.2016 15:35:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk A Cheddar teen's death leaves unanswered questions. Read more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/court/cheddar_teen_s_death_leaves_unanswered_questions_1_4660673
"18.08.2016 14:29:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations Kings of Wessex, Academy for retaining your 99 per cent pass rate at A-level.
Read out more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/education/a_level_results_kings_of_wessex_scores_99_pass_rate_1_4662544
"18.08.2016 13:14:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury Do you agree a Primark would be 'ideal' for Weston to replace the BHS store?
"18.08.2016 11:03:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 blocked and lanes closed due to fire Problems on the M5 this afternoon...
"18.08.2016 10:01:25" Timeline Photos Weston College has had yet another successful year, securing a 99% pass rate for its A-level students...
Find out more here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/home/a_level_results_weston_college_secures_99_per_cent_pass_rate_1_4661735
"18.08.2016 09:55:21" Timeline Photos Wow The King Alfred School, Highbridge! Congratulations on a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level. What an achievement!
Read more here.
"18.08.2016 09:30:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Has it really been a year already? Banksy's Dismaland opened in Weston 12 months ago this week.
For many of us, it feels like yesterday - but how much do you really remember about what proved to be the world's biggest art event of 2015?
Take our quiz
"18.08.2016 06:26:15" www.northsomersettimes.co.uk Roadworks to begin on A370 A large stretch of the A370 will be repaired over the coming days, with motorists warned to expect some disruption. Something to be aware of if you are heading towards Bristol over the next couple of days...
"18.08.2016 06:02:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Children go missing on Weston-super-Mare beach Coastguards and hovercraft crews were called to Weston-super-Mare beach yesterday (Wednesday) after two children were reported missing. Great work from coastguards yesterday after two children were reported missing on Weston beach.
"17.08.2016 19:33:48" Timeline Photos Burnham's Liam Phillips is through to the men's BMX quarter-finals. Read more here.
"17.08.2016 09:46:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston College A-level results day: What do I do after I get my results? The agony is almost over for Weston-super-Mare's students as A -level results day edges ever closer. The big day is almost here for Weston students and results day can be stressful. Luckily, we have something which may help parents and students get through it. Weston College has provided a handy guide to the day and what to do if it doesn't quite go your
"16.08.2016 22:11:01" Timeline Photos MATCH REPORT: Weston 0 Poole Town 0. Seagulls fans your team are top of the league. How does it feel? Can they keep it up? Find out how they played tonight
"16.08.2016 20:48:01" Weston 0 Poole 0 Ryan Northmore's post-match reaction live.
"16.08.2016 15:36:26" Timeline Photos Police have begun their investigation into the Weston St John's FC arson attack.
They say the fire 'could have had fatal consequences' and are appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around the site.
Read their full statement here:
"16.08.2016 15:09:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Parents warned after girl, 10, approached in Weston-super-Mare park Police are appealing for information after a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man in his mid-60s, who sparked an 'inappropriate' conversation and followed her home. A scary reminder for parents in Weston...
"16.08.2016 11:44:38" Timeline Photos BREAKING: Weston St John's fire started deliberately
Click here for the latest: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston_st_john_s_fire_started_deliberately_1_4659017
"16.08.2016 08:16:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk In pictures: Firefighters tackle severe Weston-super-Mare fire An investigation is underway into a serious fire at Weston St John's FC which saw firefighters work through the night. Did you see the fire at Weston St John's FC yesterday? Fire crews worked through the night to tackle the blaze.
Click the link below for the latest...
"16.08.2016 07:36:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Council's new powers to tackle 'nuisance' behaviour Greater restrictions on dog owners and a crackdown on 'intimidating' begging and cycling in pedestrianised areas could all be in the pipeline for Weston-super-Mare town centre if sweeping new legislation is brought in. The council wants to introduce public space protection orders to crack down on 'nuisance' behaviour. What do you think of the idea?
"15.08.2016 18:12:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police cordon set up as crews battle Weston St John's FC blaze Police are warning people living close to the ongoing fire at Weston St John's FC, on Weston-super-Mare's Bournville estate, to 'keep their doors and windows closed' until the blaze is under control. Police are advising those living close to the Weston St John's FC fire to 'keep their doors and windows closed', as fire crews remain on the scene fighting the blaze...
