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Man who died in Weston-super-Mare crash is named

Officers tape off the area where Mr Alom was found dying. Credit: ITV News

Police have named the man who died in a road traffic collision in Weston-super-Mare town centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Syful Alom, 31, from Weston-super-Mare, died from his injuries following the collision in Cambridge Place near the town's High Street.

A 41-year-old man arrested after the crash has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Weston-super-Mare braces itself for high tides

Temporary defences, known as a Dutch Dam, have been raised in Weston-super-Mare to protect the town from the onslaught Credit: ITV News

Communities along the Bristol Channel are bracing themselves for the highest spring tides in decades this weekend.

50 feet high tides - the highest seen for 20 years - are expected in Weston-super-Mare from this morning. Forecasters are warning of the possibility of coastal flooding and North Somerset Council's emergency teams have been put on standby.

We've got good sea defences in Weston-super-Mare. We have a Dutch dam, which is a dam that we put up manually, and we've also got a gate which we shut and that creates a watertight seal.

And that stops the water from pouring onto the road if the weather gets that bad.

– John Flannigan, North Somerset Council

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Man arrested over fatal crash in Weston-super-Mare

Police seal off the area near Weston-super-Mare High Street where the man was found dying Credit: ITV News

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal road traffic collision in Weston-super-Mare yesterday afternoon (18 February).

He is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody at this time.

A man with serious injuries was found by a passer-by in an alleyway known as Cambridge Place between North Street and High Street at approximately 4.50pm yesterday. He later died as a result of his injuries.

Did you see the crash that killed a man in Weston?

Police in Weston-super-Mare have sealed off the area where a man was found dying Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash in Weston-super-Mare in which the driver failed to stop.

A man was found by a passer-by in an alleyway near the High Street just before 5pm yesterday, Wednesday 18 February, but died from his injuries.

Officers have been investigating in the area and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

Officers tape off the area near Weston High Street where the man was found Credit: ITV News

Hit and run victim dies in Weston-super-Mare

A man has died in an apparent hit and run on a Weston-super-Mare road.

The man was found by a member of the public with serious injuries in an alley way between North Street and High Street at around 4.50pm on Wednesday 18 February.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the incident and are especially keen to speak to a middle-aged couple who helped the injured man.

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area between 4.30pm and 5.15pm.

"Dutch Dam" is deployed in Weston-super-Mare

The Dutch Dam has been raised at Knightstone Island to protect Weston seafront Credit: ITV News

Sea defences have been deployed in Weston super Mare because of forecast high tides.

The Dutch Dam at Knightstone Island will remain up until Saturday at least.

  • High tide Friday 20 February at 0730 is predicted to reach 13.23m
  • High tide Saturday 21 February at 0830 is predicted to reach 13.36m

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Work begins (at last) on Weston's Tropicana

Work has begun to bring the former Tropicana building up to scratch Credit: North Somerset Council

Work has begun to restore part of the Tropicana at Weston-super-Mare. It is hoped some of the building will be opened to the public in time for the summer.

The site in Weston-super-Mare has remained virtually derelict since the open-air swimming pool closed in 2000.

Weston-super-Mare Post Office is saved from closure

It seems the future of the main post office in Weston-super-Mare is now secure Credit: ITV News

The main post office in Weston-super-Mare is to remain open after all.

The branch on Regent Street shut suddenly on Monday evening due to contractual difficulties. But agreement has now been reached with the landlord.

Post Office Ltd released the following statement today:

Weston Super Mare Post Office will remain open as normal at 76 Regent Street. Agreement has been reached with the landlord to allow us to remain on the site. We are delighted agreement has been reached bringing to an end a period of unforeseen uncertainty for customers and staff.

Post Office Ltd recently consulted over plans to relocate Weston Super Mare Post Office to 84 – 86 Regent Street, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1SR. The six week public consultation has ended and an announcement will be made shortly.

– Post Office spokesperson
The Post Office could still move to another address in Regent Street Credit: ITV News

Future of Weston-super-Mare Post Office in doubt

This could be the last day of the main post office in Weston-super-Mare Credit: ITV News

Today could be the last day the main post office in Weston-super-Mare remains open.

The branch on Regent Street closed suddenly on Monday evening due to contractual difficulties but it was allowed to remain open for at least two more days following talks with the landlord.

A new premises for the post office is now being sought.

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