10 of the most-read Weston-super-Mare news stories of 2015
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IT HAS been a busy year for Weston-super-Mare and the Mercury’s website has drawn in visitors from all around the world, but what were the biggest stories of 2015? We’ve compiled a handy list...
No points for guessing the arrival of Banksy’s Dismaland at the Tropicana was the most-read story of the year on the Mercury’s website, with people from Thailand, Venezuela and Uzbekistan logging on to the Mercury’s website to read the world exclusive.
The slightly more unusual story of a man eating his own faeces captured the attention of the masses for all the wrong reasons, with social media going crazy for the unsavoury story.
A huge fire filled the sky with smoke on Weston seafront in April, with eyewitness comments from readers flooding in as multiple crews tackled the blaze.
This fun article caused a stir on social media with people trying to decide which of the 20 reasons applied to them the most and more than 10,000 people viewed the article.
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The death of seven-year-old April Reeves when she fell off her bike left much of Weston devastated and many paid tribute to the young girl.
Another tragic accident led to heart-warming tributes pouring in for 27-year-old Ashley Doyle, who died in a motorway crash when travelling back from a weekend of celebration with Uphill Castle Cricket Club.
- 1 Coronavirus cases in North Somerset at highest ever daily rate
- 2 'Bright future' for Weston high street
- 3 Hundreds of children told to isolate after eight schools confirm coronavirus cases
- 4 Two charged with burglary and fraud
- 5 North Somerset could be placed in higher tier after national lockdown ends
- 6 County council chairman urged to resign over 'slip of the tongue' comment about gypsies
- 7 Weston General Hospital increases patient-to-nurse ratio due to rising coronavirus patient numbers
- 8 Football association charges club and players following investigation after abandoned match
- 9 Weston Town Council pledges to be an anti-racist authority
- 10 North Somerset to move into tier 3 after end of nationwide lockdown
The people of Weston are passionate about their fish and chips and this article pointing out some of the best places to eat some vinegary treats proved popular.
When a young man died after a road collision in the alleyway known as Cambridge Place, in the centre of Weston, his family and friends spoke out about their struggle at having a lack of answers.
High winds caused yet more damage to Weston’s derelict Birnbeck Pier and left a walkway on the verge of collapsing.
Firefighters completed an unusual rescue mission in August when a teenager was trapped on a rollercoaster.
Click this link to see a round-up of Weston’s year in pictures.