"15.08.2016 17:48:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk UPDATED: Major fire at Weston St John's Football Club An ongoing fire at a football club on Weston-super-Mare's Bournville estate is taking place inside a derelict building within the club's grounds – and is being fought by five teams of firefighters. WATCH: Firefighters are starting to hose the roof of the derelict building on fire at Weston St John's FC.
We will update this page as soon as we have more news...
"15.08.2016 17:14:28" There is a large cordon in place as firefighters continue to bring out more hoses to tackle the fire at Weston St Johns FC.
Updates will be posted here, as we get them:
"15.08.2016 17:08:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Major fire at Weston St John's Football Club A building at a football club on Weston-super-Mare's Bournville estate is on fire this evening (Monday), with more fire crews en route to the scene of the blaze. We will bring you updates on this as soon as we have them...
"15.08.2016 17:06:38" Photos from Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury's post Five fire engines and police are currently attending a fire at Weston St Johns FC.
We will bring you more as we get it.
"15.08.2016 13:27:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Latest Weston College academy building complete The new Weston College academy building, which will house the North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC), in Weston-super-Mare's Junction 21 Enterprise Area has been completed today (Monday). Another of Weston College's developments has now been completed. Read more about the new academy building here.
"15.08.2016 12:08:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Major changes set for Weston-super-Mare's bus network A number of changes affecting bus routes in and around Weston will come into effect next month. Don't be caught out when the changes take place next month...
"15.08.2016 10:13:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal after Weston-super-Mare arson An arson investigation is underway after youths used petrol to fuel a fire which damaged a property in Weston-super-Mare. Do you have any information which could help police?
"15.08.2016 09:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Rural crime costs Somerset more than £1m New research has revealed rural crime is on the rise in Somerset, despite the rest of the country seeing a fall in incidents. Rural crime is on the rise in Somerset. What do you think can be done to stop it?
"15.08.2016 07:53:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare 'need more supporters' as they look to move forward Weston-super-Mare may need up to 1,000 fans through the turnstiles every week to help achieve the club's ambitions, according to the club's chairman. Yesterday Weston-super-Mare AFC hosted a fans forum. After three wins out of three there was a lot to be positive about. But the Seagulls need more supporters. Will you be heading to The Woodspring Stadium this season?
"14.08.2016 10:06:56" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Sport bodies object to homes proposal Sport England and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have criticised a developer's plans to build 83 homes on Yatton Rugby Club's junior training pitches. Green space or housing? Which does North Somerset need more? http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/sport_bodies_object_to_homes_proposal_1_4653407
"14.08.2016 08:48:50" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Trop manager hired to turn it into 'iconic' events space A Tropicana manager is being hired to turn Weston-super-Mare's seafront venue into an iconic arts and events space. What 'iconic' events would you like to see held at the Tropicana?
"13.08.2016 17:25:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Enivornmental investigation after washing-up liquid prank turns river into bubble bath Bubble trouble...
"13.08.2016 16:30:29" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Young and helpless' owls are rescued from lorry Three adorable baby barn owls have found a new lease of life after being rescued by Secret World Wildlife and Rescue. Warning this post contains images of a cute nature...
"13.08.2016 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk PREVIEW: Welling United v Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare travel to Welling United in the National League South tomorrow (Saturday) hoping to make it a hat trick of wins in the opening games. The Seagulls travel to Welling United today. How do you think they will get on? Read our preview of the match here:
"13.08.2016 08:13:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Hospital radio station needs your help to get back on air A great little project, but it needs help. Can you or anyone you know help?
"12.08.2016 17:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Former Bristol Rovers striker finally available for Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare have finally received international clearance for summer signing Eliot Richards. Good news for Weston-super-Mare AFC fans. Eliot Richards has been given international clearance to play for the Seagulls.
"12.08.2016 16:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend The ever-popular annual flower show will be held in Weston-super-Mare Town Square this weekend, offering a variety of bigger and better classes than before. Stuck for things to do this weekend? We have a handy guide for you.
