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"08.12.2016 15:37:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Petrol spillage closes Weston-super-Mare street A main road in Weston-super-Mare town centre this afternoon (Thursday) after a motorcycle collision led to a petrol spillage. One to avoid this afternoon...
"08.12.2016 15:34:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk You could be the next person in Weston-super-Mare to win the perfect present worth £500 tonight The Mercury's Five Gold Rings competition began in spectacular fashion this week, with a 'lovely' Worle couple walking away with the coveted jewellery voucher worth £500, and you could be the next person to win. Five Gold Rings is back tonight. You could be the next person to win a prize worth £500 after this lovely couple from Worle. Find our team in the Sovereign Centre from
"08.12.2016 15:02:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Weston-super-Mare firms vote to renew Business Improvement District Town centre bosses are celebrating today (Thursday) after Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District (BID) was renewed for five more years. Weston-super-Mare's Business Improvement District has been renewed for five more years.
"08.12.2016 13:00:45" Photos from Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury's post The builders down at Dolphin Square have been creative with scaffolding. Check out their make-shift Christmas tree...
"08.12.2016 11:09:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Revealed: Hutton Moor expansion plans include second leisure pool A much-needed second swimming pool will be part of a multi-million-pound gym extension at Weston's Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, where new tennis courts and all-weather pitches will also be built. What do you think of the expansion plans? Do you think the leisure pool is a good idea?
Are you a member? What do you think is needed to improve the gym and studio space?
"08.12.2016 10:31:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man attacked by masked intruders during Weston-super-Mare burglary A man has been left with injuries after a gang of burglars broke in to his home and stole expensive electronic items and cash. This must have been terrifying for the victim - can you help police?
"08.12.2016 09:55:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk Council apologies after 'vulnerable boy' was left without therapy despite being ordered to provide it A council has been censured for failing to provide therapy for a 'vulnerable' disabled boy for a second time. The council has been criticised for not providing therapy to a disabled boy.
"07.12.2016 14:50:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'We can't carry people' says Weston-super-Mare head coach as battle against relegation suffers fresh blow Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett has admitted the Seagulls are in a relegation battle after his side were humbled 5-3 at home to Hemel Hempstead Town. Weston head coach Scott Bartlett wants to see 'hunger' from his players as they look to avoid relegation from the National League South.
"07.12.2016 08:47:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL: Delays on M5 as car flips There are delays on the M5 this morning (Wednesday) after a car flipped onto its roof during a collision with a lorry. A car and a lorry collided on the M5 this morning.
"07.12.2016 08:31:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk If police hold mentally ill patients in cells it 'only makes things worse' says charity More mentally ill patients were held in police cells in Avon and Somerset than almost everywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed. More mentally ill patents were held in police cells in Avon and Somerset than anywhere else in the country.
A charity has called for this to change as it 'only makes things worse' – what do you think should be done to help patients?
"06.12.2016 13:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston General Hospital secures funding for 20 more beds as winter rush arrives in town Weston General Hospital has been handed additional funding to keep its Cheddar ward open with 20 beds earmarked for the busy winter season. Winter is the busiest time of year for hospitals and Weston General is no different.
But the hospital in Grange Road has secured funding to ensure 20 beds in its Cheddar ward remain available to patients.
"06.12.2016 12:16:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's landlords fight against selective licensing with training day Weston's landlords have joined forces to undergo a vigorous training and accreditation scheme, which they claim will protect tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target 'rogue' landlords in the town centre. What do you think would improve the standard of housing in Weston town centre?
"06.12.2016 10:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: December 2, 1966 Shops in Weston-super-Mare's town centre were going to be demolished in 1966. Here are the stories reported in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in its December 2 edition. Shop demolitions, cave discoveries and a shortage of librarians all made the headlines 50 years ago this week - it's time for this week's Picture Past instalment.
"06.12.2016 10:20:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cocker spaniel rescued after getting stuck in mud Burnham-on-Sea's BARB Search and Rescue charity was on hand to rescue a dog who got stuck in the mud on the beach. This adorable little thing was stuck in the mud. More great work from BARB Search and Rescue.
"06.12.2016 08:38:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council to investigate disabled parking badge misuse in Weston-super-Mare More than 100 misused blue disabled parking badges have been seized by North Somerset Council since January, with more than a quarter of these cases now facing possible prosecution. Some strong words from North Somerset Council: “The general public currently has the perception that no-one cares if they misuse a badge, as nothing will happen to them."
Do you agree?
"06.12.2016 06:54:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pub campaign earns CAMRA prize A 'fantastic' movement which saved a Weston-super-Mare pub from two attempted supermarket conversions has earned praise from the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA). Campaigners who saved Weston's Bristol House pub from being turned into a supermarket have been given a 'well-deserved' accolade for their efforts. Well done everyone!
"05.12.2016 17:16:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'There were some disruptive influences in the dressing room but now they all want to play for the shirt' – Weston-super-Mare fans' forum reveals Weston Football Club revealed at the weekend there have been some 'disruptive' influences in the dressing room in the past and despite the lack of improvement on the pitch, there have been significant changes off it. "We will get away from it [relegation] wouldn't have come here if I didn't think that. Saturday was poor but we need your support. Every game, we go out there and believe we can get a result.
“I believe the squad we have now is better than the one I took
"05.12.2016 16:35:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council: 'Precious' landscape must be protected A 'stunning' area near Weston-super-Mare should be protected against development due to its strong 'rural feel', according to North Somerset Council. Bleadon Hill has been described as a 'stunning' and 'precious' part of North Somerset. The area desperately needs new homes, but should they be built here?
"05.12.2016 11:44:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Parents thank Weston-super-Mare community as Gracie's Appeal reaches £60k fundraising target A Weston couple say they are 'overwhelmed' with gratitude after £60,000 was raised for an operation which will allow their daughter to walk unaided for the first time. “Gracie never moans, takes everything in her stride and is always happy. She deserves all the help she can get.”
The parents of Weston six-year-old Gracie Thorne have thanked the community for its support, after £60k was raised for an operation which
"05.12.2016 08:52:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Child mental health a 'priority' in North Somerset – but just £5.89 spent per head? The amount of money invested in North Somerset to help young people with mental health issues is 'concerning' it has been warned, but the district's health bosses insist more is being spent than it appears. The amount spent on children's mental health support has been questioned and called 'concerning'. But health bosses insist more is being done.
What do you think? Should more money be invested?
"04.12.2016 09:57:54" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Museum's roof is fitted with rain sensors as part of £1.1million revamp Weston Museum's roof has been replaced, complete with rain sensors on the glass, as the £1.1million revamp continues. The Mercury had an exclusive look around Weston Museum last week, as its £1.1million refurbishment continues.
Are you excited to see the changes?
"03.12.2016 18:12:00" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Fundraiser with a difference raises thousands for hospital unit A glamorous performance in aid of a specialist hospital unit was a big success and raised close to £2,000. Well done guys!
"03.12.2016 18:01:56" Reaction from today's 5-3 defeat from Weston's head coach.
Some honest comments from Scott Bartlett...
"03.12.2016 18:00:43" Reaction from Weston head coach Scott Bartlett after today's defeat. Honest comments from the Seagulls boss.
"03.12.2016 17:36:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk MATCH REPORT: Hemel Hempstead 5 Weston-super-Mare 3 Weston-super-Mare find themselves deep in relegation trouble after they were humbled 5-3 at home to Hemel Hempstead today (Saturday). Weston were downed 5-3 at home today and are now in deep relegation trouble. What did you think of the game? Can the Seagulls escape the drop this season?
Read our report of the match here:
"03.12.2016 10:35:54" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset's lack of trained nursery staff at 'worrying' level Children in North Somerset are at risk of 'falling behind' according to a leading charity, after new figures revealed more than 45 per cent of nurseries in the district operate without a qualified early years teacher. Would you be happy for your child to be taught by unqualified staff? Take part in our poll...
"03.12.2016 07:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Speed enforcement zone in place after concerns for children's safety A speed enforcement zone is being set up by police in Locking Castle as a result of motorists driving at 'dangerous' and 'excessive' speeds. Do you think the restriction is necessary?
"02.12.2016 17:33:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Community fights back as pub is bought by supermarket chain A historic village pub has served its final pint after a sale to a supermarket franchise was agreed. If you're in need of a Friday night pint, then you can cross this village pub off your list as time has been called for good.
What do you make of the decision?
"02.12.2016 11:54:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Helicopter called in to rescue man from side of train tracks in Weston-super-Mare A police helicopter was called in to help rescue an injured man stuck on the side of the railway line in Weston-super-Mare. The police officers risked their own lives to carry the man to safety.
"02.12.2016 11:21:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Wanted Weston-super-Mare man arrested after police appeal A wanted Weston-super-Mare man has now been arrested, following an appeal yesterday (Thursday). Thank you to everyone who shared yesterday's appeal. The police have now arrested the wanted Weston-super-Man man.
"02.12.2016 11:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police and crime commissioner and North Somerset Council vow to 'win the battle' against domestic violence People in North Somerset 'must talk about domestic violence' – this is the message police and crime commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is issuing as she spearheads a campaign against abuse in relationships. A new campaign has been launched to combat domestic violence in North Somerset.
