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"22.01.2017 17:15:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk Fire crews tackle 'deliberate' fire in Burnham-on-Sea Fire crews were called to a Burnham-on-Sea road today (Sunday) to tackle a fire at the back ot the town's post office. The fire is believed to have been started on purpose.
"22.01.2017 15:39:57" thewestonmercury.co.uk CCTV image of missing Weston-super-Mare man released Police have today (Sunday) released a new CCTV image of missing Weston-super-Mare man which show the clothes he was wearing when he was last seen more than a week ago. Police have released a new CCTV image of a missing Weston-super-Mare man. It shows the clothes he was wearing on the night he went missing. Please share this link to see if anyone may be able to help find him.
"22.01.2017 10:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Stan Collymore to host talk show live from The Woodspring Stadium Weston Football Club are welcoming former England footballer – and now media pundit – Stan Collymore to The Woodspring Stadium as he hosts his Call Collymore show live from the Seagulls' home ground. WIN: Former England footballer Stan Collymore is hosting his radio talk show live from The Woodspring Stadium and you could be there for free.
Enter our competition and you could be in with a chance of asking Collymore anything you like, as well as
"21.01.2017 18:21:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Missing Weston-super-Mare woman found safe Tina Wilford, who went missing in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Friday) afternoon has been found safe. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.
"21.01.2017 15:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Readers' pictures: The best animal shots from across North Somerset In this week's gallery of readers' pictures we have picked out some of the best photographs of animals in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset from the past few months... WARNING: This post contains a host of cute animals. Check out our talented readers' pictures.
"21.01.2017 14:24:13" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal for help to locate missing Weston-super-Mare woman, aged 70 A 70-year-old woman has been missing from Weston-super-Mare since yesterday afternoon and police say they are 'concerned' for her welfare. Can you help the police find Tina? They are 'concerned' for the 70-year-old's welfare.
"21.01.2017 12:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council's planning website is still plagued with problems – six months after fix was promised North Somerset Council's planning website is still being hit with regular problems – despite the council's leader claiming the issues were being resolved imminently almost six months ago. Six months have passed since North Somerset Council said its planning website was being fixed...
"21.01.2017 10:13:21" Today's Weston FC match is OFF due to a frozen pitch!
"20.01.2017 20:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk PREVIEW: Weston-super-Mare head coach relishing the opportunity to climb the National League South table Weston Football Club welcome Wealdstone to The Woodspring Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) and head coach Scott Bartlett says his team 'can't wait' to get out on the pitch, despite suffering defeat last time out. PREVIEW: We caught up with head coach Scott Bartlett ahead of tomorrow's match at home to Wealdstone. Read his thoughts here:
"20.01.2017 19:37:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Use of Weston-super-Mare's A&E department spikes – with 3,765 extra patients treated in two years A record number of people visited Weston General Hospital's Accident and Emergency (A&E) department in 2015/16, with hospital staff under pressure to battle ever-growing demand while bosses continue to work on a long-term plan for the site. What do you think can be done to relieve pressure on Weston's A&E?
"20.01.2017 16:04:28" northsomersettimes.co.uk Stranded lorry causes 'slow traffic' on M5 between Portishead and Clevedon This is likely to affect anyone heading home from Bristol on the M5 tonight...
"20.01.2017 15:17:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk Homes in Weston-super-Mare suffer loss of power More than 300 homes have been without power this afternoon (Friday), with more than 100 still without electricity. More than 300 homes have been without power today.
"20.01.2017 14:30:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family's plea to find missing 24-year-old from Weston-super-Mare last seen leaving Motion nightclub in Bristol The father of a man from Weston who has been missing for close to a week has put out a desperate plea for information to help find his son. His family are extremely worried. Please share to help get Deakon home.
"20.01.2017 12:30:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police investigate 'unexplained death' in Worle Police and forensics team have been at a property in Worle since yesterday (Thursday) morning following a woman's death. Police are still on the scene investigating.
"20.01.2017 12:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare Football Club to build 'fantastic' new 3G pitch Weston Football Club has announced plans for a 3G training pitch have finally been given the go-ahead, something which its football development director says is 'crucial' for the club to move forward. Things are beginning to look up on the pitch for Weston Football Club – and now there is some very good news off it.
Are you happy with the club's plans?
"20.01.2017 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Prominent' Weston-super-Mare building to be turned into 'high-quality' apartments? A former bank in Weston town centre could be redeveloped to become a mixture of flats and retail space. What is your opinion on the proposed changes to this building?
"20.01.2017 09:34:46" Timeline Photos Prime Minister Theresa May has made promises to change the way mental health is dealt with across the country.
A mother – who lost her son after he struggled with his own mental health – has said she is 'cautiously optimistic' about the changes.
"19.01.2017 19:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Your chance to enjoy a year with The Playhouse – the venue which has 'pushed boundaries' for quality theatre It may often be described a 'dying art' but theatre in Weston has enjoyed a remarkable upturn in fortunes, with The Playhouse enjoying huge growth in sales and footfall over the past three years. However, it has not been easy, with the venue taking huge LAST CHANCE: Don't miss your opportunity to win tickets to a show of your choice every month in 2017.
This fabulous competition closes at 10am tomorrow – so don't delay!
"19.01.2017 17:55:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: Annual gym pass, spa treatment or free meal from Cadbury House The deadline to enter is tomorrow so best be quick...
"19.01.2017 14:29:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk Wrong ashes scattered in crematorium cover-up Weston Crematorium staff tricked a grieving family into believing they were witnessing their loved-one's ashes being scattered, when in fact the remains of a complete stranger were being used in a bid to cover up earlier mistakes. The family were told they were witnessing the scattering of their loved-ones ashes, but staff were using the remains of a complete stranger to cover their own mistakes.
"19.01.2017 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Your chance to decide Weston-super-Mare's sand sculpture festival theme for 2017 Weston's iconic sand sculpture festival is set to return this Easter – but this time Mercury readers have a chance to have their say on the theme. How much do you love the sand sculpture festival in Weston? Well, now is your chance to get involved. There are three themes to choose from and one of them will be crowned the winner next month.
Click the link below and vote in our poll.
"19.01.2017 09:29:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man dies in Kewstoke crash A man has died after a collision with a tree this morning (Thursday). Very sad news to report this morning. Our thoughts are with his family.
"18.01.2017 15:28:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could North Somerset villagers 'die' because of parking problems? Villagers in Yatton say it is only a 'matter of time' before someone is killed or seriously hurt due to cars parking on High Street – and they have urged North Somerset Council to paint double yellow lines along the entire length of the road. Have you noticed a problem with parking?
"18.01.2017 12:06:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston's unbeaten run ended last night as they were downed 3-2 by promotion-chasing Dartford.
But their performances have significantly improved over the past few weeks. Where do you think the team will finish this season?
