WESTON Toy Library will soon close its doors due to a lack of funding, but its owners say they are still ‘pleased’ with what they have managed to achieve.
A CAFÉ and bar is due to open at the Tropicana site by the summer, but some councillors have suggested the renovation works are merely a ‘pre-election stunt’.
FROM 99-year-old grandmas to tiny toddlers, James Harwood has treated them all in the 10 years since he took over Optika opticians in Weston’s Sovereign Shopping Centre with his wife Alison.
Pupils at Churchill Primary School chose their wassailing king and queen last week.
A FUNDRAISING curry night will be held in Weston to boost the Weston-Hildesheim Youth Exchange programme.
A STORYTELLER visited a school in Blackford to teach youngsters more about Mayan civilisation.
A SCAFFOLDING tower and cable were stolen from an industrial estate.
RSPCA inspectors are trying to track down the owner of a dog found abandoned in Cheddar.
POLICE are appealing for public help after a large firework was set off in a quiet Weston street in the middle of the night.
WESTON In Bloom organisers are ‘absolutely delighted’ the town has been selected for the national Britain In Bloom competition after scooping gold in the regional heat for three years in a row.
CRIMINALS have targeted a charity shop in Weston, ‘trashing’ the store and stealing a week’s worth of takings, leaving its management feeling ‘vulnerable’ to attacks.
BLIND and partially-sighted people are being given opportunities to learn how to use iPads and computers at a new IT centre in Weston.
AN £80,000 deal to bring beach huts to Weston seafront has been agreed – however the move has been criticised because the public still has five days to register objections.
DESPITE a change in the law meaning people can put dog mess in regular waste bins, pet owners are still leaving dog bags hanging in trees or dumped on grass verges.
Students at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form were given the chance to try out a new sport with Britain’s fastest snowboarder on Friday.
IMPRESSIVE dance performances from around the world, an array of tasty food from all cultures and much more was on offer to entertain visitors to this year’s Your North Somerset event.
AROUND 100 council jobs could be cut in a bid to save £16million.
THE minister of a popular Weston church has retired in order to return north to be closer to his family.
A ‘STRATEGIC alliance’ where two police forces will pool resources is being discussed as a way to save money.
A MUSICIAN has penned a song about Birnbeck Pier’s crumbling state in the hope of raising awareness of its decline and raising money for groups aiming to restore it.
GUESTS donned kilts, musicians played the bagpipes and the cooks served up haggis as once again a Burns’ Night celebration turned a small part of Congresbury Scottish.
CONSERVATIVE councillors have been ordered to ‘get in the real world’ by one of their party colleagues after a political ‘own goal’ which saw only six members turn up to a health committee meeting.
NORTH Somerset Council is calling on people to suggest sites which could be used for housing developments.
A pub which has had the same owners for the past 27 years is up for sale.
A SERIES of talks between Post Office management and the landlord of its current premises in Regent Street have meant the store will remain open as normal after ongoing disputes.
YOU may have thought the panto season was behind you – oh no it isn’t!
DEVELOPERS have revealed their hopes of finishing the next phase of Weston’s biggest new housing developments by 2017.
THE first batch of lambs has been born at Puxton Park, and young visitors have been enjoying the chance to get up close by helping to bottle feed the new arrivals.
IF YOU’VE ever considered trying out the waltz or having a go at dancing the Charleston you could be in luck as one Weston church is planning to host a Strictly Come Dancing competition.
SEVEN talented youngsters took part in the Churchill Music! Young Musician of the Year competition on Monday.
WORK on a new scheme which will see 65 self-contained flats and a day centre for people suffering from dementia built in Worle has begun this week.
PARENTS and children of all ages gathered to say goodbye to a preschool which has served the community for generations.
STUDENTS and staff from Weston College got the opportunity to celebrate their success at a glamorous ceremony held at the Winter Gardens.
LIFEBOATS have been housed on Birnbeck Pier for 132 years – but Weston RNLI has now cut the last of its historic ties with the dilapidated structure.
ICY conditions could make travel difficult over the next two days, the Met Office is warning.
max temp: 4°C
min temp: 4°C