Date announced for Somerset in Business Conference

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: People of Chard: We want your letters!

6:30am Friday 25th April 2014

THE sixth annual Somerset in Business Conference will take place on Thursday, June 5, at Junction 24 near Bridgwater, it has been announced.

Clean chimney reminder for Sedgemoor households

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

7:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to make sure their chimneys are safe and secure, especially on the current chilly spring evenings when lighting up fires which have not been used for a while.

Kids show off Easter bonnets at Marine Cove parade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Catherine Gagen, Lysandra Marshall and Scarlet Gagen

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CHILDREN who had been busy making their own Easter bonnets, baskets or gardens for school got the chance to show them off to everyone this weekend.

Princess Theatre hosts concert for its summer folk festival

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Winkers perform for the crowd

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CROWDS of music fans packed into the Princess Theatre, Burnham, on Sunday.

May Fair at East Huntspill

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: May Day fair next month

3:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAY fair will be held at East Huntspill church and church hall on Saturday, May 3, from noon.

Painting course offered in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Painting for Pleasure art classes will begin at Trimdon Village Hall this month

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A PAINTING for Beginners course is being held at Morland Hall in Highbridge.

Iris Rowe seeks relatives of Burnham friend

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Iris Rowe seeks relatives of Burnham friend

2:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A WOMAN from Westonzoyland is trying to contact the relatives of an old friend from Burnham.

May Day family elf and fairy hunt to be held in Marine Cove

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sedgemoor District Council freezes council tax

1:18pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FREE May Day family fun event is being held at Burnham’s Marine Cove Gardens.

Bank holiday means changes to kerbside recycling

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Free eWaste Recycling Event

1:08pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE May Bank Holiday Monday on May 5 means changes to all kerbside recycling and rubbish collections.

"Disney for Ducks" wetlands wildlife reserve proves controversial

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The wetlands reserve at Steart

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £20million wildlife reserve at the mouth of the River Parrett has been dubbed “environmental vandalism”.

Bread-making course on offer in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Some of the bread at Long Crichel Bakery. DC3214P38

9:42am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BREAD-making course is being held at Morland Hall in Highbridge.

Farmers present Beaufort House residents with new wheelchairs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: DAVID Megilley, Susan Luck, David Powell and David Hutchings with the new wheelchairs

3:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Residents at Beaufort House have been presented with new wheelchairs.

Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Ten things you may not know about coeliac disease

9:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

COELIAC UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease will be celebrating its awareness campaign in May (12-18).

Family in shock after vicious dog attack on Brean Sands

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Dart the dog had to be fitted with a pump to prevent the build up of blood and water after the viscous attack

9:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FAMILY was left shocked and angry when their dog was the victim of a vicious attack on Brean Sands.

Open day held at Secret World wildlife rescue

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: James Ealy, Eleanor Carr and Greg Kellaway with Mumbles the Bengal Owl

3:36pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AN East Huntspill-based wildlife rescue charity held an open day for people to meet the animals first hand.

Tour the Helicopter Museum as part of 25th anniversary celebrations

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: WESTON Helicopter museum's history show for visitors.

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

PEOPLE interested in helicopters are invited to a lecture and tour of the Helicopter Museum in Weston to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Get your pet fit with the PDSA

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PDSA head nurse Lindsay Atkinson holds Jack Russell Ruby before Pet Fit Club 2013

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PET friendly charity is holding its annual health programme to help owners get their animals into shape.

Eyes down in Puriton for charity bingo

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A LATE Easter bingo for children’s hospices in the South West is being held at the 37 Club in Puriton this Friday (April 25).

Sandbags removed from Somerset's flood-hit areas

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Malmesbury's voluntary flood wardens will know where to find sandbag supplies

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AROUND 9,000 sandbags have been cleared from flood-affected areas by Sedgemoor District Council and its partners.

Drink-drive passengers 'shy', THINK! campaign finds

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Crackdown on motorists driving while under influence of drink and drugs

10:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESEARCH for the THINK! Easter drink-drive campaign found a quarter of people have been in a car with a driver who was over the drink-drive limit but said nothing because they were too embarrassed.

Projects to benefit from Homes in Sedgemoor Making a Difference Fund

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Disability award for Homes in Sedgemoor

10:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TENANTS in Sedgemoor have given their seal of approval to seven local projects this month.

Heavy traffic on M5 in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Two lanes of the M5 were closed after the smash

4:50pm Monday 21st April 2014

BANK holiday commuters faced a torrid wait on a stretch of the northbound carriageway in Somerset this afternoon (April 21).

WI group to host afternoon tea

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Vintage Afternoon Tea

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

AFTERNOON tea will be held by a WI group in Sedgemoor on May 9.

Eat a curry to help British Red Cross flood heroes

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: British Red Cross Christmas Market 2013

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

AN Indian restaurant is spicing things up to help a charity which pulled out all the stops to help flood victims.

