Burnham motoring club backs air ambulance

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

GENEROUS members of Burnham Motor Club are proud to have presented a cheque for £500 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at the end of last month.

Tree felling row at Penrose

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Cllr Gill Slocombe

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A DECISION to fell a mature oak near Highbridge has sparked controversy after residents say it is healthy and should be left alone.

80 attend Moose conference in Berrow

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

MEMBERS of Moose International gathered at Berrow village hall on Sunday for their first annual convention since the start of Moose International’s reorganization within UK.

Free games for all at Highbridge park

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

FAMILIES enjoyed a spot of fun at Apex Park in Highbridge at the weekend at the launch of its free Community Games programme.

Hinkley C go-ahead generates plenty of reaction

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

PLANS for a new £16bn nuclear power plant in Somerset which will create up to 25,000 jobs, came a step closure to fruition after the European Commission gave approval.

Success in specs for Highbridge woman

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:36pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN from Highbridge was crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year at an awards evening in London last week.

Vintage model train show comes to Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Model behaviour

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A VINTAGE Hornby model train show is set to be held in Highbridge next month.

Two people rescued after becoming trapped at Highbridge property

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:52am Sunday 12th October 2014

TWO distressed people were rescued after being locked inside a property at Highbridge last night (October 11).

Minimum wage rise

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Contracts review. Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

OVER one-million of Britain’s lowestpaid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force from October 1.

CARE Line volunteer call-up

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

BLOOD cancer support charity Leukaemia CARE is calling for volunteers to help run its 24-hour CARE Line, which provides round the clock support to patients and families who are affected by a blood cancer.

Hinkley campaigners dismayed at Europe approval

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Justine Baker in Bridgwater.

5:44pm Monday 13th October 2014

STOP Hinkley campaigners say they are dismayed” that Europe is set to approve the deal to build the proposed new nuclear power station.

Highbridge students off to top universities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

STUDENTS at The King Alfred School in Highbridge are this week heading for two of the world's best universities – as dozens of younger students now line up an inspirational trip to Oxford University.

Highbridge crook prompts warning

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:27pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN INCOMPETENT thief from Highbridge found himself with a starring role in his own cops and robbers movie, prompting Somer-set Waste Partnership (SWP) to warn crooks to stay away from recycling sites.

King Alfred School welcomes future students at open evening

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

PROSPECTIVE students and their families turned out in force last week as they came to view King Alfred School and to meet current students and staff at an open ev

Budding Burnham footballer selected for Centre of Excellence

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

A YOUNG footballer from Burnham is on her way to achieving national success after being selected for the South West Centre of Excellence.

Libraries helping people get online this Ocotober

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

12:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

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

Burnham Food & Drink Festival needs your votes

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Festival organisers Sarah and Beverley Milner Simonds.

10:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

BURNHAM Food and Drink Festival is in with a chance of being awarded a grant of up to £3,000 to help towards running the event – and they are looking for public support.

Burnham woman in Spectacle Wearer of the Year final

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A WOMAN from Highbridge is in with a chance of winning £10,000 plus a luxury holiday in the Bahamas and a trip to London.

September boost to Burnham's tourism trade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

12:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

HIGH temperatures and fine weather saw a busy flurry of tourists flocking to Burnham at the weekend as the town’s ‘busiest September ever’ came to a close.

Plans for shops and flats at old Highbridge cattle market

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A HUGE revamp of Highbridge’s former cattle market is finally taking shape with plans unveiled for shops and flats to breathe new life into the site.

Ofsted give 'good' rating to Highbridge nursery

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS and staff at Somerset County Council’s Highbridge Children’s Centre nursery are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Good’ rating in their latest Ofsted inspection.

Burnham pet shop rasies money for breast cancer charities

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PET shop in Burnham has helped to raise £600 for breast cancer charities.

Lost swan rescued by Secret World staff

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A disorientated swan found wandering down Burnham High Street was rescued by wildlife experts.

