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.
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.
A COUPLE were left clinging to Birnbeck Pier after they attempted to swim the Bristol Channel and had to be rescued by the RNLI.
A £600,000 road resurfacing programme takes place next month in North Somerset.
A DISABILITY charity has created 10 new jobs by opening a new office in Worle.
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’.
WORLE woman Donna Pyett is tackling the London to Paris cycle ride to raise money for a charity which helps disadvantaged youths.
AN EXTENDED learning scheme in Worle has culminated in a summer festival being staged by everyone involved.
SANDCASTLES and sea shells filled a care home in Weston as part of a beach-themed open day.
TWO budding maths stars have reached the top one per cent of mathematicians in the UK junior maths challenge.
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.
A WORLE primary school tried out different ways for pupils to get to school when it held a special transport event.
TWO ‘lucky’ men on a blow-up dinghy were rescued by Weston RNLI.
A MAN who tried to strangle his partner in an attack which left her fearing for her life has been sentenced.
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.
STRAWBERRY season is here and pupils at one primary school in Weston have found an alternative use for the fruit – extracting its DNA.
Students electrify in Grease performance
VICTORIA sponges, red velvet cupcakes and other delicious treats were all on offer at a bake-off at a Weston Church.
A BUILDING company has been helping to grow the next generation of gardeners in Worle.
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.
TWO Weston College tutors who work with plumbing students and offenders in prison have won national awards for their work.
INSPIRATION from Dubai’s luxury hotels could provide part of an ‘iconic’ redesign for Weston’s old police station.
A misconduct hearing will begin today (Monday) to decide what will happen Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s suspended chief constable.
A MAN who threatened to kill his partner in front of their nine-month-old son has been sentenced.
YOUNG Rainbows travelled to locations across North Somerset to take part in their first division sleepover adventure.
ONE Weston school library has benefited from a delivery of ‘exciting’ Lego books.
A FUNDRAISING ball on the Grand Pier hosted by building company Crest Nicholson raised more than £39,000 for children’s charity Variety.
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.
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.
VILLAGERS in Congresbury are appealing for information after ‘mindless vandals’ damaged a popular picnic spot.
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.
A MOTHER has said she is ‘sickened’ after being ‘conned’ out of hundreds of pounds by an online rent scam.
A HISTORIAN has launched a campaign to immortalise the Weston Mercury archives by transferring them to digital.
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.
FAMILIES and friends turned out to enjoy a fun day in Wrington.
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