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	Took a walk along the front on this misty morning....

Weston’s photographers were once again out in full force over the past week.

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A cash-filled safe has been stolen from a church leading police to ask for the public’s help.

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Are you able to volunteer?

A brand new Weston-super-Mare festival is set to take to the Tropicana in July and the organisers have released a behind-the-scenes video as they prepare for the big event.

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Luis Margetson, aged six, playing double decker card game at Weston Hospicecare's summer fete. Picture: Jeremy Long.

A ‘wonderful’ summer fair entertained guests and raised more than £2,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

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Dr Liam Fox MP.

North Somerset’s MP has condemned the way in which hundreds of new houses have been earmarked for the village of Yatton, despite the Government announcing it will not intervene in the plans.

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A brand new Weston-super-Mare festival is set to take to the Tropicana in July and the organisers have released a behind-the-scenes video as they prepare for the big event.

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Alice returns to Wonderland – but runs into trouble.

Alice (Mia Wasilowska) is back in Wonderland for the second instalment in the fantasy film series, with James Bobin taking over the director’s chair from Tim Burton.

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The Catherine Tate Show.

Superstar comedian Catherine Tate will take her award-winning self-titled show across the UK this autumn – including a date at Bristol’s Colston Hall.

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Rob Beckett

Energetic comedian Rob Beckett is set to entertain Weston-super-Mare audiences with his lively personality when he performs at The Playhouse later this year.

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Court News

Mon, 07:00
Valerie Pierce.

A mother of two died at Weston General Hospital after a surgeon decided it was not urgent to operate, despite being called twice by concerned junior doctors.

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Friday, May 6, 2016
The inquest took place at Flax Bourton Coroners' Court.

A Worle man, who was a passenger in a car driven by a man who was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit and had been smoking cannabis, died after the vehicle crashed and ‘somersaulted’ into a Bristol canal.

Education News

Stepping Stones nursery at Court de Wyck Primary School.

A village preschool is looking for parents to help shape its future as it considers extending its opening hours.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Year 11 students at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.

Year 11 pupils at a Weston school have said goodbye to the classroom as they prepare to sit their GCSE exams and head for pastures new.

Does academy status improve performance?

There has been a huge amount of debate surrounding the Government’s decision to initially force all schools to become academies – before a remarkable U-turn on the policy.

Mon, 14:00
Churchill design ITV

Students from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form have been impressing broadcasting giants ITV with themed lights created for a display at their studios in Bristol.

Katrina Titcombe performing.

Two Weston College students have secured a ‘fantastic’ experience to perform in a professional theatre after being scouted at a college-run festival.

North Somerset News

Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea.

A generous couple has donated £100 in the hope of encouraging others to support the town’s call for a new swimming pool.

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Emergency gas and electrical work is having to be carried out in Clevedon over the next 24 hours, causing traffic to build up in the area.

Artist Emmeline Simpson with year 3 pupils and their rainforest themed artwork.

Creative pupils from a Nailsea school added colour and texture to their pictures with the help of an artist.

Lake Grounds.

An ultrasonic device will be installed at Portishead Lake Grounds as North Somerset Council continues to battle against a toxic algae infestation.

Community fair at youth centre in Harbour Road to mark youth centre’s 50th anniversary. Picture: Jeremy Long.

One of Portishead’s best, and longest-running, success stories was celebrated on Saturday as the youth centre marked its 50th anniversary.

Sport News

The Weston Ladies football team at their first training session.

Weston Ladies are edging closer to their debut season in the Somerset County League, having now begun training, but are welcoming additional players to join the side.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Cricket Westonv Shapwick  bowler Shaun Stringer.

Weston crashed to their first defeat of the season away at Brislington.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Uphill's Tom Llewellyn and Cheddar WK Scott Harris.

Uphill Castle lost against title favourites and near neighbours Cheddar by 106 runs.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Sophie Luff batting for Lympsham.

Lympsham fell short of their target in the local derby against Burnham.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Winscombe slipped up at home against Middlezoy, going down by 49 runs.

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Business News

Tue, 16:00
Morris Dancers entertained the guests.

Thatchers Cider has been showing off what is great about our area this week, by hosting Somerset Day celebrations at The Railway Inn.

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Mon, 10:00
Weston businesses are not torn on the EU decision.

The business sector will undoubtedly be affected by the outcome of the EU referendum, and Weston employers have spoken out in a survey.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Shop owner Richard Hardwidge.

A new kitchen and bathroom shop has opened in Burnham as a ‘perfect’ tribute to the owner’s late father.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Vanessa Webb, Edward Brooks, Jonathan Thompson and Howard Goulding.

A Yatton business network, which enables firms from across the South West to connect and share ideas with one another, is celebrating after choosing a new leadership team.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The cheques are handed over.

An accountancy firm in Weston-super-Mare presented more than £11,000 in donations to two charities this week.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sarah and Beverly Milner Simonds at last week's Eat:Burnham launch party.

Burnham’s bi-annual food and drink festival is set to return next weekend with its organisers promising ‘exciting’ new additions to the event.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Manager Shane Webber with owners Kim Lamb and Ryan Morgan.

A bar and restaurant in Weston-super-Mare has been taken over by new owners and will revert back to its original name.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Times Past Cheese Company at the Weston super Food Festival, Kate and Steve Webber serving young customer Theo.

There is no doubt about it – Somerset produces some of the best food and drink in the world. And if you want to enjoy the region’s cheeses, ciders and ice creams, we have got some ideas for you.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thatchers Cider The Railway Inn - exterior

A wine shop and a village pub have joined forces to organise a wine-tasting evening to celebrate English Wine Week and World Wine Day.

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