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An ‘outstanding’ village show has been held in Draycott.

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Yesterday, 16:08

A serious accident between a motorbike and a car has meant part of the dual carriageway in Weston-super-Mare has been closed.

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Yesterday, 16:00

A pop group’s visit and a female pilot made the headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from August 18, 1967.

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Picture Past
Yesterday, 13:27

Weekend motorway traffic is beginning to build up, with reports of cars queuing at Weston-super-Mare’s Junction 21 in both directions today (Saturday).

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Yesterday, 13:00

Pupils from a North Somerset school put on an ‘outstanding’ performance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Sidcot School
Yesterday, 10:00

Much can change in a week, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the week’s top stories or fun facts – so each Saturday we’ll be recapping some of the week’s highlights in handy bite-sized form.

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Weston General Hospital
Yesterday, 08:00

Parents from Weston-super-Mare are calling on politicians to investigate their baby’s death, as they believe there are still questions over how he was treated in hospital

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Fri, 19:00

A member of Weston Athletics Club is set to lace up his running shoes to take on the Great North Run for charity.

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Fri, 17:01

A gin festival will take over the Grand Pier and a new show from Weston Operatic Society will take place this weekend. Here are five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend.

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Fri, 15:00

A Somerset family has hosted a fair in their father’s memory to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

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Weston Hospicecare
Fri, 14:00

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit more on-call firefighters.

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Fri, 12:53

Hundreds of couples will miss out on free IVF treatment on the NHS under cost-cutting proposals outlined by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Fri, 12:00

Labour can be a stressful time for any parent but a Cheddar hairdresser was forced to deliver his son ‘in the middle of nowhere’.

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Fri, 11:00

One of Weston-super-Mare RNLI’s most successful open days took place on Sunday.

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Fri, 09:25

Bristol Airport is advising passengers travelling to Barcelona today (Friday) to contact their airline following yesterday’s terrorist attack.

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Bristol Airport
Fri, 09:07

New artwork was unveiled on the hoardings around Weston-super-Mare’s derelict Birnbeck Pier this weekend, while the first grant application to restore the deteriorating structure is expected to be submitted soon.

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Birnbeck Regeneration Trust Birnbeck Pier
Fri, 09:00

Weston commuters will be faced with even more costly rail charges, after the Government announced a 3.6 per cent increase will come in to effect in January.

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Fri, 07:00

Patients registered at a Weston-super-Mare town centre GP surgery will have to travel to a medical centre three miles away if they want to see a nurse in future.

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Thu, 17:09

Travellers which occupied Weston’s Clarence Park have now set up camp elsewhere in the town.

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Thu, 16:44

The family of a man police believe was murdered are appealing for anyone with information as to where the ‘key suspect’ may be to come forward.

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Thu, 15:00

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to protect an endangered creature which plays a crucial role in the Somerset food chain – the bumblebee.

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Thu, 14:26

Three fire crews were called to a house in Cheddar after a cooker caught fire.

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Thu, 14:11

Churchill Academy students have benefitted from a ‘blend of enjoyment and hard work’ in achieving ‘excellent’ A-level results, according its ‘proud’ headteacher.

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Thu, 14:05

Sixth formers at King Alfted School in Highbridge collected their A-level results today (Thursday) and many are preparing to start university in September.

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Thu, 14:00

Fundraising for a second phase of refurbishment work at Weston Museum will get underway as soon as the building re-opens.

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Weston Museum
Thu, 13:00

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between July 11 and 25.

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Thu, 12:39

Kings Of Wessex Academy students celebrated this morning (Thursday) as they opened their A-level exam results and checked they had got into the university they hoped for.

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Thu, 12:30

An interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after its previous chief was suspended in the wake of a damning report into the service’s leadership.

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Thu, 10:46

Weston College students were celebrating this morning (Thursday) after A-level results revealed more than 99 per cent of students passed and 80 per cent secured A*-C grades.

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Thu, 10:30

Burnham RNLI crews have rescued a man who suffered head injuries falling from a boat near Hinkley Point.

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Thu, 09:22

A road running between Hutton and Locking is closed today (Thursday), so North Somerset Council can carry out urgent repair work.

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Thu, 09:00

The Mercury has once again teamed up with a well-known Weston-super-Mare trust this week to launch the 2018 Birnbeck calendar competition.

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Birnbeck Regeneration Trust
Thu, 07:44

Bus timetables affecting services to and from Weston-super-Mare will change next month.

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Thu, 07:30

A man was arrested in connection with a flat fire which has left two people needing new homes.

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Thu, 07:00

Young people from Weston-super-Mare will be picking up their A-level results today (Thursday) with many hoping to start a university course. For those who are worried about what happens next, we have put together this handy guide.

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