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Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Weather Update: today is the best day for a visit to the beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:28am Friday 28th August 2015

It's going to be warm ans sunny - until later.

Burnham-on-Sea Traffic Update: five accidents in one week on one local road plus latest on the A38

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:18am Friday 28th August 2015

Bank Holiday traffic is already increasing with fine weather predicted for today and tomorrow.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Weather Update: Sunny for now... but what about the weekend?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:56am Thursday 27th August 2015

Another breezy day with sunshine and possible showers later.

Burnham-on-Sea Traffic Update: M5 flowing well for now... but watch out on the A38 for queues

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:49am Thursday 27th August 2015

Congestion at times on the Edithmead roundabout at Junction 22 of the M5 with holiday traffic arriving in the town.

See what our reviewer thinks of Mike Leigh's biopic of artist JW Turner

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Undated Film Still Handout from Mr.Turner. Pictured: Timothy Spall as Joseph Mallord William Turner. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout/eOnefilms. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature

3:25pm Friday 28th November 2014

MR TURNER (12A) ON his deathbed, celebrated landscape painter and watercolourist Joseph Mallord William Turner, a divisive figure in the 19th Century art world, reportedly lamented: “So I am to become a non-entity”.

Working with wildlife

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE founder of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue charity, Pauline Kidner, is holding a book signing to celebrate her fourth book - A Place of Safety.

An artist in print

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

RENOWNED West Country artist Alan Ward is preparing to stage his first exhibition in Burnham since moving to the town at the beginning of the year.

Hallowe'en fun day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DARE you climb aboard the Haunted Helicopter? You can test your spooky limits at the Hallowe'en Family Fun Day at the Helicopter Museum in Weston this month.

One for the ladies with drag and a disco

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BEAUTIFUL bodies came to Brean as two of the Chippendales Boys performed for a charity fund-raiser for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Play marks war

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

TO mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham is presenting a piece of original theatre, PASSION – Line of Departure, which tells five stories of soldiers and families 100 years apart.

REVIEW: Mary Eade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MARY Eade, already much loved by Taunton audiences for many fine performances, generated great enthusiasm with a barnstorming account of the Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens – a virtuoso showpiece of fiendish technical difficulty as well as great beauty and excitement.

Libraries set to lead way to the web

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

12:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

LIBRARIES across Somerset will be helping even more people ‘Get Online’ this October as part of a national annual event.

Swap fags for gags during October

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A range of organisations will be available to help anyone with their Stoptober quit at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton on Thursday, October 9 from noon until 5pm.

Three-year-olds showing signs of bad teeth

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Dental worker in court for illegally treating 8,000 patients

5:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

ALMOST 10% of three-year-olds across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall have tooth decay, a survey by Public Health England (PHE) has found.

Students return for 'graduation' ceremony

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE class of 2014 students at Somerset Skills & Learning in Burnham returned last week to receive their qualification certificates.

Safety campaign coincides with UK Older People's Day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

Chief fire officers aim to make older people safer in their homes

Good news for Highbridge nursery

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:43pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHILDREN and staff at Somerset County Council’s Highbridge Children’s Centre nursery are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Good’ rating in their latest Ofsted inspection.

Porter carries off September medal

1:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

A SUPERB gross level par 70 by Dave Porter on Saturday brought him the top spot in the September Medal at Brean.

RSPCA rescue event

10:07pm Sunday 7th September 2014

VISITORS can come face to face with rescue animals at a fun day being held in Brent Knoll.

Free childcare available in South West

10:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

PARENTS in the South West are being encouraged to find out if their two-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare from this month, when the number of eligible children will double.

Stop and search scheme

9:49pm Sunday 7th September 2014

AVON and Somerset Police has signed up to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme.

Lodge on the Levels

9:34pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FANCY chilling out in a lodge in Burnham this autumn? Then Jonswood Holiday Lodges could be the place for you.

Tennis coaching in Burnham

9:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014

QUALIFIED tennis coaching is available for all ages, throughout the week, at Avenue Tennis Club.

Burnham calendar launched

9:16pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A NEW 2015 calendar featuring photos of Burnham over the decades of the past century has been launched this week.

Family mediation

7:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Couples across Somerset who are separating or divorcing are set to benefit from a new Government pledge to fund more free family mediation sessions.

