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"19.02.2017 19:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Messy church enjoyed by Wrington families Children in a North Somerset village sought cover from this weekend's cold weather at a community event. Wrington youngsters made animals out of fruit and vegetables at a messy church session last weekend.
"19.02.2017 18:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk A warning to pregnant women as lambing season fast approaches.
"19.02.2017 17:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare duo given awards for humaitarian work Two long-serving members of Weston-super-Mare's Lions Club have been given a prestigious award for their dedicated service to the charity. Two members of the Weston-super-Mare Lions Club have been given prestigious awards for their humanitarian work.
"19.02.2017 16:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Thatchers has been granted planning permission from North Somerset Council to build its new warehouse in Sandford.
"19.02.2017 15:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could a hall be built alongside homes at North End? A new community hall could eventually be built in a rapidly-changing area of North Somerset, after it was agreed a housing developer would need to contribute towards a new facility. A new community hall could be built alongside 170 homes in Yatton.
"19.02.2017 14:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Youngsters from the scouts, beavers and cubs were honoured at an award ceremony at The Playhouse.
"19.02.2017 13:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Child rushed to hospital in air ambulance A child was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Saturday) in Highbridge. A child in Highbridge was airlifted to hospital by Devon Air Ambulance.
"19.02.2017 12:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Shipham Players' 'tremendous' pantomime is the 'best one yet' as more than 600 people watch the show.
"19.02.2017 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Seven Weston-super-Mare primary schools hope to join forces to create multi-academy trust A group of seven primary schools in Weston are hoping to join together to form a multi-academy trust. Seven Weston-super-Mare primary schools hope to form a new multi-academy trust.
"19.02.2017 10:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston Hospicecare receives £4k donation after train exhibition One of Weston-super-Mare's biggest charities was given a boost this week after it received a donation of more than £4,000. Weston Hospicecare received a fantastic £4k donation which was raised at a train exhibition.
"18.02.2017 21:00:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police: Keep dogs on leads near livestock – or they could be put to sleep Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control around livestock – or risk seeing it put down. Lambing season is only around the corner and Avon and Somerset Constabulary have asked dog owners to keep their pets under control.
"18.02.2017 19:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Burnham-on-Sea bus route receives emergency cash Somerset County Council is extending its emergency funding for the 67 bus service from Wells to Burnham. Somerset County Council has given funding to a Burnham-on-Sea bus service.
"18.02.2017 18:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk MATCH REPORT: Dayle Grubb brace secures draw at home to Welling United Weston-super-Mare twice came from behind to earn a well-deserved 2-2 draw against Welling United, in the Seagulls' first home game since January 1. Weston twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw earlier today. Read our match report here:
"18.02.2017 17:52:37" We lost Scott Bartlett at the end there but here are some of his thoughts on today's 2-2 draw with Welling United.
"18.02.2017 16:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk More than 20 volunteers helped collect litter at Wedmore's Big Tidy Up event last week.
"18.02.2017 14:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 1,000 dog poo complaints result in just four fines – but dog-owners could soon be fined if they don't carry a bag North Somerset Council received close to 1,000 complaints about dog mess in just three years – but only four people were fined for not picking up their pet's poo. There is 'no excuse' for not picking up your pet's poo - there were almost 1,000 dog poo complaints in the last three years but only four fines.
Should dog owners be fined if they do not carry a bag?
"18.02.2017 14:03:41" UNILAD Just a kitten trying hopelessly to stop a washing machine Trying to stop time passing at the weekend like...
"18.02.2017 13:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Rainbow run to make big return to Burnham-on-Sea Volunteers from Burnham's RNLI are set to organise a second rainbow run, following the success of the event last year. Volunteers from Burnham-on-Sea's RNLI will organise a second rainbow run this May.
Will you be joining in?
"18.02.2017 12:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Village 'has woken up' as action group is formed in Sandford A North Somerset village is 'fighting for survival', according to a neighbourhood action group which was formed this week. People from a North Somerset village have come together to 'tackle the challenges' which lie ahead.
"18.02.2017 11:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man rescued after his car overturned in a ditch A man was rescued after his car crashed into a ditch in Wick St Lawrence yesterday (Friday). A man was rescued yesterday evening (Friday) after his car overturned in a ditch.
"18.02.2017 11:14:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Poll: Should North Somerset's NHS stop prescribing gluten-free food? North Somerset's NHS spends thousands of pounds a year paying for people to have gluten-free food – but that could change under new cost-saving measures. Prescriptions cost North Somerset and South Gloucester £315,000 a year.
Do you think North Somerset's NHS should stop prescribing gluten-free food?
"18.02.2017 10:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Nominate YOUR Weston-super-Mare hero for a Community Champions award Nominations are still open for Community Champions of Weston-super-Mare – a new awards scheme which aims to celebrate the town's unsung heroes. It is not too late to nominate someone you know for the Community Champions of Weston-super-Mare.
You have until March 20 to nominate your unsung hero.
"18.02.2017 09:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Best of the Grand Pier picture challenge so far Weston-super-Mare's keen photographers have been challenged to take their best pictures of the Grand Pier and submit them to weston.iwitness24.co.uk Photographers have been submitting their pictures into our Grand Pier challenge, check them out!
If you would like to enter, submit them to weston.iwitness24.co.uk
"18.02.2017 09:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman is prosecuted after pet dog attacks puppy A dog owner from North Somerset has been prosecuted after her Staffordshire bull terrier attacked a five-month-old puppy. A North Somerset woman has been fined nearly £1,000 after her pet dog attacked a five-month-old puppy.
"17.02.2017 21:41:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Russell Brand to make stand-up return in Bristol later this year One of the country's most eccentric and controversial comedians is making a return to Bristol, and Russell Brand's comedy act is set to be that little bit different now the 41-year-old is a father. WHAT'S ON: Russell Brand will be performing in Bristol this year – would you go to see the comedian?
"17.02.2017 18:09:02" thewestonmercury.co.uk Q&A: Changes for Weston-super-Mare's A&E department explained Emergency department changes explained by Weston's healthcare leaders. A scaled-back emergency service could be introduced between 10pm and 8am. What do you make of the plans?
Find out what it will mean for staff, patients, the hospital and the ambulance service by clicking the link below...
"17.02.2017 14:31:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend Support Weston's football team or take your loved one out for a belated Valentine's Day meal this weekend. Here are five things to do in Weston this weekend. Take part in a quiz for charity or support Weston-super-Mare's football team.
