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TRADERS have been left feeling ‘angry’ and ‘upset’ after thieves smashed the roof of a Weston-super-Mare indoor market and stole jewellery, cash and electronic cigarettes worth thousands of pounds.

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Yesterday, 21:27
Weston Woods.

A 26-YEAR-OLD woman was knocked unconscious when she was punched by a man when she was walking dogs at the woods in Weston-super-Mare.

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Yesterday, 18:00
Ollie Walker is close to winning the FAB-Racing mini-moto rookie championship

A young mini-moto rider is raising funds to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event after a rampant first season in the saddle.

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Yesterday, 18:00
East Hunspill Harvest Home, Smiling helpers are Isabel Tucker, Susan Mercer, Susan Meaker and Rosemary Brown.

A DEMONIC possession, witches and devils featured in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1965.

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Yesterday, 17:30
A new cemetery could be built in Yatton.

A PLANNING application to build a cemetery on allotments in Yatton has been submitted to North Somerset Council.

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What's On

Yesterday, 14:41

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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Yesterday, 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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Yesterday, 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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Yesterday, 09:42
Nathan Carter.

A COUNTRY singer from Liverpool is embarking on a tour of England – including a visit to The Playhouse in Weston.

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Yesterday, 09:35

AN AMERICAN family gets caught up in the middle of a violent and terrifying overseas coup in No Escape.

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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, 14:30
Miserable stewards are all part of the experience at Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare.

THOUSANDS of people are expected to visit Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition, but where are the best places to stay in Weston-super-Mare? Here are 8 of the best hotels nearby…

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Yesterday, 13:50
Katherine Ryan

BANKSY’S Dismaland has caught the attention of many, but there will be more than just art available at Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana in the next five weeks, with music and comedy also being put on at the exhibition.

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Yesterday, 13:23
Dismaland logo

MEMORABILIA for Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition has proved to be very popular in the past week – including the Weston Mercury.

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Yesterday, 10:22
The work of Shadi Al Zaqzoug before he covered it in a protest.

A PALESTINIAN artist has covered his work at Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare as an anti-Israel protest.

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Yesterday, 08:00
Katherine Ryan

BANKSY has landed in Weston-super-Mare but there will be more than art available at the Tropicana throughout the next five weeks, with music and comedy also being held at Dismaland.

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North Somerset News

Yesterday, 17:01

Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall are hopeful that two white rhinos will be able to breed in the near future following a cutting-edge procedure.

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Yesterday, 15:03
The watersports plan has been rejected.

Plans for a watersports facility at Portishead marina have been rejected by North Somerset Council to the delight of protestors.

Yesterday, 14:59
Caryl Harding.

St Bartholomew’s Church in Failand held a three-day flower festival over the weekend.

Yesterday, 14:57
Winners Slashers, Hackers and Golfers Society.

The Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell held its annual charity golf day on August 9.

Yesterday, 14:00
Caroline Knight, Kim Williams and Zak Knight with the Tombola.

A Backwell teenager has held a fun day in the village to raise money for a trip to Malaysia.

Sport News

Wed, 15:00

Weston went down to their fourth straight Vanarama National South defeat at home to Eastbourne Borough.

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Wed, 14:59

The semi-final places for the Weston Ladies’ Open Bowls Tournament Stoneleigh Pairs has been finalised.

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Tue, 14:55
Portishead RBL bowls (blue) v Watchet.

Rain continued to fall on the second day of the Weston Ladies’ Open Bowls Tournament.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Shabil Amhed batting for Weston.

Weston continued their fine form at home, defeating Cheltenham by 118 runs.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Mark Hodder batting for Uphill.

Uphill Castle crumbled in their run chase at North Perrott, despite a mid-innings recovery.

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Business News

Yesterday, 13:00

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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