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The Health Secretary is to set out which tier each local authority in England will fall under after the end of the national lockdown. Matt Hancock will make the announcement in Parliament on Thursday after the Government set out its Covid-19 “winter plan” earlier this week.   Each area will be placed into one of […]

Pele paid tribute to his fellow all-time great Diego Maradona after the Argentinian’s death at the age of 60, saying: “One day, I hope we can play football together in the sky.” The Brazilian three-time World Cup winner was often Maradona’s closest competitor in polls to decide the greatest footballer of all time. And the […]

A Highbridge man who was recorded by Police speeding at more than 100mph on the M5 through Somerset while under the influence of drugs has this week been jailed for 16 months. Craig Gibbs was disqualified from driving when officers received reports that he was driving a green Ford Focus on the A38 near Bridgwater […]

The organisers of Burnham-On-Sea’s monthly farmers market say it will be going ahead in the High Street on Friday (November 27th). The event will be held in the centre of the High Street from 9am-1pm with extra Covid safety measures in place. A spokeswoman says: “We’ll be back in Burnham this Friday with a great […]

Burnham Infants School has written to parents this week to confirm that a pupil has tested positive for Covid-19. In the letter, acting headteacher Nicola Crossman says: “We have been made aware of a pupil in our school community who has tested positive for Covid-19.” “We know thay you may find this concerning but we […]

Two men have been charged with the theft of scrap metal following an incident in Highbridge. Daniel Reynolds, 26, of High Street, Llanbradach, and Ethan Twynham, 19, of Thomasville, Penyrheol, have been charged with one count of theft and are due to appear at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on 21st December. The charge relate to the […]

Burnham-On-Sea’s Priory Court Nursing Home is to inviting local people to send its residents Christmas messages this festive season. Owner Country Court, a national care home provider, is launching a ‘Christmas Message Exchange’ to enable local people to exchange festive messages with residents in their 33 care homes across the UK – one of which […]

Public Health and Council leaders will be online tonight (Thursday) to answer questions from Somerset residents after the latest Government announcements. The Government is expected to lay out which tier Somerset will be in once lockdown ends on 2 December. Somerset County Council’s Director Public Health Trudi Grant and Leader David Fothergill will explain what […]

Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the Argentine Football Association has announced. The Argentina World Cup winner and the national team’s former manager had been in hospital in Buenos Aires after surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain earlier this month. The AFA said on Twitter: “The Argentine Football Association, […]

All Year 9 students at King Alfred School in Highbridge have been asked to self-isolate following a confirmed case of Coronavirus at the school. Pincipal Nathan Jenkins has written to parents today (Wednesday), asking pupils to self-isolate for 14 days from the last time of contact with the person concerned, in line with Government guidance. […]

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