Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea's Low Lighthouse features in top 100 book
Burnham-on-Sea's Low Lighthouse features in new book Legendary Lighthouses of Britain, which showcases the nation's top 100.

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
The award-winning Wall Eden Holiday Park near Burnham-on-Sea
We chat to three generations of the Wall family; Dave, Andy and Colin who run the award-winning Wall Eden Holiday Park near Burnham.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
How to nominate somone for the 2024 South West Farmer Awards
Here is your chance to enter the 2024 South West Farmer Awards.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Plans to install new 25-metre tall 5G towers near Bridgwater
Plans submitted to Somerset Council hope to attain permission to install two new 25-metre tall 5G towers near Bridgwater.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:59:30 +0100
Your response to the view that we are almost all woke
Earlier this week, we published a story on the ‘woke agenda’ and the polarisation in modern society that has stemmed from the debate.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Barratt Homes donates to Somerset Search and Rescue Service
Barratt Homes Bristol has donated £1,500 to Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue Service (ASSAR)

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 18:58:45 +0100
Eni Aluko says football is not safe for women, is she right?
Former England Lionesses striker Eni Aluko has sparked a fresh debate with controversial claims that the game is not a safe place for women online or in stadiums.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:02:34 +0100
Lewis Wood, former Bridgwater police officer jailed
A former Avon and Somerset police officer has been jailed for sending photographs of a manslaughter victim’s body to family and friends.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:42:13 +0100
Car, cyclist and busy roundabout at rush hour brings danger
Today, I very nearly hit a cyclist on a roundabout and I honestly don’t know who was at fault, probably me.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:27:00 +0100
Somerset Council’s top earners revealed in Town Hall Rich List
A total of 17 Somerset Council employees are receiving over £100,000 in total remuneration a year, according to data from the 2024 Town Hall Rich List.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:21:10 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea care home will not become HMO as plans denied
A former Burnham-on-Sea care home will not become a new 37-bedroom HMO as plans have been denied.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 09:36:02 +0100
Burnham team responds to person stuck in mud on Donniford Beach
The person was stuck on the low tide mark, with a fast incoming tide approaching.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 17:30:00 +0100
ASOS Sample Sale: How it works and is it worth it?
Online retailer ASOS has Sample Sales in the UK, offering heavily discounted clothing and accessories, see what I thought of it.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:01:00 +0100
Somerset Wildlife Trust: Wilder Youth donation appeal
Somerset Wildlife Trust is appealing for donations to raise £40,000 to support its Wilder Youth movement

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea station taking part in RNLI relay event
Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat station and fundraising branch will take part in the next stage of the Connecting our Communities relay-style event

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:15:34 +0100
Looking back to when a dragon helped get a Highbridge business roaring
The well-known retail entrepreneur chose Walrow Industrial Estate-based Workplace Stuff for his Small Business Sunday award.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:38:58 +0100
Draycott barn and land up for sale as potential holiday site
A parcel of agricultural land featuring a barn, situated in Draycott, near Cheddar, has gone up for sale.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:29:39 +0100
RE:ACT Performing & Production Arts presents Beauty and the Beast
RE:ACT Performing & Production Arts, based in Weston's We Are Super, is coming to The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater between July 11 and July 13 to showcase their rendition of Disney's iconic Beauty and the Beast.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:51:20 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea's Just Desserts taken over by new owners
Burnham-on-Sea's Just Desserts shop has been taken over by new owners who plan to expand and alter the business.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:04:57 +0100
The Valley Cornwall is perfect dog-friendly and family stay
Nestled in the serene landscape between Falmouth and Truro, The Valley Cornwall offers a delightful retreat for holidaymakers seeking tranquility and comfort.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:46:31 +0100
Bridgwater Dunball Roundabout upgrade start to be confirmed
Upgrades to Bridgwater's Dunball Roundabout are yet to be confirmed despite a previously promised summer start date from Somerset Council.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:04:15 +0100
99% of us are probably woke, so why the hate and division?
What does it mean to be ‘woke’? Who drives the ‘woke agenda’? Why has it become the most divisive term in modern society? How do we make things better?

