The Weston & Somerset Mercury

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The Weston & Somerset Mercury is a weekly paid for newspaper that covers Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas of Somerset, England. The Weston Mercury was established 1 April 1843 and was family-owned for much of its history. It is now owned by publishing company Archant.[1]

It has won the Newspaper Society's Community Newspaper of the year award numerous times, most recently in 2007 and 2008.[2][3]

Its office is in the heart of Weston town centre and it has a separate edition, The Somerset Mercury, which focuses on the Cheddar and Axbridge area. Also based in the Weston office is the Mercury's sister paper, the North Somerset Times, and the Midweek Mercury, a free weekly newspaper which incorporates the former free advert paper Admag.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Weston & Somerset Mercury". British Newspapers Online. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Chairman's Statement 2008" (PDF). Archant. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "All the editorial winners, runners-up and nominees from the Newspaper Society's regional press awards". Hold the front page. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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