VILLAGERS say they are worried a large scale housing development on a greenfield site could threaten the area’s bat population.
AFFORDABLE homes will remain unoccupied after planning permission for a pedestrian bridge leading to the site was deferred for another month.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be attending the Sweetshop summer showdown on Monday at Winchester Farm, Cheddar.
AN OPEN day was held at St Anne’s Primary School in West Wick ahead of the opening of its new nursery in September.
BANK holiday travel could be even worse than it normally is this weekend, as rail workers in Weston-super-Mare prepare for strike action.
STRAIGHT Outta Compton tells the story of NWA, one of the most important groups in the history of rap music.
WATCH Kenneth Branagh, Nick Frost and Bill Nighy in a comedy about a pirate radio station anchored in the North Sea.
A Weston venue is hosting an exhibition this month featuring the work of two artists.
A CRICKETER from Weston is celebrating his benefit year – and you could win tickets to a day and night full of entertainment.
A COUNTRY singer from Liverpool is embarking on a tour of England – including a visit to The Playhouse in Weston.
A ‘DECEPTIVE’ and ‘cruel’ child sex offender from Weston-super-Mare has been jailed for more than 15 years after being expelled from Thailand to face court.
A WORLD kickboxing champion went on a violent ‘drunken spree’ in Weston, punching two women before spitting at and verbally abusing police and a nurse.
A MAN who stole from two supermarkets in Weston-super-Mare while waiting for a new prescription after relapsing on heroin has been fined.
A TEENAGER has been fined for punching and shattering a window at a flat in Weston-super-Mare on the day he was moving out.
A 20-YEAR-OLD man who shattered a glass bottle on a woman’s head after a night of heavy drinking has avoided jail.
ONE of Weston College’s buildings has been recognised for its design at an awards ceremony.
COULD these young model-makers be the architects of the future?
A WESTON headteacher has praised her students’ hard work after they achieved 15 per cent A and A* grades in their GCSE results today (Thursday).
STUDENTS at King Alfred School in Highbridge have been celebrating today (Thursday) after the school recorded a significant rise in its GCSE performance this year.
IT WAS GCSE D-Day at Churchill Academy this morning as Year 11 students made their way to the school to pick up their results.
DOLPHIN Square will be turned into an overflow car park to cope with demand from people visiting Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at the Tropicana.
THOUSANDS of people are expected to visit Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition, but where are the best places to stay in Weston-super-Mare? Here are 8 of the best hotels nearby…
MEMORABILIA for Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition has proved to be very popular in the past week – including the Weston Mercury.
A PALESTINIAN artist has covered his work at Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare as an anti-Israel protest.
BANKSY has landed in Weston-super-Mare but there will be more than art available at the Tropicana throughout the next five weeks, with music and comedy also being held at Dismaland.
Hundreds of pounds have been raised by a Clevedon supermarket for its charity of the year.
PEOPLE travelling to and from North Somerset could face issues this weekend as rail workers prepare for strike action.
North Somerset Council has deemed a housing developer’s changes to a busy junction ‘acceptable’, leading campaigners to accuse the authority of ‘capitulating’ in the fight against large-scale development.
Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall are hopeful that two white rhinos will be able to breed in the near future following a cutting-edge procedure.
Plans for a watersports facility at Portishead marina have been rejected by North Somerset Council to the delight of protestors.
Weston have signed a former Bulgarian Under-18 international, who goes straight into the squad for the weekend.
Teenagers Imogen Cracknell and Fraser Ham won an enthralling mixed pairs final on day four of the Weston Open Bowls Tournament, sponsored by Optika.
Woodland Tennis Club junior Stephie Buckingham fulfilled her dream by playing at Wimbledon.
Weston opening bowler Charl Willoughby picked up six wickets for the second week in succession against Lechlade.
The Stowford Press Big Bash returns on Sunday at Uphill Castle.
A NORTH Somerset health club and spa is set to benefit from a £350,000 extension.
CROSVILLE has opened the doors of its new travel shop in the centre of Weston-super-Mare.
A DOG training centre has received an award from the Kennel Club.
THE shopping scene in a North Somerset village has undergone a transformation as a number of new businesses have opened up and others have had a makeover.
EMPLOYEES at Royal Mail in Weston-super-Mare have been holding monthly fundraising events for charity.
A SOMERSET cider producer has unveiled a ‘unique’ new drink.
A REAL ale festival will return to Wedmore next month with the hope of raising thousands of pounds for several local charities.
MONTHS of extensive redevelopment have come to an end and Thatchers has opened the doors of The Railway Inn, Cider House and Kitchen.
A BAR with a tropical beach theme will open in Weston-super-Mare.
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