What steps do you think the council, Sue Mountstevens and the police can take to make sure victims come forward?
"02.12.2016 10:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two fire crews from Weston-super-Mare called to fire in Uphill A shed was 'completely destroyed' in a fire in Uphill last night, which needed two crews of firefighters to tame it. Another fantastic job by Weston's firefighters...
"02.12.2016 09:44:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman trapped under bale of hay A woman was rushed to hospital after a bale of hay – weighing half a tonne – fell on top of her, leaving her trapped. The bale of hay weighed half a tonne and the woman was rushed to hospital.
"02.12.2016 09:06:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Brilliant' Weston College awards night celebrates a year of success for students and staff A host of inspirational and hard-working students were rewarded for their efforts over the past year at Weston College's annual celebration of success awards. There were some inspirational stories told at this year's celebration of success awards.
Students and staff from Weston College enjoyed a night to remember to mark all their achievements.
Can you spot anyone you know in our gallery of pictures?
"01.12.2016 18:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see Tom Hanks' new film Sully at Weston Odeon A true story of a man's life-saving heroics – and his subsequent struggle – is set for cinemas.Clint Eastwood-directed drama Sully debuts tomorrow (Friday). We at the Mercury love Tom Hanks. Win tickets to see his new film at the Odeon here.
"01.12.2016 17:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk It's behind you! Pantomime fun makes a welcome return to Weston-super-Mare It is that time of year again when Weston welcomes its annual pantomime – and you could enjoy a free family ticket to the show thanks to our competition. It is that time of year again – oh yes it is! The annual pantomime is back and this year it is the classic story of Beauty And The Beast which is heading to the Playhouse.
You can win tickets by entering our competition below.
"01.12.2016 15:15:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win a £500 ring in Weston-super-Mare tonight The Mercury's Five Gold Rings competition kicks off tonight (Thursday), giving you the chance to get your hands on the perfect present for a loved-one. The Mercury's Five Gold Rings competition starts tonight. You could win a ring worth up to £500 from Caboodle.
"01.12.2016 14:10:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk Foggy conditions causing problems on the roads after collision in Weston-super-Mare There are delays coming in and out of Weston-super-Mare this afternoon (Thursday) after a collision on the A371. TRAVEL: There are delays getting in and out of Weston after a collision.
Driving conditions are really bad today, go careful!
"01.12.2016 12:16:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk Lidl opens new store in Weston-super-Mare today Supermarket chain Lidl has opened the 'store of the future' in Weston-super-Mare today (Thursday). A new Lidl store has opened in Weston this morning. Will you be doing your weekly shop at Lidl?
"01.12.2016 10:48:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk WANTED: Weston-super-Mare man sought by police A Weston-super-Mare man is wanted by police so he can be returned to prison. Have you seen this man? He is wanted by police so he can be recalled to prison. However, police have warned against approaching him.
"01.12.2016 09:14:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk REACTION: What does the autumn statement mean for Weston-super-Mare? A Weston business believes it has 'been left out in the cold' after the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond presented his first – and last – autumn statement last week, revealing the Government's plans for the economy, The autumn statement has started to sink in and we thought we would get some reaction in Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas.
What did you think of some of the plans for the country's economy?
"30.11.2016 21:01:01" Timeline Photos Weston Football Club have a chance to put Saturday's result behind them as they are back at The Woodspring Stadium on Saturday.
Click the link below to vote in our poll about how the team will get on and read the thoughts of the head coach.
"30.11.2016 17:43:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Roadworks planned for junction 21 of M5 in Weston-super-Mare The roadworks will begin tomorrow...
"30.11.2016 14:03:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL: M5 delays after 'concern for welfare' incident There are delays on the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Avonmouth after an earlier closure while police dealt with an incident involving concern for someone's welfare. It might be best to avoid the motorway this afternoon, if possible.
It was closed in both directions earlier due to an incident concerning a person's welfare.
"30.11.2016 11:23:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk READERS' PICTURES: Weston-super-Mare's glorious sunsets continue to stun Weston has still managed to wow with its stunning views, despite a host of bad weather – and it has not deterred the town's committed photographers. Here is another set of our talented readers' pictures.
Are you a budding photographer? We would love to see your pictures and you could be in next week's edition.
"30.11.2016 08:20:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Post-Banksy magic' set to bring Weston-super-Mare's 'spectacular' Trop back to life A Somerset arts charity is working hard to bring more culture to Weston through live theatre at the Tropicana. There have been a number of brilliant shows at the Tropicana over the past few months.
Have you been to see any? Here is the story behind the 'post-Banksy magic'.
"29.11.2016 14:55:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman, aged 67, hit over the head and robbed in the centre of Weston-super-Mare Police are appealing for witnesses after a 67-year-old woman was hit on the head and robbed in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. This is absolutely horrible – the elderly woman required hospital treatment and has no recollection of the event, so please share to help find the culprit.
"29.11.2016 10:04:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk NHS shake-up: £300m deficit if nothing done to transform healthcare Healthcare leaders have unveiled a vision for a new-look NHS in North Somerset, featuring plans to reduce hospital admissions by 30 per cent and save millions of pounds. A 'new vision' for North Somerset has been revealed.
What do you think about the plans which are geared to save millions of pounds and reduce the number of hospital admissions in the district?
"29.11.2016 08:24:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brave Weston-super-Mare woman tells her story of battling back to fitness after cancer treatment A Weston woman who has been battling cancer has been able to increase her strength following chemotherapy thanks to a new rehabilitation programme spearheaded by Weston's Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. You can read a very brave woman's story about battling cancer and taking up fitness at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre here.
Do you think this scheme should be available everywhere?
"28.11.2016 17:09:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could we see some snow in Weston-super-Mare tonight? It will certainly be cold enough... The gritters will be out in force tonight...
"28.11.2016 15:17:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five Gold Rings – Win the perfect Christmas present If you are not yet feeling full of festive cheer, the Mercury may have the remedy to put you in the Christmas spirit. Here is an amazing opportunity to win a £500 ring.
This is how you can get involved.
"28.11.2016 11:34:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'People will not be safe' as 12 Weston firefighters face axe Untenable, dangerous cuts' at Weston Fire Station, which will see 12 firefighter jobs lost and a specialist crew go part-time, mean 'the public will not be safe', it has been warned. 'Dangerous' cuts have been made to Weston Fire Station, which will leave the public 'unsafe'.
What do you think about the news?
"28.11.2016 08:51:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ambulance and fire crews called to house fire A fire broke out on the porch of a house early this morning (Monday) and has caused damage to the property. A fire broke out early this morning and both the fire service and ambulance were on the scene.
"27.11.2016 22:06:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Dog ban on beach to be lifted in town? Sedgemoor District Council is considering lifting its dog ban on Burnham-on-Sea's beach, but town councillors are firmly against the proposal. Do you think dogs should be allowed on the beach? Where do you stand on the age-old debate?
"27.11.2016 21:27:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk New management for Weston-super-Mare pub A Weston-super-Mare pub has been taken over by a new management team who are now aiming to make it the place to go for the finest local ales and ciders in town. Real ale and local ciders have become the focus at The Criterion pub
"27.11.2016 19:39:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see Disney's Moana as she explores world of magic and monsters A spirited girl who yearns for adventure finally gets the chance to sail the Pacific in the latest film from Walt Disney Studios. This looks like a great family film! Watch the trailer and enter our competition for free cinema tickets here...
"27.11.2016 16:37:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Puppies bred on 'mass scale' in at least three sheds in Weston-super-Mare Puppies are being bred for sale on a mass scale in Weston-super-Mare sheds, and a kennels has warned this will only get worse. Last week a dog who had just given birth was dumped in Weston.
What do you think can be done to stop puppy farming?
"27.11.2016 13:57:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 10 places to sample the best of Somerset produce There is no doubt about it – Somerset produces some of the best food and drink in the world. And if you want to enjoy the region's cheeses, ciders and ice creams, we have got some ideas for you. We think buying local is important, so why not try one of these Somerset producers?
Do you buy food and drink from any of these places? Which one is your favourite and where else would you recommend?
"27.11.2016 10:24:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Joe the Jeweller' remembered for leaving lasting mark on Weston-super-Mare A man who spent his life repairing people's most prized-possessions has died at the age of 93. Did you know Joe? He will be remembered for his 'loveable and charming' personality.
"26.11.2016 20:07:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk Experience the magic of the Nutcracker live this Christmas at Weston-super-Mare's Odeon Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a rendition of the Nutcracker and you could win tickets to watch a live screening of the ballet at Weston's Odeon. Are you a ballet fan? The Nutcracker will be shown in cinemas across the country and you can win tickets in our competition...
"26.11.2016 19:06:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk MATCH REPORT: Weston-super-Mare crash out of the FA Trophy Weston-super-Mare capitulated against 10-man Dartford in the FA Trophy third round qualifying, crashing out of the competition 4-2. MATCH REPORT: Weston were downed by Dartford 4-2 today in the FA Trophy. Read our take on the match here:
"26.11.2016 17:54:04" Post-match reaction from head coach Scott Bartlett after his Weston side crashed out of the FA Trophy 4-2 to Dartford.
