Weston Town Hall was set to become a laughing stock 50 years ago this week – while familiar topics of parking, development and vandalism were also making the headlines...

Yesterday, 18:55

A new firm will now operate North Somerset’s electric car charging points – a move which the council says will help cut pollution.

Fri, 18:56

A Somerset MP has accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of putting ‘politicking on the Pyramid Stage ahead of his responsiblities’ by snubbing the nation’s Armed Forces Day tribute in favour of an appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

Fri, 17:37

A former Weston-super-Mare man accused of carrying out a premeditated terrorist attack on Muslims as they left a mosque has been remanded in custody on murder and attempted murder charges.

Fri, 12:05

Former Weston-super-Mare man Darren Osborne has today (Friday) been charged with terrorism offences over his suspected role in an attack on Muslim worshippers at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque on Monday.

Fri, 09:55

A Weston man who used a kitchen knife to stab his pet dog to death has been banned from keeping animals for life.

Thu, 09:55

Three storied musicians promise a ‘unique’ vibe when they unite in Weston-super-Mare for a rare joint performance next week.

Mon, 17:06

The man arrested after an attack on Muslims at a mosque in London’s Finsbury Park is believed to be a father-of-four from Weston-super-Mare, the Mercury can reveal.

Mon, 11:51

Scorching temperatures, daredevil aerial routines and action-packed activities back on terra firma combined to make Weston-super-Mare Air Festival a massive hit at the weekend.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been forced to pay out more than £16,000 in compensation over the past six years – because of police raids carried out on the wrong houses.

Friday, June 16, 2017

People heading to Weston-super-Mare Air Festival this weekend may want to heed some advice from local NHS experts, who are warning of heatwave conditions to come.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A free family-friendly festival will be held in Weston-super-Mare’s Italian Gardens in August to celebrate the completion of the area’s £2.478million revamp.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Accident investigators have today issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward following a fatal crash in Congresbury yesterday (Friday).

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A new creative hub for Weston-super-Mare’s professional arts community is now just weeks away from opening – and a pre-launch event today (Thursday) is designed to add to the growing list of people looking to get involved.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Five Weston-super-Mare police officers whose quick-thinking saved a stabbing victim’s life have seen their actions recognised with a top award.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A recruitment drive has been launched by Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) – just weeks after the redundancy of a specialist firefighter crew in Weston was confirmed.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hundreds of children in North Somerset are being put at risk of contracting serious diseases because parents are ‘too busy’ to keep their inoculations up to date.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Twenty jobs have been lost after a Weston-super-Mare motor parts firm went into administration today (Tuesday).

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A drug dealer who ‘thought he was untouchable’ has been jailed for 11 years for orchestrating cocaine and heroin trade on the streets of Weston-super-Mare.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sixteen officers this week relocated from Weston-super-Mare Police Station to the Town Hall – and the rest will quit the Walliscote Road base by the end of April.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

While most of us were still fighting our way through a mountain of discarded wrapping paper and looking forward to our turkey dinner on Christmas morning, there were others for whom the occasion proved an entirely different proposition.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Untenable, dangerous cuts’ at Weston Fire Station, which will see 12 firefighter jobs lost and a specialist crew go part-time, mean ‘the public will not be safe’, it has been warned.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

An artist who saw some of her most popular pieces uprooted from their long-term Weston-super-Mare home has seen a new series given pride of place in a prominent town centre shop.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Six charities will share a £40,000 windfall, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a Weston-super-Mare firm in its 40th anniversary year.

Friday, October 7, 2016

The ambulance service which covers North Somerset has been ordered to improve by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an inspection highlighted concerns over its safety and leadership.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Shawshank Redemption is commonly ranked among the finest films ever made, and so any attempt to migrate such a much-loved tale into a new medium requires plenty of courage and creativity.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Commuters heading in and out of Weston-super-Mare have faced substantial delays today (Wednesday), after a motorbike crashed on the M5.

Monday, August 29, 2016

A year on from Dismaland, the ‘Banksy effect’ is still being felt in Weston’s cultural and economic circles – and business leaders say it can help ‘springboard’ the town onto new successes.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

An injured water-skier was rescued from the sea near Weston’s Grand Pier yesterday (Saturday).

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A mum and her two young children who were hurt in a car collision are now in a ‘stable’ condition in hospital, police have revealed.

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