Environment Agency to rule on temporary flood defences

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Environment Agency inspect beck

7:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE Environment Agency will decide by the end of March, 2015, whether it should make permanent some of the temporary flood defences that were put in place during this year’s flooding crisis.

PCC Sue Mountstevens talks to flood victims

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sue Mountstevens

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

AVON and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens attended a public question and answer session for flood victims in Bridgwater.

Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

7:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

FOUR army cadets from Sedgemoor have undertaken a week of tough challenges at Somerset’s Yoxter camp.

Plant sale set for May 8

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Plant Sale

4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A PLANT sale of flowers and vegetables will be held in West Huntspill next month.

Free internet access at Octopus Children's Centre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Wirral Council has announced details of opening times over the festive period.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FREE web access sessions have been set up at Burnham’s Octopus Children’s Centre.

Frogs in your garden?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MARCH: Frogs become active as they move to breeding ponds

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

ALMOST half of people in the South West regularly see frogs in their gardens, according to the RSPB.

Burnham railway history project gathers support

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burnham railway history project gathers support

2:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PROJECT to celebrate Burnham’s railway history is gathering support, with the town’s MP making a donation towards it.

Coffee mornings extended

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Win a year’s supply of M&S Café coffee

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

COFFEE mornings in West Huntspill have proved so popular they have been extended to take place every Friday.

Daytime dance classes to be held in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Summer Ball

11:28am Friday 18th April 2014

TWO new daytime dance classes are starting in Highbridge next month.

St George's Day Supper to be held in East Huntspill

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:22am Friday 18th April 2014

A ST George’s Day Supper will be held in East Huntspill on April 24.

Join the Easter egg trail in Brent Knoll

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A Great British Charity Easter Egg Hunt!

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN EASTER egg trail will be held in Brent Knoll on Sunday (April 20).

M5 crash inquest: Coroner records conclusion into deaths

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: M5 crash inquest: Day four from Shire Hall in Taunton

12:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Somerset Coroner Michael Rose is today (April 17) set to give his conclusion at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in one of the UK’s worst motorway accidents.

Range Rover and caravan fire on M5 closes motorway

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: File photo

10:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

MASSIVE queues on the M5 as a Range Rover and caravan burst into flames, sending smoke billowing out across the motorway.

TB slaughter could lead to high tax bills for Somerset farmers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Number of people in debt on the rise in St Albans

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BEEF and dairy farmers whose cattle are slaughtered due to TB could face substantial tax bills, warns farming accountant Old Mill.

Entrants sought for Brent Knoll talent competition

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Brindley is gearing up for the Halton’s Got Talent final which will feature a host of stars of the future demonstrating their skills.

7:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

SINGERS, dancers, musicians and jugglers are being sought for a talent competition.

Tickets on sale for Blood Bikes charity gig

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Grants available for Taunton town centre businesses

7:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TICKETS are now available for the Cheddar Male Choir concert for the Blood Bikes charity in Brent Knoll Parish Hall.

Hundreds miss out on preferred school but figures an improvement on last year, council says

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Parents reassured over primary school places

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of children starting their education in September have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents got one of their top three choices.

Secret World to benefit from Spring Fundraising Drive

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Pets at Home in Leigh is offering microchipping for just £10

12:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GRANT-giving animal charity is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for animal charities in Sedgemoor with the launch of its Spring Fundraising Drive.

Gruffalo activities on offer at Burnham opticians

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Spec-tacular anniversary

11:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN opticians in Burnham is celebrating the launch of a new range of children’s frames featuring the Gruffalo character.

Find out how many children secured their first choice primary school

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: First day: will parents get  their first-choice primary schools?

11:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MORE than 91% of children in Somerset have secured their first choice primary school for the next academic year - an increase on previous years.

Another solar farm could spring up in Sedgemoor

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

11:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FRESH application has been submitted for another solar farm near Burnham, which could join tens of thousands of panels springing up across Sedgemoor.

Voting advice for Sedgemoor residents ahead of European Parliamentary elections

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Electoral Commission is calling for ‘sustained action now’ in a bid to crack down on voting fraud

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

VOTERS in Sedgemoor are advised that they may have to vote in a different polling station than they are used to for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections.

Carers urged to have their say on Somerset services

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Lifeline for overworked carers

7:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UNPAID carers across Somerset are invited to influence the way services which are designed to assist them at a conference on May 1.

Learn to use the web for free

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

4:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FREE web access sessions have been set up at Burnham’s Octopus Children's Centre.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Mobile speed cameras could still be used even if Swindon withdraws from the safety camera partnership

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPEED camera locations for week commencing April 14.

Charity disco night

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Neil Angilley Trio

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEVENTIES’ disco night is being held at North Petherton Rugby club this Saturday (April 19).







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