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VILLAGERS say they are worried a large scale housing development on a greenfield site could threaten the area’s bat population.

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The houses are in Cheddar.

AFFORDABLE homes will remain unoccupied after planning permission for a pedestrian bridge leading to the site was deferred for another month.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be attending the Sweetshop summer showdown on Monday at Winchester Farm, Cheddar.

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St Anne's Primary School, West Wick - nursery open day.

AN OPEN day was held at St Anne’s Primary School in West Wick ahead of the opening of its new nursery in September.

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Views of Weston Railway Station.

BANK holiday travel could be even worse than it normally is this weekend, as rail workers in Weston-super-Mare prepare for strike action.

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What's On


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

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Yesterday, 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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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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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

Dolphin Square being demolished in 2013.

DOLPHIN Square will be turned into an overflow car park to cope with demand from people visiting Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at the Tropicana.

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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, 13:23
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

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

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View of Backwell Railway Station.

PEOPLE travelling to and from North Somerset could face issues this weekend as rail workers prepare for strike action.

A370 junction with High Street, Congresbury.

North Somerset Council has deemed a housing developer’s changes to a busy junction ‘acceptable’, leading campaigners to accuse the authority of ‘capitulating’ in the fight against large-scale development.

Yesterday, 17:01
Rumba and Rumball.

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.

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.

Sport News

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

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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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Stephie Buckingham.

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

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Charl Willoby fielding.

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

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

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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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