"12.08.2016 12:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man, aged 51, in dock over firearm incident in village pub A man accused of taking a gun into The Golden Lion pub in Wrington intending to endanger life has appeared in court. A man has appeared in the dock over a shooting in the village pub.
"12.08.2016 11:04:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk What do you want to replace BHS in Weston-super-Mare High Street? After the recent collapse of BHS, a large building has been vacated in Weston-super-Mare High Street. We want to know what you would like to replace it. What do you want to replace BHS in Weston-super-Mare High Street? Get involved with the discussion.
"12.08.2016 10:17:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Warning issued over 'toy guns' A 'false alarm' in Weston-super-Mare in which a 'shotgun' and 'machine gun' were spotted - and shots were heard - has prompted Avon and Somerset police to issue a warning to owners of toy guns. A warning has been issued after a 'false alarm' involving what was thought to be a gun shot in Weston.
"12.08.2016 09:46:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk NEW: Latest from Weston College's Winter Gardens development Weston College's Winter Gardens development is well underway and the construction company has now put up hoarding, complete with the brand new University Centre logo. Here is the latest news about the Winter Gardens development. Hoarding is now up - with a brand new logo. Read more here:
"12.08.2016 08:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Celebrities support charity golf day that raised more than £12,000 Sixteen sporting celebrities including former Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson and Somerset's ex-England cricketer Andy Caddick visited Weston-super-Mare Golf Club to raise more than £12,000 for the Royal Marines charity. Celebrities support charity golf day that raised more than £12,000.
"12.08.2016 08:01:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk No answers for family about why teenager crashed car in fatal accident The reason why a 17-year-old girl crashed her car in a fatal accident near Weston-super-Mare will never be known, an inquest has heard. The parents of Fiona Braidwood will sadly never know why she crashed her car in Wolvershill Road.
"11.08.2016 15:13:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Bristol Airport passenger jailed after EasyJet plane death threat He was sentenced to eight months in prison...
"11.08.2016 13:58:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Seagulls get off to a flying start Weston made it back-to-back wins in the National League South for the first time since 2008, holding on for a 1-2 victory against Bath City at Twerton Park. Fantastic result for Weston on Tuesday evening, check out our match report featuring video highlights courtesy of Weston-super-Mare AFC.
"11.08.2016 12:43:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Somerset's Olympic hopeful is on his way to Rio Somerset's Olympic hopeful, Liam Phillips, is on his way to Rio ahead of the men's individual BMX event. Good luck to Burnham's Liam Phillips. He is on his way to Rio ahead of the men's individual BMX event. Read his story here:
"11.08.2016 12:06:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk Petition launched against charity thief's 'lenient' sentence A Somerset woman has launched a petition calling for the review of the sentence given to a Cheddar funeral director, who avoided jail despite stealing thousands of pounds donated to charities by grieving families during a three-year scam. A petition has been launched against a thief's 'lenient' sentence.
"11.08.2016 12:03:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston College principal awarded third doctorate Weston College's principal has been awarded a third doctorate – this time in education. Congratulations to Weston College's principal Dr Paul Phillips. He has been awarded a third doctorate as a result of his work at the college.
"11.08.2016 10:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Inadequate' CQC rating leads to closure of Highbridge care home A North Somerset care home where people 'had not been kept safe' has been closed this week after receiving an 'inadequate' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A Highbridge care home has been closed this week after it was found to be 'inadequate.'
"11.08.2016 10:05:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Blackford barn fire started 'accidentally' Fire crews from across Somerset and Devon have successfully managed to put out a huge barn fire in a Somerset village this morning (Thursday). Update on the huge fire we reported on earlier.
"11.08.2016 08:56:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Major fire ongoing in Somerset village Fire crews from across the South West are battling to put out a huge fire in Somerset this morning (Thursday). Fire crews are still working to put the blaze out - we will bring you updates throughout the day.
"11.08.2016 08:15:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Investigation launched after man falls from hospital window Weston General Hospital is investigating how one of its patients was able to remove a safety grill from a window, climb out and fall. An investigation is underway after a patient fell from a hospital window.
