Latest Weston News

13:00

A BIG name from the world of British music has announced surprise plans to perform at the already sold-out session at Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition in Weston’s Tropicana tonight (Friday).

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Assistant Manager Tom Barber.

VOLUNTEERS running a café which raises money for charity have been left feeling ‘deflated’ and ‘dejected’ after discovering parasols had been stolen from the patio area and some of the railings damaged.

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Hutton Village horse chestnut tree being felled.

THE old horse chestnut tree in Hutton, which has stood for more than 150 years and became a symbol of the village, has had to be cut down.

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11:59

A revised plan to build new homes in Claverham does not solve problems over road safety or a lack of jobs, school places or GP services according to villagers.

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16:00
Fundraiser at the Windsor.

A LIVE music event was held at a pub in Milton.

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13:00

A BIG name from the world of British music has announced surprise plans to perform at the already sold-out session at Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition in Weston’s Tropicana tonight (Friday).

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Yesterday, 11:51
Rocky Horrow Show

STEPHEN Fry, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc will be part of the world’s favourite rock and roll musical – the Rocky Horror Show.

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Yesterday, 11:24
Picture:  Prudence Upton.

AN ACCLAIMED opera will be performed in Sydney Harbour – but you do not need to sit on an aeroplane for 21 hours to enjoy the production.

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Yesterday, 11:19
Magical Mozart.

IMMERSE yourself in the world of Baroque music in a fully-costumed show.

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Yesterday, 07:00
Mister Maker

CREATIVE children’s favourite Mister Maker will delight families in his latest stage show – and you could win tickets to join in the fun.

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Court News

A mental health nurse from Weston, who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to her pet dog, has blamed a lack of money for failing to treat the animal properly.

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Bristol Airport.

A MAN has been charged with making a bomb hoax at Bristol Airport and will appear in court this morning (Tuesday).

Monday, August 24, 2015

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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Jon Para.

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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

A MAN who stole from two supermarkets in Weston-super-Mare while waiting for a new prescription after relapsing on heroin has been fined.

Education News

Children at Little Farm Holiday Club defied the recent spate of bad weather by moving their summer celebration inside last week.

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Weston College's head of sport Paul Taylor and Priory headteacher Neville Coles when the gym opened to pupils.

A NEW gym at Priory Community School, in Worle, will open to the public next weekend and has received a stamp of approval from Paula Radcliffe.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
South Skills Campus , Locking Road Weston who have won award for its design.

ONE of Weston College’s buildings has been recognised for its design at an awards ceremony.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Lego workshop hosted at Yatton library , High Street.

COULD these young model-makers be the architects of the future?

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Broadoak students collecting their results.

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).

Latest Dismaland News

13:00
Fatboy Slim will take to the Dismaland stage tonight (Friday).

A BIG name from the world of British music has announced surprise plans to perform at the already sold-out session at Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition in Weston’s Tropicana tonight (Friday).

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The Weston Mercury's world-exclusive front page.

THE Mercury’s front page posters have proved so popular orders have come from as far as Australia – and you still have time to pick up your own piece of Dismaland memorabilia.

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Yesterday, 13:30
Dismaland at night (Picture: North Somerset Council).

A SURPRISE guest entertained visitors to Banksy’s Dismaland during its first evening of entertainment.

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Wed, 10:15

The Dismaland exhibition is showcasing the Tropicana’s future to ‘potential investors’, according to North Somerset Council’s chief executive.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
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WESTON-SUPER-MARE has been well and truly gripped by Dismaland fever, and many have said the exhibition is at its finest during the evening. So if you’re planning on heading down to the Tropicana one evening and fancy a cocktail or two beforehand, check out our list of the best places in town to grab something spectacular.

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North Somerset News

11:59

A revised plan to build new homes in Claverham does not solve problems over road safety or a lack of jobs, school places or GP services according to villagers.

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17:40
The Lake Grounds in Portishead is being treated for blue-green algae.

Vandals have destroyed part of the protective fencing which has been put up around the Lake Grounds in Portishead.

15:52
The fundraiser will take place in September.

The West of England MS Therapy centre will team up with Newfound Friends for a fundraising day in aid of Multiple Sclerosis on September 12 at Portishead marina.

15:52
Portishead Twinning Association.

Portishead Twinning Association welcomed visitors from its partner town of Schweich in Germany at the end of July.

15:23
Freemans is based in Portishead.

A Portishead television company has launched a new service to help its customers.

Sport News

Weston picked up their first point of the season in the Vanarama National South League at home to top of the table Bath City.

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Rachel Anderson.

Three members of Weston Swimming Club enjoyed success at the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

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Ladies open tournament winners.

Ashcombe bowler Joan McInally enjoyed a successful week at the Weston Ladies’ Open Bowls tournament by winning the singles championship.

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Will Burns.

Weston racing driver Will Burns secured a hat-trick of podium finishes at Knockhill in Scotland.

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Victorious Victoria.

Victoria defeated local rivals St Andrews to capture the North Somerset Knockout Cup.

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Business News

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A LIVE music event was held at a pub in Milton.

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Opening of new Co-op at the former Whistling Duck, Knightcott Road Banwell.

A VILLAGE in North Somerset welcomed a new food store last week.

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Becki Whiting at thespa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House.

A TRAINEE beauty therapist at a North Somerset health spa has won a prestigious award for her skills.

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Little Angels Nursery new pre-school.

A NURSERY in Weston-super-Mare has undergone a refurbishment, and its owners are now opening a preschool.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Jason Eaton outside theclub Cadbury House, which is set to undergo a £350,000 refurbishment.

A NORTH Somerset health club and spa is set to benefit from a £350,000 extension.

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Food and Drink

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A NEW Weston-super-Mare business has been given a free stand at a food festival next month.

Monday, August 10, 2015
The fun day event will be held at the pub.

A SOMERSET cider producer has unveiled a ‘unique’ new drink.

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Families enjoying  the Wedmore Real Ale Festival village hall.

A REAL ale festival will return to Wedmore next month with the hope of raising thousands of pounds for several local charities.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
Staff at The Railway Inn.
 General manager Warren Zilch is pictured back row, second from the left. Assistant manager Leigh Damerell is pictured centre front.

MONTHS of extensive redevelopment have come to an end and Thatchers has opened the doors of The Railway Inn, Cider House and Kitchen.

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