Two fishermen were rescued in the early hours of Sunday when their boat went aground and filled with water off Weston super Mare
Staff in Weston-super-Mare are sifting through bin bags left in the street to find evidence of who left them there.
The Summer Sets On The Beach concert in Weston-super-Mare has announced its first ever line-up of acts.
Weston Area Health NHS Trust has responded to Care Quality Commission report judging it to be 'at risk' of providing poor care to patients
– Statement from Weston Area Health NHS Trust
Delivering high standards of patient care is our absolute priority at Weston.
Having recognised that in the past we weren’t always achieving this, a programme of improvements and investments across the Trust have been put in place.
Although we are disappointed that our banding is low, some of it is based on historic data.
And so we look forward to welcoming the CQC back to Weston General so they can see the improvements we’ve already made and support us in making more changes so that we can deliver the standard of care the community of North Somerset deserve.
The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust has been criticised for the time taken to treat patients as well as its number of cancelled operations.
The Weston Area Health NHS Trust has been found to have issues with bed blocking and staff training.
Professor Sir Mike Richards is Chief Inspector Hospitals, for the Care Quality Commission.
The Care Quality Commission rated the UK's NHS trusts on their ability to provide good care. In the list below, 6 is the highest rating (i.e. not at risk of providing poor care) and 1 is the lowest (i.e. at risk of providing poor care).
- Weston Area Health 2
- Royal United Hospital Bath 2
- Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases 3
- Great Western Hospitals 3
- Gloucestershire Hospitals 4
- Yeovil District Hospital 5
- Taunton and Somerset 5
- North Bristol 5
- University Hospitals Bristol 6
Two hospital trusts in the region are 'at risk' of providing poor care to patients, according to a Care Quality Commission report - they are Royal United Hospital Bath and Weston Area Health. The report found that nearly a quarter of hospitals in the UK are similarly 'at risk'.
However, the report named University Hospitals Bristol as one of the trusts least 'at risk'.
The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust has been criticised for the time taken to treat patients as well as its number of cancelled operations. The Weston Area Health NHS Trust has been found to have issues with bed blocking and staff training.
A proposal on Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana Lido will go to the full council next month, North Somerset’s Executive has agreed.
This would allow The Trop (WsM) Ltd to test the viability of its scheme for the development of the seafront site in Weston-super-Mare.
The redevelopment of Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana lido could move a step closer today.
A working group studying the project will report back to North Somerset Council this afternoon.
Private developers have been told they can turn it into a new leisure complex but the council still has not given them full permission to start building.
Police are investigating a third death in the space of a week in Weston-super-Mare.
The body of a man in his fifties was discovered in a street this morning in the Uphill part of the seaside town.
Avon and Somerset Police said they were treating his death as "unexplained".
They're not linking it to the death of a 61-year-old man on Thursday and that of Mark Roberts, 35, who died following an alleged assault last Saturday.
A 17-year-old has been charged with Mr Roberts' murder and was remanded in custody when he appeared in court earlier this week.
The body of the 61-year-old man was found in a car in St Andrew's Parade - close to where Mr Roberts was injured.
A post-mortem examination has been carried out and although further tests are required, police said there was "nothing at this stage" to suggest the death was suspicious.
– Detective Constable Nick Riley, Avon & Somerset Police
The results of further tests will not be known for several weeks and until then it will be treated as unexplained.
We have not uncovered any link to the earlier murder and it appears that a second death in such close proximity to the first is simply an unfortunate coincidence.
A body of a man in his fifties has been found in a street in Weston-super-Mare.
Police were called to Uphill Way just after 8am this morning. The road is currently closed between Thornbury Road and Old Church Road while officers carry out their enquiries.
Police are treating his death as unexplained, but are not connecting it to others in the town in recent weeks.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The parents of Mark Roberts from Weston-super-Mare, who died after being assaulted in Baildon Road at the weekend, have paid tribute to him. Lesley and Andrew Roberts say:
“Mark was our only son, loved by us, his sister Rachel, fiancée Zara and his extended family and friends. His loss has devastated us all and we do not know what life is going to be without him. It is unimaginable.
“Last year Mark found the woman he wanted to share his life with, and recently became engaged. He has been robbed of becoming a father, step-father and uncle."
A teenager has been charged with Mark's murder but the investigation into Mark’s death continues. and both the investigation team, and Mark’s family, are continuing to appeal for the community to come forward with information. Anyone who can help should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101.
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a man in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend.
Father of two Mark Roberts, died after he was attacked on the Bournville estate in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A 17-year-old from Weston-super-Mare will appear at North Somerset Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Police still want people to come forward with information.