Here are five things to do in Weston and the surrounding area this weekend.
"17.02.2017 12:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Family remember 24-year-old Deakon as 'happy-go-lucky lad' ahead of his funeral next week The family of Worle man Deakon Wilkins have paid tribute to their 'kind and caring' son ahead of his funeral on Tuesday. Deakon's funeral will be held in Weston on Tuesday.
"17.02.2017 08:28:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bin lorry races to hit Weston-super-Mare People might be forgiven for thinking dozens of bin lorries gathered on Weston's seafront is a rubbish addition to the scenic sea view – but spectators will be able to see exactly that when the National Refuse Championships come to town in June. Well, this will be a bit rubbish for whoever loses... (we're sorry).
"16.02.2017 19:26:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police and council defend themselves after claims of teen exploitation in Weston-super-Mare Organisations designed to protect society's most vulnerable have defended themselves this week in the wake of a damning investigation which claimed they were aware of the exploitation of teenage girls in Weston but did not step in. A 15-year-old girl was employed by a brothel to clean its rooms and hand out leaflets, social services knew when another teen moved in with a known sexual predator and a council employee has even been accused of posting sexually violent content online.
"16.02.2017 17:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: Moving story of Goodnight Mister Tom lights up The Blakehay Theatre A Weston audience enjoyed a night to remember as Goodnight Mister Tom opened at The Blakehay Theatre last night (Wednesday), in what was a moving re-creation of the literary classic. Stuck for something to do this evening? Well, Goodnight Mister Tom is at The Blakehay Theatre, Weston-super-Mare tonight. We loved the show last night and would recommend you catch it while you can.
Read our review of last night's performance here:
"16.02.2017 14:50:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk M5 lane closed for extensive resurfacing following oil spillage Highways England is working to clear a spillage on the M5 northbound in Somerset following an accident earlier today (Thursday) – with one lane requiring extensive resurfacing work. Highways England says it is working hard to carry out work so the motorway can be re-opened fully.
"16.02.2017 12:39:25" thewestonmercury.co.uk Oil spillage closes two lanes of the M5 after accident involving lorry and car transporter Police have closed two lanes of the M5 northbound between Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea this afternoon (Thursday) after an accident where they had to cut a lorry driver out of their vehicle. One to be aware of if you are travelling today.
"16.02.2017 12:15:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare's seafront to get cosy new retro restaurant called Brunello Lounge A West Country restaurant chain will soon be opening along Weston-super-Mare's seafront, and will name its new eatery after Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Loungers is opening a restaurant in Weston and we can't wait!!
"16.02.2017 09:21:54" thewestonmercury.co.uk More than 2,000 homes could be built in Somerset according to Sedgemoor District Council's Local Plan – have your say! More than 2,000 homes could be built across Somerset under new plans outlined by Sedgemoor District Council. Sedgemoor District Council released its draft Local Plan last week and more than 2,000 homes could be built in the area.
What do you think about the plans?
Have your say at two consultation events taking place next week in Axbridge and Cheddar.
"15.02.2017 19:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'We can't wait to be back at The Woodspring Stadium' – Weston-super-Mare head coach relishing home match against Welling United Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett says he cannot wait for his side to be back playing on their home ground, after a host of postponements have left them without a home match since January 1. We caught up with Weston-super-Mare AFC head coach Scott Bartlett after the side's 2-0 defeat to Poole Town.
He was upbeat about the team's performance and is now looking forward to being back at The Woodspring Stadium after more than a month away. Read
"15.02.2017 16:01:28" thewestonmercury.co.uk Pub to be demolished for shop, café and fuel station? Cleeve's historic Lord Nelson pub will be knocked down and replaced with a supermarket, a petrol station and a pub café – if owner Tout Ltd's proposals are materialised. What do you think of these proposals for this North Somerset pub?
"15.02.2017 11:55:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk Two fire engines called to fire at train station in Weston-super-Mare Two fire crews from Avon Fire and Rescue Service were called to Weston Railway Station last night (Tuesday) after someone set fire to its toilets. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
"15.02.2017 10:26:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you be the next big trader at Weston-super-Mare's new food festival? Weston's brand new food festival, which is set to grace the town centre this April, has announced a host of new opportunities for traders of all ages. Weston's newest food festival has some exciting opportunities which you can get involved with.
Click the link below to find out more.
How excited are you for Eat:Weston?
"15.02.2017 08:42:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare mother: 'Charlton Farm gave me some memories to last a lifetime' A children's hospice is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and a Weston woman says she is 'eternally grateful' for the care she and her newborn son received. A Weston mother has thanked a children's hospice for the care it provided for her and her son. Charlton Farm is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and you can get involved in a host of ways by clicking the link below.
"14.02.2017 19:00:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'The public are the police and the police are the public' – could you join the Special Constabulary? A voluntary branch of Avon and Somerset Constabulary has had a huge impact on policing in the district, with more officers patrolling the streets and ensuring the safety of residents. The Avon and Somerset Special Constabulary is a branch of voluntary policemen and women who patrol the streets and keep the public safe.
One of our reporters joined two of the Specials for a 10-hour shift – this is what she got up to.
"14.02.2017 12:40:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council spending £800k in cash saving bid after libraries review North Somerset Council will spend more than £800,000 on libraries and children's centres in a bid to save money in the long term following a review of its services. North Somerset Council is spending money to save money. What do you make of the changes to libraries and children's centres in the district?
"14.02.2017 11:00:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk RESULTS: North Somerset's progress 8 and attainment 8 tables have been released – but what do they mean? Schools in North Somerset have been through many changes over the past year – not least in the way they are monitored and students are assessed. Schools are now being rated on progress 8 and attainment results. But what does that mean? We tried to make sense of it all and get some reaction from North Somerset. Click the link below to read more.
"14.02.2017 10:00:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk 10 things to do in Weston-super-Mare this Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is like marmite – you either love it or you hate it – but this year there are plenty of things to get up to in and around Weston-super-Mare. Happy Valentine's Day! There are a number of things to do in Weston-super-Mare to mark the occasion, whether you're single or in a relationship...
