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Budget-setting at North Somerset Council’s meeting last night (Tuesday) was an often-tense affair, with some heated disagreements breaking out. Three amendments were put forward by the opposition groups – and defeated. Here is how your councillor voted.

Yesterday, 18:00

Weston-super-Mare is half-way to achieving plastic-free coastline status, to recognise efforts taken to cut down on plastic pollution – and the Mercury is celebrating the businesses who have got on board.

Mon, 19:00

A 10-year-old boy organised a cake sale so his mum and sister could travel abroad to help dogs living on the streets.

Mon, 18:07

Two people and a dog have been rescued from a cliff this afternoon (Monday).

Mon, 15:59

A Roman army marched through Weston’s museum last week, as part of a series of half-term activities.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The decision Weston had no buildings worthy of preserving made headlines in Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from the February 16 edition in 1968.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A six-year-old girl who cannot walk and talk has been given a new lease of life with the help of a Weston-super-Mare charity.

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Royal Ballet will revive its modern show The Winter’s Tale, and it will be screened live at the Odeon in Weston.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Three people stuck in knee-deep mud were rescued by volunteers this afternoon (Thursday).

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The potential growth of Weston-super-Mare’s literary festival is already being discussed by organisers, ahead of the event taking place next week.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Children are holding their first art exhibition at a Weston-super-Mare theatre.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A former Weston-super-Mare woman was murdered in the United States this week after a leaving a music rehearsal.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Weston church classified as being at risk is undergoing essential repairs thanks to a big Heritage Lottery grant.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

North Somerset Council will aim to cut carbon emissions by 50 per cent in the next two decades – but any activity which may cost money will have to ‘take its place in the queue’.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Strong winds have been forecast to hit Weston-super-Mare in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Women died for the right to vote. They endured force-feeding, threats and violence, and went on hunger strikes. Securing the right to vote, and to stand in elections, has not automatically led to political equality in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset, however.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The suffrage campaign is synonymous with the Pankhursts and Millicent Fawcett, but thousands of women marched, petitioned and protested to win the vote – among them, some prominent and important Weston-super-Mare figures.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A cider-maker in North Somerset has taken steps to reduce its plastic packaging.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The remaining funds from an old Weston-super-Mare event have been donated to the hospital’s scanner appeal.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Food businesses could find it easier to open in an area of Weston-super-Mare in the future, as they may have the option to go through a simpler planning process.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Pub regulars in Worle have helped to raise £5,000 for Weston General Hospital’s children’s unit.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

“All the opposition in the world will never put us down,” leading suffragette Annie Kenney pronounced at Weston-super-Mare’s Town Hall, almost drowned out by jeers, stamping, whistling, yelling and bells. “If the meeting were 10 times worse,” she continued, “we would come again, and we will come until we win everyone over.” That scene in Weston in 1909 matched demonstrations and meetings all over the country as women demanded the vote.

Friday, February 9, 2018

An increase in drunkenness and a hospital fish pool made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from the February 9 edition in 1968.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ticket barriers could be installed at Weston Railway Station as part of a £1million investment – but there are still no plans for a lift.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Roads and pavements in Weston-super-Mare may turn icy early on Friday morning, the Met Office is warning.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

An Olympic rower has opened a Worle academy’s new reception.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A hundred years ago today (Tuesday), women in Britain were finally given the right to vote – and the Mercury is marking the centenary with a pull-out supplement this week.

Monday, February 5, 2018

The curtain was closing on Weston’s gasworks after 127 years, the Weston Mercury reported in its February 2 edition in 1968. Here is the news from that week.

Monday, February 5, 2018

A new team of volunteers and fundraisers for the Guide Dogs charity is being created in Weston-super-Mare.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Male unemployment and ‘sacred cows’ in local government funding made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 1968. Here is the news from the January 26 edition.

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