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Wheelie bin

The debate over whether excessive litter was a problem in Weston-super-Mare reared its head once more, with people on Facebook suggesting plenty needed to be done to curb the issue.

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Yesterday, 20:00
Yr2 on a potato bus which came to Locking Primary School.

An unusual education tool was used during lessons last week at a North Somerset primary school.

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Yesterday, 18:00
Tanya Landman

The students of Sidcot School were treated to a visit from award-winning author Tanya Landman last week.

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Yesterday, 17:30
Preschool assistant Aimee Binton with Thomas, Jamie, Izzy and Amelia.

Preschool children in a Weston-super-Mare suburb are enjoying pretending to be shopkeepers after a nearby store donated a little piece of history.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Bristol Water map

A new £27million project to provide an alternative water supply to more than 280,000 people in Somerset has been announced.

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What's On

Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner first shot to fame with the superb 2007 debut album Hand Built By Robots, capturing the hearts of the nation with his brand of upbeat acoustic pop and unique image.

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Circus Moscow

The Moscow State Circus is returning to the UK with what it is calling its ‘latest and greatest production to date’.

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Frozen.

Let it go and join in with Elsa and Olaf to sing the songs from the Disney film Frozen at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare.

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Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots, one of the most talked about bands at the moment have announced their biggest UK headline tour to date, which includes a date at Bristol’s O2 Academy on February 28.

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That'll Be The Day 2015. Folly Farm. 10.07.15

The nation’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show is returning to Weston to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a mixture of classic hits plus some side-splitting comedy.

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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

Yesterday, 20:00
Yr2 on a potato bus which came to Locking Primary School.

An unusual education tool was used during lessons last week at a North Somerset primary school.

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Yesterday, 18:00
Tanya Landman

The students of Sidcot School were treated to a visit from award-winning author Tanya Landman last week.

Yesterday, 17:30
Preschool assistant Aimee Binton with Thomas, Jamie, Izzy and Amelia.

Preschool children in a Weston-super-Mare suburb are enjoying pretending to be shopkeepers after a nearby store donated a little piece of history.

Yesterday, 15:00
Bournville Primary School, Harry Potter night, contact Laura Elmont (SR)
05,02,2016

A Weston-super-Mare school was turned into Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardary when pupils took part in a Harry Potter-themed event.

Yesterday, 13:30
Weston College's plan for The Arosfa Hotel.

The former Arosfa Hotel in Weston-super-Mare will house 25 live-in students, it has been revealed.

North Somerset News

45 minutes ago
Air cadets with their trophy for target shooting.

Two cadets from Nailsea have picked up awards for target shooting.

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08:00
Salthouse Fields

Clevedon’s seafront tennis courts could be in line for a revamp after money was earmarked for the site, while a plan to build a nearby youth shelter has also been unveiled.

Yesterday, 16:00
Volunteers sorting clothing donations.

Bags full of items donated for refugees in Europe have been sent off around the continent.

Yesterday, 15:21
Reception pupils at Trinity Primary School's WOW day. Photo by Jeremy Long.

There has been a wintry feeling to the weather in the past week and it has been chilly indoors too in Portishead.

Yesterday, 15:18
Sarah Wooton and John Murphy with their new hen.

Scores of hens will be looking for a new home in North Somerset tomorrow (Saturday).

Sport News

Yesterday, 12:37
Weston FC have signed Ioannis Varouxakis.

Weston-super-Mare could jump above their opponents with a win tomorrow (Saturday) as the Seagulls make the trip to Eastbourne Borough.

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Yesterday, 09:38
Tristan Plummer.

Weston scored five goals for the second successive Vanarama National South League game, this time to beat Oxford City.

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Yesterday, 09:37

Injury-hit Cheddar took 13 fit players to Corsham, but returned with a 4-1 defeat.

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Yesterday, 09:36
Weston's match against Oxford City has been postponed.

Winscombe A were edged out of the Challenge Cup after Cleeve beat them in a penalty shoot-out.

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Yesterday, 09:35

Weston’s match against Newent was called off for a second time due to a waterlogged pitch.

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Business News

Yesterday, 07:00
Tina Hewlett in her new shop, Cherry Bomb Vintage.

A vintage clothing store has been opened in Weston-super-Mare.

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Thu, 16:00
Owner Alistair Mead, with operations manager Phil Payne and park manager Lucinda Gilbert.

An adventure park on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare has announced the start of a new £500,000 project.

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Thu, 13:00
New facilities have been opened at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A £350,000 extension to one of North Somerset’s largest health clubs was officially opened on Friday.

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Thu, 12:00
Alan and Peter Castell

A shop which has been run in Weston-super-Mare town centre for more than four decades is closing its doors, with its owners blaming the council for ‘neglecting’ the area.

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Tue, 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.

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Food and Drink

Thu, 13:30
Frank Sprackman and his partner.

A new landlord has taken over a pub in Worle and he hopes to ‘give it back to the community’.

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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