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A BURNHAM woman who feared she may be housebound after suffering a stroke, has been awarded for her determination to stay active – by getting back on a horse.

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Photo submitted to iwitness 24 by Timmay Curtis.

THE MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind and rain in Weston-super-Mare and across North Somerset.

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Every Child Needs Christmas campaign, Libby and Sarah Slee.

A CAMPAIGN to make sure every child has a magical Christmas has launched for its third year with the ambitious goal of collecting 5,000 presents.

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Burnham on Sea looking south along the 'golden' promenade.

UNORTHODOX plans to repair Burnham-on-Sea’s seafront by painting it gold have been scrapped after it was revealed the walkway would be fixed with ‘standard coloured’ tarmac instead.

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Christmas tree on white with presents

THE people of one North Somerset village have been warned against putting up overly ‘elaborate’ Christmas lights.

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What's On


LEADING West End producer Bill Kenwright is bringing another huge musical to Weston-super-Mare next year.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Vampires Rock: Ghost Train will be at The Playhouse, Weston.

SOME of the world’s greatest classic rock anthems will be performed in a spectacularly spooky show at Weston-super-Mare’s Playhouse next year – and you could be there thanks to the Mercury.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances in DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures' dramatic thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.

ACTING royalty Tom Hanks is back with his latest film, Bridge Of Spies, which looks set to be another blockbuster.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Adam Hills

Australian comic Adam Hills has shot to fame in the UK in the past few years and is now embarking on a new tour – which will stop off in Weston-super-Mare next year.

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Court News

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A MENTAL health patient who threw a cup of boiling tea at a nurse has been spared jail, but ordered to pay £1,500, a court heard last week.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between September 11-28:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
10-year-old Phoebe Willis died in 2012.

A NURSE charged with the manslaughter of a 10-year-old girl from Locking will appear before a court next month.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Syful Alom

A DELIVERY driver has been accused of causing the death of a 31-year-old man after he was allegedly involved in a collision in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Avon Coroners Court.

A ‘HAPPY’ teenager with ‘a lot of potential’ had her ‘life cut short’ when she was left disabled after the car she was travelling in turned into a verge and collided with a wall, an inquest heard.

Education News


A CLASSIC fairytale came to life in the classroom for pupils at St Georges Primary School last week.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Windwhistle Primary School, Bournville, Christmas fair.

A SCHOOL opened its doors to visitors to raise money for fun activities for its pupils.

Yesterday, 08:00
Head teachers cutting the cake.

A SCHOOL celebrated its 40th birthday by having five past and present headteachers all under one roof.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Unveiling of the new all-weather pitch at Grove Park tennis courts, Weston.

THE old Grove Park tennis courts in Weston-super-Mare have been transformed into a new sporting facility.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Children from Wrington Primary School enjoyed a visit to the Apple store.

COMPUTER-SAVVY children from a village primary school enjoyed a trip to the Apple store in Bristol.

North Somerset News


A dog training day has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

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The Bristol CBT Pain Clinic in Tickenham.

A new pain clinic has opened in Tickenham to help people experiencing chronic emotional or physical pain.

Some 36 jobs have been lost since North Somerset Council transferred services to private company Agilisys in February.

More than a quarter of jobs which were outsourced to a private company by North Somerset Council earlier this year have been lost.

Yesterday, 17:00
Wellspring  councilling at Waitrose , Nailsea, Mariza Churchfield and Ella Blackham.

Waitrose shoppers in Nailsea showed their support for Wellspring Counselling by dropping a record amount of tokens through the slot in the green token scheme.

Yesterday, 15:00
The British Ambassador to Spain, Mr. Simon J Manley, GMG with Chris

A Clevedon woman has received a British Empire Medal for services given to the British community in Spain.

Sport News

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WESTON put their early-season woes behind them to register their first home wins in nine months as they emphatically saw off St Albans and Havant and Waterlooville at the Woodspring Stadium.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Hornets v Chippenham.

Hornets overcame a stiff challenge, returning home from Gloucester with a hard-fought victory.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Weston AFC v Concord.

Weston went down by just one goal in a game spoilt by a gale-force wind and heavy rain.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
George Booth.

Cheddar’s 11-game unbeaten run came to an end in the Somerset Premier Cup against Frome Town.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Alan Cumner.

Former Weston referee Alan Cumner has been honoured by the county FA after 40 years of service.

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Business News

Yesterday, 09:00

A WORLE funeral director is hitting back at ‘too expensive’ funerals by providing a subsidised service for those who die under the age of 30.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Sovereign Shopping Centre

THE new owner of Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre says he is not worried by the competition from Dolphin Square.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Charley Cullinane and owner Lisa Smith (centre) with Daphne the dog and staff members Jess McLeod, Natalie Groves, Megan Threader and Daniells Voyce.

A NORTH Somerset dog groomer has said she is ‘ecstatic’ after winning the top prize at a national grooming competition.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Rob Hicks, centre manager at The Hive, with Janice Saunders and Paul Kelson of Echo Engage in front of the business development centre (Picture: Neil Phillips Photography).

TWO businesses in Weston-super-Mare have expanded and moved into bigger offices within a year of opening.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
NCP has reduced its prices.

A PRIVATELY-RUN car park in Weston-super-Mare will soon have a flat price of £2.90 a day, just a month after North Somerset Council increased its charges.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, November 26, 2015
The Cove.

A RESTAURANT in Weston-super-Mare which specialises in fish dishes has been recognised for its consistently high standard of cooking.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Julian Davis and Smoojj.

A FLEDGLING pudding business is hoping a crowd-funding campaign can help it get its low-fat desserts onto supermarket shelves.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Weston super Food Festival,

THIS year’s Weston super Food Festival was shortlisted for a national award.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Whitecross Road Bakery nominated for a award  James and Rebecca Childs and Carol Hiscox.

A BAKERY has won regional awards for the third year running.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The men's cookery course.

FRESH food from an estate allotments was cooked by a new men’s group.

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