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A police investigation has been launched at a care home for people with autism following allegations relating to the welfare of its residents.

Robert with Hercules the European Eagle owl

A big crowd flocked to the North Somerset Birds Of Prey Centre at the weekend, despite some inclement weather.

Completed and under construction house

A Somerset village which has a distinct lack of ‘affordable housing’ may have its problem solved, after Sedgemoor District Council began a new drive to find a suitable development area.

Jerome, Jaiden and Sam at their alien teachers stall.

Mead Vale School, in Kestrel Drive in Worle, hosted its bi-annual fete, which one of the organisers hailed as a ‘great day.’

A lane will be closed on the road.

Maintenance work will be carried out along three miles of dual carriageway from junction 21 of the M5 into Weston-super-Mare.

Worle Library.

A petition has been handed to the council’s executive members in a bid to save Worle library from closure.

Picture of staff outside the care home which has won an award.

A Weston-super-Mare care home was praised by its residents in an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Weston Grand Pier.

The ever-popular emergency services day, run by the RNLI, is being held in Weston-super-Mare this weekend, as well as a cider festival on the Grand Pier. Here are some of the events you can enjoy.

Weston-super-Mare
Student supplies

An education watchdog says a primary school in Weston-super-Mare ‘requires improvement’.

The League of Friends of Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare celebrating the 60th anniversary.

A tea party was held to celebrate Weston General Hospital’s League of Friends’ 60th anniversary.

Weston General Hospital
Phoebe Willis with dad Julian.

A nurse was ‘grossly negligent’ when treating a 10-year-old with a rare genetic disorder, leading to the child’s death, a court has heard.

The Coastguard carried out the rescue.

A woman was rescued by the Coastguard after falling part-way down a cliff in Weston-super-Mare.

Children on the computer

The internet played a role in dozens of sexual offences against children in the South West policing area – including an incident involving a child as young as five, new figures have revealed.

Some students took to two wheels and cycled in.

Trucks, speedboats and trains driven by clowns would make for an unusual sight at any school – but that was the scene which greeted students in Worle last week.

Priory Community School
 
	Saturday in the High Street.

A group of volunteers from Weston-super-Mare took to the streets at the weekend to give public support to refugees.

Taylor and Ellie-May with RLNI crew Shane Wells and Liam McDermott at last year's 999 day.

Emergency service vehicles will be on display on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare as part of the RNLI’s annual 999 day.

RNLI
Coach stuck in Banwell

A parish council meeting will be held later this year for frustrated Banwell residents to discuss traffic issues.

The Dorville Hotel.

A hot topic on Streetlife this week has been Weston-super-Mare’s former Dorville hotel – and some additional flats which may be added close to the site.

A 21-year-old man from Weston-super-Mare died in a car crash in Gloucestershire earlier this month, Avon and Somerset Constabulary has confirmed.

Opening of new compost loo, by Lucy Sheppard from Greggs Foundation funding.

A community allotment in Weston-super-Mare has a new addition, which means volunteers can spend more time on their vegetables without worrying about where to spend a penny.

Priory Community School Proms.

Year 11 students put their best dresses and tuxes on and got ready to dance the night away for their school prom.

Priory Community School
The RNLI's damaged window

Two charity shops in Burnham-on-Sea are facing costly repairs after vandals damaged their windows.

Mark Penfold

A Burnham postman has raised more than £50,000 for charity after a mammoth 500-mile walk across the country.

James Heappey

Wells MP James Heappey said he was ‘shocked’ at the outcome of the EU referendum but said his constituency was ‘as split as any’ following the news which rocked the country on Friday.

The decision will be made at the Town Hall.

Three councils in the West of England have tonight (Wednesday) agreed to a £1billion devolution deal which was rejected by North Somerset earlier this month.

Muddy Stilettos Best Cafe award - Sue Tucker from Muddy Stilettos Somerset with Ceridwen and Samuel from Calm Gourmet Cafe Bar.

A Burnham-on-Sea café has scooped a prestigous award, meaning it can officially call itself Somerset’s best café, despite having only been open for 10 months.

Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose backed calls to remain within the EU.

Britain may be less rich as a result of the EU referendum result, but will be more free, according to Weston-super-Mare’s MP John Penrose.

John Penrose EU Referendum
Worle prom

Year 11 students at Worle Community School made their way to Weston’s Grand Pier on Friday for an evening of glamour as prom season well and truly began.

Picture by Nick Page Hayman

Firefighters tackled a blaze which broke out above a bar in the centre of Weston-super-Mare this afternoon (Wednesday).

Public Health England is investigating.

An investigation into cases of E.coli has been launched in North Somerset.

police

A 21-year-old man was due to appear in court yesterday (Wednesday) for attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm by trying to stab an police officer in Weston-super-Mare on Monday night

The tree at Ashbrooke House School in Weston-super-Mare (Picture: Sue Green).

Strong winds uprooted a tree in Weston-super-Mare last night (Tuesday).

The Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.

Three councils are expected to vote on the £1billion deal tonight (Wednesday) which was previously rejected by North Somerset

North Somerset Council Devolution
Allyn and Jenny Condon (Picture: Neil Munns Photography).

A two-month-old baby from Weston-super-Mare died in hospital after his parents were told he simply had a cold – but they later discovered he also had a rare infection, and fear mistakes were covered up by medics.

Fire crews from across the South West were called to help tackle a fire in a Somerset village this morning (Tuesday).

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