Latest Weston News

A STRAIN was being put on Weston RNLI in 1965, while a gang of safe-breakers were in action again.

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Volunteeers busy redecorating.

A NEW project to support married couples has been launched by a charity in Weston.

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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.

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Matthew Martin.

A BOXING event in memory of a man described as ‘Weston’s heart’ will be held to raise money for his daughter.

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Protesters outside Weston railway station.

RAIL operator First Great Western (FGW) has said there is ‘no chance at this time’ of reopening an entrance to Weston-super-Mare railway station, despite dozens of people turning up to protest against the decision on Tuesday.

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What's On

Yesterday, 18:00

RECOVERY from addiction is the theme of a new play to be performed at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

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

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Friday, August 28, 2015
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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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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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Court News

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.

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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

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.

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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).

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.

Latest Dismaland News

Saturday, August 29, 2015
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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Friday, August 28, 2015
Banksy exhibition press call.

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

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Friday, August 28, 2015
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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Friday, August 28, 2015
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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Friday, August 28, 2015
Russell Brand gets snapping at the Dismaland selfie hole.

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

A MAN has been arrested as part of a police investigation into a bomb hoax made at Bristol Airport.

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Stephanie Fitch with sail painted part of art competition.

Organisers of a new community art project in Clevedon say it will bring ‘colour’ and ‘fun’ to the town.

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Penny Brohn Cancer Care

A Pill-based cancer charity is aiming to recruit hundreds of volunteers and runners to take part in the Bristol Half Marathon next month which will help it to continue its services.

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Speedometer

A Tickenham man has called for the speed limit along a road in the village to be reduced after witnessing a number of accidents there this year.

Yesterday, 16:00
New type of service called all sorts.

A church in Nailsea is offering a unique new service for people of all ages.

Sport News

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

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Friday, August 28, 2015
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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Friday, August 28, 2015
Stephie Buckingham.

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

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Friday, August 28, 2015
Charl Willoby fielding.

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

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Friday, August 28, 2015

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

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Business News

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Yesterday, 12:00

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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