Latest Weston News

18:00

A ‘cowardly, conniving conman’ who preyed on elderly and vulnerable victims has been jailed after stealing expensive jewellery and defraunding a pensioner of thousands of pounds.

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17:00

A senior North Somerset Council planner has warned the district faces ‘difficult’ and ‘controversial’ decisions when deciding where to build new homes in the next 20 years – and feels a mix of development would be the best way of solving the area’s housing crisis.

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18:00

Families in a Somerset town got creative during a messy church session on Saturday.

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Planners have granted a housing developer permission to build 50 homes in Congresbury – despite staunch opposition from campaigners and the district councillor.

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12:30

Students at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) have had their first experience of networking, when they enjoyed a business breakfast as part of their partnership with Weston Rotary Club.

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What's On

Sunday, February 19, 2017

An evening of live music will take place on the Grand Pier early next month when Daz’s Rock 4 Charity event returns.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

An alternative rock duo have been branded the one to watch by radio hosts as they set off on their UK tour.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fresh from a sold-out theatre tour in Ireland, The Bootleg Beach Boys will soon be performing at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

A 1960s icon is making a grand return to the stage with some of his biggest hits.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

An award-winning British band will headline on stage in Bristol this spring, with fans eagerly awaiting the return of one of the best bands in indie music.

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Court News

Yesterday, 17:24

A 23-year-old man has been jailed after killing a North Somerset teenager in a crash on Valentine’s Day.

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Yesterday, 11:00

A woman from Weston-super-Mare has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after blaring loud music from her house.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A dog owner from North Somerset has been prosecuted after her Staffordshire bull terrier attacked a five-month-old puppy.

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare man has been charged with stabbing his ex-partner with a knife and threatening to kill her.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

An oil engineer from Wick St Lawrence died after a head-on collision with another car while he was working in Iraq, an inquest heard.

Education News

12:30

Students at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) have had their first experience of networking, when they enjoyed a business breakfast as part of their partnership with Weston Rotary Club.

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Yesterday, 12:02

Locking Preschool has been rated as outstanding by education watchdog Ofsted.

Yesterday, 10:00

Primary schools in North Somerset will be the ‘biggest losers’ when new budgets come into play which will put teachers’ jobs at risk and result in a loss of funding for pupils.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A group of seven primary schools in Weston are hoping to join together to form a multi-academy trust.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Year nine students from Kings of Wessex Academy have their eyes on the prize in this year’s Big Pitch competition.

North Somerset News

17:11

Proposals to build thousands of new homes in Nailsea and Backwell cannot take place without investment in ‘extensive’ transport improvements, according to a senior North Somerset Council planner last week.

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16:07

Households will see their council tax bills rise next year, assuming North Somerset Council members vote in favour of a proposed increase tonight (Tuesday) in Weston-super-Mare.

15:10

A village parish council will not change its tax precept for the next year.

15:00

The date has been announced for this year’s Clevedon Flower Show.

12:40

A Clevedon man is wanted for failing to answer police bail in relation to a theft.

Sport News

Weston-super-Mare have signed 23-year-old Bristol Rovers defender Danny Greenslade on loan ahead of the Somerset Cup quarter final tonight (Tuesday) against Bath City.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Weston-super-Mare twice came from behind to earn a well-deserved 2-2 draw against Welling United, in the Seagulls’ first home game since January 1.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Weston defeated nearest challengers Clevedon in a disciplined display, running out winners by just one point.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Visitors Bournemouth beat Hornets at their own game and ran out comfortable winners.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

A late try by Will Higginbottom gave Winscombe a narrow victory against Oldfield Old Boys.

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Business News

Yesterday, 17:30

People flying from Bristol Airport will be able to visit four new European destinations this summer, as Britain’s flagship airline returns to Lulsgate.

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Yesterday, 13:30

Hundreds of career and volunteering opportunities will be up for grabs later this month, when employers will be on the hunt for talented individuals at Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair.

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Yesterday, 07:00

The opening of Weston’s multi-million-pound Dolphin Square leisure complex is now thought to be only a matter of months away.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thatchers Cider will build a new 5,540sqm warehouse in Sandford after North Somerset Council granted planning permission.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

A veterinary practice in a North Somerset village says plans to open a competing business on the other side of the street are not viable.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A West Country restaurant chain will soon be opening along Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, and will name its new eatery after Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Weston-super-Mare has lots of great restaurants on offer and there is no reason to miss out just because you are on a budget – here are six of the best dining deals in the town…

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A mind-boggling 4,000 calories – with six sausages, six eggs, six rashers of bacon and eight slices of bread just some of the ingredients – make up Treats Café’s ultimate breakfast challenge – but could you manage it?

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