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Several miles of stationary traffic have built up on the M5 this afternoon (Friday).

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North Somerset Council is heading to court next week in a bid to evict travellers from Weston’s Ashcombe Park.

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John Penrose reclaimed his seat as Weston-super-Mare’s MP a month ago. Since then, Weston General Hospital’s A&E has been temporarily closed overnight. Reporter Sarah Robinson sat down with him to talk about what it will take to regain a 24-hour service.

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The ambulance service has been accused of ‘playing with people’s lives’ by its own workers, who say as few as two ambulances are covering Weston and its surrounding villages at night.

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A former Weston-super-Mare man who is accused of killing one man and injuring several others in an alleged terror attack in London last month will go on trial in the new year.

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What's On

Our series of asking Weston-super-Mare figures to name their top 10 favourite pieces of music continues this week, with councillor and local historian John Crockford-Hawley sharing his ideal playlist. Imagine this as Desert Island Discs, only based on Steep Holm Island. Here are Cllr Crockford-Hawley’s picks...

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Yesterday, 20:00

Weston Pride set to make a splash across the town on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know about the event...

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Wed, 20:00

A soul weekend with more than 20 DJs taking part has moved from Reading to Weston, as organisers needed a bigger venue for the ever-expanding event.

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Tue, 12:00

Toe-tapping tunes and hilarious antics – what more could you want from a 1950s and 1960s show? It proved to be a brilliant evening of entertainment when Dreamboats And Petticoats opened at the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Monday).

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A three-day music festival which boasts an eclectic line-up of popular names and quirky South West-based musicians, and an unrivalled selection of cider, will be held in the Somerset countryside next month.

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Court News


Two North Somerset men, including one from Yatton, will stand trial later this year after being charged in relation to an alleged homophobic crime in Bristol city centre.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between June 20 and July 11:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A primary school teacher from Weston-super-Mare faces jail over charges relating to indecent images of children after he admitted being part of a chat room where paedophiles shared horrific videos.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bailiffs are evicting travellers from Weston-super-Mare’s Beach Lawns today (Tuesday) but North Somerset Council is once again heading to court in a bid to evict others from Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A group of travellers are staying on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare, despite North Somerset Council serving them an order to leave.

Education News


A Lympsham pupil’s winning poster design will hopefully encourage people to pick up after their dog.

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Yesterday, 15:00

Young children from Weston-super-Mare have had their artwork displayed at an exhibition.

Yesterday, 12:30

Haywood Village Academy has been told it cannot expand to teach more children in September despite a consultation finding there is demand for new year groups.

Yesterday, 08:48

The headteacher of Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College has left the school after eight years at its helm.

Yesterday, 07:46

The scaffolding which has been covering the iconic frontage of Weston-super-Mare’s Winter Gardens for months has been removed to reveal the refurbished pavilion, which Weston College is due to re-open in September.

Sport News

Weston maintained their position at the top of the WEPL Somerset Division with a six-wicket victory at Staplegrove.

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Uphill Castle kept up their push for promotion with a victory over Taunton St Andrews.

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Congresbury registered their seventh consecutive victory at home against Hambrook, thanks to a strong all-round performance.

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Winscombe defeated league leaders Shapwick and Polden to reduce the gap at the top to just 12 points.

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Lympsham and Belvedere kept up their promotion push with a convincing victory over Castle Cary.

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Business News

Mon, 07:00

The project manager behind the Dolphin Square project believes the leisure complex will have a ‘massive’ impact on the town, as the £45million development nears completion.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

High-quality handmade Belgian chocolates are now being served up in Weston-super-Mare, after a skilful sweet-maker opening a shop in the town.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

As the opening of the eagerly-awaited Dolphin Square complex draws closer, excitement is building among Westonians over the delicious food which will be on offer.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Mercury has been given exclusive access to Dolphin Square today (Tuesday) to take a first look as Weston’s £45million complex nears completion.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bristol Airport has expanded its immigration hall and it has now been officially opened.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A flagship food and drink centre which will cost more than £11million and create up to 250 jobs will be built in Weston after winning planning approval.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Is there anything better than enjoying a lazy evening in Weston-super-Mare, watching the sun come down with a delicious cocktail in your hand? The resort’s food and drink industry has changed significantly in recent years and there are lots of great cocktail bars in Weston to enjoy – here is a selection of some of the best available.

This week in pictures

Weston's Blue Plaques

Weston-super-Mare's Blue Plaques

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