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Sheridan Smith to play Fanny Brice in London show Funny Girl

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sheridan Smith to play Fanny Brice in London show Funny Girl

8:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The role previously catapulted Barbra Streisand to stardom.

Rafael seals Lyon switch

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Rafael's seven-year spell at Manchester United is coming to an end

8:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Brazilian right-back Rafael has agreed to move to Lyon from Manchester United.

George Osborne to begin sell-off of Government stake in RBS

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Treasury could soon begin selling part of its 79% holding in Royal Bank of Scotland

7:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has received the green light to begin selling £600 million of shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland, representing just under 5.2% of its overall stake in the bank.

First-time house buyers 'need to double salary'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Office for National Statistics says the typical first-time buyer home costs £211,000

6:54pm Monday 3rd August 2015

First-time buyers need to more than double their earnings to climb on to the property ladder, research has suggested.

Cilla Black looks set to make a music chart comeback

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cilla Black looks set to make a music chart comeback

6:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

One of her singles and an album have both entered the mid-week charts.

Benitez: Bale and Benzema will stay

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Manchester United

5:51pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez remains confident Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will both still be at the Bernabeu this coming season despite ongoing speculation about their futures.

Queen to open Scottish Borders Railway on day she beats Victoria's record reign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Queen is expected to travel on the new Scottish Borders Railway with the Duke of Edinburgh

5:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The Queen will carry out an official engagement on the day she becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history - opening the new Scottish Borders Railway.

UK Sport issues funding ban warning

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has warned that drug cheats face a life ban from funding

5:25pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Any British athlete caught up in the latest drugs scandal to rock athletics faces a life ban from receiving funding if doping is proved.

Rooney wins World Champs appeal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Martyn Rooney has successfully appealed to be included in the men's individual 400m at the World Athletics Championships

5:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Martyn Rooney will compete in the men's individual 400 metres at the World Athletics Championships later this month after a successful appeal.

Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz pens book deal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz pens book deal

5:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The Mindy Project actor’s forthcoming book will have something for everyone, he has promised.

Bobbi Kristina Brown to rest with mum Whitney Houston

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Bobby Brown: Bobbi Kristina 'is awake'

5:19pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is expected to be laid to rest next to her mum in New Jersey.

Johnson trial put back to February

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Adam Johnson, left, has already denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming

4:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The trial of England footballer Adam Johnson on child sex charges has been put back to next year.

Jackie Chan plans album, movie with son Jaycee

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Jackie Chan shame over son's drugs charge

4:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The action star’s next film and album could be a family affair, with a collaboration between father and son.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation cruises to number one at the box office

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Tom Cruise: Stunts are mission possible due to long working hours

4:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is at the top of the UK box office after its opening weekend.

Peaty wins World gold

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan on Monday

3:53pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Great Britain's Adam Peaty has won gold in the men's 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Jenkins upbeat about North fitness

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: George North has been part of Wales' detailed World Cup preparations following his concussion problems of last season

3:51pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins has delivered an upbeat bulletin on star wing George North as the World Cup countdown moves into its Test match warm-up phase.

Hitmen get life for shooting dead woman by mistake

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Aaron Power was jailed for life

3:50pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A mother-of-two was murdered by mistake after bumbling hitmen shot dead the wrong person.

New bride treated in hospital after London tourist bus roof ripped off by tree

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The bus had its roof ripped off when it crashed into a tree in Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, central London. (PA/Twitter/@chromanris)

3:45pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A bride has been taken to hospital days after her wedding after a tourist bus had its roof ripped off when it hit a tree branch.

Caitlyn Jenner gets called out for conservatism on I Am Cait, internet reacts

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Kim Kardashian and family rally behind Caitlyn Jenner in reality show I Am Cait

3:28pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The 65-year-old’s views on social welfare left her transgender friends raising their eyebrows

Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on a new movie

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on a new movie

3:28pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Jaycee Chan was released from a six-month prison sentence in February after allowing others to use marijuana at his Beijing apartment.

Louis Tomlinson 'excited' by baby news, says 1D's Liam Payne

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Simon Cowell 'told One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to man up over baby news'

3:17pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Liam confirmed the baby rumours surrounding his 1D bandmate Louis for the first time.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Rehearsals have begun with new dancers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Rehearsals have begun with new dancers

3:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

See the Strictly dancers in rehearsal as they prepare to meet this year’s celebrity contestants.

'Greedy' City trader Tom Hayes jailed for rigging Libor rates

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Trader Tom Hayes became the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets

3:02pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A "greedy" City trader has become the first man to be jailed for rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets.

Emmerdale: What will be the fallout from the helcopter crash?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Emmerdale: What will be the fallout from the helcopter crash?

7:58pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Who will survive the Emmerdale helicopter crash?

First look: Ben Stiller goes Blue Steel in Zoolander 2 trailer

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: First look: Ben Stiller goes Blue Steel in Zoolander 2 trailer

3:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The trailer for Zoolander 2 is here! Here’s what we can expect from the comedy sequel.

Bully, 16, whose video of girls' humiliation went viral, avoids detention

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The video of the girls' ordeal was posted on social media

2:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A 16-year-old bully recorded humiliating two younger teenage girls on a viral video watched by millions has walked free from court.

Palace sign Wickham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Connor Wickham has left Sunderland after four years to join Crystal Palace

2:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Crystal Palace have signed Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a five-year deal.

