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Yesterday, 17:00

A SINGING group for people with dementia is being launched in Axbridge.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Dismaland logo

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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Yesterday, 15:00
Growing Together volunteers.

GROUPS of volunteers teamed up to clear an area on Weston-super-Mare’s Bournville estate.

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Yesterday, 13:00
Wedmore Harvest Home

A SELL-OUT harvest home event in Wedmore was enjoyed by hundreds of people at the weekend.

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Yesterday, 11:00
Grey skies above Banksy's Dismaland.

PERHAPS unsurprisingly, Streetlife has been full of talk about renowned street artist Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at the Tropicana.

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What's On

Fri, 14:00

SIX music acts will perform at a Milton pub on Monday to raise money for charity.

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Fri, 10:00
Straight Outta Compton.

STRAIGHT Outta Compton tells the story of NWA, one of the most important groups in the history of rap music.

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Thu, 14:41
The Boat That Rocked

WATCH Kenneth Branagh, Nick Frost and Bill Nighy in a comedy about a pirate radio station anchored in the North Sea.

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Thu, 10:00
The exhibition at Weston's Love's Cafe will run until September 27

A Weston venue is hosting an exhibition this month featuring the work of two artists.

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Thu, 09:49
Peter Trego and Adam Lipinski

A CRICKETER from Weston is celebrating his benefit year – and you could win tickets to a day and night full of entertainment.

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Court News

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.

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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.

Monday, August 10, 2015
(click on image for larger view) North Somerset Courthouse open evening to mark 650 years of magistracy. St Georges. Exterior Views.

A TEENAGER has been fined for punching and shattering a window at a flat in Weston-super-Mare on the day he was moving out.

Friday, August 7, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

A 20-YEAR-OLD man who shattered a glass bottle on a woman’s head after a night of heavy drinking has avoided jail.

Education News

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

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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).

Thursday, August 20, 2015
King Alfred students collecting their results.

STUDENTS at King Alfred School in Highbridge have been celebrating today (Thursday) after the school recorded a significant rise in its GCSE performance this year.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sam Gywn, Callum Edwards and Ollie Nash after opening their envelopes

IT WAS GCSE D-Day at Churchill Academy this morning as Year 11 students made their way to the school to pick up their results.

Latest Dismaland News

Yesterday, 09:55
Here's 6 of the best places to get breakfast in Weston-super-Mare.

THINKING of paying Weston-super-Mare a visit to look in on Banksy’s Dismaland? We have compiled a list of some of the town’s best breakfast offerings to enjoy before taking in some of the art on offer in the show.

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Banksy exhibition press call.

A NEW Banksy work has been added to the Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare.

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Fri, 17:00
Tropicana view of pool and slides with Weston in the background.

THE Tropicana was once a buzzing swimming pool on Weston-super-Mare’s sea front before it closed and lay derelict for 15 years. Now street-artist Banksy has brought it back to life with his exhibition Dismaland, but what did it look like in its heyday? See our gallery here...

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Banksy exhibition press call.

THE date for the when the next wave of tickets for Banksy’s Dismaland will go on sale has been announced.

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Fri, 14:31
Russell Brand, who has been spotted at Weston-super-Mare's Dismaland exhibition.

RUSSELL Brand, renowned comedian-cum-political activist, is the latest big name to be spotted at Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare after he visited this afternoon (Friday).

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North Somerset News

Yesterday, 15:00

Doves were released as a Tickenham woman tied the knot at her wedding ceremony this month.

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Yesterday, 12:00
Gavel

A national auctioneering firm will visit Clevedon next week.

Yesterday, 09:00
Wilfred Dolby Fuller

An inspirational account of a man’s journey from fighting in World War One to becoming Clevedon’s policeman has been penned in a biography.

Fri, 16:00
Danielle Hill and her crew.

A Clevedon teenager has completed a 600-mile round trip as part of a sailing challenge.

Fri, 13:00
Morrisons to the Moon 1

Hundreds of pounds have been raised by a Clevedon supermarket for its charity of the year.

Sport News

Fri, 09:39

Weston have signed a former Bulgarian Under-18 international, who goes straight into the squad for the weekend.

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Fri, 09:35
Imogen Cracknell and Fraser Ham.

Teenagers Imogen Cracknell and Fraser Ham won an enthralling mixed pairs final on day four of the Weston Open Bowls Tournament, sponsored by Optika.

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Fri, 09:27
Stephie Buckingham.

Woodland Tennis Club junior Stephie Buckingham fulfilled her dream by playing at Wimbledon.

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Fri, 09:26
Charl Willoby fielding.

Weston opening bowler Charl Willoughby picked up six wickets for the second week in succession against Lechlade.

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Fri, 09:25

The Stowford Press Big Bash returns on Sunday at Uphill Castle.

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Business News

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

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Managing director of Crosville Jon Jones-Pratt (centre) with operations supervisor Antony Graham and training and compliance manager John Wye.

CROSVILLE has opened the doors of its new travel shop in the centre of Weston-super-Mare.

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Little Orchard Dog Training.

A DOG training centre has received an award from the Kennel Club.

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Friday, August 14, 2015
New Businesses at Manor Court  Locking.

THE shopping scene in a North Somerset village has undergone a transformation as a number of new businesses have opened up and others have had a makeover.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Royal Mail staff on the day of the raft race.

EMPLOYEES at Royal Mail in Weston-super-Mare have been holding monthly fundraising events for charity.

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Food and Drink

Monday, August 10, 2015

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

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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Friday, July 31, 2015
Skinny Dippers, Richmond Street Weston.

A BAR with a tropical beach theme will open in Weston-super-Mare.

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