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The Prime Minister has warned of the “immense logistical challenges” in distributing the newly approved coronavirus vaccine as it emerged that most care home residents will need to wait for their jab. The UK became the first country in the world to give the go-ahead to the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday, paving […]

Here is a list of the 53 NHS vaccine hubs in England, according to a letter to trusts last month from Emily Lawson, NHS England’s chief commercial officer, and Sue Harriman, chief operating officer of the Covid-19 vaccination deployment programme:   Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Cambridge […]

A rallying call has been issued to local people to support Burnham-On-Sea’s independent shops in the run-up to Christmas as traders re-opened for business yesterday (Wednesday) following the end of the lockdown. Burnham-On-Sea town centre was busy with shoppers on the first day of re-opening after the second lockdown, as pictured here, but Burnham Chamber […]

Plans are fully underway in Somerset to prepare for a mass Covid-19 vaccination roll out now the Government has authorised the Pfizer vaccination for use across the UK, starting from next week. Somerset County Council is working closely with health colleagues to support the vaccination programme. This includes having hundreds of Council staff on standby […]

Waste collection bosses and fire chiefs are asking motorists in the Burnham-On-Sea area to ‘put the brakes’ on problem parking. The Covid-driven rise in home working has meant more access issues for collection trucks and fire engines as space on residential streets is at a premium. And with the usual seasonal parking pressures on the […]

A new cafe is set to open in Highbridge town centre on Friday (December 4th). The new-look Bayswater Cafe will be opening in place of the Boathouse Cafe in Market Street. “We will be serving fresh hot breakfasts, afternoon tea, homemade cakes and more – there will also be a healthy eating menu as well […]

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Funtasia is set to open this month at Brent Knoll’s Sanders Garden Centre with a new Covid-safe family Christmas show – and readers can win tickets. Circus Funtasia is bringing a whole new festive show to the centre – and the all-human cast includes dazzling hula-hoopers, tumbling acrobats, impressive fire-eating, […]

Pupils at Highbridge’s Churchfield School have given a financial boost to Burnham-On-Sea’s Somewhere House Somerset. Burnadette Phippen from Churchfield Church School has presented a cheque to Robert Jones, trustee at Somewhere House Somerset. Rob thanked the school and said: “Churchfield has raised over £350 – they wanted to do something to give back and help […]

Elderly people in care homes and their carers are top of the list to receive a Covid-19 vaccine after the UK became the first country in the world to approve a jab from Pfizer and BioNTech. The jab has been shown in studies to be 95% effective and works in all age groups.   The […]

Vaccine experts advising the Government have published a detailed list of who should get offered the Covid-19 jab first. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said care home residents were among those who should be given the jab first. The committee examined data on who suffers the worst outcomes from coronavirus and who […]


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