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Alex Lipinski

A RISING Weston music star releases his latest single today (Friday) – a track accompanied by an eye-catching video featuring a former Premier League football manager.

Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

IT IS due to be a blustery weekend in Weston-super-Mare, with a yellow weather warning in place for wind.

Armistice Day at Windwhistle Primary School.

PUPILS wore a different type of uniform to school to mark Armistice Day.

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A WESTON-SUPER-MARE care home for people with autism has been praised by an industry watchdog.

The peace poster competition at Priory Community School.

WORLE Lions Club gave students the chance to use their artistic flair at its peace poster competition.

Young hedgehog Twitch is being cared for Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

THE number of hedgehogs across the country is falling – but one Somerset animal charity has taken in almost 200 of the tiny creatures in just two months.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Weston Hospicecare's John Bailey received the cheque from Ian, Terry and Derek Porter.

WESTON Hospicecare has said it is ‘delighted’ after receiving a donation of more than £2,000.

Weston Hospicecare
Charley Cullinane and owner Lisa Smith (centre) with Daphne the dog and staff members Jess McLeod, Natalie Groves, Megan Threader and Daniells Voyce.

A NORTH Somerset dog groomer has said she is ‘ecstatic’ after winning the top prize at a national grooming competition.

Flood signs near Churchill cross.

FLOODING could occur during high tide this evening (Friday), the Environment Agency has warned.


A CHARITY is asking Weston-super-Mare people to send personal messages of ‘hope and comfort’ to victims of human rights abuse across the globe this Christmas.

Rob Hicks, centre manager at The Hive, with Janice Saunders and Paul Kelson of Echo Engage in front of the business development centre (Picture: Neil Phillips Photography).

TWO businesses in Weston-super-Mare have expanded and moved into bigger offices within a year of opening.

Year 5 pupils Angel, Eleni and Klaudia who made models of  Mayan temple pyramids.

CHILDREN at a North Somerset primary school took control of lessons and did what they wanted for an entire day this week – but it was not a sudden outbreak of anarchy, it was the well-planned children’s takeover day.

NCP has reduced its prices.

A PRIVATELY-RUN car park in Weston-super-Mare will soon have a flat price of £2.90 a day, just a month after North Somerset Council increased its charges.

Junior doctors when they joined Weston General Hospital back in August this year.

JUNIOR doctors at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare are expected to strike next week due to a dispute with the Government.

St Anne's Primary School held a circus day.

A PROFESSIONAL circus skills teacher paid a visit to students at a primary school in Weston-super-Mare.

Matthew Ruddle of InTouchCRM, Group Leader for 4Networking WSM presenting Sally Davis from Weston Hospice Care with the donations tin

A WESTON-SUPER-MARE business network presented staff from Weston Hospicecare with a filled donations tin at its latest meeting.

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£5k boost for RSPCA animals

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Staff and a rescue dogs at the Brent Knoll animal centre, with Jackie Fox who presented the £5000 and her rescue dog Moomin.

PETS in need of a loving home at the RSPCA’s North Somerset adoption centre are set to benefit from a donation of £5,000.

Student supplies

HEADTEACHERS from schools in North Somerset have warned of the ‘inevitable’ consequences of education cuts, saying class sizes will increase and teaching jobs will be cut.

Care Quality Commission

A CARE home for people with mental health problems in Weston-super-Mare needs to be safer and more responsive according to a healthcare watchdog – but the home’s staff were praised for their caring attitude.

The Cove.

A RESTAURANT in Weston-super-Mare which specialises in fish dishes has been recognised for its consistently high standard of cooking.

The Small Business Saturday coach will be in Weston-super-Mare today (Thursday),

NORTH Somerset Council is being asked to support a grassroots business campaign by providing free parking in Weston-super-Mare for one day next month.

North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare
Pupils at work in the new S.T.E.M. classroom.

A WESTON-SUPER-MARE primary school has a brand new laboratory thanks to a project designed to get children excited about science.


A NORTH Somerset primary school will have to have a ‘major’ extension if a housing development goes ahead to cope with the increased demand.

VILLAGERS in Yatton should be prepared to accept future housing development despite the introduction of a neighbourhood plan, it has been warned.

Housing Yatton

A DOMESTIC abuse survivors’ handbook, written by ‘courageous’ victims, is being handed out in Weston-super-Mare today (Thursday) to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Business advice on the Pier

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Will Jeffries Authentic

A WESTON company is hosting a business workshop in the unusual surroundings of the Grand Pier.

Weston Team 32

A Group of three young people have been given an award from the Prince’s Trust.

Churchill bug towers

CHURCHILL Academy’s Year 9 students have been busy creating ‘bug towers’ for charity.

Weston Hospicare, Uphill, Christmas fair.

FATHER Christmas was just one of many visitors to the Friends of Weston Hospicecare’s annual Christmas fair, which took place on Saturday.

Weston Hospicecare
Christmas tree on white with presents

WHILE the end of the year is usually a time for Christmas celebrations, many Streetlife users are lamenting the fact that such festivities may not be possible in Weston-super-Mare this year following the removal of the town’s Christmas tree.

St Andrews Church, Congresbury

EDUCATION chiefs from across North Somerset have spoken out after a new report pressured the Government to consider scrapping religious assemblies in schools.

Golf captains Andy Burton and Sue Hares (Picture: Hazel Lusted)

A GOLF club has raised more than £13,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stan Terrell.

THE family of a well-known Worle author and historian will be reprinting his sell-out book three years after his death.

Puxton Park

PUPILS from Sidcot School choir will perform at a Christmas carol service at Puxton Park to raise money for the Harvey Hext appeal.

Weston College gets university centre status

WESTON College has been granted university centre status, bringing Weston-super-Mare one step closer to becoming a university town.

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