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Guests enjoying the evening.

FAMILY and friends of a Weston woman who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) have rallied to raise more than £6,000 for charity in her honour.

The hustings will take place at St James' Church, Winscombe.

Weston’s General Election candidates are gearing up to take part in a village hustings event next month.

Members of the Parents and supporters Association.

WESTON’S sea cadet unit has been busy fundraising for its activities by holding an arts and crafts fair.

Picture by Terry Kelly

AS THE chilly winter air makes way for some warmer weather, nature has reacted accordingly and offered us a bounty of springtime colours this week.

Glynne Boston the owner and staff at the new premises, Unit B, Oldmixon Crecent.

AN INDUSTRIAL supplier is celebrating 20 years of success in Weston and has just doubled the size of its premises.

Yatton Spring Flower Show, Joan Pittock and Ivor Astle with his Granddaughter Libby.

THE best spring flowers were recognised at a village’s annual show.

Five-year-old Josie Cutts, with mum Lindsay, after having her hair cut off for charity.

A five-year-old girl, who was born with Down’s syndrome, has taken part in a charity haircut to dispel negative myths surrounding the condition.

Pupils observing the solar eclipse though special glasses.

THE country was plunged into semi-darkness on Friday, prompting people from across North Somerset to take a break from their daily routine to do a spot of stargazing.

Worle History Society at the opening of its new exhibition corner at Worle Library.

WORLE History Society has just started a year-long exhibition at the library in The Maltlings.

ROAD safety is a top priority for Avon and Somerset police to tackle over the next two years.

Debra and Trevor Hudson at the newly refurbished Woodspring.

A WORLE pub has reopened its doors after it was taken over by new managers and fully refurbished.

North Somerset Courthouse.

A ‘VULNERABLE’ disabled pensioner was knocked to the ground and punched and kicked in a ‘horrendous’ road rage incident in Weston.

WorleWind band's trumpet section.

WORLEWIND Band performed a concert in memory of ‘much missed’ charity supporter Mike Stewart at St Paul’s Church on Saturday.

Karen Barclay, Nigel Ashton, Felicity Baker, Terry Porter, Lisa Pilgrim, Lord Archer, David Poole and Peter Bryant

ONE hundred guests at a black-tie dinner were entertained by ‘the usual wit and charm’ of author and politician Jeffrey Archer this week.

Bleadon Coronation Hall.

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after Government proposals to set village hall licensing fees locally were scrapped.

A MAN accused of raping a Weston mother and her five-year-old daughter has been acquitted of all charges this week.

Joseph dress rehearsal year 3 &4 pupils Uphill Primary School.

PUPILS at a North Somerset primary school have been busy rehearsing one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous musicals.

Thatchers boss, Martin Thatcher, in his orchards.

The boss of Sandford-based cider company Thatchers has said he is ‘delighted’ at plans announced in the 2015 budget to cut cider duty by two per cent.

Thatchers

Busy week for photographers

Saturday, March 28, 2015
The RNLI held a training session with a crashed plane. Photo by Christine Flook.

BUDDING photographers made the most of the eclipse on Friday, capturing some stunning images of the phenomenon.

Heatwave in October on Weston beach and  in the sea.

WITH the Easter holidays looming, many Streetlife users are turning their attention to the state of Weston’s beaches.

Festival Of Ages.

A FESTIVAL which brings together people of all ages has been given £15,000 in grant funding to bring the event back for a second year.

North Somerset Courthouse.

A POLICE officer hit her head on concrete after she was assaulted by a drunk man in Weston’s High Street.

Casino and live music night at Sinclair Pavilion, Cleeve.

VILLAGERS were able to try their hand at poker or take a gamble on the roulette table in Cleeve at the weekend.

A MAN whose alcohol addiction meant he was drinking 16 cans of lager a day has been sentenced for assaulting his wife in an attack which left her ‘petrified’.

Water Adventure Park, on Weston Seafront, is reopening.

The Water Adventure play park on Weston seafront will open on Saturday – just in time for the Easter holidays.

Paralympic athlete visits Weston gym

Friday, March 27, 2015
Paralympian Kate Gray at Virgin Active in Locking Road, Weston.

TEAM GB swimmer Kate Grey paid a visit to a Weston gym this week to encourage a class of budding young competitors.

Sea Cadets.

WESTON’S sea cadets came away from a competition with awards.

Turf cutting for new North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

HUNDREDS of jobs are set to be created by a multi-storey office block being built at the Junction 21 Enterprise Area – while work has also begun on the new North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC).

Sir Jerry Wiggin, former MP for Weston, photographed in 1997.

HEARTFELT tributes to long-serving former Weston MP Sir Jerry Wiggin, who has died aged 78, have been offered by the town’s politicians.

WESTON has officially been named as a ‘housing zone’, paving the way for town centre regeneration – but North Somerset Council is still fighting a demand for 20,985 homes to be built in the district by 2026.

Somerset County Council has launched an online petition in a bid to get fairer funding from Government.

Worle Community School's headteacher, Peter Binding, with the Princes Institute Teaching Award.

WORLE Community School has joined just 56 others in the country in being given a prestigious award for its leadership programme.

Worle Community School
St Georges Primary School, spring concert.

STUDENTS from St Georges Primary School showcased their musical talents at its spring concert, with more than 80 children taking part.

Walkers heading towards Sand Point. Photo by Christine Flook.

Summer is approaching and with the nights getting longer we thought we would find out about some of Weston-super-Mare’s best walking spots to keep you entertained.

Mayor lends a hand at Puxton Park

Friday, March 27, 2015
Weston Mayor Ros Willis and Chamber of Commmerce serving tea at Puxton Park Hewish.

THE MAYOR of Weston swapped her normal duties for an afternoon of serving tea and cakes to visitors at Puxton Park on Saturday.

Puxton Park

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