John explains why he’s such a fan of Weston’s Multi-Cultural Friendship Association ahead of their exhibition at Weston Museum

Ahead of their planned exhibition at Weston Museum, John explains why he is such a fan of Weston’s Multi-Cultural Friendship Association: “Weston has a long and valued tradition of making visitors feel welcome and included, no matter whether they’re arriving from Birmingham or Bangladesh. Hospitality is central to who and…

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Mercury Article: Time to show our highstreet and local businesses some love

This week sees an important milestone for Weston High Street and community shopping areas; the shops are re-opening at last. So I popped in to see a couple, and find out what they’re doing to keep their staff and customers safe. Some of them have been part-way open for a…

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The Guardian: Concerns raised at Weston hospital where coronavirus spike led to admissions being halted

This article was written by Ben Quinn of The Guardian. You can read it here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/28/nhs-staff-not-told-when-colleagues-test-positive-for-covid-19 NHS staff at a hospital that has stopped taking new patients amid a Covid-19 spike have lodged a series of concerns, including that they are not routinely being informed of when colleagues test positive…

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Weston’s MP Welcomes Funding To Tackle Homelessness

John Penrose has welcomed £425k Government cash to cut homelessness in and around Weston-super-Mare. The money is part of the Government’s Flexible Homelessness Support and Homelessness Reduction grant schemes, to eliminate rough sleeping during this parliament and enforce the Homelessness Reduction Act by ensuring local Councils have the cash and…

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