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.

Thu, 15:00

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to protect an endangered creature which plays a crucial role in the Somerset food chain – the bumblebee.

Thu, 13:00

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between July 11 and 25.

Thu, 12:30

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.

Thu, 10:30

Burnham RNLI crews have rescued a man who suffered head injuries falling from a boat near Hinkley Point.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Video: First look at Weston’s winter ice rink

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fire service probe ‘a stitch-up’, claims suspended chief

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A taste of the States will be on offer at a one-off charity event being held at Worlebury Golf Club this autumn.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Preparations are now well under way for the 73rd annual Weston Flower Show – which will include a new photographic contest backed by the Mercury.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Memories wanted as owners look to rebuild Grand Pier’s history

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Weston music student whose music video went viral on YouTube has been rewarded with an endorsement by a world famous guitar manufacturer.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 20 and July 11:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fire service bosses slammed over spending and ‘cultural failings’

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Today marks a new chapter for the Weston Mercury website with the introduction of a new commenting system called Disqus.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Cheddar student has flown to Italy to represent Somerset at an international youth exchange, thanks to sponsorship from a village charity.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

Friday, July 14, 2017

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.

Friday, July 14, 2017

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’.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A man who was stabbed to death in a ‘horrific crime’ earlier this week has today (Thursday) been named by police investigating his murder.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 9-16:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Substantial new funding has been awarded to improve cycling and pedestrian links in two key Weston-super-Mare projects.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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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