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A MAN who died four times in hospital and is ‘disabled for life’ has hit out at the ‘disgusting’ 14-month jail term given to the man who ran him over in a row over a parking space.

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UNEMPLOYMENT figures in Weston have fallen so much the Jobcentre says it now ‘has time’ to focus its efforts on getting a target group, the over-50s, back into work.

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The couple were rescued by the RNLI clinging onto Birnbeck Pier.

A COUPLE were left clinging to Birnbeck Pier after they attempted to swim the Bristol Channel and had to be rescued by the RNLI.

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15 minutes ago
construction worker with perforator

A £600,000 road resurfacing programme takes place next month in North Somerset.

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45 minutes ago
Lego businessman

A DISABILITY charity has created 10 new jobs by opening a new office in Worle.

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Religion, death and dolor  - funeral and cemetery; funeral with coffin

FAMILIES are facing ‘inevitable funeral poverty’ as the cost of dying rises seven times faster than the cost of living – and experts warn even those who have saved will find their cash ‘won’t be enough’.

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Donna Pyett

WORLE woman Donna Pyett is tackling the London to Paris cycle ride to raise money for a charity which helps disadvantaged youths.

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Yesterday, 17:05
Band 'Eternum, Jenessa, Ed, Nathan and Ryan.

AN EXTENDED learning scheme in Worle has culminated in a summer festival being staged by everyone involved.

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Worle Community School
Yesterday, 16:05
Beach Lawns Sanctuary Care Home open day in Beach Road with a beach theme.

SANDCASTLES and sea shells filled a care home in Weston as part of a beach-themed open day.

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Yesterday, 15:05
Connor Anderson and Adam Maidment.

TWO budding maths stars have reached the top one per cent of mathematicians in the UK junior maths challenge.

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Priory Community School
Yesterday, 12:05
Litter picking.

ONE parish council is hoping volunteers will donate their time and labour to help spruce up their community by working alongside people in the Community Payback scheme.

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Yesterday, 11:05
Mendip Green Primary School held a scoot to school session.

A WORLE primary school tried out different ways for pupils to get to school when it held a special transport event.

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Worle
Yesterday, 09:44
The RNLI carried out the rescue.

TWO ‘lucky’ men on a blow-up dinghy were rescued by Weston RNLI.

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Yesterday, 08:55
North Somerset Courthouse.

A MAN who tried to strangle his partner in an attack which left her fearing for her life has been sentenced.

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Yesterday, 08:44
North Somerset Courthouse.

A MAN whose girlfriend felt ‘utterly powerless’ to stop him as he grabbed her throat and slapped her has been given a six-week suspended prison sentence.

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Pupils enjoying DNA project from Walliscote Primary School.

STRAWBERRY season is here and pupils at one primary school in Weston have found an alternative use for the fruit – extracting its DNA.

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Priory Community School students dress rehearsal for Grease performance.

Students electrify in Grease performance

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Mon, 11:05
Some of the contestants with their cakes, Tricia La Motta, Linda Fortune, Luke Edwards and Kate Edwards.

VICTORIA sponges, red velvet cupcakes and other delicious treats were all on offer at a bake-off at a Weston Church.

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Mon, 11:04
Castle Batch Community Primary School pupils have growing fruit and vegetables.

A BUILDING company has been helping to grow the next generation of gardeners in Worle.

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Castle Batch Primary School
Mon, 10:41
A heatwave has been forecast for North Somerset.

A HEATWAVE may hit Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset from tomorrow and Public Health England is warning people to be careful in the sun.

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Weston College principal Paul Phillips with Scott Austin and Jerry Nightingale.

TWO Weston College tutors who work with plumbing students and offenders in prison have won national awards for their work.

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Weston College
Weston Police Station and the empty former magistrates court building.

INSPIRATION from Dubai’s luxury hotels could provide part of an ‘iconic’ redesign for Weston’s old police station.

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Mon, 07:18

A misconduct hearing will begin today (Monday) to decide what will happen Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s suspended chief constable.

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North Somerset Courthouse.

A MAN who threatened to kill his partner in front of their nine-month-old son has been sentenced.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Rainbows from groups in Yatton, Congresbury, Wrington, Churchill and Blagdon took part in their first sleepover. Photo by Russell Sach.

YOUNG Rainbows travelled to locations across North Somerset to take part in their first division sleepover adventure.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Children at Windwhistle Primary School with their new Lego books.

ONE Weston school library has benefited from a delivery of ‘exciting’ Lego books.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sandra Dixon, Andrew Morris, Tim Beale, Tom Dwyer and Claire Woolams.

A FUNDRAISING ball on the Grand Pier hosted by building company Crest Nicholson raised more than £39,000 for children’s charity Variety.

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Weston-super-Mare
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Worlebury Primary School fete. At the

ISSUES with buying homes were identified and one parishioner feared his area was at risk of becoming a ‘dumping ground’ 50 years ago this week.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The courtyard area of Bristol Airport's new departure lounge.

A NUMBER of high street retailers will be opening their doors to passengers at Bristol Airport when the expansion of its eastern terminal is completed next month.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The benches in Congresbury were damaged.

VILLAGERS in Congresbury are appealing for information after ‘mindless vandals’ damaged a popular picnic spot.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Weston Operatic Society junior section.

WESTON’S budding stage show stars are hoping to get a helping hand from Go Kids Go! in the form of a grant to buy a microphone system.

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Go Kids Go!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Lisa Pearce, outside the house where she has slept on a sofa.

A MOTHER has said she is ‘sickened’ after being ‘conned’ out of hundreds of pounds by an online rent scam.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Vote to digitise the Weston Mercury.

A HISTORIAN has launched a campaign to immortalise the Weston Mercury archives by transferring them to digital.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Rural Somerset - pretty, but lacking in opportunity for young people?

SOMERSET has been described as a ‘friendly’ county with ‘beautiful scenery’ in a new report – however, rural isolation and a lack of affordable housing have been identified as significant problems.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Scott Slough with six-year-old sons Nate and Jacob having fun on the go carts. Photo by Jeremy Long.

FAMILIES and friends turned out to enjoy a fun day in Wrington.

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