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Swapping Weston for the Antarctic

A woman from Weston super Mare has given up life as a PE teacher to spend four months on a tiny remote island in Antarctica.

Hannah Johns has been counting penguins, cleaning up after them, and welcoming visitors to the worlds most southerly post office on Port Lockroy.

Kylie went on a very long trip to pay her a visit:


Photographer reveals story behind Weston-super-Mare Oasis cover

Oasis have revealed the story behind the single cover Roll With It from 1995. The image was captured in Weston-super-Mare, the day before they played at the Glastonbury festival.

Credit: Oasis / Brain Cannon

Photographer Brian Cannon, who has created some of the most iconic album covers of the modern indie age, shot the photograph on a blisteringly hot Summer's day.

Taking to the band's Twitter page, Brian recalls the funny looks they received whilst filming as the Wonderwall singers were all dressed in duffle coats.

This was shot on Weston Super Mare beach in Somerset. Oasis were playing Glastonbury the following day so we had to find a location within striking distance. It was red hot & the band were sat in duffle coats, much to the interest of hundreds of onlookers.

– Brian Cannon, photographer


Former Royal Marine pays tribute to fallen comrades

Rob French has had his back tattooed in memory of seven other Royal Marines who were killed in Afghanistan. Credit: ITV West Country

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'

300 protesters march through Weston as overnight A&E stays closed

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.

Weston-super-Mare annual beach race attracts crowds of 70,000 to seaside town

The annual beach race is one of the world's most extreme off-road tracks. Credit: ITV News

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.

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