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MPs are due to vote later today on a tougher tier system in England to follow when the second national lockdown ends on December 2. The three-tier approach would see 99% of the country placed in the two highest levels of restrictions.   But when will the restrictions be reviewed and what will be considered […]

Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus. The seven-time Formula One world champion is in isolation after his positive result. An F1 statement said: “The FIA, Formula One and Mercedes Team can today confirm that during mandatory pre-race PRC testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis […]

A new pizza restaurant is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this month. Fireaway, a chain of pizza restaurants, is opening a new store in Burnham’s College Street. Manager Jay Ramanam told “We will be offering a wide menu of design-your-own pizzas to eat in or take away.” “Customers will be able to […]

Improvements to pedestrian safety around Churchfield School in Highbridge have started this week. Somerset County Council is improving the footpath on Burnham Road, adding built-out kerb lines to improve visibility and a new zebra crossing. The work will be carried out with temporary traffic lights; they are expected to be in place for three weeks […]

Burnham-On-Sea care homes have been advised not to accept visits from visitors for two weeks following a spike in Coronavirus cases in care homes across Somerset. The staff at a Burnham care home have contacted this week after the new guidance was issued. In a letter to care homes, Somerset’s Public Health spokesman says: […]

A car ended up in a ditch in Berrow on Monday (November 30th) after its driver lost control. Police were called to the Ford Zetec in the village’s Coast Road, as pictured here, after the vehicle was reported to have left the road. Police taped off the partly-overturned vehicle. No-one was understood to have been […]

Burnham-On-Sea library users will be able to once again browse the shelves for books, talking books and DVDs from Wednesday (December 2nd). Anyone with a library card can visit their local library and choose from thousands of titles and borrow up to 20 items at a time free of charge when the lockdown ends. Other […]

Plans for an emergency multimillion-pound loan to Sir Philip Green’s struggling Arcadia Group have reportedly fallen through. Sir Philip’s retail empire, which includes the Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton brands, has been revealed to be on the brink of collapse with around 15,000 jobs at risk. Senior sources at the company have told the BBC […]

Large swathes of England face the toughest lockdown restrictions of the tier-based system from December 2, but different rules are in place across the four nations of the UK. This is the current picture in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.   – England Much of the Midlands, North East and North West will be […]

The tighter tiered system coming into force this week will stop 98% of England’s hospitality sector from doing business as usual at a cost of up to £7.8 billion, new research suggests. Jobs site estimated that pent-up demand for meals and drinks could have delivered as much as £15.9 billion to the UK economy […]

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