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POTENTIAL changes to laws governing the protection of wildlife could have a ‘catastrophic’ impact on the South West’s flora and fauna, it has been warned.

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Hailey Mackness

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl from Weston has been selected to compete in international beauty pageant Face Of The Globe.

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Andrew Shanahan before his transformation.

A PIONEERING new free service to help men who are put off losing weight is being launched in Weston this month.

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Royal weekend  children dreessed princes and princesses at Puxton Park.

Youngsters dressed up in their best regal attire to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte at a tourist park near Weston at the weekend.

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Visually impaired bowls.

MORE than 50 visually impaired people took part in a bowls championship in Weston which was organised by Worle Lions Club.

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NEW police tactics to combat countryside crime appear to be paying off, after new figures revealed a 16 per cent reduction in rural offences.

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Some of the Secret World fox cubs.

EAST Huntspill wildlife charity Secret World has been inundated with new arrivals over the past fortnight – and is now caring for 25 fox cubs.

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The Trop before being refurbished

THE council ‘failed’ in its ambition to open the Tropicana in time for the bank holiday today (Monday), with councillors unable to say what has caused the delays and others suggesting the plan is ‘falling apart rapidly’.

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Paul Cowles snapped this stunning image in Burnham.

POLICE searched woods near Weston Golf Club in the hope of finding clues in the investigation into missing Weston man, Scott Cook.

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Yesterday, 18:00
Mike Potter with reymerr cow Denise Two, and Katie Evans with willsbro cow Rose Goldwyn.

A tourist attraction near Weston is celebrating after some of its cows won prestigious prizes.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Nightjar land-lord Di Bradley with the Mendip Morris Men.

MORRIS dancers did not let the bad weather dampen their spirits during a performance in Mead Vale when they took the show inside.

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Yesterday, 16:02
The Friends of St Marks Primary School Worle Craft fair.

STUDENTS at St Mark’s Primary School in Worle could be enjoying new equipment, benches and more thanks to money raised at a craft fair.

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Yesterday, 14:08
Hoardings outside the Highbridge Hotel.

THE £1.8million redevelopment of a much-maligned hotel site is still on track despite public concerns over its future, according to the man leading the project.

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Yesterday, 14:00
Somerset cadets enjoy their visit to Odiham

AIR cadets from across Somerset took to the skies in a Chinook helicopter during a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire on Saturday.

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Yesterday, 13:00
Wyvern Lodge care home,  Drove Road Weston.

A WESTON care home for people with mental health needs has been rated ‘good’ in all areas after impressing assessors during a surprise inspection.

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Yesterday, 12:00
Scrapstore the Motex Building open day, Winterstoke Road, Weston.

CHARITIES and social enterprise groups opened their doors to the public to give people a chance to see the work they do.

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Yesterday, 11:02
Lewis Jarvis, Max Corrigan and George Flack.

A YEAR eight pupil at Priory Community School has been using the entrepreneurial spirit of Sir Richard Branson to inspire his own money-making scheme.

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Priory Community School
Yesterday, 09:00
PCSO Michele Barrett with the street warden team.

POLICE community support officers – otherwise known as PCSOs – can often be spotted out and about in Weston’s town centre and surrounding villages.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Blagdon Village Fete.

VILLAGERS in Blagdon are celebrating after their most successful fete to date.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
BBC Somerset's Emma Britton at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at St Michael's Church, Brent Knoll.

BBC Somerset’s Emma Britton was the guest of honour at a unique celebration in Brent Knoll on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Richard Palmer is raising money for Weston General Hospital's stroke unit.

A 63-YEAR-OLD from Worle has been tirelessly fundraising to support Weston General Hospital’s stroke unit.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Xtend forest school with Paul Burke.

AN OUTDOOR learning project has been launched at a Weston school.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

INVESTMENT of £84million has helped Weston’s Knightstone Housing surpass its targets for building new affordable homes by more than 10 per cent.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Henry Mapstone, aged three, checks out his train portrait.

CHILDREN supported by a North Somerset charity came face to face with giant portraits of themselves this week, thanks to a new initiative by one of the group’s major supporters.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Owners Salvatore Corsentino and Domenico Abruzzo with icecreams from the gelato ice cream section (called La Cremeria).

AN ITALIAN restaurant and gelato ice cream parlour has opened in an iconic £1.8million building on Weston seafront.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Will 2015 be a bumper summer for wasps?

ENGLAND’S mild spring weather means Somerset is being warned to brace for a summer invasion of everyone’s least favourite picnic pest – the wasp.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

ALMOST 10,000 crimes were committed in North Somerset in just 12 months and two-thirds remain unsolved – although only 13 of them are still being investigated

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
The shed destroyed by the fire.

ALLOTMENT holders were left ‘heartbroken’ after fire ripped through their plots, destroying years of hard work.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
ChAT volunteers.

A CHARITY currently celebrating its 10th anniversary may be forced to close in a matter of weeks if it cannot secure funding.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Guinness World Record holders David and Linda Major.

A couple are hoping their participation in the upcoming Mendip Challenge event will see them hold on to a prestigious and unusual title.

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Weston Hospicecare
Friday, May 22, 2015
Student supplies.

MILLIONS of pounds are being pumped into a council’s children’s services after a string of damning reports.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
North Somerset Courthouse.

A MAN who ran onto the football pitch when the Weston and Doncaster Rovers FA Cup match was cancelled just 20 minutes before kick-off has appeared in court, charged under the Football Offences Act.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Cheddar Gorge (Picture: Cheddar Caves and Gorge).

PLEDGES made by former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband were not planned to be chiselled into Cheddar Gorge, despite reports at the weekend.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Nick Gargan

A YEAR after first being suspended amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour, Chief Constable Nick Gargan has earned £150,000 and is yet to face a hearing.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Weston Town Hall.

THE structure of North Somerset Council’s reshaped executive was decided on Tuesday at the authority’s first meeting since the election on May 7.

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