Vintage Working Show steams back in time

4:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

VISITORS steamed into the past and relived some great memories at the Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show at the weekend.

Troubleshooter costs branded 'astonishing'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:52pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE near £600,000 annual cost of employing two temporary bosses to turn Somerset’s failing children’s services around has been called “astonishing”.

MP's dismay after visit by new minister

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

3:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNHAM’S MP says she was disappointed that new Defra Secretary Liz Truss visited Somerset but failed to meet with a group of local farmers and landowners from the Axe and Brue catchment areas.

Arrests in £3m fuel probe

3:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SOMERSET premises have been targeted in an HM Revenue & Customs probe into a suspected £3million fuel fraud.

Town's first Lifeboat Open Day an 'amazing success'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNHAM Lifeboat Open Day is set to become an annual fixture in the calendar after the first event was a huge success.

What Change making positive changes to towns

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

RESIDENTS of Burnham and Highbridge are celebrating the launch of a project which encourages people to make positive changes to the towns.

Coupon queen of Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A MUM of two from Highbridge who has saved thousands of pounds by using coupons is now helping other families on a budget.

Stark warning for people with asthma in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A child using an inhaler (picture posed by a model)

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

 A THIRD of people in the south of England with asthma risk potentially taking the wrong medicines by not going for annual checks.

Animal racing season back at leisure park

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT’S time for a bit of pinky and perky action at Brean Leisure Park as pig and donkey racing becomes hot to trot over the summer.

Highspeed internet for rural communities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: File photo dated 06/08/12 of a person using a laptop computer as more than a quarter of 11 to 15-year-olds say their parents do not know what films they are watching online, with a fifth admitting they have been disturbed by content from illegal sites, ac

1:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to enjoy speedier surfing after a £340,000 investment to deliver superfast broadband to Sedgemoor was agreed by the district council.

TV license warning for caravan and holiday homes

1:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CARAVAN and holiday home owners are receiving a reminder to check they have a TV licence for their home away from home.

Smoking at a low in South West

12:41pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIONA Andrews, director of Smokefree South West, has welcomed figures showing smoking among 11 to 15-year-olds has hit a record low of 3%.

Workplace accolade for Homes in Sedgemoor

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor are the first organisation to achieve Gold level in the new Somerset Healthy Workplace Award.

Don't lose your right to vote

12:33pm Thursday 31st July 2014

UP to 12,000 residents across Sedgemoor are being advised they may need take action if they want to be able to vote in next May’s national and local elections – even if they are already registered.

Highbridge pub plans major revamp

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:57am Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAJOR refurbishment is planned for a Highbridge pub which will include a new skittle alley for teams recently made homeless.

Somerset chefs progress in regional competition

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Michael Caines

11:39am Thursday 31st July 2014

TALENTED cooks from Somerset are in the running for South West Chef of the Year awards.

Barrie pounds a different beat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Former crime scene officer Barrie Palmer speaks to Gazette leisure reporter, Daisy Blacklock

Play areas re-open after £45k upgrade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The southern part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park includes the Arcelormittal Orbit, Carpenters Lock, fountains and play areas.(28/3/2014) EL76065

7:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

Sedgemoor District Council is reopening play areas in Coleridge Gardens, Burnham, and Stiling Close, Highbridge, today (Thursday).

M5 in Somerset now re-open after crash

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:07am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Traffic moving as normal on M5 as crash site is cleared

Meet the police

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Beat surgery is being held in Woolavington on Wednesday, July 23.

Celebration of the very best in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3184620

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

If you’re proud of your business, why not enter it in the County Gazette-backed Somerset Business Awards.

Coastal path to be extended by 90km

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A photo taken this afternoon showing part of the coastline the emergency services are searching

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Government has given the goahead to add 90kms of coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to the England Coast Path

See classical singer at Parish Hall

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The classical singing talents of Tim Pitman can be heard at Brent Knoll Parish Hall on Saturday, September 6.

