Dementia sufferers not helped by "divide" between health and social care

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The NHS  ‘Winter Friend’ campaign has been welcomed by community groups which offer help, support and friendship to elderly people

12:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

PEOPLE with dementia are suffering because of an “artificial divide between health and social care”, says the Alzheimer’s Society.

Old computers donated to Somerset charities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

COMMUNITY groups in Somerset have been given old computers from Somerset County Council.

Somerset prostate cancer charity future in doubt

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A SOMERSET charity is issuing a plea for more volunteers to come forward in order to enable them continue the work they do helping men with prostate cancer.

Mother's outrage over sex offenders 'avoiding court by saying sorry'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A RAPE victim’s mother is outraged that criminals responsible for 61 sexual offences over three years have avoided court by “saying sorry” to their victims.

Schoolchildren to take part in Local Democracy Day

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

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been invited to take part in a Local Democracy Day by Sedgemoor District Council in an attempt to get children interested in politics.

Laptop thief thwarted by Ritz Cinema staff

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A QUICK-thinking staff member of the Ritz Cinema in Burnham prevented the attempted theft of a laptop and returned it to its owner on Sunday.

Injured dog saved by Burnham coastguard

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Coastguard rescuers in action twice as tide traps people on rocks off Falmouth beaches

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

COASTGUARDS in Burnham and BARB crewmembers were called to help a dog walker after her pet was injured in an accident.

Burnham and Berrow lifeguards end a busy summer season

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: An RNLI lifeguard volunteer at Sandsend, near Whitby. The RNLI is currently running a recruitment campaign to employ more lifeguards to work on North Yorkshire's beaches this summer

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014

RNLI lifeguards have ended their season on Burnham and Berrow beaches.

Wildlife carers in Burnham condemn cull

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

WILDLIFE carers in Burnham are “dismayed” at the start of a second wave of badger culling in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Free data protection workshops for local businesses

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

SEDGEMOOR District Council is urging small and medium-sized businesses across the district to take up the Government’s offer of free training about data protection.

Ukulele workshop to be held in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Ukulele In A Day

9:12am Friday 19th September 2014

HAS the recent Folk Fest inspired you?

Somerset Chairman's Charity raises charity cash

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Somerset County Council chairman David Fothergill showed his concerns.

9:03am Friday 19th September 2014

ALMOST £25,000 has been raised for the Somerset Chairman’s Charity since its launch last September – nearly half its target in just one year.

Glastonbury founder attends Burnham awards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Michael Eavis called his Glastonbury experience a "crazy hippy trip"

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

GLASTONBURY Festival’s Michael Eavis was a special guest at this year’s Burnham and Highbridge Civic Awards ceremony.

Burnham's Ritz celebrates ten years

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BURNHAM’S Ritz Cinema is hoping to add an extra third screen as part of £150,000 expansion plans.

Morrisons Academy shows children where good food comes from

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

MORRISONS is launching a new ‘Academy of Food’ in Burnham, a fresh new free education programme to help children learn where good food comes from.

Burnham residents protest over carnival carts

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

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MOVES to alter the place where carts for Burnham’s carnival are lined up before the procession have sparked protests from residents.

Police ask public to help find stolen speedboat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a speedboat that was stolen from a boat shed in Burnham.

Missing Raccoon dog taken from Tropiquaria

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WILDLIFE centre came to the rescue when a raccoon dog, missing from a local zoo, was brought in.

Friends hold vigil in memory of Burnham boy Charley Marks

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Burnham teenager who died last week.

WIDOWER makes last attempt to find family in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WIDOWER from Ireland is making a last attempt to find his only living relatives, whom he believes may be in the Burnham area.

HALSWAY Manor to host Merry Neet show

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SPECTACULAR array of performances including music, folk dancing and storytelling will be on display in the Merry Neet show at Halsway Manor this Saturday.

SOMERSET trade mission heads to China

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

A GROUP of Somerset businesspeople are jetting off tomorrow (Friday) to join the 2014 South West Trade Mission to China.

Crowds flock to meet TOWIE star Joey Essex at Brean

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CROWDS enjoyed the height of entertainment when they joined TOWIE star Joey Essex on the gravity- defying rides at Brean’s fun city.

Burnham Pensioner has 97-year-old news

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BURNHAM resident has found an old copy of the Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News’ forerunner, almost a century since it was first printed.