"18.01.2017 08:39:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk 82-year-old waits two hours for ambulance on freezing road after falling and breaking his pelvis An 82-year-old man was left lying in the road with a broken pelvis for two hours in the dark while he waited for an ambulance – and could have died, were it not for his friends keeping him warm in plummeting temperatures. The ambulance service said it was sorry to learn of the incident.
"17.01.2017 15:06:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cancelled Halloween event set to return – along with new literature festival for 2017 A popular Halloween event in Weston-super-Mare which was scrapped by North Somerset Council may rise again after town councillors agreed to restore it. Will you be attending the literature festival if it goes ahead?
"17.01.2017 12:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Post-Brexit effect could make North Somerset the perfect tourist destination Low interest rates and the weakness of sterling could have a beneficial impact on North Somerset's £1.3billion tourism industry, as more holidaymakers are expected to flock to the area as part of the post-Brexit effect. Will Brexit help tourism in North Somerset?
"17.01.2017 09:07:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk MAP: See where new housing could be built as North Somerset Council approves its core strategy North Somerset Council's housing policy has finally been confirmed – but the area is 'not of the woods yet' when it comes to unscrupulous developers earmarking unsuitable sites for new homes. Want a reminder for where all these houses are being built? Check out our interactive map.
"16.01.2017 20:59:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Slow traffic as M5 lanes closed near Weston-super-Mare Lane closures are in place on the M5 tonight (Monday) after an accident. Stay safe if you're out on the roads tonight.
"16.01.2017 17:40:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare coastguard rescues Birnbeck walkers Weston-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team was called to stop a group of people walking out to Birnbeck Island yesterday afternoon (Sunday). Weston-super-Mare's coastguard was called out for the first time in 2017.
"16.01.2017 17:03:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk Highbridge delays after motorcycle crash An accident involving a motorcyclist is causing slow traffic in Highbridge this evening (Monday). You might run in to traffic if you're heading home from Highbridge this evening.
"16.01.2017 12:51:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man may need surgery after being hit in the face with a glass bottle Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault. Can you help police with this appeal?
"16.01.2017 11:03:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Are North Somerset's schools being run by too many multi-academy trusts? North Somerset's schools are being run by too many different multi-academy trusts according to Government education leaders, but little can be done to change the situation. Do you think joining an academy trust is the best way forward for your child's school?
"16.01.2017 11:02:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 accident between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the M5 this morning (Monday) after an accident. More delays on the M5 this morning.
"16.01.2017 09:21:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 crash causing Weston-super-Mare delays An accident on the M5 is causing delays this morning (Monday). A word of warning if you're commuting on the M5 this morning.
"16.01.2017 08:43:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: Incredible footage shows Jacob Baird, 3, taking his first steps after life-changing surgery The parents of a boy from Weston-super-Mare with cerebral palsy have described a surgeon who enabled him to walk for the first time as a 'miracle worker'. Today might be 'Blue Monday' - but this story is enough to cheer anyone up. What an incredible little boy Jacob is.
"15.01.2017 18:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk South Bristol Link set for Monday opening A road which will link Bristol Airport to the centre of the city is due to open next week, with council bosses hoping it will alleviate traffic issues for North Somerset's frustrated motorists. The South Bristol Link Road will open tomorrow:
"15.01.2017 12:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk War memorial broken for decades will finally be fixed Weston-super-Mare's Grove Park war memorial sculpture has had a piece missing for decades – and the town council has now decided to repair it. The piece has been missing for about 40 years:
"15.01.2017 11:56:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Allowing learners on motorways is a 'good thing', says Weston-super-Mare's advanced motoring group Learner drivers could soon be seen on the M5 in North Somerset after the Government announced plans to allow lessons on Britain's motorways for the first time – a decision which has been welcomed by the area's advanced motoring group. Do you agree?
"15.01.2017 09:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two Burnham-on-Sea care homes given 'good' rating from CQC Two Somerset care homes have been rated as 'good' in every inspection category by a healthcare watchdog. A pair of Burnham-on-Sea care homes have been praised by a healthcare watchdog:
"15.01.2017 07:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare man wins photography competition A keen photographer from Weston-super-Mare has won a competition which means his image is now hitting the shelves as the cover shot for a top photography magazine. Well done to Chris on his competition win!
"13.01.2017 18:02:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend Brush up on your general knowledge at a charity quiz or watch the latest blockbuster film at the Odeon this weekend. Not sure what to do this weekend? Well, we have a handy guide to help you on your way. Enjoy!
"13.01.2017 16:23:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Met Office warns drivers of ice risk this weekend A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office tonight (Friday) for North Somerset with freezing temperatures forecast. Take care when on the roads this evening...
"13.01.2017 13:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council: We will 'keep watch' on Birnbeck Pier's owners North Somerset Council has vowed to keep a close eye on Birnbeck Pier's owners, after a legal row caused work to demolish part of the Weston-super-Mare pier ground to a halt just one day after it began. Here is the latest on Birnbeck Pier and plans to demolish the north jetty.
"13.01.2017 11:47:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk NHS is 'under strain but not in crisis' – watch Somerset MP James Heappey speak in parliament Somerset's NHS services are facing 'real challenges' and are under 'considerable strain' according to Wells MP James Heappey – who argues claims the NHS is facing a crisis are 'not true'. The MP said – despite Weston General Hospital's bed occupancy hitting 100% – declaring a crisis would be a 'disservice' to those working hard to prepare for the 'incredible challenges of winter' – do you agree?
He has also called on the Government to
"13.01.2017 08:03:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Competition: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling wow in La La Land Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in romantic musical comedy-drama La La Land, which critics predict will dominate the year's film awards after it scooped a record seven Golden Globes. La La Land picked up seven awards at the Golden Globes this week - and you could see it for free with our competition.
"12.01.2017 19:51:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Multi-vehicle' crash blocks M5 in North Somerset The M5 is partially blocked north of Weston-super-Mare this evening (Thursday) after multiple vehicles were involved in a serious collision. This sounds nasty. We hope everyone involved is OK - drive safely tonight, everyone.
"12.01.2017 18:04:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Cherished' pub handed lifeline after council grants community asset status Plans to convert a village pub into a supermarket may be scuppered after North Somerset Council granted the pub asset of community value (ACV) status. Will this prevent the pub from being turned into a shop?
"12.01.2017 15:27:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teenager arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs to schoolchildren A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of drug-dealing outside a Weston-super-Mare school. The 17-year-old suspect was found with both cash and drugs on him.
"12.01.2017 14:47:31" northsomersettimes.co.uk TRAVEL: Two lanes closed on M5 in North Somerset There are serious delays on the M5 this afternoon (Thursday) after an earlier crash. One from our sister paper the North Somerset Times - this will affect people trying to get home from Bristol.
"12.01.2017 12:58:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Hospital continues to battle 'unprecedented demand' Weston General Hospital is struggling to cope with 'unprecedented demand' as its alert status was raised to the highest-possible level at the weekend, meaning it was 'unable to deliver comprehensive care'. The hospital's alert status was raised to the highest level possible.
“The public can help us manage this demand by using the most appropriate service for their needs and, most importantly, only using A&E for genuine life-threatening emergencies.” - CCG
"12.01.2017 09:40:15" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Increased' risk of snow and ice disrupting travel services today This what Met Office experts are saying this morning...
"12.01.2017 09:14:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Your chance to enjoy a year with The Playhouse – the venue which has 'pushed boundaries' for quality theatre It may often be described a 'dying art' but theatre in Weston has enjoyed a remarkable upturn in fortunes, with The Playhouse enjoying huge growth in sales and footfall over the past three years. However, it has not been easy, with the venue taking huge We have a fantastic competition in partnership with The Playhouse Theatre in today's Mercury. You could win a pair of tickets to a show of your choice every month this year – and there are plenty of fantastic shows to choose from.
Click the link below to
"11.01.2017 17:41:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk MAP: See North Somerset Council plans to build 700 homes – right next to the Locking Parklands development North Somerset Council is planning to build a little more than 700 homes – as well as retail and office space and a new primary school – right next to Locking Parklands. Do you think Weston can cope with this much housing in such close proximity?
"11.01.2017 15:55:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk APPEAL: Help needed after Vietnamese teens go missing from Weston addresses Two 'vulnerable' Vietnamese teenagers have gone missing from addresses in Weston-super-Mare, prompting a police appeal. The two teenagers are said to be vulnerable. Do you have any information to help police?
"11.01.2017 15:06:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'The fans deserve to have that winning feeling' says Weston-super-Mare head coach as the Seagulls' form continues to improve Weston enjoyed a third win on the bounce at the weekend and the Seagulls' head coach is hoping for more of the same when the side travel to Dartford on Tuesday night. We caught up with Weston FC's head coach earlier this week. He says the Seagulls fans have been 'brilliant' and deserve to see their side win.
What do you think has helped turn the club's fortunes around for three straight wins in the National League
"11.01.2017 11:45:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cash-strapped cops' burglary woes revealed as just three of 113 burglaries in central Weston-super-Mare are fully resolved Avon and Somerset Constabulary admits it 'needs to improve' after it emerged less than three per cent of burglaries in central Weston have been fully resolved in the past year. Just three of 113 burglaries in the central Weston beat area were solved in the past year.
What do you think? Are there enough bobbies on the beat?
"11.01.2017 08:53:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Architects appointed to design Dolphin Square's flats blueprint Work on the fourth phase of Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square development has taken an exciting step forward, after a team of architects was appointed to lead the site's redevelopment. A team of architects have been appointed to work on the fourth phase of the Dolphin Square development, where 180 flats will be built, along with ground floor space for retail outlets.
Are you looking forward to the work being completed?
"10.01.2017 19:50:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Concern about 'lethal' town centre paving after woman, 75, has nasty fall A 75-year-old woman from Weston-super-Mare believes stone paving in the town centre is not fit for purpose after rain made it so slippery she fell, split her head open and broke her nose. Have you ever come close to losing your footing in the rain while walking in town?
This woman was left with a broken nose, a one-inch deep gash to her forehead and two black eyes after slipping in Weston.
"10.01.2017 17:51:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: A38 closed near Bristol Airport due to car fire Queues are building up in both directions, according to the police:
"10.01.2017 13:45:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Chance of snow' for Weston, Met Office announces A snow warning has been issued for Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset by the Met Office. Snow could be on its way...
"10.01.2017 11:59:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk Marathons, skydives and cycles – could you conquer a challenge for Weston Hospicecare in 2017? As 2017 gets underway, many people across Weston-super-Mare are looking for ways to make a difference this new year – and one of the town's most-popular charities is urging people to tackle tough challenges to raise vital funds for people in need. Are you feeling up for a challenge? Well, look no further...
"10.01.2017 09:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's stage stars reveal what life is like in 'tough' performing industry “Always give it 100 per cent and remember there are no wrong answers – your imagination is your best friend.”�This sage advice is shared by one of Weston's biggest performing success stories – yet the town boasts a wealth of theatrical talent, ranging Weston-super-Mare boasts a wealth of acting, singing and dancing talent. We caught up with three of the very best in the town and found out about the trials and tribulations of the notoriously tough industry.
"10.01.2017 08:39:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Father warns people to 'learn from his mistake' after drink-drive accident left him paralysed A Somerset father left paralysed from the neck down in an accident which killed two men has made it his life's mission to deter people from drink-driving. Greg now needs round-the-clock care and will never walk again after a drink-driving-related accident which killed two fathers.
Read more about his story by clicking the link below...
"09.01.2017 16:30:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: Drone footage reveals true state of Birnbeck Pier as jetty demolition is suspended Work to demolish part of Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Pier has ground to a halt – while this incredible footage reveals just how much the historic pier has deteriorated. This incredible piece of filming reveals just how badly damaged Birnbeck Pier is, as work to knock down its North Jetty has been stopped.
"09.01.2017 15:53:39" thewestonmercury.co.uk New primary school at Locking Parklands could be delayed by 12 months Parents in Locking Parklands who had planned to send their children to the village's new school this September could be set for disappointment, as its opening will be delayed by 12 months if a temporary site is not found. Were you planning to send your child to the new Locking Parklands primary school in September? Its opening will likely be delayed by a year.
"09.01.2017 13:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Lucky punter scoops more than £10k after Weston-super-Mare win A lucky man from Belgium won more than £10,000 after betting on Weston-super-Mare to beat Concord Rangers on Saturday. It seems Weston-super-Mare AFC fans were not the only ones pleased with Saturday's win.
"09.01.2017 12:34:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Antisocial behaviour means ancient Iron Age hill fort is now 'at risk' An 'outstanding' ancient monument in Weston-super-Mare has been placed 'at risk' by Historic England after falling victim to antisocial behaviour. The Iron Age fort is an 'outstanding' example of its kind. But it has been damaged after antisocial behaviour and is now 'at risk'.
Volunteers want to raise awareness of its importance - and see work completed to protect it.
"09.01.2017 10:54:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk How did your child's school do in the primary school performance tables? Headteachers have praised the hard work and dedication of their staff and students after more than half of North Somerset's schools scored above the national average in the latest league tables. You can find out how your child's primary school fared in the latest performance table with our handy guide here...
"09.01.2017 08:15:58" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crash on M5 causes delay at Weston-super-Mare Not a good start to the Monday morning rush-hour...
"08.01.2017 19:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk 25 photos which prove North Somerset is somewhere you should never visit North Somerset just has nothing to offer. Seriously, what an awful place to live.
"08.01.2017 08:45:33" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk 2017: A 'year of opportunities' for Bristol Airport More jobs, exciting new destinations and better transport links are all on the itinerary for Bristol Airport in 2017, as the airport says it is embarking on a mission to draw the South West's passengers back to the region in the New Year.�The airport We caught up with Bristol Airport's chief executive to find out how he plans to build on the airport's ever-increasing success in 2017.
Find out what he had to say here...
"08.01.2017 07:01:19" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Katrina cuts hair in aid of Little Princess Trust A Weston-super-Mare woman raised more than £500 for a children's charity by having her long hair cut off. Great stuff Katrina!
"07.01.2017 18:44:05" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Avon and Somerset Constabulary: Domestic abuse 'will not be tolerated' Fifty-nine people across Avon and Somerset Constabulary's force area have been arrested for controlling or coercive behaviour since a vital change to domestic violence legislation was introduced one year ago. What else do you think could be done to prevent domestic violence in Weston?
"07.01.2017 16:52:26" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Busiest year ever for Weston coastguard with 118 call-outs – including Pokémon Go! rescues Weston-super-Mare's coastguard had its busiest year on record during 2016. Well done - and thank you - to everyone who helped keep people safe last year.
"07.01.2017 10:47:49" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk 2016: Weston-super-Mare's year in readers' pictures It has been a busy 12 months in Weston-super-Mare and the town's photographers have arguably been the busiest of all, snapping hundreds of pictures, here are some of our favourites from 2016... Our readers were certainly busy in 2016 - and they have some excellent photos to show for it...
"07.01.2017 08:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Business donates £3,000 to two Weston-super-Mare appeals An accountancy firm has marked 150 years of business by donating more than £3,000 to two Weston charities. Gracie's Appeal and Weston Hospicecare have both been given a boost after this generous donation. Excellent work!
"06.01.2017 21:07:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see Assassin's Creed at Weston-super-Mare Odeon Talk about paying for the sins of your ancestors. Imagine being abducted because of the precious memories of a distant relative. Will you be going to see Assassin's Creed? You can win free tickets here...
"06.01.2017 18:56:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council to finally confirm plans for 20,000 new homes by 2026 Plans to build more than 20,000 new homes across North Somerset look set to be finally adopted by North Somerset Council next week, after years of delays and deliberations between the council and the Government. This is a major step forward for house-building in North Somerset - but does the area really need more homes? Where do you think they should be built?
"06.01.2017 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Seagulls prepared for 'huge' Concord clash Weston-super-Mare striker Gethyn Hill says the Seagulls have been working hard on the training pitch ahead of their 'huge' basement battle with Concord Rangers tomorrow (Saturday). Weston-super-Mare AFC have a 'huge' game tomorrow. Read more about it and hear from new striker Gethyn Hill.
"06.01.2017 16:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Church congregation raises £188k in a day for extension plans A Weston-super-Mare church has moved a stage closer to its ambition to build a new hub for the community, after it raised more than £188,000 in just one day. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done St Paul's!
"06.01.2017 16:00:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk Stephen Mangan spotted filming star-studded comedy on Weston's Grand Pier Stephen Mangan, the actor and comedian from Episodes and The Green Wing has been filming a new TV comedy in Weston-super-Mare this afternoon (Friday). A famous face is filming in Weston this afternoon. More details on the link below.
"06.01.2017 11:06:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Clothing chain shuts Weston store as lease ends A women's fashion shop which traded in Weston-super-Mare's Sovereign Shopping Centre for many years closed this week when its lease expired. Another blow to shopping in Weston.. What would you like to see go in its place?
"06.01.2017 09:13:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston independent shops report mixed results for trading over Christmas The festive period has brought about mixed results for Weston-super-Mare's retailers, with some shop owners noting an improvement on last year, but others seeing a drop in takings. Shop owners have given mixed views on how good trade was over Christmas and the new year.
Did you go shopping in Weston this year?
"05.01.2017 20:03:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: A family fitness package worth £454 with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre New Year is traditionally a time for people to begin a new healthy lifestyle and this year the Mercury is making it easier than ever by giving one lucky reader the perfect prize to kick-start their new fitness regime. Hoping to get healthy this year? We've got a prize which could give you a helping hand...
"05.01.2017 14:01:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Birnbeck Pier jetty demolition to begin 'next week' Birnbeck Pier's north jetty looks set to be ripped down in a matter of days, after diggers were spotted carrying out preparation work at the Weston-super-Mare site today (Thursday). Part of Birnbeck Pier is set to be permanently lost next week, as work to remove the structure's North Jetty is finally starting to take shape.
Pick up next week's Mercury for the full story.
"05.01.2017 11:59:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk 10% more cancer patients in North Somerset now survive the first year than they did 18 years ago The North Somerset survival percentage for cancer is marginally greater than the national average 70.4 per cent. "It is enormously encouraging to see such a significant increase in cancer survival rates in North Somerset."
Great news for for health services and patients in the district here.
"05.01.2017 10:44:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Town council tax may go up in an average Weston home If you live in Weston and in a band D property, this is how much you are likely to pay to the town council this year...
"04.01.2017 16:59:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk WIN: Tickets to Weston's Model Train Show in aid of Weston Hospicecare One of Weston-super-Mare's most popular family events will return this month – and you could win a family ticket to enjoy the day. Are you in need of a family day out now the festivities are over? Well, look no further - you could win tickets to the Weston Model Train Show, thanks to our competition.
Click below to enter...
"04.01.2017 15:18:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police search for two men after thefts Police believe the duo may be in Somerset...
"04.01.2017 14:38:57" thewestonmercury.co.uk Revealed: 17 North Somerset councillors sent reminders for unpaid council tax bills The number of North Somerset councillors who were sent reminders for unpaid council tax bills last year has risen, despite the overall amount of council tax owed to the authority falling. 17 councillors were sent reminders for unpaid council tax bills.
"04.01.2017 11:24:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teenage girl who fell from M5 bridge in hospital in 'stable condition' A teenage girl who fell from a motorway bridge on Friday is in hospital in a 'stable condition', according to police. We hope the girl makes a speedy recovery.
"04.01.2017 08:36:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Families needed to foster 90 children who have fled war zones and persecution Ninety vulnerable children who have fled from war zones and persecution in search of a better life will be given new homes in Somerset. Can you offer a home to a child who has fled from a war zone?
"03.01.2017 15:51:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal: Have you seen this wanted man in Weston-super-Mare? Avon and Somerset Constabulary has launched an appeal to find a wanted man who has links to Weston-super-Mare. Shpetim Hysa – who may also be known as Stylianos Koufopolus – is wanted for multiple offences.
Can you help police track him down?
"03.01.2017 14:30:11" thewestonmercury.co.uk New Weston gallery will hold exhibitions and sell artists' work A gallery has opened in Weston-super-Mare, where people can buy work by local artists. Calling all art fans - there's a new gallery in town.
