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Highbridge resident calls for seagull cull

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Two seagull chicks stroll across a roof

9:28am Monday 21st July 2014

A HIGHBRIDGE resident is calling for a seagull cull in Somerset.

RNLI thanks fundraisers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

8:41am Friday 18th July 2014

JUST 12 months after launching an appeal to raise £180,000 towards the cost of a new lifeboat station at Portishead, the RNLI is celebrating after reaching its original target.

Plans to open up coastline could provide tourism boost

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PLANS to open up new stretches of Somerset’s coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to walkers could provide a major tourism boost, say council bosses.

Somerset tourism hit by flood fears

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burnham tourism was hit by the bad weather but last weekend the beach was full of people.

1:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CONCERNS are mounting that Burnham’s summer holiday trade could be hit by a mistaken belief among tourists that the area is affected by flooding.

Help support Highbridge Festival of the Arts

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cornish Cream Tea

8:43am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Highbridge Festival Of The Arts will be holding its annual cream tea event to raise funds for next year’s festival.

Legion meeting

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Royal British Legion Men’s Section in Brent Knoll is holding its next meeting at the Red Cow Inn in Brent Knoll next Tuesday (May 6).

Walk for hospice

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

SOMERSET’S longest organised walk in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton is being held on May 18.

Village beat surgery

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

NEIGHBOURHOOD Beat Officers in Brent Knoll will be holding a beat surgery on Wednesday, May 7 from 10.30am to noon.

Almost 50% of people in South West see frogs in gardens

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

ALMOST half of people in the South West regularly see frogs in their gardens, according to the RSPB.

Craft exhibition

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Hope Baptist Church on Church Street in Highbridge is hosting an exhibition of crafts this Saturday (May 3).

Singers, dances and musicians sought for talent competition

4:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

SINGERS, dancers, musicians and jugglers are being sought for a talent competition.

Choral support

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

MEMBERS of Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society are giving a concert at St John’s Church in Highbridge on May 10 at 7.30pm.

Dairy farmers could face tax bills

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

BEEF and dairy farmers whose cattle are slaughtered due to TB could face substantial tax bills, warns farming accountant Old Mill.

Keeping your car in top condition

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

WITH summer upon us, now is a good time to get your car in tip-top condition.

Nominations sought for Air Ambulance awards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Awards night raises £2,000 for Air Ambulance

8:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

PEOPLE in South Somerset can nominate those who they feel are inspirational for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.

David Gwyther appointed chairman of Trust

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

DAVID Gwyther, a one-time director of social services, has been appointed chairman of the new South West Heritage Trust set up by Devon and Somerset County Councils.

It's good to talk

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

RESEARCH carried out by The Big Lunch has found talking to neighbours is seen as a lifeline for those who live alone.

Thinking of starting your own business?

4:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A NEW programme is being funded to help people thinking about becoming self-employed or starting a business.

Diving deaths down in Somerset

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE number of diving-related incidents has fallen to its lowest level in 21 years, according to latest coastguard figures.

Shades of protection

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

ONE in four people in the UK suffers with some form of allergy and Spink Health is dishing out tips during Allergy Awareness Week (until May 4).

Turn over a new leaf with books on prescription

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

BOOKS to help young people improve their health and happiness are available on a Books on Prescription scheme.

Coeliac disease cases on the rise

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE national charity for coeliac disease has found a fourfold increase in the rate of diagnosed cases in the UK over the past two decades.

Titles for children

2:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A RANGE of self-help books for children will be available in Somerset's larger libraries through the Books On Prescription scheme.

Samaritans in Somerset see 4% more people contacting them

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Picture posed by model

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

SAMARITANS in Somerset saw four per cent more people contacting them last year ... and more than half of these were women.

History buffs praise Burnham microfilm reader

1:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

HISTORY buffs in Burnham have welcomed a new microfilm reader.

CLUBS & SOCIETIES: Mark Friendship Club

7:31pm Monday 30th June 2014

THERE was a reasonably good attendance at the last meeting when everyone was welcomed by the chairlady, including one or two visitors.

CLUBS & SOCIETIES: Somerset Dyslexia Support Group

7:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

Last month visitors and members enjoyed hot drinks and a chat at the Drop-In Centre, discussing concerns and exploring coping strategies.

