Review of 2010 - August

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 December 2010

August: Agony and ecstasy for thousands of GCSE and A-level students, including this bunch from Worle Community School.

August: Agony and ecstasy for thousands of GCSE and A-level students, including this bunch from Worle Community School.

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IT was already two months overdue, but another two months of delays were signalled by Grand Pier owners Kerry and Michelle Michael ahead of its long-awaited reopening.

August: The once-a-decade Axbridge Pageant enjoyed a rare sunny day in August.

A number of technical glitches had seen the opening date put back, costing the duo £1million a month - but the Mercury was finally able to reveal an october opening date and the countdown began.

A DREAM holiday turned into a nightmare for Weston mum Carol Gardener, who was left fighting for her life after being injured in a freak explosion in Spain.

The 53-year-old suffered a catalogue of serious injuries and spent weeks in hospital, but thankfully recovered and has since spoken to the Mercury of her battle back to health.

WESTON youngster Michael McKenzie was celebrating becoming a worldwide medical trailblazer, after undergoing record-breaking surgery to lengthen his leg by a remarkable 31 centimetres.

The 12-year-old was preparing to walk unaided for the first time, after a decade of treatment to extend a leg which doctors told his mum should have been amputated at birth.

THE deadline passed for would-be Tropicana developers to throw their hat into the ring, and planners were disappointed to find only two bidders had come forward: Wiltshire-based Havard Tisdale and Weston businessman Richard Nightingale.

WESTON’S seafront water play area - which opened to great acclaim in the summer - came under fire from neighbours for being a magnet for noise and late-night nuisance from drunk teenagers.

BEACH-GOERS were warned ‘look, but don’t touch’ after a number of jellyfish were washed up on beaches on the Somerset coast.

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