PUBLISHED: 09:38 25 July 2019 Lily Newton-Browne Nick Grimshaw (left) and Greg James (right) were found in Weston's Grand Pier. Picture: Grand Pier Archant BBC Radio 1 presenters Nick Grimshaw and Greg James have been found hiding at Weston's Grand Pier as part of the radio's hide and seek game yesterday (Wednesday). BBC Radio 1 presenters Nick Grimshaw and Greg James have been found hiding at Weston's Grand Pier as part of the radio's hide and seek game yesterday (Wednesday).The pair kept their location secret in the town for more than 25 hours, beating the previous 22-hour record achieved last year.The Mercury understands an office at the side of the pier was cordoned off until the pair's location had been revealed. The presenters were found hiding out at the south tower of the pier, and Radio 1 revealed the news just before 6pm. Group marketing manager for Weston's Grand Pier, Lucy Graham, said: "It's been great fun and I'm delighted Radio 1 chose the … [Read more...] about BBC Radio 1 presenters spotted in Weston
Gallery PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 June 2019 Eleanor Young Community Champions of Weston-super-Mare, presentations at the Regency Suite, on Grand Pier. Picture: MARK ATHERTON Archant 'Exceptional champions' were praised at the Community Champions of Weston Awards on Saturday. Community Champions of Weston-super-Mare, presentations at the Regency Suite, on Grand Pier. Picture: MARK ATHERTONSeven groups and individuals were commended for their hours of dedication to make Weston a better place.The award, which is the brainchild of The Nightingale Group's managing director Richard Nightingale, received dozens of nominations.Richard said: "I have been so pleased to see, in this year's round of Community Champions, recognition given to a number of new projects and groups, who involve large numbers of community spirited residents, all working tirelessly to help others. "Only by working together can we address some of the issues which challenge our daily lives and … [Read more...] about WINNERS: Who was crowned a Community Champion of Weston?
PUBLISHED: 14:53 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:53 14 May 2019 Eleanor Young Evie Darcey and Kirsty teaching Doris some new tricks in the obstacle course. Picture: MARK ATHERTON Archant Hundreds of people flocked to Weston's Beach Lawns for a fun day devoted to man's best friend. Holly Hedge general manager Sarah Scharnz with a reunion of brothers and sisiters from the same litter of rescued puppies, pictured with their owners. Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Rotary Club once again hosted its annual dog day on the seafront on Saturday.Pups of all shapes, sizes and breeds were welcomed to the event to raise vital funds for the Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.The sun shone down on the dog show where the pooches went head to head to take home the coveted first place ribbon.The tallest to the smallest dogs were also able to enjoy an agility class while their owners could browse through a number of stalls and fairground games set up for them to enjoy.Parka with Elija, … [Read more...] about IN PICTURES: Beautiful weather for Weston Rotary Club’s dog day
PUBLISHED: 16:58 17 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:00 17 March 2019 Gareth Newnham Graham Road Surgery could merge with Clarence Park. Picture: MARK ATHERTON Archant Readers have weighed in on plans which could see two Weston GP surgeries merged, Options to merge Clarence Park Surgery with the Graham Road branch will affect around 14,000 patients.Clarence Park could either close fully or operate as a branch site, which would offer advanced nurse practitioners, treatment room and chronic disease services lead by nurses. Both surgeries are run by Locality Health Centre (LHC CIC) and serve the town centre and seafront areas.The viability of a GP practice with fewer than 5,000 patients has been questioned by health bosses, who had concerns over the ‘limitations’ of Clarence Park and the associated scalability of Graham Road.Mark Graham, chief executive for the LHC CIC, said: “We are reviewing the services to provide the best facilities possible … [Read more...] about Readers react to Weston surgery merger plans
PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 February 2019 | UPDATED: 07:52 05 February 2019 Vicky Angear Clarence Park Surgery. Picture: Google Archant People are being given the chance to have their say on the proposed merger of two GP surgeries in Weston-super-Mare. GPs at Graham Road and Clarence Park surgeries are considering merging to improve service provision.Patients and residents can have their say on the plans at two public engagement events.Mark Graham, chief executive for Locality Health Centre CIC Group which runs the surgeries, said: “We are committed to ensuring the best clinical care for our patients, and this includes making sure patients are fully involved in our decision making.“The two practices already work closely together and these proposals set out a logical next step that could see some or all services moving from Clarence Park to Graham Road as part of our plans to enhance services and ensure the future sustainability of both … [Read more...] about Views wanted on proposed merger of Weston GP surgeries