Buddy Holly tribute show at Princess Theatre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The real thing ... Buddy Holly

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

55th anniversary tribute to Buddy Holly, will be held at the Princess Theatre, Burnham, on Saturday, August 2.

Four thefts of charity boxes in Langport in a month

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PRAISE: The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has rated West Yorkshire Police as "good" in three key inspection areas around efficiency and savings plans.

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOUR charity collection boxes have been stolen from shops in Langport in the past month.

Geordie Shore to film in Somerset for ninth series

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The lads from the Geordie Shore are on their way to Burnley.

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GEORDIE Shore fans canny believe their luck after bosses of the reality television show announced they will be filming in Somerset.

Councils praised for turning lives around

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Decision pending: Eric Pickles

8:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Councils praised for turning around the lives of almost 53,000 troubled families in England in little over two years, including almost 5,000 in the South-West.

West Huntspill wind farm developer approaches Court of Appeal

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

1:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ANTI wind farm campaigners have vowed to continue their five-year battle against a scheme in West Huntspill after being dealt another blow by the developer.

Guided walks lift the lid on town’s rich past

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Visitors and residents can discover Burnham’s rich history through a series of free guided walks.

Somerset residents urged to check on vulnerable people during summer heat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat and might need help maintaining their health and well-being.

Motorists urged to heed beach warning signs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being urged to pay attention to huge safety signs on Burnham and Brean beaches after three cars became trapped this month.

Busy start to summer for BARB

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CREWMEMBERS at Burnham's BARB Search and Rescue have had one of their busiest starts to the summer holiday season after three call-outs in a week.

Firefighters strike ends, but more industrial action to continue

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Somerset and the rest of the country will today (Monday, July 21) come to the end of eight consecutive days of strike action over pensions.

Taunton mum campaigns to increase Group B Strep awareness

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MOTHER whose newborn baby defied the odds after being at death’s door is calling for more to be done to make people aware of a potentially fatal condition that has a simple cure if spotted in time.

Quick-thinking Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick helps save trapped hedgehog

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

SOMERSET cricket legend Marcus Trescothick was knocked for six when a hedgehog got stuck in his garden gates.

Taunton's Museum of Somerset First World War exhibition

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

1:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War opens at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton this weekend.

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.

Burnham Bike Knights to meet again

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BURNHAM Bike Knights will be meeting again tomorrow.

Charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Generic smoking in a car (8230053)

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.

Permission granted for Lympsham stables

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Members of the public take the opportunity to look around the many racing stables of the North Yorkshire village.

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANNING bosses have granted permission for 11 stables to be built on land at Upper Wick Farm in Lympsham.

South-West is becoming a region of savers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

11:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

PEOPLE in the South-West are putting more money aside for a rainy day than they were last year, a survey shows.

Somerset's drivers urged to check their tyres before making a summer getaway

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Changing a tyre

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than 1,000 avoidable collisions took place on the South-West’s roads last summer, the Highways Agency says, with most caused by tyre-related breakdowns.

BAY Centre boost from generous Buffaloes

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE chairman of Burnham’s BAY Centre had a surprise during a visit to collect a donation at the Ritz Social Club.

Tessa Munt backs climate change campaign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BURNHAM MP Tessa Munt has joined 11million people in a campaign to tackle climate change.

Weather warning for thunderstorms across Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: lightning.jpg

1:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOMERSET is braced for severe weather over the next 24 hours as torrential downpours and thunderstorms are heading our way.

Huntspill woman's life-saving gift in husband's memory

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE husband of Huntspill woman Andrea Bartlett who died earlier this year has bought life-saving equipment to remember her rather than a gravestone.

Learn how to breathe easy with Buteyko expert in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Free breathing technique class

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A ONE-OFF rehabilitation session to help people with breathing difficulties is coming to Burnham.

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.

Opposing wind farms will lose you votes, MPs warned

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The subsidised wind power debate keeps on turning

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A RENEWABLE energy group says politicians in the South-West would lose more votes than they gain for denouncing onshore wind farms.

