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IT ALL happened very quickly in a move which one councillor branded ‘a stitch-up’, but the £1 sale of Weston’s Winter Gardens to Weston College has now been confirmed.

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The Let's Save Birnbeck Pier group want to purchase the site.

CAMPAIGNERS want to buy Weston’s Birnbeck Pier and island and restore it to ensure it is open to the public – and the council’s deputy leader says he will ask the authority to consider forcing through the sale, if the group can provide a viable business case.

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TWO men with covered faces stole money from a petrol garage till last night (Monday).

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Alistair Mead, Luke Patrick and Lee Sargent

PUXTON Park is set to get bigger and better in the next 12 months as bosses prepare to pump another £100,000 into new developments.

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A MAN from Weston died after being struck by a train in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

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What's On

Yesterday, 09:32

INTERNATIONAL gangs, an aristocratic rogue and the theft of a priceless piece of artwork feature as an all-star cast appear in Mortdecai.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Paloma Faith

AFTER bringing a staggering number of huge headliners to the South West last year, Forestry Live has done it again – Paloma Faith is to deliver a woodland performance in the summer.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Sarah-Jane Buckley stars as Eva Cassidy.

EXPERIENCE the music of singer Eva Cassidy at The Playhouse.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
The Comedy of Errors, (Picture by Manuel Harlan).

A SHAKESPEARE play aimed at children will be performed at Bath’s Egg Theatre.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Andrea Chnier.

THE Royal Opera house is putting on a performance of a historical drama – and you can watch it on the big 
screen.

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Court News

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A MAN who assaulted his girlfriend after she became angry at him for leaving the bathroom door open has been fined.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse

A MAN has admitted threatening police officers and calling them ‘idiots’ after being thrown out of a Weston nightclub.

Monday, January 19, 2015
(click on image for larger view) North Somerset Courthouse open evening to mark 650 years of magistracy. St Georges. Exterior Views.

A PERSISTENT shoplifter has been forced to pay compensation after stealing four bottles of spirits to fund his drug habit.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Shaun Moloney said he did not intend to use the sword in a violent act.

A WESTON man has admitted it was ‘not a wise move’ to knock on his neighbours’ door while carrying a samurai sword because he thought they were walking on his roof.

Friday, January 9, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse

A THIEF ‘threatened to stab’ an off-duty police officer with a needle after being caught stealing a television from a Weston supermarket to feed his drug habit.

Education News

12:00

IT ALL happened very quickly in a move which one councillor branded ‘a stitch-up’, but the £1 sale of Weston’s Winter Gardens to Weston College has now been confirmed.

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SCHOOLS in North Somerset could face multiple Ofsted inspections in one day to ensure its findings are reliable – but the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has said the plans are ‘punishing’ schools for the watchdog’s own failings.

Yesterday, 12:30
NSETC illustration

HOPES for a new technology and business college in Weston are a step closer to reality, as planning permission has been granted.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Students visiting stalls at the careers convention.

PUPILS from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form got the chance to contemplate their future at a careers convention held at the school.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Childrens Author David Lawrence Jones with pupils from Milton Park Primary School Worle.

A CHILDREN’S author paid a visit to excited youngsters this week to sign books and talk about life as a writer.

North Somerset News

A CLEVEDON man is gearing up for a record-breaking ocean crossing later this year.

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Adrian Williams, double amputee, bad pavement on Clevedon Road near his home,KIngcott Mill Farm, Flax Bourton.

A DOUBLE amputee says he is a prisoner in his own home because he cannot get his wheelchair along the pavement outside his house.

Suella with Beth, Tim and Tracy Taylor.

WOULD you give up your hair for charity? Because that is exactly what one Yatton grandmother did.

Eric the Lion meeting children and for reading, crafts and storytelling.

Clevedon Lions members paid a visit to the town’s library, bringing along special guest, Eric the Lion.

Yesterday, 14:45
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were assaulted in a Nailsea nightclub.

A MAN and woman were assaulted on the dance floor of a Nailsea nightclub on Saturday.

Sport News

18 minutes ago

WORLD darts champion Gary Anderson was given a hero’s welcome to a civic ceremony in his honour this week.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Crusaders Under-14s.

Weston Crusaders Under-14s reached the next round of the Lewin Cup after beating Burnham 5-2.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Matt Watkins. Photo by Andrew Collins.

Weston suffered their fifth single point defeat of the season, this time away at Bournemouth.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Weston Utd  V  Winscombe.

Weston United defeated Winscombe in a Somerset Premier League top of the table clash.

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Rugby generic picture

Burnham held out for a draw against Avon in a proverbial game of two halves.

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Business News

PUXTON Park is set to get bigger and better in the next 12 months as bosses prepare to pump another £100,000 into new developments.

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The Post Office in Regent Street was closed unexpectedly yesterday.

THE Post Office in Regent Street will be open as usual for the next two days, despite being forced to close unexpectedly yesterday (Monday).

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Yesterday, 18:33
The Post Office in Regent Street was closed unexpectedly yesterday (Monday).

THE Post Office in Regent Street has been forced to close its doors today (Monday).

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Yesterday, 17:00
An artist's impression of what the new hall may look like. Picture by Stride Treglown.

A PLANNING application for a new village hall in Congresbury should be submitted within two months, according to the committee behind the project.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Vinnie's recently opened at West Street, Weston.

A COCKTAIL bar with a selection of food has opened in Weston.

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Food and Drink

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DESPITE the freezing rain on Saturday morning, Bleadon’s popular village market was jam-packed with visitors hunting for bargains or tucking in to bacon baps.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Vinnie's recently opened at West Street, Weston.

A COCKTAIL bar with a selection of food has opened in Weston.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Helen and David Broderick

A FOOD delivery service has expanded its network to include more of Weston and North Somerset.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Ingrid Bates.

A VINEYARD has scooped an international prize for its wine.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
The New  Viceroy restaurant, Whitecross Road Weston.

A FAMILY-RUN restaurant fusing flavours from both Indian and Bangladeshi food has opened in Weston.

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