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Funland opened at the Tropicana on Saturday. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Tropicana has received a makeover in the past week, becoming an amusement park for the summer holidays.

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Thieves broke into a house in Weston-super-Mare and stole army medals and jewellery on Monday.

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Football teams line up for a minutes applause in memory of Harvey.

A summer festival and football match in Kewstoke raised money for a number of charities.

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Police want to speak to these men.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has released a CCTV image of two men after reports of ‘suspicious activity’ at a park in Weston-super-Mare.

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St Andrew's School in Congresbury early years and keystage 1 having  a school picnic to mark the last day of term is taking place at the  playground. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Children, parents and families marked the end of another successful school year with a picnic in the sun last week.

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Somerset Fringe Festival

The Somerset Fringe Festival is making a return next month with a host of exciting theatre making its way across Somerset, including a number of visits to Burnham.

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Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.

The Playhouse is welcoming funny-man David Walliams’ hit book Gangsta Granny live on stage, and it is sure to have you in stitches whether you are five years old or 105 years old.

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. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

One of Pixar’s most loved characters is back and this fun-loving film is a treat for all the family, as there is only one motto in life which really matters – just keep swimming.

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One of the most popular films, Grease, can be enjoyed in the great outdoors.

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Save the Last Dance for Me is heading to The Playhouse this summer.

A former member of a superstar boy band is starring on stage in Weston-super-Mare next month, taking audiences on a romantic trip back to the rocking 1960s.

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Court News

North Somerset Courthouse.

A Weston-super-Mare mother, who stalked three members of the same family after her relationship broke down, has this week been spared jail.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Bristol Airport terminal.

A man has been charged after allegedly being drunk on a plane which landed at Bristol Airport yesterday (Wednesday)>

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Phoebe Willis with dad Julian.

A nurse has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of a 10-year-old girl, a jury has decided.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10-year-old Phoebe Willis died in 2012.

Jurors have retired this morning (Tuesday) to consider whether a North Somerset nurse is guilty of manslaughter.

Friday, July 8, 2016
North Somerset Courthouse.

A 68-year-old Weston-super-Mare man admitted to assaulting his partner at a hearing at North Somerset Courthouse on Friday.

Education News

St Andrew's School in Congresbury early years and keystage 1 having  a school picnic to mark the last day of term is taking place at the  playground. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Children, parents and families marked the end of another successful school year with a picnic in the sun last week.

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Winter Gardens development

Weston College’s higher education provision has been praised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Yesterday, 17:30
King Alfred School's poetry tree.

Year eight students from King Alfred School, in Highbridge, decorated one of the school’s trees with a host of original poetry.

Tue, 18:00
Spotlight Sparklers choir taking part in a samba workshop with Josh Bishop and Caitlin Callahan from

A village primary school’s choir was given an end-of-term treat when a music company hosted a rhythm workshop at the school.

Mon, 13:00
An artist's impression of what Broadoak's new dining hall will look like.

Students at a Weston secondary school will soon be eating their lunches in purpose-built, modern surroundings, after work to build a new dining hall began.

North Somerset News

Alvony House and the neighbouring building with which it will be linked.

A proposal to expand a 28-bedroom care home in Clevedon has been recommended for refusal due to concerns over noise and parking.

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Tens of homes in Portishead have been left without power today (Thursday) and it is unlikely to be restored until late this evening.

1st Nailsea cub scouts with Nailsea in Bloom volunteers.

Cubs and scouts from Nailsea have designed a flowerbed to mark 100 years of scouting.

Guests and investors.

A new community solar park has been officially opened in Kingston Seymour.

Headteacher Owen James.

A headteacher has retired after nearly a decade in charge of a Clevedon primary school.

Sport News

Yesterday, 12:00
Weston v Newport County.

The Woodspring Stadium hosted another high-calibre friendly last night (Tuesday) but Weston were humbled as League Two side Newport found the back of the net eight times.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Cricket Westonv Shapwick  bowler Shaun Stringer.

Weston ended their poor run of form with a resounding victory over relegation strugglers Brislington.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
George Chapman bowling for Uphill.

Uphill Castle defeated neighbours Cheddar in a top of the table clash to keep their promotion push on target.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Congresbury slipped down to fifth position in the B&D Senior Division when they lost by eight wickets at home to Chew Magna.

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Business News

Tue, 12:00
The Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a food court refurbishment.

Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a ‘dramatic’ overhaul this summer with work beginning on a refurbished food court this week – as owners Vixcroft commences the regeneration of the shopping centre.

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Mon, 15:00
Janet Carson in her shop full of interesting items.

A new vintage shop has opened for business in Weston-super-Mare this month.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Three Lidl employees after the colour vibe

Six Lidl employees from Weston were covered in paint after raising £500 for the young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The dairy operation at Puxton Park.

Farmers should receive greater returns for their milk production, according to the National Farmers’ Union – and a North Somerset farmer believes supermarkets and processors are to blame for the issues in the market.

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Monday, July 18, 2016
An impression of where the new restaurants will be located.

These images show what Weston-super-Mare’s Dolphin Square development will look like once work on the £45million project comes to an end next year.

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Food and Drink

Sunday, July 10, 2016
The brewery's line of beers.

Wrington’s Butcombe Brewery this week snapped up two Somerset pubs – part of its drive towards a ‘modern, well-invested pub portfolio’ which is likely to see it buy 20 more each year.

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Club manager Jason Eaton, managing director Nick Taplin Marco Pierre White and restaurant manager Murray Whittington.

Internationally-renowned chef Marco Pierre White was in North Somerset this week, to launch the first restaurant in his new ‘ultra-casual’ dining concept.

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Josh Eggleton

A Michelin star chef is set to headline the Weston-super-Mare Food Festival as the event doubles in size this year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Muddy Stilettos Best Cafe award - Sue Tucker from Muddy Stilettos Somerset with Ceridwen and Samuel from Calm Gourmet Cafe Bar.

A Burnham-on-Sea café has scooped a prestigous award, meaning it can officially call itself Somerset’s best café, despite having only been open for 10 months.

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