"26.11.2016 14:02:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Aldi to open store in Highbridge? Supermarket giant Aldi could soon open a store in Highbridge town centre. Would you welcome the new store?
"26.11.2016 09:28:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car parking charges may be introduced at National Trust site The National Trust plans to charge visitors to park at one of its scenic spots just outside of Weston-super-Mare. Do you think parking charges should be introduced at Sand Point?
Would it stop you from visiting the beauty-spot?
"25.11.2016 16:02:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Accident causes traffic jam on A38 An accident has caused a build-up of traffic on the A38 this afternoon (Friday) following an accident. TRAVEL: There are problems on the A38 this afternoon.
"25.11.2016 15:48:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend November is drawing to a close but Christmas is just around the corner so there are plenty of festive events taking place. What will you be doing this weekend? Comment some of your event recommendations below!
"25.11.2016 11:40:26" thewestonmercury.co.uk Outbreak of norovirus at Weston General Hospital Weston General Hospital has closed a number of its wards, after an outbreak of the 'winter vomiting bug' – norovirus. Some wards are closed and visiting hours are restricted due to the 'winter vomiting bug'.
"25.11.2016 11:18:38" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five lucky youngsters announced as Santa Flight winners The Mercury received an overwhelming response to this year's Santa Flight competition, which will see five of Weston's luckiest children jetting off on a flight to meet Father Christmas. It was a very tough choice but the winners of this year's Santa Flight competition have been chosen.
We hope they all have an amazing time!
"25.11.2016 09:43:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston family made 'frantic efforts' for suicidal son – but system failed him The family of an autistic man who killed himself after spending the last 24 hours of his life begging for professional help have hit out at the 'catalogue of errors' which led to his death. 25-year-old Joseph Haines had autism and suffered from anxiety and depression.
The day before he died his family asked for help from the ambulance service, Weston General Hospital's A&E department, the mental health crisis team, autism specialists and
"24.11.2016 19:31:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk PREVIEW: Weston-super-Mare looking to secure back-to-back wins and progress in FA Trophy Weston-super-Mare are hoping to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches, as Scott Bartlett's side finally hit some form. PREVIEW: Weston are in cup action this weekend. Read all about the upcoming match here.
Do you think the Seagulls can get to Wembley?
"24.11.2016 17:11:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Police manhunt to find missing Gloucestershire man in Weston-super-Mare Anyone who knows where he may be is asked to call 101...
"24.11.2016 17:00:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could 200-year-old pub pour final pint tonight after sale? A North Somerset pub could close its doors for good tonight (Thursday) after it was sold by owners Greene King. Could this pub close for the final time this evening after the owners sold up?
"24.11.2016 16:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'No alternative' but to close school after gas leak A Worle school will be closed tomorrow (Friday) because of a gas leak. A school will be closed tomorrow (Friday) until the repairs are complete.
"24.11.2016 14:56:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Evil' predator snared by paedophile hunters A 'vile sexual predator' from Weston who sent topless pictures to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been spared jail – despite being caught red-handed by online paedophile hunters who warn any child could meet 'evil' people on social media. This predator who sent topless images to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been spared jail.
"24.11.2016 12:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk VIDEO: Seal spotted on rocks by Birnbeck Pier Here is a sight you definitely do not see every day – a seal sitting on the rocks by Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare. Have you ever seen a seal in Weston before?
"24.11.2016 11:26:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Valuables stolen in Weston-super-Mare burglary Police are on the lookout for a man in connection with a Weston-super-Mare burglary. Can you help police trace the man described following this incident?
"24.11.2016 09:55:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Accident causes delays on A370 Traffic coming in and out of Weston-super-Mare is slow this morning (Thursday) due to an accident on the A370, near Bleadon. Go careful if you are driving in and out of Weston this morning.
"24.11.2016 07:49:09" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Pudsey makes his way to Weston-super-Mare for host of Children In Need events The past week has seen Weston filled with people stepping out in fancy dress, and their very best spotty outfits, in aid of Children In Need. There were some amazing Children In Need events over the past week in Weston which helped raise millions of pounds for the charity.
Have you - or anyone you know - made it into our gallery?
"23.11.2016 12:25:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Roads will re-open by rush hour as water levels return to normal in flooded area Water levels have returned to normal in an area of Weston-super-Mare which was hit by flooding this week, and all roads are expected to re-open by rush hour tonight. Good news - water levels are back to normal.
"23.11.2016 11:17:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk READERS' PICTURES: Weston-super-Mare shows off fine scenery The stunning views North Somerset has to offer have been captured beautifully by Weston's finest photographers. We want to see your pictures! Are you – or anyone you know – a budding photographer? Your picture could make our iwitness spread in the Midweek and online.
You can tweet us at @WSMERCURY or comment below with your pictures.
Or, log onto
"23.11.2016 09:44:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL REVIEW: Mini-break from Bristol to Munich – more culture than I could imagine Name three things which come into your head when you think of Munich – that was one of the first things I was asked to do after touching down in this fantastic cultural city last weekend. If there is somewhere colder than the UK right now, it is the city of Munich. But the fantastic culture it has to offer makes the cold that more bearable. Read our take on a mini-break in one of Germany's largest cities and find out how you can travel
"22.11.2016 18:25:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk UPDATE: Roads re-open after flooding but drivers are warned to expect delays and should avoid the area if possible Some roads in Weston-super-Mare are expected to face heavy traffic as the flooding clear-up continues this evening (Tuesday). Flooding clear-up continues but there are still some roads to avoid...
"22.11.2016 17:31:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Schools to reopen after flooding forces closure Two Weston-super-Mare schools which were closed today (Tuesday) following flooding are set to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday). Two schools which were closed by flooding will reopen tomorrow.
"22.11.2016 13:06:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk VIDEO: Cheddar gorge and caves closed due to bad weather The popular Somerset attraction is closed for the rest of the week due to the recent bad weather brought on by Storm Angus. The tourist attraction at Cheddar gorge is closed for the rest of the week, owing to the bad weather.
"22.11.2016 10:31:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's hospital warns patients of health 'crisis' if drugs continue to be used for cold and flu Weston General Hospital is appealing for people to stop using antibiotics to treat conditions such as colds, coughs, flu and sore throats, as it could cause a health 'crisis'. POLL: Do you take antibiotics to treat cold and flu? Weston General Hospital is warning people they could become ineffective if people continue to use them so frequently. Read more here:
"22.11.2016 09:17:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk 4,000 litres of water being pumped a minute to protect homes from flood damage Water is being pumped at a rate of 4,000 litres a minute to protect homes from being flooded.
Keep following us throughout the day for flooding updates if and when they happen.
"22.11.2016 08:03:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car crash leaves woman trapped A woman was rushed to hospital after a car crash yesterday (Monday). A day of bad news yesterday as a woman was rushed to hospital following a car crash.
Be careful out there.
"22.11.2016 06:58:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk LATEST: Schools in Weston-super-Mare closed and roads impassable due to floods Click here for all the latest information on travel problems too...
"21.11.2016 21:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'That result was coming' says Weston-super-Mare head coach as Seagulls win in the National League South for the first time since August Weston-super-Mare Football Club fully deserved to finally get their first three points of Scott Bartlett's reign, he has said, as the Seagulls got back to winning ways at the weekend with an impressive 4-3 triumph at Eastbourne Borough. Fancy a bit of light relief after the drama of today's floods? Well, look no further Seagulls fans as Weston Football Club finally got three points at the weekend.
How does it feel to finally celebrate a win?
Let us know in the comments below and read
"21.11.2016 17:55:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Avon and Somerset police plan to crack down on holiday park crime Avon and Somerset police have pledged to increase resources in Burnham, Brean, and Berrrow after a number of incidents over the summer months. The police have vowed to crack down on crime in holiday parks.
Do you think what they are doing is enough? Have your say in the comments below.
"21.11.2016 16:35:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk VIDEO: Roads closed and homes flooded in Hutton Flooding in Hutton is continuing to worsen and has now spread to at least two homes in the village, which is near Weston-super-Mare. Things aren't looking good in Hutton. The rain continues to pour and homes are starting to suffer.
Click the link below for the latest...
"21.11.2016 15:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk VIDEO: Dash cam footage shows extent of flooding in Hutton A video taken from a car dash cam shows just how bad flooding has become in Hutton this afternoon (Monday). Hutton has been particularly hit by flooding today. This video shows how badly. Police have been advising people to stay away from Banwell Road in
"21.11.2016 14:28:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk LIVE: Flood updates as downpours continue in Weston-super-Mare Flooding is proving a problem for motorists all over Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages this afternoon (Monday). Follow our live blog for the latest news from affected areas and road closure information. LIVE: Don't miss a thing as the bad weather continues to hit North Somerset. Let us know if you see any further incidents of flooding by commenting below and we can add them to our live blog.
"21.11.2016 13:32:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car stuck in flooded road as heavy rain continues Drivers are continuing to go through a flooded road, despite warnings.
Have you been affected by flooding in Hutton or elsewhere today? Please let us know in the
"21.11.2016 12:28:01" Timeline Photos A parent group has spoken out, saying care will be 'inadequate' after it was revealed Weston Area Health Trust will continue to provide the district's community services for children.
