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Mountstevens-21.                                              Sue Mountstevens. September 2012. Photographer Freia Turland e:info@ftphotography.co.uk m:078755145281.

Sue Mountstevens has retained her role as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) of Avon and Somerset police, it has been announced.

Mountstevens-21.                                              Sue Mountstevens. September 2012. Photographer Freia Turland e:info@ftphotography.co.uk m:078755145281.

Sue Mountstevens is in the lead so far, as the votes in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election are counted.

Cadets win haul of prizes

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Cadets

Nine members of the Weston-super-Mare Sea Cadets travelled to HMS Raleigh in Cornwall for the national drill and ceremonial competition.

A Weston-super-Mare supermarket is giving away cash which has been raised from the Government’s five pence bag charge.

Doctor protest

Junior doctors staged a full walk-out last week, withdrawing even emergency care for the first time in decades.

Babies, toddlers and young children can all take part in the new programme.

King Alfred Sports Centre, in Highbridge, has launched an interactive exercise class especially for babies, toddlers and young children.

Little gardeners go potty

Yesterday, 14:00
Children from Ashbrooke House School with their scarecrow

Five primary schools from Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages gathered to celebrate the year of the English garden.

Nick Harding, Alan Gray, Doug Harris, Andy Taylor and Ian Mildon of the Axbridge Caving Group at the cave entrance.

A group of caving experts have praised Somerset’s Mendip Hills for their incredible history and landscapes – and urged people to take part in a charity challenge which celebrates the scenery.

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Joseph Peace Fire Spectacular Show

A scorching stunt show filled with daredevil tricks took place on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront over the bank holiday.

Vicar Geoff Eales and damage caused by the vandals.

A Weston-super-Mare church has been targeted by vandals again and this time the culprits have destroyed a garden of remembrance – leaving the congregation ‘shocked and saddened’.

College film showcase

Yesterday, 11:00
Budding film-makers have been given a chance to shine.

Budding film-makers from Weston College are to take part in an experimental showcase of their work.

Views of Worle Community School.

Worle Community School is beginning the process to become an academy, and neighbouring Priory Community School will take responsibility for it as of next month.

Pupils from Lympsham First School with their new scooters.

A Somerset school has urged community groups and good causes to apply for this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme, after it was given £280 last year to spend on scooters and bikes.

The inquest took place at Flax Bourton Coroners' Court.

A Worle man, who was a passenger in a car driven by a man who was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit and had been smoking cannabis, died after the vehicle crashed and ‘somersaulted’ into a Bristol canal.

Briana and Mel

Co-workers Mel Shand and Briana Millett will take their friendship to the next level when they throw themselves out of a plane together.

This badger sadly did not make it.

Animal welfare experts tried in vain to save a badger found caught in a snare near Locking – and have hit out at the ‘despicable’ use of the trap.

Worle Village Primary School children celebrate the Queen's birthday.

A Worle school was turned red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Gallery:Bank holiday on iwitness24

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Weston stunt show

Weston-super-Mare’s photographers took full advantage of the bank holiday weekend and sent in some fantastic action-packed photos for this week’s spread.

Fire in Hutton

Five fire engines tackled a ‘severe’ fire in the roof of a bungalow yesterday (Wednesday).

Theresa Wills dressad as a sausage and sat in a bath of beans
Pride fundraiser, the crazy bath bean challenge, starting at the New Market pub in High Street. Someone will sit in a bath of beans and be wheeled round town. Contact is Nigel Briers. (BP)
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The organisers of Weston-super-Mare Pride Festival took to the streets of the town this week to raise money for the event – with one member submerged in a bath of beans.

Entrants in the Best Dressed Dog class.

A huge crowd and their furry friends enjoyed a summer day on Burnham-on-Sea beach for the town’s first ever Sea Dogs Festival.

Danielle Long

A Weston-super-Mare woman has organised an evening of live music and entertainment to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Sandie Anderson and her debut children's book.

Sandie Anderson, from Winscombe, has just celebrated publishing her first book but already has plans for global success.

Protest

Teachers in North Somerset could be set to go on strike before the summer holidays in protest against Government plans to turn all schools into academies.

The Congresbury cross.

A parish council is hoping to protect a historic monument in the heart of its community by potentially altering the layout of the roads which surround it.

Congresbury
Rav Wilding, the presenter of Neighbourhood Blues.

Weston-super-Mare’s police officers have returned to television screens as part of a third series of a documentary.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Birnbeck Pier.

It was announced last week that part of Weston-super-Mare’s crumbling Birnbeck Pier is set to be demolished in the future.

Are you able to volunteer?

Weston-super-Mare is set to welcome a brand new three-day music festival this summer at ‘the spiritual home of Dismaland’ but it needs the town’s help for it to be a big success.

The flights will be offered by Bmi Regional.

Travel bosses in North Somerset say the referendum could have an impact on the region’s tourism industry – and have urged the Government to protect freedom of travel if the country votes to leave the EU on June 23.

Weston Hospicecare summer fair, Uphill.

Weston Hospicecare will be throwing open its doors to members of the public when it hosts its annual summer fair later this month.

Car parking was a little different way back when. Vehicles are lined up near the open air pool on a warm July day.

Here at the Mercury, we are always receiving wonderful pictures of Weston-super-Mare looking at its best. This week, we have delved into our archives to find more pictures of the town’s streets and attractions down the years.

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Debbie Webster and her staff at the newly-opened salon. Photo by Jeremy Long.

A Weston-super-Mare woman has re-opened a salon in the town after spending five years working in Spain.

King Alfred students celebrating their Sport Relief success.

King Alfred school, in Highbridge, is celebrating a wealth of sporting success this week after one of its students secured a sporting award and eager runners raised over £900 for Sport Relief.

Manager Shane Webber with owners Kim Lamb and Ryan Morgan.

A bar and restaurant in Weston-super-Mare has been taken over by new owners and will revert back to its original name.

Sterling currency

Women in North Somerset have got into work at such a rate the district is now home to one of the lowest rates of female unemployment in Great Britain, it has been revealed.

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