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Town centre manager Steve Townsend with Weston BID street wardens Adrian Ley  and Bridget Parsons.

Keeping Weston-super-Mare safe and clean will be the focus of Weston’s Business Improvement District team (BID) if it is renewed for 2017, with less money planned for town centre events.

Weston Town Council
The entrance to the Strawberry Line at Yatton.

The people organising Yatton’s neighbourhood plan are asking people to submit photos of their favourite and least favourite architectural buildings within the village for a competition.

Roadworks

A slip road on the M5 for Weston-super-Mare is set to be closed overnight due to roadworks.

Business

Seven new office jobs have been created in Weston after a cleaning management company received extra funding – choosing the town as the ‘perfect’ place to enhance its business.

Uphill Primary School pupils with the new table tennis table.

Students from Uphill Primary School had a ‘big idea’ which has since handed the school a brand new table tennis table.

Runners at the Make The Point event.

A fun run organised by two friends raised £4,000.

Ashcombe Primary School pupils are having a Grand Pier party.

Year six pupils from a Weston-super-Mare primary school have been celebrating their final days before moving on to secondary school with a party at the Grand Pier.

Six homes could be built at the site of a disused quarry in Worle.

The cast of the year 6 performance of Bugsy Malone.

Year six pupils at a North Somerset primary school turned Hutton Village Hall into a packed playhouse for their end-of-year production.

Team North Somerset

For some people it may be hard to imagine the difficulty in finding a job, but it is an issue faced by a huge number of people in North Somerset.

Weston seafront

Weston-super-Mare’s seafront hotels are ‘unbearably’ loud in the daytime and are ‘turning people off’ the town, according to a member of Weston Civic Society.

Grounded yacht

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteers were called upon to aid a stranded yacht yesterday (Thursday).

Birnbeck Pier.

Six young people put their lives in danger ‘catching’ Pokémon near Birnbeck Island in Weston-super-Mare last night (Thursday).

The Sunnyside Road entrance to Weston Railway Station was closed last year.

An unpopular decision to close an entrance to Weston-super-Mare Railway Station looks set to be reversed – but the reopening may not take place for another two years.

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Knightstone (by Andrew Williams).

Teenagers have been putting their lives at risk by jumping from Weston-super-Mare’s Knightstone jetty into the sea.

RNLI Weston-super-Mare
The preschool children in their graduation gowns.

Young children dressed up in graduation gowns and wore mortarboard hats as part of a ceremony.

Model house with design drawings.

A developer has applied for permission to build 24 homes on green fields in a North Somerset village.

Winter Gardens development

The construction company working on the Winter Gardens development has expressed ‘delight’ at the project and is deciding to give back to the community at the same time.

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.

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.

The iPoint launch.

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

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.

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.

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

Winter Gardens development

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

Hinkley Point C (Picture: HayesDavidson)

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

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.

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.

Go Kids Go!
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Congresbury
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).

Burnham-on-Sea
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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