What do you make of the
"21.11.2016 11:36:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Road closed due to safety concerns following subsidence in gorge Cheddar Gorge is closed this morning (Monday) due to subsidence caused by the bad weather. There's been one dominating story so far today, and that's the weather...
"21.11.2016 10:20:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Gridlocked traffic' on flooded roads as police warn motorists to stay away from worst-hit areas In more flooding-related news this morning, there is traffic trouble already.
Please share this around so people know which road to avoid.
"21.11.2016 09:18:26" thewestonmercury.co.uk Head-on collision between van and car on stretch of road affected by flooding Be careful on the roads this morning.
"21.11.2016 08:17:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Having a tooth out is not normal' – this is the message from a Weston-super-Mare dentist.
What do you think should be done to improve children's
"20.11.2016 20:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Heavy rain due to continue as Met Office issues weather warning The Met Office has warned of possible flooding in and around Weston-super-Mare, with heavy rain forecast to continue. Don't put your umbrellas away yet...
"20.11.2016 18:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Drink driver guilty of causing death of teenager A 23-year-old drink-driver has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a teenager in a fatal crash on Valentine's Day. A driver has pleaded guilty to causing a teenager's death by dangerous driving.
"20.11.2016 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Portraits of Westonians from 1840s and 2016 to feature in Weston Museum gallery A series of portraits from the 19th century will sit beside pictures of men and women from 2016 in a revamped gallery at Weston Museum. One of Weston Museum's galleries will mix pictures of Westonians, both old and new.
Are you excited about the museum re-opening in 2017?
"20.11.2016 13:54:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk VIDEO: Car dash cam shows flooded roads throughout North Somerset A car dash cam shows how flooded roads in North Somerset's villages were this morning (Sunday). Here's another look at those flooded roads...
"20.11.2016 12:35:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk £60k to be spent resurfacing car park Money the council has received from on-street parking charges will be spent resurfacing half of a pay-and-display car park in Weston-super-Mare. This is how some on-street car parking charges will be spent.
"20.11.2016 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston College launches University Centre Weston at celebration event Weston College formally launched the University Centre Weston (UCW) brand this week to celebrate being awarded university centre status. The university centre has been officially launched.
"20.11.2016 10:15:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk Heavy rain floods roads in North Somerset villages – pictures Heavy rain over the past few days has taken its toll on roads in and around North Somerset, where there has been some flooding. Have you seen any weather-related incidents? Let us know in the comments below, and share any pictures with us.
"19.11.2016 18:36:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Experience Narnia's magic at The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe production The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe will be brought to life by a Weston-super-Mare drama group. This looks like it will be a brilliant show...
Will you be heading along? It opens on Wednesday.
"19.11.2016 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Christmas campaign re-launches with aim to give 5,000 gifts to underprivileged kids A Weston-super-Mare campaign which has given out thousands of Christmas presents to children who may not normally get any has launched for its fourth year. An incredible 4,000 gifts were donated last year. This year, the group needs YOUR help to make it 5,000 gifts.
"19.11.2016 15:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk BID renewal voting is under way in Weston Ballots are now being cast to decide whether Weston-super-Mare town centre's Business Improvement District (BID) will run for another five years. Business owners – don't forget to cast your vote.
"19.11.2016 14:04:00" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Lanterns fill the streets at Bournville Catch The Light event Hundreds of people paraded through the streets of Weston-super-Mare's Bournville estate with lanterns in what residents are calling 'the best event they have ever seen'. Were you at this event? Can you spot yourself in these pictures?
"19.11.2016 13:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Volunteers prepare to welcome refugees to North Somerset – and need help to set up a donation collection point in Weston 'Refugees are welcome in North Somerset' is the message from volunteers who are getting ready to support three Syrian families when they arrive in the district. Can you help the group find a donation collection point?
"19.11.2016 11:42:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk People set up camp next to toll road in Weston-super-Mare People are living in tents near the toll road which runs between Weston and Kewstoke. The council is trying to find them housing.
"19.11.2016 10:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 10,000 bears for poorly children An unusual landmark is drawing near at Weston General Hospital, as this month will see the 10,000th teddy bear donated to poorly children by Weston-super-Mare Freemasons. Well done everyone who donated the 10,000 bears to the hospital.
"19.11.2016 09:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Jobs made a priority in Weston to meet demand from thousands of new homes being built over the next 10 years Land across Weston-super-Mare is being earmarked for new employment sites to complement the thousands of new homes being built across North Somerset. What kind of jobs does Weston need?
"19.11.2016 07:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare pub future in doubt as owners consider selling up after failed conversion “With a little investment and the backing of the community and pub regulars – who would all give a hand with helping any renovation – the pub would attract new customers and would become a viable pub again."
"18.11.2016 20:45:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk GALLERY: 100 years of Weston floods and storms FLOODS through parts of Somerset have damaged houses, overrun businesses and left entire roads impassable this month – but despite being built on a major flood plain, Weston has so far escaped unscathed. And we thought last night's storm was bad... Can anyone remember any of these? Weston Museum is looking for people to tell their stories.
"18.11.2016 20:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Forget about Facebook' when driving – shocking 31% of people used phone behind the wheel A crackdown on people using their mobile phones when driving began acorss Avon and Somerset on Monday. We hope you're not driving while reading this.
"18.11.2016 19:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend A number of Christmas-themed events are taking place this winter to get you into the festive mood. Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? We've got you covered.
"18.11.2016 17:02:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Worle Community School will be academy by January as principal aims for 'outstanding' Ofsted in three years A Worle secondary school is expected to become an academy in January 2017. Neville Coles has ambitious plans for Worle Community School – do you think it can be
"18.11.2016 16:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk POLL: Go-ahead for 3,650 new parking spaces at Bristol Airport - will it help? North Somerset Council has given Bristol Airport planning permission to create 3,650 long-stay car-parking spaces. Will this stop unauthorised car parking in the countryside?
"18.11.2016 15:20:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Rotary Club helps town's charities with Christmas fair Christmas arrived early for one Weston-super-Mare group, which organised a festive fair to raise money for a number of charities. Did you have a stall at the Rotary Club's fair? Maybe you can spot yourself in our gallery.
"18.11.2016 13:53:10" Mercury Mannequin Challenge It all went a bit still in the Mercury newsroom today...
Have you made a Mannequin Challenge video? We would love to see it. Please share them below so we can enjoy your efforts.
"18.11.2016 09:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Ambitious' plans to transform healthcare in Somerset revealed – but can it be done? An 'ambitious but challenging' plan to transform healthcare in Somerset has been launched, but some say the Government has 'its head in the sand' over how much time and money it will require. Healthcare in Somerset could be transformed thanks to an 'ambitious' new plan. But it has left some wondering if the time and funds are available.
What do you think? Can it be done?
Click the link to find out more.
"18.11.2016 09:23:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could your child when a special flight with Santa this Christmas? Five lucky boys and girls could win a once-in-a-lifetime ride in the sky with Santa this Christmas. Santa is coming to town and it is your last chance to enter your child into a competition which could see them climb aboard a flight to meet Father Christmas.
Send a photo of the nominee (in JPEG format please) along with their full name, date of birth
"18.11.2016 08:52:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Children In Need 2016 – send us your pictures People all over Weston-super-Mare and beyond will be doing plenty of fundraising for Children In Need tomorrow (Friday) – and we want to know what you have planned. Today is Children In Need day and there are sure to be a number of fundraising events taking place all across Weston and its surrounding areas.
So why not send us your pictures? Comment below, or tweet us at @WSMercury.
You can also log onto
"17.11.2016 20:31:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk First makes changes to bus routes in Weston-super-Mare Changes to two bus routes in Weston-super-Mare will come into force at the end of next week. What do you make of these changes? Will they affect you?
"17.11.2016 15:21:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Met Office warning for heavy rain and strong winds Fear not, only four months until spring...
"17.11.2016 14:42:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk Coastguard crews train in Weston-super-Mare's unforgiving mud Weston-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team conducted a mud rescue training session in the town on Sunday. Rather them than us... These volunteers do a fantastic job, show them your appreciation by commenting below!
"17.11.2016 11:19:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Feel the force of Star Wars in heavy metal One of the best-loved classical film scores of all time is being brought to life in heavy metal by a tongue-in-cheek new band. The music video from this Star Wars-themed band has been causing much laughter in the Mercury newsroom today... check out Chewbacca's show-stealing performance!
"17.11.2016 09:38:12" Timeline Photos A woman was rescued from the beach after her dog ran off on a walk.
"17.11.2016 09:19:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Online hackers target Weston General Hospital in two cyber attacks Weston General Hospital has fallen victim to two cyber attacks in the past 12 months. The hospital says the two incidents were 'isolated events'.
"16.11.2016 14:16:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Flood alert issued ahead of high tide in Weston-super-Mare A flood alert has been put in place covering Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and many of the surrounding areas. Go careful by the coast today, folks.
"16.11.2016 11:49:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Fire investigation begins after 'extensive' damage caused An industrial unit suffered 'extensive' damage in a fire last night (Tuesday). Crews managed to prevent the fire from spreading.