"14.02.2017 08:55:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Mercury's Picture Past: February 10 'Spring is in the air' became Weston-super-Mare's tourism motto 50 years ago – in February. Here are the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald headlines from 1967. 50 years ago students were getting ready for pancake day. Here are some more images as part of this week's Picture Past feature:
"13.02.2017 18:15:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Busy road near Weston-super-Mare to close next week A major Worle road will close overnight for five days next week. Make sure you plan your route in advance - this will affect a lot of people...
"13.02.2017 17:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVIEW: The night Busted took Bristol to the Year 3000 One of the most successful bands of the 2000s made a welcome return to the stage in Bristol last night (Sunday) as the 02 Academy turned back the clock, 15 years after the band released their very first single. What I Go To School For, Year 3000, 3am, Sleeping With The Light On – these are just a few of the classics Busted performed in Bristol last night.
We loved it and you can read our review here.
Are you a fan of the band who first made their name back in
"13.02.2017 16:58:47" North Somerset Times TRAVEL: One to be aware of if you are about to head home... A travel story from our sister paper to bear in mind when heading home tonight – there is congestion on the M5 southbound after an earlier accident.
"13.02.2017 11:30:01" Timeline Photos Are you tempted to sign up to any of Weston College's new online courses?
"13.02.2017 10:40:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Firefighters called to free child from locked car Firefighters were called upon in North Somerset yesterday (Sunday) when a child was locked in a car. Some more good work from our firefighters here...
"13.02.2017 09:08:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man in court over allegedly stabbing ex-partner A Weston-super-Mare man has been charged with stabbing his ex-partner with a knife and threatening to kill her. The prosecutor said it was alledged he kicked and punched the victim and stabbed her in the side at a house in Worle.
The case has been sent to Bristol Crown Court.
"13.02.2017 07:52:33" thewestonmercury.co.uk Rough sleeping levels in North Somerset quadruple – what more can be done? The amount of people sleeping rough on the streets of North Somerset has quadrupled during the past seven years, amid claims savage Government cuts are leaving people with fewer options than ever. What do you think could be done to help?
"12.02.2017 17:59:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Not Dead Enough to be brought to life on stage at The Bristol Hippodrome Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore are set to bring best-selling author Peter James' work to life, with Not Dead Enough – and the tour includes a stop in Bristol. Want to win free tickets to this star-studded show? You can enter our competition below...
"12.02.2017 14:14:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk More refugee families could be welcomed to North Somerset More refugee families could be given homes in North Somerset if the district's scheme is increased. North Somerset Council has already found a home for one Syrian family, but is hoping to house two more.
Do you think it is a good idea for the council to expand its refugee policy?
"12.02.2017 11:45:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bob Marley concerts heard again after lost tapes are restored by studio near Weston-super-Mare Lost tapes featuring Bob Marley's unmistakable voice have been heard for the first time in decades, thanks to the painstaking work of a Kewstoke recording studio. "We sat in the studio and switched it on and it gave me tingles up my spine."
"12.02.2017 09:24:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Spin-athon raises almost £8,000 for three charities A 24-hour spin-athon has raised almost £8,000 for three worthy causes. 24 hours of continuous spinning doesn't sound like our idea of fun, but this was all for a good cause... an amazing achiebement!
"11.02.2017 18:37:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Blakehay Theatre revamp underway A renovation to the upper floors at one of Weston-super-Mare's theatres is underway. What do you make of the revamp so far?
"11.02.2017 13:18:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Readers' pictures: Stunning views of Weston-super-Mare Despite the wet weather recently, iwitness users have taken some gorgeous photos in and around Weston. Our readers are a talented bunch...
"11.02.2017 11:34:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see The Lego Batman Movie at Weston-super-Mare Odeon An epic superhero franchise has been given the Lego treatment, taking us to a world of blocks and bad guys. Fancy a trip to the cinema on us? You could win family tickets here...
"11.02.2017 08:35:18" thewestonmercury.co.uk Council wardens given go-ahead to dish out fines for on-street parking matters from April Parking wardens will soon be patrolling the streets of North Somerset to stop people parking on double-yellow lines. Council wardens will soon be able to dish out fines to people parked on double-yellow lines or in disabled bays and they will be monitoring bus lane use.
Is poor parking a problem where you live?
"10.02.2017 19:49:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk 6 of the best-value restaurant deals for food-lovers in Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare has lots of great restaurants on offer and there is no reason to miss out just because you are on a budget – here are six of the best dining deals in the town… Sorry if you're hungry, we're about to make it worse... But, if you are looking for some luxury food on a budget here are six of the best food deals in Weston...
Where's your favourite place to eat?
"10.02.2017 18:24:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk This week 50 years ago: New hospital for Weston-super-Mare announced It is 50 years ago this week the Government gave the go-ahead for a new hospital to be built in Weston-super-Mare – although it took nearly 20 years until it became a reality. Changes are afoot at Weston General Hospital in 2017.
But in a strange coincidence, the town's hospital was also making headlines in the same week 50 years ago.
"10.02.2017 17:17:34" thewestonmercury.co.uk Body of Deakon Wilkins formally identified by police Police have formally identified the body found in the Floating Harbour in Bristol on Sunday as 24-year-old missing man Deakon Wilkins from Weston-super-Mare. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.
Our thoughts are with Deakon's family and friends.
"10.02.2017 14:02:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Popular Weston-super-Mare bar opens branch in Burnham-on-Sea Popular Weston sports bar Vinnies has now opened a branch in Burnham – with its launch party on Friday hailed as a 'huge success'. Popular Weston sports bar Vinnies has now opened a branch in Burnham.
"10.02.2017 11:26:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Kathryn Williams set to charm Weston music fans A talented singer-songwriter with an unusual link to Weston will be making her debut performance in the town on Saturday. A fine night of music is in store for anyone who ventures to Weston's Loves Cafe tomorrow night.
Details and ticket info for Kathryn Williams' gig here:
"10.02.2017 11:12:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk Teenager calls on Burnham-on-Sea to back cancer charity after receiving 'amazing' treatment A cancer survivor from Burnham, who is just 15 years old, is calling on the community to help support the charity which helped him overcome the disease. This amazing 15-year-old has battled cancer and is now calling on the community to do their bit to help the fight against the disease.
Even just buying a wristband can make a huge difference. Click the link here to read Zenon's story and help him give
"10.02.2017 10:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend Support a Weston theatre by enjoying a cup of tea and a cake or cry with laughter as the comedy club makes its grand return. Watch the new Fifty Shades film at the cinema, check out the Grand Pier comedy club or listen to music from the WorleWind Band.
