Firefighters called to help flooded Burnham resident

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Burnham were called to help a flooded resident on Tuesday night (October 28).

Police name man killed on A372 in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:03pm Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have this morning named a man who died following a collision on the A372 near Yeovil. 

Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan to face gross misconduct hearing

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Nick Gargan

11:38am Friday 31st October 2014

 

Bumper year expected for Highbridge and Burnham Carnival

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

11:10am Friday 31st October 2014

A BUMPER number of carts is expected at the Highbridge and Burnham Carnival this year with only one cancellation so far.

Bumper year for British strawberries

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Strawberries are larger and sweeter this year

10:32am Friday 31st October 2014

IT’S been a bumper year for British strawberries after more than 60,170 tonnes of the nation’s favourite summer fruit were harvested this season, according to industry body British Summer Fruits.

Search for jobless to star in new TV documentary

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Families still watching black and white TV

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A TV production company is looking for young unemployed people in Burnham and Highbridge who are up for kick-starting their career by trialling jobs for a documentary series.

Drivers warned about using phones

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: More than 5,000 people in Gwent currently have licence points for driving while using a mobile phone

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

ROAD safety officers in the county have been driving home the dangers of using phones while behind the wheel.

Burnham RNLI to hold charity car wash

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:03am Friday 31st October 2014

CREW members of Burnham's RNLI are holding a car wash to raise money for charity tomorrow (November 1).

Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner 'breached her own code of conduct' naming whistleblower

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sue Mountstevens

9:15am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE Commissioner Sue Mountstevens breached her own code of conduct by revealing the identity of a whistleblower, her own police and crime panel has concluded.

Helping Sedgemoor farmers to stay fit and healthy

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CHECKS: Spot checks were carried out in NHS hospitals throughout Wales

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A FARMERS’ health programme is being made available at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre in North Petherton to help farmers stay fit and healthy.

Burnham and Highbridge residents urged to get flu jab

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Worsening figures: greater awareness is needed of diabetes, say experts

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE in one of the ‘at risk’ categories for flu are being urged to arrange their free flu vaccination now by contacting their GP surgery.

Joyriders arrested after ruining Burnham rugby pitch

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE arrested two men after an allegedly stolen car was driven over the rugby pitches at the BASC ground in Burnham.

Man appears in court charged with mum's murder

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN from Norton Fitzwarren accused of murdering his mother has appeared in court this morning.

Burnham mums get together for charity fundraiser

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A GROUP of Burnham mums have come together to organise a Hallowe’en party this weekend to raise funds for charity.

Remembrance field of poppies launched in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN AMBITIOUS plan to create a ‘field’ of poppies to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War was launched in Burnham on Sunday.

Burnham home to mark remembrance day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

STAFF at a Burnham residential home are holding a special event to mark Remembrance Day with schoolchildren attending to hear about residents’ wartime memories.

Burnham and Highbridge volunteers can help to reduce reoffending

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sue Mountstevens.

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

ORGANISERS of a scheme which holds convicted sex offenders to account and radically reduces re-offending is urging Burnham and Highbridge people to come forward as volunteers.

Berrow caravan fire caused by faulty heater

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN INVESTIGATION into the cause of a fire in a static caravan in Berrow led to a faulty electric heater.

Fire officers urge Burnham venues to think safety for Hallowe’en

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE officers are asking entertainment venues to take extra care when decorating their premises for Hallowe’en parties.

Firefighters plan four day strike over Highbridge and Burnham Carnvial

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Burnham are set to join a nationwide strike which is expected to last four days, following a row over pensions, according to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

Somerset patients urged to look out for breast cancer signs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DOCTOR is calling on women AND men to get themselves checked out for breast cancer.

People warned of fake bank notes in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses in Burnham have been warned that fake bank notes are being passed off in the town.

Burnham scouts to host Hallowe'en party

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PUMPKINS: The fire service is gearing up for Hallowe'en this weekend (Pic: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

1:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A HALLOWE’EN party will take place at the Burnham Scout hut tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm to 7pm.

BBC presenter to switch on Burnham lights

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOUTH-WEST news presenter Alex Lovell has been confirmed as the person to have the honour of switching on Burnham’s Christmas lights this year.

Burnham Royal British Legion saved in time for parade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BURNHAM’S branch of the Royal British Legion is set to re-open just in time for this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony after a surge of interest from the public.

