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The new year is now in full swing and the Christmas cobwebs have been blown away, with plenty of events to keep you busy in Weston this weekend.

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A woman who ran a brothel in Weston-super-Mare has been sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment today (Friday).

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A lane on the M5 has been closed due to emergency repair works taking place today (Friday).

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A man from Wrington who was struggling to cover the costs of attending his brother’s wedding can now afford the trip after winning a £10,000 cash competition.

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A man died yesterday (Thursday) after being hit by a train.

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What's On

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One of the nation’s best-loved television personalities, best known for her work on the BBC’s Springwatch programme, will talk at a Weston-super-Mare theatre next month about her interesting life and career.

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The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is to perform Giselle at a Bristol venue next month – and the Mercury is giving readers the chance to win tickets to see the show.

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Yesterday, 14:21

A renowned television psychic will be returning to Weston-super-Mare for a special occasion at the end of the month – and the Weston Mercury has free competition tickets to give away.

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Yesterday, 10:10

A Weston author has released his second book.

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Wed, 21:00

It’s showtime, as Edinburgh Fringe favourite Andrew Maxwell heads to Bristol’s The Wardrobe Theatre in March.

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Court News


A takeaway in Weston-super-Mare has been shut down for three months after allegations the business was a front for drug dealing.

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Tue, 07:55

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from December 3-18.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A mother-of-five from Weston has been banned from driving after admitting crashing her car while over the legal alcohol limit.

Education News

Mon, 07:27

A school in Uphill has made it into the top six most improved and highest performing schools in the country.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

At approximately 700 years old, it could be possible that Worle Village School, 
 the name by which it is now known, is one of the oldest school buildings in the kingdom.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Students at a Cheddar school showed they were bright sparks at a recent computing challenge.

Sport News


Weston-super-Mare winger Ben Swallow has joined Merthyr Town on loan after a disappointing spell with the Seagulls.

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Children and adults with any form of disability will have more opportunities to get involved in cricket after a major donation to Somerset Disabled Cricket Club.

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Somerset Rebels compete in their 20thh season of speedway racing in 2019 and to commemorate such an auspicious anniversary a number of special initiatives are being planned throughout the season.

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Yesterday, 18:30

Weston-super-Mare boss Marc McGregor has called on his players to show the same attitude and desire which bought them a point last weekend ahead of Saturday’s visit to Truro City.

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Yesterday, 17:12

Hornettes Ladies visited leaders Westbury for their latest league game, but were not at their best.

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Yesterday, 14:00

England spinner Jack Leach has given Somerset members and supporters a New Year boost after signing a contract extension with the county.

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Yesterday, 13:00

Weston produced an improved performance in their 13-13 draw with Exmouth, but were left wondering what might have been after letting a lead slip.

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Business News

Yesterday, 07:00

Weston-super-Mare’s business bosses and politicians have criticised Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) proposed closure of its High Street shop.

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Wed, 11:00

A therapist who began her career as an apprentice at one of the region’s leading spas has now become mentor for the next generation of beauticians.

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Tue, 11:00

A former police officer has opened a counselling business in Worle.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

A holiday park has been recognised as the South West’s best.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sedgemoor District Council is on the look out for seaside businesses to trade in the area for the next three summers.

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Food and Drink

Friday, January 11, 2019

Most of us are watching our wallets after an expensive Christmas, so we have compiled a list of meal deals in Weston-super-Mare to see you through January....

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Weston’s first vegan B&B has opened on the seafront, giving guests the chance to enjoy a holiday free from meat or animal products.

Friday, November 9, 2018

The ‘best sports bar in the area’ is the target a railway pub has set itself as work to overhaul its interior began this week.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A popular family business in Worle has relocated.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A new community bar is causing a buzz in Weston town centre after opening in September.

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