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Readers have responded to news that Weston's new mayor has pledged to tackle mental health issues.

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Readers have reacted to news a funeral home which will offer a range of services for pets has opened.

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A 19th-century schoolroom is in desperate need of repairs and work has finally begun to bring it back to its former glory.

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Weston's health trust has recognised the contribution made by its nurses and midwives.

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A Weston restaurateur who fled Cambodia and Vietnam in search of freedom and was saved from a sinking boat has celebrated 40 years in the UK.

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Yesterday, 18:00

Book-lovers are in for a literary treat as acclaimed author Patrick Gale comes to Weston.

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Yesterday, 16:00

The entrance to Weston's library was described as being 'pretty grim in parts'. The story appeared in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago.

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What's On

Yesterday, 15:00

Is this the real life or is it just fantasy? A tribute band paying homeage to one of the most theatrical rock bands is coming to Weston.

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Fri, 17:00

With no rain forecasted over the weekend, there is a range of activities which you can get involved in both indoors and outdoors.

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Fri, 15:20

'It only takes one match to burn a thousand trees' according to Welsh rocker Kelly Jones of the band, Stereophonics, at a gig last night (Thursday) but luckily for the forest in Gloucestershire which provided the backdrop to it, there was no chance of that happening due to the unseasonal June downpours.

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Fri, 15:00

Fans of ska music can enjoy a night with The Neville Staple Band at the Winter Gardens later this month.

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Thu, 14:55

Science geeks both young and old can win tickets to a fast-paced celebration of science.

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Thu, 14:20

Fans of Tom Gates are in for a treat as the hapless tween takes to the stage in a live show at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare.

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Wed, 15:00

Award-winning comedian Ross Noble has announced his spring 2020 tour, which includes a date for the South West.

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Court News

Fri, 07:55

Two Weston men have been given a 'last chance' and spared jail, after injuring a man in an 'ugly' Boxing Day brawl.

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Wed, 06:55

A Weston-super-Mare pensioner who sexually abused three victims has been jailed for more than 10 years.

Tue, 07:10

The following cases were head at North Somerset Courthouse from May 1-8:

Education News

Yesterday, 10:00

A Weston secondary school will be oversubscribed for the first time in its history.

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Fri, 18:00

A Weston artspace has launched an appeal to find people to help with its street-theatre performance in just a few weeks' time.

Thu, 15:57

A Somerset secondary school which has boosted its Ofsted rating has been admired and labelled as 'inspirational' by Wells MP James Heappey.

Sport News


The Mercury's monthly sporting nostalgia feature, Sporting Memories, returns for its second instalment - as chief reporter Sam Frost delves deep into the archives to share some of the best photos from 2000.

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Fri, 16:30

Sam Trego says that picking up back-to-back wins was 'very pleasing' after his side beat Ilminster at Devonshire Road.

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Fri, 13:30

A football friendship between two teams from England and Germany has continued into it's 35th year, writes Joshua Thomas.

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Fri, 11:30

Weston Wizards claimed a cup double at the North Somerset Youth League finals last week.

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Fri, 10:30

A poor batting display saw Congresbury slip to defeat against Bath seconds at King George V Playing Field on Saturday.

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Fri, 09:30

Winscombe overcame adversity to upset league leaders Wells to win by 11 runs as they continued their ascent towards the Somerset League promotion places.

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Fri, 08:30

Weston captain Reece Trapani says they will learn from their 'silly mistakes' after defeat to Swindon Dolphins last weekend.

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Business News

Readers have reacted to news a funeral home which will offer a range of services for pets has opened.

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Fri, 16:00

A restaurateur has launched a new website which could save takeaways thousands of pounds and boost Weston-super-Mare's economy.

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Thu, 16:00

A hydro-electric power system and public space could replace a derelict hotel which has been closed for around eight years.

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Wed, 12:00

People are being encouraged to support independent businesses to save struggling high streets.

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Wed, 07:59

A dental practice which has been running in Weston for 29 years is under new management.

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Mon, 17:42

A High Street shop has reopened today (Monday) with a new look after being hidden under scaffolding.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

A Weston pub has reopened and its owners want to change its 'terrible' reputation.

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Food and Drink

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Delicious food and brilliant entertainment was in abundance at the Bristol Foodies Festival over the weekend.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Weston's oldest building has undergone a makeover and a familiar face has returned to the business.

Monday, April 15, 2019

A pub has been temporarily closed following the departure of its landlords.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The owner of Weston's new public house hopes to attract more visitors to the town through its traditional offerings.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Japanese street food is being served at a new business in Weston.

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