Low interest rates and the weakness of sterling could have a beneficial impact on North Somerset’s £1.3billion tourism industry, as more holidaymakers are expected to flock to the area as part of the post-Brexit effect.
Tens of thousands of children across North Somerset attend schools ranked as good or outstanding by Ofsted – but do you think the findings are accurate? Tell us your opinion of education in the area in our survey.
The availability of council housing in North Somerset is now so low that people in the greatest need are waiting for more than a year to get the keys to a new home – with the demand for homes greatly outstripping the number of properties available.
Vulnerable children are being sexually exploited in ‘every town and village’ in North Somerset, according to the boss of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, sparking calls for extra police resources to combat the problem.
Increased access to therapy treatments and the placement of experts in police control rooms are just some of the ways North Somerset’s chief healthcare provider is aiming to improve emergency mental health care across the district.
These stunning photos show what some of Somerset’s most famous landmarks look like from the air, as Mercury photographer Zak Ghent and reporter Grace Earl enjoyed a tour of the area courtesy of the Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club.
The Mercury’s photographer Mark Atherton is well known in Weston-super-Mare for snapping pictures at every event worth going to, so we asked him to pick his favourite pictures of 2015 for this round-up...
The Times covered tons of exciting events in North Somerset last year, so we asked our photographers Mark Atherton and David Kenneford to pick a few of their favourite pictures from 2015, here’s what they came up with...
IF YOU have spent time walking along Weston-super-Mare’s beach in the evening you might have seen some stunning sunsets. The town’s photographers have captured them on camera, here’s our favourite sunset shots of 2015...
MORE than a quarter of jobs which were outsourced to a private company by North Somerset Council earlier this year have been lost – with more cuts potentially looming as the council battles to save money.
NORTH Somerset Council is owed £11million in council tax, but councillors are failing to ‘stump up their share’ on time – leading the authority to send 71 reminders to its own councillors since December 2013.
HUNDREDS of children across North Somerset are facing crippling health problems including obesity and tooth decay by the time they reach age five, sparking calls for a ‘mission’ to improve young people’s health from a leading charity.
BANKSY may have chosen Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana as the venue for his biggest show to date, but he is also using Dismaland to showcase the work of more than 50 artists from around the world. Here is our list of 10 artists you should check out while you are there...
BANKSY’S latest show Dismaland, in Weston-super-Mare, is not due to open to the public until tomorrow (Saturday) but the Mercury is offering 1,000 of its readers the chance to get the first look today (Friday).