"16.11.2016 09:37:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Health experts: 'Children in North Somerset are at serious risk of health problems' as the number of obese kids rises in all age groups North Somerset's children are at 'serious' risk of long-term health problems, it has been warned, with more than 20 per cent of children entering school overweight or obese. Is there an answer to solving this problem?
"15.11.2016 19:26:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man, 44, found dead on friend's sofa in Weston-super-Mare He had been staying with a friend after a row with his partner...
"15.11.2016 14:53:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare festival set to mark 150 years of Birnbeck Pier Weston's seafront will be home to a brand-new two-day festival next summer, after campaigners battling to restore Birnbeck Pier announced plans to celebrate the structure's 150th anniversary. A Victorian slideshow and World War One re-enactment will celebrate Birnbeck Pier's 150-year history.
"15.11.2016 13:22:26" thewestonmercury.co.uk Progress on plans for blue plaques in Weston-super-Mare Blue plaques commemorating notable people from Weston-super-Mare could soon be installed around the town, after Weston Town Council approved the scheme. Blue plaques could soon be installed around town.
Is there anyone else you would like to see recognised?
"15.11.2016 11:08:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's Town centre plans could be 'undermined' after Cribbs Causeway expansion is approved The viability of Weston-super-Mare's town centre regeneration may be 'damaged' after expansion plans for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway were approved last week. Are you excited about the expansion of Cribbs Causeway, or is it bad news for Weston-super-Mare?
"15.11.2016 10:22:47" The Department of Health (DoH) has recently released plans to help people with disabilities into employment.
Nearly 4.6 million disabled people or people with long term health conditions are out of work nationwide.
We would like to find out more about
"15.11.2016 09:08:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare shows support for anti-fracking campaign An American film director has travelled across the Atlantic to highlight the dangers of the controversial issue of fracking in Weston – and has won the support of a number of residents. A number of Weston residents have shown their support for an anti-fracking campaign.
What do you think about the issue?
"14.11.2016 20:12:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 10 things you might not know about Weston College Weston College is continually growing, but what don't you know about one of the town's biggest organisations? Here's 10 quirky facts... More than 20,000 emails a day are sent at the college – Lenny Henry and Princess Anne have something in common thanks to the college and a Japenese artist has taken inspiration from it...
Find out more by clicking the link below.
"14.11.2016 17:58:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Graffiti soldier stands guard near war memorial A house has become part of a tribute to the armed forces put together by street artist D-NEK. There are three of these soldiers spread between Weston, Banwell and Burnham – have you spotted them?
What do you think of the tribute?
"14.11.2016 16:01:00" youtube.com Fireworks at Sea! Ending of brilliant fireworks display in Weston super Mare! Camera: Sony A6000 Filming and editing: https://www.facebook.com/Aleks.N.Photo/ Did you miss the fireworks on the Grand Pier this weekend? Aleks Nocny has shared this great video of the action.
"14.11.2016 13:17:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk The best time to see the supermoon over Weston-super-Mare tonight A supermoon will appear over Weston-super-Mare's tonight (Monday), in a space event which will not be repeated for another 18 years. If the clouds disappear, we will all be treated to a spectacular space event tonight... #supermoon
"14.11.2016 11:58:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman reported missing over weekend has now been found, say police Some good news to share with you this lunchtime...
"14.11.2016 10:06:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk In pictures: Mercury readers capture the best of Weston-super-Mare carnival Weston-super-Mare carnival took place on Friday and plenty of the Mercury's readers had their cameras on hand – here are some of the best readers' photos and video footage from the spectacle. Did you go to carnival this year? What did you think?
Re-live the night by watching a video of the spectacle and checking out the best of our readers' pictures...
"14.11.2016 09:03:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Crematorium hikes prices to almost £1k Grieving families are paying record amounts to have their loved ones cremated in Weston-super-Mare, as the charge now sits at more than double what it was just six years ago. Weston-super-Mare's crematorium now charges almost £1,000 – would you travel outside of the town to cut costs? Read the full story and vote in our poll by clicking the link
"13.11.2016 17:07:32" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston In Bloom wins gold award Weston In Bloom has been given a gold award by the Royal Horticultural Society for the fifth year running. Congratulations!
"13.11.2016 12:48:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Town Council grant to help set up new scouting groups Weston Town Council will give £1,000 to Axe District Scouts to help it set up two new groups in Weston-super-Mare. Do you think scouting is still important in the 21st century?
"13.11.2016 09:40:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk Urgent plea to help find missing Worle woman BREAKING: Anyone who sees her is asked to call 999.
"13.11.2016 09:21:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk PICTURES: Weston-super-Mare runners take on half marathon Did you take part in the half marathon? If so, you might spot yourself in our online gallery...
"12.11.2016 20:45:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Match report: Chances go begging on frustrating afternoon for Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare remain in the National League South relegation zone this evening after a 1-1 draw with Gosport Borough. A frustrating afternoon for Weston. Read the report here:
"12.11.2016 17:02:42" Weston head coach Scott Bartlett live after today's 1-1 draw.
"12.11.2016 14:41:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk LIVE: Weston-super-Mare vs Gosport Borough Welcome to live coverage of Weston-super-Mare's National League South clash with Gosport Borough. The action at the Woodspring Stadium gets underway from 3pm. Join us for live text coverage of Weston's Vanarama National League South game against Gosport Borough.
"12.11.2016 12:01:42" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Inquiry decides fate of 'important' North Somerset fields People battling to protect two village fields against future housing development claim the area in question is an 'asset' to their community. Do you think the land should be protected?
"11.11.2016 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH – Boxing legend Nigel Benn shows he still packs a punch at visit to Weston-super-Mare gym Former world-champion fighter Nigel Benn trained at a gym in Weston-super-Mare this week, offering tips for the town's burgeoning boxers. Boxing legend Nigel Benn visited Weston's Warrior gym this week.
"11.11.2016 14:13:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk 11 things you might not know about Weston-super-Mare carnival Carnival will return to Weston today (Friday) and the streets will be packed with excited onlookers ready to see what dozens of carnival clubs have to offer. The carnival is a much-loved tradition in the town, but how much do you know about it? How many bulbs are on each float? When was the first Weston carnival? And how much does each float cost?
Find out by clicking the link below...
"11.11.2016 13:29:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: Avon Fire and Rescue Service takes on the mannequin challenge The mannequin challenge is the latest video craze to take the internet by storm, and Avon Fire and Rescue Service has taken part. What do you think of the fire service's #MannequinChallenge attempt?
"11.11.2016 12:26:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Remembrance: Pat O'Connell – A man who fought for his country and his town Born in 1899, Patrick 'Pat' O'Connell fought for his country and was influential in supporting the Weston community through the uncertainty of war. Find out more about one of Weston's unsung heros – Pat O'Connell – by clicking the link below...
"11.11.2016 11:53:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man jailed for racist assault against security guard in Weston General Hospital's A&E A man who drank two bottles of whisky before carrying out a racially-aggravated assault on a security guard at Weston General Hospital has been jailed. The man told the security guard he 'only deals with white people' before kicking him.
He has been sent to prison for 16 weeks. Read the full story by clicking the link below.
"11.11.2016 10:37:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk Remembrance: Former marine running 21 miles for Royal British Legion A Royal Marines veteran from Weston-super-Mare is taking on a gruelling charity challenge today (Friday) in memory of seven friends who were killed in action. Today Royal Marines veteran Rob French will run an emotional 21 miles around Weston to remember seven of his friends who were killed in action.
He will begin his run at 11.02am and we wish him the best of luck – be sure to comment your good luck messages
"11.11.2016 09:25:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk PREVIEW: Huge crowd expected for Weston-super-Mare's carnival One of Weston's biggest annual events will return tonight (Friday), with a colourful and exciting procession set to take over the town's streets. Will you be going to Carnival tonight? Make sure you Tweet us your pics at @WSMERCURY or share them with us on Facebook...
"10.11.2016 19:49:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Trio sign contract extensions at Weston Football Club signalling a 'new future' for the Seagulls The Mercury can exclusively reveal tonight (Thursday) that three players have extended their contracts at Weston Football Club. It may be doom and gloom on the pitch for Weston Football Club but the Mercury has been at The Woodspring Stadium tonight and it is all smiles.
Three players have committed their future to the club as they look to pull themselves away from the relegation
"10.11.2016 16:03:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk A celebration of Christmas with André Rieu is coming to Weston-super-Mare Weston's Odeon is set to welcome an early festive celebration showcasing the very best of André Rieu's classical talent and you could win tickets. Christmas is (nearly) here! So why not enter our competition to watch a never-before-seen André Rieu concert. Find out how you can win tickets to watch the concert at Weston's Odeon here:
"10.11.2016 12:54:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk UFOs, witches and ghosts spotted in North Somerset prompt police calls Strange things have been happening in North Somerset, if police reports concerning supernatural goings on are anything to go by. A few weird and wonderful things have been spotted in North Somerset...
