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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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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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