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Funland opened at the Tropicana on Saturday. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Tropicana has received a makeover in the past week, becoming an amusement park for the summer holidays.

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12:58

Thieves broke into a house in Weston-super-Mare and stole army medals and jewellery on Monday.

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16:00
Football teams line up for a minutes applause in memory of Harvey.

A summer festival and football match in Kewstoke raised money for a number of charities.

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10:35
Police want to speak to these men.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has released a CCTV image of two men after reports of ‘suspicious activity’ at a park in Weston-super-Mare.

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15:00
St Andrew's School in Congresbury early years and keystage 1 having  a school picnic to mark the last day of term is taking place at the  playground. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Children, parents and families marked the end of another successful school year with a picnic in the sun last week.

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10:00
Weston Tennis Club was one of this year's winners.

More than 30 excellent causes from across Weston-super-Mare will be receiving grants to put towards new equipment and opportunities for young people, thanks to this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme.

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Go Kids Go!
14:00
The iPoint launch.

An interactive screen, which is the first of its kind in the country, has been unveiled in Weston-super-Mare.

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09:00
Fahma Mohamed

A former Weston College student is set to be awarded an honorary doctorate for her tireless work to raise awareness of Muslim women’s rights.

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13:30
Secretary, Mollie Bliss is Shown some of the trophies won by Roger Hutchings, Michael Lock and Peter Betteridge.

Peter Betteridge – a trader who featured in the Mercury back 
in 1966 – has died at the age of 81.

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12:30
Winter Gardens development

Weston College’s higher education provision has been praised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

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11:00
Hinkley Point C (Picture: HayesDavidson)

A final decision on investment for a nuclear power station will be made today (Thursday).

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07:00
North Somerset Courthouse.

A Weston-super-Mare mother, who stalked three members of the same family after her relationship broke down, has this week been spared jail.

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Yesterday, 19:00
The abseiling team from the North Somerset Birds of Prey Centre.

An intrepid team from a North Somerset not-for-profit organisation conquered an abseil down Uphill Quarry to raise money for its latest appeal.

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Yesterday, 17:30
King Alfred School's poetry tree.

Year eight students from King Alfred School, in Highbridge, decorated one of the school’s trees with a host of original poetry.

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Yesterday, 17:00
Josh holding Rebel the Harris hawk.

A North Somerset not-for-profit organisation, which cares for exotic birds and animals, is urging the area’s finest photographers to dust off their cameras and showcase their skills at a competition it is hosting on Sunday.

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Congresbury
Yesterday, 16:19
Fire in Burnham Road, Burnham-on-Sea. Picture by Jason Adams

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a house in Burnham-on-Sea this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Burnham-on-Sea
Yesterday, 15:00
The art festival will take place next month.

Budding artists, craftsmen and carpenters are being invited to take part in a popular crafts festival.

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Yesterday, 10:00
Unpaid Council tax is a 'concern' according to a debt charity.

The amount of unpaid council tax in North Somerset is at a ‘concerning’ level with the total nearing a reported £12million.

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Yesterday, 08:21
Police Road Closed sign.

Two people were left trapped in their cars last night (Tuesday) after a car crash in Highbridge involving two vehicles.

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Tue, 18:13
Hovercraft

A man and a woman, both in their 60s, were rescued by firefighters in a hovercraft after becoming exhausted from walking along Weston-super-Mare beach earlier today (Tuesday).

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Tue, 18:00
Spotlight Sparklers choir taking part in a samba workshop with Josh Bishop and Caitlin Callahan from crashbagworkshops.com

A village primary school’s choir was given an end-of-term treat when a music company hosted a rhythm workshop at the school.

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Tue, 14:00
Kieran Chapman is back in action after a broken leg.

A young cricketer from Weston-super-Mare has been back out in the middle this month after breaking his leg in a car crash in October.

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Tue, 13:42
Cheddar Gorge

Paramedics and fire crews rescued a woman earlier today (Tuesday) after she fell down some steps at the caves in Cheddar Gorge.

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Tue, 13:00
The Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.

Development in North Somerset will now be governed by a clear set of policies, after a plan which will guide development in the area was adopted by North Somerset Council this week.

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Tue, 12:00
The Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a food court refurbishment.

Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre is set for a ‘dramatic’ overhaul this summer with work beginning on a refurbished food court this week – as owners Vixcroft commences the regeneration of the shopping centre.

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Tue, 10:00
Addaction

People suffering with drug and alcohol addictions will now be able to be treated in their own home following a new project which has been launched by a North Somerset charity.

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Tue, 08:27
Weston General Hospital.

A boy was rushed to Weston General Hospital last night (Monday) after he became stuck in the mudflats on Brean beach.

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Tue, 07:00
The Blakehay Theatre in Weston-super-Mare.

A theatre in Weston-super-Mare will receive thousands of pounds in investment to place it at the heart of a cultural quarter as part of the town’s regeneration.

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Weston Town Council The Blakehay Weston-super-Mare
Mon, 21:52
There was a fire in Wedmore tonight (Monday).

A trio of fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Wedmore tonight (Monday).

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Mon, 17:00
Alicia and James Sewell at the village's sport weekend. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The village of Kingston Seymour was transformed into an athlete’s paradise when the community’s annual sports weekend took place.

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Mon, 15:00
Janet Carson in her shop full of interesting items.

A new vintage shop has opened for business in Weston-super-Mare this month.

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Mon, 13:36
light bulb

A major electrical failure has left more than 1,300 homes in Weston-super-Mare without power this afternoon (Monday).

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Mon, 13:00
An artist's impression of what Broadoak's new dining hall will look like.

Students at a Weston secondary school will soon be eating their lunches in purpose-built, modern surroundings, after work to build a new dining hall began.

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Mon, 12:00
NHS England ranked surgeries across North Somerset using survey data.

Are you getting the best medical care for you in North Somerset, or is your GP falling short of the mark? New NHS England survey statistics may have diagnosed the issues of doctors’ surgeries in the area – and perhaps suggested a remedy for improvement.

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Mon, 11:07

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of assault after a man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries on Friday in Weston-super-Mare.

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