Fri, 13:00

Every Friday we are inviting musicians, sportsmen, politicians, business owners and other well-known Weston-super-Mare figures to share their top 10 songs. Think of it as Desert Island Discs, based on Flat Holm island, with 10 songs on a Spotify playlist. For the first week, we have invited musician Alex Lipinski to share his top 10 tunes.

Thu, 13:00

Crouched behind a machine gun and surrounded by artillery shells and debris, a Weston-super-Mare man found himself in the centre of a fierce battle near Madrid 80 years ago. But Archibald Lester Doran, aged 23, was not a trained soldier. Instead, he was a volunteer with the International Brigade, a paramilitary force set up by Communist International to fight the Spanish government.

Mon, 12:56

Somerset is packed with historical sites, which tell the history of the county right back from the earliest humans to modern conflicts in World War One and Two. Here is our list of some of the top sites for history-lovers to enjoy in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Science week was celebrated by a Worle school when pupils put on an exhibition packed with experiments and inventions.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Changes in the law to prevent homelessness may cause ‘major challenges’ for North Somerset Council as it is already struggling to find homes for people to rent.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Four iconic Lynx helicopters made a farewell flight over Weston-super-Mare today (Friday).

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s MP will call on the Government to put a price cap on energy prices, as he warns the town’s vulnerable and elderly people are being ‘ripped off’ by the big gas and electricity companies.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The ingredients for a new food and drink innovation centre in Weston-super-Mare have come together after funding was secured for the project.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Single women from Weston-super-Mare are wanted to appear in a TV dating show… where people have to be naked.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A pub row over a chair led to a man discharging a sawn-off gun and then being beaten, kicked in the head and left unconscious, a court heard.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare charity which provides services for children with additional needs is preparing for its future before funding cuts become an even bigger issue.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Hutton man who joined the war to escape the cold and witnessed the horror of the Nazi concentration camps has been awarded a medal for his service in France.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day is taking place today (Wednesday) with a call to arms to create a more inclusive, gender-equal world. With that in mind, we have turned our attention to some important and prominent women with links to Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages.

Monday, March 6, 2017

A nurse has been struck off the medical register to ‘protect the public’ after her actions led to the death of a ‘vulnerable’ 10-year-old girl from Locking.

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare woman will receive a life-saving operation thanks to donations from Mercury readers, but a campaign will be launched to urge the NHS to pay for the surgery in the future.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Smaller class sizes, more teachers and improved facilities are on the cards for a Worle school which will officially join an academy trust today (Thursday).

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Waste collection crews will be given cameras so they can take pictures to expose people who have not been recycling properly when a new contractor begins work in Weston-super-Mare this week.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring tides will be at their highest point tonight (Wednesday) – and may combine with near gale force winds to make flooding possible in Weston-super-Mare.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ice is expected to form on roads in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset later today (Monday), leading to difficult driving conditions.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Storm Doris did not wreak havoc in Weston-super-Mare as it did in other parts of the country – but the forceful winds still whipped up the waves yesterday (Thursday).

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A child-friendly networking event for businesswomen in Weston-super-Mare has been set up as part of a project to improve the town and help companies to flourish.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thursday may get off to a blustery start in Weston-super-Mare with gusts of 50-60mph predicted by the Met Office, prompting a yellow weather warning.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Major roadworks will begin at one of Weston-super-Mare’s main roundabouts and roads next Monday.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Planners have granted a housing developer permission to build 50 homes in Congresbury – despite staunch opposition from campaigners and the district councillor.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s Italian Gardens is currently a pile of mud while major work is underway to make it part of a larger Town Square.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Emma Hatton is high flying adored as Eva Peron in a majestic staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita at the Bristol Hippodrome - in an unmissable ensemble performance which is unlikely to be bettered.

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare man has been charged with stabbing his ex-partner with a knife and threatening to kill her.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

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.

Monday, February 6, 2017

It may not be the longest race in Weston-super-Mare, but it is certainly the toughest.

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