First Great Western rail workers to strike over Bank Holiday weekend

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Members of the RMT union, including drivers and guards, will walk out for 24 hours on August 23 and for 72 hours from August 29

2:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Rail workers on First Great Western are to stage a series of strikes, including over the August Bank Holiday weekend, in a long-running row over new trains.

Glasgow bin lorry crash driver 'broke bond of trust'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Harry Clarke was driving the council truck in Glasgow city centre on December 22 last year when it went out of control

2:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The driver of a bin lorry which crashed killing six people broke a "bond of trust" with his employer by deliberately failing to disclose his medical history, a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) has heard.

Farmers empty supermarket shelves in milk price protest

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Farmers are protesting over the falling price of milk

2:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Groups of dairy farmers have been emptying milk from supermarket shelves across the country in protest at the price paid for milk.

Valencia facing three months out

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Enner Valencia, pictured centre, is likely to be out of action for up to three months

1:59pm Monday 3rd August 2015

West Ham will be without Enner Valencia for up to 12 weeks and the club admit there remains a possibility he may yet require an operation.

Barclays denies 'hypocrisy' over plans to close last bank in Alston

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The bank confirmed it will close its Alston branch in December

1:49pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Barclays has denied it is guilty of hypocrisy after announcing plans to close the final bank in Alston - just days after its boss said he was "particularly hostile" to such an idea.

Morgan set for Middlesex rest

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Eoin Morgan is to have a rest

1:35pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Middlesex are to rest England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan for their next four games ahead of his international commitments with Australia.

Leicester make double swoop

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured, has completed the signing of Yohan Benalouane

1:35pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Leicester have snapped up defender Yohan Benalouane from Atalanta.

Mertesacker expects title challenge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Per Mertesacker, centre, has backed Arsenal to mount a title challenge after their Community Shield triumph

1:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Defender Per Mertesacker claims Arsenal's victory over Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley shows the squad are ready to provide the required answers to questions about their title credentials.

Loss a blessing in disguise - Terry

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Chelsea captain John Terry issued a rallying call after their FA Community Shield defeat by Arsenal

1:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Captain John Terry has urged his Chelsea team-mates to heed the wake-up call presented by their 1-0 FA Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

Sir Edward Heath 'child sex claims': police probe cover-up allegations

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The IPCC is to investigate allegations concerning Wiltshire Police's handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse involving former prime minister Edward Heath

1:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

An alleged cover-up of child sex allegations against Sir Edward Heath is at the centre of a police corruption probe.

Cilla Black: See her 9 best online video moments

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cilla Black: See her 9 best online video moments

1:02pm Monday 3rd August 2015

From finding Mr Bean a blind date to performing as an ageing stripper, Cilla’s career as a singer and TV presenter was long and varied.

Coronation Street's Simon Barlow gets drunk

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Coronation Street's Simon Barlow gets drunk

1:02pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Could the 12-year-old be taking after his alcoholic father?

Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood to direct new Sister Act theatre tour

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood to direct new Sister Act theatre tour

12:30pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The Strictly star will take the reins on the new stage production of the musical, featuring singing nuns.

Cilla Black: A timeline of the life of the showbiz legend, who has died aged 72

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cilla Black: A timeline of the life of the showbiz legend, who has died aged 72

1:32pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Cilla was born in Liverpool, and went on to huge success first as a pop star and then as a TV presenter.

Sofia Vergara: I feel like a drag queen

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sofia Vergara: I feel like a drag queen

12:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The Modern Family star admitted she sometimes feels like a real-life character, because of her curves.

Cilla Black: Celebrity tributes continue to pour in for the Surprise! Surprise! star

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cilla Black: Celebrity tributes continue to pour in for the Surprise! Surprise! star

11:19am Monday 3rd August 2015

Cilla’s friends Cliff Richard and Paul O’Grady are among the stars to have shared their memories.

Ed Balls reveals he said NO to starring in I'm A Celebrity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Ed Balls reveals he said NO to starring in I'm A Celebrity

11:19am Monday 3rd August 2015

Turns out Mr Balls said a firm ‘no’ to eating bugs and doing Bushtucker trials.

Lip Sync Battle is coming to UK TV

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Lip Sync Battle is coming to UK TV

11:19am Monday 3rd August 2015

It is not yet known who will host the UK version of the spoof singing talent show.

24-hour Tube strike to go ahead from Wednesday evening

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Unions are unhappy about the pay and conditions on offer over the new all-night Tube

11:09am Monday 3rd August 2015

A 24-hour strike by London Underground workers is to go ahead from Wednesday evening in a bitter row over plans for all-night Tubes, threatening a fresh bout of travel chaos for commuters and tourists.

Great British Bake Off: Is this the year a 'Young Baker' can win?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Great British Bake Off: Is this the year a 'Young Baker' can win?

11:06am Monday 3rd August 2015

Will Flora Sheddon be the next Martha Collison or Ruby Tandoh? Don’t know who these people are? You’re missing out…

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's wedding gets royal and holy blessings

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's wedding gets royal and holy blessings

10:58am Monday 3rd August 2015

The newlyweds received papal and royal congratulatory messages on their big day on August 1.

Government sells further 1% stake in Lloyds Banking Group

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: During the financial crisis, the Government bought a 41% stake in Lloyds worth around £20.5 billion

10:56am Monday 3rd August 2015

The Government has sold a further 1% stake in Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its total holdings to 13.99%.

Celtic wait on Qarabag pitch update

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Celtic have a lead to take into the away leg

10:49am Monday 3rd August 2015

Celtic are waiting for information on their next Champions League venue after reports in Azerbaijan claimed Qarabag's pitch is badly damaged.

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