Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Drink-drive passengers 'shy', THINK! campaign finds

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Crackdown on motorists driving while under influence of drink and drugs

10:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESEARCH for the THINK! Easter drink-drive campaign found a quarter of people have been in a car with a driver who was over the drink-drive limit but said nothing because they were too embarrassed.

Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TENANTS in Sedgemoor have given their seal of approval to seven local projects this month.

Heavy traffic on M5 in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Two lanes of the M5 were closed after the smash

4:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

BANK holiday commuters faced a torrid wait on a stretch of the northbound carriageway in Somerset this afternoon (April 21).

WI group to host afternoon tea

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Vintage Afternoon Tea

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

AFTERNOON tea will be held by a WI group in Sedgemoor on May 9.

Eat a curry to help British Red Cross flood heroes

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: British Red Cross Christmas Market 2013

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

AN Indian restaurant is spicing things up to help a charity which pulled out all the stops to help flood victims.

Environment Agency to rule on temporary flood defences

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE Environment Agency will decide by the end of March, 2015, whether it should make permanent some of the temporary flood defences that were put in place during this year’s flooding crisis.

PCC Sue Mountstevens talks to flood victims

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sue Mountstevens

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

AVON and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens attended a public question and answer session for flood victims in Bridgwater.

Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

7:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FOUR army cadets from Sedgemoor have undertaken a week of tough challenges at Somerset’s Yoxter camp.

Plant sale set for May 8

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Plant Sale

4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PLANT sale of flowers and vegetables will be held in West Huntspill next month.

Free internet access at Octopus Children's Centre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Wirral Council has announced details of opening times over the festive period.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FREE web access sessions have been set up at Burnham’s Octopus Children’s Centre.

Frogs in your garden?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MARCH: Frogs become active as they move to breeding ponds

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

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

Burnham railway history project gathers support

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burnham railway history project gathers support

2:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PROJECT to celebrate Burnham’s railway history is gathering support, with the town’s MP making a donation towards it.

Coffee mornings extended

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Win a year’s supply of M&S Café coffee

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

COFFEE mornings in West Huntspill have proved so popular they have been extended to take place every Friday.

Daytime dance classes to be held in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Summer Ball

11:28am Friday 18th April 2014

TWO new daytime dance classes are starting in Highbridge next month.

St George's Day Supper to be held in East Huntspill

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:22am Friday 18th April 2014

A ST George’s Day Supper will be held in East Huntspill on April 24.

Join the Easter egg trail in Brent Knoll

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A Great British Charity Easter Egg Hunt!

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER egg trail will be held in Brent Knoll on Sunday (April 20).

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

TB slaughter could lead to high tax bills for Somerset farmers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Number of people in debt on the rise in St Albans

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

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

Entrants sought for Brent Knoll talent competition

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

7:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

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

Tickets on sale for Blood Bikes charity gig

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

7:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TICKETS are now available for the Cheddar Male Choir concert for the Blood Bikes charity in Brent Knoll Parish Hall.

Hundreds miss out on preferred school but figures an improvement on last year, council says

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Parents reassured over primary school places

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Secret World to benefit from Spring Fundraising Drive

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Pets at Home in Leigh is offering microchipping for just £10

12:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GRANT-giving animal charity is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for animal charities in Sedgemoor with the launch of its Spring Fundraising Drive.

Gruffalo activities on offer at Burnham opticians

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Spec-tacular anniversary

11:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN opticians in Burnham is celebrating the launch of a new range of children’s frames featuring the Gruffalo character.

Find out how many children secured their first choice primary school

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: First day: will parents get  their first-choice primary schools?

11:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 91% of children in Somerset have secured their first choice primary school for the next academic year - an increase on previous years.

Another solar farm could spring up in Sedgemoor

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Solar farm plans would benefit community

11:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FRESH application has been submitted for another solar farm near Burnham, which could join tens of thousands of panels springing up across Sedgemoor.

Voting advice for Sedgemoor residents ahead of European Parliamentary elections

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Electoral Commission is calling for ‘sustained action now’ in a bid to crack down on voting fraud

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

VOTERS in Sedgemoor are advised that they may have to vote in a different polling station than they are used to for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections.

Carers urged to have their say on Somerset services

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Lifeline for overworked carers

7:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UNPAID carers across Somerset are invited to influence the way services which are designed to assist them at a conference on May 1.

