Review: May 2009

PUBLISHED: 12:10 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

May: New health centre opens – Portishead's brand new health centre opened its doors to the public.

May:

New health centre opens - Portishead's brand new health centre opened its doors to the public. An official ceremony marked the launch of the Marina Healthcare Centre in Haven View. The building provides offices and a host of new services, as well as acting as a home to patients from the Harbourside Family Practice.

Jenny's blaze drama - A Clevedon man was saved from his burning home by neighbour Jenny Ware, who dragged him clear after he collapsed on his kitchen floor. Andy Ball was overcome by smoke as fire took hold at his bungalow in Cox Way. Mr Ball was later treated for smoke inhalation at Weston General Hospital.

Artwork hit by vandals - Vandals defaced a piece of art that formed part of Portishead's public art programme. Graffiti was daubed across an interlocking piece of work entitled Viaggio, on the Port Marine development near to Portishead Primary School. Police said they would not tolerate the nuisance behaviour.

Festival takes over the town - Nailsea's third arts and music festival was hailed a huge success. Performers and artists took over three different venues in the town to present a programme of concerts, exhibitions and dances. The event helped raise funds for the restoration of the Tithe Barn in Church Lane.

Splashing out for the pool - The people of Portishead came together to help revamp the open air pool as part of a TV programme challenge. Hundreds of volunteers stepped forward to help as presenter Ty Pennington and his team rolled into town. The seafront amenity was the subject of Ty's Great British Adventure series that saw the transformation of the facility in seven days.

Paige's wish granted - An 11-year-old girl from Backwell, who beat a rare form of cancer, saw a lifelong dream, to own her own pony come true. Paige Brown who endured months of treatment for ovarian cancer told the Starlight Children's Foundation of her hopes. A mystery donor came forward and Paige was presented with her new pet, Bailey, at the stable yard where she rides.

More from Weston Mercury

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Read more

An East Brent play park will receive a five-figure upgrade to improve facilities for children in the village.

Read more

The collected 30 something’s were partying like it was 2002 at Bristol’s SWX on Friday as post punk rockers A returned to Bristol to play the whole of their seminal album Hi-Fi Serious.

Read more
11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more

Venture into the wizarding world with the latest remake of one of J K Rowling’s books.

Read more
07:56

A woman who has vowed to complete 40 outdoor swims in her 40th year is just three challenges away from hitting her target.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 17:37

Homemade crafts and items were sold in aid of one of Weston’s best-loved sites.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A determined Weston woman has completed a gruelling seven-month swimming challenge to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her partner’s mum.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:00

The fun and fervour of this year’s carnival may only just have begun to die down, but 50 years ago attention focussed on bringing the event back to Weston’s streets.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°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