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attacks plans for 11% pay rise
MP says proposals to give members of parliament a huge 11% pay
rise are "ludicrous and out of touch." More...
day I met Nelson Mandela'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has this week recounted the incredible
moment he shook hands with Nelson Mandela just days after the
former South African president was released from prison. Michael
Turner met Mr Mandela outside his bungalow in 1990. More...
Xmas concert tomorrow
BURNHAM and Highbridge Choral Society have been warming up for
their annual Christmas Concert, which is set to take place on
Thursday evening (December 12th). The group, pictured, have been
entertaining shoppers at Sanders Garden World over the past few
of grants up for grabs!
GROUPS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged to
apply for a slice of £40,000 grant funding pot. The cash
is available from Sedgemoor District Council until the end of
the budget year through its Community Health Fund and Small Grants
reaches contest final
A TALENTED young singer from Brent Knoll has sung herself into
the final of a nationwide competition. Gracie Wickens-Sweet, 9,
took part in the national final of the 'Star of Stage' competition
in Cardiff on Sunday. The contest is the UK's largest competition.
top Xmas sale at centre
A CHRISTMAS table-top Sale is to be held this Sunday at the Burnham
Area Youth Centre. The event will run between 9am and 2pm with
a wide range of goods on sale. There will be a visit by Santa,
plus the opportunity to enjoy tea and toast in the BAY Centre.
driver held after crash
Exclusive: A DRINK
driver has been arrested following a fail-to-stop crash in Burnham-On-Sea
during the early hours of Sunday. The motorist lost control of
his car at the junction of Ramsay Way and Love Lane at 1.40am
and careered into a garden. More...
boy found after search
A MISSING teenager has been found after a search by Burnham-On-Sea
police and Coastguards on Monday night (December 9th). Police
were concerned for the welfare of the 15 year-old boy and asked
for the help of Coastguards. More...
aboard the Santa Train!
FATHER Christmas will be visiting a model railway station near
Burnham-On-Sea to take families on festive train rides over the
next two weekends. West Huntspill Railway will be holding a series
of 'Santa Trains' combining Christmas cheer and plenty of steam.
launch fashion line
A GROUP of young entrepreneurs from a Highbridge school have unveiled
their new fashion brand during a regional trade fair. The sixth
formers from King Alfred School attended the West of England Trade
Fair as part of the Young Enterprise Competition. More...
STAFF at a Burnham-On-Sea hotel are celebrating
after achieving their licensing qualifications. The Royal Clarence
Hotel on Burnham's seafront has seen another two of its supervisors
pass a prestigious licensing exam - the (BIIAB Level 2) Award.
Xmas fair raises £850
CHURCHGOERS in Burnham-On-Sea got into a festive
mood on Saturday (December 7th) when they held their Christmas
fair. A range of seasonal refreshments and gifts was on sale in
St Andrew's Church, attracting a steady stream of visitors. More...
contest winner named
A BURNHAM-On-Sea primary school pupil has demonstrated
her artisitic skills by being chosen as a winner in a contest
to help Somerset families recycle food waste into clean green
power. Teacher Faye Duncan sent in the entry from Catherine Taylor,
launch £20k roof appeal
Exclusive: A MAJOR
project to fund vital repairs to Burnham-On-Sea's Scout hut has
been launched this week. The group says it's in a "desperate"
need to replace the leaking roof on its building at Burnham's
BASC sports ground. It needs £20,000. More...
start to winter continues
WALKERS along Burnham-On-Sea's seafront enjoyed this spectacular
golden sunset last night (Sunday) - as forecasters predict the
current calm conditions are set to continue. Burnham experienced
an average autumn and has seen a mild start to winter. More...
dance show a sell-out hit
OVER 100 members of a Burnham-On-Sea's dance school performed
a colourful, lively show in front of sell-out audiences at the
weekend. Dancefit, based in Burnham's Love Lane, took the audience
at The Princess Theatre on a journey around the world. More...
lights raise £6,000
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple has switched on their dazzling display
of Christmas lights - which have raised over £6,000 for
charity during the past 13 years. Mike and Denice Perrin from
Wilde Close decorate their home with thousands of fairy lights
each Christmas. More...
Xmas trees for schools
CHRISTMAS celebrations at three schools in the Burnham-On-Sea
area have been given a 'tree-mendous boost' with donations from
a local garden centre. Sanders Garden World has delivered Christmas
trees to Brent Knoll, Lympsham and East Brent. More...
achieves bronze award
A HIGHBRIDGE school student has achieved a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze
Award through volunteering work at Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station.
King Alfred School pupil Jayme Gower, a Year 11 student, completed
over six months at the station, turning up in all weathers. More...
tree festival starts
A CHRISTMAS tree festival has opened in Burnham-On-Sea, with over
20 sparkling trees on display for a fortnight. St Andrew's Church
is holding the annual tree festival and life-size crib scene every
day until Christmas Eve. A dedication service was held. More...
Xmas fair raises £860
BURNHAM-On-Sea Scouts raised over £860 towards the replacement
of their roof during a fundraising Christmas fair on Saturday
(December 7th). Crowds of supporters attended the event at the
Scout hut at the BASC Ground to enjoy a range of festive games.
SOUTH West Ambulance Service missed its emergency call-out response
targets in October, a new report has revealed this week. The service,
which covers the Burnham area, achieved the 8-minute response
time for 71.68% of urgent calls. More...
face court after vandalism
TWO men will appear in court later this month charged with criminal
damage following an incident at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove in
October when £10,000 of damage was caused to the gardens.
A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man are charged. More...
for Hillview chairman
THE Chairman of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club has been
presented with an award to thank him for his work with the organisation.
Mark Bishop has received a decanter to mark his 40 years of involvement
with the club. He received the Community Decanter. More...
attends business breakfast
LOCAL businesses owners got a chance to quiz Burnham-On-Sea's
MP while munching tea and toast during a business breakfast in
the town on Friday (December 6th). Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade
held the successful event in The Princess Theatre's art lounge.
for new homes unveiled
plans to build eight new homes in Burnham-On-Sea have been unveiled
this week. Coln Residential Ltd is seeking to demolish a bungalow
in Golf Links Road and build the new development and an access
road behind. More...
shopping night success
OVER 50 businesses across Burnham-On-Sea took part in a special
Christmas shopping evening on Thursday night (December 5th). Burnham-On-Sea
Chamber of Trade organised the initiative to give shoppers an
opportunity to visit shops out of normal hours. More...
Bank 'record demand'
Food Bank, which helps feed local people encountering severe economic
hardship, is helping record numbers of struggling people. The
Highbridge and Burnham Food Bank is run by volunteers from a number
of churches. More...
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