"10.08.2016 15:45:49" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Seagulls get off to a flying start Weston made it back-to-back wins in the National League South for the first time since 2008, holding on for a 1-2 victory against Bath City at Twerton Park. Read our report from Weston's Somerset derby win over Bath City last night.
"10.08.2016 13:35:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk NEW: Look inside the former Arosfa Hotel as Weston College's development continues New images have been released of phase one of Weston College's Law and Professional Services Academy, which will provide teaching space and accommodation at the former Arosfa Hotel in Lower Church Road. GALLERY: Take a look at the progress of Weston College's development of the former Arosfa Hotel.
"10.08.2016 13:26:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Councillors to debate beach huts and Oldmixon Road housing Weston-super-Mare's 24 contentious beach huts and a developer's bid to build 150 homes on the town's outskirts will be debated by North Somerset Council this afternoon (Wednesday). These applications are up for debate today - including the beach huts.
"10.08.2016 12:32:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Uphill Manor could take three years to restore after fire The devastated owners of Uphill Manor, which went up in flames last week, say it could take three years to restore it to its former glory. Sad news for the owners of Uphill Manor, as it could take three years to restore following the fire last week.
"10.08.2016 11:32:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Fifth-place finish for North Somerset gymnast at Rio Olympics North Somerset gymnast Ruby Harrold helped her teammates secure a historic fifth-place finish in the all-round team final at the Rio Olympics last night (Tuesday). North Somerset's own Ruby Harrold competed at the #RioOlympics last night. Here is how she got on...
"10.08.2016 10:19:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Father comes to baby's rescue after dog bite attack A family's day out in Weston-super-Mare ended in horror after a dad was forced to wrench a dog's jaws from his 14-month-old daughter's hand. Abbiegale, aged 14 months, required hospital treatment after the incident and has been suffering from nightmares ever since...
"10.08.2016 09:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Rare' rescued dolphin dies overnight Despite the best efforts from Burnham-on-Sea's Area Rescue Boat (BARB) and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), a dolphin which was rescued yesterday (Tuesday) has died overnight. Some sad news to bring you after yesterday's dolphin rescue.
"10.08.2016 09:01:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cyclist hospitalised after crash near Weston-super-Mare A cyclist was taken to hospital last night (Tuesday) after a collision with a car in Worle. Fire crews provided emergency first aid to the cyclist...
"10.08.2016 08:05:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAFFIC: Delays after M5 accident Anyone travelling on the M5 south of Weston-super-Mare this morning (Wednesday) is advised to leave extra time for their journey following an accident. One to watch out for this morning...
"09.08.2016 20:55:43" Bath City 1-2 Weston - Ryan Northmore live
"09.08.2016 16:59:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI rescue dolphin stranded on Burnham-on-Sea beach The RNLI has rescued a dolphin stranded on a beach in Burnham-on-Sea today (Tuesday). Amazing work by the RNLI.
"09.08.2016 10:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Exciting' 10k jobs to come with Weston-super-Mare's new homes? More than 10,000 jobs are set to be created in Weston during the next 10 years, in a move which has been described as an 'optimistic' indication of the town's bright future. More than 10,000 jobs are set to be created in Weston as thousands of new homes are built in the area.
What sort of jobs do you think the area needs?
"09.08.2016 09:00:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police name alleged gunman in pub shooting He is due to appear in court today...
"09.08.2016 08:41:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two Weston-super-Mare fires started 'deliberately' Fire crews were called to two separate fires in Weston-super-Mare overnight – both of which are believed to have been started on purpose. If you saw fire engines in Weston late last night, this is why...
"09.08.2016 06:04:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Roads near Weston-super-Mare set to close for repairs An £800,000 programme of surface dressing – which helps to prevent potholes – will take place across 26 miles of North Somerset's roads this month. Roadworks are coming. Here are the closures you should be aware of...
"08.08.2016 20:28:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare man speaks after fire ordeal A man from Weston has told of his 'horror' after his face and upper body were set alight after a fire in his garden went wrong. A Weston man has warned of the dangers of petrol and fire after his body was set alight in his garden.
