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A huge total of £18,235 has been raised by generous Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents for the Royal British Legion during this month’s Poppy Appeal, it has been announced this week. Generous local residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area dug deep to donate to the appeal by buying thousands of poppies in the run-up to Remembrance Day […]

A new florist shop offering personalised flower arrangements is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Julia’s Flowers is opening in College Street when the lockdown ends on Wednesday December 2nd. Speaking to, owner Julia Newman says she is looking forwards to opening. She has been making flower arrangements for 36 years […]

Fire crews have rescued a horse after it became stuck in a water-filled ditch in Wedmore on Sunday (November 29th). Crews were called just after 10.30am to Cocklake, Wedmore where the animal was reported to be in a “distressed” state. A spokesman said: “Fire Control received a call to reports of a horse being trapped […]

Aldi’s Highbridge supermarket has become one of the company’s 200 stores to trial a new click and collect service. The new service at the store on the Isleport Business Park in Highbridge enables customers to pick up their groceries without leaving their vehicle. The discount chain is extending its trial of click and collect to […]

Medicine manufacturing in the UK will receive a £20 million boost in a bid to strengthen the country’s response to future pandemics, the Prime Minister has announced. Boris Johnson will launch the Medicines and Diagnostic Manufacturing Transformation Fund on a visit to North Wales on Monday. The fund is designed to open-up investment opportunities for […]

Dave Prowse, the former bodybuilder from Bristol best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and the Green Cross Code Man, has died aged 85, his agent confirmed. Prowse won the role playing Vader due to his impressive 6ft 6in physique, but with his West Country accent deemed not quite suitable, […]

More than 10,000 turkeys will be culled at a farm in North Yorkshire following a bird flu outbreak. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said avian influenza poses little risk to public health and this strain of the virus does not affect food safety. All 10,500 birds at the turkey fattening site […]

A Highbridge girl who won the hearts of the nation last Christmas with her record to raise money for Brain Tumour Research is back this week! Young singing sensation Lyra Cole stormed the charts a year ago with her version of Sir Cliff Richard’s ‘When A Child is Born’. This year, she is bringing some […]

The team at Burnham-On-Sea’s Day Lewis Pharmacy are celebrating for the second time in a fortnight after their the store’s Pharmacy Manager was named a ‘Covid hero’ at a national awards ceremony. Earlier this month, we reported here that the busy chemist, located at Burnham Medical Centre in Love Lane, had beaten 400 pharmacies across […]

Work on a major refurbishment of a children’s play area in Burnham-On-Sea is set to be completed by the end of this year, Sedgemoor District Council has said this week. The project at Crosses Penn in Burnham-On-Sea is progressing well, as pictured here, and is likely to be finished during December, subject to favourable weather […]

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