Review of 2010 - February

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 December 2010

February: Hardy runners braved cold and challenging terrain to complete the Tough Ten race.

February: Hardy runners braved cold and challenging terrain to complete the Tough Ten race.


UNRULY school pupils were warned their misbehaviour would land them more than a detention - a new scheme meant their parents could be hauled before the courts.

February: Pancake Day was celebrated around the district, but few tucked in to their tasty treats with more enthusiasm than these youngsters in Winscombe.

New rules meant parents would be asked to sign behavioural contracts on behalf of their children, and would then face the consequences if rules were broken.

A NEW Weston shop felt the curse of its ‘Friday the 13th’ opening date when it went on to be hit by a trail of mishaps.

Fashion and homeware store Ethel Austin, in High Street, suffered a collapsed roof, a broken lift, burst pipes - and a ghost called Bobby.

INCOMING Weston mayor Phil Judd set up a new initiative to honour servicemen and women with discounted goods and services in the town.

The former engineer championed the Heroes Welcome scheme, and also set up a new link between Weston and commando troops based in Taunton.

WORRIED families hit out at a ‘diabolical’ council decision to increase day care fees for elderly and disabled people by an astonishing 600 per cent.

A WESTON primary school made national headlines after the Mercury revealed how pupils had been banned from sending Valentine’s Day cards to save them from the emotional trauma of being ‘dumped’.

ONE of Somerset’s biggest-ever drugs operations saw police swoop on a barn near Axbridge and seize and astonishing £500,000 drugs operation.

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