"08.08.2016 18:59:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk 10 ways to be active in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset Sport-lovers can take part in a whole range of activities in North Somerset and Weston-super-Mare, from golf to laser quest, and cycling and watersports. Here our are 10 ideas for how to stay active in the area this year. Have the Olympics inspired you to take part in a new sport? From cycling to climbing, and abseiling to archery, we've got 10 ideas for you here:
"08.08.2016 17:51:50" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Match preview: Cane to miss Somerset derby Weston have been dealt a blow in the build-up to tomorrow's (Tuesday) Somerset derby against Bath City with Jacob Cane ruled out of the clash through injury. Weston take on Bath City in the league tomorrow. Can they make it two wins from two?
"08.08.2016 17:14:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Park memorial vandalised in Weston-super-Mare Pokémon Go players have been involved in more controversy in Weston-super-Mare this week, with 'disrespectful' vandals drawing graffiti inspired by the game on a prominent town landmark. "The memorial commemorates people who gave their lives for our way of life. It's very sad that some people don't have respect for that."
"08.08.2016 16:08:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Community rallies in support of family after home lost in blaze A family have been left homeless after their property was destroyed in a huge blaze last week but have hailed the 'phenomenal' support from… A family who lost their home in a fire have thanked the people who have provided them with support.
"08.08.2016 14:33:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Suspicious' Ashcombe Park incident 'worries' Weston-super-Mare mum A concerned Weston mother says she is 'worried' about children's safety after witnessing two 'suspicious men' filming young girls and behaving indecently in Ashcombe Park. A mother has spoken about her concerns after witnessing two 'suspicious men' filming young girls and behaving indecently in Ashcombe Park.
"08.08.2016 12:32:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Older, fewer and 'overworked' – Weston's library books Increasing pressure is being put on Weston-super-Mare's library service due to the town's growing population. How many books per person do you think there are at Weston Library?
Here's the answer to the question you never knew you wanted to ask...
"08.08.2016 11:31:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: Time-lapse video shows art deco refurbishment of The Centre in Weston-super-Mare Shop owners, residents and landlords from a Weston building have celebrated its revamp. The Centre has been totally transformed into a bright, Art Deco-themed building.
Watch this time-lapse video to see how the work progressed.
"08.08.2016 10:45:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two arrests after 'shot fired in pub' Police still want to talk to witnesses after last night's shooting in a North Somerset village:
"08.08.2016 10:32:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: 'Caveman' emerges after 130 days underground in August 5, 1966 paper After weeks of football in 1966, England emerged victorious from the World Cup final. Weston-super-Mare was described as being 'deserted' during the game in the Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury. A man who spent 130 days living underground to beat a world record finally emerged from his cave 50 years ago.
Meanwhile, here is what happened in Weston during the 1966 World Cup final...
"08.08.2016 08:53:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Another 300 homes planned for Parklands An extra 300 homes could be built on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare after a developer applied to North Somerset Council for planning permission. Do you think the area needs more homes?
"07.08.2016 21:04:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police called after villagers report 'shooting in pub' Paramedics and police officers were called to the village this evening...
"07.08.2016 11:27:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Museum receives £50k for new café and shop A grant of £52,200 will be used as part of Weston Museum's refurbishment to ensure the site will 'stand the test of time'. Some excellent news for Weston Museum...
"07.08.2016 09:23:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five emergency callouts for Weston-super-Mare's coastguard A child stuck in the mud, a car stuck in sand and a missing boy were just some of the five emergency callouts Weston-super-Mare's coastguard dealt with yesterday (Saturday). Some fantastic work here from Weston's coastguard - it dealt with five emergency calls in the space of a single day.
"06.08.2016 17:25:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare 3 Whitehawk 1 - Seagulls off to a flying start Weston-super-Mare got their National League South campaign off to the perfect start with a convincing 3-1 win over Whitehawk, which delighted manager Ryan Northmore. Weston-super-Mare AFC looked very impressive in their opening match of the season. Were you at The Woodspring Stadium today? Either way, read our report here:
"06.08.2016 16:28:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Nominate your favourites ahead of Weston super Food Awards The best eateries in Weston-super-Mare, and its surrounding areas, will be celebrated this September and you can have your say on which restaurants, cafés and takeaways should be victorious. The Weston Super Food Festival is back - and you can nominate your favourite restaurants, pubs and cafes by clicking the link below.
