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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Permission granted for Lympsham stables

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Members of the public take the opportunity to look around the many racing stables of the North Yorkshire village.

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

PLANNING bosses have granted permission for 11 stables to be built on land at Upper Wick Farm in Lympsham.

BAY Centre boost from generous Buffaloes

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE chairman of Burnham’s BAY Centre had a surprise during a visit to collect a donation at the Ritz Social Club.

Tessa Munt backs climate change campaign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BURNHAM MP Tessa Munt has joined 11million people in a campaign to tackle climate change.

Learn how to breathe easy with Buteyko expert in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Free breathing technique class

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A ONE-OFF rehabilitation session to help people with breathing difficulties is coming to Burnham.

RNLI thanks fundraisers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

8:41am Friday 18th July 2014

JUST 12 months after launching an appeal to raise £180,000 towards the cost of a new lifeboat station at Portishead, the RNLI is celebrating after reaching its original target.

Morrisons in Burnham removes trolley locks after shopper feedback

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: LOCKS: Morrisons has removed their trolley locks

4:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BURNHAM’S Morrisons store has removed all trolley locks as part of nationwide response to customer feedback.

Picnickers enjoy Manor Gardens

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of picnickers enjoyed the hot weather at Burnham’s Manor Gardens over the weekend.

Burnham and Highbridge MP Tessa Munt in carers pledge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BURNHAM MP and ‘Carers Ambassador’ Tessa Munt has announced her party’s intention to reward more than 1,600 carers in Sedgemoor with a bonus worth up to £250 a year should the LibDems form part of the next Government.

Plans to open up coastline could provide tourism boost

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PLANS to open up new stretches of Somerset’s coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to walkers could provide a major tourism boost, say council bosses.

Couple celebrate 66th wedding anniversary

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A LOVED up couple at a residential home in Burnham raised a glass to celebrate an incredible milestone – their 66th wedding anniversary.

St Joseph's children enjoy fun on the beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CHILDREN from St Josephs Primary School in Burnham enjoyed a day at the beach.

East Brent Village Fete saw teddies falling from the sky

1:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

VISITORS to East Brent Village Fete were met with a rather unusual site of teddies falling from the sky.

Somerset tourism hit by flood fears

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burnham tourism was hit by the bad weather but last weekend the beach was full of people.

1:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CONCERNS are mounting that Burnham’s summer holiday trade could be hit by a mistaken belief among tourists that the area is affected by flooding.

Highbridge Hotel build gets £1.1million cash boost

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Highbridge Hotel could be converted into a community facility.

1:16pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A £1.1million cash boost could see a project to transform Highbridge’s worst eyesore fast-tracked.

Burnham and Berrow Golf event helps raise £10,000

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:32pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FUNDRAISER held at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club has raised around £10,000 for a children's charity.

Businesses baffled as tourists think scorching Burnham's FLOODED

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:03pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CONCERNS are mounting that Burnham’s summer holiday trade could be hit by a mistaken belief among tourists that the area is affected by flooding.

Cormac MacMahon to host Somerset Business Awards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HEART FM’s Cormac MacMahon will be the host for this year’s Somerset Business Awards.

Revving up for lifeboat day at Burnham RNLI station

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: RNLI New Brighton lifeboat on its way to the rescue

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

LIFEBOAT enthusiasts, supporters, and families are invited to join the volunteers at Burnham lifeboat station for their first annual lifeboat day.

Chance to shape Hinkley Point C connection route

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A computer generated image of the Hinkley C power station

7:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE who want to give evidence on the National Grid’s proposed Hinkley Point C connection route can do so by registering with the Planning Inspectorate.

Triathletes brave the cold to take on Burnham challenge

3:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 70 triathletes braved the cold sea at Burnham as one of three challenges in an Olympic distance triathlon in the town on Sunday.

Youth parade and fun day hailed a success

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:04pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A YOUTH parade on Burnham beach saw around 190 children take part and a fun day has helped raise hundreds for local charities.

Hillview Carnival Club offered new base in time for 40th anniversary

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

2:49pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

BURNHAM’S last remaining carnival club has been saved from becoming ‘homeless’ and is back on track to mark its 40th anniversary this year.

Hundreds contact Burnham MP following child abuse story

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MP Tessa Munt.

2:40pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

HUNDREDS of families, friends and survivors of child abuse have contacted Burnham's MP urging for the issue of abuse to remain in the spotlight.

Government's plans set to boost economy and coastline access in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:28am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLANS to open up new stretches of Somerset's coastline between Brean Down and Minehead to walkers could provide a major tourism boost, say council bosses.

'Private' foster carers in Somerset urged to come forward

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: (3472754) Foster carers can make a huge difference to vulnerable children and teenagers

7:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SOMERSET County Council is urging anybody fostering a child to let the authorities know.

Interest growing in Homes in Sedgemoor apprenticeship programme

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

7:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

HOMES in Sedgemoor’s Young Apprentice Programme is going from strength to strength.

Police back 'Stand by Me' Mencap campaign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police and fire crews were called to the river around 10.40am on Church Road following reports a Citroen Picasso had crashed into the water

7:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

AVON and Somerset Police have signed up to Mencap’s ‘Stand by Me’ promise to show their commitment to ending hate crime against people with a learning disability.

Somerset Savings and Loan scheme starts

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

7:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

SOMERSET Savings and Loans has launched its first business development loan scheme aimed at filling the funding gap left by High Street banks.

Organ register in appeal to Somerset donors

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Wirral people will be urged to consider organ donation during a special event at Arrowe Park Hospital next month.

7:30pm Saturday 12th July 2014

NINE people in Somerset have died in the last year due to a shortage of organs, says NHS Blood and Transplant.

Overturned caravan closes lane on M5 between Burnham and Weston

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

2:29pm Saturday 12th July 2014

MOTORISTS are experiencing delays due to a lane closure on the M5 northbound between J22 to Burnham and J21 to Weston-super-Mare.

NSPCC concerned over amount of child sex abuse cases in Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Borough marathon runners ready to help raft of good causes

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

A CHARITY has questioned the way some parents bring up their children after 356 youngsters were sexually abused in Avon and Somerset in the past two years.

Entries rolling in for Somerset Business Awards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Enter the 2014 Somerset Business Awards

7:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

ENTRIES are coming in for the Somerset Business Awards.

Cash boost for Somerset flood prevention plan

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

7:30am Friday 11th July 2014

GROUPS working to reduce the risk and impact of flooding have welcomed Government investment of £13million for works as part of Somerset Flood Action Plan.

Somerset cricketers support cancer campaign

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: BLOOD IN YOUR PEE? SEE YOUR GP

8:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SOMERSET cricketers James Regan and Johann Myburgh gave their support to Somerset County Council’s ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign at the recent LV County Championship match against Lancashire in Taunton.

Hundreds of households benefit from Somerset Community Foundation grants

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

7:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

SOMERSET Community Foundation has so far awarded grants to more than 350 households as they cope after the floods.






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