"03.01.2017 11:29:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk Burnham-on-Sea darts ace Gary Anderson falls short in bid for third world title Two-time world champion Gary Anderson could not add to his trophy cabinet last night (Monday), losing to 7-3 Dutch star 'Mighty' Michael Van Gerwen in the final of the World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace in London. Did you watch the arrows last night? Burnham's Gary Anderson couldn't make it three world titles in a row, but still gave a record-breaking performance.
"03.01.2017 10:20:16" Photos from Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury's post We always love to see your pictures of Weston, and we have had some beautiful winter snaps sent into weston.iwitness24.co.uk - thanks to Elsie Poynton, Roger Fry and Sally Griffiths for these wonderful images.
"03.01.2017 09:26:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council unveils plan to crack down on area's 1,400 empty homes The number of unoccupied homes in North Somerset has fallen by more than a third in the past five years – but there are still more than 1,000 properties vacant across the district. Work is ongoing to reduce the number of empty homes in North Somerset.
The council is offering advice to people with empty properties.
"30.12.2016 16:31:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'A touch of style' for Weston-super-Mare as start date for Town Square work is revealed State-of-the-art lighting, attractive trees and a water feature will all become part of Weston's Town Square, when work to overhaul the 'bleak' and 'tired' area begins next week. What do you make of the design for the Town Square?
"30.12.2016 14:00:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL: M5 reopened following earlier closure after woman 'fell from bridge' The M5 northbound has reopened after it was closed earlier today (Friday) when a woman fell from a motorway bridge. The M5 has now reopened, but there are still long delays on the motorway and the A370.
"30.12.2016 13:14:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL: M5 closed northbound after woman 'falls from bridge' The M5 is closed northbound this afternoon (Friday) after a woman fell from a motorway bridge. Best to avoid the roads this afternoon. The motorway closure is also leading to delays on the A370.
"30.12.2016 09:11:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk The big fat Weston-super-Mare quiz of 2016 – how well do you remember what happened? Think you know what happened in Weston-super-Mare in 2016? Put your brain to the test with our quiz. Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year has nothing on us...
"29.12.2016 16:11:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 lanes reopen after serious crash near Weston-super-Mare All lanes of the M5 are now open following an earlier collision between Weston and Burnham-on-Sea today (Thursday) – but there are still severe delays affecting drivers' journeys. The good news? All lanes of the M5 are now open.
The bad news? It is still very, very congested...
"29.12.2016 14:55:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Lanes closed on M5 after crash near Weston-super-Mare There are severe delays on the M5 this afternoon after a collision caused traffic to be temporarily stopped on the motorway. One to look out for this afternoon...
"29.12.2016 12:31:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Patient handover targets missed by Weston General Hospital Some people have had to wait hours with ambulance teams or other medical professionals before being transferred into the care of Weston General Hospital – but it is still one of the best-performing hospitals in the South West. People have regularly had to wait more than an hour to be handed over to the care of the hospital from ambulance teams.
Have you ever experienced a long wait?
"29.12.2016 11:05:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk In pictures: How 2016 unfolded in Weston-super-Mare Throughout 2016, the Mercury has been there, taking pictures. Here are some of our favourites... What is your favourite Weston memory from 2016?
Mercury photographer Mark Atherton has taken a trip down memory lane to pick his favourite shots from the past year – can you spot yourself in any of them?
"28.12.2016 18:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Great Western Air Ambulance Charity has gone 'above and beyond' to save the lives of 143 North Somerset residents Families have said they are 'immensely grateful' to a South West charity which has helped save the lives of nearly 150 North Somerset people this year alone. The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity provide a fantastic service to our area – they saved almost 150 people in 2016.
"28.12.2016 16:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Big disparity in house price growth but is Weston set for regeneration boom? Rural areas of North Somerset have enjoyed stronger growth in house prices than parts of Weston-super-Mare over the past 20 years, according to the Office for National Statistics. How does the price of your house compare to 20 years ago? Take a look on our interactive map.
Why do you think prices are rising faster in some areas of North Somerset?
"28.12.2016 16:00:04" Photos from Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury's post We have added more photos to our Christmas Day Swim gallery today – did you take part? Send us your photos and tag your friends!
See our full gallery here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/in_pictures_dozens_tackle_christmas_day_swim_1_4829925
"28.12.2016 15:53:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman tried to hang herself at Weston General Hospital days before her death A North Somerset woman with mental health difficulties almost hanged herself in Weston General Hospital's emergency department, an inquest was told. Nurses discovered the woman at the hospital and were able to stop her. But, sadly she hanged herself at a supported housing complex two days later.
"28.12.2016 14:13:26" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman's body pulled out of the sea in Weston-super-Mare A woman's body has been found in the sea off Weston's Knightstone Island. Some sad news to report.
"28.12.2016 13:50:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brad Ash renews Weston-super-Mare loan Star striker Brad Ash will stay with Weston-super-Mare for the rest of the season, head coach Scott Bartlett has confirmed. Good news for Weston-super-Mare AFC fans. Brad Ash will stay with the club for the rest of the season.
"28.12.2016 10:09:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man jailed for ignoring North Somerset Council over where he put his caravan He was jailed earlier this month...
"28.12.2016 09:58:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Father Louis, 21, 'will never be forgotten' after tragic A39 collision The parents of a young Worle father, who died in a car crash, say their 'bubbly' and 'outgoing' son's death was a 'complete waste' and have vowed his death will not be in vain. This is desperately sad. Our thoughts are with Louis' family and friends.
"27.12.2016 12:27:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk How did you spend Christmas Day morning? Probably in a different way to these hardy souls...
"27.12.2016 11:30:13" northsomersettimes.co.uk M5 reopens after being closed due to ice The M5 has reopened after being closed between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare due to ice. Good news if you need to travel on the M5 today...
"27.12.2016 11:14:25" Timeline Photos Plan your journey carefully today if you're heading out of the area - ice on the M5 has caused a series of crashes, and prompted a motorway closure...
"25.12.2016 11:02:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Wartime Weston-super-Mare: What was Christmas Day like 100 years ago during World War One? Christmas is in the air, and Weston-super-Mare is filled with sparkling lights and shoppers picking up last-minute gifts. But 100 years ago, Christmas was not such a happy occasion. World War One was raging, the town filled with wounded soldiers, and Today is all about time with family and friends and eating too much turkey. But here's how Christmas was 100 years ago...
"25.12.2016 06:42:00" Timeline Photos Good morning - We would like to wish all our readers and advertisers a very merry Christmas.
"23.12.2016 10:57:48" thewestonmercury.co.uk Paul, 51, saves stranger's life with a kidney donation A North Somerset man has given a complete stranger the ultimate Christmas present – a new kidney. This is an extraordinary gesture. Well done, Paul.