Fete splits up to beat the weather

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than £1,500 was raised at Burnham Hospital’s summer fete despite wet weather, forcing the event indoors and splitting up into two separate halls.

Recycling arrangements

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Bank Holiday weekend has resulted in all kerbside recycling and rubbish collections this week being one day later than scheduled, including those due on Friday August 29 and Saturday August 30.

Sports centre shuts in Highbridge

4:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A SPORTS centre in Highbridge was forced to close due to a burst water main which has caused part of the roof to cave in.

Motorway crash near Burnham

4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MOTORIST was taken to hospital after a car crash in wet weather on the M5 near Burnham last Sunday.

Police warning as drink-drive arrests soar in summer

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: BANNED: A Cefneithin man was more than one-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit when tested by police.

11:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police have warned drivers of the “disastrous consequences” of drink-driving after releasing worrying figures for arrests over the summer months.

Ex-councillor sentenced for sex assault on teenagers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FORMER Sedgemoor councillor who took indecent images of two youths and sexually assaulted one of them has been given a community order.

Large traffic queues due to incident near Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

2:55pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AN incident on the M5 Northbound between Burnham and Weston-Super-Mare has caused a large amount of traffic.

Single-vehicle incident near Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:26am Thursday 14th August 2014

FIRE crews responded to an incident near Burnham this morning involving one vehicle.

Course on film

4:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FANCY a future in film? The British Film Institute, the UK’s lead organisation for film, is calling for 16 to 19-year-olds to sign up for a place in its October 2014 BFI Film Academy.

Standing ovation for Gypsy

4:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN up-and-coming Highbridge singer wowed her audience at Burnham-On-Sea’s Princess Theatre on Friday night.

See classical singer

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE classical singing talents of Tim Pitman can be heard at Brent Knoll Parish Hall on Saturday, September 6.

Tribute to Buddy

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIFTY-FIVE years ago Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash while touring the Midwest.

Music festival in big top

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:32pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COLDPLAY, Oasis, Queen and Fleetwood Mac are just some of the music giants who’ll play it loud at SomerRock this August … or the next best thing!

Countdown to Folkfest

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOLKFEST returns to Burnham for its ninth year this August with 90-plus acts on the artsy line-up for a programme of musical merriment and performance.

Troubleshooter costs branded 'astonishing'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:52pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE near £600,000 annual cost of employing two temporary bosses to turn Somerset’s failing children’s services around has been called “astonishing”.

MP's dismay after visit by new minister

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

3:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNHAM’S MP says she was disappointed that new Defra Secretary Liz Truss visited Somerset but failed to meet with a group of local farmers and landowners from the Axe and Brue catchment areas.

Arrests in £3m fuel probe

3:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SOMERSET premises have been targeted in an HM Revenue & Customs probe into a suspected £3million fuel fraud.

Town's first Lifeboat Open Day an 'amazing success'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNHAM Lifeboat Open Day is set to become an annual fixture in the calendar after the first event was a huge success.

What Change making positive changes to towns

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

RESIDENTS of Burnham and Highbridge are celebrating the launch of a project which encourages people to make positive changes to the towns.

Animal racing season back at leisure park

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT’S time for a bit of pinky and perky action at Brean Leisure Park as pig and donkey racing becomes hot to trot over the summer.

Highspeed internet for rural communities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: File photo dated 06/08/12 of a person using a laptop computer as more than a quarter of 11 to 15-year-olds say their parents do not know what films they are watching online, with a fifth admitting they have been disturbed by content from illegal sites, ac

1:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to enjoy speedier surfing after a £340,000 investment to deliver superfast broadband to Sedgemoor was agreed by the district council.

Smoking at a low in South West

12:41pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIONA Andrews, director of Smokefree South West, has welcomed figures showing smoking among 11 to 15-year-olds has hit a record low of 3%.

Don't lose your right to vote

12:33pm Thursday 31st July 2014

UP to 12,000 residents across Sedgemoor are being advised they may need take action if they want to be able to vote in next May’s national and local elections – even if they are already registered.

Workplace accolade for Homes in Sedgemoor

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor are the first organisation to achieve Gold level in the new Somerset Healthy Workplace Award.

Highbridge pub plans major revamp

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:57am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAJOR refurbishment is planned for a Highbridge pub which will include a new skittle alley for teams recently made homeless.

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