Review of 2010 - December
PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 December 2010
(c)2010 Bob Bowen, all rights reserved
COLD weather returned with a vengeance as Weston was blanketed beneath the heaviest snowfall for a generation.
Travel plans and industry were thrown into disarray as public transport ground to a halt and a host of other services and events were cancelled, while pre-Christmas trade experienced a big slump in Weston town centre.
TOWN figures reacted with shock to new council proposals to sell-off Weston’s historic library building and transfer the service into the town hall.
North Somerset Council unveiled the idea as part of a stringent cost-cutting drive which means the authority has to trim more than £40million from its budgets over the next four years.
PARENTS were stunned after police swooped to arrest a 50-year-old Weston primary school teacher accused of filming himself abusing young female pupils.
Officers have since admitted they will be investigating the man’s entire teaching career as they prepare evidence for his court case when it is heard in 2011.
A £400MILLION development for the former RAF Locking site - boasting 1,500 houses and with the potential to create 2,000 new jobs - was given a formal green light.
A WORLE family were left heartbroken after waking one morning to find burglars had raided their home as they slept, and swiped thousands of pounds worth of valuables - including Christmas presents.
SCHOOL sweethearts Daniel Woodland and Charlotte Haines enjoyed an unusual engagement after romantic Ben got down on bended knee in the classroom where they first met years earlier.