Live M5 shut southbound in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Night time closures of M5 sliproads at Falfield for resurfacing work

7:07am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Long queues as M5 shuts in Somerset - follow the latest here.

Coastal path to be extended by 90km

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A photo taken this afternoon showing part of the coastline the emergency services are searching

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Government has given the goahead to add 90kms of coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to the England Coast Path

See classical singer at Parish Hall

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The classical singing talents of Tim Pitman can be heard at Brent Knoll Parish Hall on Saturday, September 6.

NatWest branch closes in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: NatWest's Commerical Street branch in Hereford will close on August 26.

7:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NatWest branch to close on Friday.

Business owners warned against phone scam in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PHONE THREATS: Scam callers can turn nasty

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE say they have had several reports of a telephone scam which is targeting small business owners.

Police warn Somerset businesses of phone advertising scam

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PHONE scammer posing as an ad agency working on behalf of the police is trying to con small businesses out of £100 a hit.

Plans in for Mark solar park

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

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RENEWABLE energy company has officially submitted plans for a solar park in Mark.

Burnham bathing water action plan announced

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

COMMUNITY leaders say a major action plan will improve the future of Burnham's bathing water quality and reduce the impact of tough new regulations.

VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:43am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WAR poem by Philip Larkin was read to guests at the official opening of the Somerset Remembers exhibition in Taunton on Friday.

Keep weather eye on neighbours

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss visits Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE new Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she wants to secure Government funding for the multi-million pound Bridgwater Barrage.

From Broadway to Weston

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: UK premiere of The Addams Family musical in Sutton!

7:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

Broadway hit is getting its UK premier at none other than Weston’s Playhouse Theatre this July.

GOLF: Bateman and Hatfield take Club Championship titles

5:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

Steve Bateman and Suzanne Hatfield won their respective Club Championships on a dramatic day at Brean Golf Club

Roundabout crash

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

EMERGENCY crews were called to the A38 on the edge of Burnham on the morning of Monday, July 14, after a collision.

Hazardous heat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: United Nations biosphere announcement due today

6:30am Monday 28th July 2014

County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may struggle with their health in the sustained heat.

West Somerset star volunteer awarded at ceremony

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WEST Somerset star volunteer was the recipient of an award at a ceremony at County Hall.

National award for West Somerset teacher

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A TEACHER from West Somerset has won a national award and a grant of £9,100 after submitting an idea to enhance the learning of his pupils.

Canal danger alert

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The canal, off Dr Newton’s Way, by the railway arches. One of Ian Birchall's images, showing at  the Cotswold Canals Trust's Wallbridge Lock visitor centre.

7:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

As the temperatures continue to rise a charity is warning of the dangers of open water during the sunny season.

Bath and Wells diocese launches guide to local churches

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

CHURCHES in Somerset are bursting with history and architectural delights.

British Heart Foundation shops in Somerset raise £813,000 in a year

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Somerset have raised £813,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Somerset bikers urged to be safety aware

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BIKERS are being urged to wear good safety gear, ride within their limits and be aware of dangers on the road over the summer.

Exmoor ponies celebrated in new show

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NEW Exmoor Pony Show is being held at the Brendon Country Show on August 10.

RNLI reaches target

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Fundraisers are now looking to raise a further £52,000 to pay for the volunteer crew’s changing facilities.

Council meeting scheduled

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: North Petherton Town Council discuss the planning application at North Petherton Community Centre.

7:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Meeting of Burnham & Highbridge Town Council’s Princess Management Committee takes place on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm.

Burnham lifeguard rescues woman suffering from asthma attack

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A BURNHAM lifeguard has been praised for helping a woman suffering from a serious asthma attack.

Marine Cove events

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cornish Cream Tea

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

FIVE Marine Cove events are planned to celebrate Love Parks week.

Kids can train dogs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Kate Green MP walking with Inca, a guide dog in training and Guide Dogs engagement officer, Emma Allen-Taylor

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Othery village hall is hosting ‘Waggy Tails’ classes on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 6pm for children to train their dogs.

