Review of 2010 - September

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 December 2010

September: Hundreds of pink-clad women - including these pink babes from Mendip Green School - hit the beach for the Midnight Beach Walk in aid of Weston Hospicecare.

September: Hundreds of pink-clad women - including these pink babes from Mendip Green School - hit the beach for the Midnight Beach Walk in aid of Weston Hospicecare.


A HABITUAL offender who tormented residents on a Weston for years wrote an open apology to his victims from prison, apologising through the Mercury for scores of crimes.

September: It was five years in the pipeline, but bikers and skaters in Cheddar were thrilled at the opening of their long-awaited skate park.

But within days of his release, Ben Gregory made a mockery of his apology by burgling a Weston charity and has since been given a ‘final chance’ to reform by a crown court judge.

WESTON army medic Ben Peters faced jail after senior officers accused him of going AWOL when he was at home caring for his poorly newborn daughter.

Ben faced 30 days detention and a fine for supporting tiny Alana through meningitis, prompting wife Charlie to say: “They let you fight for your country but they won’t let you fight for your family.”

CHILDREN playing on the beach at Sand Bay made a shocking discovery - a human head, part-buried in the sand.

The duo found a skull and a handful of other bones, but police later said the grisly remains were ‘too old to identify’.

TWO landmark Weston watering holes changed hands, with business brothers Chris and Mike Sanders snapping up The Imperial in South Parade and JD Wetherspoon securing a deal to buy Cabot Five Bars on the seafront.

WESTON mum Romana Winstone achieved sporting success, bagging five medals at the British Transplant Games, just a year after she went under the knife to receive a kidney donated by husband Ian.

STUDENTS in Worle who feared for their futures after getting unexpectedly bad exam results were relieved when an exam board admitted it had blundered and gave them a fresh set or marks.

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