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.

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.

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.

Bike Knights in store

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: One of the stolen bikes

7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Burnham Bike Knights will be at Morrisons Car Park, Burnham, on Tuesday August September 2 between 6pm and 9pm.

Call to donate unwanted tools to Bridgwater garden centre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: SPLASH: Garden tools get a good soaking from the rain

8:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre near Bridgwater is running its Tools Shed programme and is reminding people to drop in their tools for the cause.

First Aid Demonstrations

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Up to 400 ambulance staff across Yorkshire could take part in the daytime strikes this Friday and Tuesday

7:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

ST John Ambulance volunteers will teach the skills needed to save lives in emergencies at the Woolavington Show.

Tasty competition at the Great Burnham Bake Off

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: What’s cooking

7:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

GRAB your spoons and mixing bowls – it’s time to prepare for one of Burnham’s tastiest competitions as The Great Burnham Bake Off heads to town.

Take Me Out auditions for Somerset singletons

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Dragons man to star in TV's Take Me Out

11:46am Friday 29th August 2014

SATURDAY night dating show Take Me Out is holding auditions for people in Somerset.

Watchet Live 2014: THE REPORT!

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

promise of ska, sweet escape and thousands of people rolling up for a seriously good time.

Villagers maintain a tasty tradition

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

VILLAGERS at East Brent enjoyed the 157th Harvest Home celebration which involved a veritable feast and entertainment for all the family.

Cycle challenge success for store staff

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Energetic staff at Morrisons in Burnham have been saddling up for a global cycling challenge to raise cash for Sue Ryder.

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.

Community day in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: This was the scene in Marine Cove Gardens yesterday.

7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

MARINE Cove Gardens, in Burnham, is hosting an array of guest speakers and stalls on Saturday, September 6, as part of its Community Information Day.

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.

A busy month for RNLI volunteers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS for the RNLI in Burnham have been busy this month with bog mat training and a prize giving event on their agenda.

Plan for old care home in Burnham

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

7:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A VACANT care home in Burnham could be turned into seven new homes under new plans to overhaul the site.

Trail brings town's past to life

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A HERITAGE trail designed to make the history of Burnham come alive to visitors was launched in the town centre on Saturday.

Hold-up heritage buffer stop plan

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a proposed memorial to Burnham’s railway heritage claim unforeseen delays to the project are “profoundly disappointing”.

Brides on the streets of Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IT was a nice day for a white wedding, and for raising money, when a group of dress-wearers hit the streets of Burnham to raise money for charity.

School bus row in Berrow

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BERROW mum has hit out at rules preventing her son from getting free bus travel to his new school because they live too near to it.

Caravans top 'most hated' list

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Image for M.B.S

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

GETTING STUCK behind a caravan or tractor is the number one summer driving bugbear of motorists in the UK.

Bygone days revived in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HEAVY rain over the Bank Holiday failed to dampen the spirits of visitors who attended a historical re-enactment event in Highbridge.

Sports centre closed until next year after water main burst

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge has been closed since August 5 after a water main burst, causing part of the roof to cave in and the building to flood.

Teenager thrown 20 feet from motorbike after getting stuck in soft sand on Burnham beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl suffered a suspected broken leg and pelvic injuries in the accident on an area of the beach north of the low lighthouse at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

Somerset Chamber's Rupert Cox looks at decision making

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Rupert Cox

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Rupert Cox, chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce looks at decision making.

Slimming groups share weight-loss stories

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Women from Slimming World groups across Bridgwater and Burnham got together last week to share stories and celebrate their success of being crowned Woman of the Year in their regional groups.

Burnham twins raise cash for cancer care

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Elaine Luscombe’s son Peter has been diagnosed with germ cell cancer and both her and twin Celia Martin launched the head shave campaign to raise vital cash for his care.

Criminals to pay more to help victims recovery

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Major crackdown to rid the roads of criminals launched by police forces

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Criminals will pay up to £1.5 million more per year to help victims recover from the effects of crime and get on with their lives.

Stressed out parents leave kids home alone

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the past two years Thomson has seen a 46% rise in holidays booked by worn-out parents wanting to get away without the offspring.

Art exhibition puts the spotlight on mental health

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Group of people living with mental illness in Chard and Ilminster are having their artwork displayed at an exhibition in Taunton this month.

Meet the animals at RSPCA fun day in Brent Knoll

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

5:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

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

Supermarket gets go-ahead in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ASDA has been given the go-ahead to refurbish its supermarket in Highbridge.

Guest speakers coming to Marine Cove Gardens

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: What's On module top link image

5:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Marine Cove Gardens in Burnham is hosting an array of guest speakers and stalls on Saturday, September 6 as part of its Community Information Day.

SUNDAY: Sea shanties at The Coopers Arms

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

12:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MARITIME music and sea shanties will be played at The Coopers Arms in Highbridge on Sunday.

Take advantage of coaching at Avenue Tennis Club

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Tennis - cxz

7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Qualified tennis coaching is available for all ages, every day of the week at Avenue Tennis Club, Burnham.

County's sexual health review

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

4:23pm Monday 25th August 2014

Public Health at Somerset County Council are undertaking a review of contraceptive and sexual health services in the county.

Funding to benefit internet speeds across county

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: HELP: Superfast Business aims to showcase benefits of broadband

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Councils across Devon and Somerset are working together to invest £38 million into connecting 95 per cent of us with superfast broadband by 2017.

Town bids to make history come alive

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

6:30am Monday 25th August 2014

A HERITAGE trail and online archive designed to make the history of Burnham come alive to visitors will be launched on Saturday.

Sell off at furniture firm in administration

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A FAMILY furniture business which went into administration this year will now see most of its stock sold off.







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