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Toy Library staff at  locking Road business park.

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.

JCB at the Trop

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’.

James and Alison Harwood and  team celebrating 10 years annivesary of Optika Opticians in the sovereign centre.

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 are crowned Wassailing King and Queen at Churchill Primary.

Pupils at Churchill Primary School chose their wassailing king and queen last week.

Weston Mayor Cllr Keith Morris and Mayoress Jos Holder met guests and hosts of the Hildesheim and Weston-s-Mare Exchange last year.

A FUNDRAISING curry night will be held in Weston to boost the Weston-Hildesheim Youth Exchange programme.

Clive Pig visited pupils from Hugh Sexey Middle School.

A STORYTELLER visited a school in Blackford to teach youngsters more about Mayan civilisation.

Weston Woods, body of a suicide victim found.

A SCAFFOLDING tower and cable were stolen from an industrial estate.

George.

RSPCA inspectors are trying to track down the owner of a dog found abandoned in Cheddar.

Fireworks

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 judges and committee  in Grove Park.

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.

Simon Mercer outside the RSPCA charity shop, which was broken into over the weekend.

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 artist's impression of what the beach huts will look like has been included in North Somerset Council's planning application.

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.

North Somerset Council
Rubbish bag

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.

Snowboarder visits school

Yesterday, 11:00
Churchill Academy and Sixth Form students had fun on the slopes.

Students at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form were given the chance to try out a new sport with Britain’s fastest snowboarder on Friday.

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
People  enjoying the Your North Somerset in the Winter Gardens Weston.

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.

Somerset County Council.

AROUND 100 council jobs could be cut in a bid to save £16million.

John Smith

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.

Carol Jadzia took this photo of Birnbeck Pier and sent it in to iwitness24.

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.

Burns Night celebration in aid of guide dogs charity,  Cadbury House, Congresbury.

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
3d illustration of  Blueprints

NORTH Somerset Council is calling on people to suggest sites which could be used for housing developments.

The Burrington Inn, which has had the same owners for 27 years, is being sold.

A pub which has had the same owners for the past 27 years is up for sale.

Weston's General Post Office in Regent Street.

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.

Hutton drama club panto  Cinders.

YOU may have thought the panto season was behind you – oh no it isn’t!

Houses at Locking Parklands

DEVELOPERS have revealed their hopes of finishing the next phase of Weston’s biggest new housing developments by 2017.

Lambing Weekend, Puxton Park,

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.

St Paul's Church will be holding a Strictly Come Dancing competition.

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.

Churchill Academy's Young musician of the year competition Adjudication panel Chair Katherine Spencer with winners Jodie Mc Kitterick, Naomi Mills, Amy Irvine and Georgina King.

SEVEN talented youngsters took part in the Churchill Music! Young Musician of the Year competition on Monday.

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
The £9million development in Tamar Road in Worle.

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.

Milton Baptist Church Preschool reunion.

PARENTS and children of all ages gathered to say goodbye to a preschool which has served the community for generations.

The college's celebration of success event.

STUDENTS and staff from Weston College got the opportunity to celebrate their success at a glamorous ceremony held at the Winter Gardens.

The RNLI base on Knightstone.

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.

A snow and ice warning is in place.

ICY conditions could make travel difficult over the next two days, the Met Office is warning.

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