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Weston-super-Mare manager Micky Bell has left the club by mutual consent.
A statement on the club's website said: "We would like to thank Micky for his efforts on behalf of the Club."
The Seagulls are currently second from bottom and four points from safety in the Conference South.
Weston had been due to face Whitehawk at the Woodspring Stadium this afternoon but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Bell's last game was on Tuesday - a 4-1 defeat against League One side Doncaster in the FA Cup.
Matthew Richards describes his reaction on being told he could not visit Puxton Park on his own:
But Alistair Mead, Managing Director of Puxton, says the park's target market (0-7 year-olds) means adults would have no cause to go there alone:
The Managing Director of Puxton Park in North Somerset has issued a statement following a complaint that the attraction has banned single adults without children from entry on child protection grounds.
This has been blown out of all proportion. The main aspect not being reported is that Puxton Park is predominantly an attraction for children aged 0 years to 7 years with 90% of the park dedicated fully to child’s play, which is not suitable for lone adults.
“Some adults may be interested in our falconry department and we offer falconry experience days which are open to all. We have not set out to discriminate against single adults but we take child protection extremely seriously.
We would rather be over zealous when unaccompanied adults visit us armed with cameras than put children at any potential risk. Even schools follow similar policies with regards to the photography of children.
Our members fully support our decisions and we have received nothing but praise for our policy including positive feedback from a Child Protection Specialist, who commended us for our child protection principals.
Within seven years we have only had one complaint about this policy from the gentlemen last week.
At the time of setting the policy the other parks within the area had a similar stance to us. I have spoken to two or three similar client-based parks this morning and they still have the same policy as we do. I’m not going to name names as it’s unprofessional of me to do so.
In light of this coverage we will look at what other parks are doing with their admissions policy, speak to our customers and review.
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The A370 Marchfields Way in Weston-super-Mare is closed in both directions due to a serious accident between Winterstoke Road and the A3033 Drove Road / B3440 Drove Road.
Traffic is heavy on all approaches.
A man has died after a crash on the A370 Long Ashton bypass near Bristol.
A BMW Cabriolet left the road at around 10.35pm last night on the Bristol-bound carriageway and collided with a number of trees and a road sign before landing on its roof.
The 55-year-old driver from the Bristol area was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who was travelling along the bypass at the time of the incident.
The road has now re-opened, but traffic is heavy in the area.
There's slow traffic due to an earlier accident on the A370 inbound near the B3130 (Nailsea turn off).
All lanes have been re-opened. but slow traffic remains.
A charity has written to the Attorney General calling him to review the sentences given to the abusers of a 79-year-old woman in a North Somerset care home.
Gladys Wright suffered the abuse at The Granary in Wraxall. It was captured on a secret camera by her son.
Daniel Baynes was jailed for four months at Bristol Crown Court last Friday. Two other men - Tomasz Gidaszewski and Janusz Salnikow were given community orders.
Action on Elder Abuse say the sentences are too lenient and does not act as a deterrent.
Police in North Somerset are appealing for information after UKIP political posters were stolen.
They want to speak to three people who were seen with a black and white dog about the theft of the election sign from a fence in Charterhouse near Blagdon.
It was one of a series of seven similar thefts in the area in the run-up to last month’s European elections.