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Police are asking people to look out for elderly neighbours and those who live alone over the Halloween and Bonfire Night seasons.

An event which saw hundreds of people enjoy more than 80 beers and ciders raised a total of £17,000 for 14 different local groups.


A Weston nursery has held its first open day, which has resulted in there being ‘limited places’ left ahead of the new intake which will begin in January 2017.

Part of a children’s play area was ‘deliberately’ set on fire causing up to £1,500 worth of damage.

St Georges

A leading drug and alcohol charity, based in Weston, has launched a new support group for parents whose children have been taken into care due to their substance misuse.

Puxton Park has unveiled a new attraction to the public this week, bolstering its all-weather offering.

Hundreds of people jumped onto a haunted helicopter at Weston’s Helicopter Museum on Sunday.

The Helicopter Museum

A man has been banned from Weston-super-Mare town centre for five years after engaging in begging and being verbally aggressive towards members of the public.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Weston-super-Mare

A Starbucks is set to open at the former Arosfa Hotel, in Lower Church, next week as Weston College’s law and professional services building nears completion.

Incidents of people ‘swearing’ and being ‘verbally aggressive’ in Weston-super-Mare have been seen by police on social media sites but the force is calling for official reports to be made so action can be taken against anti-social behaviour.

The director of Burnham’s successful bi-annual food festival is in with a chance of winning the title of retail market champion.

Parents should check their children’s Halloween costumes are safe to prevent ‘serious injury’, according to Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

A leading children’s charity has teamed up with O2 to provide online safety advice to parents throughout half term.

Shetland ponies and micro pigs made for an unusual sight in Weston-super-Mare’s high street this week – with more family events to follow today (Thursday) and tomorrow.

A ‘selfless’ Brent Knoll teenager has been recognised for her charity work and has become one of only 20 young people in the country to receive a prestigious award.

One of Burnham-on-Sea’s bus routes will have to be scrapped at the end of the year after Somerset County Council decided to withdraw its funding.

The season of ghoulish ghost stories, terrifying tricks and yummy treats is upon us and this Halloween there are multiple events taking place in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area for you to sink your teeth into.

Two friends from Weston-super-Mare took on a half-marathon challenge having ‘never run before’ to help a little girl walk.

Weston College has today (Wednesday) released new images of the Winter Gardens with the iconic Weston-super-Mare site’s refurbishment now well underway.

Drivers’ visibility could drop to just 50m overnight due to dense fog in North Somerset, the Met Office has warned.

A ‘horrific’ and ‘huge’ fire broke out in Ashcombe Road, Weston-super-Mare, this afternoon (Wednesday).

Weston head coach Scott Bartlett hailed his side’s performance after they secured a 0-0 draw at Oxford City on Saturday and says he is ‘proud’ of the team for their hard work.

Texts and phone calls made by you, your children and families may have been swept up by Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s ‘spy gear’ surveillance equipment – but the force will not answer questions about its use.

A 24-year-old man has today (Tuesday) pleaded guilty to several offences, including actual bodily harm and burglary, following a number of incidents in Weston-super-Mare and Worle.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Weston-super-Mare Worle

The Government’s backing for an expansion to Heathrow Airport should not come at the expense of regional airports, such as Bristol’s.

The organisers of Congresbury’s Poppy Appeal have confirmed this year’s appeal will go ahead, despite the closure of the village’s Royal British Legion branch earlier this month.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary Weston-super-Mare

A parish council is in fear for people’s safety after revealing more than 60,000 cars were recorded speeding in the parish over the summer.

A pub owned by Butcombe Brewery is set to be extended, with plans for a 12-bed hotel submitted to Sedgemoor District Council this week.

A massage parlour in Weston-super-Mare has been inspected during a police crackdown on people trafficking.

A Weston-super-Mare man has been called ‘so many names’ due to his disability and is hoping to spread awareness of prejudice in the town following Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Secret World, in East Huntpsill, is a rescue centre with a difference. It rescues a host of injured or orphaned wildlife but this is only the start of the work it does, as the aim is always to release the animals back into the wild. 

A worle supermarket hosted a fundraising event this week for cystic fibrosis charity the Ian Ritchie Foundation.

Thatchers Cider has submitted plans to build a new warehouse at its Sandford base to North Somerset Council, but residents have raised concerns over the development.

Plans which could have seen 155 homes built in Banwell have been torn up this week after an inquiry.

Half of North Somerset’s schools’ results are below the national average, according to new provisional performance tables.

Hans Price Academy Worle Community School Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College

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