"22.12.2016 09:51:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Rising pressures' force urgent review of GP services in Weston-super-Mare The NHS has admitted Weston-super-Mare's GP services are 'not coping' as funding has struggled to match demand – and the situation is so desperate that an official review of the town's healthcare has now been launched. Do you think there are enough GPs in Weston? Have you struggled to get an appointment?
"21.12.2016 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk How to help wildlife in your garden in Weston-super-Mare this winter In the closing lines of the BBC's Planet Earth II series, Sir David Attenborough issued a plea for people to look after the world's wildlife. From here in Weston-super-Mare, it may seem a daunting task, but here are some tips on how you can help the David Attenborough told us to look after the world's wildlife. And you can do so in your own garden...
"21.12.2016 14:38:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Clown Jacky' – who gave guerrillas cigarettes so he could get life-saving medicine to orphaned children – dies aged 87 A Weston-super-Mare entertainer who travelled to war-torn countries to brighten children's lives and provide life-saving medicine has died, aged 87. You may remember 'Clown Jacky' as he might have performed at your birthday party.
He has sadly died, but you can read about his incredible life travelling war zones and raising money for orphaned children.
Please feel free share your tributes and
"21.12.2016 10:36:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk Tropicana will host two food festivals in 2017 Weston-super-Mare will be the ideal place for food-lovers to visit in 2017, after it was announced there will be two festivals celebrating great produce next year. Get these dates in your diary now.
What would be your dream events for Weston in 2017?
"21.12.2016 08:43:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Former RAF serviceman Alan, 92, receives Legion d'Honneur for D-Day heroics A 92-year-old World War Two veteran has said he is 'proud' and 'thrilled' after receiving a prestigious accolade for his role in the 1944 D-Day landings. Congratulations to Mr Griffiths.
"20.12.2016 09:44:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: December 16, 1966 Despite a credit squeeze, Weston-super-Mare's businesses reported the town centre was 'booming' as shoppers rushed out to buy their Christmas goods. What was happening in Weston 50 years ago? One toy shop said it had been doing the best trade in 64 years, for one thing...
"20.12.2016 08:39:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council to set up development company North Somerset Council is poised to become a developer in its own right after agreeing to set up a company which could be involved in building new homes. Do you think the plan is a good idea?
"19.12.2016 17:43:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset parents fork out thousands in fines for taking kids on holiday Fines totalling more than £15,000 were issued to North Somerset parents for taking children on holiday in term time in the past academic year, a freedom of information request has revealed. What's your view on parents being fined for taking their children on holiday in term time? Have your say in our poll.
"19.12.2016 11:08:51" We're looking to feature some of the best Christmas light displays in Weston. Which one is your favourite? Is your house boasting the best festive decorations in Weston? Let us know!
"19.12.2016 10:43:16" thewestonmercury.co.uk Fire crews release trapped motorist from car after Cheddar crash Fire crews freed a passenger who was trapped in a car after a crash in Cheddar last night (Sunday). Great work by both fire services in our area.
"19.12.2016 08:55:29" thewestonmercury.co.uk Q&A: What you need to know about the possibility of fracking in Weston-super-Mare A company which holds licences to search for gas in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area has revealed its intentions to build a power station to generate electricity. Campaigners fear this may lead to fracking in North Somerset. Here is our guide to Is fracking in Weston possible? Have a read of our Q&A here.
What are your opinions on fracking?
"16.12.2016 16:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Masterplan to build 5,000-home garden village and Banwell bypass is criticised Plans to build a long-awaited Banwell bypass and more than 5,000 homes in North Somerset are 'simply not sustainable or deliverable' and will 'clog up roads' according to critics. Plans to build a long-awaited Banwell bypass and 5,000 homes have been criticised by developers.
"16.12.2016 15:00:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mixed reaction for plans to regenerate Weston-super-Mare town centre Plans to breathe new life into Weston town centre have sparked controversy between residents and businesses with some people calling it a 'welcomed approach' and others branding it 'over-ambitious'. A document which includes plans to build more than 1,000 homes, a bus interchange and changes to the front of the Sovereign Shopping Centre has had mixed reactions from the public.
What changes do you think Weston needs?
"16.12.2016 14:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cold Christmas Day swim in Marine Lake returns for RNLI and Somewhere To Go People will once again brave the chilly waters in Weston-super-Mare's Marine Lake on Christmas Day this year. The Christmas Day swim will go ahead this year to raise money for the RNLI and Somewhere To Go. Will you be going for a dip in Marine Lake?
"16.12.2016 13:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police name and shame Weston-super-Mare drink-driver as part of Christmas campaign Throughout the festive season Avon and Somerset Constabulary is naming every person it charges with drink-driving. The police will name and shame anyone charged with drink-driving this Christmas.
"16.12.2016 10:33:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk No beds left at Weston General Hospital as 'unprecedented demand' sees maternity unit used as inpatient ward Weston General Hospital was busier than it has ever been at the weekend, as patients faced up to 12-hour waits for beds and doctors had nowhere else to place 'elderly and at risk' women but in its maternity ward. Demand was so high, the hospital was left without free beds.
What can be done to make it easier for the hospital when so many people need medical care?
"15.12.2016 21:01:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk NHS plan for North Somerset still 'incomplete' as details lacking Health and council bosses have held preliminary talks to discuss an 'incomplete' plan which aims to transform healthcare in North Somerset, saying 'the detail is still to come'. Bosses meet to discuss 'incomplete' plans which could transform North Somerset's healthcare system.
"15.12.2016 20:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Axbridge Progressive supper dubbed 'most successful event' in years An unusual evening saw more than 100 people raise £1,147 for the community. An event which required guests to dine with strangers was a huge success and raised more than £1,000 for local initiatives.
"15.12.2016 19:00:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five Gold Rings – You could be the next person walking away with £500 prize after last week's winner donated voucher to Weston Hospicecare The return of Five Gold Rings this week unearthed a heart-warming story when the winner of the £500 prize donated it to a Weston-based charity. Check out last week's generous Five Gold Rings winner who donated her prize to a Weston-based charity.
Head down to Weston's High Street tonight to be in with a chance of winning.
"15.12.2016 18:30:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: Fantastic evening watching Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome The nation's favourite skaters, Torvill and Dean, dazzled on stage at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Wednesday) in Christmas pantomime Cinderella. We had a great evening at the Bristol Hippodrome last night watching this year's Christmas pantomime, Cinderella.
Here is what we thought...
"15.12.2016 17:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk School bids to build 'state-of-the-art' science block in 2017 A North Somerset school has submitted plans for a new £3.9million science and technology block. A North Somerset school has submitted plans to build a £3.9million science block.
"15.12.2016 16:01:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk St Martin's Primary School raises £1,600 during festive fair A Christmas fair raised £1,600 to enable a school to provide even more activities for its pupils. A primary school Christmas fair has raised £1,600 for its pupils
"15.12.2016 15:01:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk New park for young people has been opened in Cheddar by MP James Heappey A £34,000 park which will was designed provide a family-friendly environment near Cheddar reservoir has been officially opened. A £34,000 park has been opened in Cheddar.
