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More Somerset residents would back ‘Stronger Somerset’ as the right solution for a better future than Somerset County Council’s vision for a single council, according to the early results from an independent poll. Ipsos Mori, one of the world’s leading research companies, has been surveying a representative sample of 2,000 residents across the county regarding […]

The decision to impose tough restrictions on 99% of England has prompted a furious reaction with Boris Johnson facing a Tory revolt over his post-lockdown plans. More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 measures when the second national lockdown ends on December 2, meaning mixing between households indoors […]

Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honours with the chaos of a rowdy stadium.   Only family members […]

Burnham-On-Sea residents have this week been warned to be extra vigilant due to a new council tax phone scam. Sedgemoor District Council has issued the warning after several local people were approached. Council spokeswoman Claire Faun explains: “We are warning residents that the latest scam calls which are doing the rounds are supposedly from HRMC […]

Somerset Public Health and Council leaders have supported the Government’s decision to place the county into Tier 2 when lockdown ends next week. Somerset County Council’s Director of Public Health Trudi Grant and County Council Leader David Fothergill took questions from the public during a virtual meeting on Thursday evening (November 26th). was among […]

The isolation period for Year 9 students at King Alfred School in Highbridge has been extended after a further confirmed case of Coronavirus. Pincipal Nathan Jenkins wrote to parents on Thursday (November 26th), asking pupils to self-isolate from the last time of contact with the person concerned, in line with Government guidance. It comes a […]

Two Burnham-On-Sea charities are among a dozen organisations across the Wells constituency that are receiving a combined total of almost £200,000 to help their work during the coronavirus pandemic. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has this week announced that 12 charities have received a total of of £196,000. Burnham’s MP James Heappey […]

Burnham-On-Sea musician and singer Taylor Topham is set to take part in a fundraising live stream of his music on Saturday (November 28th) to raise funds for a mental health charity. Taylor will give a live stream from Whitenoise Studios in Weston Super Mare at 7pm to raise money for Mind, a charity that helps […]

Sedgemoor – including Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge – is to be placed into Tier 2 when the Coronavirus lockdown ends next week, it has been announced today by the Government. The health secretary said most places across the UK are to be placed into the middle level – tier two – once lockdown ends after Wednesday […]

Here is the full list of Tiers and areas published by the Government Tier 1: Medium alert – South East Isle of Wight South West Cornwall Isles of Scilly Tier 2: High alert – North West Cumbria Liverpool City Region Warrington and Cheshire – Yorkshire York North Yorkshire West Midlands Worcestershire Herefordshire Shropshire and Telford […]

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