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New site for lifeboat station in Weston-super-Mare

After a long search the RNLI says it has found a location for a new lifeboat station in Weston-super-Mare.

For the last year it has been based in a temporary station after it was forced to leave its historic home on Birnbeck Pier. The service now wants to build a new station on Madeira Cove but the RNLI may need to raise up to £4 million for it.

You can watch Robert Murphy's report below:

Watch: men driving a car into a building, causing significant damage

Police have released a video of a car driving into a wall in Weston-super-Mare, causing significant damage to a building.

The incident happened at Commsplus on Gazelle Road on November 22.

Two cars were seen driving around the Weston industrial estate. A red Ford Fiesta crashed into a wall, and the vehicles and their occupants fled the scene.

Police have released the below CCTV footage of four suspects they would like to speak with in connection with the damage. Anyone who recognises the men should contact Avon & Somerset Police.

A full description of the incident and the two vehicles are on the police website.


Weston's Winter Gardens to be sold for £1

The main part of the Winter Gardens would still be made available for community use Credit: ITV News

A plan to sell the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare for one pound has been approved by councillors this evening.

It's part of a deal under which the local college will take over the facility and build a £15 million law academy on the site, though the main part would still be available for community use.

Sun comes down on Weston seafront

The sun casts an icy shadow in Weston-super-Mare Credit: Jamie Beard

One of our cameramen, Jamie Beard, has taken this stunning shot in Weston-super-Mare. Despite the icy weather, it shows the sun still working hard, turning the Weston Seaquarium into a shadowy silhouette.

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Hospital beats bug in time for Christmas

All wards have returned to normal at Weston General Hospital Credit: ITV News

A hospital that was hit by the winter vomiting bug norovirus has re-opened all its wards in time for Christmas. At one point four wards were closed to new admissions at Weston General Hospital.

The trust has extended visiting times from 10am to 8pm between Christmas Day and Sunday 28 December. It is still warning visitors to remain vigilant and not to come if anyone has had a bug or cold or flu symptoms in the last two days.


WATCH: Getting into the panto spirit with tv stars Gaffney and Bissix

A big Christmas Eve tradition is a trip to the panto - and this year you're spoiled for choice in the West. From Jack and the Beanstalk at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre to Sleeping Beauty at The Everyman in Cheltenham.

This year in Weston-super-Mare, the Playhouse is staging its own production of Peter Pan, created for the first time by an in-house team.

A little earlier Ian Axton was invited backstage, where he bumped into some familiar faces. Dean Gaffney of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Eastenders, and Gemma Bissix of Hollyoaks and Eastenders.

Pupils from Worle sing a "Candlight Carol"

Carols have been playing a key part to Christmas for centuries. Staff at St Mark's School in Worle near Weston-super-Mare have chosen a more modern work for their pupils to perform to get us in the festive mood.

Here the children are with Candlelight Carol - composed by a modern master of carols - John Rutter.

Have you seen missing Jessica?

Jessica Buttigieg was last seen on Tuesday afternoon Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are trying to trace a 15-year-old schoolgirl who has been missing since Tuesday 25 November.

Jessica Buttigieg, from Locking near Weston-super-Mare, failed to return home after school.

Officers say she was last seen between 3 and 4pm on Tuesday. She was getting off a school bus in Locking Village, by the Post Office and Manor Stores.

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