Review: July 2009

PUBLISHED: 14:03 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

July: Jobs go from town - A massive blow was served on Clevedon's economy when it was announced 540 Clerical Medical jobs would be moved to Bristol.

July:

Jobs go from town - A massive blow was served on Clevedon's economy when it was announced 540 Clerical Medical jobs would be moved to Bristol. Bosses decided to merge operations into the Bristol office and said the Tickenham Road offices would be closed by the end of the year.

Warning to parents to keep vigilant - Parents in North Somerset were warned to be vigilant after the attempted abduction of two young boys in Backwell. Further reports of a suspicious man seen driving around were made but parents were warned not to panic.

Joint school - final decision - Despite hard campaigning by parents in Clevedon, a final decision was made to merge the town's Yeo Moor Junior and Infant schools in Kennaway Road. After months of consultation, Canon Richard Lindley decided the amalgamation would 'be in the long-term interests of children and their education'.

The last end of term - After serving the people of Portishead since 1895, St Barnabas Primary School was closed. Ex-pupils joined staff and current pupils to say a fond farewell to the school. An open afternoon was held and an end-of-year production was performed.

Pupils face swine flu quarantine in China - Students and teachers from Clevedon Community School were quarantined in a Chinese hotel room for nearly a week after they came into contact with people suffering from swine flu. Two students were admitted to hospital but they tested negative to the H1N1 virus.

Racing back after two year break - After a two-year break, Portishead's charity raft race returned to the town's Lake Grounds. A record 26 rafts entered the race and another 30 entered the new edible raft race. More than £10,000 was raised for the town's lifeboat and other charities.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 19:41

Police have cordoned off Worle Railway Station for an ongoing police incident this evening (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

Fans of Abba and Grease can enjoy two hours of their greatest hits at The Playhouse on November 29.

Read more
The Playhouse Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:57

Life satisfaction and happiness levels have dropped in North Somerset in the past year, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:06

A ‘spectacular’ firework display will take place on Marine Parade on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:14

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has reassured people a teenager did not die in Worle last night (Wednesday) after rumours circulated on social media.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:04

Weston-super-Mare’s first balloon launch and ‘night glow’ which was due to take place on Saturday, has been postponed due to poor weather conditions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

Future bids for fracking to take place across North Somerset should be decided by the authority and not the Government, according to councillors.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:37

A woman has been injured after colliding with a car in Weston this morning (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 08:58

A Priory Community School (PCSA) teacher has been cooking up tasty treats on a national cooking television programme.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:56

An accident involving two cars in Worle has resulted in slow moving traffic this morning (Thursday).

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists