Review of 2010 - November

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 December 2010

November: Hundreds of weird, wacky and wonderful fund-raisers took place for Children In Need. These fancy-dressed Weston College students were collecting in High Street.

November: Hundreds of weird, wacky and wonderful fund-raisers took place for Children In Need. These fancy-dressed Weston College students were collecting in High Street.


PLANS to build the ‘most technologically advanced cinema in the South West’ in Weston were unveiled by an ambitious development firm.

November: Weston's annual carnival night thrilled record-breaking crowds.

The eight-screen movie house would form the cornerstone of a £35million redevelopment of Dolphin Square, with a planning application tipped to be submitted before the end of 2010.

COMEDIAN John Cleese returned home to Weston and, joined by other famous from TV and sport, and a host of well-known town figures, helped raise more than £200,000 for charity.

The Monty Python comic was one of the star guests at the Axentis Michael memorial ball staged on the Grand Pier.

AN ASTUTE pensioner turned detective to snare a care worker who had been stealing money from him - despite only having partial sight in one eye.

Shrewd George Hind laid a trap for the thief by memorising serial numbers on his bank notes, and his ploy was rewarded when the crook was arrested and fined by a court.

More than 6,000 new houses were earmarked for Weston over the next 15 years, and they could be located in two purpose-built villages on Weston Airfield and the former RAF Locking.

A RELIEVED dad praised quick-thinking friends and paramedics who saved his son’s life after he was stabbed in the neck during a row in a Weston nightclub.

A TOYSHOP owner from Burnham who had tried to sell a giant soft toy for 40 years got cold feet when a would-be buyer finally agreed the £350 asking price, and removed the cuddly lion from sale to stop staff becoming upset.

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