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Hangings and royalty aren’t usually topics people would associate with the quiet village of Wrington – but a new photography exhibition set up by villagers is aiming to shed light on the community’s fascinating past.

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‘Tougher’ penalties await people who use their phones while driving as police crack down on a ‘socially unacceptable’ act which could ‘hurt or kill’ an innocent person.

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Yesterday, 20:00

Axbridge’s carnival is at risk of being cancelled after almost 50 years after the event’s organisers announced plans to step down this year.

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Yesterday, 19:00

A day care centre for dogs has opened in St Georges.

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Yesterday, 18:00

A Weston-super-Mare woman – who has performed at 10 Downing Street – will hold a classical concert to raise money for a close friend who is fighting for his life.

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Yesterday, 17:30

People will be able to learn the art of sushi-making at a Weston restaurant next month – all while raising money for Weston Hospicecare.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Show your support for worthy cause and enjoy an evening of classical music or try your luck in a round of bingo. Here are five things to do in Weston this weekend.

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Yesterday, 16:00

A teenager with a condition which causes severe fatigue is raising money for a charity which researches the illness.

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Yesterday, 14:25

A married police officer who sent a picture of his penis to a domestic violence victim while acting as a witness in an attempted rape trial has been dismissed.

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Yesterday, 14:00

A developer’s bid to build 24 new homes in Congresbury has been turned down by North Somerset Council’s planning department.

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Yesterday, 13:30

Innovative Winscombe residents are hoping to tackle a ‘throw-away society’ by fixing broken household items for free.

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Yesterday, 12:30

Avon and Somerset Constabulary says it will continue with a service allowing people to text in reports of rural crime after a successful three-month trial.

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Yesterday, 12:00

Whether seeking food and drinks, fun events or unique entertainment, Weston-super-Mare doesn’t go to sleep when the sun goes down. Here are some things to keep you entertained after dark.

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Yesterday, 11:00

New artwork has appeared in Weston-super-Mare, created by the protegé of one of the town’s most well-known street artists.

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Yesterday, 10:00

Green-fingered villagers in Yatton proudly displayed their best blooms at a spring show at the weekend.

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Yesterday, 09:00

A Winscombe cooking group, which was visited by two celebrities, featured on a special Comic Relief programme at the weekend.

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Yesterday, 07:00

A Weston GP surgery is set to be taken over by another practice within the town, in a move which surgery bosses say will make for a more ‘efficient’ service.

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Thu, 19:00

Some of Weston’s brightest musical stars joined forces at the town’s Blakehay Theatre to perform in aid of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.

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Thu, 17:30

People will be doing something funny for money all over Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset tomorrow (Friday).

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Thu, 16:00

North Somerset Council has agreed to extend the contract it has in place for providing public funerals.

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Thu, 15:37

A North Somerset parish council will hold a public meeting next week after plans to demolish the village pub were revealed.

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Thu, 15:00

Three schools took part in a science fair so pupils could learn about important inventions and discoveries.

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Thu, 13:00

Crouched behind a machine gun and surrounded by artillery shells and debris, a Weston-super-Mare man found himself in the centre of a fierce battle near Madrid 80 years ago. But Archibald Lester Doran, aged 23, was not a trained soldier. Instead, he was a volunteer with the International Brigade, a paramilitary force set up by Communist International to fight the Spanish government.

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Thu, 12:00

Weston Hospicecare has launched a new fundraising campaign – which encourages people to support the charity by enjoying a humble cup of tea.

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Weston Hospicecare
Thu, 07:30

A musician from Weston-super-Mare has got his first big break after receiving a record deal and will release his first single this week.

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Thu, 07:00

A Weston hotel for blind people which was at risk of closure due to its ‘limited resources’ has been saved by Weston College, the Mercury can exclusively reveal today (Thursday).

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Wed, 19:00

Work to extend Hutton Moor Leisure Centre will start on Monday, with plans for a second pool due to emerge later this year.

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North Somerset Council
Wed, 17:30

Two seafront attractions will soon be appearing on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront as work got underway to build them this week.

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Wed, 16:01

Weston-super-Mare is full of tourist attractions ready to entertain come rain or shine – but what do people say about them in reviews? Can you match the correct tourist attraction to its TripAdvisor comments?

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Wed, 15:09

Police have re-issued an appeal for witnesses to a hit-and-run which saw a 14-year-old boy left with serious injuries.

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Wed, 14:00

A Yatton preschool has been ordered to make improvements by education watchdog Ofsted.

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Wed, 12:30

Weston suffered two more defeats this week as their manic schedule took its toll, extending their losing run to five games.

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Wed, 12:00

Magistrates are ‘letting Weston-super-Mare and the police down’ by failing to send persistent shoplifters to prison, a Mercury investigation has revealed.

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Wed, 10:00

More people are killing themselves in central Weston-super-Mare than in other parts of the town, with deprivation which is ‘felt by all too many’ blamed for pushing people to end their life.

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Wed, 09:00

A new cemetery in Yatton could be a step closer to becoming a reality after months of uncertainty, after North Somerset Council revealed it was allowing research to be carried out at a potential new site.

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