Latest Weston News

Yesterday, 18:00

Rugby clubs from across the area went head-to-head in a fun, team-building event last week.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Sports clubs in Winscombe are hoping to transform the village cricket club into a modern new sports centre to cater for the growing number of thriving teams using the facilities.

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Yesterday, 15:00

A Weston business has signed up as the main sponsor for Weston Hospicecare’s Mendip Challenge.

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Yesterday, 13:55

Children in Hutton were more than happy to spend a Saturday afternoon at school as a treasure hunt-themed event was held.

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Yesterday, 13:00

Creative residents of a North Somerset village showcased their skills with brushes, pastels and pencils this week, competing in an art contest.

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What's On

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Joel Dommett is returning to the comedy circuit following a popular stint on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here – including a visit to Bristol.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

A brand new musical adaption of Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox is set to burst onto a Bath stage next week.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

A production which has been a huge hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival is set to make its way to Weston’s newest theatre venue – and you could win tickets through our competition.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Love Saves The Day will kick of the summer festival season tomorrow (Saturday) when it takes over Eastville Park in Bristol.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

A rocking show aimed at families will arrive at the Theatre Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare in June.

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Court News

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A rogue trader, who took hundreds of pounds from a near-blind pensioner in return for work he had not done, has been ordered to pay compensation by a judge.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A drug dealer who was jailed after 1.2kg of cocaine was found stashed in a package disguised as a child’s birthday present has been ordered to pay a half-a-million-pound confiscation order.

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A 20-year-old man appeared in court accused of encouraging children to send him naked pictures online.

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.

Education News

Friday, May 26, 2017

Children from a Somerset school have been rewarded for their creativity and will now have their own short stories published.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

A primary school which has undergone a number of changes in the past year has been rated as ‘good’ by inspectors.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell will attend a Worle school during a family fitness day in June.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A North Somerset headteacher is ‘thrilled’ after his school unveiled a new business and computing block this week.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Children from St Anne’s Primary School in Hewish have shown their sports skills of late, winning a county archery competition.

Sport News

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weston Golf Club’s invitation day saw 100 golfers take to the links to battle for the prizes on offer.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Victoria Vikings defeat Clevedon Prom in the Weston & District Over-60s League by eight shots to earn 15 points.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Uphill Castle returned from Taunton St Andrews with a comprehensive 153-run victory with George Cox smashing a 84-ball century.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Lympsham and Belvedere were denied a good chance of victory at Castle Cary by the weather, the home side struggling on 16-3 when play was ended.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

It may be the summer break for Weston Football Club but head coach Scott Bartlett is still working hard to finalise his squad ahead of the 2017/18 season.

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Business News

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Care for the elderly in Weston-super-Mare has been praised after three of the town’s care homes and one of its at-home care providers were recognised at regional awards.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

A new shop which will help people to reduce waste and save money has opened up in Weston.

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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.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A popular dessert parlour chain will open in Weston-super-Mare town centre, if planning permission is granted by North Somerset Council.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A former restaurant in Claverham has been put up for sale for £350,000.

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Food and Drink

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A popular dessert parlour chain will open in Weston-super-Mare town centre, if planning permission is granted by North Somerset Council.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A former restaurant in Claverham has been put up for sale for £350,000.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s newest leisure complex, Dolphin Square,is taking shape and it is expected to open in August so the Mercury has compiled a handy list of what is due to open inside it...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Finding a table in Weston-super-Mare’s restaurants seems to have become more difficult, as more Westonians head into town to tuck in to the delicious food on offer. 
A new batch of top-quality restaurants, a thriving community of foodies and more big-name eateries heading to town have propelled Weston into the midst of a restaurant revolution. Reporter SAM FROST assesses what is cooking.

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