Latest Weston News

Yesterday, 19:00

FAMILIES took part in a number of craft activities for the Easter holiday.

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Yesterday, 17:30
The Civic Society paid to replace the trees in the Boulevard.

THE new treasurer of Weston Civic Society says he is in ‘full control’ of group finances following a cash wrangle.

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Yesterday, 17:00
My friends Si and Jem that run Coles Kitchen have organised this weekend's zombie run. They asked me to direct and photograph the promotional shots for the event, so I took the Zombies to the college and Grove Park. Here are a few that I took.

IT IS the end of the world as we know it – or could just be the latest interactive game to hit Weston.

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Yesterday, 13:17

BRISTOL Airport took part in a major aviation fair as it seeks to raise its international profile.

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Yesterday, 13:00
As usual, Marine Lake was a popular spot.

THE recent spell of warm weather has seen Weston benefit from a healthy boost to tourism – but some people fear visitors may be deterred from the town by parking problems.

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What's On

Yesterday, 10:00

A HUGELY popular 1986 cult classic is being screened as part of the latest event arranged by Weston’s own Backyard Cinema.

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Fri, 14:00
Sand Sculpture Festival on Weston Beach,Brother and Sister Caitlin and Reece.

MORE than 5,000 tonnes of sand have been sculpted into famous faces from the big screen for the Sand Sculpture Festival’s 10th year.

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Fri, 10:02
The show is this weekend.

A CONCERT by two voice groups will be held on Saturday.

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Thu, 22:59
Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades Of Beige will be at The Playhouse.

OUT OF all of the plays, shows and concerts on offer at The Playhouse this year, I must admit Grumpy Old Women was the one which instantly appealed to me.

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The film is released on April 23.

THE world’s greatest superheroes are back once more and uniting to save the planet.

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Court News

TWO Weston shops have been raided and a family fined for selling counterfeit tobacco after helping to provide a ‘low-cost source of tobacco to children’.

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North Somerset Courthouse.

A FATHER from a North Somerset village has been disqualified from driving after drunkenly crashing his car into a telegraph pole.

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has denied assaulting a paramedic in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Straughan was sentenced at North Somerset Courthouse.

A REFEREE has been given almost 10 years to pay back thousands of pounds he stole from a charitable football league.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Dr Steven Pearse-Danker will appear at North Somerset Courthouse later this month.

A FAMILY GP from Worle has been charged with sexually assaulting a female patient during an examination, the Mercury can exclusively reveal.

Education News

Yesterday, 11:00

Easter-themed fun was the order of the day when children took part in a special arts and crafts day at Little Farm Holiday Club last week.

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Fri, 13:00
Children with their creations after Sidcot Holiday Club's design a t-shirt day.

Children at a village holiday club stepped into the shoes of a fashion designer when they took part in a clothing design day last week.

Thu, 19:00
Worle Village Primary School, celebrating good ofsted rating, pupils with Deputy headteacher  Michelle Bamford.

A PRIMARY school in Worle which required improvement has made ‘rapid progress’ and has now been rated as good by education watchdog Ofsted.

The winning Petbox team.

MONTHLY treats for pampered pets proved a successful business idea for one group of teenagers at a Dragons’ Den-style event held at Weston College.

Weston College
Absences can have an effect on education.

HUNDREDS of secondary school children in North Somerset are missing significant chunks of their education and it could have a ‘lasting effect’ on their future prospects.

North Somerset News

Yesterday, 20:13

A LIFEBOAT, two helicopters, coastguard rescue teams, firefighters, police and ambulance crews were called to a rescue involving 15 people who got stuck in the mud when geocaching in Clevedon today (Saturday).

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Yesterday, 18:00

Hundreds of secondary schoolchildren in North Somerset are missing significant chunks of their education and it could have a ‘lasting effect’ on their future prospects.

Yesterday, 14:00

A Clevedon woman has described being conned out of thousands of pounds by a rogue trader as ‘like being hypnotised.’

Yesterday, 13:17

BRISTOL Airport took part in a major aviation fair as it seeks to raise its international profile.

Yesterday, 13:00
Fred Harvey. April 11 1943 - March 31 2015.

A well-known Portishead man who helped form one of the town’s football clubs has died at the age of 71 after a cancer battle.

Sport News

WESTON Football Club has announced goalkeeper Luke Purnell will be staying next season.

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Pete Perry, Houshy Rahimi, Oliver Rahimi, Bob Bell , Steve Peacock and Jacquie Fowler.

A SPORT with a continental flavour could soon take off in Redhill.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Will Burns (GBR) HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55.

Weston racing driver Will Burns finished on the podium twice at the opening round of the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
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Weston need a bonus point victory at Hornets to stand any chance of beating the drop.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Charley Carter slides over to score for Hornets.

Hornets lost their way at Old Centralians in a battle for third place in National League 3 South West.

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Business News

Europe’s biggest shoe retailer has opened its doors in Weston.

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(L-R) Head of Communications at Bristol Airport Tom Hack, Ground Transportation Revenue Manager at Bristol Airport Liz Macnaughton and Chairman of Arrow Cars David Richmond at the announcement that Arrow Cars is the new offical taxi service for Bristol Airport.
Photo by Dan Regan

ARROW Cars has been handed a five-year contract to provide taxis for passengers to and from Bristol Airport.

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Hinkley Point C.

A TOTAL of 244 businesses based in North Somerset have signed up to be partners for the Hinkley Point C project – something which could be a ‘huge benefit’ to the district’s economy.

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Staff and residents at Lyndhurst Park Care home.

A CARE home in Weston has been named as the seventh best in the whole of the UK.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Leonard Couch Jewellers, St James Street, Weston celebrating its 50th anniversary, David, Charlotte  and Linda Barrett and Christine Hewson.

A FAMILY-RUN jewellers in Weston is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

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Food and Drink

Yesterday, 12:00

A NEW beer and cider festival will be staged in Weston next month.

Volunteer group Our Way Our Say learning about Indian food at Jaan Contemporary  Indian  Whitecross Road , Weston.

A COMMUNITY group from the Weston estates joined forces with an Indian restaurant to give lessons on healthy eating.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Coach House, Locking  pictured with staff  which has had a refurb.

A PUB in Locking has undergone a complete refurbishment with ‘chic’ new decor and changes to the menu.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Jules Salvati from Stefano's homemade foods at Axbridge Famers' Market.

FARMERS’ markets are an excellent way of picking up good quality meat and vegetables while supporting Somerset producers.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Thatchers is one of many local producers operating in North Somerset.

A NEW hub for food and drink businesses will be created in Weston after the Government announced North Somerset Council would receive a £50,000 grant.

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