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Morning daily comes to aid of blaze-stricken resort

The Western Daily Press has launched a campaign to encourage people to continue visiting Weston-super-Mare in the wake of Monday’s disastrous Grand Pier blaze.

The “Weston’s Still Super” campaign was launched yesterday with a poster distributed across the town to traders and residents, urging everyone to keep faith in the seaside resort.

The Daily Press has received the backing of the local business community and local politicians who are desperate for people to continue visiting the town during the crucial summer season.

The paper is highlighting the numerous attractions that are still available in Weston, both in the town centre and in the immediate area.

Editor Andy Wright said: “Weston is a wonderful resort, with lots to offer. The loss of the pier was a huge blow to everyone but there is still plenty in the town and its surrounds to amuse and entertain everyone.

“As the local paper, we are keen to support the town and its people as much as we can. We hope people will see our posters and read our stories and take our message on board.”

The Daily Press dedicated 10 pages of Tuesday’s paper to the blaze which destroyed the town’s Victorian pier.

On Monday night, assistant editor Andy Smith appeared on Sky News live from Weston-super-Mare beach and was interviewed for Radio Five Live’s Drive show.

To see the Daily Press’s video reports and slideshows of the blaze visit


Lee (01/08/2008 15:37:23)
I can’t quite see what’s so brilliant about sticking up posters saying ‘Weston’s still super’ in Weston. The whole point surely is to generate visitors rather than preach to those already in the resort. Silly sausages.