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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in North Somerset has risen to 66.

The BBC is offering people over 70 a free DAB radio, and here’s how you can apply or nominate someone.

The masks can be made by anyone using a few simple household items.

A man from Cleeve is striving to provide front-line NHS staff with vital equipment to protect them from the coronavirus, one face shield at a time.

A town community hub has been given a £10,000 funding boost by the National Lottery.

A Somerset man has released a jingle to remind people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum has renewed it appeal for help from local Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suppliers

Residents in North Somerset are being urged to ‘do the right thing’ by using the right health services for their needs.

A learning trust has welcomed four new schools into its fold.

Several fights broke out on Weston seafront on Easter Monday as gangs of youths roamed the area.

North Somerset Council has told people to stay at home, as an ‘increasing number’ of care workers are finding visitors at homes across the district.

A university student has launched an online festival in Weston.

A tourism service’s message urging people not to visit Weston has quite literally hit home.

A Weston-run company which organises corporate events, festivals and concerts all over the world has turned its attention closer to home, helping vulnerable people in the town.

North Somerset Council is offering help to anyone having difficulty paying their council tax during the coronavirus crisis.

The chief constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary has thanked the overwhelming majority of the public for adhering to the Government’s advice to reduce the spread of coroavirus.

A man who drove 100 miles to see his girlfriend is among the 23 people fined by Avon and Somerset Police for defying ‘sensible advice’ during the coronavirus lockdown.

Two NHS hospital trusts merged yesterday (Wednesday).

Children have been brightening up Weston with their rainbow paintings to spread some cheer during the coronavirus crisis.

Now more than ever, local journalism matters.

Nursing homes in Weston are days away from a crisis as carers are not being tested for coronavirus and lack protective equipment, according to sector experts.

A mass-market jewellery chain has closed its Weston town centre store in another huge blow to the High Street.

Organisers of a pageant which has gained international recognition will postpone the event until 2021.

A pre-school owner is keeping children entertained while they are away from the classroom.

Parking charges in North Somerset are being waived for NHS staff and key workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

A second person has died from coronavirus in Weston-super-Mare.

School staff have delivered hundreds of pairs of science goggles to two hospitals.

As people are unable to visit loved ones during the lockdown, the Mercury is inviting readers to send in messages to cheer people up and let them know you are thinking of them.

Public Health England and the Department for Transport have released their latest findings.

Specsavers has announced it has suspended all routine testing in Somerset for the foreseeable future and will only offer essential and urgent care.

A concern for the wider community, as well as for its service users, prompted a Weston care agency to provide and distribute care packages for vulnerable people who are housebound due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Police are celebrating after successfully turning the fortunes around for several problem properties in a Somerset town.

A man has been disinfecting cash machines, parking metres and shop doorways in Weston for free.

An unlikely suspect was found ‘breaking quarantine’ and ‘swanning around’ on the M5 yesterday.

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