The local NHS Trust says while it is making progress with recruitment, it would still be potentially unsafe to reopen the department.Read the full story ›
A 52-year-old man who threatened and tied-up a teenage boy during an aggravated burglary in Weston-super-Mare has been jailed for 15 years.Read the full story ›
A former Plymouth Royal Marine who benefited from the Poppy Appeal has dedicated a tattoo and poem to 7 other marines killed in Afghanistan.Read the full story ›
A former Plymouth-based Royal Marine has had his back tattooed with seven poppies in memory of his fallen comrades.
Rob French served with 42 Commando and suffers from PTSD from his time in Afghanistan. He has dedicated a poem, "The Night Before Deployment", to his friends who lost their lives during the conflict. The seven Royal Marines are now known by many as "The Magnificent Seven".
- Former marine Rob French reads 'The Night Before Deployment'
Around 300 campaigners marched through Weston-super-Mare today (Saturday 4 November), in protest at the continued closure of the town's Accident & Emergency department between 10pm and 8am.
Today is five months to the day since the closure came into effect, after the health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, found the emergency department at Weston General Hospital was dangerously short of doctors.
Watch our full report from our Health Reporter, Caron Bell:
For more information on the Healthy Weston proposals in the report, and to have your say on them, visit North Somerset CCG's website here.
900 motor and quad bike riders competed in one of the world's most extreme off-road tracks in Weston-super-Mare.
The 35th annual beach race took place in the seaside town, attracting crowds of around 70,000 people.
The event, which includes specially-built sand dunes for the competition, is believed to add up to £10million to the local economy.
For some businesses in the South West region, making the switch from the old pound coin to the new one is proving to be pricey.Read the full story ›
The two motorcycle legends are joining forces for this weekend's races "to have some fun"Read the full story ›
The Accident and Emergency department at the hospital is already closed overnight, with no date set for it to re-open.Read the full story ›
Police are trying to identify a man in connection with a serious sexual assault investigation in Weston-super-Mare.
Avon and Somerset police say a 16-year-old girl was seriously sexually assaulted at a property in the town on Monday night.
Officers say two men, aged 20 and 18, have been arrested in connection with this inquiry and released under investigation.
Police are asking anyone who recognises the man pictured to contact Investigations on 101.