Review of 2010 - July

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 December 2010

July: School prom season saw hundreds of pupils - including these Broadoak teenagers - say goodbye to classmates in style with a series of glitzy bashes.

July: School prom season saw hundreds of pupils - including these Broadoak teenagers - say goodbye to classmates in style with a series of glitzy bashes.


NORTH Somerset’s recycling revolution was introduced in July - and was branded ‘total rubbish’ by hundreds of residents who saw collections bungled.

July: These youngsters from Christ Church Primary School proudly unveiled one of 50 Weston painted donkeys - and were heartbroken when the sculpture was vandalised days later, prompting the statues to be withdrawn.

More than 700 complaints were logged in the first week alone as council bosses blamed ‘teething problems’ for the chaos which followed the switch to the new system.

HEALTH chiefs unveiled a new plan to keep NHS waiting lists down - treat patients in new-style wards within their own homes to prevent them clogging up hospital beds.

The idea was unveiled just a week before Weston General Hospital was criticised for more than 2,030 errors, including more than 800 which could have led to injury and more than 100 prescription mistakes.

THOUSANDS of music fans descended on Weston to see a string of big names - including Pixie Lott, Dizzee Rascal, Alexandra Burke and Jedward - perform at T4 On The Beach.

The sell-out event, broadcast live to the nation, was the annual festival’s biggest and best Weston date yet, with organisers hoping to return in 2011.

BOOKWORMS in Blagdon opened one of the world’s smallest village libraries - contained within an old red phonebox they bought from BT for just £1.

ROCK-HARD eight-year-old Brooklyn Chamberlain - known as ‘The Tank’ - did Weston proud by becoming a three-time national kickboxing champion.

LORD Archer threw his weight behind a campaign being spearheaded by a group of Weston businesses, which is aiming to revive Somerset County Cricket Club’s annual Weston festival.

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