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The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. But what does this mean for people being vaccinated? – What’s in the pipeline for the UK? The Government has secured 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with 10 million promised for the UK by the end of the year. Patients need […]

Burnham-On-Sea’s MP last night backed the Government during a Commons vote in favour of introducing a tier system that started at midnight when the national lockdown ended. Boris Johnson faced a backlash from within his party as 53 Tory rebels voted against the plans, but Burnham’s MP James Heappey was not among them. The new […]

A talented Burnham-On-Sea woodturner is set to be featured on national TV next week. Ruth Ackroyd is to appear in an episode of Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ on Thursday 10th December at 5pm. The series started on Monday 30th November and runs every weekday day at 5pm until Friday 11th December. Ruth told […]

Avon and Somerset Police have launched their annual operation targeting motorists who choose to drink or drug drive throughout December. Operation Tonic, the annual Christmas roads policing operation, started on Monday (December 1st) and runs through the month. With the aim of reducing fatal and serious road traffic collisions and protecting other road users, the […]

A new system has been introduced for people in Somerset who need urgent, but not emergency care. People will be urged to contact NHS 111 by phone or online, at any time of day or night, to get medical advice and care. Emergency calls for serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries should still call 999. […]

One of Britain’s most famous festive characters will feature on a new collectable 50p coin. The Snowman, the much-loved animation created by illustrator Raymond Briggs, will feature on the commemorative coin this month. The design was created by animator Robert Shaw, who was also the art director on The Snowman And The Snowdog, the sequel […]

MPs have backed the new system of coronavirus tiers for England as Boris Johnson survived the threat of a significant revolt from Conservative rebels to pass the restrictions. The support paves the way for 99% of England to enter the toughest Tier 2 and 3 restrictions when the second national lockdown ends on Wednesday. The […]

JD Sports has pulled out of rescue talks for troubled department store chain Debenhams, putting 12,000 workers at risk. It was the last remaining bidder for Debenhams, which has been in administration since April. In a brief statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said: “JD Sports Fashion, the leading retailer of sports, fashion […]

Some non-essential retail and other businesses are reopening to the public as Ireland eases out of its second lockdown. A Government decision to lift Level 5 restrictions will also see the hair and beauty industry and gyms and leisure centres open their doors after six weeks of closures.   Restaurants and pubs that serve food […]

The Prime Minister is braced for a damaging Tory rebellion as MPs vote on a new toughened system of tiered coronavirus controls for England. The Government is expected to win today’s Commons vote on the new rules – which are due to come into effect the following day – after Labour said it would abstain. […]

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