Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:05:00 +0100
More than 7,000 EU nationals allowed to stay in Sedgemoor
MORE than 7,000 EU nationals have been granted permission to stay in Sedgemoor, figures show.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:50:26 +0100
Somerset jobs: Travelodge launches autumn recruitment drive
TRAVELODGE is hiring across the UK, and there are jobs available at its hotels in Wellington, Burnham-on-Sea, Glastonbury, Weston-super-Mare and Portishead.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:36:08 +0100
MORE Somerset buses cancelled amid driver shortage
A NUMBER of buses in Somerset will be CANCELLED today, amid ongoing staff shortages.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea Tesco shoppers donate 3,310 meals
TESCO customers in Burnham-on-Sea have donated 3,310 meals this summer to families in need.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Pictures: Blues in the pews at St Johns Church in Highbridge
A NEW live music event started this weekend at St John’s Church in Highbridge.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:43:00 +0100
Local pharmacist features in World Pharmacists Day campaign
A BURNHAM-on-Sea community pharmacist, Sally Farmer, who works at Day Lewis Pharmacy, will feature in a World Pharmacy Day campaign.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:32:57 +0100
Somerset retirement development to be affordable housing
A RETIREMENT living development in Somerset is to be remarketed - providing more than 120 affordable homes.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Expansion plans approved for Westbrook Farm Caravan Park, Brent Knoll
A CARAVAN park near the M5 can expand and build a new fishing lake for tourists after Somerset councillors voted to grant permission.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Pictures: The Friends of Burnham Hospital event at Brean Country Club
VISITORS enjoyed a night out at the Here Comes The Sun evening on Friday (September 17), organised by The Friends of Burnham Hospital.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:21:30 +0100
Charlotte's Town and Country estate agency launched in Somerset
BUYING a house is said to be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, but the daughter of a Somerset businessman went out to buy a house - and came back having offered to buy an estate agency.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:15:56 +0100
Industrial action vote over Clarks' 'fire and rehire'
UNION members at a Clarks distribution centre in Somerset have voted to go on strike over controversial 'fire and rehire' tactics at the world-famous shoemaker.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:59:25 +0100
Opening hours changing at Somerset recycling centres
SOMERSET recycling centres will be reverting to winter opening hours next month.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:47:12 +0100
110 homes to be built on 'green lung' in Highbridge
UP to 110 new homes will be built on a beloved “green lung” within a Somerset town in the coming months.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 18:01:10 +0100
Yeo Valley Organic wins gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
YEO Valley Organic, the family-owned Somerset dairy company, has won an RHS Gold Medal at the first ever autumn Chelsea Flower Show.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:32:52 +0100
Fancy owning your own 'castle' in Somerset?
A STUNNING Somerset 'castle' has gone up for sale for the first time in 30 YEARS.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:42:49 +0100
Burnham Rugby Club beat Wiveliscombe comfortably at home
BURNHAM Rugby Club defeated Wiveliscombe 23-6 at home on the weekend.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:07:06 +0100
Burnham estate agent's hattrick of accolades
A SOMERSET estate agent has landed a prestigious honour - for the third year running.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:50:53 +0100
VIDEO: Drink driver's OWN DASHCAM shows dangerous driving
A DRINK-driver has been banned from driving and given a suspended jail sentence - after the offence was captured on his OWN DASHCAM.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:32:17 +0100
Boris Johnson issues UK food shortage warning ahead of Christmas
The Prime Minister conceded that supermarket shelves could be empty for months ahead of Christmas

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:44:34 +0100
10 crews sent to tackle fire at Hinkley C site
TEN fire crews were sent to tackle a fire at the Hinkley Point C construction site this afternoon.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:42:25 +0100
House prices in Somerset: The winners and losers...
HOUSE prices remained steady in Somerset in July, new figures show, but who saw the biggest - and lowest - growth?

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 14:54:34 +0100
Enter the 2021 Sedgemoor Little Angels competition
HAVE you entered the Little Angels competition yet?