Tributes paid to Burnham woman with cycstic fibrosis

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been pouring in to a popular 23-year-old Burnham woman who has died from cystic fibrosis.

Age UK advises people to shop around for car insurance

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: YEAR-ON-YEAR DROP: The typical quote for annual comprehensive car insurance has fallen to just under £595, AA Insurance said last month

7:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AGE Concern Somerset is asking people to shop around when renewing their car insurance.

Annual scarecrow competition comes to West Huntspill

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT was a case of straw or nothing in East Huntspill during the annual competition to make the best scarecrow.

Puriton youth club gets grant boost

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: QUESTIONS: From left, Natalie Bennett, of the Green Party, Cllr John Osman, the leader of Somerset Council, Sam Foulder-Hughes, Procedures Group Representative for South West Youth Parliament, Cllr Kate Taylor for Plymouth and Tessa Munt, MP for Wells

5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PURITON Youth Club is one of a total of 16 groups in Somerset to be awarded a grant by Somerset County Council.

Secret World founder launches new book

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

AUTHOR and Secret World Rescue Centre founder Pauline Kidner has put pen to paper and written her fourth book about the trials and tribulations of working with Britain’s injured wildlife.

King Alfred Sports Centre partially reopened

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

KING Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge has partially reopened this week after workers battled “round the clock” to repair extensive flood damage.

Badger cull slammed by wildlife charity

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ANIMAL charity near Highbridge has hit out at the Government’s decision to resume the culling of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

John Lennon sand art tribute on Brean beach

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A LOCAL sand artist has created a 200m wide John Lennon memorial on Brean Down Sands as a call for world peace.

Burnham and Highbridge charities up for funding vote

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FOUR charities in Burnham have been shortlisted for a community fund which could see them receive thousands of pounds in grants.

Fire advice during gas safety week

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: File photo dated 18/01/12 of gas rings on a cooker as a "new era of competition and choice" for the UK's 49 million current account holders has dawned with a guarantee which enables consumers to ditch their old bank and switch to ano

8:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Burnham are reminding people to take care when using gas as part of Gas Safety Week.

Town manager job application deadline looms

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE closing date is looming for applications to become Burnham’s new town centre manager.

Burnham Pavillion extension delay until new year

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE manager of Burnham’s Pavilion says concerns over the effects of the winter weather have led her to postpone its expansion until next spring.

Highbridge Hotel refurbishment set to go ahead

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:09pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORK will start in just two months on the development of the Highbridge Hotel, with project bosses vowing to restore the ‘wow factor’ to the gateway to the town.

West Huntspill Classic and Vintage Car show draws in the crowds

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

CAR enthusiasts were able to enjoy a display of vintage motors at the annual Classic Car show in West Huntspill at the weekend.

Producers given a boost ahead of Burnham Food and Drink Festival

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:19am Monday 15th September 2014

ORGANISERS of Burnham Food and Drink Festival have awarded two bursary places for next month’s event.

Multi-vehicle pile up on M5 Southbound

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

3:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

EMERGENCY services have been called after a crash on the M5 southbound just before Sedgemoor Service Station

RSPCA rescue event

10:07pm Sunday 7th September 2014

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

Burnham calendar launched

9:16pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A NEW 2015 calendar featuring photos of Burnham over the decades of the past century has been launched this week.

Free childcare available in South West

10:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

PARENTS in the South West are being encouraged to find out if their two-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare from this month, when the number of eligible children will double.

Stop and search scheme

9:49pm Sunday 7th September 2014

AVON and Somerset Police has signed up to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme.

Lodge on the Levels

9:34pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FANCY chilling out in a lodge in Burnham this autumn? Then Jonswood Holiday Lodges could be the place for you.

Tennis coaching in Burnham

9:25pm Sunday 7th September 2014

QUALIFIED tennis coaching is available for all ages, throughout the week, at Avenue Tennis Club.

Couples win awards for community spirit

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A TALK on apples can be heard at the next meeting of East Huntspill Garden Club on September 18.

Burnham police station announces new opening hours

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police investigate serious sexual assault in Burnham

11:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Burnham Police Station has announced its new opening times effective from the start of September as part of a range of changes.

West Huntspill model railway brass stolen as track gets vandalised

7:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BURGLARS have struck at a model railway near Burnham, making off with a treasured brass plaque and vandalising signs along the track.

Family mediation

7:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Couples across Somerset who are separating or divorcing are set to benefit from a new Government pledge to fund more free family mediation sessions.






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