Movers take more than they own

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

TOILET seats and door handles are among the items penny-pinching sellers are taking with them when they move house, according to new research.

South West smoking rates down

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE South-West has some of the lowest smoking rates in the UK, Public Health England has revealed.

FLASHBACK: one year ago (June 20, 2013)

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:28pm Monday 30th June 2014

A BURNHAM man who saw an adult education service he launched 20 years ago swell to 600 members, said his British Empire Medal proves “you are never too old to learn”.

Blood donations still top priority in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Do something amazing. Give blood

7:28pm Monday 30th June 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people in Burnham not to forget hospital patients when they’re making plans to enjoy the better weather.

Persistence pays dividends for King Alfred pupils

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

STUDENTS from The King Alfred School in Highbridge have won a business award for presenting their own company.

FLASHBACK: five years ago (June 17, 2009)

7:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

THREE decades of dedication to her pupils landed one former Burnham school worker an MBE and a date with royalty at Buckingham Palace.

Biker show date announced

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Quantock and Exmoor Family Motorcycle Group Bike Show will be held at the Chapel pub in Cotford Luke, near Taunton, from noon to 6pm on Sunday, August 31.

FLASHBACK: ten years ago (June 17, 2004)

7:25pm Monday 30th June 2014

A PROUD head teacher declared herself “thrilled” by an Ofsted report which placed her school among the top ten per cent in the country.

Shoppers urged to look at Highbridge

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE success of the sunny weather, which brings thousands of visitors flocking to the area, provided a welcome boost to traders.

Crime drops in Burnham

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

CRIME dropped by one-third in Burnham in the first three months of the year, police figures show.

FLASHBACK: 20 years ago (June 17, 1994)

7:22pm Monday 30th June 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to establish a £150,000 cemetery for Burnham and Highbridge was approved by Sedgemoor District Council planners.

Tessa Munt made Parliamentary Ambassador

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE role of Parliamentary Ambassador for the nationwide carers’ campaign has been given to Burnham MP Tessa Munt.

Weston College set to double in size

1:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

WESTON College is set to double in size as it becomes a Further and Higher Education establishment.

Burnham's awful season gets worse...skittled for just 44

7:18pm Monday 30th June 2014

BURNHAM are still without a win in the league this season after another crushing defeat, this time at home at the hands of Huish & Langport.

Somerset Careers Fair date announced

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNG people can get help pointing them in the right direction for the world of work at The Somerset Careers Fair later this year.

Pete's 50 can't save seconds

7:14pm Monday 30th June 2014

A HALF-CENTURY from Pete Gaylard wasn’t enough for Burnham on Saturday.

Lympsham hold off Zoy

7:11pm Monday 30th June 2014

HAVING opted to bat and suffered the early loss of F. Grandfield, Craig Scriven (47) and Jack Luff (51) repaired the Lympsham innings with a second wicket stand of 95, and once they departed Adam Micklewright (11), Max Gregory (14), Gary Hutton (14) and Liam Morris (13) all got starts, but wickets fell regularly, but strong shots by Tom Gooding (30no) got his side past 200.

Shrubbery round-up: Bad day for district's batsmen

7:09pm Monday 30th June 2014

A COSTLY batting collapse saw Wedmore slip to a seven-wicket defeat against East Coker in Division Three of the Somerset Cricket League.

Skittles report: June 19 2014

7:07pm Monday 30th June 2014

THIS week saw the second tied match of the season in the Highbridge Mixed Summer Skittles League between Royalists and Squirrels, and a one-pin victory by New Coopers against Nuts and Bolts.

Angling report: Mixed bag for Wessex fishermen

7:05pm Monday 30th June 2014

WESSEX Water fisheries performances for the week ending June 8 were as follows:

Sedgemoor tourism to benefit from new wetland

3:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

TOURISM businesses in Sedgemoor were given a guided tour of Steart Marshes, an area at the mouth of the River Parrett which is set to be one of the largest new wetland reserves for wildlife in the UK.

United era comes to an end with retirement of president Albert

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:01pm Monday 30th June 2014

AN era has ended at Burnham United AFC with the retirement of club president Albert Laurence.

Debit or credit cards rolled out at Sedgemoor car parks

2:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

MOTORISTS can now use their debit or credit cards to pay for parking via their mobile phones at car parks in Sedgemoor.

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