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.

Reminder to book your free flu vaccination

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The flu jab is available on the NHS

11:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE in the Burnham and Highbridge who are in one of the “at risk” categories for flu are being urged to arrange their free flu vaccination now by contacting their GP surgery.

King Alfred School students appoints cultural champions

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

KING Alfred School has become the first school in Somerset to appoint Cultural Champions to show students a real insight into the variety of cultures in the UK.

Day raises cash for autism support group

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

AN AFTERNOON of fun and fundraising has paved the way for a support group for families living with autism.

Decision deferred on Burnham's Farmers' Market move

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A DECISION on whether or not to move Burnham’s Farmers’ Market out of the High Street has been delayed until the new year.

King Alfred School teacher releases new book

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE head of the geography department at The King Alfred School has had a book published to help thousands of students develop as geographers.

Plea to support Highbridge and Burnham Carnival after row

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PLEA has gone out for people to support Burnham’s Carnival after a row erupted over carts parking near homes.

Killer of Burnham dad to be jailed

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:48am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE mother of a 24-year-old Burnham man who was fatally stabbed has welcomed the news that his killer is to be locked up.

Strong winds whip through Burnham and Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:24am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WINDS of up to 40 miles an hour battered Burnham this week, causing a number of trees to be uprooted and fall over roads and gardens.

Bomb squad deal with WWI shells found in Burnham home

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

BOMB disposal experts were called to a property in Burnham earlier this week following the discovery of two World War One shells.

National Trust warns of dogs "regularly" falling off Brean Down cliffs

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A WARNING has been issued after a number of dogs have fallen over cliffs at Brean Down.

Burnham shoppers and visitors get handy new guide

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

SHOPPERS and visitors in Burnham are being armed with a new guide this week by the town’s Chamber of Trade.

Carnival is just around the corner

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

6:55pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE dazzling lights, pumping sounds and electric atmosphere of Burnham and Highbridge Carnival is now just around the corner.

Burnham family to hold fundraiser for Autism

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

A BURNHAM mother is holding an afternoon of children’s fun to help raise awareness for autism and other similar conditions.

Call-up for Burnham firefighters

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:45pm Friday 17th October 2014

DEVON & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people with a commitment to the community, a positive attitude and a good level of fitness to attend an open evening at Burnham Fire Station.

Free bulbs on offer to help make Burnham and Highbridge even more beautiful

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: bulb planting (10028929)

5:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

SEDGEMOOR District Council is offering parish and town councils and community groups free bulbs to plant themselves to help make Sedgemoor “even more beautiful”.

Plans for major revamp of Burnham holiday village

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Redditch chippy is in the race to be crowned regional Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

7:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

A HOLIDAY village in Burnham is planning a major revamp to help bring its facilities into the 21st Century and create new jobs for the area.

Plan to create a field of poppies in Burnham ahead of Remembrance Day

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A FIELD of poppies is planned in Burnham as a striking and heartfelt tribute to the people who lost their lives in major conflicts.

Libraries helping more people get online

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

LIBRARIES will be helping even more people ‘Get Online’ this month as part of a national annual event.

Burnham to get £39m water quality upgrade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:32pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MASSIVE £39 million will be spent on improving water quality for Burnham – but the project won’t be completed in time for new regulations which will be introduced next year.

Teenage drink drivers caught by Avon and Somerset police

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

FOUR 13-year-olds have been caught drink-driving in Avon and Somerset.

Burnham art students take on new challenge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

LEARNERS at an art appreciation class in Burnham showed off the results of their first challenge of the course.

New plans for Burnham and Highbridge libraries

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

EXTENDING wi-fi and expanding the outreach services for those who cannot visit a library are just some of the proposals being put forward by Somerset County Council.

Berrow Pre-School children learn with ice-cream

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHILDREN at Berrow Pre-School have been enjoying a selection of ice creams and keeping cool this Indian summer.

New dog mess campaign targets lazy owners

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NEW campaign to discourage dog owners from allowing their pets to foul in public places has been launched in Burnham.

Beverly Milner Simonds named as Burnham's new town centre manager

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BEVERLEY Milner Simonds has been announced as Burnham’s new town centre manager.

