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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.

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.

We love to get your weather pictures. You can send them to or post them on our Facebook page. Do tell us where you took the photo.

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.

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