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A young refugee who fled to Weston-super-Mare from the human rights abuses being committed in his country has won a national award.

Gallery of readers’ pictures for our Weston photo challenge - From Sunrise to Sunset.


Drivers and motorcyclists need to take extra care this evening (Monday) when heading home due to stormy conditions hitting the South West.

Mercury readers have been taking some impressive shots of the action at Weston Beach Race this year.

A child who was accidentally locked in a car was rescued by firefighters this afternoon (Monday).

Vampires, witches, ghosts and other flying creatures will take over the Helicopter Museum this Halloween.

Two internet service providers are offering villagers in Burrington a long-awaited solution to slow broadband speeds.

Housing plans which would ‘burden’ a North Somerset village have been criticised by parish councillors.

There has been an eerie red glow over Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset today (Monday), and some people have also spotted a red-looking sun.

A Worle school will close at 1pm today (Monday) due to the forecast strong winds.

An ex-hurricane is set to batter Weston-super-Mare today (Monday) with the West Office warning of potential risk to life due to the stormy weather.

One of the occupiers of the eagerly-anticipated Dolphin Square complex is ‘stepping up its recruitment drive’, with more than 20 jobs available before it opens later this month.

Some of the biggest names in English sport were out in Somerset to see cricketer Ben Stokes marry Clare Ratcliffe.

Work to build a multi-million-pound science and technology block at a village school has begun.

Plants which were due to be thrown away have instead been re-used to brighten up Grove Park in Weston.

A heart dissection, rocket displays and fire bubbles were all on show at Broadoak school’s open day.

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College

We’ve picked 10 of our favourite readers’ pictures sent in this week - take a look and why not send us yours?


Hundreds of bikes have been tearing across Weston-super-Mare seafront during the annual beach race this weekend.

New-look hair salons have opened at Weston College after a £200,000 revamp.

Weston College

A Weston-super-Mare RAF veteran has returned from a ‘life-changing’ 2,000-mile sailing trip around the UK.

Apple bobbing and baking were some of the activities on offer at a primary school’s annual harvest festival.

An explorer is preparing to paddleboard 1,000 miles down a crocodile-infested river to shoot a documentary.

Money raised by a law firm has enabled Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue to upgrade two of its vehicles to help save lives and keep people out of danger.

Dozens of homes are without power in Burnham-on-Sea today (Saturday).


The high cost of agency nurses used to plug staffing gaps at Weston General Hospital got Mercury readers talking this week, with many calling for staff nurses to be given a pay rise.

Join In: Interactive photo sliders: Changing Weston

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Have a look at how Weston has changed over the years with our interactive photo sliders. Simply swipe the sliders from left to right to reveal the changes between 1999 and 2016.

Gallery: Readers’ photos: autumn colours in Weston

Saturday, October 14, 2017

All the entries from our autumnal photo challenge.


A funding scheme aimed at improving health across Sedgemoor has been launched.

Detailed drawings showing how more than 100 homes, a primary school and care apartments could look on the outskirts of Yatton have been revealed.


A new homeless charity has been launched in Weston-super-Mare which will now ensure the town’s most vulnerable people have support available every weekday.

Banwell’s oldest resident celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by dozens of his closest friends and family.

Hundreds of motorbikes will tear up Weston-super-Mare’s beach this weekend during the annual beach race.

Film crews are in Weston-super-Mare and are believed to be working on a Channel 4 docu-drama about the murder of Daniel Morgan.

A singing teacher has been hand-picked by TV producers to appear as a judge on a talent contest currently being shown on Sky.

Students at a Worle school were recognised for their academic and sporting achievements at an award ceremony.

Worle Community School

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