10 of the most-read Weston-super-Mare news stories of 2015

PUBLISHED: 10:05 29 December 2015

Photo by Philip Jones.

Photo by Philip Jones.

Philip Jones 2015

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...

Photo by Martin Aldous.Photo by Martin Aldous.

Banksy to unveil Tropicana show - and Mercury readers will see it first

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.

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Flatmate horror as man eats faeces

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.

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Video: Crews tackle Weston-super-Mare seafront fire

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.

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You know you’re from Weston-super-Mare when…

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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Tributes paid to ‘adorable’ April

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.

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Family tributes to ‘well-loved’ Ashley

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.

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5 top places to eat fish and chips in Weston-super-Mare

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.

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Crash victim’s death is a ‘tragic loss’

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.

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Storms leave pier walkway on brink of collapse

High winds caused yet more damage to Weston’s derelict Birnbeck Pier and left a walkway on the verge of collapsing.

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Teen rescued after getting trapped on rollercoaster

Firefighters completed an unusual rescue mission in August when a teenager was trapped on a rollercoaster.

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