PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 August 2018 Lily Newton-Browne Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. Picture: Hannah Farnell Archant A 12-year-old girl studying at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Weston-super-Mare has raised £550 for a children’s cancer charity. Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. Picture: Hannah FarnellKeira Farnell decided she wanted to shave her hair off for charity because she wants children helped by the Little Princess Trust to feel beautiful again.The charity makes wigs from donated hair to give to children who have lost their own through cancer treatment and hair loss conditions in the UK and Ireland. Keira’s mum Hannah said: “I am immensely proud of her.“I really admired her bravery, selflessness and determination to have it done.”Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. Picture: Hannah FarnellKeira said: … [Read more...] about 12-year-old student from Weston-super-Mare shaves her head for cancer charity
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PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 November 2018 Vicky Angear New branch of GBRS opening in Milton Road, Ben Milsom and Gary Higgins with England and Bath rugby player Sam Underhill. Picture: MARK ATHERTON Archant Two friends from school have opened up a new business in Weston-super-Mare. New branch of GBRS opening in Milton Road, Ben Milsom and Gary Higgins with England and Bath rugby player Sam Underhill. Picture: MARK ATHERTONBen Milsom and Gary Higgins started GBRS in 2012.GBRS was originally a construction recruitment company, which diversified in 2014 to supply warehouse, factory and administration workers to various clients throughout the UK.Director, Ben, said: “After a number of years renting offices at Pure Offices in St Georges, the opportunity to purchase the premises in Milton Road came about in the summer of 2018 and we jumped at it.“We’ve both grown up in Weston and know what a great area Milton is and the other businesses in the area … [Read more...] about School friends open recruitment company in Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 11:51 06 November 2018 Eleanor Young It is looking to be another wet Weston carnival this year. Archant Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas will be hit by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday. The town is set to be abuzz with carnival fever as large, illuminated carts are set to travel through the town’s streets in front of hundreds of people.But the Met Office has now released a yellow weather warning for spells of bad weather from 9am to 9pm.The weather expert said: “Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.“Spray and flooding on roads will probably make journey times longer.”This is not the first time Weston carnival has had less than perfect weather.Hundreds of people braved torrential rain to watch the annual display last year. … [Read more...] about Heavy rain to batter Weston-super-Mare on carnival night
PUBLISHED: 12:04 07 November 2017 Eleanor Young The route for this year's Weston Carnival has been changed to exclude Alexandra Parade. Picture: Google Maps/Eleanor Young Google Maps/Eleanor Young Giant illuminated floats, marching bands, fancy dress walkers and entertainers will take to the streets of Weston-super-Mare for this year’s annual carnival. Friday will see large parts of the town centre shut off for the spectacular event which will see thousands of people line the roads to catch a glimpse of the Somerset phenomenon.The early part of the procession route has changed slightly this year following the changes to the road layout in Alexandra Parade. That means the parade will begin as usual from Locking Road car park at 7.15pm, turning right before making its way down Alfred Street, along the Boulevard and onto Weston’s seafront.Last year saw Gremlins Carnival Club’s Day Of The Dead float dominate the event, winning top prize in … [Read more...] about New route for this year’s carnival in Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 October 2018 Eleanor Young Grand Pier Fireworks Weston Super Mare (c) copyright citizenside.com Fireworks will fly high into the sky above Weston this weekend to celebrate Bonfire Night. A previous year's fireworks at Puxton Park,People will gather at sports and recreational grounds around the area to watch the magnificent displays of colour while enjoying some food around a warm bonfire.The annual Bonfire Night celebration will remember the day of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his comrades attempted to blow up the House of Lords.To celebrate King James I surviving the assassination attempt, the people of London lit bonfires around the capital to mark the event and Fawkes’ capture.Here are the events taking place in and around Weston: Weston Cricket Club will hold a bonfire night and firework extravaganza. Picture: Mike Lee→ 1st Kewstoke Scout Group will be boosting funds at its Big Bang display on … [Read more...] about BONFIRE NIGHT 2018: What firework displays can you see in Weston-super-Mare?