Who will you be choosing?
"06.08.2016 16:01:32" Weston 3 Whitehawk 1 - Ryan Northmore reacts live to the Seagulls first game of the season.
"06.08.2016 10:25:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Volunteer Val prepares for midnight hospice fundraiser A Weston Hospicecare volunteer is preparing to take on her eighth challenge in aid of the charity. Will you be joining Val at this year's Midnight Beach Walk?
"06.08.2016 08:18:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk RNLI rescues 'inquisitive' couple in Knightstone Harbour The RNLI rescued two visitors to Weston-super-Mare last night (Friday) after they were caught out by the incoming tide. Thankfully the pair were both OK - and were happy to pose for a photo at the RNLI's lifeboat station.
"05.08.2016 18:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Where do you think Weston-super-Mare will finish this season? In less than 24 hours Weston Football Club will return to The Woodspring Stadium for the opening match of the new National League South season. Less than 24 hours to go until the start of the new season. But how do you think Weston-super-Mare AFC will do this season? Vote in our poll and let us know if you will be cheering on the lads tomorrow at The Woodspring Stadium.
"05.08.2016 14:11:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend Weston's dairy festival returns to the Beach Lawns from today (Wednesday). As well as being able to enjoy a host of local produce, there are also a number of events taking place in and around Weston this weekend. Stuck for things to do in Weston and beyond this weekend? We have some ideas for you.
"05.08.2016 11:28:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Dead porpoise found near Birnbeck Pier A harbour porpoise was found among the rocks near Birnbeck Pier yesterday morning by a passer-by. A woman made an interesting discovery at Birnbeck Pier yesterday.
"05.08.2016 11:02:25" Heading to Weston Dairy Festival today? Grab a copy of the Mercury from our team on the Beach Lawns, and you could win a free family day out at Crealy.
Send us your Dairy Fest pics too, and you could see yourself featured in next week's coverage...
"05.08.2016 10:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council could be taken to court over landlord licence A group of Weston-super-Mare landlords are planning to take North Somerset Council to court in a bid to overturn a decision to introduce a licensing scheme across parts of the town. North Somerset Council is facing the prospect of court after a group of landlords decided to take action against a new licensing scheme.
"05.08.2016 09:02:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family car trapped in mud with baby inside For the second time in less than a week, a car became stuck in the mud at Brean beach, forcing rescue crews to come to their aid. A family car - with a baby inside - was trapped on Brean beach last night.
"05.08.2016 08:11:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Ecstatic' groups collect Go Kids Go! grants at Lions' best-ever festival There were dozens of smiling faces in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend as groups from across the area descended on the town's Beach Lawns to collect their Go Kids Go! grants. PICTURES: The winners of this year's Go Kids Go! grants have collected their prizes at the Lions' Real Ale festival.
"05.08.2016 08:02:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pokémon Go makers asked to remove Birnbeck Pier from game The Birneck Regeneration Trust has asked the makers of the Pokémon Go game to remove the derelict pier in Weston-super-Mare as a hotspot, after the RNLI was called out to rescue a group of youths. The company behind Pokemon Go has been asked to remove Birnbeck Pier from its game, after some youths put themselves in danger on the structure.
"04.08.2016 18:28:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk FIRST LOOK: Weston's new pub the Duke of Oxford A derelict pub has reopened under a new name and management. Have you been to the Duke of Oxford yet? This is how it looks inside...
"04.08.2016 17:03:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Thief preyed upon 'weakest' in Somerset funeral scam A disgraced funeral director, who stole almost £9,000 donated to charities by grieving families, has been spared jail. A thief who stole from charities - including Weston Hospicecare - has been spared jail.
"04.08.2016 14:33:56" Timeline Photos It is almost that time again! The Weston super Food festival is back next month, which means so are the super food awards. We need you help to choose the winners. Click on the link to read all about the awards and categories. Make sure you pick up a copy
"04.08.2016 13:51:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Uphill Manor fire started accidentally A fire at historic Uphill Manor is believed to have been started accidentally. The fire at Uphill Manor is believed to have been started accidentally.
