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More than 600 new homes have been earmarked for Yatton.

A North Somerset councillor says her village has been ‘unfairly’ and ‘disproportionately’ targeted as a site for hundreds of potential new homes during the next 10 years.

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Alan Hector carving the hog roast at St Paul's Church in Walliscote Road. Photo by Jeremy Long.

More than 100 people enjoyed a free night with a bucking bronco and a hog roast at a Weston-super-Mare church.

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MD Melvin Dickson and Daughter marketing Director Charlotte Dickson with pupils James and Krisztian looking at sous vide baths
Photo by Jeremy Long.

A manufacturing company in Weston-super-Mare has been inspiring students.

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James and Ian

The sister and nephew of a popular Weston-super-Mare man, who died last year after a double lung transplant, are cycling more than 130 miles to raise money in his honour.

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Steve Diaper, of Spax UK Ltd, receives a certificate from curriculum manager Shaun Canniford.

Weston College has recognised one of the supporters of its construction department by giving them an award.

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What's On

Avenue Q

Avenue Q is not like any musical you have ever seen before, and for all the right reasons.

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Trumbo

Oscar-nominated Trumbo charts the trials and tribulations of famous screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a harrowing biographical retelling of his life.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Idle Hour performing on stage.

Big crowds of music fans turned out to enjoy the launch of Weston-super-Mare’s Hazy Days Festival on Saturday.

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Save The Last Dance For Me

From the team that produced Dreamboats And Petticoats comes new musical Save The Last Dance For Me, which will take audiences through the rock ‘n’ roll heyday of the 1960s.

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Grease

If you are hopelessly devoted to Grease and a sing-along show is the one that you want, The Playhouse has a treat for you.

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Court News

Friday, February 5, 2016
Coroners Court.

A widowed shopkeeper committed suicide on the anniversary of his wife’s birthday, an inquest found.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sidcot school.

A former teacher and mayor of Axbridge is suing a North Somerset private school, claiming he contracted an incurable lung disease after being exposed to 
asbestos in the science labs.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Joe Phillips.

A 20-year-old man who committed suicide in Worle Recreation Ground was ‘full of smiles’ the last time he was seen by his loving mum.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Robert Boyd-Stevenson pleaded guilty to making a bomb hoax by communication false information.

A man who carried out a bomb hoax at Bristol Airport last year has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison today (Thursday) for his crime.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Syful Alom.

The family of a man who was killed in a ‘catastrophic’ accident in Weston-super-Mare have praised the people who fought for hours to save his life.

Education News

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MD Melvin Dickson and Daughter marketing Director Charlotte Dickson with pupils James and Krisztian looking at sous vide baths
Photo by Jeremy Long.

A manufacturing company in Weston-super-Mare has been inspiring students.

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11:00
Steve Diaper, of Spax UK Ltd, receives a certificate from curriculum manager Shaun Canniford.

Weston College has recognised one of the supporters of its construction department by giving them an award.

Yesterday, 11:00
Vice Principal Jacqui Scott with Priory pupils. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A night school which has started up at Priory Community School in Worle aims to see every pupil complete 10,000 hours of English and maths lessons.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Churchill Academy, Young musician of the year competitors.

Some of the most talented musicians at a North Somerset school were honoured at Churchill Music’s Young Musician of the Year awards.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Locking Primary School  children and parents enjoying free school meals.

The company which cooks the majority of school meals in North Somerset has been given an award for its food.

North Somerset News

18:15
Police Line

Avon and Somerset Constabulary will recruit hundreds of police officers over the next few years.

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17:04

A man who died in the River Avon in Bristol over the weekend came from North Somerset, Avon and Somerset Constabulary has confirmed.

14:59
Portishead RNLI were called out 19 times last year. Photo by Nicholas Leach/RNLI

A total of 19 people were rescued by RNLI volunteers from Portishead last year, new figures have revealed.

14:08
Pound coins

The Portishead branch of the Royal British Legion raised more than £24,000 last year.

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Portishead Carnival was last held in 2014.

Organisers of Portishead Carnival say they are recharged and raring to go in 2016.

Sport News

15:06

Weston-super-Mare Football Club’s match with Oxford City has passed a pitch inspection this afternoon (Tuesday).

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Goalscorer Dayle Grubb.

Where to start? Weston-super-Mare’s powers of recovery were given a thorough examination in a 10-goal thriller at Hemel Hempstead.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Will Burns

Weston-super-Mare’s Will Burns could be the town’s answer to Lewis Hamilton.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
The event was due to be held at Weston Football Club.

Weston-super-Mare will have to endure another postponement after a pitch inspection put paid to tomorrow’s (Saturday) match with Maidstone United.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Gary Anderson makes his way to the Oche during the PDC World Darts Championships. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Burnham-on-Sea’s Gary Anderson added another gong to his growing list of honours last night (Thursday), after walking away with the PDC Player of the Year Award.

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Business News

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Steve Diaper, of Spax UK Ltd, receives a certificate from curriculum manager Shaun Canniford.

Weston College has recognised one of the supporters of its construction department by giving them an award.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Stuart Howe

A North Somerset brewery has announced the appointment of two new bosses.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Cox's Cave in Cheddar Gorge.

A cave in Cheddar Gorge will undergo a refurbishment for the first time in 25 years.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Fahma Mohamed at 10 Downing Street.

A student from Weston College visited 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron and take part in his community engagement forum.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport has been named as the UK’s most punctual airport after more than 85 per cent of its flights arrived and departed on time during 2015.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bottelino's

The Mercury has teamed up with popular Italian restaurant Bottelino’s to offer readers the chance to win a free meal for four people.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Mint and Mustard in Oxford Street.

The taste of ‘authentic’ Indian street food has come to Weston after a restaurant revamped its menu.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Marco Pierre White with Cadbury House owner Nick Taplin.

World-famous chef Marco Pierre White paid a visit to a North Somerset restaurant after it carried out a £100,000 improvement programme.

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