Fire warning to caravan and camper van owners

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is reminding everyone with caravans and mobile homes to check that their smoke alarms are in working order.

£600,000 available for groups which support farming

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ORGANISATIONS and charities helping to protect and sustain Britain’s farming and rural communities can apply for funding of up to £50,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Autism information day to be held in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The day is part of the course from Somerset Skills and Learning.

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FREE information day on the autistic spectrum condition will be held in Burnham this month.

Sedgemoor businesses alerted to new labelling laws

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: WIN A FRESH RIVERFORD ORGANIC VEGBOX, PLUS TWO VIP TICKETS FOR THE NORTH WEST FOOD LOVERS’ FESTIVAL!

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FOOD businesses in Sedgemoor are being alerted to changes in product labelling.

Skittles match raises money for Charley Marks charity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: SKITTLES: Rollers are rocking in Ilminster nomination final

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SKITTLE match has been held to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a Burnham teenager who died earlier this month.

Berrow pre-school use ice cream to learn

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHILDREN at Berrow Pre-School have been enjoying a selection of ice creams and keeping cool this Indian summer.

Digital switch on for Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Pure Evoke D4 Oak DAB/FM Radio, £129.99, Electrical Discount UK (electricaldiscount.co.uk)

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 500,000 people in Somerset can access local radio stations on their DAB digital radios, following the switch-on of new transmitters.

Burnham pet shop rasies money for breast cancer charities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PET shop in Burnham has helped to raise £600 for breast cancer charities.

Remote control car racing day in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BURNHAM Indoor Racing Club is holding its first meeting and practice day on Saturday, October 4.

Sedgemoor local history group to host talks on lost Somerset islands

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE next meeting of Sedgemoor Local History Group will take place on October 8 at King Alfred School Lecture Theatre from 7pm to 9pm.

Firefighters backing UK Older People's Day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Devon and Somerset are supporting a national campaign to reduce the number of elderly fire casualties.

Lost swan rescued by Secret World staff

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A disorientated swan found wandering down Burnham High Street was rescued by wildlife experts.

New town centre managed to be appointed soon

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE new town centre manager for Burnham and Highbridge is expected to be appointed next week.

RSPCA launches Farm Animal Week

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE RSPCA is highlighting the plight of animals living in cramped conditions during Farm Animal Week, which began on Monday.

Burnham library history club meeting to trace your ancestors

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BURNHAM Library’s Family History Club’s next meeting is on October 9.

YMCA offer free skill sessions

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BRIDGWATER YMCA is offering a range of free courses in October for people to learn new skills.

Most motorists think young drivers should stay off motorways, survey finds

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The scene between junction 4a and junction five of the M5 Northbound

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than half of adults believe new drivers aged under 21 should not be let loose on motorways after passing their test.

Secret World starts work on new barn conversion

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK has started to create a new learning centre at an animal centre near Highbridge.

Carers in Somerset could face extra cost for respite service

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SOME people in Somerset who are carers for loved ones may soon have to pay more if they want to take a break.

Union pledges to fight falling milk prices

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Hampshire dairy industry hit by collapse of milk co-operative

12:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

‘We’ll work to fight falling prices’ says dairy board chairman

NFU chief predicts tough times ahead for dairy industry

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The chairman of the NFU’s South West regional dairy board is predicting tough times ahead for the industry as farmers cope with falling milk prices.

Phones 4u administration confirms closure of Bridgwater store

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Phones 4u's collapse into administration last week put a total of 5,596 jobs at risk.

6:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Bridgwater branch of Phones 4u has confirmed that it will be closing down after the company went into administration last week.

Swimming club seeks new talent

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BRIDGWATER Amateur Swimming Club is looking for its new generation of swimmers.

Poll reveals teachers' dismay at workload

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NINE out of ten teachers have considered packing in the profession during the last two years because of their workload.

Reminder to vote for Bibic in Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Spring clean your home and help change lives

2:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PEOPLE in Somerset are being reminded that they can vote for a national children’s charity to receive a grant towards the work it does.

Swap fags for gags during October

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A range of organisations will be available to help anyone with their Stoptober quit at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton on Thursday, October 9 from noon until 5pm.

