Fete splits up to beat the weather

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than £1,500 was raised at Burnham Hospital’s summer fete despite wet weather, forcing the event indoors and splitting up into two separate halls.

Community day in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: This was the scene in Marine Cove Gardens yesterday.

7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

MARINE Cove Gardens, in Burnham, is hosting an array of guest speakers and stalls on Saturday, September 6, as part of its Community Information Day.

Recycling arrangements

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Bank Holiday weekend has resulted in all kerbside recycling and rubbish collections this week being one day later than scheduled, including those due on Friday August 29 and Saturday August 30.

A busy month for RNLI volunteers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS for the RNLI in Burnham have been busy this month with bog mat training and a prize giving event on their agenda.

Plan for old care home in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Red Gables Care Home in Ilkley is changing to a residential home

7:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A VACANT care home in Burnham could be turned into seven new homes under new plans to overhaul the site.

Trail brings town's past to life

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A HERITAGE trail designed to make the history of Burnham come alive to visitors was launched in the town centre on Saturday.

Hold-up heritage buffer stop plan

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a proposed memorial to Burnham’s railway heritage claim unforeseen delays to the project are “profoundly disappointing”.

Brides on the streets of Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IT was a nice day for a white wedding, and for raising money, when a group of dress-wearers hit the streets of Burnham to raise money for charity.

School bus row in Berrow

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BERROW mum has hit out at rules preventing her son from getting free bus travel to his new school because they live too near to it.

Caravans top 'most hated' list

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Image for M.B.S

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

GETTING STUCK behind a caravan or tractor is the number one summer driving bugbear of motorists in the UK.

Bygone days revived in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

HEAVY rain over the Bank Holiday failed to dampen the spirits of visitors who attended a historical re-enactment event in Highbridge.

Sports centre closed until next year after water main burst

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge has been closed since August 5 after a water main burst, causing part of the roof to cave in and the building to flood.

Teenager thrown 20 feet from motorbike after getting stuck in soft sand on Burnham beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl suffered a suspected broken leg and pelvic injuries in the accident on an area of the beach north of the low lighthouse at around 2.30pm on Sunday.

Somerset Chamber's Rupert Cox looks at decision making

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Rupert Cox

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Rupert Cox, chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce looks at decision making.

Slimming groups share weight-loss stories

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Women from Slimming World groups across Bridgwater and Burnham got together last week to share stories and celebrate their success of being crowned Woman of the Year in their regional groups.

Burnham twins raise cash for cancer care

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Elaine Luscombe’s son Peter has been diagnosed with germ cell cancer and both her and twin Celia Martin launched the head shave campaign to raise vital cash for his care.

Criminals to pay more to help victims recovery

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Major crackdown to rid the roads of criminals launched by police forces

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Criminals will pay up to £1.5 million more per year to help victims recover from the effects of crime and get on with their lives.

Stressed out parents leave kids home alone

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the past two years Thomson has seen a 46% rise in holidays booked by worn-out parents wanting to get away without the offspring.

Art exhibition puts the spotlight on mental health

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Group of people living with mental illness in Chard and Ilminster are having their artwork displayed at an exhibition in Taunton this month.

Meet the animals at RSPCA fun day in Brent Knoll

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

5:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Visitors can come face to face with rescue animals at a fun day being held in Brent Knoll.

Supermarket gets go-ahead in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ASDA has been given the go-ahead to refurbish its supermarket in Highbridge.

Guest speakers coming to Marine Cove Gardens

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5:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Marine Cove Gardens in Burnham is hosting an array of guest speakers and stalls on Saturday, September 6 as part of its Community Information Day.

SUNDAY: Sea shanties at The Coopers Arms

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

12:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MARITIME music and sea shanties will be played at The Coopers Arms in Highbridge on Sunday.

Take advantage of coaching at Avenue Tennis Club

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Tennis - cxz

7:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Qualified tennis coaching is available for all ages, every day of the week at Avenue Tennis Club, Burnham.

County's sexual health review

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

4:23pm Monday 25th August 2014

Public Health at Somerset County Council are undertaking a review of contraceptive and sexual health services in the county.