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:01:00 +0100
EDF releases Hinkley Point C Socio-Economic Impact Report
Bridgwater has seen a boost in productivity and the number of younger people living nearby, a new report on Hinkley Point C has found.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:41:17 +0100
World War 3: Ukraine warns UK what will happen if they lose
There are fears among UK security officials that Ukraine could face defeat this year if not properly funded.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:37:02 +0100
Omaze's next Million Pound House is a £2.5m home in Dorset
Take a look inside the next Omaze Million Pound House Draw in Dorset that costs £2.5 million.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:13:02 +0100
Disabled woman from Mark has three months of recycling
A disabled woman from Mark, near Highbridge, has not had her recycling collected in months, despite complaints to Somerset Council.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:52:00 +0100
Berrow rapist sentenced to 23 years for two attacks in Wales
A Berrow man who raped two Newtown girls will be sent to prison when doctors declare him fit, a judge has ruled.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:24:42 +0100
Somerset Art Weeks Festival returns with new theme for 2024
The much-loved annual Somerset Art Weeks Festival will return this year with a new theme.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:55:57 +0100
Somerset man to receive £10k a month following Set for Life draw
The man, known only as Mr. D from Somerset, plans to use his winnings from the draw on March 21 on some home renovations.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:35:48 +0100
What are the health benefits of sleeping naked every night?
Here are the health benefits of sleeping naked every night, including improved skin health and fertility.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:34:00 +0100
Samsung hidden features to try from voice commands to alarms
From a setting to limit your exposure to blue light or a handy voice command setting, here are six hidden features you might not know your Samsung phone can do.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:14:03 +0100
Transgender survey from elite female athletes seeks fairness
A majority of female athletes support categorisation by biological sex rather than gender identity in women’s contact and endurance sports, in what is believed to be the largest survey to date on transgender inclusion, writes Jamie Gardner from PA.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:50:17 +0100
Grief is unique, personal and impossible to control
I attended my first funeral at the age of 15, and it was horrendous.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:55:20 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea residents meet with police for discussion
Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge residents have met with Avon and Somerset Police to discuss a potential faster response to travellers in the area.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:42:48 +0100
Somerset motorist fined for using mobile phone
"Driver was stopped, issued a ticket for the offence & will be receiving 6 points & a 200 fine in due course."

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:02:38 +0100
Somerset primary school places announced for 2024
In total, 5,134 primary school applications were received this year.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 09:28:57 +0100
Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team detonates torpedoes in Weston
Coastguard Rescue Teams from Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare have detonated torpedoes near the coast in Kewstoke.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust sponsors Somerset awards
For the 2024 event, the BUCST is sponsoring the Community Hero Award. This award will honour those who have been inspirational in their work to go above and beyond to help others.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:10:59 +0100
MPs to vote on new smoking ban in House of Commons today
The bill would raise the smoking age every year, so that those born after 2009 would never be able to legally purchase tobacco products

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:04:54 +0100
What are the symptoms of meningitis and how do you get it?
See the main symptoms and bacterial and viral meningitis, how you can catch it and if you can recover from it, according to the NHS.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 13:55:02 +0100
UK's most expensive streets in 2024 according to Rightmove
Rightmove has revealed data for the most expensive streets to buy and rent a house on in the UK for 2024

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 13:14:37 +0100
Closure of Cheddar public toilets sparks resident's outrage
"I find it absolutely disgusting that Somerset Council have closed the toilets in Cheddar."

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 09:27:22 +0100
National Grid installs overhead conductors on new T-pylons
National Grid has installed overhead conductors on all 116 of its new T-pylons, the last of which was completed on a pylon near Yatton.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 07:39:26 +0100
Met Office issues yellow wind warning for Somerset and South West
A yellow warning for wind is currently in place in Somerset and the South West.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:11:04 +0100
Can I take paracetamol and ibuprofen together? NHS advice
The NHS has advised how you can take Ibuprofen safely with other painkillers like paracetamol and codeine.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:05:45 +0100
How Aldi customers can win their food shop for just £1
This is how Aldi customers can win their food shop for as little as £1 - you just need to do this one simple thing.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:03:19 +0100
RAC calls for hard shoulders to return to smart motorways
A National Highways report published in December revealed that smart motorways without a hard shoulder were three times more dangerous

Sun, 14 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Labour: Leigh Redman to back Bridgwater bus services
Labour's candidate for Bridgwater & Burnham, Leigh Redman, has pledged to support a plan aiming to enhance bus services across the communities

Sun, 14 Apr 2024 06:00:00 +0100
Burnham-on-Sea hailed classic seaside town by the Mirror
Burnham-on-Sea has been hailed as a classic seaside town by the Mirror.

Sat, 13 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Luxury homes on Holden Gardens in Wedmore nearly sold out
Eager buyers have been quick to snap up properties on the Holden Gardens development in Wedmore - with only two homes now remaining