"10.11.2016 11:06:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Burnham-on-Sea carnival dazzles as thousands line the streets Burnham's 70th annual winter carnival event was a 'huge success', according to its organiser, as the town's streets were lit up by more than 80 spectacular floats. WOW! The Burnham-on-Sea carnival was a huge hit. Check out our gallery of fantastic pictures from the event.
"10.11.2016 10:53:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man arrested after crash in Weston-super-Mare A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs following a road traffic collision in Weston-super-Mare yesterday evening (Wednesday). More on the crash in Alexandra Parade last night.
"10.11.2016 10:14:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: Your child's chance to meet Santa in the sky thanks to Bristol Airport Five of Weston-super-Mare's luckiest children could win a once-in-a-lifetime festive flight from Bristol with Santa this Christmas. Does your child want to meet Santa? Of course they do! Click the link below to find out how your child's dream could become a reality.
"10.11.2016 09:07:37" TRAVEL: Problems on the A370 this morning heading into Weston. A silver Audi has broken down at the Airport Roundabout and traffic is stacking back towards Morrisons. Police are on the scene but expect delays of about 15 mins.
"09.11.2016 21:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Car crashes into building in Weston-super-Mare A car has crashed into a building off a busy road in Weston-super-Mare this evening (Wednesday). A car has crashed into a building in Alexandra Parade.
"09.11.2016 13:12:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare head coach: 'There is a lot of work to do' as Seagulls sit second from bottom in the National League South Weston find themselves languishing in the relegation zone after another damning defeat at the weekend as they lost 2-1 to bottom of the league Bishops Stortford. Weston now find themselves second from bottom in the National League South table.
Read the thoughts of the head coach here.
What do you think could help the team turn things around?
"09.11.2016 09:06:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk One in four North Somerset pharmacies 'at risk' following 'short-sighted' Government budget cuts A quarter of pharmacies in North Somerset could close due to the latest Government budget cuts, with industry professionals describing the news as 'worrying' and 'short-sighted'. 'Short-sighted' Government cuts have put North Somerset's pharmacies at risk of closure.
What do you think of the
"08.11.2016 13:27:01" Timeline Photos A survey has found police morale is at a low level as budgets continue to be cut.
What do you think of the findings?
"08.11.2016 11:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk READERS' PICTURES: Fireworks and sunsets in Weston-super-Mare Weston's keen photographers have once again been out and about in the town, capturing the very best scenery and events. The Mercury has some very talented readers. Take a look at some of the best of their pictures here:
"08.11.2016 10:55:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: November 4, 1966 It was a noisy week in Weston-super-Mare in 1966, with milkmen and fire alarms making the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald headlines on November 4. Here is the news from the week. There were some pesky noisy milkmen making the headlines back in 1966...
"08.11.2016 10:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Sovereign Shopping Centre improvements among North Somerset Council's plans for town centre A makeover for the front of the Sovereign Shopping Centre, a new bus interchange, pavement cafés, pedestrianisation and attractive public spaces feature in plans for Weston-super-Mare's town centre. North Somerset Council has revealed its 'ambitious' plans for the town centre.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
"08.11.2016 08:09:37" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset patients 'waste' 15k GP appointments every year Two days of 'important' GP appointments are being wasted each month at more than a dozen doctors' surgeries in North Somerset, as the Mercury can reveal more than 10,000 people skip appointments in the district every year. Thousands of GP appointments are being wasted in North Somerset.
Are you surprised by the figure?
"07.11.2016 13:50:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk Postnatal beds at Weston General Hospital to be cut by 40 per cent Weston General Hospital's maternity ward will go from having 10 postnatal beds to just six to make way for an improved endoscopy unit. POLL: Do you agree with Weston General Hospital's plans to reduce the number of postnatal beds in its maternity ward?
Click the link below to let us know what you think.
"07.11.2016 11:53:58" The Samaritans branches in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset will be campaigning to cut the number of male suicides on International Men's Day on November 19.
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45, and around 75 per cent of
"07.11.2016 11:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Firefighters called to more arson attacks in North Somerset which puts 'demand' on the service The number of arson attacks in North Somerset has risen in the past year, with intentional attacks on vehicles more than doubling. There have been an increasing number of arson attacks in North Somerset in the past year, with vehicle fires almost doubling.
The fire service has said it puts a 'demand' on the service.
What do you think can be done to stop these deliberate
"07.11.2016 10:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Potential funding crisis at Springboard Opportunity Group charity which supports disabled children A charity in Weston-super-Mare, which is a 'lifeline' for families with disabled children, is facing a 'major funding crisis' as a sizeable chunk of its income is not guaranteed next year. A charity which supports families with disabled children could see its funding cut next year and could results in a 'major funding
"07.11.2016 08:31:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council urged to take on Weston-super-Mare's TJ Hughes building The vacant former TJ Hughes building in Weston town centre should be taken over by North Somerset Council, according to one of the town's councillors. Do you think North Somerset Council should take over TJ Hughes in the town centre?
"06.11.2016 18:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Education funding axe likely to hit most vulnerable children in North Somerset The most vulnerable children in North Somerset could be hit by £680,000 cuts to education and learning programmes, where 55 council jobs are likely to be axed. Are council budget cuts on the way?
"06.11.2016 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Landlord is 'devastated' after Weston-super-Mare flat was destroyed in a fire A landlord has been left 'devastated' after his flats were completely destroyed in a fire which saw seven people evacuated from their homes. More on the Ashcombe Road fire which happened last month.
"06.11.2016 11:16:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Uphill Primary School students hope to secure £15,000 Aviva bid for outdoor area Uphill Primary School wants to refurbish its outdoor area for its 90 pupils with the help of a £15,000 grant. Uphill Primary School needs your help.
"05.11.2016 17:41:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bath Rugby Club stars give dream coaching session for Winscombe youngsters Children from Winscombe were given a treat this week when a pair of star players from Bath Rugby Club visited to offer a coaching session for the village's budding sportsmen. A dream day for these young rugby players.
"05.11.2016 12:06:19" thewestonmercury.co.uk Eleven Weston-super-Mare drug dealers sentenced More drug dealers have been taken off the streets of Weston-super-Mare after 11 people were sentenced for their involvement in a drug supply conspiracy. More drug dealers have been taken off the streets of Weston.
"04.11.2016 18:00:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Paulos Circus returns with new line-up and 'wheel of death' – win tickets for the whole family A traditional circus promises to have something for everyone when it arrives in Brent Knoll. Win family tickets to the circus:
"04.11.2016 14:53:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man suffers head injury after two-car crash in Weston-super-Mare Two cars collided on the corner of Orchard Place in Weston-super-Mare today (Friday). UPDATED: A man suffered a head injury after two cars collided earlier this afternoon.
"04.11.2016 13:00:01" Timeline Photos Have you got a child or grandchild who started school this year? You can find their first class picture in our supplement, available in the Weston Mercury, out this week. Please share this with friends and family so they remember to pick up their copy of
"04.11.2016 12:35:42" Timeline Photos Police and the ambulance service are on the scene after a crash in Weston-super-Mare.
"04.11.2016 10:36:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Drug users in Weston-super-Mare could be spared arrest if 'innovative' police education scheme is rolled out People caught with small amounts of class A drugs in North Somerset could be spared arrest and offered drug education classes if a police pilot is rolled out across the area. What do you think of this? Drug users in Weston could avoid arrest if a new police policy is rolled out.
"04.11.2016 09:49:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: The demon barber of Fleet Street descends on Weston-super-Mare – and triumphs at the Blakehay Theatre Sweeney Todd thrilled a Weston audience last night (Thursday) as the Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society (WODS) retold the story of the demon barber of London's Fleet Street. There was an abundance of talent on display at The Blakehay Theatre, Weston-super-Mare last night. Read our review of Sweeney Todd here:
"04.11.2016 08:41:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset 30th most prosperous place in the country despite Weston town centre deprivation North Somerset is one of the most prosperous areas in the country according to a new report, although a Weston-super-Mare councillor says that success is not felt by everyone in the district. North Somerset is one of the most prosperous places in the country according to a new report – but not everyone agrees.
"03.11.2016 19:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk A Street Cat Named Bob opens in cinemas – win tickets to watch it in Weston A feel-good true story of how a cat turned around a man's life will open in cinemas this week. Bob the cat plays Bob the cat in this feel-good film... and you could watch it in the cinema for free. Enter our competition below.
"03.11.2016 17:23:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man punched to ground in Berrow assault Can you help police in their inquiries regarding this assault?
"03.11.2016 12:55:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare fireworks 2016: Where you can watch them this week The skies will be filled with fantastic fireworks this week to mark Bonfire Night. Here is a round-up of the events taking place in Weston-super-Mare and beyond. Fireworks season is upon us. Here is where you can watch them:
"03.11.2016 11:07:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'We are not an animal rescue service' – Coastguard called to help runaway dog Burnham-on-Sea's Coastguard team has said it 'is not an animal rescue service' after it was called to rescue a dog from Brean Down yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). A dog was rescued by the Coastguard after it tried to follow some goats.
"03.11.2016 10:11:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Burnham-on-Sea burglary in early hours prompts police appeal A Burnham-on-Sea newsagent was broken into in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday). Cigarettes were stolen from the shop. Can you help the police with their enquiries?
