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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.

Business owners warned against phone scam in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PHONE THREATS: Scam callers can turn nasty

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE say they have had several reports of a telephone scam which is targeting small business owners.

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.


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