Here are five things to do in Weston-super-Mare...
"10.02.2017 09:30:08" Pretty 52 Trying to stay awake through someone's boring story like... Happy Friday everyone! This puppy definitely does not sum up how we are feeling sat in the office today...
"10.02.2017 09:13:19" thewestonmercury.co.uk REACTION: 670 new homes earmarked for Highbridge in latest local plan A Highbridge councillor has said he feels insulted after Sedgemoor District Council revealed its latest plan to build hundreds of new houses in the town. There is quite a development planned for Highbridge and it has caused a lot of controversy already.
What do you think of the plans?
"10.02.2017 07:05:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Council budget explained: Bills will rise significantly but services will see £10.4m of cuts Council tax bills will rise dramatically next year but the millions of pounds the hike will generate will not be enough to protect North Somerset's services, as 'savage' Government cuts mean the council must save £10.4million. Confused about the budget? We've got some charts and tables to explain what's happening.
Are you worried about these cuts?
"09.02.2017 20:00:04" thewestonmercury.co.uk Former Co-operative Bank in Weston-super-Mare will become flats A former bank in Weston-super-Mare town centre will be turned into high-quality apartments, after planning permission was granted by North Somerset Council. What do you think of these new flats?
"09.02.2017 17:00:38" thewestonmercury.co.uk Gallery: Hundreds conquered the cold in this year's Two Bay Tough 10 Hundreds of runners braved harsh winds and difficult terrains during the Two Bay Tough 10 race to raise money for an important cause. This year's Two Bay Tough 10 saw 1,000 runners take to Weston seafront and Sand Bay to raise money for charity.
Can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"09.02.2017 15:07:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cricket club forms partnership with Weston College to 'develop sport in the community' Weston College wants to 'develop cricket in the local community' after announcing a 'fantastic' partnership with Uphill Castle Cricket Club. Weston College is targeting cricket success after striking a 'fantastic' partnership with Uphill Castle Cricket Club.
"09.02.2017 11:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVEALED: 2017 Sand Sculpture Festival theme as voted for by you A Mercury poll over the past three weeks has now closed and the theme of this year's Weston Sand Sculpture Festival can now be revealed. You voted. This is the theme for this year's Sand Sculpture Festival.
"09.02.2017 10:25:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'Thoughtful' Weston-super-Mare girls raise money for cancer charity A Weston mother has said she is 'extremely proud' of her 10-year-old daughter and her friend, who have raised £100 for Cancer Research UK. Such a lovely thing for these little girls to do
"09.02.2017 09:30:00" Timeline Photos Our first entry in our Grand Pier Photo challenge.
Captioned: 'Coming home from work and couldn't think of a better time to take photo of the grand pier'. Enter our competition at www.iwitness24.co.uk
by Andy Cooke
"09.02.2017 08:23:36" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Weston General Hospital's A&E department to be scaled back as major changes planned Emergency patients face long trip to Bristol and Taunton under new proposals revealed today (Thursday). Some big breaking news this morning...
"08.02.2017 17:30:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Moor Lane Bridge could be permanently closed as six-month trial comes to an end Weston-super-Mare's Moor Lane Bridge may be permanently closed to vehicles in the future, following a six-month trial. Would this impact your journeys?
"08.02.2017 17:00:01" Timeline Photos Competition time!
We want to see your own favourite picture of the Grand Pier. To enter our photo challenge, simply join iwitness24 and upload your pier pictures. We'll choose our favourites and feature them in print and online at the end of the month.
"08.02.2017 16:18:16" Timeline Photos Charlie Ross shared this cracking shot with us on iwitness24. Charilie commented, 'An enjoyable stroll, with camera, around the Knightstone area on a lovely Saturday afternoon.'
You too can see your pictures in your local news. Simply join the photo
"08.02.2017 14:13:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Armed police called to North Somerset village Two masked thieves have been arrested by firearms officers after storming into a village shop and stealing a cash tin and a handbag. This must have been terrifying. The shop's staff have been praised for their bravery by the police.
"08.02.2017 13:40:14" Timeline Photos Iwitness member, Nick Page, spotted these snowdrops blooming in Cleeve.
If you've a picture you would like to share with our readers then why not sign up to iwitness24 - the photo-sharing website.
Visit http://weston.iwitness24.co.uk/home to join.
"08.02.2017 10:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Hutton Moor Leisure Centre expansion to be debated – as concerns are raised over squash courts Keen squash players fear they will struggle to find a court to play on if planned changes to Weston's Hutton Moor Leisure Centre go ahead. Are you a keen squash player?
What do you think about the number of squash courts being cut down if the planned changes to Hutton Moor Leisure Centre go ahead?
"08.02.2017 09:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Somewhere To Go receives 'fantastic' donation Rough sleepers in Weston-super-Mare have been given some much-needed support, thanks to a donation made to homeless charity Somewhere To Go. A Weston-super-Mare charity which provides support to rough sleepers has received a donation which could 'make a real difference'.
"08.02.2017 08:54:05" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could proposed Gladman Homes development kill off 200-year-old farm? A North Somerset scientist and farmer fears his livelihood will be permanently destroyed by plans to build dozens of new homes in a field close to his site. "If the development is approved it would be absolutely heartbreaking. It is my life's work.”
Do you think the homes should be given planning permission?
"07.02.2017 17:16:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk 5 of the most ridiculous 999 calls – as one parent calls because son won't sleep A series of tweets from Avon and Somerset Constabulary's call handlers might produce a chuckle or two – but the force wants time-wasters to stop misusing the emergency number. Yes, someone actually called 999 because they couldn't get a refund for a used oven – we're as disappointed in humankind as you are...
"07.02.2017 12:59:48" RSPCA North Somerset Branch An update on our abandoned Sainsbury's shopping trolley kittens....
They are now at our RSPCA Brent Knoll Animal Centre and settling in. This morning they were even exploring their pen and toys!!! They are still shy but gaining a little confidence each An update on the little kittens featured on this week's front page who were dumped outside of Sainsbury's – they are recovering from cat flu and getting more confident each day.
"07.02.2017 11:53:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Revealed: Surgery mergers and limited GP appointments cause 'issues' for North Somerset patients Hundreds of people in North Somerset say they are struggling to book GP appointments, experiencing problems with treatment and medication and are finding it harder to get to surgeries in rural areas. What do you think could be done to put things right?
