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Yesterday, 19:00
The Weare and Cross Flower Show. Credit: Sheila Hutton

MP James Heappey opened the newly-merged Cross and Weare Flower Show on Saturday, which went ahead despite rainy weather.

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Yesterday, 18:00
The Mendip Vale Medical Practice, in Congresbury, will be merged with the group's practice in Yatton at a brand-new site.

The date of the next meeting to discuss a proposed merge of the Yatton and Congresbury medical practices has been changed.

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Yesterday, 16:04
Weston General Hospital.

A meeting about the future of Weston General Hospital will take place next month.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Cheddar Flower Show at the Cheddar Village Hall (formerly Church House). Gerald and Stella Dally with vegetable and handicraft prizes.

Cheddar Flower Show celebrated its 31st anniversary on Saturday by showcasing the community’s talent in a range of keenly-contested classes.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Premier Inn.

A major hotel in Weston-super-Mare will be allowed to expand after receiving planning consent from North Somerset Council.

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What's On

Fri, 17:30
Colin Baker of Doctor Who will be appearing at the event.

Two actors who have filled one of the biggest roles on British television will pay a visit to Weston this weekend, when the Tropicana hosts a film and comic convention.

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Fri, 13:53
Britain's Got Talent is hosting open auditions in Weston-super-Mare.

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent will be coming to Weston-super-Mare next week.

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Fri, 13:38
The Leylines performing at Hazy Days.

Live music will fill Weston-super-Mare seafront throughout the bank holiday weekend thanks a new free event, Busk In The Sun.

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Thu, 13:00
Dominic Cooper stars in The Libertine.

Charismatic star of stage and screen, Dominic Cooper, is set to wow a Bath audience when he takes on the role of loveable rogue John Wilmot in the classic indecent tale of The Libertine.

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Thu, 11:04
Peter Leech conducting a rehearsal in All Saints Church.

Choral music will fill All Saints’ Church in Weston at the beginning of next month.

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Court News

Tue, 09:00
Drug dealer Aaron Coltman.

A drug dealer who stashed hundreds of thousands of pounds and a deadly handgun in a holiday caravan in Brean has been jailed for 10 years.

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Tue, 08:00
Bristol Crown Court heard the case on August 12.

A Weston man has spoken of the ‘betrayal’ he feels after a former friend and an accomplice who burgled his house were put behind bars this week.

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Weston restaurant boss has been jailed for ‘putting lives at risk’ by ‘deliberately ignoring’ official warnings from the fire service that safety had to be improved for customers and staff.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Rasmus Barlow

A ‘kind’ and ‘generous’ teen whose body was found in Cheddar Gorge died of a traumatic head injury, but the events leading up to his death are still unknown, an inquest has heard.

Friday, August 12, 2016
Fiona Braidwood.

The reason why a 17-year-old girl crashed her car in a fatal accident near Weston-super-Mare will never be known, an inquest has heard.

Education News

Thu, 08:39
Priory Community School GCSE results.

Students from across Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages are waking up today (Thursday) to find out their GCSE results. Our reporters and photographers will be at schools across the area to see how they have got on. Follow our live blog throughout the morning for the latest news.

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Wed, 15:04
Students complete work experience at Weston General Hospital.

Students across North Somerset have been given hands-on experience at Weston General Hospital.

Tue, 07:00
Priory Community School.

A Weston secondary school has launched its multi-academy trust as part of its ambitions to lead other schools to mirror its high standards.

Mon, 17:30
The children made bars of soap and bath bombs.

Children in Congresbury learned how to make some bathtime treats when a village youth group hosted a ‘smelly stuff’ day at its headquarters on August 11.

Mon, 16:00
The children were encouraged to be creative.

Weston Central Children’s Centre hosted an activity day at the Old Town Quarry this week.

North Somerset News

Yesterday, 15:42

Rehearsals for Clevedon Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s new show will begin next week.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Victoria and Becky Saunders at last year's HAVE market.

A vintage Christmas market will be held at the Curzon cinema later this year.

Yesterday, 10:46
The children made pizzas at one session.

Everything from pizza-making to sports events have been enjoyed by children.

Yesterday, 09:02
Richard Case The Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw, Mike Jackson chief executive of North Somerset Council, Neil Douglas and Max Nodder of Viper Subsea. Picture: Paul Gillis

A Portishead firm has received a royal award.

Yesterday, 08:41
Old Clevedon Police Station (now closed).

More police officers are needed on Clevedon’s streets to make people feel safer.

Sport News

Fri, 09:29
Congresbury Under-15s.

Congresbury Under-15s won the North Someret Youth League by just one point, their second successive title.

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Fri, 09:29
Weston Cricket Club reunion.

Weston Cricket Club hosted a 30-year reunion of the team that played at Lords in the final of the National Club Championship.

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Fri, 09:28
Belvedere Cricket Club.

Belvedere ended their season with a seven-wicket defeat to Trull, who moved top of the division.

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Fri, 09:28

Weston thirds and Winscombe seconds shared the points in a rain-affected draw.

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Fri, 09:27

Uphill Castle fell 10 runs short in their midweek cricket league run chase against Parpagon Carriers.

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Business News

Thu, 13:00
Jon Jones-Pratt from Crosville with the new steam engine.

A Weston transport boss says buying a historic steam engine to restore and turn into a tourist train is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

The long-awaited opening of a B&M store in Burnham is edging ever closer with the store now advertising for staff.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Bungalow Inn, in Butcombe.

An application to knock down a country pub and turn it into a 36-bedroom hotel has been refused by North Somerset Council’s planning committee.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
What would you like to replace BHS in Weston High Street?

More than two thirds of Weston’s shoppers want Primark to open a store in the High Street after the closure of BHS, a Mercury survey has found – and a town centre boss thinks Weston is the ‘ideal’ location for the clothing giants.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Railway Inn celebrated its one-year anniversary recently.

A North Somerset pub celebrated its one-year anniversary in style recently, combining cider, food and music for an afternoon of fun in the sun.

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Food and Drink

Fri, 21:00
Aldwick vineyard manager Elizabeth Laver with Mary Watts and Sandy Luck, her daughter and Aldwick's managing director. Photo by Tina Gue.

A North Somerset vineyard has scooped a prestigious award for a rosé wine it produced in honour of its managing director’s mother.

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