Secret World starts work on new barn conversion

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

1:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK has started to create a new learning centre at an animal centre near Highbridge.

Good news for Highbridge nursery

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:43pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHILDREN and staff at Somerset County Council’s Highbridge Children’s Centre nursery are celebrating after being awarded a ‘Good’ rating in their latest Ofsted inspection.

Search for new flood committee chairperson

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Environment Agency inspect beck

10:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE search is on for the next chairperson of the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal committee.

New head teacher at King Alfred's School in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

9:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE deputy head teacher of one of the UK’s most improved schools is settling in to her new role at the helm of The King Alfred School 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where there’s wool there’s a display

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

7:30am Friday 15th August 2014

Burnham residents woke up to a colourful trail of woollen art all over Marine Cove gardens on Saturday after ‘yarn bombers’ struck overnight.

No shutdown at Hinkley Point

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: An artist's impression of the Hinkley C site

7:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

EDF Energy has confirmed that Hinkley Point nuclear power station will not be shut down following the temporary closure of two of the company’s other nuclear power plants in the UK.

Burst water main causes sports centre to close

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Burst water pipe leads to closure of Wirral schools

7:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

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

Speedway TV boost

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Jason Doyle in action against Edinburgh at the Oaktree Arena. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

7:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Oaktree Arena could soon be hosting major worldwide speedway events which would be broadcast round the world on Sky TV.

Play areas re-open after £45k upgrade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The southern part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park includes the Arcelormittal Orbit, Carpenters Lock, fountains and play areas.(28/3/2014) EL76065

7:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

Sedgemoor District Council is reopening play areas in Coleridge Gardens, Burnham, and Stiling Close, Highbridge, today (Thursday).

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.

Huntspill woman's life-saving gift in husband's memory

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE husband of Huntspill woman Andrea Bartlett who died earlier this year has bought life-saving equipment to remember her rather than a gravestone.

Motorcyclist and car crash at East Brent

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

9:17pm Thursday 10th July 2014

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle in East Brent.

Fundraiser planned for Highbridge Festival of the Arts

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

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE Highbridge Festival of the Arts will be holding its annual cream tea event to raise funds for next year’s festival.

Ex-Highbridge councillor Joe Leach admits seven child sex offences

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

3:20pm Friday 4th July 2014

A FORMER Highbridge councillor has admitted a number of sex offences against two boys.

Highbridge firm Eaton Corporation acknowledges employee's volunteering efforts

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: EMEA’s Nikki Bassett, left, European HR director, and Neil Thompson, right, managing director, presenting Keith Fishlock with his award and donation to Cancer Research UK.

12:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A VOLUNTEER has received a prestigious award from a Highbridge company.

Poppy's Homecare taking care of its carers

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

A SOMERSET care provider is taking all its staff out to lunch to celebrate Carers Week and to thank them for their hard work.

Police unveil new weapon in the war on drink-driving: beer goggles

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:24pm Monday 30th June 2014

AS the weather hots up and the World Cup gets into full swing, police in Burnham have launched a summer offensive to on drink-driving.

Awardable housing in Highbridge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

6:21pm Monday 30th June 2014

AN affordable housing development in Highbridge has been shortlisted for a prestigious building award.

Cancer volunteer receives company award

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

5:50pm Monday 30th June 2014

A VOLUNTEER has received a prestigious award from a Highbridge company.

Novel career switch for former King Alfred School teacher

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Andy Cruickshank with Princess Theatre volunteer Jean Smith.

7:40pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A FORMER head of PE at Highbridge’s King Alfred School has been signing copies of his new book this month.

Highbridge church's music marathon coins in cash for safe sanitation fund

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Rev Simon Bale, organise Pauline Chadwick and sound engineer Clive Bond at the collecting 'bowl'.

7:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

A CHURCH in Highbridge has held a 12-hour music marathon.

Youngsters invited to try horse riding in Wells

8:36pm Thursday 26th June 2014

YOUNG people who want to try horse riding can learn how at Wookey Hole.






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