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06:53

Fears over the future of an orchard have been raised by campaigners amid a fresh plan to build homes on the edge of Yatton.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Pupils from a school in Weston-super-Mare dressed in togas and armour to learn about life in Roman times.

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Yesterday, 17:00

A Paralympic gold medallist visited a Worle school to congratulate students for raising £12,000 in memory of a former pupil.

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Yesterday, 16:00

‘Frogmen’ would be visiting Weston-super-Mare, along with musician Cat Stevens 50 years ago. This is the news from the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald on January 19, 1968.

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Yesterday, 15:59

A man has been arrested after a woman was killed in a hit and run in Highbridge today (Saturday).

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What's On

Yesterday, 14:00

Oscar Wilde’s witty comedy The Importance Of Being Earnest will be performed in Bath.

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Yesterday, 09:00

Three household names will come together in the true story of the United States involvement in the Vietnam War – and the Mercury is offering you the chance to see it for free.

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Fri, 20:00

A top-quality tribute act to one of the greatest rock bands ever will perform on a North Somerset stage next month.

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Fri, 18:00

A care home art group is holding its second exhibition in Weston-super-Mare.

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Fri, 11:22

A literary great’s play will be brought to life on a Weston stage amid a flurry of thrilling crime and enticing mystery.

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Court News

Wed, 14:30

Police are searching for a man who failed to turn up at court to face allegations of assault and criminal damage.

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Mon, 07:17

A 22-year-old man will appear before magistrates today (Monday) after police charged him with sex crimes in North Somerset and Shropshire.

Friday, January 12, 2018

A 22-year-old Weston-super-Mare man has been spared jailed after pleading guilty to posting an explicit photo of his ‘mortified’ ex-girlfriend on social media.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Weston-super-Mare man has been told he is ‘very lucky’ to have been spared jail after stealing more than £4,000 worth of iPads from two schools.

Friday, December 22, 2017

A former Weston-super-Mare man accused of carrying out a terror attack has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.

Education News

Yesterday, 18:00

Pupils from a school in Weston-super-Mare dressed in togas and armour to learn about life in Roman times.

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Fri, 15:00

Runners from a Cheddar school have qualified for the Somerset Schools County Championships.

Fri, 10:00

A primary school in Worle is thrilled to have received 100 new books from the Weston Mercury’s Books For Schools campaign.

Thu, 12:00

The first headteacher for a planned primary school in Locking Parklands has been announced.

Thu, 10:00

A group of Weston College students experienced a day in the life of the emergency services.

Sport News

Yesterday, 10:09

Weston-super-Mare’s National League South fixture against Chelmsford City has been postponed today (Saturday).

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Fri, 09:24

Weston lost at home to Bracknell, despite getting off to a bright start.

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Fri, 09:24

Hornets Girls Under-15s defeated Cinderford to reach the next round of the Area Cup.

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Fri, 09:23

A late equaliser by Craig Mawford against Radstock Town, gave Cheddar their first point in three games.

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Fri, 09:22

Worle’s impressive victory over Portishead Reseves has set up an interesting clash with near neighbours Uphill Castle next week.

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Business News

Thu, 07:48

A property developer has agreed to buy a factory plant in Claverham.

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Wed, 11:00

A Weston-super-Mare woman drove away happy after winning a car worth thousands of pounds.

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Wed, 09:00

Weston-super-Mare’s new creative hub will host a free technology event next week, offering expert digital advice to the town’s fledgling businesses.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

The hotly-anticipated opening of Weston-super-Mare’s Cineworld is just two weeks away and the Mercury can today offer a first glimpse inside at the new cinema.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

A Wrington brewery firm enjoyed an ‘excellent’ end to 2017.

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