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An ‘outstanding’ village show has been held in Draycott.

A serious accident between a motorbike and a car has meant part of the dual carriageway in Weston-super-Mare has been closed.

A pop group’s visit and a female pilot made the headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from August 18, 1967.

Picture Past

Weekend motorway traffic is beginning to build up, with reports of cars queuing at Weston-super-Mare’s Junction 21 in both directions today (Saturday).

Pupils from a North Somerset school put on an ‘outstanding’ performance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sidcot School

Much can change in a week, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the week’s top stories or fun facts – so each Saturday we’ll be recapping some of the week’s highlights in handy bite-sized form.

Weston General Hospital

Parents from Weston-super-Mare are calling on politicians to investigate their baby’s death, as they believe there are still questions over how he was treated in hospital

A member of Weston Athletics Club is set to lace up his running shoes to take on the Great North Run for charity.

A gin festival will take over the Grand Pier and a new show from Weston Operatic Society will take place this weekend. Here are five things to do in Weston-super-Mare this weekend.

A Somerset family has hosted a fair in their father’s memory to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Weston Hospicecare

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit more on-call firefighters.

Hundreds of couples will miss out on free IVF treatment on the NHS under cost-cutting proposals outlined by North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Labour can be a stressful time for any parent but a Cheddar hairdresser was forced to deliver his son ‘in the middle of nowhere’.


One of Weston-super-Mare RNLI’s most successful open days took place on Sunday.


Bristol Airport is advising passengers travelling to Barcelona today (Friday) to contact their airline following yesterday’s terrorist attack.

Bristol Airport

New artwork was unveiled on the hoardings around Weston-super-Mare’s derelict Birnbeck Pier this weekend, while the first grant application to restore the deteriorating structure is expected to be submitted soon.

Birnbeck Regeneration Trust Birnbeck Pier

Weston commuters will be faced with even more costly rail charges, after the Government announced a 3.6 per cent increase will come in to effect in January.

Patients registered at a Weston-super-Mare town centre GP surgery will have to travel to a medical centre three miles away if they want to see a nurse in future.

Travellers which occupied Weston’s Clarence Park have now set up camp elsewhere in the town.

The family of a man police believe was murdered are appealing for anyone with information as to where the ‘key suspect’ may be to come forward.

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to protect an endangered creature which plays a crucial role in the Somerset food chain – the bumblebee.

Three fire crews were called to a house in Cheddar after a cooker caught fire.

Churchill Academy students have benefitted from a ‘blend of enjoyment and hard work’ in achieving ‘excellent’ A-level results, according its ‘proud’ headteacher.

Sixth formers at King Alfted School in Highbridge collected their A-level results today (Thursday) and many are preparing to start university in September.

Fundraising for a second phase of refurbishment work at Weston Museum will get underway as soon as the building re-opens.

Weston Museum

The following cases were completed at North Somerset Courthouse between July 11 and 25.

Kings Of Wessex Academy students celebrated this morning (Thursday) as they opened their A-level exam results and checked they had got into the university they hoped for.

An interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service after its previous chief was suspended in the wake of a damning report into the service’s leadership.

Weston College students were celebrating this morning (Thursday) after A-level results revealed more than 99 per cent of students passed and 80 per cent secured A*-C grades.

Burnham RNLI crews have rescued a man who suffered head injuries falling from a boat near Hinkley Point.


A road running between Hutton and Locking is closed today (Thursday), so North Somerset Council can carry out urgent repair work.

The Mercury has once again teamed up with a well-known Weston-super-Mare trust this week to launch the 2018 Birnbeck calendar competition.

Birnbeck Regeneration Trust

Bus timetables affecting services to and from Weston-super-Mare will change next month.

A man was arrested in connection with a flat fire which has left two people needing new homes.

Young people from Weston-super-Mare will be picking up their A-level results today (Thursday) with many hoping to start a university course. For those who are worried about what happens next, we have put together this handy guide.

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