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07:20

A car crash after a police chase 'could have been a million times worse' - according to a publican who watched an 'idiot' driver smash through his wall.

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07:38

Hundreds of bin men and women from across the UK descended on Weston to race against their colleagues in the National Refuse Championships on Saturday.

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Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston-super-Mare nurse raised £650 for a charity close to heart by completing a skydive from 15,000ft.

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Yesterday, 18:10

This weekend will see some of the best pilots in the world in stunning aircrafts take to the sky over Weston and the Mercury can give you a rundown of who to expect at this year's air festival.

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Yesterday, 16:55

Police in Weston have been named as the region's best.

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Yesterday, 16:22

Weston General Hospital was serving patients food from the same supplier linked to the deaths of five patients from listeria across the UK, but has taken steps to keep people safe.

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Yesterday, 14:00

Two churches have been given a financial boost from a Weston supermarket.

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What's On

Yesterday, 18:10

This weekend will see some of the best pilots in the world in stunning aircrafts take to the sky over Weston and the Mercury can give you a rundown of who to expect at this year's air festival.

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Yesterday, 15:00

A popular folk festival is returning to Nailsea and 11 acts are lined up for the event.

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Yesterday, 14:08

It was time to do the Time Warp again as Richard O'Brien's legendary musical, The Rocky Horror Show, returned to Bristol's Hippodrome last night (Monday).

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Yesterday, 00:51

Irish country pop crossover star Nathan Carter will be stopping off at Weston's Playhouse Theatre as part of his Born For the Road tour this October.

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Mon, 16:49

Celebrating 30 years since the release of Song For Whoever, and 10 years as The South, the nine-piece from Hull are returning to Bristol's Fleece later this month, and readers could win tickets to the show.

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Mon, 15:00

Irish rock band Kodaline will perform songs from their new album at Bristol's O2 Academy later this year.

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Mon, 13:41

An evening of feel-good comedy which covered every topic from periods to netball and Australians to Brexit was enjoyed by visitors to the Bristol Hippodrome last night (Sunday).

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Court News

Yesterday, 08:17

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from May 8-14:

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

Education News

Mon, 12:02

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

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Mon, 11:00

A public meeting heard a call to end the high stakes testing regime in primary schools.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

Sport News

Mon, 14:06

Somerset Rebels reserve Henry Atkins has been snapped up by National League side Mildenhall and is set to make his debut just 24 hours after riding at Glasgow.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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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Friday, June 14, 2019

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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Friday, June 14, 2019

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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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Business News

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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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Thursday, June 13, 2019

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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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

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Monday, June 10, 2019

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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