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Baby animals seek shelter at charity centre

AS THE busiest season begins for a Somerset wildlife charity, the staff and volunteers held its first open weekend of the year.

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Fishing weight mistaken for unexploded bomb on beach

THERE were fishy goings on at Burnham beach this week as a suspected unexploded bomb turned out to be an angling weight.

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Speed bumps must go say villagers

TRAFFIC calming speed humps should be removed from a busy village street because they do little to slow traffic and cause noise which keeps people awake at night, according to residents.

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The Boulevard surgery shut last year.

Government to review GP surgery closure

THE future of a recently-closed GP surgery will be decided by the Department of Health in the coming weeks.

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Have your say on new play area

AFTER years of complaints from children and their parents, a Portishead play park is set to get a facelift.

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Mother's Day competition winner Emily Dobbs with Geoff Pook of Global Independent Travel

Mother’s Day winners

TWO mums have been gifted some luxury prizes after winning a Mother’s Day competition in Clevedon.

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People taking part in pottery painting THe Blue Room, Crown Glass Place Nailsea.

Youngsters go potty

YOUNGSTERS could get creative during a pottery painting session in Nailsea.

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Seafront pub set for Mezze takeover

A CLEVEDON seafront pub looks set to be converted into a new restaurant.

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North Somerset Courthouse.

Man avoids jail after three assaults in one night

A WESTON man has been spared jail after assaulting a party-goer three times in one night.

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In The Dock

In The Dock

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between March 25 to April 4:

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Ryan Sheppard.

Teenage murderer confesses but girl says ‘I’m not guilty’

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to the murder of Weston man Mark Roberts.

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Jogger terrified during ‘out of blue’ dog attack

A ‘DANGEROUSLY out of control’ dog injured a man, leaving him signed off work for six weeks and without feeling in the back of his leg.

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Education See all

Story time with Caroline from the Library Service.

Easter activity day for new community

CHILDREN from Weston’s newest housing community enjoyed an Easter-themed activity day.

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Children showing off the Easter cards and gifts they have made.

Easter play day and craft session

EASTER cards and decorated eggs were fashioned by creative youngsters at a spring arts and crafts session.

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David McCubbin, new manager of the Seaquarium.

New Seaquarium plans ‘wow factor’

A NEW manager has taken over a Weston tourist attraction and hopes to give it the ‘wow factor’.

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Some of the graffiti art in Orchard Meadows.

Artwork for Weston shop front shutters

A GRAFFITI artist has painted the shutters of a number of shops in Weston to brighten the area.

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Sainsbury’s finalises new store deal

A FINAL agreement allowing a supermarket to be built in a Somerset village has been signed – a year after the store was first given the go-ahead.

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Sand sculptures festival on Westons Beach.

Win: 10 family tickets to Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

AN ARTISTIC attraction weighing some 5,000 tonnes will open to the public tomorrow (Friday), and promises to whisk visitors off to a world of fairytale and legend.

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Win FREE flights to European cities

FREE flights to any one of five European destinations are being offered in a special competition involving the Mercury and bmi regional.

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A voucher giving free entry to the Grand Pier is available in this week's Mercury.

Grand Pier offers free entry to Mercury readers

FREE admission vouchers for the Grand Pier are available in today’s (Thurs) Mercury.

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Steamer ship jetty, Birnbeck Pier. Weston.

VIDEO: Birnbeck from the air

PICTURES showing the deterioration of Birnbeck Pier have captured the attention of Mercury readers in the past few weeks – but the view from above has only been seen by a select few until now.

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Recently-signed Saona perform in Bristol

YOUNG indie rock band Saona is playing a gig in Bristol this month.

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Rough Justice.

Rough Justice due to perform in Weston

ROCK band Rough Justice will perform original material and well-known songs at a Weston venue.

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Louise Jordan

‘Unforgettable’ acoustic star set for Loves

A RISING acoustic star described as ‘haunting and unforgettable’ by the Sunday Express will be appearing in Weston this Easter weekend.

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Westlife’s Shane Filan to perform at The Playhouse

WESTLIFE star Shane Filan will be singing in Weston’s Playhouse 
Theatre this year.

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Uphill Castle v Cheddar.

Three wins in a week for Uphill Castle

Uphill Castle registered three wins in a week to move up to fourth position in the league.

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Worle Rangers reach the Challenge Cup final

Worle Rangers reached the Challenge Cup final after an extra-time victory over Wedmore.

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Seagulls triumphant in youth cup final

Weston Under-18s defeated Mangotsfield United to win the Somerset Floodlit League’s Roger Stone Memorial Cup.

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Narrow victory for Hutton girls

Hutton Under-14 girls recorded a narrow victory over St Nicholas.

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