"04.08.2016 11:49:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man jailed for 1983 sex attack on Weston seafront A 60-year-old man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl on Weston-super-Mare seafront in 1983 has today (Thursday) been jailed. Justice has today finally caught up with a sexual predator who attacked a teenage girl on Weston seafront 33 years ago...
"04.08.2016 11:28:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Amazing' Pride was the 'perfect' event in Weston-super-Mare The streets of Weston were decorated with a sea of colour as Weston Pride returned for its third year and organisers hailed it as a 'perfect' community event. Were you at Weston Super Mare Pride 2016? Can you spot anyone you know in our gallery? http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/what-s-on/amazing_pride_was_the_perfect_event_in_weston_super_mare_1_4643254
"04.08.2016 09:25:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Have you got what it takes to find buried treasure? The Ring Of Anhur quest begins... A mystery person from Weston-super-Mare has buried two gold items in secret locations in the UK in a bid to spark a national treasure hunt – and everyone can get involved and help to raise money for charity. Do you have what it takes to find the buried treasure? Have a read about what Priory Community School are up to with this fascinating project.
"03.08.2016 17:57:02" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk New desserts parlour opens up on Weston-super-Mare seafront Delicious ice creams, sumptuous waffles, tasty crepes and more are now on offer to the people of Weston-super-Mare after a new business venture opened up. Have you tried these ice creams yet?
"03.08.2016 14:03:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare Ladies have 'high hopes' ahead of debut season Weston-super-Mare Ladies have already notched up two impressive and certainly comfortable wins ahead of their very first season in the Somerset County League. Weston super Mare AFC Women have high hopes for their first ever season as a club. We can see why. Read more about the team here.
"03.08.2016 13:34:13" Weston & Worle Resident Magazine A FREE monthly lifestyle magazine with the Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury.
"03.08.2016 11:52:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk Appeal for witness to come forward after fatal collision Police are trying to identify a man who may have witnessed a fatal collision in Weston-super-Mare on Sunday. Can you help police with this appeal?
"03.08.2016 10:53:26" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: July 29, 1966 The future of Weston-super-Mare's Playhouse theatre, which had been destroyed by fire two years earlier, was thrown into doubt in 1966. The town's borough council was unsure whether it could afford to rebuild it. It is hard to imagine The Playhouse theatre may not have been re-built following 1964's fire. But that was almost sounding like the case 50 years ago.
"03.08.2016 09:21:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk Knife-wielding robbers threaten to kill terrified pub landlord A terrified pub landlord from Worle feared for his life after waking up at 4am with a knife and hammer thrust towards his face and two men threatening to kill him, unless he handed over his money and possessions. A pub landlord was frightened for his life during this incident.
"02.08.2016 17:37:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare sign three players ahead of first league match Weston Football Club has announced three new signings and one departure today (Tuesday). Football returns on Saturday and Weston have signed three players and said goodbye to one ahead of the new season. Read more here:
"02.08.2016 14:56:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Warning issued after camper van gets stuck on beach A camper van had to be rescued from Brean beach at the weekend after the tide came in while it was unattended. BARB Search and Rescue is encouraging people to always check tide times so this doesn't happen.
"02.08.2016 14:23:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk BHS store in Weston-super-Mare closes for good Weston-super-Mare's BHS store in High Street has today (Tuesday) closed its doors for good. The BHS store in Weston town centre has closed its doors for good. Are you sad to see it go?
"02.08.2016 13:16:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk Home does 'require improvement' but 'is caring' A Weston home, which provides accommodation for people who have learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs, has been told it must improve by a health watchdog. A care home has been told it requires improvement.
"02.08.2016 09:06:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family plunged into unknown as girl, 3, lives with brain lesion After more than a year of tests, painful biopsies and an extended stay in hospital, three-year-old Katy Davis has been diagnosed with an extremely rare brain condition – one which has plunged her family 'into a land of the unknown'. What an amazing family. Katy Davis lives with an extremely rare brain condition. Read her story here:
"02.08.2016 08:04:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk More crimes reported in Weston-super-Mare due to increased 'confidence'? The amount of crimes in Weston-super-Mare town centre reported to police has risen by hundreds during the past 12 months – but officers say this is because more people than ever before are coming forward to report incidents. Are more crimes being committed? Or are people simply reporting them more?