"03.11.2016 08:56:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'No-one can give me answers to if I will get better' – student who gave up dancing and sport through illness plans 4ft horse jump A Worle student who has an illness which causes severe fatigue, has challenged herself to a 4ft jump on her horse to raise money for research. Good luck to Makayla and Tommy.
"02.11.2016 21:32:03" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare head coach on Seagulls' plunge into the relegation zone: 'We now have to dog it out' Weston Football Club have endured a difficult season so far and after 11 defeats in 12 games, they now find themselves in the bottom three of the National League South. Read the thoughts of Weston's head coach after the Seagulls were plunged into the relegation zone here:
"02.11.2016 11:56:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: October 28, 1966 'Rat-hunters' were preventing fires in Weston-super-Mare in 1966. The odd story was included in the October 28 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald. Here are more stories from that week. A bit of an unusual one this week - rat-hunters stop fires.
"02.11.2016 08:22:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk Petition launched by Weston-super-Mare man for operation which would relieve him from a life of pain A Weston-super-Mare man – who lost his leg to cancer – is appealing to the Government for a 'life-changing' procedure to become available on the NHS in order to relieve him from a life of pain and help others. A Weston man lives with 'a lot of pain'. He is campaigning for a 'life-changing' operation to be made available on the NHS. Read his story and sign the petition by clicking the link below.
"01.11.2016 17:41:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you help Weston Hospicecare raise vital Christmas cash? With only a matter of weeks to go until Christmas arrives, one of Weston's biggest charities is urging people to take part in its new Festive Fridays fundraiser. It's November 1st, which means the festive season is (almost) upon us. And what better way is there to kick off your celebrations than by taking part in Weston Hospicecare's latest fundraiser?
Click below to find out how you can get involved...
"01.11.2016 17:09:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Roadworks set to begin on M5 and will last seven weeks Almost two months of roadworks, including speed restrictions and lane closures, will begin on the M5 in both directions today (Tuesday). Highways England advises drivers to allow extra time over the next few weeks...
"01.11.2016 12:30:24" We want to hear from police officers in North Somerset to get their view on the state of the force and what it is actually like.
A survey has found 94 per cent of Avon and Somerset Constabulary police officers feel morale is low in the force and more
"01.11.2016 11:33:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset NUT teachers 'fight back the tears' to make it through 70-hour work weeks Two-thirds of North Somerset Teachers could be leaving the profession they love as they struggle to handle the 'overwhelming workload, constant scrutiny and stress', the Mercury is revealing. A Mercury survey has revealed teachers in North Somerset are struggling to cope with the job's 'ridiculous' and 'demanding' workload, with more than two thirds of respondents admitting they are thinking of quitting the profession within the next five
"01.11.2016 08:41:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk Tropicana's creative director announces plans to bring 'leftfield' shows to Weston-super-Mare World-famous circuses and huge music stars could soon be gracing Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana, after the man leading its regeneration revealed his plan to attract 'diverse' and 'alternative' entertainment to the historic venue. What kind of acts and performances would you like to see at the Tropicana?
"01.11.2016 08:02:23" These findings have been described as 'shocking' as the pay gap between men and women is shown to increase as women get older.
What do you think should be done to make it more
"31.10.2016 17:49:15" Pumpkin perfection Emma Masley created these pumpkin designs.
"31.10.2016 17:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Vivid memories of daring Dam Buster raid told by last surviving member 'Johnny' Johnson The Dam Busters raid of World War Two remains one of the most enduring stories from those six years of conflict. Weston-super-Mare has its own connection to the offensive, which was immortalised in the 1955 film The Dam Busters, with early testing of the Read this incredible story of the last surviving British Dam Buster, and Weston's involvement in the bouncing bomb.
"31.10.2016 16:50:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare referee stretchered off in League Two match after nasty collision with Plymouth Argyle striker A referee from Weston-super-Mare will be out of the game for 'a few weeks' after he suffered injuries in a League Two match between Plymouth Argyle and Colchester United on Saturday. A Weston referee was injured in a League Two match at the weekend. We have an update on his condition here:
"31.10.2016 15:59:33" Pumpkin perfection One pumpkin by Lottie, aged two, with a bit of help from mum, and one by Alex, aged five, from Worle.
"31.10.2016 15:57:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk Carers Trust Phoenix to be permanently closed One of North Somerset's largest charities has announced it will shut its doors for good, after rising costs and changes to regulations meant it could no longer continue to operate sustainably. The charity says it is hopeful that services will be transferred to another provider, despite the plans to close.
What impact do you think the decision will have?
"31.10.2016 15:43:21" Pumpkin perfection Rachel Few helped to create these sparkling pumpkins.
"31.10.2016 15:07:20" Pumpkin perfection Scooby Doo takes a starring role in these pumpkins from Jacqui Taylor.
"31.10.2016 14:54:00" Pumpkin perfection Pokemon pumpkins have been popular this year. Karen Rose Carr sent in this Pikachu.
"31.10.2016 14:18:42" Pumpkin perfection Nicky Slucock's terrific pumpkins included a dolphin jumping from the sea.
"31.10.2016 14:04:25" Pumpkin perfection Katie Hoskin sent in this fabulous collection of pumpkins.
"31.10.2016 14:00:17" Pumpkin perfection Michelle Cowan helped to create these Pikachu and Minecraft-inspired pumpkins.
"31.10.2016 13:53:21" Pumpkin perfection Melissa Gregory sent in this spooky pumpkins.
"31.10.2016 12:45:20" Pumpkin perfection Charlotte Veryard carved Marshall from Paw Patrol for her three-year-old daughter Ellie.
"31.10.2016 12:33:06" Pumpkin perfection Kerry Jones' pumpkin efforts included one inspired a Minion from the Despicable Me films.
"31.10.2016 12:13:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Adverse weather' causes delays and cancellations at Bristol Airport Passengers travelling from Bristol Airport today (Monday) are facing delayed and cancelled flights due to fog. One to be aware of if you're using the airport today...
"31.10.2016 12:05:19" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston house prices soar by more than 30 per cent House prices in Weston have risen dramatically in the past decade, a study has shown. Weston is being seen as a desirable place to live... but it does mean housing prices have risen. Is this good or bad news for the town?
"31.10.2016 10:17:17" All the best pumpkins from Weston-super-Mare. Share yours with us on Facebook, tweet @wsmercury or log onto weston.iwitness24.co.uk and tag yourself in our pictures. Pumpkin perfection All the best pumpkins from Weston-super-Mare. Share yours with us on Facebook, tweet @wsmercury or log onto weston.iwitness24.co.uk and tag yourself in our pictures.
"31.10.2016 10:17:17" All the best pumpkins from Weston-super-Mare. Share yours with us on Facebook, tweet @wsmercury or log onto weston.iwitness24.co.uk and tag yourself in our pictures. Pumpkin perfection All the best pumpkins from Weston-super-Mare. Share yours with us on Facebook, tweet @wsmercury or log onto weston.iwitness24.co.uk and tag yourself in our pictures.
"31.10.2016 10:09:14" Pumpkin perfection By Verity Crabb, aged 5 from St Georges, (with a bit of help from her dad, Nick)
"31.10.2016 10:07:05" Pumpkin perfection Jema Stansfield made this cat-like pumpkin.
"31.10.2016 06:45:00" Timeline Photos It's Halloween! We want to see YOUR pumpkin pictures. Comment below to share them with us, and we will add them to our Facebook gallery. Or send them to @wsmercury on Twitter or upload them to weston.iwitness24.co.uk
"30.10.2016 18:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Researchers search for relatives of World War Two airman who died after aircraft crashed in Germany An archaeological dig has revealed a crash site for an RAF bomber which landed in Germany in 1943 – and researchers are trying to track down the family of one of the aircraft's crew members. The discovery of an RAF bomber crash site has led to a search for a crew member's family.
"30.10.2016 16:18:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mendip Green First School given new sports kits for its teams A primary school which has just achieved a 'silver' award for its sport has been given new kits for its teams. Sports teams at a Worle primary school have been given new kits.
"30.10.2016 13:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Hospicecare nurse Susan to retire after 11 years One of Weston Hospicecare's longest-serving nurses has retired after more than a decade in the role. Good luck to Susan on her well-earned retirement.
"30.10.2016 11:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Heart surgery survivors plan to give back to British Heart Foundation This Worle family are hosting a coffee morning to thank the British Heart Foundation for its life-saving work.
"30.10.2016 10:49:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston General Hospital maintenance bill hits £9million backlog Weston Hospital is facing a £9million backlog in maintenance work.
"29.10.2016 17:28:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk MATCH REPORT: Seagulls in relegation zone after late goals from Hampton and Richmond sink Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare were plunged into the relegation zone today (Saturday) as they lost 3-1 to high-flying Hampton and Richmond at The Woodspring Stadium. Here is our match report from today's Weston match. The Seagulls now find themselves in the relegation zone.
"29.10.2016 16:43:46" Reaction from Scott Bartlett after today's 3-1 loss to Hampton and Richmond. Do you agree with the head coach's assessment?
