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Tapas and Spanish Wine, vicar of  St Pauls church, Weston Rev Andrew Alden with Mia Nicolaides.

AFTER finding out first-hand how hard it is to make friends in a new country, a Weston woman is launching a ‘fun-filled fiesta’ to bring different cultures together.

Diamond

ALMOST 8,000 people voted for King Alfred to become the ambassador of Somerset Day as part of the Passion For Somerset campaign – and now a historic artefact is wanted back in the county.

Fleche d'Or in 1961. Photo by Trevor Riddle.

RAILWAY enthusiasts should be all aboard a steam train night in Yatton next month.

Students battling it out in the competition.

STUDENT chefs battled it out to get the chance to have their dish added to the menu at Weston College’s training restaurant, The Grove.

Chinese New Year children's holiday club event at Sidcot Junior School.

Lanterns and mosaics were just a few of the things made by children at Sidcot Holiday Club when they celebrated Chinese New Year.

Winscombe Wassailing ceremony.

Winscombe residents braved the rain and took part in the village’s first ever wassailing ceremony on Sunday.

Alistair Campbell with other winners at the awards ceremony in London.

A BURNHAM man netted an international photography competition award with his striking photo of a clown.

Taxi cab

‘SLOW progress’ is being made on a scheme to introduce reduced taxi fares for the elderly and disabled.

EXTENSIVE damage was caused to part of a teaching kitchen in Langford after a workstation within it went up in flames.

Pupils having fun at the Superheroes day held at Mead Vale Primary School, Worle.

BATMAN, Superman and Spiderman met up with some fantasy princesses at a superhero day at Mead Vale Primary School in Worle.

Childcare costs have been described as a 'major barrier' to work.

THE cost of childcare has been described as a ‘major barrier to work’ – with some parents in Weston spending more on nursery fees than they are on rent.

Gypsy and Purple with BAY Centre computer co-ordinator Mike Lang.

TECHNOPHOBES in Burnham are invited to ‘start something new’ online as part of the national UK Online week.

Children having fun at Puxton Park's pancake disco.

Puxton Park is celebrating after hosting its most successful ever series of half-term events.

Puxton Park
The new Churchill Academy Sixth Form Council.

STUDENTS at Churchill Academy and Sxith Form have been voting to create a new sixth form council.

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form
Youth services are on hold after a charity went bust.

A CHARITY which ran youth sessions in Weston and surrounding villages has gone bust, leaving projects in limbo and resulting in 19 job losses.

College lecturers graduate.

THREE lecturers have become the first people to graduate from a master’s degree course at Weston College.

Weston College
Sidcot School has applied for planning permission to create a specialist outdoor learning space.

A NORTH Somerset school has applied for planning permission to transform part of its grounds into a specialist outdoor learning environment.

Fire at Lane Williams Ltd garage, Lympsham.

A MOTORSPORT warehouse in Lympsham was ‘completely destroyed’ and will have to be torn down and rebuilt after a blaze which took 10 fire crews to tackle.

Worle Lions who have helped with paving, Volunteers and interbiking at Worle Community  School.

A CYCLE charity has been saved from being stuck in the mud thanks to a grant from Worle Lions Club, which has enabled it to build a new path outside its building.

The flights will be offered by Bmi Regional.

AN AIRLINE has added three European cities to its Bristol Airport timetable.

The Dr Bike session at Worle Community School.

PUPILS at Worle Community School got a free session with Dr Bike and one student even won a free set of wheels thanks to the sustainable travel and road safety team.

Weston Grand Pier Opens, Views and people.

WESTON’S alleged lack of nighttime entertainment has been the subject of some strong debate on Streetlife this week.

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Joanne Way (right) with her only child Lexi.

AN ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ Weston woman, whose grandmother and unborn child had strokes, will be taking part in a charity run next weekend.

St Georges  VA Primary School  pupils enjoying the  hula hooping sessions.

CHILDREN from St Georges Primary School have been hula-hooping their way to fitness as part of a special keeping healthy, keeping safe week.

An artist's impression of what Enterprise House will look like once it is built.

A 15-YEAR private council deal, aiming to create more jobs in and around Weston, could put public money at risk, according to one councillor.

North Somerset Council

A MARCH in support of the NHS will take place on Saturday morning in Weston.

Magistrates found Straughan guilty.

A WESTON referee, who stole thousands from a football league which supports cancer patients and blind children, has been found guilty of theft despite claiming he accidentally left most of the cash on the roof of his car.

A PIECE of land, which a developer wants to build 85 homes on, could be classed as a village green following an application to protect it.

A Weston firm has launched a graduate recruitment drive.

A WESTON company is offering young people the chance to climb the career ladder by launching its first ever graduate recruitment drive.

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Firefighters tackling the fire at the rear of Broad Street Hair and Beauty.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a central Weston street this afternoon after items in a shop yard went up in flames.

A MAN and a woman ended up in row at a Burnham hotel and now police want to speak to witnesses of the incident.

A MAN has been left ‘shocked’ after he only discovered his new housemate was a convicted criminal, with a history of possessing indecent images of children, by Googling his name.

John Mills hammers in the tree stake with help from Mike Sweeting. Rocki's six-year-old grand-daughter Eve watches on.

A TREE has been planted at a memorial site in Congresbury.

Fairer funding.

SCHOOL budgets are ‘squeezed’ to the limit and headteachers warn it will soon become ‘extremely difficult’ to maintain excellent standards in education.

‘SPECULATIVE’ developers wanting to make a quick buck have no place in North Somerset, according to a senior councillor.

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