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:14:00 +0100
REVEALED: Around one-in-nine Somerset adults NOT vaccinated
AROUND one in nine adults in the Somerset West and Taunton are have yet to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, figures suggest – as the Government launches plans to offer booster shots in the autumn.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:06:40 +0100
Half of Devon and Somerset fire safety inspections see failure
MORE than half of public buildings inspected in Devon and Somerset last year were found in breach of fire safety regulations, figures reveal.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
PICTURES: Cute new arrival at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Somerset
AN adorable new arrival has been welcomed to a Somerset zoo park.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
More than 300 artists take part in Somerset Open Studios 2021
WORK from more than 300 artists will be on display across the county from this weekend.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 05:50:00 +0100
OBITUARIES: From Burnham and Highbridge on September 16, 2021
THE following obituaries were published in the Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News on September 16, 2021.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 14:51:06 +0100
Only Fools and Horses star John Challis - Boycie - dies
ONLY Fools And Horses star John Challis has died from cancer at the age of 79, his family has said.

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Somerset bungalow for sale is THREE HOMES in one
A BUNGALOW split into two separate dwellings (two bedrooms), plus a stable converted into a one-bedroom dwelling, with a garden stretching to a third of an acre.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:55:37 +0100
Case of 'mad cow disease' found on Somerset farm
A SINGLE case of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – an infection commonly known as mad cow disease – has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:31:20 +0100
Heath and care services in Somerset ask patients to choose well
HEALTH and care services across Somerset are currently 'very busy'.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:47:24 +0100
Council rebutts MP's claims that 'council leader wants to be paid same salary as me'
THE local politician expected to lead a new single council for the whole of Somerset has been accused of wanting to be paid the same as an MP.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:24:27 +0100
Crews tackle hay bale blaze in Ash, Somerset
FIVE hundred tonnes of hay, situated close to two barns, caught fire yesterday afternoon (September 16).

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Taylor Wimpey Bristol submits revised plans for 96 homes in Cheddar
REVISED plans for nearly 100 new homes near the Mendip Hills could be approved before the end of the year.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Irwin Mitchell investigate woman's sepsis death at Weston General Hospital
A FORMER nurse from Somerset sadly passed away after a three month cancer diagnosis delay.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:05:48 +0100
Somerset Business Awards entries open today with Claire Carter as finals night host
ENTRIES for the 2022 Somerset Business Awards open TODAY.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:56:21 +0100
LiveWest to build '1,750 affordable homes in Somerset over five years'
A HOUSING association has announced plans to build 1,750 affordable homes across Somerset over the next five years - equivalent to around a property a day.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:22:05 +0100
Appeal to find missing Somerset girl Jasmine, 15
POLICE have issued an appeal to find a missing teenager from Somerset.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:46:09 +0100
Crews tackle house fire on Wordsworth Avenue in Bridgwater
TWO people and a dog were rescued from a bedroom window during a house fire this morning (September 15).

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Community choir starts at The Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea
A NEW community choir launched this week.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Pictures: Vintage and classic car show in West Huntspill
VISITORS flocked to a vintage and classic car show in West Huntspill this weekend.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:38:24 +0100
Hunt for man who sexually assaulted woman in shop
POLICE are investigating after a man sexually assaulted a woman in a store.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 11:37:08 +0100
New Home Bargains store to open in Worle, near Weston-super-Mare
A £1MILLION bargain store is set to open in a Somerset village this weekend.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:58:45 +0100
Pictures: Deloitte Ride Across Britain cyclists in East Huntspill
RIDERS took part in a lengthy cycle challenge - and stopped off at East Huntspill village hall this month.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:34:21 +0100
Firefighters tackle chimney and stove fire in Compton Bishop
REPORTS of a chimney and wood burning stove on fire saw crews sent to a Somerset property.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:19:09 +0100
Help us give away £20,000 to a charity of YOUR choice
YOUR favourite local paper is giving local charities the chance to take a share of a whopping £125,000 cash giveaway.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:34:51 +0100
Man needs 'significant surgery' for broken jaw in Weston-super-Mare
A MAN needed "significant surgery to rebuild his jaw" following a disturbance involving a number of people.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:06:06 +0100
T pylon installed near East Huntspill as part of Hinkley Connection
THE world’s first T-pylon - the first new design for an electricity pylon in Britain for nearly a century - has been installed in Somerset.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:55:17 +0100
Roadworks set to start in Somerset this week
THERE has been multiple roadworks planned in and around Somerset lately, and there are more set to start this week.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:40:52 +0100
Applications open for school places in Somerset for September 2022
A NEW school year has only just begun, but parents and carers are already being urged to apply for their children's school places for September 2022.