Avon and Somerset initiative to tackle fraud

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE over 60 are being warned not to be bullied into parting with their cash by fraudsters.

Met Office warning for strong winds across Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to batter the coastlines of Somerset in the next 24 hours, forecasters warn.

Woman, 19, dies after car ends in river in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:04am Monday 20th October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman passenger died after she was trapped in a car which left a road and went into a river in Somerset.

Burnham motoring club backs air ambulance

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

GENEROUS members of Burnham Motor Club are proud to have presented a cheque for £500 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at the end of last month.

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham to be buried in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Lynda Bellingham: has always wanted to be loved

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS and television presenter Lynda Bellingham, who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, will be buried in Somerset

Bomb squad deal with WWI shells found in Burnham home

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

BOMB disposal experts were called to a property in Burnham earlier this week following the discovery of two World War One shells.

Tree felling row at Penrose

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cllr Gill Slocombe

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A DECISION to fell a mature oak near Highbridge has sparked controversy after residents say it is healthy and should be left alone.

Enforcement officers' training to combat asbestos fly-tipping

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SOMERSET’S councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos with new training to improve their enforcement officers' skills and know-how.

80 attend Moose conference in Berrow

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

MEMBERS of Moose International gathered at Berrow village hall on Sunday for their first annual convention since the start of Moose International’s reorganization within UK.

Free games for all at Highbridge park

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

FAMILIES enjoyed a spot of fun at Apex Park in Highbridge at the weekend at the launch of its free Community Games programme.

National Trust warns of dogs "regularly" falling off Brean Down cliffs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A WARNING has been issued after a number of dogs have fallen over cliffs at Brean Down.

Burnham shoppers and visitors get handy new guide

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

SHOPPERS and visitors in Burnham are being armed with a new guide this week by the town’s Chamber of Trade.

Peter Lewis sacked as Somerset County Council's director of children's services

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

SOMERSET County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim director of children’s services Peter Lewis.

VIDEO Somerset Business Awards 2014 - winners announced

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

11:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Find out who won what in the 2014 Somerset Business Awards.

Hinkley C go-ahead generates plenty of reaction

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

PLANS for a new £16bn nuclear power plant in Somerset which will create up to 25,000 jobs, came a step closure to fruition after the European Commission gave approval.

Carnival is just around the corner

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Photos from Highbridge and Burnham Carnival 2013

6:55pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE dazzling lights, pumping sounds and electric atmosphere of Burnham and Highbridge Carnival is now just around the corner.

Gremlins storm to top spot

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Carnival Concert champions after their Victorian Shipyard production was awarded the prestigious White Hart Cup for gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.

Burnham family to hold fundraiser for Autism

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

A BURNHAM mother is holding an afternoon of children’s fun to help raise awareness for autism and other similar conditions.

Call-up for Burnham firefighters

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:45pm Friday 17th October 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people with a commitment to the community, a positive attitude and a good level of fitness to attend an open evening at Burnham Fire Station.

Success in specs for Highbridge woman

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:36pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN from Highbridge was crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year at an awards evening in London last week.

Free bulbs on offer to help make Burnham and Highbridge even more beautiful

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: bulb planting (10028929)

5:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

SEDGEMOOR District Council is offering parish and town councils and community groups free bulbs to plant themselves to help make Sedgemoor “even more beautiful”.

Plans for major revamp of Burnham holiday village

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Redditch chippy is in the race to be crowned regional Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

7:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HOLIDAY village in Burnham is planning a major revamp to help bring its facilities into the 21st Century and create new jobs for the area.

Plan to create a field of poppies in Burnham ahead of Remembrance Day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Friday 17th October 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.

Libraries helping more people get online

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

LIBRARIES will be helping even more people ‘Get Online’ this month as part of a national annual event.

Live Read the report into eye surgery problems at Somerset hospital

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

An investigation into problems arising from a series of eye operations carried out by a private contractor has been released overnight.

Burnham to get £39m water quality upgrade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:32pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MASSIVE £39 million will be spent on improving water quality for Burnham – but the project won’t be completed in time for new regulations which will be introduced next year.

