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Bulldozers ready as firms leave
Exclusive: THE final companies to be based at Highbridge's Morland Industrial Park have left this week as the site is set to be bulldozed to make way for dozens of new homes. More...

Parking fears halt homes plan
Exclusive: SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week rejected plans to convert a former care home in Burnham-On-Sea into seven new homes amid concerns about parking. The former Gables Care Home on the corner of Burnham's Grove Road closed last year. More...

Fishmonger bids for top award
STAFF at a Burnham-On-Sea fishmonger's shop are waiting with baited breath to see if they will be bring home the catch at the annual Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards. Seafoods in the High Street was named best independent shop in Somerset in 2012. More...

Field of poppies to be created
A STUNNING display of poppies is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea during a special tribute to those who died in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance Day service, silk poppies are to be planted in the Manor Gardens to create a scarlet field. More...

Enjoy jazz and chips for charity
THE Tone Valley Jazz Band are returning for an evening of Jazz and Chips at Burnham's Princess Theatre and Arts Centre this Friday (October 3rd). Jazz enthusiasts will be able to indulge themselves in an evening of foot-tapping music while enjoying fish and chips. More...

Chippendales hold ladies night
THE UK Chippendales will be performing at a ladies night in Brean in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer Somerset later this month. The famous UK Chippendales boys will be bringing their show to Dickies Bar at Brean Leisure Park along with a drag act on 10th October. More...

New flats and shops approved
Exclusive: PLANS for a new development of ten flats and two shops in the centre of Highbridge have been given a 'thumbs up' by town councillors this week despite concerns about parking and retail viability. Mead Realisations wants to build the new building. More...

Car park fly-tipper fined £200
FLY-tipping his partner's rubbish has cost a Burnham-On-Sea man more than £200 for his first offence. Five black sacks of refuse, discovered next to the 'bring banks' in Burnham's Lynton Road led council investigators to a woman living nearby. More...

Ofsted celebrations at nursery
YOUNGSTERS and staff at Highbridge Children's Centre nursery are celebrating this week after being awarded a positive rating in their latest Ofsted inspection. The nursery, run by Somerset County Council, was awarded 'good' across the board. More...

Food Festival chefs announced
THE countdown is underway to Burnham-On-Sea's Autumn Food & Drink Festival on Saturday October 25th and a great line-up of chefs has been announced this week. A busy programme of cooking demonstrations will be held at the event with tips and advice on offer. More...

Artists put work on display
TWO Burnham-On-Sea artists are among the scores of painters and sculpters with work on display across the area this week during Somerset Art Weeks. Hundreds of paintings, ceramics, drawings, textiles and sculptures are on show in homes and studios. More...

Late boost for tourism trade
BUSINESSES in Burnham-On-Sea are enjoying one of their busiest ever Septembers thanks to the continuing summer weather. Visitors were out in force over the weekend, visiting shops and cafes in the town, with some accommodation providers seeing a late boost. More...

Pop star kidnapped in village!
POP star Lady Gaga made a brief appearance in Brent Knoll at the weekend before being kidnapped! The pop star was among scores of famous faces used to decorate over 50 straw characters during the village's popular annual scarecrow festival. More...

Cider festival hailed a success
HUNDREDS of people attended a two-day Cider Festival in Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend. The popular event took place on Saturday and Sunday at The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. Visitors were able to try a great range of mainly local ciders. More...

Mayor leads coffee fundraiser
HUNDREDS of people across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area raised their coffee mugs for charity on Friday to join the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'. Fundraisers held several scores of events as part of the nationwide campaign. More...

Skittlers raise Charley funds
A GROUP of skittlers has raised funds in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager who died earlier this month. The Lighthouse Inn hosted a special skittles evening on Saturday (27th September) to raise money for 'In Charley's Memory', a charity. More...

Liam wins BMX cycling title
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX rider Liam Phillips has become the first British man to win the UCI BMX Supercross series world title. Liam, who became world champion last year, led the series going into the fifth and final round in California, but crashed in the quarter-finals. More...

Tory supports Iraq air strikes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate says he would vote in favour of air strikes against Islamist extremists in Iraq. James Heappey, pictured, has first-hand experience of conflict, having served as an officer in the army in Iraq. More...

Calm weather hits kiting event
HOPES of holding a successful kiting day on Burnham-On-Sea beach were blown away on Saturday (September 27th) due to calm weather conditions. The event went ahead as planned on the beach, but a lack of wind meant only a small number of kites were flown. More...

Pet shop raises charity cash
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop has raised hundreds of pounds for two local good causes. The team at The Pet Shop in Burnham High Street held a raffle this month which has raised money for Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Knitted Knockers. More...

Church starts £500k appeal
A VILLAGE church near Burnham-On-Sea has launched a £500,000 fundraising campaign to raise enough money to make urgent repairs to its roof. West Huntspill Church has begun a five-year project to undertake the work as part of a major refurbishment. More...

Work starts on learning centre
BUILDING work has begun this month on constructing a major new Learning Centre at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill. The work to transform an old barn into a new building with modern new facilities has got underway at the centre. More...

£3,000 raised for cancer centre
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Cancer sufferer has this week thanked his family for raising thousands of pounds towards a support centre. Peter Lsucombe is receiving treatment for Germ Cell Cancer. His mum Elaine and Aunt, Celia Martin, have carried out fundraising. More...

MP votes for Iraq air strikes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has voted in support of military action in Iraq against Islamic State extremists. After a seven-hour debate in the House of Comomons, MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43 - and Tessa Munt was among the majority in favour. More...

Town's Legion 'can be saved'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion could be saved from closure if enough volunteers come forward to save it, the leader of the disbanded group has said this week. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that members had voted to disband it. More...

Megan is selected for region
A KEEN young footballer from Burnham-On-Sea has been selected for the South West Centre of Excellence, which is just one step away from a full England placing. We first featured Megan Robinson here back in 2009 when she gained a place for Somerset. More...

Couple in terrace planning row
Exclusive: A BURNHAM couple have been ordered to remove a sun terrace outside their home which Sedgemoor District Council says breaks planning rules. Brian and Ann Nicholls initially built the wooden decking area in 2012 on a flat roof above their kitchen. More...

Dog fouling messages unveiled
MESSAGES like this are being painted onto pavements across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge as part of a project to stamp out dog fouling. Members of Burnham and Highbridge Youth Town Council have been working hard on the new campaign. More...

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