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Red Arrows to take to the skies for this year's Weston Air Festival

Red Arrows to fly at Weston Air Day Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Three displays of iconic aircraft will feature at this year's Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June.The Red Arrows, BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire and the RAF Typhoon display will take to the skies over Weston Bay on both days of the air festival.

Among the other confirmed flights include the Muscle Pitts - Bi Plane, TRIG Aerobatic Team and Catalina Flying Boat.

As well as a full weekend of air displays, there will be fun fair rides, military displays, trade stands and activities for the whole family.

The event has been growing in popularity each year and more flights are expected to be confirmed very soon.

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Christmas spirit alive in Weston-super-Mare

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A Christmas shopper from Weston-super-Mare has issued a public thank-you to the couple who found her handbag which had been left in a shopping trolley.

Jeanie-Major-Eyre left her bag containing cash, credit cards, mobile phone and driving licence in the trolley at the car park at Morrison's supermarket. It was found by Hanna and Matt from St Georges in Weston. They had already contacted Jeanie's family when they found her still wandering around the car park looking for the bag.

" What a wonderful surprise and what a relief. Since that evening I have visited Hanna and Matt and rewarded them for their kindness. What a lovely couple. Thank you for making my Christmas."

– Jeanie Major-Eyre, Weston-super-Mare
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