Carnival comes to town

THOUSANDS of people braved the weather on Monday night to see Weston s annual carnival.

THOUSANDS of people braved the weather on Monday night to see Weston's annual carnival.

Revellers had come from far and wide to see the glittering procession of 130 entries wind its way through the town centre.

Marching bands led the parade out of Locking Road Car Park where it followed a familiar route around Alexandra Parade.

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However, the evening did not pass without incident as one of the performers had to be helped off the King William Tableau float at the corner of Alfred Street and the Boulevard at around 8.15pm.

Two members of St John Ambulance's cycle response team attended the scene after the man, who was in his forties, had fainted.

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He was taken to a nearby treatment centre in Oxford Street where he was later released suffering no ill effects.

Regional operations manager Jeremy Hughes said there were 10 incidents on the night which was 'much lower than previous years where from 20 to 30 is usually the norm'.

One person was taken to Weston General Hospital suffering from a suspected fractured hand.

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