John Crockford-Hawley

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John Crockford-Hawley column: Rigged art will put Weston on the map

When news of national significance breaks a local rag is seldom first with the story but last week’s edition of the Mercury was genuinely heralded an ‘Exclusive’. Of necessity few knew what was happening until the Wednesday evening when a significant number of movers and shakers assembled at Weston Museum to hear Unboxed announce their See Monster concept to the world.

Church’s organist mourned

WITH every seat taken at the annual Carols by Candlelight event in All Saints’ Church last Wednesday, the capacity congregation was stunned to hear of the sudden death earlier that day of Christopher Manners, the church’s organist and director of music.

The Mercury’s 170th Birthday

What is a newspaper? For just over 300 years the modern English version has been broadcasting news, disseminating information, offering opinion, entertaining, lampooning, irritating, giving platform to those who may or may not have something worthwhile to say, and generally underpinning the prejudices of readers and proprietors alike.