North Somerset Council is heading to court next week in a bid to evict travellers from Weston’s Ashcombe Park.


A former Weston-super-Mare man who is accused of killing one man and injuring several others in an alleged terror attack in London last month will go on trial in the new year.

Yesterday, 17:30

A North Somerset animal sanctuary is hosting an open day this weekend, as it ramps up its efforts to raise money to find a new home.

Yesterday, 14:29

A court order is being perused to evict travellers from Weston-super-Mare’s Ashcombe Park after the group ‘failed to comply’ with North Somerset Council’s requests to leave.

Wed, 07:47

Travellers which have set up in Weston-super-Mare’s Ashcombe Park have been told they must vacate today (Wednesday).

Tue, 09:00

The parties involved in a North Somerset housing saga have stated their case ahead of a Government appeal.

Mon, 08:32

Fire crews were called to a kitchen blaze in Highbridge yesterday (Sunday).

Mon, 07:00

The project manager behind the Dolphin Square project believes the leisure complex will have a ‘massive’ impact on the town, as the £45million development nears completion.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

High-quality handmade Belgian chocolates are now being served up in Weston-super-Mare, after a skilful sweet-maker opening a shop in the town.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

North Somerset Council has fought off claims it is profiting from its civil parking enforcement (CPE), insisting it is not a ‘money-making scheme’ despite raking in £138,000 in three months.

Friday, July 21, 2017

As the opening of the eagerly-awaited Dolphin Square complex draws closer, excitement is building among Westonians over the delicious food which will be on offer.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A fundraiser which is designed to help propel a talented Weston-super-Mare youngster to a career on Broadway or the West End will be held this weekend.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A number of roads will be closed and undergo treatment next month which North Somerset Council hopes will ‘prolong their lifespan and improve road safety’.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Mercury has been given exclusive access to Dolphin Square today (Tuesday) to take a first look as Weston’s £45million complex nears completion.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

House prices have rocketed in North Somerset by up to £45,000 in the past year, as buyers priced out of the Bristol market turn to the district as it becomes ‘a more desirable place to live’.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The number of people smoking in North Somerset has hit an all-time low, 10 years on from the indoor public smoking ban coming into force.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Competitive villagers were out in force this week, trying their hand at a range of games and enjoying an afternoon of fun in the sun.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Plans to alter maternity services at Weston General Hospital will be reviewed this month.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s pop-up amusement park is set to return this week, packed with a thrilling selection of rides and games to enjoy over the school summer holidays.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A village library which faced reduced opening times and staffing levels has officially been handed to the parish council, which will now lead the service with a team of volunteers.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has launched a murder inquiry after a 40-year-old man was found dead last night (Monday).

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is investigating a ‘suspicious’ death in Burnham-on-Sea this morning (Tuesday) after reports of an assault last night.

Monday, July 10, 2017

North Somerset Council insists its civil parking enforcement (CPE) is ‘not a money-making scheme’ despite raking in £138,000 in fines in three months.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Puxton Park’s plans to convert offices into a children’s day nursery have been torn up by an inspector after an appeal.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The ‘long-awaited’ cycle path between Weston-super-Mare and Brean officially opened today (Friday), with cyclists now able to bypass busy roads and enjoy a five-mile traffic-free trip along the coast.

Friday, July 7, 2017

There is heavy traffic on the M5 northbound this afternoon (Friday) with congestion causing miles of delays.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Plans to install advertising banners on lampposts at Weston-super-Mare seafront have been torn up by North Somerset Council because of fears they could be used to advertise things like condoms or McDonald’s.

Friday, July 7, 2017

A village cricket club suffered a vandalism attack, as its pitch covers were badly damaged by ‘mindless vandals’.

Friday, July 7, 2017

A three-mile stretch of a busy Weston-super-Mare dual carriageway which leads from junction 21 of the M5 into town will undergo maintenance next week.

Friday, July 7, 2017

‘Desecration’ could await North Somerset’ after the Government ordered the local authority to plan for thousands of new homes to meet national benchmarks.

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