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Weekend motorway traffic is beginning to build up, with reports of cars queuing at Weston-super-Mare’s Junction 21 in both directions today (Saturday).

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44 minutes ago

Pupils from a North Somerset school put on an ‘outstanding’ performance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Much can change in a week, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the week’s top stories or fun facts – so each Saturday we’ll be recapping some of the week’s highlights in handy bite-sized form.

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Parents from Weston-super-Mare are calling on politicians to investigate their baby’s death, as they believe there are still questions over how he was treated in hospital

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Yesterday, 19:00

A member of Weston Athletics Club is set to lace up his running shoes to take on the Great North Run for charity.

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What's On

The Playhouse is welcoming a one-man show to the stage to tell the story of Norman Wisdom.

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Yesterday, 20:00

A spontaneous musical will be created from scratch at a Weston-super-Mare theatre, promising a mix of comedy and catchy melodies.

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Yesterday, 16:00

With GCSE results day looming, this week seemed to be the perfect one to ask someone involved in education for their top 10 songs. With that in mind, Neville Coles, executive principal for the Priory Learning Trust shared the tunes he would most want to listen to if he was stranded on Steep Holm Island with only 10 tracks for company. The Priory Learning Trust runs both Worle Community School and Priory Community School.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Heather Small has sold more than 11 million records and scooped Brit and Mercury Music Awards and now she is embarking on a new tour which will see her stop in Bristol.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Former EastEnders star John Partridge is making his way to Highbridge and will perform and pass on his musical theatre wisdom to both children and adults next month.

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Court News

Thu, 13:00

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between July 11 and 25.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

A teacher from Weston-super-Mare has been banned from the classroom and sentenced to 20 months in prison after watching online footage of a six-month-old baby and a six-year-old boy being raped.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Two North Somerset men, including one from Yatton, will stand trial later this year after being charged in relation to an alleged homophobic crime in Bristol city centre.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 20 and July 11:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A primary school teacher from Weston-super-Mare faces jail over charges relating to indecent images of children after he admitted being part of a chat room where paedophiles shared horrific videos.

Education News

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Pupils from a North Somerset school put on an ‘outstanding’ performance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Thu, 14:11

Churchill Academy students have benefitted from a ‘blend of enjoyment and hard work’ in achieving ‘excellent’ A-level results, according its ‘proud’ headteacher.

Thu, 14:05

Sixth formers at King Alfted School in Highbridge collected their A-level results today (Thursday) and many are preparing to start university in September.

Thu, 12:39

Kings Of Wessex Academy students celebrated this morning (Thursday) as they opened their A-level exam results and checked they had got into the university they hoped for.

Thu, 10:46

Weston College students were celebrating this morning (Thursday) after A-level results revealed more than 99 per cent of students passed and 80 per cent secured A*-C grades.

Sport News

Yesterday, 15:47

Former Bristol City youth team player Naby Diallo has agreed a return to Weston-super-Mare.

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Yesterday, 12:30

Weston-super-Mare are hoping to pick up where they left off on Tuesday night – with three points – but will face a tough challenge away at Bognor Regis Town, with the newly-promoted Rocks currently the National League South’s top-scorers.

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Yesterday, 09:12

Weston ground out victory against Wembdon to remain top of the table with just three matches remaining.

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Yesterday, 09:11

Uphill Castle lost out in their top of the table clash with Frome, but remain in second spot.

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Yesterday, 09:10

A weakened Cheddar side suffered a narrow defeat at Oldland Abbotonians.

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Business News

Wed, 17:00

A Weston-super-Mare business owner has taken the unusual step of picking out her own coffin for her funeral – and has plumped for one themed after the king of rock ‘n’ roll himself.

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Wed, 16:00

A 24/7 petrol station, café, car wash and food store will be built just off the A370 on the outskirts of Weston after planning permission was secured.

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Tue, 14:00

More that £50,000 has been raised for a children’s charity by staff from a Congresbury hotel, who took on a mammoth cycle from London to Paris.

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Tue, 12:00

Plans to build a 120-bed hotel which could bring 100 jobs to Weston will go ahead after North Somerset Council approved the scheme.

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Mon, 12:00

Excitement is building in Weston ahead of the opening of the revamped Dolphin Square, with one business confirming it will open next month.

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