Burnham Food Festival goes down a treat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CROWDS of more than 10,000 thronged the streets of Burnham at the weekend for what has become the largest food festival in Somerset.

Worldwide audience for Somerset barn owls

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PEOPLE from around the world logged on more than 1.5million times to follow the progress of Somerset’s most famous barn owl family Boris, Brenda, and their six owlets.

Fun for all at Berrow Christmas fayre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE was lots to see, try and buy at the Christmas Fayre held at Berrow Hall.

Motorists warned of M5 delays

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised of delays around the Burnham and Highbridge junction of the M5 as two months of work begins on barriers with various lane closures and narrow lanes in operation in both directions until late December.

Highbridge man gets posthumous award

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A HIGHBRIDGE man, who donated his organs to help others stay alive, has been honoured posthumously at an award ceremony in Somerset.

Confusion over chief’s departure

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CONFUSION surrounds the termination of the contract of the highly-paid director hired to turn around Somerset’s children’s services – bosses say he was sacked while he claims he’d already resigned.

Highbridge cider farm wins national award

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

STAFF at a cider farm near Highbridge are raising their glasses after one of their most popular ciders proved to be the apple of the judge’s eye.

Sports car gets stuck on Berrow beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:01pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SPORTS car became part of the landscape at Berrow last weekend after becoming stuck in the mud on the beach there.

Child study reveals vulnerable young people leaving home

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ONE in three vulnerable young people is leaving care aged just 16 or 17, in sharp contrast to new polling which shows the public in the South-West believe 21 or older is the right age to move out of the family home.

Police call on neighbours to join forces against burglars

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE and security experts have called on neighbours to join forces to tackle burglaries as dark nights loom.

New website launched to help children with learning disabilites

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW website providing information and highlighting services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities is being developed by Somerset County Council.

Carnival goers urged to take car around fireworks and bonfires

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: DANGER: The fire service has offered advice for Bonfire Night

5:59pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

SEDGEMOOR District Council is urging people who will be enjoying the carnival season to take care when using fireworks and lighting bonfires.

Campaign launched to give financial support

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:46pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOMERSET Savings and Loans has launched a campaign to help people who need financial support as the festive season looms.

Young people in Somerset warned - 'we'll catch you if you watch TV without a licence'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: With 669 households caught out, figures rank town  as eighth highest in north west for TV licence dodgers

11:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

YOUNG adults caught watching TV without a licence are being warned they face a fine of up to £1,000.

Burnham swimming club receives mark of quality

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BURNHAM-ON-SEA Swimming Club has been awarded the ASA Swim21 status as a quality mark for the club.

'Sorry I told chief constable whistleblower's name' - Avon and Somerset PCC apologises

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sue Mountstevens

6:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AVON and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised for telling chief constable Nick Gargan the identity of a whistleblower who alleged he made inappropriate advances to her.

'More infrastructure for Somerset Levels' call at Emergency Society Planning event

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A CALL for more investment in infrastructure has gone out following the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels earlier this year.

Burnham opticians donate to guide dogs charity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:40am Monday 27th October 2014

A BURNHAM opticians did its bit to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind last week.

Council to train staff up in fight against asbestos fly-trippers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

CRIMINALS fly-tipping hazardous asbestos in Sedgemoor are being targeted in a drive by Somerset Waste Partnership and Sedgemoor District Council.

Burnham hairdressers raise money for Macmillan

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A BURNHAM hairdressers has raised more than £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support after hosting a successful coffee morning last month.

Residents asked to help prevent gas related incidents

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Image for ABU Gas and Plumbing

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

BURNHAM residents are being warned to take care and help prevent gas-related incidents such as leaks, explosions and fires

Fresh investigation into Hinkley C deal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: APPROVED: Plans for the Hinkley Point C reactor at Somerset (11249573)

10:10am Sunday 26th October 2014

ANOTHER investigation into the controversial Hinkley C deal has begun.

Somerset Rebels lose in final

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: 'It ain’t over yet' - Rebels' manager’s rallying call for second leg of KO Cup

12:08am Sunday 26th October 2014

SOMERSET Rebels have lost to Edinburgh in the Premier League Championship Grand Final by a single race point.

Burnham student gutted after charity climb fell through

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:10pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A STUDENT from Burnham was “gutted” after his plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity fell through on the day he was due to leave, when the organiser went into administration.

Brent Knoll harvest supper goes down a treat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE from Brent Knoll gathered at the parish hall in the village for the annual Harvest Supper on the weekend.







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