"01.08.2016 16:05:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police name woman, 86, killed after collision with car An 86-year-old woman who died after a collision with a Landrover in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Sunday) has been named by police. The woman killed after a collision with a Landrover yesterday has been named by police.
"01.08.2016 13:33:14" Timeline Photos Are you excited for the football season? Weston finished off pre-season in style at Paulton Rovers. You can watch the goals, and read the report, here.
"01.08.2016 11:29:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk Yeo Valley recalls supermarket yoghurt products after rubber discovery Thousands of tubs of yoghurt produced by dairy giant Yeo Valley have been taken off supermarket shelves this week – because they are believed to contain rubber. Yeo Valley has recalled thousands of products from supermarket shelves.
"01.08.2016 10:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Q & A: North Somerset CCG placed in special measures. But what does it mean? A group which organises health care across North Somerset has been rated 'inadequate' by NHS England and placed into special measures, but it promises healthcare in Weston is a 'priority'. North Somerset CCG has been placed into special measures. But what does it really mean for healthcare in the district? We asked the CCG a number of questions and you can read the answers
"01.08.2016 09:16:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Road closed near Weston-super-Mare after Uphill Manor fire The roof of historic Uphill Manor has been partially destroyed after the bed-and-breakfast caught fire yesterday (Sunday) evening. More details have emerged following last night's fire.
"01.08.2016 08:52:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Road closed after Uphill Manor fire A busy road close to Weston-super-Mare is closed this morning (Monday) after the historic Uphill Manor building caught fire yesterday (Sunday) evening. We will bring you more information throughout the day.
"01.08.2016 08:14:36" thewestonmercury.co.uk Construction begins on Weston's new police base – despite delays Work has begun on the construction of a police base on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare – but Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been forced to push the project's completion date back to 2017. Do you think the relocation is a good idea?
"31.07.2016 20:07:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man arrested as woman dies in road collision A woman in her 80s has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Weston-super-Mare this afternoon (Sunday). We have some sad news following the collision in Weston today. Our thoughts are with the woman's family.
"31.07.2016 19:01:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk Main road closed after 'serious' accident A 'serious accident' has closed a main road between Weston-super-Mare and Bleadon tonight (Sunday). There has been a serious accident in Weston this evening.
"31.07.2016 15:08:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal after midnight arson A front door of a house in Weston-super-Mare was set alight in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) prompting police to appeal for information about the arson. Police are appealing for information after an arson.
"31.07.2016 11:47:17" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/business/funko_pop_store_opens_in_weston_1_4633805 You can charge your phone here while you're playing Pokemon Go.
"31.07.2016 10:07:11" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Hospicecare shop set to relocate Staff and volunteers at Weston Hospicecare's Milton Road shop will soon be enjoying a larger premises when the shop relocates next month. A new hospicecare shop is due to open
"30.07.2016 16:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Station entrance closure could be reversed... in 2018 An unpopular decision to close an entrance to Weston-super-Mare Railway Station looks set to be reversed – but the reopening may not take place for another two years. The station entrance may re-open. In two years.
"30.07.2016 13:40:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAFFIC: Nine mile-long queues on M5 after accident There are 40-minute waiting times on the M5 this afternoon (Saturday) due to an accident just outside of Weston-super-Mare. It'll be worth avoiding the M5 for a while if you can...
"30.07.2016 13:29:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Good news' for employment rate in district Less than one per cent of people in North Somerset are claiming out-of-work benefits, new figures have revealed. Employment rates are good in North Somerset.
"30.07.2016 12:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Unbearable' noise from seafront hotels in Weston-super-Mare 'needs to be controlled' Weston-super-Mare's seafront hotels are 'unbearably' loud in the daytime and are 'turning people off' the town, according to a member of Weston Civic Society. Do you think the music is too loud?