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A path linking Weston-super-Mare to Brean Down will finally open during the bank holiday weekend. It has taken 20 years of planning but cyclists and walkers will finally be able to enjoy the route starting on May 1. This is how you can join in…

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Yesterday, 17:30

Hundreds of scouts from Weston and its surrounding villages visited the town’s seafront at the weekend to mark St George’s Day.

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Yesterday, 17:00

A school cleaner described as ‘wonderful’ and ‘a diamond’ by colleagues has retired after more than 30 years of service.

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Yesterday, 16:00

New on-street parking charges have come into force in Weston-super-Mare, meaning people must now pay more to park.

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Yesterday, 15:00

Westonians will be able to travel to Bristol Airport more quickly and easily than ever before.

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What's On

Yesterday, 19:00

Bank holiday weekend will see 27 people create a trail of ceramics, textiles and other mediums around a Somerset village.

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Yesterday, 13:47

An up-and-coming jazz quartet will bring their interesting sound to Bristol.

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Yesterday, 10:05

A North Somerset classical music group will perform a concert at a village church next month.

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Thu, 15:00

Daz’s Rock 4 Charity is returning to Weston-super-Mare with a music event to help a man with Parkinson’s.

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Thu, 14:49

Channel 5 will bring a live version of its successful children’s show Milkshake to Weston-super-Mare to entertain youngsters this summer.

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Court News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A man from Uphill has been ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work after he left his ex-partner bruised and bleeding from the head following a fight in his home.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

A drug dealer who ‘thought he was untouchable’ has been jailed for 11 years for orchestrating cocaine and heroin trade on the streets of Weston-super-Mare.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A voyeur who pleaded guilty to filming unsuspecting people as they stripped off at a Weston-super-Mare tanning salon has been handed a community order and made to join the sex offenders’ register.

Education News

Yesterday, 17:00

A school cleaner described as ‘wonderful’ and ‘a diamond’ by colleagues has retired after more than 30 years of service.

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Thu, 07:00

Youngsters from a Somerset middle school took to the sky in a space-themed open evening.

Wed, 18:00

Youngsters from across North Somerset found out which of the district’s reception classes they will be joining this September during national offer day.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

School services for children with autism and for those who need additional welfare support in North Somerset could soon be provided from outside the district.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A group of students from a Somerset school travelled to London to become cyber sleuths last month.

North Somerset News

07:00

New firefighters are wanted by Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) for the first time in eight years, after staffing levels fell towards minimum levels.

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Yesterday, 20:00

A Clevedon doctor is retiring after more than two decades in the town.

Yesterday, 17:00

A new restaurant has opened up at a country house in Backwell.

Yesterday, 16:00

The education services which could be soon outsourced to a council outside North Somerset have been revealed.

Yesterday, 13:25

What is the best way to get to work in and around North Somerset? Are you constantly stuck in traffic, or cursing delayed trains? The Mercury wants to hear YOUR views on commuting in and out of Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset…

Sport News

Yesterday, 09:39

Hornets finished the season with an impressive win over Ivybridge, a perfect sending off for coaches Jon Richardson and Jack Gadd.

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Yesterday, 09:38

Weston ended their season with a fantastic unbeaten record, winning the league and the Somerset Cup in the process.

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Yesterday, 09:38

Somerset Premier League champions Winscombe finished the season with victory, their 25th from 26 matches.

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Yesterday, 09:37

Cheddar just missed out on promotion and will finish in third spot with just one game remaining.

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Yesterday, 09:36

Latest results and fixtures from the Weston & District League.

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Business News

Tue, 14:30

Twenty jobs have been lost after a Weston-super-Mare motor parts firm went into administration today (Tuesday).

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Tue, 11:00

Long-term vacant business units in Weston-super-Mare town centre should be used for community projects, according to a North Somerset councillor and businessman.

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Mon, 14:00

A North Somerset tourist and family attraction has beaten fierce competition to claim a South West business award.

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Mon, 08:00

An international hotel chain hopes to build a multi-million-pound, 119-room building in Weston-super-Mare.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The developer behind Locking Parklands has been given a five-star rating from the House Builders’ Federation.

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Food and Drink

Thursday, April 20, 2017

One of the best things about living in Somerset is its food. The county is famous for cheese and cider, and we take for granted how simple it is to buy local produce on our doorstep. But how easy is it to eat and drink exclusively Somerset produce for a fortnight? Reporter Sarah Robinson put it to the test...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Whether it is a cold crisp pint of cider to a mouth-watering slice of Cheddar cheese, dozens of products which have become staples in the diets of many originated from Somerset. But, where is the best place to sample food from local producers? Here are 10 ideas for you...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

People from Weston-super-Mare with a love of food are being asked to sign up for the chance of winning a £10,000 on My Kitchen Rules.

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