Friday, May 26, 2017

Tonight four out of five of Weston-super-Mare’s election candidates will have their say on the issues which matter most to YOU, including the NHS, Brexit, housing, crime and education. The hustings event gets underway at Weston College’s Knightstone Campus at 7pm – and you can follow the full debate as it unfolds here.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weston’s next MP will be decided in just two weeks, and the Mercury and Weston College are giving you an opportunity to hear how the candidates would represent the town in Parliament in the years ahead at a hustings tonight (Friday).

Friday, May 26, 2017

As part of our series asking Weston-super-Mare’s General Election candidates for their views on some of the key issues affecting people in the town, we are today turning our attention to housing. From the new developments planned for Weston, to the struggles of getting onto the housing market, the election candidates have shared their views.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A man was rescued from Birnbeck Pier today (Thursday) after he attempted to swim to the dilapidated structure.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Friends of an ‘inspiring’ and sporty 34-year-old Weston mum who died after a cardiac arrest are raising money for a heart charity in her memory.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Education remains a hot topic in this General Election, with questions surrounding the future of exams, grammar schools and funding. We asked Weston-super-Mare’s candidates for what changes they would campaign for, and how they see the future of education.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The police chief at Avon and Somerset Constabulary said the force will continue a planned review into its security arrangements for crowded events following the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester last night (Monday).

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

General Election campaigning is on hold in Weston-super-Mare this morning (Tuesday) after 22 people died in a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trustees at a helicopter museum on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare have revealed their ambitions to build a new entrance to the site, as the current building is deteriorating.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

There are just three weeks to go until polls open for 2017’s General Election – here are the current odds on the candidates winning the seats in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and Wells.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

With time running down fast until the General Election on June 8, we asked Weston-super-Mare’s candidates for their biographies – plus a 60 second video about why they think you should vote for them. Here is what they wanted you to know before you go to the polls.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A creative arts group is visiting ‘a forgotten part of the community’ and using theatre to try to stop them becoming isolated.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A police building has been named in honour of a World War One hero who captured nearly 50 men single-handedly on the battlefield.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Preserving an ‘at risk’ ancient monument in Weston-super-Mare is a priority for Historic England and a volunteer group, who hope teaching schoolchildren about its importance will ensure it is looked after for generations to come.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A corrupt social worker from Weston betrayed the trust of an adopted child’s family by asking her birth mother for £2,000 in return for revealing the little girl’s new address – despite fears she would be abducted.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Police are concerned about the whereabouts of a ‘vulnerable’ missing woman with links to Weston-super-Mare and have issued an appeal to find her.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Worle man is attempting to walk across all 15 of the UK’s national parks this year, with the aim of reaching the highest point in each.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s first mayor will be the next person to have a blue plaque unveiled in their honour, it has been decided following a public vote.

Friday, May 12, 2017

The candidates standing in the General Election in Weston-super-Mare have been confirmed. Here is who you will have a chance to vote for on June 8 – and why they are campaigning to be the town’s next MP.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s election candidates will go head to head at a hustings event organised by the Mercury and Weston College at the end of May. Here is everything you need to know about how to submit a question and attend on the night.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A secondary school in Worle has been given an award for how it helps students with their careers.

Monday, May 8, 2017

A 21-year-old man was hurt in a serious assault in Worle last night (Sunday).

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Police call handlers have been given new guidelines to follow, after a vulnerable man was told it was ‘up to him’ if he wanted to take the law into his own hands went on to kill someone.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The next blue plaque for Weston-super-Mare will be decided by you today (Thursday) – and this is your last chance to vote.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault on a train in Weston-super-Mare.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

With the General Election fast approaching, we want to know what key issues will determine how you will vote on June 8. Your answers will help to shape our election coverage and the types of questions we will be putting to the candidates on your behalf.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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, in the order they were announced…

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Playhouse, in Weston-super-Mare, is re-opening today (Tuesday) after it suffered from ‘severe flooding’ last week.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A practice manager at a Weston-super-Mare doctors’ surgery who fraudulently paid herself £22,000 in bonuses and overtime, at a time when the NHS is struggling financially, has been spared jail.

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare road has been described as a ‘frightening’ place to live with residents from a locked rehabilitation centre allegedly sneaking out at night and making people in the street afraid to leave their homes.

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