There are not many comedians who would feel comfortable mining topics like their father’s dementia for stand-up material – but David Baddiel is unquestionably one of them.
Much can change in a week, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the week’s top stories or fun facts – so each Saturday we’ll be recapping some of the week’s highlights in handy bite-sized form.
A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to protect an endangered creature which plays a crucial role in the Somerset food chain – the bumblebee.
The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between July 11 and 25.
An interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after its previous chief was suspended in the wake of a damning report into the service’s leadership.
Burnham RNLI crews have rescued a man who suffered head injuries falling from a boat near Hinkley Point.
Video: First look at Weston’s winter ice rink
Fire service probe ‘a stitch-up’, claims suspended chief
A taste of the States will be on offer at a one-off charity event being held at Worlebury Golf Club this autumn.
Preparations are now well under way for the 73rd annual Weston Flower Show – which will include a new photographic contest backed by the Mercury.
It has long been regarded as one of Weston’s best annual events – but now new blood and fresh ideas are wanted to further improve the town’s winter carnival.
Memories wanted as owners look to rebuild Grand Pier’s history
A Weston music student whose music video went viral on YouTube has been rewarded with an endorsement by a world famous guitar manufacturer.
The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 20 and July 11:
Fire service bosses slammed over spending and ‘cultural failings’
Today marks a new chapter for the Weston Mercury website with the introduction of a new commenting system called Disqus.
A Cheddar student has flown to Italy to represent Somerset at an international youth exchange, thanks to sponsorship from a village charity.
Every child loves an opportunity to dig out their paints and felt-tip pens to get creative – and a recent competition gave Weston youngsters the chance to do exactly that.
It’s hard to remember a time before Harry Potter, such is the boy wizard’s impact on British culture – yet believe it or not, it’s only 20 years since JK Rowling’s first Potter novel was published.
A sixth annual charity bike ride in memory of a Somerset man drew a bumper crowd and raised more than £10,000 for good causes.
Comedian Jasper Carrott has been forced to cancel his second Weston appearance in a matter of months after doctors told him he needs an urgent heart bypass operation.
One week on from Weston’s ‘brilliant’ Hazy Days festival weekend, praise continues to be lavished on the event’s organisers for creating ‘Glastonbury at the seaside’.
A man who was stabbed to death in a ‘horrific crime’ earlier this week has today (Thursday) been named by police investigating his murder.
A flagship food and drink centre which will cost more than £11million and create up to 250 jobs will be built in Weston after winning planning approval.
Weston enjoyed one of its most successful events in recent memory when Hazy Days 2017 rocked thousands of music lovers at the Tropicana on Friday and Saturday.
The skies above Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier will come alive with a spectacular firework display later this month – and we have tickets to give away.
The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 9-16:
Substantial new funding has been awarded to improve cycling and pedestrian links in two key Weston-super-Mare projects.
The long-term partner of Derek Mead has paid tribute to a man with ‘a boundless energy for life’ in the wake of his funeral on Friday.
Many things look different with the benefit of hindsight, and 50 years offers plenty of it – but a major development being proposed for Weston back in 1967 looks very different here in 2017.
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