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Future of Weston General Hospital discussed

Wetson General Hospital's future is under debate Credit: ITV News West Country

The future of Weston General Hospital is being considered by NHS bosses after 11 potential organisations were revealed to help run it.

Under new legislation, every NHS trust is expected to become a foundation. It could mean Weston merges with another NHS area or franchises out the management of services to the private sector.

Local MP John Penrose has urged NHS chiefs to make a decision quickly to avoid uncertainty at the hospital. A final decision will be made in the coming months.


Log flume replaces wheel on Weston-super-Mare seafront

Weston-super-Mare seafront is getting a new attraction in time for the summer holidays - a 12-metre-high log flume! It'll replace a 40-metre high observation wheel, which was removed last winter after four years on the seaside site.

North Somerset Council signed the contract after failing to receive confirmation whether the wheel would return to the town.