Yesterday, 09:39

Wells is expected to be a hotly-contested seat in June’s General Election. Here is who have announced they are standing so far.

Yesterday, 09:08

Political parties in Weston-super-Mare are making quick decisions over who will stand for them in June’s snap General Election. Here is a breakdown on who we know is standing so far…

Tue, 15:51

A lane has been closed on the M5 northbound between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon this afternoon (Tuesday) due to a broken down lorry.

Tue, 07:00

While political parties are hastily choosing their candidates in the Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and Wells constituencies, we want to know how likely it is people will actually go to the polls on June 8.

Mon, 12:30

Cyclists and pedestrians will soon be able to enjoy a new footpath between Weston-super-Mare and Brean Down. The eight-mile path will finally open on Monday, but volunteers are still hard at work. Here is a look at their progress on the final half mile...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A man from Uphill has been ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work after he left his ex-partner bruised and bleeding from the head following a fight in his home.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In the 1930s, a wooden cabin on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront was pulled up, and driven down the road to the airfield in Locking, where it became part of an aircraft control tower.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

School services for children with autism and for those who need additional welfare support in North Somerset could soon be provided from outside the district.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The elected leader of Avon and Somerset Constabulary said she is ‘concerned’ the force will continue to miss out on Government funding in the years to come despite a planned overhaul in how police forces are allocated money.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Need some music to start your weekend off? We’re compiling Weston-super-Mare’s favourite songs by asking business people, entertainers, and musicians which ones they would pick if they were stuck on Flat Holm Island with only 10 tunes for company. This week is Nutty Noah’s turn.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Historical figures with links to Weston will be commemorated with blue plaques around the town – but they are not the first people to be given recognition for some outstanding achievements and work. Here is a map of all the plaques you can already visit...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Easter egg hunts, sports activities and eating lots of chocolate were some of the ways children spent their time during the holidays this year. Here are some pictures from various events in and around Weston-super-Mare from Easter 2017.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

One of the best things about living in Somerset is its food. The county is famous for cheese and cider, and we take for granted how simple it is to buy local produce on our doorstep. But how easy is it to eat and drink exclusively Somerset produce for a fortnight? Reporter Sarah Robinson put it to the test...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A teenager has been rescued from a cliff edge near Birnbeck Pier this afternoon (Tuesday).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A snap General Election has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May this morning (Tuesday). It will be held on June 8, and today the Mercury is taking a look back at the previous election results.

Monday, April 17, 2017

People in North Somerset from ethnic minority backgrounds face ‘striking inequalities’ in education, housing and employment, it has been revealed.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Progress is being made on a ‘fundamental’ part of Weston’s regeneration, which could involve homes and a multi-storey car park being built near the railway station.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Imagine being stranded on Flat Holm Island with only 10 tracks for company. It’s our Mercury version of Desert Island Discs, and this week we have invited Anna Southwell who runs Loves Café in Weston-super-Mare’s West Street to join in. She shared a deeply personal selection of her top 10 songs.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A former Spitfire pilot from Weston has received the Légion d’Honneur for his role in the liberation of 
 France during World War Two.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A pop-up restaurant opened for one night only at a Worle primary school where children gave guests 
 the VIP treatment.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

D-Day veterans and actors arrived at The Helicopter Museum in Locking at the weekend, for its World At War event.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

An Easter extravaganza event gave children the chance to put their cookery skills to the test this week.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A loose cow closed the M5 in both directions between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea for a short period this afternoon (Tuesday).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A resident parking permit scheme for Weston-super-Mare will not be reviewed in the immediate future, it has been decided.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dozens of people in Worle will be without power until 11pm this evening (Monday) following a power cut.

Monday, April 10, 2017

A couple are ‘very upset’ after rocks were thrown through the windows of their Weston-super-Mare home on two separate occasions.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Retail units in Weston-super-Mare High Street’s empty TJ Hughes building could soon be refurbished ahead of a planning application to turn the upper floors into flats.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gardening has begun in earnest in a part of Worle as part of a ‘food revolution’.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The number of flats proposed for derelict hotels has prompted concerns it will become even more difficult to park on Weston-super-Mare’s hillside.

Friday, April 7, 2017

A Worle student is 203rd in the world for reciting an infinite sequence of numbers.

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