Flooding questions to be answered

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Members of the Environment Agency take part in the spring clean event along the River Wear near Framwellgate Bridge

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Environment Agency will answer questions on the winter flooding at a meeting on Friday, July 25.

Couple’s charity ride

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A keen cycling couple have taken part in a fundraising ride for a charity which helped their son.

Customs officers swoop on Somerset premises in suspected £3million fuel fraud probe

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

12:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TOTAL of nine people were arrested yesterday (Wednesday, July 23) for their involvement in a suspected £3million fuel fraud after officers swooped on a number of premises, including in Somerset.

Classic cars on show

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CLASSIC MG RALLY AT STANBROOK ABBEY: The cars line up waiting for the off. Picture by Nick Toogood. 1914594904.

12:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

West Huntspill Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show takes place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, September 13

VIDEO: The glory of Somerset, it's music to our ears

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SOMERSET man has created a music video showcasing the county’s attractions to get the message out to UK tourists that the area is open for business.

Almost £600,000 spent on two interim children's services directors at Somerset County Council

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: County Hall A Block.

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE near £600,000 cost of employing two temporary bosses to turn around Somerset’s failing children’s services has been branded “astonishing”.

Tributes to ex-Wellington School student Andrew Hoare killed with his family in downed MH17 plane

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A “WONDERFUL man” and his family were wiped out when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine.

Buddy Holly tribute show at Princess Theatre

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The real thing ... Buddy Holly

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

55th anniversary tribute to Buddy Holly, will be held at the Princess Theatre, Burnham, on Saturday, August 2.

Four thefts of charity boxes in Langport in a month

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: PRAISE: The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has rated West Yorkshire Police as "good" in three key inspection areas around efficiency and savings plans.

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOUR charity collection boxes have been stolen from shops in Langport in the past month.

Geordie Shore to film in Somerset for ninth series

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The lads from the Geordie Shore are on their way to Burnley.

11:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GEORDIE Shore fans canny believe their luck after bosses of the reality television show announced they will be filming in Somerset.

Councils praised for turning lives around

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Decision pending: Eric Pickles

8:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Councils praised for turning around the lives of almost 53,000 troubled families in England in little over two years, including almost 5,000 in the South-West.

West Huntspill wind farm developer approaches Court of Appeal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: West Huntspill Wind Farm campaigners launch blimp. Photo: Jeff Searle.

1:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ANTI wind farm campaigners have vowed to continue their five-year battle against a scheme in West Huntspill after being dealt another blow by the developer.

Guided walks lift the lid on town’s rich past

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Visitors and residents can discover Burnham’s rich history through a series of free guided walks.

Somerset residents urged to check on vulnerable people during summer heat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat and might need help maintaining their health and well-being.

Motorists urged to heed beach warning signs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being urged to pay attention to huge safety signs on Burnham and Brean beaches after three cars became trapped this month.

Busy start to summer for BARB

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CREWMEMBERS at Burnham's BARB Search and Rescue have had one of their busiest starts to the summer holiday season after three call-outs in a week.

Firefighters strike ends, but more industrial action to continue

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Somerset and the rest of the country will today (Monday, July 21) come to the end of eight consecutive days of strike action over pensions.

Taunton mum campaigns to increase Group B Strep awareness

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MOTHER whose newborn baby defied the odds after being at death’s door is calling for more to be done to make people aware of a potentially fatal condition that has a simple cure if spotted in time.

Quick-thinking Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick helps save trapped hedgehog

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

SOMERSET cricket legend Marcus Trescothick was knocked for six when a hedgehog got stuck in his garden gates.

Taunton's Museum of Somerset First World War exhibition

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

1:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War opens at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton this weekend.

Highbridge resident calls for seagull cull

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Two seagull chicks stroll across a roof

9:28am Monday 21st July 2014

A HIGHBRIDGE resident is calling for a seagull cull in Somerset.

Burnham Bike Knights to meet again

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: INQUEST: Coroner hears details of pothole's role in biker death

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BURNHAM Bike Knights will be meeting again tomorrow.

Charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Generic smoking in a car (8230053)

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.







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