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A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

A Somerset village has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to create a community hub after enduring months of problems.

A plan to build futuristic magnet train between Weston and Bristol has been proposed to avoid the creation of a ‘dormitory town the size of Wells’.

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Parking in Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is set to get a makeover after the town council’s bid for a major Government grant was approved.

More than 7,500 hoax calls were made to police and ambulance services in Somerset over the past three years.

A seven-year-old boy was rescued from the mud at Brean after he became stuck while out exploring with his family.


Replacement play equipment at a Worle park will finally be installed next year.

A ‘vital’ £500,000 investment into mental health services hopes to make a significant difference to young people.

Plans to join up a coastal walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon have moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

A handful of students at Worle Community School have launched a club to help anyone who worries about being bullied.

An innovative piece of equipment which helps people in late stage dementia is available to patients in Weston-super-Mare.


A ‘casualty’ was rushed to hospital after a crash on a major commuter route yesterday (Saturday).

A men’s social group has raised £400 for Weston’s RNLI.

An evening of true crime studies awaits a Weston audience.

Heritage experts are calling on people to help create a clearer picture of Weston’s history through a new mapping system.

A team from Backwell will once again don their Santa suits and jump on their motorbikes to raise cash for a children’s charity.

‘Human error’ meant just 10 people attended a meeting to revive Weston’s summer carnival. The Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald reported the story 50 years ago. Parents of a village school were upset after discovering it had dropped down the priority list to get a new school.

Youngsters created their own festive products and managed to raise more than £1,500.

The shortlist for this year’s Turnip Prize has been announced.

Calls from safety-conscious villagers to reduce the speed limit on a busy A-road in Churchill have been answered by North Somerset Council.

A Weston-super-Mare man was charged yesterday (Friday) in connection with two assaults.

Youngsters hosted a fun-filled morning brimming with festive cheer at the weekend to raise much-needed cash.

Dozens of cyclists will travel from Weston to the Mendips dressed as Santa to raise money for a friend who was paralysed in a freak mountain biking accident.

Hundreds of people will run along Weston’s seafront during this weekend’s Christmas Cracker.

Churchgoers enjoy festive fair

Friday, December 7, 2018

There was plenty of Christmas cheer at a church at the weekend, with dozens of people revelling in the festive fun.

More than 1,300 homes in central Weston-super-Mare and Worle are without power this afternoon (Friday).

The demolition of Weston’s former police station has begun, as plans for dozens of homes progress.

A road in Weston-Super-Mare could be closed for up to six hours today (Friday) after a car crashed into a power line.

People may be entitled to a forgotten fortune of more than half a million pounds in unclaimed inheritance.

Silent discos are having a ‘remarkable effect’ on people with dementia in Weston care homes.


Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit-and-run saw a car mount a pavement and mow down a teenager.

Weston College has been shortlisted for six prestigious education awards.

A rise in drug dealing in parts of Weston-super-Mare town centre has caused safety fears for staff members and businesses.

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