Learn to use the web for free

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

4:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FREE web access sessions have been set up at Burnham’s Octopus Children's Centre.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPEED camera locations for week commencing April 14.

Charity disco night

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Neil Angilley Trio

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEVENTIES’ disco night is being held at North Petherton Rugby club this Saturday (April 19).

Dad tells of London Marathon pride

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: London Marathon runner from Bushey raising cash for children's charity

7:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A PROUD dad has spoken of his relief after completing the London Marathon.

£20m plans to prevent future flooding unveiled

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Somerset County Council leader John Osman presents the flood action plan to tackle further flooding on the levels

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS costing more than £20million to prevent significant flooding on the Levels and improving the county’s roads will be completed this year, Somerset County Council revealed.

Drop in and see MP in Wedmore

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

6:30am Monday 14th April 2014

TESSA Munt, MP for Burnham and the Wells constituency, will be holding a surgery for Wedmore on Friday (April 18).

Matt's Mission fundraisers in charity walk for Somerset flood victims

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Matt’s Mission members help out in Moorland with Dawn Hackney, Minnie Cherie Murphy-Gillon, Moorland resident Maria Maye, Mickey Matt Denning, Fareed Obadi and Stuart Smith.

7:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

MEMBERS of a children’s charity have walked 122 miles from Birmingham to Somerset dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse to help flood victims.

Cow in swimming pool drama

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Just relax tough guy: You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.

8:14am Sunday 13th April 2014

FIRE crews called after cow found in swimming pool.

Prizes up for grabs in Burnham 'odd window item' Easter competition

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Easter eggs

7:30am Sunday 13th April 2014

EAGLE-EYED Burnham shoppers can win a cash prize in an Easter-themed competition to find unusual items hidden in shop windows across town.

Hilary's birthday bash for Macmillan - helpers needed

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Coffee morning in Spennymoor raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BURNHAM woman is holding a fundraising event for her 65th birthday for cancer support on Sunday (April 13) from 2pm.

Singing cider-lovers give their support to BUST

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The cheque for more than £2,000 is handed over to Jenny Wookey from BUST. Photo: Mike Lang.

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

CIDER drinkers singing at apple trees in the rain managed to raise over £2,000 for breast cancer support.

37 not out for Burnham and District Lions

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sue and Les Barber with Rufus the Lion and (front) Lions district governor Marianne Warren.

7:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

BURNHAM and District Lions celebrated their club’s 37th anniversary at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge.

Financial help and advice for Sedgemoor residents

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

7:30am Friday 11th April 2014

RESIDENTS can access help and advice from a range of services thanks to new drop-in sessions.

Berrow children paint Eddie the Penguin on lighthouse

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Isabelle, Emily, Rohan and Kenzie with their painted lighthouse and teacher Mrs Cavaciuiti

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE children at Berrow School joined the lighthouse painting fun with the rest of the Burnham area with their own wonderfully decorated lighthouse.

Somerset carers given chance to influence services

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Red Gables Care Home in Ilkley is changing to a residential home

8:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

UNPAID carers across Somerset are invited to influence the way services that are designed to assist them are run at a conference on May 1.

Burnham up there with the best as coach destination

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

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TRADERS in Burnham have been given yet another major boost this week after the town learned it has reached the finals of a national tourism awards contest.

Burnham Archers no longer have to use leaky clubhouse

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burnham archers celebrate their new clubhouse funding

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ARCHERS in Burnham are “over the moon” after receiving £6,500 to replace their leaky old clubhouse.

West Huntspill wind farm appeal goes to high court

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: West Huntspill Wind Farm campaigners launch blimp. Photo: Jeff Searle.

2:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DISMAYED campaigners who thought they had won the fight against a proposed wind farm in West Huntspill are facing yet another battle.

St Joseph's children don their easter hats

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Thumbs up for St Joseph's children's handiwork

1:24pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN at St Joseph’s Primary School in Burnham decided that before they took their Easter holidays they wanted to demonstrate their creative skills.

INTERVIEW: Glastonbury Fest founder MICHAEL EAVIS on line-up 2014, Dolly, and his love for Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Photo: Jeff Searle

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

“It's a huge responsibility to make sure 150,000 people are happy with the programme we have prepared for them... I think we've done very well in the end.”







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