"15.12.2016 12:33:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police force joins dating app Tinder to give safety tips for people looking for love this Christmas Avon and Somerset Constabulary has set up accounts on mobile dating site Tinder. Would you swipe right?
"15.12.2016 10:54:50" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cost of social care is so high even a six per cent council tax rise would not help The cost of social care in North Somerset is now so high even a six per cent rise in council tax would still not cover the bill, it has been warned. What do you think needs to change so the council can meet the cost of social care?
"14.12.2016 20:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: Magical and hilarious evening with Beauty And The Beast at The Playhouse A timeless tale of love was brought to life at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Tuesday) by a magical and talented cast, which included Only Fools And Horses star John Challis. We took a trip to The Playhouse yesterday to watch this year's Christmas pantomime, Beauty And The Beast. This is what we thought.
"14.12.2016 19:30:00" Timeline Photos There will be changes to the rubbish collection in Weston and the surrounding areas.
"14.12.2016 18:31:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Gifts galore at Yatton church's festive fair People in one of North Somerset's largest villages braved the cold to enjoy an array of festive goodies at a church fair. A festive fair was held in one of North Somerset's largest villages.
"14.12.2016 17:30:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk The A371 in North Somerset is one of England's most dangerous roads A 'totally lethal' North Somerset road has been listed among the 50 most-dangerous highways in England, and the father of a seven-year-old girl who was killed in a collision last year is calling for change. A North Somerset road is on England's most dangerous roads list.
"14.12.2016 14:01:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council pays out £12k in expenses to its councillors A little more than £12,000 was paid in expenses to North Somerset Councillors for mileage, parking and food during 2015/16 a freedom of information request has revealed. North Somerset Council is forking out £12k in expenses. How much are your councillors claiming?
"14.12.2016 13:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Thousands of people in urgent need of Foodbank's emergency service More than 3,000 people would have gone hungry this year if it was not for Weston-super-Mare Foodbank – but the charity is struggling to meet the rising demand. The Weston Foodbank provides urgent aid to thousands of people and it is in urgent need of more stock.
"14.12.2016 12:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk READERS' PICTURES: Mist descends across Weston-super-Mare A bitterly cold and misty week was captured beautifully by Weston's finest photographers. Fantastic photos by some talented Weston photographers. Upload your pictures at www.iwitness24.co.uk
"14.12.2016 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Critical' Town Square in line for £2m transformation A historic space in the heart of Weston is set to undergo a multi-million-pound revamp next year, with North Somerset Council hoping the overhaul will unlock the area's vast untapped potential. What changes would you like to see happen to Weston's Town Square?
"14.12.2016 07:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare town centre residents are expected to die up to 14 years younger than people living elsewhere in the town A 'shocking' disparity in life expectancy in Weston means town centre residents are expected to die as much as 14 years younger than people living elsewhere in the town, 'appalling' statistics reveal. Did you know your life expectancy changes depending on where you are currently living? Find out how your postcode affects your life expectancy compared to someone a mere few roads away on our interactive map...
"13.12.2016 18:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Preschool still needs to improve – Ofsted A preschool in Weston-super-Mare has made changes to mean it is no longer rated as inadequate, but it still requires improvement. A Weston-super-Mare preschool has been told it still need to improve by education watchdog Ofsted.
"13.12.2016 17:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police seize cash and suspected cannabis in drugs raid Police have arrested a man this morning (Tuesday) following a drugs raid in Weston-super-Mare. A man has been arrested following the raid.
"13.12.2016 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Only Fools And Horses actor to sign books for RNLI John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools And Horses, will do a book signing in Weston-super-Mare to raise money for the RNLI. Want to meet the man who plays Boycie? Now you can...
"13.12.2016 13:05:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: Opportunistic thieves on the hunt for valuables in unlocked cars CCTV footage has shown four people wandering around Weston-super-Mare looking for unlocked cars with valuables on show. Make sure your doors are locked at night...
Four men have been caught on CCTV trying car door handles in search of sat navs, stereos, mobile phones and other goods.
"13.12.2016 10:44:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: December 9, 1966 Operating theatres were closed because of a risk of explosion in 1966. The story was featured in the December 9 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald. There was a fear hospital operating theatres would explode 50 years ago...
"13.12.2016 09:10:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk £500k Historic England grant to boost Weston-super-Mare – but Birnbeck Pier is 'not included' Fresh new life is set to be breathed into some of Weston's oldest buildings and public spaces, thanks to funding from Historic England worth £500,000. This is great news for Weston, but a big question still remains unanswered - what should be done with Birnbeck Pier?
"12.12.2016 13:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves race down gorge in funny hats The comedy duo Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves spent time running around Cheddar Gorge in funny hats ahead of their sold-out performance later this week. It looks like this funny pair had a great time in Cheddar.
"12.12.2016 11:56:12" thewestonmercury.co.uk TRAVEL: Fog causes disruption at Bristol Airport Bad weather is causing delays to flights at Bristol Airport this morning (Monday). Bristol Airport passengers are being advised to check the status of their flight before travelling today...
"12.12.2016 11:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bristol Airport is UK's fourth fastest airport to get through Bristol Airport has been revealed to be the fourth-fastest airport to get through in the whole of the UK. Bristol Airport is the UK's fourth fastest airport as people have reached their gate in less than half an hour.
Have you had good experiences flying from Bristol?
"12.12.2016 10:00:00" eastdevon24.co.uk Sexual abuse survivor hits out at lack of support for adult victims – 'general mental health support is not enough' A Somerset man – who was sexually abused as a child – says there is not enough 'general mental health support' in the county for sexual assault survivors. A man who was sexually abused as a child has hit out at the lack of support for adult victims.
"12.12.2016 09:06:45" thewestonmercury.co.uk Major coffee chain reveals plans to open in Weston-super-Mare Weston's coffee lovers could soon be able to order hot drinks from the comfort of their cars, if plans to build a new drive-through coffee shop in a town retail park are approved by North Somerset Council. What do you make of the news?
"11.12.2016 21:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk New women's forum set up in Weston-super-Mare A women's group has been set up in Weston-super-Mare by members of the town's Labour Party. Labour Party sets up new women's forum in Weston-super-Mare.
"11.12.2016 20:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Schoolchildren compete to be crowned best choir Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier has hosted a Christmas carol competition to spread its fair share of festive spirit. There was an 'abundance of talent' at this year's choir competition on the Grand Pier.
"11.12.2016 19:36:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Castle Kids Club returns for Christmas holidays A holiday club will return this year to give children something to do during the school holidays. A popular kids club will return during the Christmas holidays.