Vintage model train show comes to Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Model behaviour

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A VINTAGE Hornby model train show is set to be held in Highbridge next month.

Teenage drink drivers caught by Avon and Somerset police

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

FOUR 13-year-olds have been caught drink-driving in Avon and Somerset.

Somerset cancer charity SURE launches £500,000 appeal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A TAUNTON-based charity today (Thursday, October 16) launches a £500,000 appeal for a scanner that will avoid cancer patients travelling to Bristol for the first stage of radiotherapy.

Burnham art students take on new challenge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

LEARNERS at an art appreciation class in Burnham showed off the results of their first challenge of the course.

New plans for Burnham and Highbridge libraries

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

EXTENDING wi-fi and expanding the outreach services for those who cannot visit a library are just some of the proposals being put forward by Somerset County Council.

South-West campaign to save more lives of bladder and kidney cancer patients

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to spot the early signs of two kinds of cancer aims to save lives in Somerset.

Berrow Pre-School children learn with ice-cream

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

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

Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital refuses to release report into botched eye operations

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Temporary postal room in place after Musgrove Park Hospital fire

8:31am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN investigation has been completed into a series of botched eye operations at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital – but the report isn’t being made public.

New dog mess campaign targets lazy owners

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW campaign to discourage dog owners from allowing their pets to foul in public places has been launched in Burnham.

Drivers urged to stick to limits on A361 at Burrowbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Busy Cotswold commuter road closing for repairs

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SPEEDING drivers putting people at risk along a ‘cut through’ are being urged to slow down.

Beverly Milner Simonds named as Burnham's new town centre manager

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BEVERLEY Milner Simonds has been announced as Burnham’s new town centre manager.

IPCC completes probe into suspended Chief Constable Nick Gargan

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Nick Gargan

12:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

An independent investigation into complaints against suspended Avon and Somerset Police Chief Constable has found he "may have breached the Data Protection Act" by sending emails about police business to outsiders.

NHS staff strike in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:16am Monday 13th October 2014

NHS staff in Somerset are joining thousands of colleagues across the country in a four-hour walkout this morning in a dispute over pay

Britpop beckons: Former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery is playing the South-West this month

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:42pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TASTE of Britpop comes to the South-West later this month with the hotly-anticipated return of former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery.

Shire horse rescued from ditch in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:09pm Monday 13th October 2014

FIRE crews from Burnham and Bridgwater were called to rescue a shire horse stuck in a rhyne last Thursday.

Row over Burnham farmers' market site move

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

BURNHAM’S Farmers’ Market could be moved to another site as it is causing “mayhem” in the town, it has been claimed.

Concerns as Burnham flats plan wins appeal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:02pm Monday 13th October 2014

BURNHAM traders arestaggered after a controversial flats scheme which they say could “kill the town” has been given the go-ahead.

Two people rescued after becoming trapped at Highbridge property

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:52am Sunday 12th October 2014

TWO distressed people were rescued after being locked inside a property at Highbridge last night (October 11).

Help for Burnham smokers trying to give up their habit

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CRACK DOWN: Police and Durham County Council Trading Standards officers are working together to tackle the supply of illicit tobacco.

5:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

SMOKERS in Burnham and Highbridge are being offered free help and advice at a free health fair this week.

Cricket museum among William Stansell/Somerset Building Preservation Trust Awards accolades

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

RESTORATION work on a Heritage at Risk church building has scooped a top preservation award for the architects.

Sedgemoor residents to council what its priorities should be

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cllr John Osman

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

RESIDENTS across Sedgemoor have the chance to spell out how they think the county council should be spending its money when a roadshow comes to the district.

M5 Huntworth viaduct to be resurfaced and waterproofed

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Roadworks - zxc

5:19pm Monday 13th October 2014

A £4.9 MILLION scheme to resurface and waterproof the M5 motorway between junctions 23 and 24 is getting underway and expected to take until March.

Insight into the food and drink industry Burnham youths

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

YOUNG and unemployed people were given the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into the food industry from one of Highbridge’s leading businesses.

Make your will - and help the British Liver Trust

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

YOU can get your will written for at Will Management Services of Taunton, during October – in exchange for a donation to the British Liver Trust.







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