The Weston Mercury has teamed up with an Usborne book seller to give schools the chance to win some free books for their libraries.


A Weston mum whose children were taken into foster care after she turned to drink wants to raise awareness of the devastating impact alcohol can have on families.

Tue, 10:00

Extra funds have been given to North Somerset Council to help victims of domestic abuse who have trouble accessing help.

Mon, 14:44

A host of festive events are lined up for Weston-super-Mare over the next few weeks. We’ve compiled a list of all top events to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

Mon, 14:00

A Weston charity is looking for schools, businesses and community groups to hold festive fundraisers.

Mon, 10:33

The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is being screened live at the Odeon cinema in Weston-super-Mare on December 5.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The manager of a care home in Weston is thrilled after being shorlisted for a prestigious award.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Weston sheltered housing complex is holding an open morning to enable people to find out how they can live independently at the property.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The new owners of a café bar in Uphill have been investing in the business to make it more welcoming to customers.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A school in Uphill has been presented with a prestigious travel award for encouraging cycling.

Friday, November 17, 2017

A village school is celebrating sporting success after pupils picked up a host of medals.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weston parents are appealing for gift donations to give to families in need this Christmas.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has retained its ‘good’ rating for its work keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A literacy charity is looking for volunteers in North Somerset to help children to develop their reading skills before they start school.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Godfather of British Blues will be serenading fans at The Playhouse in Weston on November 24.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A 39-year-old man from Highbridge has appeared in court charged with burglaries in Burnham-on-Sea and Somerton.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Families got creative at a messy church event in Milton as they decorated cakes and painted pictures on the theme of bonfire night.

Monday, November 13, 2017

A group of friends has raised more than £1,600 for Weston Hospicecare to thank staff for the support they have given Denise Ollett.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dedicated supporters and staff from Weston Hospicecare celebrated the 20th anniversary of the charity’s in-patient unit.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Rainbow group from Blagdon is appealing for stamp donations to help children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A children’s entertainer has set up a new business to enable people to book wedding singers, magicians and entertainers for special events across North Somerset.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A ‘surge’ in demand for voluntary workers to provide vital community services has been predicted by the new chief executive of Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS).

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weird and wacky pumpkins filled a school playground as Sandford children celebrated Halloween.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The amount of money local authorities spent on social care rose by £556million in just one year, according to NHS Digital.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A literacy charity is encouraging families to take a break from technology to spend time reading with their children.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Weston Hospicecare is launching a new fundraising event based on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pizza delivery staff in Weston-super-Mare were threatened with an axe during an armed robbery in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

People were evacuted from a block of flats in Weston-super-Mare in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Monday, November 6, 2017

A ‘significant number’ of computers have been seized after police raided homes in Somerset as part of an operation to target people carrying out online child abuse.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A poet, performer and children’s author joined children at a school in Worlebury to celebrate its new range of books.

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