NatWest branch closes in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: NatWest's Commerical Street branch in Hereford will close on August 26.

7:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NatWest branch to close on Friday.

Business owners warned against phone scam in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PHONE THREATS: Scam callers can turn nasty

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE say they have had several reports of a telephone scam which is targeting small business owners.

Police warn Somerset businesses of phone advertising scam

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PHONE scammer posing as an ad agency working on behalf of the police is trying to con small businesses out of £100 a hit.

Plans in for Mark solar park

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

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RENEWABLE energy company has officially submitted plans for a solar park in Mark.

Burnham bathing water action plan announced

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

COMMUNITY leaders say a major action plan will improve the future of Burnham's bathing water quality and reduce the impact of tough new regulations.

VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WAR poem by Philip Larkin was read to guests at the official opening of the Somerset Remembers exhibition in Taunton on Friday.

Keep weather eye on neighbours

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE new Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she wants to secure Government funding for the multi-million pound Bridgwater Barrage.

From Broadway to Weston

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: UK premiere of The Addams Family musical in Sutton!

7:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

Broadway hit is getting its UK premier at none other than Weston’s Playhouse Theatre this July.

GOLF: Bateman and Hatfield take Club Championship titles

5:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

Steve Bateman and Suzanne Hatfield won their respective Club Championships on a dramatic day at Brean Golf Club

Roundabout crash

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

EMERGENCY crews were called to the A38 on the edge of Burnham on the morning of Monday, July 14, after a collision.

Hazardous heat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may struggle with their health in the sustained heat.

West Somerset star volunteer awarded at ceremony

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WEST Somerset star volunteer was the recipient of an award at a ceremony at County Hall.

National award for West Somerset teacher

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A TEACHER from West Somerset has won a national award and a grant of £9,100 after submitting an idea to enhance the learning of his pupils.

Canal danger alert

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The canal, off Dr Newton’s Way, by the railway arches. One of Ian Birchall's images, showing at  the Cotswold Canals Trust's Wallbridge Lock visitor centre.

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

As the temperatures continue to rise a charity is warning of the dangers of open water during the sunny season.

Bath and Wells diocese launches guide to local churches

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

CHURCHES in Somerset are bursting with history and architectural delights.

British Heart Foundation shops in Somerset raise £813,000 in a year

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Somerset have raised £813,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Somerset bikers urged to be safety aware

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

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

Exmoor ponies celebrated in new show

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NEW Exmoor Pony Show is being held at the Brendon Country Show on August 10.

RNLI reaches target

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Fundraisers are now looking to raise a further £52,000 to pay for the volunteer crew’s changing facilities.

Council meeting scheduled

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: North Petherton Town Council discuss the planning application at North Petherton Community Centre.

7:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Meeting of Burnham & Highbridge Town Council’s Princess Management Committee takes place on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm.

Burnham lifeguard rescues woman suffering from asthma attack

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A BURNHAM lifeguard has been praised for helping a woman suffering from a serious asthma attack.

Marine Cove events

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cornish Cream Tea

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

FIVE Marine Cove events are planned to celebrate Love Parks week.

Flooding questions to be answered

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Members of the Environment Agency take part in the spring clean event along the River Wear near Framwellgate Bridge

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Environment Agency will answer questions on the winter flooding at a meeting on Friday, July 25.

Couple’s charity ride

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A keen cycling couple have taken part in a fundraising ride for a charity which helped their son.

Kids can train dogs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Kate Green MP walking with Inca, a guide dog in training and Guide Dogs engagement officer, Emma Allen-Taylor

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Othery village hall is hosting ‘Waggy Tails’ classes on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 6pm for children to train their dogs.

Customs officers swoop on Somerset premises in suspected £3million fuel fraud probe

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

12:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TOTAL of nine people were arrested yesterday (Wednesday, July 23) for their involvement in a suspected £3million fuel fraud after officers swooped on a number of premises, including in Somerset.







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