THE mother of a five-year-old girl, who was taken ill with a mystery condition, has said she is ‘forever grateful’ to the crew which saved her child’s life.
TWO members of the 1st Weston Boys’ Brigade Company were given The Queen’s Badge.
A weston author and supply teacher has spoken about the release of his first self-help book.
Workmen set fire to some guttering on the roof of a nursing home in Burnham.
THIEVES have stolen jewellery and other valuable items from pensioners’ homes while people were still inside during a spate of six burglaries and attempted break-ins.
A BURSARY scheme for any start-up food businesses has been announced for a Weston festival – while a number of new attractions have been added to the schedule.
PARENTS and pupils of one Weston school could not have asked for better weather during the annual summer fete.
COMMUNICATIONS giant BT has been accused of ‘letting down’ Somerset after its superfast broadband rollout proposal was scrapped for being ‘not up to scratch’.
A POPULAR Weston bus driver described as a ‘local celebrity’ has retired after 45 years of ‘loyalty and dedication’.
BUMPER crowds turned out in defiance of soggy weather forecasts to enjoy a popular village fete on Sunday.
A car crashed through a wall after a colliding with another vehicle in Brent Knoll.
WOMEN in Weston are being urged to grab their last chance to enter this year’s Race For Life.
TWO men who were jailed for a ‘truly appalling’ Weston crime spree which saw families terrorised in their own homes have failed in a bid to have their sentences reduced.
CUTTING back grass and trees, picking up litter and tidying up the dual carriageway which links Weston to the motorway has begun.
CONGRESBURY parish councillors have set aside £35,000 to fight a legal battle against an 80-home development planned the village.
IF YOU saw an oompa loompa walking the streets of Worle recently your eyes were not deceiving you – one secondary school was being invaded by a range of popular characters.
Sidcot School launched the summer festival season with the very first Sidfest, hosted at its recently created yurt village.
A PLANNING application which could see another 55 houses being built in Yatton has been submitted to North Somerset Council.
CHILDREN enjoyed a visit from the RNLI lifeboat at one primary school’s summer fair.
A FORMER Royal Navy serviceman who played a key role in Weston Swimming Club and the town’s Hildesheim Twinning Association has died aged 90.
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.
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.
WORLE woman Donna Pyett is tackling the London to Paris cycle ride to raise money for a charity which helps disadvantaged youths.
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 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.
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’.
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.
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