Morrisons in Burnham removes trolley locks after shopper feedback

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: LOCKS: Morrisons has removed their trolley locks

4:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BURNHAM’S Morrisons store has removed all trolley locks as part of nationwide response to customer feedback.

Picnickers enjoy Manor Gardens

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of picnickers enjoyed the hot weather at Burnham’s Manor Gardens over the weekend.

Burnham and Highbridge MP Tessa Munt in carers pledge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BURNHAM MP and ‘Carers Ambassador’ Tessa Munt has announced her party’s intention to reward more than 1,600 carers in Sedgemoor with a bonus worth up to £250 a year should the LibDems form part of the next Government.

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.

Couple celebrate 66th wedding anniversary

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A LOVED up couple at a residential home in Burnham raised a glass to celebrate an incredible milestone – their 66th wedding anniversary.

St Joseph's children enjoy fun on the beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CHILDREN from St Josephs Primary School in Burnham enjoyed a day at the beach.

East Brent Village Fete saw teddies falling from the sky

1:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

VISITORS to East Brent Village Fete were met with a rather unusual site of teddies falling from the sky.

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.

Highbridge Hotel build gets £1.1million cash boost

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Highbridge Hotel could be converted into a community facility.

1:16pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A £1.1million cash boost could see a project to transform Highbridge’s worst eyesore fast-tracked.

Britain's Got Talent finalist backs Somerset children's charity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FORMER Britain’s Got Talent finalist James Hobley has become an ambassador for bibic, the Langport-based charity for children with a range of development conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and dyslexia.

Burnham and Berrow Golf event helps raise £10,000

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:32pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FUNDRAISER held at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club has raised around £10,000 for a children's charity.

Businesses baffled as tourists think scorching Burnham's FLOODED

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:03pm 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.

M5 southbound between Taunton and Bridgwater reopens after two lorries crash

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:04am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE M5 southbound has fully reopened after yesterday's collision between two lorries near Taunton.

Cormac MacMahon to host Somerset Business Awards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HEART FM’s Cormac MacMahon will be the host for this year’s Somerset Business Awards.

Revving up for lifeboat day at Burnham RNLI station

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: RNLI New Brighton lifeboat on its way to the rescue

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

LIFEBOAT enthusiasts, supporters, and families are invited to join the volunteers at Burnham lifeboat station for their first annual lifeboat day.

Chance to shape Hinkley Point C connection route

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A computer generated image of the Hinkley C power station

7:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE who want to give evidence on the National Grid’s proposed Hinkley Point C connection route can do so by registering with the Planning Inspectorate.

Triathletes brave the cold to take on Burnham challenge

3:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 70 triathletes braved the cold sea at Burnham as one of three challenges in an Olympic distance triathlon in the town on Sunday.

Youth parade and fun day hailed a success

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:04pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A YOUTH parade on Burnham beach saw around 190 children take part and a fun day has helped raise hundreds for local charities.

Hillview Carnival Club offered new base in time for 40th anniversary

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:49pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

BURNHAM’S last remaining carnival club has been saved from becoming ‘homeless’ and is back on track to mark its 40th anniversary this year.

Hundreds contact Burnham MP following child abuse story

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

2:40pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

HUNDREDS of families, friends and survivors of child abuse have contacted Burnham's MP urging for the issue of abuse to remain in the spotlight.

Government's plans set to boost economy and coastline access in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:28am Tuesday 15th 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.

'Private' foster carers in Somerset urged to come forward

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: (3472754) Foster carers can make a huge difference to vulnerable children and teenagers

7:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is urging anybody fostering a child to let the authorities know.

Interest growing in Homes in Sedgemoor apprenticeship programme

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

7:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor’s Young Apprentice Programme is going from strength to strength.

Police back 'Stand by Me' Mencap campaign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police and fire crews were called to the river around 10.40am on Church Road following reports a Citroen Picasso had crashed into the water

7:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

AVON and Somerset Police have signed up to Mencap’s ‘Stand by Me’ promise to show their commitment to ending hate crime against people with a learning disability.







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