"29.10.2016 13:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Kind and caring staff' at Burnham-on-Sea care home given heaps of praise from the CQC A Burnham-on-Sea care home, which looks after people with autism, has been praised after an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A glowing report for this Burnham-on-Sea care home:
"29.10.2016 11:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you help Sole Cycling keep Weston-super-Mare's children safe? The leaders of a North Somerset community project say they want to raise tens of thousands of pounds to help keep the area's budding cyclists safe on the district's roads. A North Somerset group is campaigning to keep Weston's cyclists safe.
Here's how you can help:
"29.10.2016 10:17:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk Early-morning crash at Burnham-on-Sea petrol station Emergency crews were called to Burnham-on-Sea this morning (Saturday) after a vehicle crashed into a petrol station wall. A vehicle crashed into a Burnham-on-Sea petrol station wall this morning.
"29.10.2016 09:44:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston College catering and front of house students given industry master class from top professionals GALLERY: Top caterers have given college students a masterclass.
"28.10.2016 14:01:01" Timeline Photos An MP has urged the Government to toughen up laws on travellers.
Do you agree something should be done?
"28.10.2016 12:49:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man takes on epic charity challenge in memory of late wife A Winscombe man has completed an epic charity effort in memory of his late wife who died of cancer last year, completing the Great North Run before tackling the unenviable task of cycling the length of the UK – all in the space of two weeks. A fantastic story for your Friday afternoon here. Well done Martin - this is an amazing achievement.
"28.10.2016 09:27:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Stars Of Time convention to return to Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana A popular science fiction convention will make its return to Weston's Tropicana next summer. Will you be attending next year's Stars of Time convention?
"28.10.2016 08:22:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Burnham-on-Sea Food Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the town More than 25,000 people flocked to Burnham over the weekend for the bi-annual food festival – an event billed by organisers as the 'very best'. Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival was a huge success and has been called the 'best ever'.
Look at some pictures of the event here:
"27.10.2016 18:30:00" youtube.com Dam Busters gunner Johnny Johnson's stories in Weston-super-Mare George 'Johnny' Johnson, the last surviving member of the Dam Busters raid, speaks to Weston-super-Mare RAF Association about his experiences. The last surviving British member from the famous Dam Buster raids visited Weston last week to tell the tale of dropping the bouncing bomb during World War Two.
In this short clip, he explains how the crew worked together as they trained, just before
"27.10.2016 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Unmissable Halloween events in Weston this week The season of ghoulish ghost stories, terrifying tricks and yummy treats is upon us and this Halloween there are multiple events taking place in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area for you to sink your teeth into. It's about to get a little spooky out there... Here is our Halloween events guide.
"27.10.2016 16:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Starbucks café set to open in Weston. A Starbucks is set to open in Weston next week. Coffee shop alert: Starbucks is coming to Weston.
"27.10.2016 13:02:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Online reports of antisocial behaviour in Weston-super-Mare town centre Incidents of people 'swearing' and being 'verbally aggressive' in Weston-super-Mare have been seen by police on social media sites but the force is calling for official reports to be made so action can be taken against anti-social behaviour. There have been online reports of antisocial behaviour in Weston. Do you think there is a problem in the town centre?
"27.10.2016 12:04:57" thewestonmercury.co.uk Halloween costumes can catch fire, warns Avon Fire and Rescue Service Parents should check their children's Halloween costumes are safe to prevent 'serious injury', according to Avon Fire and Rescue Service. The fire service has issued a warning about Halloween costumes.
"27.10.2016 08:02:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk Audience on their feet for heart-warming, emotional and hilarious Billy Elliot at Bristol Hippodrome A wealth of extraordinary talent was on display at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Wednesday) as the musical phenomenon of Billy Elliot took to the stage as part of its first ever UK tour. We loved Billy Elliot the Musical last night. You can read our review of the show – and book tickets – by clicking the link below:
"26.10.2016 16:01:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk IN PICTURES: Weston College's Winter Gardens development continues to take shape Weston College has today (Wednesday) released new images of the Winter Gardens with the iconic Weston-super-Mare site's refurbishment now well underway. Work is well underway at the Winter Gardens site. Take a look at our gallery of how the development is progressing and let us know what you think.
"26.10.2016 14:58:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crews called to tackle house fire in Weston-super-Mare A 'horrific' and 'huge' fire broke out in Ashcombe Road, Weston-super-Mare, this afternoon (Wednesday). Fire crews are still on the scene of a house fire in Weston-super-Mare.
"26.10.2016 14:14:06" Timeline Photos Weston Football Club's head coach had some very positive things to say about his players after Saturday's positive result. Read more here:
"26.10.2016 11:41:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man pleads guilty to offences in Weston-super-Mare A man has pleaded guilty to a series of offences, including causing actual bodily harm.
"26.10.2016 07:59:46" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police entering 'new frontier for indiscriminate surveillance' which could have listened to YOUR phone calls Texts and phone calls made by you, your children and families may have been swept up by Avon and Somerset Constabulary's 'spy gear' surveillance equipment – but the force will not answer questions about its use. Could police be listening to YOUR phone calls?
Avon and Somerset Constabulary is using 'spy gear' surveillance equipment which can listen to private conversations.
What do you think of this revelation?
"25.10.2016 15:40:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal to find missing man last seen near Weston-super-Mare An appeal has been launched to find a missing 31-year-old man, who was last seen in Uphill at noon today (Tuesday). Anyone who has seen missing Ryan Saunders is asked to call 999 immediately.
"25.10.2016 12:12:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Alarming' stats show more than 60,000 motorists speed in North Somerset village A parish council is in fear for people's safety after revealing more than 60,000 cars were recorded speeding in the parish over the summer. What can be done to stop motorists speeding?
"25.10.2016 09:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare man tells his story of being bullied because of his disability A Weston-super-Mare man has been called 'so many names' due to his disability and is hoping to spread awareness of prejudice in the town following Hate Crime Awareness Week. A sad story about a man who has been a victim of hate crime in Weston.
He has been called names and bullied because of his disability.
"25.10.2016 08:29:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police inspect massage parlour during operation to prevent people trafficking A massage parlour in Weston-super-Mare has been inspected during a police crackdown on people trafficking. Police inspected a massage parlour in Weston.
"25.10.2016 07:11:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk Return to the wild: Behind-the-scenes of an owl release project at Secret World Wildlife and Rescue Secret World, in East Huntpsill, is a rescue centre with a difference. It rescues a host of injured or orphaned wildlife but this is only the start of the work it does, as the aim is always to release the animals back into the wild. � We went behind-the-scenes of an owl release project at Secret World.
You can watch videos of the adorable animals and read all about their story here:
"24.10.2016 10:30:00" Timeline Photos Oldmixon Primary School students build scarecrows to celebrate the harvest season and collect donations for the Weston-super-Mare Foodbank.
"24.10.2016 09:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Schools are 'more than just data and results' say North Somerset heads Half of North Somerset's schools' results are below the national average, according to new provisional performance tables. Schools are 'more than just data and results', say North Somerset heads. The key stage 4 provisional results tables have been released.
"24.10.2016 09:07:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk Banwell planning appeal dismissed by inspector Plans which could have seen 155 homes built in Banwell have been torn up this week after an inquiry. What do you think of the decision? Do you think more homes should be built in Banwell?
"24.10.2016 08:09:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk League of Friends volunteer receives award for 50 years' of raising money for Weston hospitals A dedicated fundraiser who has been working for a Weston-super-Mare charity for 50 years has been recognised for her commitment. A dedicated Weston-super-Mare charity has been recognised for its fundraising efforts.
"23.10.2016 16:54:01" 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 Find out how Weston footballers prepare for a match in this exclusive footage.
"23.10.2016 10:11:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk Spamalot makes its Weston-super-Mare debut – win tickets Monty Python's Spamalot is hitting a Weston-super-Mare stage for the first time. Don't miss out on the chance to win tickets for medieval romp Spamalot.
"23.10.2016 08:22:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk MATCH REPORT: Weston-super-Mare seal a point on the road after entertaining draw at Oxford City Weston-super-Mare gained their first point in eleven matches away at Oxford City yesterday (Saturday) as they ground out a 0-0 draw at Marsh Lane. Weston finally saw their 10-match losing run come to an end yesterday. Read our take on the game here:
"22.10.2016 16:11:59" Weston head coach Scott Bartlett's post-match reaction following today's 0-0 draw at Oxford City.
"22.10.2016 14:44:56" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk LIVE: Weston-super-Mare v Oxford City in the National League South Join us for live updates as Weston-super-Mare FC look to halt a ten-match losing run against Oxford City. Are you following our live blog from Oxford City v Weston?
If not, catch up on all the action from the first half as the Seagulls look to win for the first time in 11 games.
"22.10.2016 10:02:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk Children's library survey underway North Somerset Council has begun surveying children about the library services they use in the district. North Somerset Council is currently reviewing children's and library services. What changes do you think should be made?
"22.10.2016 09:57:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk John Cleese 'tremendously pleased' to support Weston General Hospital's scanner appeal Actor and comedian John Cleese is lending his support to a £400,000 appeal for a new scanner at Weston General Hospital. A famous comedian is backing Weston General Hospital's appeal for a new scanner.
"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.
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"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.
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"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...