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29 minutes ago

Thousands of schoolchildren and other charitable individuals put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ in Weston-super-Mare this week, all to make people smile and help raise money for a national charity.

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59 minutes ago

A North Somerset organisation which aims to get vulnerable and disadvantaged people back into work is set to open a brand new hub in Weston – but needs the town’s help to get it up and running.

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Weston’s MP has described the moment he was shouted at to ‘get back’ from the windows after shots were fired outside Parliament, less than a week after the devastating attack stunned the country.

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A blue plaque is being unveiled in Weston-super-Mare today (Thursday) to recognise Olympic swimmer and water polo player Paulo Radmilovic.

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A voyeur who pleaded guilty to filming unsuspecting people as they stripped off at a Weston-super-Mare tanning salon has been handed a community order and made to join the sex offenders’ register.

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What's On

28 minutes ago

Bristol is set to welcome the smash-hit show The Etta James Story on Monday, celebrating the soul legend’s string of hits live on stage.

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39 minutes ago

Cats and landscapes feature in paintings on show at a Weston-super-Mare gallery which will run until April 11.

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11:00

A circus which incorporates showmanship, singing, dancing and good-looking men is heading to Weston this summer.

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10:27

The biggest secret in Smurf history will be uncovered in the latest movie full of the little blue creatures.

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10:01

The rags-to-riches story of Cinderella will be told through dance by the Vienna Festival Ballet in Weston.

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Court News

A voyeur who pleaded guilty to filming unsuspecting people as they stripped off at a Weston-super-Mare tanning salon has been handed a community order and made to join the sex offenders’ register.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

A man has been charged with possessing indecent images of children and animals after an incident at Weston Air Festival led to the alleged discovery of hundreds of abusive photos and videos, a court heard.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Weston voyeur has admitted secretly spying for months on unsuspecting naked men and women getting a spray tan at a town centre salon for his own sexual gratification.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A pub row over a chair led to a man discharging a sawn-off gun and then being beaten, kicked in the head and left unconscious, a court heard.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Weston man has been banned from contacting his ex-partner after wrecking her garden.

Education News

Tue, 13:00

An England cricketer has opened four new classrooms at his old primary school this week.

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Mon, 09:00

A new multi-million-pound Government initiative will see thousands of Weston-super-Mare students studying non-traditional subjects forced to alter the way they learn.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Students from a North Somerset school reinvented a classic story this week for a quirky performance.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pupils from a Weston-super-Mare secondary school became news reporters for the day as part of a national BBC project.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Three schools took part in a science fair so pupils could learn about important inventions and discoveries.

North Somerset News

35 minutes ago

A planning appeal to decide whether 50 new homes should be built in Congresbury got underway this week, with campaigners vehemently fighting the proposal with passionate speeches and protests.

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44 minutes ago

British Transport Police have today (Thursday) confirmed more details about the person killed having been struck by a train earlier this week.

10:51

Witnesses are being sought after a driver was injured in a two-car crash on the M5 between Portishead and Clevedon.

07:01

The first monthly market at a Weston-in-Gordano pub brought in a strong crowd on Saturday.

06:00

A Clevedon father has penned a story about the birth of his daughter who was born almost four months early.

Sport News

Yesterday, 13:30

Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett says he ‘did not see that coming’ after his side slumped to a sixth straight defeat at home to East Thurrock United on Saturday.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Weston-super-Mare were downed 3-1 by East Thurrock United today (Saturday) as they lost their sixth match in a row.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Weston-super-Mare head coach Scott Bartlett has added to his 18-man strong squad ahead of the visit of East Thurrock United to The Woodspring Stadium tomorrow (Saturday).

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Weston defeated Old Redcliffians to reach the final of the Webb Ellis Somerset Cup.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Two players for Hornettes have been selected to represent the England Deaf side at Devon at the weekend.

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Business News

Yesterday, 16:05

Animal faeces, rancid food, half-cooked sausages and a blood-stained fridge have been found inside unhygienic Weston cafés, bakers, restaurants and takeaways over the past 12 months.

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Yesterday, 11:58

Weston-super-Mare’s newest restaurant – Brunello Lounge – will open today, and Mercury readers are being treated to a first look inside the cosy retreat.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Somerset care home has earned praise from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Two of North Somerset’s most prominent businessmen have enjoyed a royal engagement at Buckingham Palace, where they were guests of honour.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A day care centre for dogs has opened in St Georges.

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Food and Drink

Yesterday, 16:05

Animal faeces, rancid food, half-cooked sausages and a blood-stained fridge have been found inside unhygienic Weston cafés, bakers, restaurants and takeaways over the past 12 months.

Yesterday, 11:58

Weston-super-Mare’s newest restaurant – Brunello Lounge – will open today, and Mercury readers are being treated to a first look inside the cosy retreat.

Mon, 10:00

The organisers of Weston’s newest food festival have said the town has been ‘incredibly supportive’, with the event now just over two weeks away.

Friday, March 17, 2017

If you are anything like me, you will agree there are few better pleasures than enjoying a glass of ice-cold cider on a warm summer’s day. Having Thatchers on our doorstep is a bit of a treat, and the cider-maker gave me an insight into how its award-winning tipple is made.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The ingredients for a new food and drink innovation centre in Weston-super-Mare have come together after funding was secured for the project.

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