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Dismaland Banksy

A BIG name from the world of British music has announced surprise plans to perform at the already sold-out session at Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition in Weston’s Tropicana tonight (Friday).

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Assistant Manager Tom Barber.

VOLUNTEERS running a café which raises money for charity have been left feeling ‘deflated’ and ‘dejected’ after discovering parasols had been stolen from the patio area and some of the railings damaged.

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Weston-super-Mare
16:00
Fundraiser at the Windsor.

A LIVE music event was held at a pub in Milton.

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14:00
Traffic at the Yatton shopping precinct pedestrian crossing.

THE next meeting of Yatton Partners and Communities Together (PACT) has been rescheduled to allow police to speak to businesses about the use of HGVs in the village.

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Yatton
Hutton Village horse chestnut tree being felled.

THE old horse chestnut tree in Hutton, which has stood for more than 150 years and became a symbol of the village, has had to be cut down.

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The Weston Mercury's world-exclusive front page.

THE Mercury’s front page posters have proved so popular orders have come from as far as Australia – and you still have time to pick up your own piece of Dismaland memorabilia.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

AVON and Somerset Constabulary is hosting an open day at its headquarters in Portishead and is offering Mercury readers the chance to claim a family ticket to the day.

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11:59

A revised plan to build new homes in Claverham does not solve problems over road safety or a lack of jobs, school places or GP services according to villagers.

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Claverham
Doctor measuring blood pressure of woman. Getty Images/iStockphoto

TENS of thousands of people in North Somerset are estimated to be at risk of developing type two diabetes, according to new statistics.

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North Somerset
Mental health nurse Emma Disney blamed a lack of money for not seeking vet treatment for the dog.

A mental health nurse from Weston, who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to her pet dog, has blamed a lack of money for failing to treat the animal properly.

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Weston super Food Festival.

VOTE for your favourite café to win a Weston super Food Award.

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Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 20:00
Mike and Janet Carter with their 1968 Jaguar.

THE Bank Holiday weekend saw a wide selection of events take place across Weston-super-Mare – and Grove Park was certainly not left out of the fun.

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Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 18:00
Visitors to Secret World Wildlife Rescue make fox origami.

OWLS, foxes and ferrets were just some of the animals which visitors to Secret World Wildlife Rescue caught a glimpse of during the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Yesterday, 17:30
Tilsley House in Weston has vowed to improve its services after a CQC inspection in June

Staff at a Weston care home have been told to make improvements by a health watchdog in the wake of an inspection carried out earlier this year.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Nurse Barbara Bolton and Clinical lead nurse James Brazier with Mayor Cllr Ray Armstrong.

POTENTIALLY life-saving kits which reverse the effects of heroin are being offered in Weston-super-Mare.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Staff and youngsters enjoying the fun day.

VISITORS to a Worle pub rounded off their bank holiday weekend in high spirits by taking part in a family fun day for charity.

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Weston Hospicecare Worle
Yesterday, 14:00

MORE than 280 objections have been made against an application to build 200 homes in Yatton.

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Housing Yatton
Yesterday, 13:46
There is traffic on the motorway.

TWO vehicles have collided on the M5 near Clevedon, causing delays.

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Yesterday, 13:30
Dismaland at night (Picture: North Somerset Council).

A SURPRISE guest entertained visitors to Banksy’s Dismaland during its first evening of entertainment.

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Banksy Dismaland Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 13:00
Dave Ridout, Dan Hawkins, Andy Stone, Liam McDermott.

RNLI volunteers and police officers who saved the life of an unconscious man who had stopped breathing on Birnbeck Island are to receive an award for their bravery.

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RNLI Avon and Somerset Constabulary Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 12:34
Bristol Airport.

A MAN pleaded guilty to a bomb hoax at Bristol Airport during the bank holiday weekend.

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Yesterday, 12:30
Joe Cramond, Tanya Pipe, sean Bennett, David Terry-Short and Mark Short.

A STREET festival and lorry pull is being held this weekend to raise money for charity.

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Yesterday, 12:00
Rebecca Vivian, Claire Talbot, Mary Stanley-Duke, Suzi Brown, Jane Hamilton and Liz Richardson (L-R).

A NORTH Somerset mother was joined by five friends from around the world to swim the English Channel in memory of her stillborn daughter.

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Congresbury
Yesterday, 11:00
Air Ambulance

THE air ambulance has launched a new initiative which it hopes will save even more lives.

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Yesterday, 09:00
Weston super Food Festival.

VOTING for the Weston super Food Awards gets underway today (Thursday) – and you can pick which restaurant you would like to win.

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Weston-super-Mare
Wed, 21:14
Monarchs gymnastics team.

A KUNG fu display was among the highlights at a church fete in Berrow at the weekend.

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Wed, 19:20
East Brent Harvest Home.

HUNDREDS packed into a marquee in East Brent to enjoy the village’s harvest home event.

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Axbridge Showcase in 2014.

MILITARY vehicles and an anti-aircraft gun will be in Axbridge this weekend for its showcase event.

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Weston super Food Festival.

YOUR nominations for the best food businesses in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area are in – and online voting starts tomorrow (Thursday).

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Weston-super-Mare
Wed, 17:00
Jude Hill is cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats for the Alzheimer's Society,

A NORTH Somerset dementia unit worker is set to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by cycling 1,100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

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North Somerset
Wed, 16:20
Two Dots And A Dash performing at the event.

The annual senior citizen’s tea was held at Claverham Village Hall on August 15.

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THE body of a man was found at a recreation ground this morning (Wednesday).

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Wed, 13:30
Hutton Moor leisure centre will make some facilities free to use on National Fitness Day in September

A Weston health complex will be making some of its facilities free to use as part of a national initiative to get people fitter and healthier.

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TCC Gareth Morgan.

A TEMPORARY chief constable has started his new job at Avon and Somerset Constabulary following a raft of changes in the force’s top jobs.

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Little Farm Holiday Club in Hewish recently hosted its summer party

Children at Little Farm Holiday Club defied the recent spate of bad weather by moving their summer celebration inside last week.

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