Review of 2010 - April

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 December 2010

April: Spring sunshine brought the crowds flocking to Weston, but it wasn't just the holidaymakers who enjoyed the warm weather, as this picture by Mercury reader Bob Turner shows.

April: Spring sunshine brought the crowds flocking to Weston, but it wasn't just the holidaymakers who enjoyed the warm weather, as this picture by Mercury reader Bob Turner shows.


THOUSANDS of holidaymakers saw dream trips ruined and savings evaporate when a volcanic eruption in Iceland threw global travel plans into chaos.

April: Plenty of Easter fun for kids all over North Somerset, including successful egg-hunters Chelsea and   Lottie at the  Purple Sheep  Centre.

Ash clouds halted aircraft for more than a week, leaving people stranded overseas or grounded at home, and many of them hundreds of pounds out of pocket.

QUICK-THINKING Clive Leach was hailed a hero after his swift action saved a family of three from a late-night fire at their Langport Road home.

The 54-year-old retired firefighter sprang into action when he spotted the metre-high flames and safely evacuated the grateful couple and their young daughter before playing down his actions as ‘nothing special’.

TWO 90-year-olds who promised as teenagers to be ‘friends forever’ were reunited - after last seeing each other 72 years ago in 1938.

Jean Jenkins and Rene Matthews were separated before World War Two but met up for a birthday celebration and reignited their shared love of dancing.

THERE was a happy homecoming for David and Rachel Enshill’s tiny daughter Elisha Faith, who had defied the odds to survive after being born four months early, weighing just one pound.

POLICE revealed how a massive two-day drugs operation by 100 Weston officers had snared 22 dealers and handed down sentences totalling 54 years for the guilty parties.

A NINE-YEAR-OLD Weston schoolboy endured a week with his leg in plaster after breaking his ankle - only for doctors to change their mind and remove the cast after deciding he was not injured after all.

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