"07.02.2017 10:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: February 3, 1967 – postman 'tossed six foot in the air' by 'menacing cow' A 'menacing cow' and a 'white elephant' both made front page stories in Weston-super-Mare in 1967. These are some of the stories and pictures printed in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. This week's Picture Past features a rather moo-dy cow.
"07.02.2017 09:21:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk Rise in number of cancelled operations at Weston General Hospital The number of people who had their operations cancelled for non-medical reasons by Weston General Hospital has risen, new statistics have revealed. Do you know anyone who has had their operation cancelled? The hospital says junior doctors strikes led to a rise in cancellations...
"06.02.2017 20:23:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Children's social care service to be outsourced as North Somerset Council bids to save even more money A North Somerset Council service which supports some of the district's most vulnerable families is set to be outsourced, as the cash-strapped authority looks for more ways to save money. Do you think this is a good idea?
"06.02.2017 18:25:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk 40 metres of historic wall to go if council approves £2m plan The council has submitted an application to its own planning officers for permission to tear down part of the wall in Weston-super-Mare's Italian Gardens – but it says other work already underway at the Town Square does not require planning permission. Do you think part of the wall in the Town Square should be knocked down? Vote in our poll by clicking the link below...
"06.02.2017 17:45:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk Marking 60 years of Churchill Academy Churchill Academy has played a pivotal role in the lives of thousands of North Somerset people, taking them from young-but-talented 11-year olds to adults ready to thrive in the real world.�The school is celebrating its diamond anniversary, with Did you go to Churchill Academy? This may bring back some memories. Share your stories with us in the comments below.
"06.02.2017 17:00:08" thewestonmercury.co.uk Wasted medication costs NHS £1.2m a year in North Somerset Wasted medication costs the NHS £1.2million every year in North Somerset – enough money to fund 75,000 extra GP appointments. Wasted medication costs North Somerset's NHS a staggering £1.2million – have you ever been guilty of wasting medication?
"06.02.2017 16:03:03" Timeline Photos Can you see yourself in this Tough 10 picture taken by Nick Page Hayman? Make sure you tag yourself and your friends in the photo.
More pictures will be featured in the Mercury on
"06.02.2017 13:13:41" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police launch appeal after theft in Weston-super-Mare – do you recognise these men? Police are on the lookout for two men in connection with two separate incidents of shoplifting – one in Weston-super-Mare. Have you seen these men? Police would like to speak to them in connection with two incidents of shoplifting.
"06.02.2017 10:37:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal after aggravated burglary in centre of Weston-super-Mare The victim of an aggravated burglary suffered facial injuries and lost teeth after two men forced their way into a property in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. The victim was left with facial injuries and lost teeth in the incident.
"06.02.2017 10:03:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset headteachers unite to oppose Government's grammar school plans Nine headteachers from across North Somerset have signalled their opposition to grammar schools after signing a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. What is your opinion on grammar schools?
"05.02.2017 20:33:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Body of missing Deakon Wilkins found in harbour The body of missing Weston man Deakon Wilkins has been found, according to his dad. Terribly sad news. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
"05.02.2017 13:55:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see the latest instalment of Fifty Shades Of Grey The second instalment of Fifty Shades Of Grey will hit the big screen just in time for Valentine's Day – and you could win a pair of tickets to take your beloved to see the film. Don't miss out on the chance to win cinema tickets for your loved one this Valentine's Day.
"05.02.2017 11:53:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk St Paul's serves up a treat to support £5.5million extension scheme A big breakfast raised money for a Weston church's expansion. Big breakfast raises cash for church expansion.
"05.02.2017 10:18:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could you cycle 100 miles through London for Weston Hospicecare? Weston Hospicecare is urging committed cyclists to support the charity by taking part in this year's Prudential RideLondon 100 race. Weston Hospicecare is looking for cyclists to take part in a race through the capital.
"04.02.2017 15:30:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare head coach 'frustrated' as Bath City match is called off Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett says he is 'disappointed' and 'frustrated' after today's (Saturday's) match against Bath City was postponed due to the pitch being deemed unplayable by the referee. Weston-super-Mare AFC head coach Scott Bartlett is 'frustrated' after today's match was called off. Read his thoughts on the decision here:
"04.02.2017 15:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Fears council's education cuts will be 'significant risk' to pupils' futures Education leaders at North Somerset Council have admitted cuts in one of its learning schemes will pose a 'significant risk' to children's futures. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/education/fears_council_s_education_cuts_will_be_significant_risk_to_pupils_futures_1_4876098
"04.02.2017 13:44:15" BREAKING: Today's Weston-super-Mare AFC match against Bath City has been postponed.
"04.02.2017 13:33:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Fears council's education cuts will be 'significant risk' to pupils' futures Education leaders at North Somerset Council have admitted cuts in one of its learning schemes will pose a 'significant risk' to children's futures. What do you think about the proposed cuts to one of North Somerset Council's education and learning schemes?
"04.02.2017 13:20:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Organisers announce Cheddar as new venue for adventure-filled festival The National Trust says it is 'delighted' to announce a Somerset village will be this year's venue for an adventure-filled outdoor festival. A new three-day festival of adventure sports will be coming to Cheddar this year.
"03.02.2017 19:04:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see the latest instalment of Fifty Shades Of Grey The second instalment of Fifty Shades Of Grey will hit the big screen just in time for Valentine's Day – and you could win a pair of tickets to take your beloved to see the film. What do you reckon – is a trip to see the new 50 Shades movie a perfect date or the date from hell?
If it's your cup of tea, you could win tickets here...
"03.02.2017 18:48:37" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police appeal to taxi drivers in fresh appeal to find missing Deakon Wilkins An appeal to taxi drivers and drivers of private-hire vehicles has been issued by police today (Friday) in a bid to find missing 24-year-old Deakon Wilkins from Weston-super-Mare. A fresh appeal in the search for Deakon has been issued. It is aimed at taxi drivers, but police want to speak to anyone with information.
"03.02.2017 15:41:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman seriously hurt in stabbing A woman suffered serious injuries after she was stabbed in Worle. The woman had multiple stab wounds.
"03.02.2017 13:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Lloyds Bank to close North Somerset branch The people of Winscombe and nearby villages will have to make do without a bank after Lloyds Bank confirmed it will close its branch. Lloyds Bank is closing a branch in North Somerset in May. Will village services like this be missed or has technology made them obsolete?
