A BURNHAM petrol station owner says he will claim for compensation after being ‘unjustly’ left out of pocket by a road closure taking motorists on a nine-mile detour around the area.

Kate Humble about to cut the ribbon with Ian Pearce, brinsea MD

A NEW factory in Weston, which will produce incubators for hatching chicks and caring for injured animals, enjoyed an extra special opening with wildlife expert Kate Humble making a guest appearance.

The expert Powervamp management team.

A WORLD-LEADING Weston firm has secured a big-money aviation industry scoop by agreeing a deal to supply new specialist kit to London City Airport.

Gary Higgins (left) and Ben Milsom of GBRS Recruitment say Weston is facing a construction skills shortage.

KEY Weston developments risk being delayed or damaged by a skills shortage in the construction trade, industry figures have warned.

Weston College students Luke Jones, India Lawton and Issie Gardner with course lecturer Nick Reardon and chamber president Gail Parsons.

UNSUNG heroes, business newcomers, green intiatives and Weston promotions all featured among the winners of an inaugural awards event designed to showcase the best the town has to offer.

MORE than 300 people attended a council-organised jobs fair in Burnham – resulting in 29 people agreeing interviews and six being offered jobs on the spot.

Gary Higgins and Ben Milson with John Penrose.

A WESTON-BASED recruitment firm is celebrating its third year in business and has welcomed a visit from the town’s MP, John Penrose, to mark its success.

Dan Garner. Photo by Neil Philips.

A MAN who found a passion for intricate plastering after taking a course at Weston College has set up his own business.

Burnham jetty.

ENVIRONMENT secretary Liz Truss visited Somerset and promised to take up worries over potential upcoming tourism issues in the area.


A RAFT of improvements at Brean Leisure Park will aim to see it become the ‘pre-eminent theme park in the South West’, according to its manager.

An artist's impression of what Enterprise House will look like once it is built.

COUNCILLORS will tonight (Tuesday) vote on a deal to allow a new multi-storey office block to be built near the M5 – a move which is expected to create hundreds of jobs for Weston.

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The upper lobby.

THE Mercury treated readers to a behind the scenes look at the changes being made to Weston’s Odeon cinema last week.

Pirate Adventure mini golf site.

A NEW pirate-themed adventure golf and high ropes challenge course will open in time for half-term next week.

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