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New legal action over travellers
Exclusive: A Burnham-On-Sea holiday park is taking legal action to move a group of travellers who are camped on its property. More...

Stuck cow rescued from river
FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue a cow stuck in a river near Burnham-On-Sea last night (Wednesday, April 23rd). The Fire Service received a call shortly after 6.30pm reporting a cow stuck in the River Parrett. Specialist rescue teams were called. More...

Property prices start to rise
Exclusive: PROPERTY prices are starting to show increases in the Burnham-On-Sea area following several years of depressed figures. Latest average sale prices show 'modest gains' in value according to several estate agents based in Burnham-On-Sea. More...

Brean fireworks this Saturday
THE skies above Brean will be lit up with a free fireworks display this Saturday (April 26th) when Brean Leisure Park holds its first display of the year. While there will be no admittance charge, there will be collections on the night for several Burnham charities. More...

Bloom team appeal for helpers
ORGANISERS of Highbridge In Bloom are holding an open meeting this Friday when residents are being invited to get involved with brightening up the town over the spring and summer. The committee is hoping to attract more residents to join them. More...

Farmers market tomorrow
A DOZEN traders will be selling a wide range of locally-grown food when Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns in the town centre this Friday (April 25th). The market will be held in the High Street from 9am-1pm with many products on offer. More...

Beach shut by 'bomb scare'
Updated: A SECTION of Brean beach was closed for several hours on Tuesday (April 22nd) after two metal detector enthusiasts discovered a suspicious object in the sand. A Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team was called to investigate the object. More...

Historic event set to return
A NEW event re-enacting the tradition of 'beating the bounds' is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (April 26th). The fun family event will see local dignitaries taking part in a re-enactment of the tradition where the parish boundaries are walked. More...

Driver 'shaken' after crash
POLICE and ambulance crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to this car after a crash on Monday morning (April 21st). The Peugeot left the road while travelling along Accommodation Road between Brean and Bleadon, ending up in the bottom of a water-filled ditch. More...

New Head teacher for school
BRENT Knoll Primary School has a new interim head teacher this week. Karen Davidson stepped down from the role before Easter after eight busy years, as new interim head Chris Burman took up the position. The outgoing teacher was thanked for her work at the school. More...

Curtain rises on Huntspill play
A HILARIOUS comedy is being peformed by the West Huntspill Players this week. The farce 'Dry Rot' will be performed at the Balliol Hall from April 24th to April 26th at 7.45pm each night. The funny goings-on in an old hotel with dry rot are at the centre of the play. More...

Race night to help football club
HIGHBRIDGE Town Football Club will be holding a fundraising race night this Saturday (April 26th) as it seeks to expand its facilities. The event will be held from 7.30pm onwards during the evening at Highbridge Social Club in Church Street. More...

Easter boost for Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea businesses enjoyed a bumper Easter holiday thanks to an influx of visitors heading to the town. Temperatures reached 18.9°C (66.0°F) on Bank Holiday Monday with beaches in Burnham, Brean and Berrow busy. More...

Folkfest event raises £1,300
ALMOST £1,300 was raised towards the costs of running Burnham-On-Sea's FolkFest when organisers held a popular Easter Sunday fundraising music marathon. The event - which was held at the Princess Theatre - saw live music acts performing. More...

Crews battle huge grass fire
FIREFIGHTERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea area spent Monday tackling a huge grass fire covering more than 20 acres. Eight fire crews were called to the blaze at Stock Hill, Priddy, near Cheddar at 2.15pm following several calls from passers-by. More...

Trio get set for Colour Run
THREE Burnham-On-Sea women will be among the hundreds of people taking part in the Weston Colour Run on Sunday (April 27th) - and they are seeking your support. The event, in aid of Weston Hospice Care, will be held on Uphill Beach with 1,500 runners. More...

Quick arrest after Easter theft
QUICK work by Burnham-On-Sea Police saw a man arrested within 20 minutes of a purse being stolen from a pensioner during an Easter Day church service in Highbridge. Officers were called to Highbridge Community Centre in Bank Street on Sunday morning. More...

Cadets achieve radio licences
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea air cadets have achieved their Provisional VHF Radio Operating Licences after passing an exam. Seven cadets from 290 Squadron Detached Flight Burnham and Highbridge spent Easter Monday studying and practising for their licence. More...

Join King Alfred School reunion
A REUNION of former students at Highbridge's King Alfred School is to be held this June. The King Alfred School 30 Year Reunion is to be held for the class of September 1979-July 1984. If you took your exams in the summer of 1984, you are invited to the event. More...

Contest aims to draw coaches
COACH drivers are being offered the chance to win £100 every week by visiting Burnham-On-Sea as part of a new initiative to boost the number of visitors to the town. As part of its centenary celebrations, Burnham Pavilion, is organising the raffles. More...

Second car gets stuck in sea
HIGH Spring tides have caught out a second motorist in the space of a week on Brean beach. A family of four from Swindon was shocked to find their car surrounded by the incoming tide on Saturday morning (April 19th) when they parked up on the sands. More...

Easter procession on seafront
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea Community Church celebrated Easter Day with a procession along the town's seafront on Sunday morning (April 20th). The church's morning celebration was preceded by a walk with the cross from Burnham's Pavilion. More...

In photos: Cove Easter fun day
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens hosted a colourful day of Easter family fun on Saturday (April 19th). The popular event saw a number of Easter-themed activities held in bright sunshine, including an Easter Egg Hunt and craft activities. More...

Biker injured in Burnham crash
A BUSY Burnham-On-Sea road was closed on Saturday morning following a crash involving a bike and a car. A motorcyclist was taken to hospital following the accident in Queen's Drive near the junction with Edithmead Lane shortly before 9am. More...

Boy locked in car is rescued
FIRE crews have rescued a two-year-old boy who became stranded in a locked vehicle in a Burnham-On-Sea car park on Friday. Firefighters were called to Burnham's Tesco store in Love Lane just before 1pm after the parents of the boy reported he was locked. More...

Tree unveiled to mark twinning
A NEW tree has this week been unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary of Burnham-On-Sea being twinned with Fritzlar in Germany. A group of 30 visitors from the German town, who are visiting Burnham, watched the tree unveiling in the Manor Gardens on Wednesday. More...

'Thanks for saving my life'
Exclusive: A JOGGER who collapsed on a roadside near Highbridge after suffering a cardiac arrest has this week thanked the fire and ambulance crews who saved his life. As first reported here in February, two off-duty firefighters saw him collapse. More...

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