"03.02.2017 12:00:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk Appeal for Steph's 'vital' heart operation is more urgent than ever following another stroke, doctors warn – can you help her raise the money? The deadline to raise money for life-saving heart surgery for a Weston woman has become more urgent after the 24-year-old suffered yet another suspected stroke at the weekend. The NHS will not pay for a heart operation for Steph Hooper which would prevent her having further strokes - and doctors now say the surgery is urgent.
Please share this appeal to help her family raise the money she needs.
"03.02.2017 10:13:43" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man treated by paramedics after carbon monoxide poisoning Firefighters were called out to the house overnight...
"03.02.2017 09:10:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk 'No excuse' for kittens being left to freeze in sealed bag in Weston car park Three terrified kittens were abandoned inside a bag and left to freeze to death at a Worle car park – prompting a national appeal from animal welfare charity the RSPCA. These adorable kittens were abandoned in a bag and left to freeze to death. Sadly one of the kittens died.
Can you help the RSPCA track down the culprits?
"02.02.2017 20:02:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win one of 10 family swim passes to use at Hutton Moor this half term Half term is fast approaching and parents are already frantically trying to plan out a week's worth of activities to keep their little ones entertained – but look no further as you could win one of 10 family swim passes valid for the whole of the school Want something to do this half term? Win one of TEN family swim passes up for grabs here...
"02.02.2017 18:18:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk “We miss him so much, we just want him home.” – parents of missing Deakon plea for his safe return It is close to three weeks since the parents of missing 24-year-old Deakon Wilkins have seen their son – and they say they have barely eaten or slept since he disappeared but remain determined to do everything they can to bring him home. “I just know that we are going to get a knock at the door and he's going to be home. And then I am going to give him a massive hug, I am never going to let him go."
Please keep sharing to help get Deakon home to his family.
"02.02.2017 15:50:22" thewestonmercury.co.uk Complaints against chief constable at Avon and Somerset Constabulary cleared The chief constable at Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been cleared of all complaints made against him following a seven-month investigation. He has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
"02.02.2017 13:52:20" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could YOU take on the ultimate breakfast challenge in Weston-super-Mare? A mind-boggling 4,000 calories – with six sausages, six eggs, six rashers of bacon and eight slices of bread just some of the ingredients – make up Treats Café's ultimate breakfast challenge – but could you manage it? Did you watch our #BreakfastChallenge earlier? Would you take it on? Find out what you'd be up against here...
So then, what's for dinner?
"02.02.2017 12:34:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk Brexit: MPs vote in favour of triggering Article 50 and leaving European Union Weston-super-Mare's MP John Penrose backed a bill to trigger Brexit last night (Wednesday). Do you agree with how they voted?
"02.02.2017 10:44:42" BREAKING NEWS: Briana vs breakfast - the results.
"02.02.2017 10:31:52" Update: Briana changes tactics in the breakfast challenge at Treats.
"02.02.2017 10:08:36" The ultimate breakfast challenge! Briana vs breakfast.
"02.02.2017 09:03:44" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVEALED: World famous musicians top the bill at Hazy Days 2017 Hazy Days is returning. And some big names are on their way to perform.
Will you be going?
"01.02.2017 14:31:17" thewestonmercury.co.uk What's on in Weston-super-Mare in February? 7 events to enjoy this month There is so much more going on in February than Valentine's Day. From theatre to a Sherlock Holmes adventure, here are some events you can enjoy in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset in February. Have you got plans for February yet?
We've got some great ideas for you.
"01.02.2017 13:22:59" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Are you ready for this Saturday's local derby against Bath City?
Well, Weston-super-Mare AFC are! We caught up with the head coach, who says his squad are in a 'good place'.
"01.02.2017 11:09:38" thewestonmercury.co.uk Will Weston be featured in new Monopoly game? Thirty of Weston's top landmarks could soon be immortalised in a new Somerset version of the ever-popular board game Monopoly – if you vote to make it happen. Do you want a Monopoly game featuring Weston? Here's how you can make it happen.
Which streets and landmarks would you include on the board?
"01.02.2017 09:42:26" thewestonmercury.co.uk Gusts of 80mph predicted by Met Office for North Somerset coast A weather warning has been issued for the South West ahead of storms which are due to hit the UK on Friday. It's about to get really windy, according to the Met Office...
"31.01.2017 20:14:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk New awards launched to celebrate Weston-super-Mare's heroes – and it needs YOUR nominations A new scheme to celebrate Weston's community champions has been launched today (Thursday) and needs you to nominate your neighbourhood heroes. Have you met a kind-hearted stranger who became a friend? Or has your neighbour always been there to help you out? Do you know a volunteer in need of recognition? Or perhaps one of your family members has done something extraordinary.
The Mercury has
"31.01.2017 16:56:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk New apartments go on sale at Haywood Village development People looking for a new place to live in Weston can now buy one of 36 new apartments in Haywood Village. What do you think of the style of the new apartments? Would you buy one?
"31.01.2017 11:28:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk WATCH: New CCTV released in appeal to find missing Deakon Wilkins from Weston-super-Mare New CCTV footage has been issued as part of the police search for missing Weston-super-Mare man Deakon Wilkins. Please keep sharing to help find missing Deakon and get him home to his worried family.
Police have released new CCTV footage of a man they believe to be Deakon walking towards Bristol Temple Meads station – watch it here:
"31.01.2017 08:57:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Somerset Council unveils plan to get jobseekers working at Dolphin Square - but will it be a success? Jobseekers in North Somerset will receive extra support designed to match them to vacancies in the district – with an abundance of new opportunities set to be created at Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square complex. Will you be looking for a job at Dolphin Square? This could help you out.
"30.01.2017 17:43:40" thewestonmercury.co.uk Travel: Delays on roads in Weston-super-Mare due to TWO accidents on the A370 There are severe delays getting in and out of Weston-super-Mare tonight (Monday) after two separate accidents on the A370. Some bad news if you are on your way home from work. There is not one, but two accidents along the A370 tonight.
"30.01.2017 13:10:55" thewestonmercury.co.uk REVEALED: Crime increases in Avon and Somerset with 30,000 more committed in 2016 than in 2014 Sexual offences, domestic burglaries and public order offences are among crimes which are becoming more common in the police force area as the total number of crimes continues to rise, official statistics reveal. See which crimes are on the rise in our table..
"30.01.2017 10:53:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk HIGHLIGHTS: Weston-super-Mare continue rise up the table with crucial 2-0 win at Whitehawk Weston got back to winning ways on Saturday with an impressive 2-0 win away at Whitehawk – which in turn resulted in the Hawks' joint managers losing their jobs. WATCH: It was another good win for Weston-super-Mare AFC at the weekend.
You can watch the highlights of the 2-0 win here...
"30.01.2017 10:24:36" thewestonmercury.co.uk Man arrested after Weston-super-Mare shop is burgled Police have arrested a man in connection with a burglary at a shop in Weston-super-Mare. A man has been arrested after a busy convenience store in Weston-super-Mare was burgled.
"30.01.2017 08:49:14" thewestonmercury.co.uk BREAKING: Broken down train causes problems for commuters As well as trouble on the M5 (see below), trains are not running to schedule this morning either...
"30.01.2017 08:36:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk Accident on M5 causes miles of tailbacks at Weston-super-Mare junction A crash on the M5 is causing major delays on the M5 this morning (Monday) near Weston-super-Mare. Drive carefully if you're heading north on the M5 this morning
"29.01.2017 19:45:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Dog rescued after fall from Brean Down Another job well done by the coastguard and RNLI teams...
"29.01.2017 18:27:56" thewestonmercury.co.uk Bomb disposal team called as explosive torpedo found near Weston-super-Mare A 1.5km safety cordon was set up by coastguard teams...
"29.01.2017 16:17:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Cash reward offered for information about missing Deakon Wilkins from Weston-super-Mare The family of Deakon Wilkins are again pleading for anyone with information to come forward...
"29.01.2017 14:17:46" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Picture Past: January 27, 1967 – Unemployment in Weston almost double the UK average Archaeological digs and proposals for a go-kart circuit made the headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1967. Here is the news from January. Fancy a trip down memory lane this Sunday afternoon?
"29.01.2017 10:36:44" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Civic society hopes new toilet will unlock key to drawing visitors to Old Town Quarry The unveiling of a new toilet may not be the grandest of occasions, but an opening ceremony took place for one last week in one of Weston-super-Mare's most scenic spots. Do you ever visit the old quarry? What else do you think it could do to attract visitors?
"29.01.2017 08:36:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Oil engineer asleep in car in Iraq died after SUV hit pick-up truck at high speed Our sympathies go out to his family...
"28.01.2017 20:47:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk PICTURES: Stunning snaps of Weston's sights Weston's keen photographers have defied the bitter wintry conditions of late to capture some beautiful pictures of the sky above Weston. Remember you can also upload your pictures to the weston.iwitness24.co.uk website:
"28.01.2017 18:19:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier's future secured by seven-figure bank deal The pier remains a very popular attraction for tourists, but do you think it is still a good place for local people?
"28.01.2017 17:08:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Win tickets to see Sing at Weston-super-Mare's Odeon The latest film to come from the creators of Despicable Me tells the tale of singing animals. Fancy a family trip to the cinema? We're offering you the chance to win family tickets (with popcorn, snacks and drinks) to go and see Sing at Weston's Odeon.
"28.01.2017 16:58:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare claim vital 2-0 win at Whitehawk Second-half goals from Bradley Ash and Dayle Grubb handed Weston-super-Mare a big three points at Whitehawk. Great result! Weston's good form continues...
"28.01.2017 16:13:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Consultation over 118 homes in North Somerset village next week Do you think the village has room for these new homes?
"28.01.2017 14:44:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Could former bank become new veterinary practice? Do you think a vets practice is needed?
"28.01.2017 13:09:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Woman with chronic vertigo prepares for charity sky-dive Wow, that takes some courage!
"28.01.2017 11:43:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk Torquay United defender Ben Gerring agrees Weston-super-Mare loan switch A new face could turn out for the Seagulls today. Do you believe it is a good addition to the squad?
"28.01.2017 11:23:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston's 'challenging' GP recruitment problem may soon be tackled with 'robust' plan' Do you find it tough to get a GP appointment in Weston?
"27.01.2017 20:07:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Donald Trump graffiti springs up in Weston-super-Mare A piece of street art portraying Donald Trump as Captain America has appeared in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. Captain America has landed in Weston... what do you make of this piece of street art?
"27.01.2017 17:15:09" thewestonmercury.co.uk Ryan Northmore – The tale of two Jakes Former Weston-super-Mare manager Ryan Northmore has revealed Jake Mawford was the best player he worked with in his time at the Woodspring Stadium and it is his 'biggest regret' that 'talented' defender Jake Llewellyn is currently out of the game. Former Weston-super-Mare AFC manager Ryan Northmore has spoken about some of his former players.
"27.01.2017 15:57:52" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare man killed by an electric shock while tending to cannabis crop A 28-year-old man from Weston-super-Mare died of an electric shock when using wire cutters to tend to a cannabis crop. He died in the loft of a property he was renovating, where an illegal power connection had been set up.
"27.01.2017 15:10:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police to set up mobile station at Bristol club where missing Weston-super-Mare man was last seen Police are continuing to search for missing Weston-super-Mare man Deakon Wilkins and a mobile police station will be set up outside the nightclub he was last seen inside tonight (Friday). Police hope to be able to find new leads by speaking to people at the club tonight.
Please keep sharing to help find Deakon.
"27.01.2017 13:50:01" Adorable Animal Videos Pink paw Awhhhh
"27.01.2017 13:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk What's on in Weston-super-Mare this weekend? – 5 things to do Women can find their 'inner warrior' at one of many events being held in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area this weekend. Here is our guide to five of the events you could visit on Saturday and Sunday. Women - you can use this weekend to find your inner warrior.
"27.01.2017 09:43:07" thewestonmercury.co.uk Crews tackle shop fire in early hours Fire crews from Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater were called to a blaze at a shop early this morning (Friday) which is believed to have been triggered by its electrics. Firefighters were called to the fire in the early hours of this morning...
"27.01.2017 07:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Drug addict admits breaking into Weston pub A homeless cocaine addict smashed his way into a Weston pub late at night to steal cash. Shards of glass were strewn over the floor.
"26.01.2017 16:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – we love you! The stage version of the classic children's story of Chitty Chiity Bang Bang has landed in Bristol for the final stage of its nationwide tour – and its star studded cast really are set to go out with a bang. Thinking about seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Perhaps our review will sway your opinion...
