RNLI veteran Pete Holder, from Weston, who worked closely with Burnham’s lifeboat operators, is retiring after 40 years’ service.

Mike Lang, from Burnham RNLI, said: “We often work closely in liaison with Weston RNLI. Pete Holder as lifeboat operations manager of Weston lifeboat station has earned a great deal of respect from us at Burnham for doing a magnificent job under challenging circumstances.”