Review of 2010 - March

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 December 2010

March: Children from Castle Batch Primary School were joined people from all across Britain in raising money for Sport Relief.

March: Children from Castle Batch Primary School were joined people from all across Britain in raising money for Sport Relief.


WESTON made national headlines after a tabloid newspaper investigation revealed a schoolgirl had been caught stripping for older men in a Regent Street lapdancing club.

March: Museum-goers mobilised to help save the Burlington Street facility from being axed as part of a council cost-cutting drive.

The girl later told the Mercury the scandal had made her a ‘hate figure’ at school, while the club itself saw its licence suspended until the summer.

WESTON Football Club unveiled plans to build a state-of-the-art stadium at the town’s former airfield.

Chairman Paul Bliss told the Mercury he envisaged a modern new ground as part of a 10-acre leisure complex which would boost sports provision for the whole community.

SEAFRONT regeneration in Weston spelled the end of the road for the town’s Tourist Information Centre building, but exciting plans to replace it would later come forward.

Planning permission has since been secured for an up-market Italian restaurant rotunda, which is expected to open to diners in 2011.

NORTH Somerset Council was left facing a £4,000 legal bill after losing out in a courtroom squabble with residents in Worle - over a bush.

A MUM was less than pleased after her 10-year-old son had a ‘hate incident’ logged on his permanent school record after calling a classmate names during a playground spat.

DEFIANT dog-walkers vowed to dodge new rules preventing their pets being let off-lead in Grove Park by insisting they would use 30ft leads to exercise the animals.

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