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Cox's Cave in Cheddar Gorge.

A cave in Cheddar Gorge will undergo a refurbishment for the first time in 25 years.

Cheddar
Snowdrops photographed by Mike Jerrett.

Some beautiful natural shots were submitted to iwitness this week by many of Weston-super-Mare’s keen photographers, here’s a round-up of the best.

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Stuart Howe

A North Somerset brewery has announced the appointment of two new bosses.

Reece Trapani

A 17-year-old from Uphill is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society by having his head shaved at a charity ball next month.

Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare has launched new activities for schoolchildren this year.

The Strawberry Line.

A witness appeal has been launched after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman on the Strawberry Line.

Desktop mix on a wooden office table.

Campaigners have warned the UK is facing ‘rural digital apartheid’ if a major connectivity programme continues to ‘fail’ to provide superfast broadband.

Street Feet dance visiting Clavertots.

A street dance troupe visited youngsters in a North Somerset village to share their skills and poass on some dancing tips.

Walford Avenue play park. Photo by Brian Humphries.

The ‘good work’ done in creating a much-needed play park has been ‘spoilt’ after skips and building equipment were left behind and the area became too muddy to use.

North Somerset Council Worle St Georges
Official opening of the new Weston Crematorium and Cemetery at Ebdon Road, Worle.

A double ceremony was held to mark the opening of Weston-super-Mare Crematorium in 1966 and since then thousands of people have said goodbye to their loved ones within its walls.

North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare Worle
Dreaming of holidays during term-time...

‘Unaffordable’ family trips during the six-week summer holidays and sporadic inset days have sparked calls for school holidays to be staggered in North Somerset.

Big Worle.

Young people are being asked to organise something for their community in exchange for grants of up to £500.

Model house with design drawings

Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose has urged a developer to withdraw its application to build 141 homes in a North Somerset village, saying the plans ‘torpedo the democratic will of local residents’.

Coroners Court.

A widowed shopkeeper committed suicide on the anniversary of his wife’s birthday, an inquest found.

Winnie Sillett who is turning 100, with her daughters Carol and Jane and family. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A former café owner has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Dad's Army

Many of us have heard the inspirational stories of those who fought – and often died – overseas during the two world wars to help keep peace at home, but not everyone knows about the hard work others who kept us safe on the home front.

The rally car was repaired at Weston College.

A Formula Ford which was damaged in a crash at Silverstone in November is being repaired by staff and students at Weston College.

Weston College Weston-super-Mare
McDonald's restaurant owner Tim Lamb at Priory Community School.

The boss of Weston-super-Mare’s McDonald’s restaurants visited Priory Community School in Worle to give its entrepreneurs’ club a spot of advice.

Priory Community School Worle
Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.

The campaign to save Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier was boosted by funds raised at a recent craft fair.

Gallery:Weston’s wealth of talent

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Kelly-Anne and Denzel singing and guitar Talent show being held at Corpus Christi Church in Ellenborough Park Road Photo by Jeremy Long.

People of Weston-super-Mare got to show off their various talents during a jam-packed show at a church on Friday night.

Idle Hour performing on stage.

Big crowds of music fans turned out to enjoy the launch of Weston-super-Mare’s Hazy Days Festival on Saturday.

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First Great Western Passenger Train

The South West’s biggest rail provider has responded to critics by winning its highest ever satisfaction levels in a recent survey.

Wind and rain is expected.

Heavy rain is expected to hit Weston-super-Mare this weekend, prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning.

overweight

A free weight loss group especially for men has re-launched in Weston-super-Mare.

Sidcot school.

A former teacher and mayor of Axbridge is suing a North Somerset private school, claiming he contracted an incurable lung disease after being exposed to 
asbestos in the science labs.

Joe Phillips.

A 20-year-old man who committed suicide in Worle Recreation Ground was ‘full of smiles’ the last time he was seen by his loving mum.

Piper Geoff Peglar and chef Gary Hughes with the Haggis.

The people of Congresbury turned out in their droves on Saturday as the village celebrated the bard of Scotland with a Burns’ Night 
feast.

Students at revision session,

Teenagers spent their weekend back at school to take part in an unusual revision session hosted in Worle.

Worle Community School Worle
Matthew Brittan.

The family of a 14-year-old Weston-super-Mare boy who was killed by a train this week have released a tribute to their son.

Frozen Disco.

A children’s party was held in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend and the guest of honour was Queen Elsa, from Disney’s Frozen.

Weston-super-Mare
Professional doctor giving pills

Medical services in the South West spent millions on ‘preventable’ illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease last year, according to health bosses.

The housing developments will be debated at next week's planning meeting.

Housing developments planned for Congresbury, Langford and Yatton – totalling more than 400 homes – should be allowed to go ahead, North Somerset Council’s planning department has said.

Fahma Mohamed at 10 Downing Street.

A student from Weston College visited 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron and take part in his community engagement forum.

Weston-super-Mare

A 14-year-old Worle boy was killed after being hit by a train at a foot crossing yesterday (Monday).

Herons' Moor sch - hosting a 'go orange day' in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

A river of orange could be seen in the corridors at Herons’ Moor Academy as part of a fundraising event.

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