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The Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a food court refurbishment.

Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a ‘dramatic’ overhaul this summer with work beginning on a refurbished food court this week – as owners Vixcroft commences the regeneration of the shopping centre.

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The Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.

Development in North Somerset will now be governed by a clear set of policies, after a plan which will guide development in the area was adopted by North Somerset Council this week.

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Addaction

People suffering with drug and alcohol addictions will now be able to be treated in their own home following a new project which has been launched by a North Somerset charity.

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Weston General Hospital.

A boy was rushed to Weston General Hospital last night (Monday) after he became stuck in the mudflats on Brean beach.

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The Blakehay Theatre in Weston-super-Mare.

A theatre in Weston-super-Mare will receive thousands of pounds in investment to place it at the heart of a cultural quarter as part of the town’s regeneration.

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Weston Town Council The Blakehay Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 21:52
There was a fire in Wedmore tonight (Monday).

A trio of fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Wedmore tonight (Monday).

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Yesterday, 17:00
Alicia and James Sewell at the village's sport weekend. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The village of Kingston Seymour was transformed into an athlete’s paradise when the community’s annual sports weekend took place.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Janet Carson in her shop full of interesting items.

A new vintage shop has opened for business in Weston-super-Mare this month.

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Yesterday, 13:36
light bulb

A major electrical failure has left more than 1,300 homes in Weston-super-Mare without power this afternoon (Monday).

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Yesterday, 13:00
An artist's impression of what Broadoak's new dining hall will look like.

Students at a Weston secondary school will soon be eating their lunches in purpose-built, modern surroundings, after work to build a new dining hall began.

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Yesterday, 12:00
NHS England ranked surgeries across North Somerset using survey data.

Are you getting the best medical care for you in North Somerset, or is your GP falling short of the mark? New NHS England survey statistics may have diagnosed the issues of doctors’ surgeries in the area – and perhaps suggested a remedy for improvement.

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Yesterday, 11:07

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of assault after a man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries on Friday in Weston-super-Mare.

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Yesterday, 10:00
Winter Gardens

New images of the ‘beginning of the new Weston’ have been revealed as the Winter Gardens development continues to take shape.

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Yesterday, 09:53
Staff members Ali Crossley and Stephen Budd in the new communal area.

An adult psychiatric ward at Weston General Hospital has been given a makeover.

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Yesterday, 08:43
Coastguard and Lifeboat recue exercise.

Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea coastguards were called out to an injured woman in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday).

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Yesterday, 08:00
The RNLI has reached £500,000.

Weston-super-Mare’s RNLI has reached a milestone half-a-million-pound figure after just three years of fundraising for a new lifeboat station.

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RNLI Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 07:00
Walliscote Grove.

A record £20million is being spent on transforming areas of Weston-super-Mare – a sum which is the largest-ever single investment in the town centre’s housing supply.

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North Somerset Council Housing Weston-super-Mare
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Barbara Webber and Michiyo Ueno with some of their work.

A village church opened its doors to an array of talented artists and craft-makers across the weekend, when it hosted an arts and crafts fair.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sing Out Loud in Congresbury. Photo by Piers Glen.

A community choir raised more than £630 for two charities in memory of two of its former members.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Tansin Benn.

A former university professor from Weston-super-Mare has been invited to give a talk at a prestigious convention after the 
Olympics.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Peter Warren collects his award.

A support worker from Weston-super-Mare has received an award for his contribution to social care.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Weston Pride

Weston Town Council has shown its support for the town’s third Pride festival, which is set to take place next weekend.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A nationwide cancer awareness campaign is being supported by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in an effort to diagnose people quicker if they have the condition.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Winscombe Primary School children with their hats.

Pupils from Winscombe Primary School in North Somerset have been wearing their jazziest hats this week, raising awareness of brain tumours.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Medical doctor.

Tens of thousands of people in North Somerset were diagnosed with potentially-deadly heart and lung diseases during the past year, while hundreds of people in the area also died from lung cancer.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
There was a fire in Brean tonight (Saturday).

Fire crews rushed to a caravan fire this evening (Saturday) after a barbecue was left unattended in Brean.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Defibrillator

Cheddar Vale Lions club has raised more than £2,000 to install an open access defibrillator at the bottom of the Gorge.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Alex, aged six, playing target Nerf in Cleeve. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Church-goers and villagers turned out to show support for their community’s church when it hosted its annual summer fair at the weekend.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
The charity is offering grants.

A charity is offering small financial grants to people aged under 25 in Yatton, Claverham and Cleeve.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Iona Kempton.

A head girl from Worle has been volunteering in areas affected by poverty in Africa.

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Worle Community School
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Weston Eagles.

Two schemes supporting young people have received funding from the community project Big Worle.

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Big Worle Worle
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Broadoak pupils Agata, Lottie and Taylor.

A team of year eight students from Weston-super-Mare’s Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College are hoping to raise national awareness of exam stress, after a film they made on the topic was launched this week.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Weston General Hospital.

Recruitment for groundbreaking research into DNA is set to take place at Weston General Hospital.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Traffic is building up on the M5

There are queues on the M5 this morning (Saturday) after an earlier accident, causing delays.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Open day and fete at Sexey's School, Blackford. Janice Smith tries her skill at a sideshow.

Back in 1966, seven local hospitals administered by the Weston-super-Mare group and two by Mendip were considered for merger along with the integration of psychiatric hospitals into general hospitals. The hope was to break down the isolation of mental hospitals.

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