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A SERIES of talks between Post Office management and the landlord of its current premises in Regent Street have meant the store will remain open as normal after ongoing disputes.

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Carol Jadzia took this photo of Birnbeck Pier and sent it in to iwitness24.

A MUSICIAN has penned a song about Birnbeck Pier’s crumbling state in the hope of raising awareness of its decline and raising money for groups aiming to restore it.

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Houses at Locking Parklands

DEVELOPERS have revealed their hopes of finishing the next phase of Weston’s biggest new housing developments by 2017.

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St Paul's Church will be holding a Strictly Come Dancing competition.

IF YOU’VE ever considered trying out the waltz or having a go at dancing the Charleston you could be in luck as one Weston church is planning to host a Strictly Come Dancing competition.

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Burns Night celebration in aid of guide dogs charity,  Cadbury House, Congresbury.

GUESTS donned kilts, musicians played the bagpipes and the cooks served up haggis as once again a Burns’ Night celebration turned a small part of Congresbury Scottish.

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The £9million development in Tamar Road in Worle.

WORK on a new scheme which will see 65 self-contained flats and a day centre for people suffering from dementia built in Worle has begun this week.

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CONSERVATIVE councillors have been ordered to ‘get in the real world’ by one of their party colleagues after a political ‘own goal’ which saw only six members turn up to a health committee meeting.

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North Somerset Council
3d illustration of  Blueprints

NORTH Somerset Council is calling on people to suggest sites which could be used for housing developments.

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The Burrington Inn, which has had the same owners for 27 years, is being sold.

A pub which has had the same owners for the past 27 years is up for sale.

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Hutton drama club panto  Cinders.

YOU may have thought the panto season was behind you – oh no it isn’t!

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Lambing Weekend, Puxton Park,

THE first batch of lambs has been born at Puxton Park, and young visitors have been enjoying the chance to get up close by helping to bottle feed the new arrivals.

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Churchill academys Young musician of the year competition Adjudication panel Chair Katherine Spencer with winners Jodie Mc Kitterick, Naomi Mills, Amy Irvine and Georgina King.

SEVEN talented youngsters took part in the Churchill Music! Young Musician of the Year competition on Monday.

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Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
Milton Baptist Church Preschool reunion.

PARENTS and children of all ages gathered to say goodbye to a preschool which has served the community for generations.

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The college's celebration of success event.

STUDENTS and staff from Weston College got the opportunity to celebrate their success at a glamorous ceremony held at the Winter Gardens.

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The RNLI base on Knightstone.

LIFEBOATS have been housed on Birnbeck Pier for 132 years – but Weston RNLI has now cut the last of its historic ties with the dilapidated structure.

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A snow and ice warning is in place.

ICY conditions could make travel difficult over the next two days, the Met Office is warning.

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Disability Awareness Week

STAFF and pupils at Corpus Christi Primary School took part in Disability Awareness Week.

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Weston's General Post Office in Regent Street.

THE Post Office in Regent Street has reopened for one day despite ongoing contractual disputes with the building’s landlord.

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Control tower

A WESTON museum has been awarded £138,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund to restore a dilapidated historic structure.

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Weston General Hospital will not be affected by strike action today (Thursday).

A 12-HOUR NHS strike, due to take place today (Thursday), has been postponed.

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Weston General Hospital
Yesterday, 20:00
pictured is Richard Southcombe (Manager)  and Steve Brookes (a volunteer for Blood Bikes)

A HARDWARE shop in Milton has been doing its bit for charity, by raising vital cash for the Blood Bikes.

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Yesterday, 18:00
The tomb dedicated to Sir Thomas Rodney.

‘UNIQUE’ historical monuments could be at risk unless thousands of pounds are raised to save them.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Opening of Thomas William Travel  travel shop The Boulevard Weston.

EAGLE-EYED shoppers in Weston town centre may have noticed a new shop appear recently.

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Yesterday, 16:02
The burley men of Somerset carry wassail queen Kadie Wall round the orchard.

HARDY cider lovers braved chilly conditions and turned out in record numbers at the annual wassail at Rich’s Farmhouse Cider orchard in Watchfield.

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Yesterday, 13:00
THE number of jobs in North Somerset is still lower than pre-recession levels.

A SCHEME which could see up to £2million pumped into businesses in the area has been approved by the Government.

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Yesterday, 12:04

NO PROGRESS has been made to find a buyer for the beleaguered Woodberry Brothers factory in Highbridge, six months after the firm went into administration.

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Yesterday, 11:08

COUNCIL tax in Burnham and Highbridge could be set to rise after a town council committee agreed a 1.1 per cent increase for 2015.

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Yesterday, 10:16
Cold weather may be on the way.

A WARNING about cold temperatures has been issued by the Met Office.

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Yesterday, 09:28
Weston Football Club plans to stay at its current ground.

WESTON Football Club will not be leaving its current Woodspring Stadium home.

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Yesterday, 09:00
Pupils in costume ahead of the show.

DAZZLING outfits, sailor suits and an array of impressive music wowed an audience at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form’s cabaret.

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Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
Yesterday, 08:40
Weston RNLI fundraisers and crew pictured at new lifeboat station location, Madeira Cove  Weston.

THE new home for a lifeboat station in Weston has been chosen by the RNLI.

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Yesterday, 07:00
Figures predict a shortage of school places in Weston within five years.

A WORRYING shortage of school places in Weston is looming within the next five years, and is likely to mean pupils are forced to travel further for lessons.

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Men have been arrested on suspicion of poaching.

FOUR men have been arrested on suspicion of poaching in a nature reserve.

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Tue, 17:12
The Glebe, in November 2012, was hit by floods. Photo sent into iwitness24 by Marc Bass.

PHASE one of a £670,000 project, designed to consign the misery of flooding to the past for Wrington homeowners, has been completed.

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Ray Beckingham, Sam Stone, Ian Angell, Reanne Sharp and Anna Lee with the Churchill youngsters.

CHILDREN at Churchill Preschool can look forward to some outdoor play sessions – whatever the weather – thanks to a donation from a masonic group.

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