"11.12.2016 18:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Royal Mail extends hours for festive period – find out the last post dates for Christmas Weston-super-Mare's postmen will be putting in extra hours during December to make sure people's Christmas cards and presents are delivered on time. Royal Mail has extended its hours for the festive period - find out the last postage days.
"11.12.2016 16:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk School community has 'great fun' at festive fair Children and parents at a North Somerset primary school raised vital classroom funds at this year's Christmas fair. St Andrew's Primary School holds a festive fair for the whole community.
"11.12.2016 15:30:04" Timeline Photos Poldark was announced as this year's winner of the Turnip Prize. See all of this year's entries in our online gallery.
"11.12.2016 14:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Model railways on show at village exhibition People were able to learn about the world of model railways at a North Somerset exhibition, which took place at the weekend. Guests of all ages learned about model railways at an exhibition in Yatton.
"11.12.2016 12:56:28" Timeline Photos Wells MP James Heappey has praised Somerset schools for excelling despite being at a 'disadvantage'.
"11.12.2016 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Tougher policing to limit drug crime in Weston-super-Mare? A new police plan which outlines a higher focus on drug crime has been welcomed by Weston-super-Mare's MP – who says drugs 'ruin lives and fuel crime'. A new police plan will focus on drug crime in Weston-super-Mare.
"11.12.2016 10:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Walls go up at Dolphin Square as development presses ahead A year after construction finally began on the third phase of Weston's Dolphin Square leisure development, the project has taken an important step forward after its walls were put in place last week. Walls have gone up at the £45million development in the town centre.
"11.12.2016 09:19:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Celebrations as scanner appeal hits £100,000 – but more help is needed to reach the total A major milestone has been reached in an appeal to buy a new digital scanner for Weston General Hospital, putting the campaign on track to raise the required £400,000. Can you help Weston General Hospital raise the rest of the money it needs to buy a new digital scanner?
"11.12.2016 08:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Support rolls in for Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Regeneration Trust Campaigners battling to save Weston's Birnbeck Pier have announced more town businesses will be supporting their plight. Weston's Birnbeck Regeneration Trust has received overwhelming support from local businesses.
"10.12.2016 21:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Traffic concerns to take centre stage at meeting Bleadon parish councillors will address traffic issues in the village at a meeting on Monday, amid growing concern among residents following a fatal collision. Bleadon parish councilors will discuss traffic concerns at a meeting on Monday.
"10.12.2016 20:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Seven guides achieve highest award available Seven guides from Worle celebrated their success this week, as they received the highest award available in the organisation. Seven Worle girl guides have received the highest award in the organisation.
"10.12.2016 18:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pupils become book editors to help head of careers edit his novel The head of careers at a Worle school enlisted the help of 'discerning' pupils to edit his second book. Pupils from Priory school become book editors to help head of careers to edit his new novel.
"10.12.2016 17:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Burnham-on-Sea post office will undergo revamp Burnham's post office is set to open for longer and be refurbished in January. Burnham's post office will undergo a 'positive' revamp which will result in a new look and longer opening hours.
"10.12.2016 16:01:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Important' care technique is taught at Weston Hospicecare Staff at Weston Hospicecare have helped medical professionals learn more about the use of complementary therapy in palliative care. Therapists taught 'important' care techniques at Weston Hospicecare.
"10.12.2016 14:02:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pupils enjoy new food area at Weston-super-Mare school A new purpose-built extension to a dining hall for students at a Weston secondary school has been officially opened. A 'fantastic' new food area was opened at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.
"10.12.2016 13:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare small businesses championed by BID Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District held a promotional event in the town centre this week to support small and independent businesses in the town. The BID showed its support for Weston's small businesses with an event in the town centre.
"10.12.2016 12:03:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's police base to remain open for longer Police officers will remain in Weston's historic police station for longer than expected next year, after construction of a new base for officers was hit by delays. Weston's historic police station will remain open for longer than expected.
"10.12.2016 10:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Second swimming pool 'fantastic opportunity' for Weston's competitive swimmers who cannot get enough training hours A second pool in Weston-super-Mare could be beneficial to the town's competitive swimming team, who do not get the training hours they need due to the lack of time in the water. The new swimming pool at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre will be a 'fantastic opportunity' for competitive
"10.12.2016 08:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Village remembers St Congar with cheer and celebrations More than 100 people in Congresbury turned out to celebrate a very important figure in the village's history at a party on Sunday. The people of Congresbury celebrated an important day in their history with celebration and cheer. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/village_remembers_st_congar_with_cheer_and_celebrations_1_4809358
"09.12.2016 21:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Poppy Appeal window display wins funeral director national award A Worle funeral director has been named the winner of a national Poppy Appeal window display competition. A Worle funeral directors has won a national award for its Poppy Appeal window. Check it out...
"09.12.2016 20:15:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Fantastic' Christmas fair enjoyed by parents and children at Ashbrooke House School Father Christmas and his helpers made a very special appearance at Ashbrooke House School this week. Parents, children and teachers had a 'fantastic' Christmas fair at Ashbrooke House School.
"09.12.2016 19:05:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Appeals court reduces sentence of Weston-super-Mare man caught with £300k of drugs A Weston-super-Mare man jailed for 15 years after police found £300,000 of drugs in his van on the M5 has had his sentence reduced. A man who was found with £300,000 worth of drugs has had his 15-year jail sentence reduced.
"09.12.2016 16:43:06" thewestonmercury.co.uk Worle Library will close and move to children's centre Worle Library will close and move into the same building as the children's centre, North Somerset Council has decided. Do you think closing the library is the right decision?
"09.12.2016 16:07:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk URGENT: Police release CCTV in hunt for Weston-super-Mare attackers Police have released CCTV images after a man suffered from head and hand injuries during a violent burglary in Weston-super-Mare. Can you help police with their enquiries?
"09.12.2016 12:48:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Neglected' Grove Park will be looked after by volunteer group – who have plans to install solar panel lights A 'neglected' park in Weston-super-Mare will receive a new lease of life thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers. What do you think needs to be done to make Grove Park a nicer space?
"09.12.2016 11:40:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Winter Gardens' hidden gems revealed as Weston College revamp continues to progress The iconic Winter Gardens' wealth of history is slowly unravelling as Weston College's development of the building continues to take shape. Hidden staircases, uncovered graffiti and previously-undiscovered rooms have been revealed through Weston College's development of the Winter Gardens.
What do you make of these never-before-seen pictures?
"09.12.2016 09:17:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Violent teens attacked friend in Weston park before uploading video of assault to Facebook Four teens who assaulted their friend in a Weston park and put a video of the violent attack on Facebook have been sentenced. The victim was kicked to the head, back and belly, stood on and punched her during the 3.5-hour assault, which was triggered by a disagreement about a boy.
Her step-father says he is still 'haunted' by the video of the beating and has hit out at the
"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?