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There are severe delays on the M5 southbound this evening (Tuesday).

Stories in past copies of the Weston Mercury give a fascinating insight into the town’s history – but the adverts offer even more clues into how life has changed in Christmases gone by.

A former Worle student has started to live his performing arts dream after a number of fundraising events were held by friends and family.

The stars of Weston-super-Mare’s pantomime gave up their time to support a group of volunteers.

Weston-super-Mare’s new-look museum will take people back in time this festive season with a Victorian Christmas.

A charity event run by two friends has raised £5,500 for good causes.

A community champion has scooped a prestigious accolade for the Weston-based charity he set up to protect the older generation from scams and fraud.

David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath have all left their mark on Weston-super-Mare’s music scene – but how much do you know about their performances? Test your knowledge in our quiz.

Parents looking for Christmas gifts for their children can check BookTrust’s great books guide to find presents to go under the tree this year.

Books For Schools Weston-super-Mare

A woman has set herself a year of challenges to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her nan.

Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare

Icy patches are expected on the roads this morning (Tuesday) as temperatures stay below freezing.


Worle held its first street fair in 10 years on Friday, where hundreds of people enjoyed the festivities.

A teenage Elvis fan has won another award for his singing and guitar playing as the King.

An action plan for how North Somerset Council can improve its services for vulnerable children has been drawn up.

A Worle school continues to be good, inspectors said in a report.

An elderly man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in his flat in Weston-super-Mare.

Weston Operatic Society has raised more than £1,700 for Weston Hospicecare.

Schoolchildren in Weare created Christmas cards for a competition this month.

A motorway crash has caused delays this afternoon (Monday).

Hundreds of pounds have been raised for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity thanks to dozens of dancers.

Claverham Yatton

A woman from Worle has been dressing up as an elf and putting herself into some unusual situations to raise money for a mental health charity.

A care home in Sandford has been told it must improve after it was rated unsafe by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office today (Monday) due to icy conditions.

Gulls have fed plastic to their chicks and become trapped in trees on Steep Holm island after getting caught in fishing line.

Cleaner Coastlines

A search for a missing man was stood down yesterday (Sunday) after it turned out clothes mysteriously left on the beach belonged to a reveller who was so drunk he went home in just his boxers.

A Weston-super-Mare based union has demanded a crackdown after a damning report shed light on a culture of ‘rogue landlords’ and sub-standard rental homes.

Angels took over a Somerset church this weekend as people got into the festive spirit.

Burnham’s Siobhan Johnson Singers held their annual Christmas carol concert to raise money for local children’s charity In Charley’s Memory.

Christmas 2017

Plans to build two solar farms capable of powering more than 6,000 homes in the Somerset countryside have been proposed.

Catch our weekly round-up of pictures sent in by our readers through iwitness24.


The festive season arrived in style at a North Somerset tourist attraction this week, with youngsters getting a chance to meet Santa Claus.

Strong winds across Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset have caused power cuts and road closures this morning (Sunday).

Worle is set to be left with only one bank after Barclays announced it will close its branch, angering customers.

A Weston-super-Mare woman walked away with a ‘perfect Christmas present’ after becoming the second winner in the Mercury’s Five Gold Rings competition.

A beach clean will be held at the end of December, and it will be a pivotal step in securing Plastic-Free Coastline status for Weston.

Cleaner Coastlines

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