Burnham and Highbridge charities up for funding vote

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FOUR charities in Burnham have been shortlisted for a community fund which could see them receive thousands of pounds in grants.

Fire advice during gas safety week

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: File photo dated 18/01/12 of gas rings on a cooker as a "new era of competition and choice" for the UK's 49 million current account holders has dawned with a guarantee which enables consumers to ditch their old bank and switch to ano

8:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Burnham are reminding people to take care when using gas as part of Gas Safety Week.

Town manager job application deadline looms

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE closing date is looming for applications to become Burnham’s new town centre manager.

Burnham Pavillion extension delay until new year

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE manager of Burnham’s Pavilion says concerns over the effects of the winter weather have led her to postpone its expansion until next spring.

Highbridge Hotel refurbishment set to go ahead

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:09pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORK will start in just two months on the development of the Highbridge Hotel, with project bosses vowing to restore the ‘wow factor’ to the gateway to the town.

Hand over your handbag at Clarks Village to raise money for charity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to hand over handbags for a charity initiative at Clarks Village this month.

Learn something new at Somerset College

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Find out about a new programme of short courses for adults that has been launched at Somerset College in Taunton.

West Huntspill Classic and Vintage Car show draws in the crowds

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

CAR enthusiasts were able to enjoy a display of vintage motors at the annual Classic Car show in West Huntspill at the weekend.

Producers given a boost ahead of Burnham Food and Drink Festival

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:19am Monday 15th September 2014

ORGANISERS of Burnham Food and Drink Festival have awarded two bursary places for next month’s event.

Road closures as flood work starts

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CHEERS: James Winslade has lost thousands of bales of hay and straw to the floods in Somerset

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WORK on the raising the road at Muchelney and four new culverts on the A372 at Beer Wall to protect Levels and Moors communities from flooding is due to start on September 29.

Multi-vehicle pile up on M5 Southbound

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

3:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

EMERGENCY services have been called after a crash on the M5 southbound just before Sedgemoor Service Station

Lamp post bump in Lisieux Way

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The crew at Fishguard fire station were praised for their commitment to the community.

8:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CREW from Taunton Fire Station turned out just round the corner after a car hit a lamp post in Lisieux Way shortly after midnight last Thursday.

Badger Trust appeal granted

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ANTI-BADGER cull campaigners have won the right to appeal a ruling regarding a government decision over this year’s culls.

County Councillors’ cash for health and wellbeing projects

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

COUNTY councillors have been handed £5,000 each to share out on health and wellbeing projects in their patch.

Somerset County Council business breakfast success

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SOMERSET County Council hosted a free breakfast meeting at the Canalside in Bridgwater on Friday to help manufacturing businesses work closer together.

Somerset farmers could face competition over animal welfare standards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOMERSET farmers could face competition from their American counterparts who are not forced to adhere to such high animal welfare standards, it is claimed.

Hospice will benefit from good will gestures

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:04am Monday 8th September 2014

SOLICITORS across Somerset are supporting Make a Will Week run by St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice from September 15-24, with 18 firms waiving will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

More support for SURE

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

1:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

More than £1,200 was donated to the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) appeal over the past week.

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.

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.

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.

Live Get a half price family ticket to the Somerset Military Tattoo today

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:24am Saturday 6th September 2014

Find out how to get a half price family ticket to today's Somerset Military Tattoo here.

Andrew Barton hair transformation competition - closing date and terms

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:58pm Friday 5th September 2014

Find all the information you need - including closing date and terms - for our Andrew Barton hair transformation competition.

Disability Somerset exhibition at the Junction 4 Sedgemoor Auction Centre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Art Gallery Exhibition and Open Studios

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

The fourth annual Disability Somerset exhibition will be taking place on Wednesday (September 10) from 10am-5pm.

Two in hospital after M5 accident near Bridgwater

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:31pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Two people had a lucky escape following a collision on the M5 this morning.

Mums earn a crust

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:19am Thursday 4th September 2014

More than half of Somerset mothers are now the main breadwinners for their families, says a survey by Engage Mutual.

Somerset Military Tattoo - get ready for 120mph thrills and spills in Taunton

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:27pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FAMILIES looking for thrills and spills should head to the Taunton Racecourse this Saturday - to witness the return of the Somerset Military Tattoo. 

Couples win awards for community spirit

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A TALK on apples can be heard at the next meeting of East Huntspill Garden Club on September 18.

Barrington Court to host BBC One's Antiques Roadshow

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: BBC Antiques Roadshow visits Walthamstow, Waltham Forest Town Hall. (3182014) EL77389_

1:17pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm on September 18.

Burnham police station announces new opening hours

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police investigate serious sexual assault in Burnham

11:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Burnham Police Station has announced its new opening times effective from the start of September as part of a range of changes.

Badger vaccination scheme underway

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE government has launched a scheme to vaccinate badgers againt bovine tb in a bid to tackle the disease.

West Huntspill model railway brass stolen as track gets vandalised

7:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BURGLARS have struck at a model railway near Burnham, making off with a treasured brass plaque and vandalising signs along the track.

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.

Bumblebee selfie taker wins award

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A YOUNG man from West Huntspill has won an award after taking a rather unusual selfie with a bumblebee.

Chance to meet Mickey and Minnie

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE church fete (see left) wasn’t the only draw in busy Berrow on Saturday.

Somerset Wildlife trust moves into new premises

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The county’s conservation charity moved to a building on Wellington Road in Taunton

Art exhibits at the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham throughout September

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Young Art Oxford organiser Belinda Hanson at the Ashmolean with some of the exhibits           Picture: OX66840 Ed Nix

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham will be hosting five different art exhibits throughout September.

Crowds enjoy all the fun of the church fete

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CROWDS enjoyed the annual church fete at Berrow Church on Saturday.

Work to start on Highbridge play area

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PLAYGROUND: The Paget Road play area is set to be renovated with fitness equipment, a multi-sport court and a skate area

7:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Work should start on Monday on a new play area in Talbot Close, Highbridge. The new area will include a four-seater seesaw, roundabout and toddler multi-play centre.

Kirsten O'Brien puts her best foot forward

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CBBC SMart TV presenter paid tribute to Somerset’s shoe-making heritage at the weekend when she created a giant teapot, using 1,000 Clarks shoes, live on the lawn at Clarks Village.

Flashback

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Five years ago (August 25, 2009) AFTER 119 years offering drink, entertainment and a place to socialise, one of Burnham’s oldest clubs was set to close its doors.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Sunday 31st August 2014

STAFF at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill were pleasantly surprised to see a rare albino hedgehog come into their care as the number of prickly creatures arriving continues to rise.

Take a walk on the wetlands with Somerset's wildlife trust

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Work Expereience-Helping Natural Resources Wales clean up thye Newport Wetlands
THE LIE OF THE LAND Argus reporter Becky Carr with volunteer Sam Willetts (8997218)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A representative from Somerset’s wildlife trust has set up a walk around wetlands nature reserves in the area.

Students' commitment praised

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE head teacher of King Alfred School praised the “outstanding commitment” of his year 11 students who picked up their GCSE results last week, but said Government changes had made it harder for them to get top grades.

Bridgwater Tennis Club enjoys ace day for a pizza

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Tennis players enjoyed an American tournament at Bridgwater Tennis Club – a fun social event which was rounded off with homemade pizza.

RSPCA rescue event in Brent Knoll

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

7:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

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

Try 10k road race

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Taunton 10K WEB.jpg

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Runners are being urged to put on the afterburners if they want to enter the Taunton 10k Road Race on September 28.







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