(Spoiler alert - we loved it).
"26.01.2017 14:04:49" thewestonmercury.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Northmore speaks out after Weston-super-Mare sacking Former Weston head coach Ryan Northmore endured a turbulent tenure in charge at the Woodspring Stadium. Former Seagulls boss Ryan Northmore has given us an exclusive interview about his sacking.
He reveals how the dressing room was under his management, and the realities of coaching a team which is the favourite for relegation every season.
"26.01.2017 12:32:51" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare to get bigger JD Sports and new Evans store Weston-super-Mare's Sovereign Shopping Centre will undergo a store reshuffle in the coming weeks, as a national retailer is moved into a bigger unit. Listen up shoppers! Weston is set to get a bigger JD Sports store in the Sovereign Centre and women's clothing shop Evans has found a new home in the building.
BUT the town could lose an entertainment shop in the process.
Are you happy with the changes?
"26.01.2017 11:22:03" thewestonmercury.co.uk Choose life. Choose winning tickets to see Trainspotting: T2 at Weston-super-Mare's Odeon Some of Britain's best-loved characters are making their return to the silver screen this week – as the troubled cast of Trainspotting are revisited 20 years after the original film's release. Choose our competition for free tickets to Trainspotting: T2.
"26.01.2017 09:54:35" thewestonmercury.co.uk Weston-super-Mare pair arrested following WH Smith burglary A man and woman from Weston-super-Mare have been arrested and bailed after a WH Smith store in Somerset was burgled at the weekend. A man and woman from Weston have been arrested following the incident in Somerset.
"26.01.2017 09:09:32" thewestonmercury.co.uk Council tax precept for Weston homes announced Fears have been raised that Weston Town Council will face a shortage in its reserves in the future if it does not put council tax up to cover the loss of local authority grants. The council made a decision on its budget this week.
"25.01.2017 13:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk NHS will not pay for operation which would 'save Steph's life – can you help? A 24-year-old Weston-super-Mare woman who has suffered from a series of strokes needs a 'life-saving' heart operation – but the NHS will not pay for it and her determined family is appealing for help to raise the £17,000 needed to pay for it. Will you help to save Steph's life?
"25.01.2017 12:46:30" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk If you saw a road in Weston closed off this morning, this is why...
"25.01.2017 08:47:42" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk The Stroke Association provide aftercare for patients after they have had a stroke. However, its funding will be cut from April. A woman who had a stroke back in 2013 has spoken out about what she thinks will happen without the charity's support. Read
"24.01.2017 19:00:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police investigating abandoned car found in ditch Police are trying to locate the owner of a car which overturned into a ditch this morning (Tuesday). Police are trying to locate the owner of the car.
"24.01.2017 18:01:27" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police renew appeal to find missing Weston man – as divers search water near where he was last seen Police have renewed their appeal to find missing Weston-super-Mare man Deakon Wilkins, after divers have searched the water around the nightclub in Bristol where he was last seen. Please keep sharing this police appeal. Deakon has now been missing for 10 days.
"24.01.2017 17:21:53" thewestonmercury.co.uk Police name husband and wife involved in Worle murder inquiry A 70-year-old woman who is believed to have been murdered by her husband at their marital home in Worle has been formally identified. BREAKING: The 70-year-old woman is believed to have been murdered by her 74-year-old husband, who died on the same day when his car crashed into a tree.
"24.01.2017 17:07:31" thewestonmercury.co.uk Body found in water in Weston-super-Mare last month identified by coroner The body of a woman found in the water near Knightstone Island, in Weston-super-Mare, last month has been formally identified by a coroner. A coroner has identified the body of a woman found in the water off Knightstone Island last month.
"24.01.2017 12:38:10" thewestonmercury.co.uk Roads could become dangerous as ice and fog makes its way to Weston Icy patches and dense fog will become widespread in Weston-super-Mare tonight (Tuesday), the Met Office has warned. Another weather warning issued – this time for ice and fog.
Go careful out on the roads...
"24.01.2017 12:20:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Hero Joseph, 10, rushes to younger brother's aid during life-threatening seizure A 10-year-old boy has been hailed as a 'brother in a million', after his 'outstanding bravery' potentially saved his younger sibling's life. Well done Joseph. What an amazing brother he is.
"24.01.2017 11:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Dog becomes courtroom witness in Weston 50 years ago Picture Past: Explosives and dogs in court featured in stories in the Weston Mercury & Somerset Herald 50 years ago. This is the news from Weston-super-Mare as reported in the… What was that, you say? A story about a dog becoming a courtroom witness? Sounds barking mad to me...
"24.01.2017 10:01:00" thewestonmercury.co.uk Host of improvements to Winter Gardens pavilion set to begin Weston College's development of the Winter Gardens is heading in to its next phase after a planning application to alter the original 1920s pavilion exterior of the iconic building was submitted to North Somerset Council. The latest planning application for the Winter Gardens development has been submitted. What do you think of the plans for the exterior of the building?
"24.01.2017 08:45:21" thewestonmercury.co.uk www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Police and the ambulance service were called after a car slammed into a wall in thick fog.
"23.01.2017 15:36:24" thewestonmercury.co.uk Met Office issues weather warning with fog set to descend across Weston-super-Mare Widespread fog is expected to make its way across North Somerset, the Met Office has announced. Be careful out in your cars this evening and throughout tomorrow. The Met Office has issued a weather warning across North Somerset.
"23.01.2017 12:45:23" thewestonmercury.co.uk Murder investigation launched as police link body found in Worle to fatal Kewstoke crash A murder investigation has begun after a woman's body was found in Worle on Thursday – and police have linked her death to a fatal collision on the same day. BREAKING: The discovery of a woman's body in Worle on Thursday is now being treated as murder.
"23.01.2017 08:59:47" thewestonmercury.co.uk New food festival in Weston-super-Mare aims to bring farmers and producers 'to the heart of the town' The organisers of the successful Burnham Food Festival are now launching a brand new event in Weston town centre this spring. Will you be going to the new Eat:Weston festival?
"22.01.2017 18:03:45" www.thewestonmercury.co.uk Vehicle gets stuck in the mud on Burnham-on-Sea beach BARB Search and Rescue crews in Burnham-on-Sea were on hand to free a 4x4 vehicle which got stuck in the mud today (Sunday). Great work as always from BARB Search and Rescue after a vehicle was found to be stuck in the mud.
"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.