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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

Police concerned for missing man - Ryan Saunders

Have you seen Ryan Saunders? Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are asking for the public's help to find a man who's gone missing from Weston-super-Mare.

Ryan Saunders, who's 31, was last seen in the Uphill area at around 12pm today (25 October).

We’re concerned for his welfare and are asking for anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to contact us immediately.

– Avon & Somerset Police


  • white
  • slim build
  • short black hair
  • several tattoos
  • last seen wearing a grey t-shirt which had writing on it, blue jeans and grey trainers

No trains between Weston-super-Mare and Taunton

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Services are at a stand on CrossCountry and Great Western Railway between Weston-super-mare and Taunton due to person hit by a train.

Tickets being accepted on GWR services.

Trains in both directions are subject to delays or diversions via Westbury adding up to 90 minutes to journey times.


Child airlifted to hospital following major M5 crash

The crash happened at 10.45 on Monday morning. Credit:

A child has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a major crash on the M5 near Weston-super-Mare.

The motorway is closed in both directions between junctions 21 and 22 after the accident involving two vehicles at 10.45 a.m. on Monday.

The child was flown to Bristol Children's Hospital and an adult was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Three others were treated by paramedics and medical crews at the scene.

Traffic was stopped on both carriageways so the air ambulance could land Credit:
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