Increase in Somerset businesses borrowing from ethical banking sources

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: LOAN SHARKS: A campaign is being launched in Darlington urging tenants in privately rented accommodation to avoid using loan sharks

12:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOMERSET Savings and Loans credit union has reported an increase in the number of inquiries being made by small- to mediumsized businesses seeking to borrow from ethical banking sources.

Stunning display planned for Remembrance Service

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FIELD of poppies is planned in Burnham as a striking and heartfelt tribute to the people who lost their lives in major conflicts.

Somerset council leader welcomes calls for devolved regional powers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cllr John Osman

11:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman has welcomed calls for devolved powers for regions of England following last week’s independence referendum in Scotland.

Burnham Mayor presents laptop to Air Cadets

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AIR Cadets in Burnham-on-Sea were pleased to be presented with a laptop by the Mayor last week.

Help for seniors to get ready for winter

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Winter's last blast? Snow falls on Dartmoor: PICTURES

10:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Care business goes into community to offer help and advice

Brean Leisure Park opens new play area

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BREAN Leisure Park owners the House family opened their new indoor play area at the weekend with plenty of children turning up to be among the first to enjoy the new facility.

Pub hosts fundraising day for Kenyan school charity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TEACHER on her way to work with a charity helping Kenyan schools held a fundraising event at a pub in Highbridge at the weekend.

Burnham play parks designated no smoking zones

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Smoke-free play area plans one step closer

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLAY areas and parks across Sedgemoor will now have signs designating the areas as smoke-free zones after the district council declared its commitment to protect residents from the harmful effects of tobacco.

Racial equality group set up in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A STEERING group has been established to promote racial equality in Somerset.

Sedgemoor homes win RSPCA community award

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

9:17am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor has been awarded a ‘Bronze Footprint Award’ in the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints 2014.

Lighthouse treasure trail raises cash for chairty

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BURNHAM’S successful summer lighthouse trail came to an end on Sunday, having raised more than £8,000 for charity.

Operation Look targets people misusing railway crossings

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BRITISH Transport Police has begun a week of action targeting people who misuse railway crossings.

A fifth of South-West's petrol stations lost in last five years

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

8:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

NEARLY a fifth (19%) of petrol stations in the South-West have closed since 2008, new figures reveal.

Thatcher's cider boss addresses South West MPs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

ONE of the biggest names in Somerset cider making has issued a strong message to South West MPs at a reception in Westminster.

Somerset County Council holds fostering information event

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Adoption process needs to be assessed again in order to make the processeasier for parents and shorter for the child

6:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FOSTERING information event is being held by Somerset County Council at the Holiday Inn Express, Taunton, from 7-9pm on Monday (September 29).

Three-year-olds showing signs of bad teeth

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Dental worker in court for illegally treating 8,000 patients

5:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

ALMOST 10% of three-year-olds across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall have tooth decay, a survey by Public Health England (PHE) has found.

Students return for 'graduation' ceremony

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE class of 2014 students at Somerset Skills & Learning in Burnham returned last week to receive their qualification certificates.

Employment is on the rise in Burnham area

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in the Burnham area is continuing to fall, according to Government statistics released last week.

Safety campaign coincides with UK Older People's Day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

Chief fire officers aim to make older people safer in their homes

Good news for Highbridge nursery

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:43pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHILDREN and staff at Somerset County Council’s Highbridge Children’s Centre nursery are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Good’ rating in their latest Ofsted inspection.

Hannah Goodenough appointed head of Institute of Directors business development in South-West

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

HANNAH Goodenough has been appointed head of business development for the South-West team of the Institute of Directors.

St Margaret's Hospice challenge to wear yellow

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Great Somerset Walk in aid of St Margaret's Hospice

12:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

HOSPICE Care Week takes place from October 6-12 to help raise the profile of hospice care across the Burnham and Highbridge areas.

Scarecrow trail back in Brent Knoll

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: ON DUTY: Llanvair Discoed's scarecrow  Fireman Sam

11:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE Brent Knoll Scarecrow Trail is back for its third year with over 55 scarecrows expected to make an appearance for the weekend

Yarnbombers tribute to Burnham teenager Charley Marks

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

YARNBOMBERS have created a colourful tribute to a Burnham teenager who died suddenly last week.







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