English hubs will be set up across the country and phonics and reading roadshows will be rolled out to improve literacy in schools.
YMCA Somerset Coast is calling on people to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to support homeless young people.
Demolition plans for a ‘much-loved’ pub have been revealed, with a petrol station and convenience store set to be built in its place.
Weston-super-Mare students were encouraged to think about their future at a careers event.
Weston Football Club hopes to send a squad of talented youngsters to a storied international tournament, and is calling on the town’s businesses for support.
An innovative theatre group will put a new spin on a famous children’s story on a North Somerset Stage next month, promising to blow you over with laughter.
A flurry of famous faces will descend on Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier for a fundraising spectacular.
The secrets of the Black Panther are revealed in the latest Marvel film – and the Mercury is offering its readers the chance to see it for free.
A music and TV star will be in Weston-super-Mare later this year.
The Royal Ballet will revive its modern show The Winter’s Tale, and it will be screened live at the Odeon in Weston.
The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from January 3-15.
A drug dealer has been jailed for more than eight years after stabbing a rival through the heart.
An innocent Weston man, who endured an 11-month ‘nightmare’ after being falsely accused of rape, has spoken at his relief of being cleared.
A Weston-super-Mare grandmother died after the car her husband was driving crashed into a tree, an inquest was told.
A Weston-super-Mare man has been spared jail after he admitted stealing tradesmen’s means of earning a living.
The emergency services paid a visit to a North Somerset primary school to educate youngsters on their life-saving work.
High-achieving students at a Highbridge school have been inspired during a masterclass at the University of Cambridge.
A student news team had the chance to meet a journalist from a national newspaper last week as their village made headlines around the world.
St Andrews bowlers are looking to progress further in national competitions, with five members in action this weekend.
Latest results and fixtures from the Weston & District Football League.
Players from Uphill Badminton Club enjoyed a busy week on the courts.
Weston Athletic Club runner set a new course record in winning the Hestercombe Humdinger near Taunton.
Closing date for entries to the Two Bays Tough Ten race is on Saturday.
There is just one week remaining for new businesses to apply for the Eat: Festivals bursary.
Small business working at Hinkley Point C could be given a cash boost.
A cider-maker in North Somerset has taken steps to reduce its plastic packaging.
Food businesses could find it easier to open in an area of Weston-super-Mare in the future, as they may have the option to go through a simpler planning process.
Weston-super-Mare’s newest gym will open next week, and the Mercury has been given a sneak peek.
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