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A £1.6million project which will transform a Somerset town has been backed by town councillors.

A popular tourist attraction has increased its efforts to ‘protect rare and endangered’ creatures.

A former teacher from Weston-super-Mare, who committed an ‘appalling’ assault on a 16-year-old babysitter, has been found guilty.

Live music, delicious food and a range of fun and games will be enjoyed at a charity event this weekend.

A temporary appointment has been made to fill North Somerset Council’s chief executive vacancy.

A cricket club’s showpiece event was a ‘resounding success’ at the weekend – attracting a healthy crowd.

The Liberal Democrats has announced its Weston parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.

A University Centre Weston (UCW) art student has had her artwork selected for the 250th Royal Academy summer exhibition.

A Weston town councillor will enter the ring to fight for Cancer Research UK.

Unarmed combat displays, band parades, field gun races and war stories are just some of the activities taking place during Weston-super-Mare’s Armed Forces Weekend.


Concerns have been raised about whether North Somerset Council is ‘equipped’ to manage the proposed £1million revamp of the Tropicana.

Police have launched an appeal after a man was attacked in Weston-super-Mare’s Boulevard and left with a broken jaw.

Weston Super Half will not take place this year, after the inaugural event was called off for bad weather.

A mental health hospital near Weston-super-Mare has changed its discharge procedures after one of its patients murdered a neighbour on the day of his release.

Radio 4’s Any Questions? will be broadcast from the Highbridge Community Hall tomorrow night (Friday).

A Cheddar business is celebrating having won top prizes in several categories of the British Cheese Awards.

With Glastonbury Festival enjoying a fallow year this summer, an alternative event was held in Somerset.

Events are planned for the start of July to mark the one-year anniversary of the overnight closure of Weston General Hospital’s A&E ward.

A ‘generous and kind-hearted’ grandfather died behind the wheel while on his way to meet his family for a Father’s Day dinner in Weston-super-Mare on Friday.

Hundreds of women flocked Weston-super-Mare to take part in the town’s Race for Life yesterday (Wednesday).

Weston-super-Mare’s Biffa team walked away with the silver medal at last weekend’s National Refuse Championships.

Blagdon Primary School has a new headteacher who has already made a number of improvements for pupils.

A Weston-super-Mare primary school has launched a sponsorship appeal as pupils’ safety could be at risk.

A charity hopes to pair people up with care home residents in Weston to prevent social isolation and to enable the next generation to learn new skills.


Services at four children’s centres are likely to be scaled down by North Somerset Council’s executive next week.

North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare

For many people Weston-super-Mare Air Show 2018 brings to mind images of the Red Arrows and other iconic aircraft whizzing through the air.


Mercury readers took to social media to voice their opinions on plans to build 400 houses in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

A friendly tug-of-war game saw families pitted against each other at Winscombe Primary School’s fete.

Hutton Parish Council has been given the green light to continue with its neighbourhood development plan.

A Weston woman has been given a medal to mark her decades of service to the town.

Travellers have set up camp near Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare.

Carnival clubs can apply to enter their prospective cart entries into the Somerset Carnivals circuit from July.

A blue plaque for a famous Weston-super-Mare artist will be unveiled on Friday.

Blue plaques

‘Significant improvements’ have been made at a village care home which was once rated inadequate by a Government watchdog.

North Somerset Council is still pressing ahead with plans to buy Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign Shopping Centre, the Mercury understands.

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