Latest Weston News

Yesterday, 17:07

One lane is closed on the M5 northbound this afternoon (Wednesday) near Weston-super-Mare after a crash.

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Yesterday, 17:00

One of Burnham’s most popular bi-annual events is returning for the sixth time this weekend.

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Yesterday, 21:00

A celebration of cats will be held at an RSPCA branch this weekend.

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Yesterday, 19:00

Royal wedding fever certainly hit one couple, who decided to renew their vows on the same day Prince Harry tied the knot.

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Yesterday, 18:00

A cascade of poppies has been planted in Hutton to mark 100 years of the RAF and the end of World War One.

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What's On

Yesterday, 20:00

It will feel like Las Vegas has arrived in North Somerset this week when the Bleadon Players put on their latest show.

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Tue, 20:00

Weston-super-Mare Museum will host a free unscripted show performed by a Canadian theatre company this weekend.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

A ridiculous and funny adventure full of silliness and mischief is heading to the Theatre Shop in Clevedon.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

One of the most popular tribute acts for The Beatles is heading to Weston, and Mercury readers can win tickets to the show.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

The difficulty I’ve had in writing this review for Miss Saigon at the Bristol Hippodrome is knowing where to start – the stunning singing, breathtaking sets or magnificent choreography.

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Court News

Yesterday, 07:00

A 90-year-old housewife died after being involved in a car crash with a vehicle she could not see, an inquest was told this week.

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Mon, 17:51

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend told a medical expert he had ‘dreams of stabbing her in the back’, a jury was told today (Monday).

Monday, May 14, 2018

An ex-police officer from Weston-super-Mare threatened to kill the woman he had an affair with when she told him the relationship was over, a court was told.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from February 28 to March 11:

Friday, May 4, 2018

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from February 19-27.

Education News

Yesterday, 14:00

Hundreds of schoolchildren around Worle received free ice creams to mark the end of their exams.

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Yesterday, 11:00

Budding thespians from a Weston school delighted audiences by performing their own twist on a classic story.

Tue, 13:00

Children from Sandford Primary School are adding new books to their library shelves, thanks to generous readers from the Weston Mercury.

Friday, May 18, 2018

A new headteacher has been appointed at a ‘fast-improving’ school.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Applications have opened for preschool children to join a new academy at Locking Parklands.

Sport News

Yesterday, 15:44

Former Arsenal and England player Ray Parlour was the guest speaker at Cheddar Football Club’s 125th anniversary evening.

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Yesterday, 15:43

North Somerset defeated Yeovil in the final of the Somerset Inter District Cup.

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Yesterday, 14:18

Worlebury Golf Club ladies defeated The Mendip 11-3 to continue their excellent start to the league season.

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Yesterday, 12:56

St Andrews kept their unbeaten recorded in the Weston & District Over-60s League when they defeated Portishead RBL.

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Yesterday, 12:42

The Kings of Wessex Academy’s equestrian team finished an excellent second place at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

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Business News

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A hotel’s plan to increase the number of car parking spaces on offer will be debated on Monday night.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

The UK’s largest retailer of solid hardwood furniture has opened its first showroom in Weston.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

A new veterinary practice offering ‘compassionate’ 24-hour care has opened just outside Weston.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Time is running out for Weston-super-Mare’s top entrepreneurs to enter a competition which could be the big break your business needs.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

A rise in ‘unruly teenagers’ being ‘aggressive and fighting’ in Weston-super-Mare town centre has resulted in more antisocial behaviour occurring.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pub grub is among the most popular form of food in the UK. What could be better than a cold pint, a hearty warm meal and an inviting atmosphere? And the newly renovated pub The Star Inn, off the A38 past Winscombe, provides exactly that.

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