Shire horse rescued from ditch in Burnham

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:09pm Monday 13th October 2014

FIRE crews from Burnham and Bridgwater were called to rescue a shire horse stuck in a rhyne last Thursday.

Row over Burnham farmers' market site move

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

BURNHAM’S Farmers’ Market could be moved to another site as it is causing “mayhem” in the town, it has been claimed.

Concerns as Burnham flats plan wins appeal

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:02pm Monday 13th October 2014

BURNHAM traders arestaggered after a controversial flats scheme which they say could “kill the town” has been given the go-ahead.

Help for Burnham smokers trying to give up their habit

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: CRACK DOWN: Police and Durham County Council Trading Standards officers are working together to tackle the supply of illicit tobacco.

5:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

SMOKERS in Burnham and Highbridge are being offered free help and advice at a free health fair this week.

Sedgemoor residents to council what its priorities should be

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cllr John Osman

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

RESIDENTS across Sedgemoor have the chance to spell out how they think the county council should be spending its money when a roadshow comes to the district.

M5 Huntworth viaduct to be resurfaced and waterproofed

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Roadworks - zxc

5:19pm Monday 13th October 2014

A £4.9 MILLION scheme to resurface and waterproof the M5 motorway between junctions 23 and 24 is getting underway and expected to take until March.

Insight into the food and drink industry Burnham youths

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

YOUNG and unemployed people were given the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into the food industry from one of Highbridge’s leading businesses.

Crafts for kids at Burnham cafe

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:35pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CHILDREN in Burnham are now able to enjoy craft workshops at a Burnham Cafe each weekend.

Burnham wind farm protesters in celebratory mood

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:29pm Thursday 9th October 2014

RESIDENTS campaigning against a wind farm near Burnham are celebrating after the deadline passed for the company to lodge a further appeal to get it built.

VIDEO: Burnham Half-Marathon

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:53am Monday 6th October 2014

MORE than 170 runners completed the Burnham Half-Marathon on Sunday in what were perfect running conditions.

M5 junction work delayed until 2015

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Monday 6th October 2014

IMPROVEMENTS to the A38 Huntworth roundabout off Junction 24 of the M5 have been delayed until April 2015, according to Somerset County Council.

Partners keep debts secret

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

A GROWING number of people are keeping mountains of secret debt hidden from their partners.

Young drivers make motorways unsafe

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: BOWBURN MOTORWAY: The A1(M) at Bowburn, County Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS.

2:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

MOST adults believe new drivers aged under 21 should not be let loose on motorways after passing their test.

Burnham town centre manager appointment imminent

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

12:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

THE new town centre manager for Burnham and Highbridge is expected to be appointed next week.

Burnham people asked for views on sitting service

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

BURNHAM people are being asked by Somerset County Council to give their views on a proposed change to charging for the sitting service.

M5 crash heroes recognised

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

THE bravery and dedication of the public and police following the M5 tragedy at Taunton in 2011 was recognised at an awards ceremony at Avon and Somerset Police HQ on Friday.

South-West's first bio-gas station opens

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

8:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

THE first bio-gas filling station in the West County has officially opened in near Burnham this week.

Libraries set to lead way to the web

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

12:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

LIBRARIES across Somerset will be helping even more people ‘Get Online’ this October as part of a national annual event.

Stressed teachers consider quitting

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Men are a lot less likely to talk to their GPs about stress-related problems

5:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

NINE out of ten teachers have considered packing in the profession during the last two years because of their workload.

Night of music in Burnham for Georgia

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING event in memory of Georgia Lavender will be held next month to raise funds for the ambulance charity which tried to save her life.

Burnham students gain new skills

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

THE class of 2014 students at Somerset Skills & Learning in Burnham returned last week to receive their qualification certificates.

Rescue bid for Burnham branch of British Legion

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE Burnham branch of the British Legion could be saved after people have come forward who want to try and keep it going.

It's not just back seat drivers who drive us potty

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

CAR sharing may be one way of doing our bit to ease congestion and help the environment, but there’s just one problem – we hate passengers.






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