Funding to benefit internet speeds across county

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: HELP: Superfast Business aims to showcase benefits of broadband

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Councils across Devon and Somerset are working together to invest £38 million into connecting 95 per cent of us with superfast broadband by 2017.

Town bids to make history come alive

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

6:30am Monday 25th August 2014

A HERITAGE trail and online archive designed to make the history of Burnham come alive to visitors will be launched on Saturday.

Sell off at furniture firm in administration

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A FAMILY furniture business which went into administration this year will now see most of its stock sold off.

Sports centre shuts in Highbridge

4:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A SPORTS centre in Highbridge was forced to close due to a burst water main which has caused part of the roof to cave in.

One in five lonely

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Jean Walker, of Bradford Senior Power, and Keith Nathan of Age UK Bradford, are both involved in finding ways to combat some old people’s loneliness

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Somerset charity Independent Age is launching a free book to help combat loneliness among older and disabled people.

Opening ceremony for Sedgemoor Crematorium

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Sunday 24th August 2014

AN official opening ceremony has been held at the Sedgemoor Crematorium.

Jelly fish survivor gives talk

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30am Sunday 24th August 2014

A MAN who was stung by five box jellyfish and pronounced dead for up to 20 minutes will be giving a talk in Highbridge and answering questions about his hair-raising brush with death.

Camera club formed

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW club to help budding photographers who are eager to learn more is launching.

Motorway crash near Burnham

4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MOTORIST was taken to hospital after a car crash in wet weather on the M5 near Burnham last Sunday.

Cancer campaign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Liam Johnson who is urging people to back the Stand Up To Cancer campaign

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, aims to raise money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.

Police warning as drink-drive arrests soar in summer

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: BANNED: A Cefneithin man was more than one-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit when tested by police.

11:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AVON and Somerset Police have warned drivers of the “disastrous consequences” of drink-driving after releasing worrying figures for arrests over the summer months.

Store staff go French for cycle challenge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

MORRISONS in Burnham will join in the supermarket chain’s ‘Round the World Cycle Challenge’ this weekend with a goal to cycle the 24,902-miles, the circumference of the globe.

Highbridge students among high fliers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HIGHBRIDGE students who collected their A-level results this summer at Bridgwater College have been among some of the high-fliers with the best grades.

Ex-councillor sentenced for sex assault on teenagers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FORMER Sedgemoor councillor who took indecent images of two youths and sexually assaulted one of them has been given a community order.

Get your entry in for the Somerset Business Awards NOW!

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Sponsors and organisers launch the awards at the Somerset in Business Conference.

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

WITH only days until the deadline for the Somerset Business Awards there’s no time like the present to submit your entry.

Munt urges front against Israel

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

BURNHAM MP Tessa Munt has urged the South-West to get behind a united boycott of Israeli goods in protest against the Gaza bombings.

Fun and funding for young people in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

A NEW club for children and young people with special needs has been launched in Burnham.

Somerset students get their GCSE results

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: BRIGHT FUTURES: Successful Year 11 students receive their GCSE results at Thomas Hardye School

1:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters across Somerset will pick up their GCSE results tomorrow (Thursday).

Charities’ chance of a cash grant with your Burnham and Highbridge Weekly.

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Site Logo

7:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CHARITIES are being invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation, run by the publishers of your Star.

Town centre facelift to start in January

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WORK on a major facelift for Burnham town centre should start in early 2015 after a series of delays.

Another street added to cold caller scheme

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE in Burnham have classified another street in the town as a ‘no cold calling’ zone.

Jade makes golden visit to Entertainment Centre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones took time out from her busy training schedule to meet staff and customers at Sunspot Family Entertainment Centre in Burnham.

Man bailed after 15 people found in lorry

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 50-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries, say Avon & Somerset Police.

£4.3m for homes site in Sedgemoor

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burnham's Mayor re-elected

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CASH boost has been announced to get a major Highbridge housing project off the ground and bring developers on board.

Men appear in court following courier fraud investigation in the South West

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:09pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men will be appearing in Bristol Crown Court today following a police investigation into courier fraud in the South West.







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