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Brent Knoll garden centre on sale in Wyevale sell-off
THE future of Wyevale's Sanders Garden World near Burnham-On-Sea is uncertain after the chain's 145 garden centres across the UK went on sale this week. More...

New food shop for Burnham
A NEW frozen food store is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea town centre during June. Called 'Freezeland', the new shop will open in Burnham High Street next to Bargain Booze, and opposite the Railway pub. Owner Malav Desai says the store will open in June. More...

Project will 'restore civic pride'
A MAJOR new project to revitalise Burnham-On-Sea seafront and other parts of the town centre aims to "restore a sense of civic pride in the community." As we first reported, Sedgemoor District Council and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council have teamed up. More...

Burnham author unveils novel
A BURNHAM-On-Sea author will this week launch his eighth book in a popular series of crime thrillers. Damien Boyd's new novel, called Dead Lock, is an intriguing investigation tale about abduction and murder set in Burnham. The book goes on sale on 31st May. More...

Bloom contest open for entries
BUSINESSES and home owners across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being encouraged to enter the town's annual Burnham In Bloom flower competition. This year's Burnham in Bloom contest has 16 categories to enter, ranging from garden to windows. More...

Sponsor gives team new look
A TEAM of young football players in Burnham-On-Sea has been given a boost this week by a local firm. Burnham United Juniors Under 7’s have a new team kit, thanks to a sponsorship deal. A club spokesman said: "The Club would like to thank the company." More...

Man stands trial of 'murder'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man accused of murdering his girlfriend told a medical expert he had "dreams of stabbing her in the back", a jury has heard this week at a court hearing. Owen Pellow, 43, is at Bristol Crown Court accused of killing 36-year-old Lisa Marie Thornton. More...

Air ambulance lands in town
AN air ambulance landed in Highbridge on Monday evening (May 21st) to help a patient after a medical emergency. The red Midlands Air Ambulance touched down at King Alfred School, as pictured here, and its crew were seen leaving the helicopter to help a patient. More...

Warning as 276 sheep stolen
FARMERS in the Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Brent Knoll, Berrow and Huntspill areas have this week again been warned by Police to step up their security following the theft of 92 ewes and 184 lambs from a field. The theft, from fields on the Steart marshes, prompted an appeal. More...

Top award for Burnham spa
BEAUTY Oasis Spa in Burnham-On-Sea has been named 'Small Apprentice Employer of the Year' at the region's Apprenticeship Awards 2018. The team has been won the top award for 'Small Apprentice Employer of the year' and has received the accolode. More...

Moonlit bra walk raises £1,400
FIVE Burnham-On-Sea charity fundraisers have completed a Moonwalk half marathon around London at night, raising £1,400 for a local charity. Becky Stockwell, Tori Pope, Victoria Derman, Holly Macbeth and Lisa Watts completed the 15-mile walk in bras
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MP visits charity's portakabin
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has visited local charity Somewhere House Somerset to see their portakabin in Tesco’s car park where support is offered to local people. Somewhere House Somerset recently wrote to MP James Heappey. More...

Join rock art session at Apex
HIGHBRIDGE'S Friends of Apex Park are set to run a special children's colouring activity in order to become part of the latest 'rocks' art craze. They will host an 'Apex Park Rocks' session on Wednesday 30th May, between 11am and 1pm at the Apex Park. More...

Motorist injured in A38 crash
THE A38 through West Huntspill was closed on Monday morning following a crash. The A38 Main Road through Huntspill was closed soon after 7.30am by Police in both directions between New Road and Church Road. It had re-opened by 9am. More...

Bumper start to tourist season
TOURISM businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have enjoyed a bumper start to the season thanks to a great month of weather. Temperatures peaked in Burnham at 23.3°C (73.9°F) on Sunday during a weekend of 'barbecue weather'. Shops, cafes, car parks and beaches are busy. More...

Photos: Yacht runs aground
THIS yacht was left high and dry after it ran aground in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday afternoon (May 20th). The sailing yacht, called Enchanted, got into difficulty during a picnic trip just after 1pm when it drifted onto a mudbank at the entrance to the River Brue. More...

Food Festival - full preview!
THE largest free food and drink festival in the region will be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (26 May) when the town centre hosts its 12th event. Burnham-On-Sea town centre will be filled with the sights and smells of dozens of food retailers lining the streets. More...

Town Scouts hold street party
BURNHAM-On-Sea Scout group held a Royal Street Party with games to mark the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Scores of youngsters headed to the BASC Ground Scout hut on Saturday (May 19th) for the celebration that followed the group's AGM. More...

Mud walkers tried to reach sea
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Sunday (May 20th) amid concern for a group of people seen wading through thick mud on the town's beach at low tide to try and reach the sea for a cooling dip. A team of Burnham Coastguards was paged at 4.20pm. More...

TV star launches photo contest
TV presenter and Secret World Wildlide Rescue patron Chris Packham is inviting animal supporters in the Burnham-On-Sea area to submit their favourite wildlife pictures for a competition. Chris will judge the competition entries at the end of May. More...

Royal wedding celebrations
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents celebrated the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with events in the two towns. Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club showed the Windsor ceremony on three of the club's big screens and laid on a special buffet. More...

Pilot boat helps in sea search
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Saturday evening (May 19th) to investigate an object seen in the sea near the town's Sailing Club. A seafront walker on the South Esplanade had called 999 at 8.45pm after spotting a 'large orange object' floating upstream. More...

Couple renew wedding vows
A SPORTY Burnham-On-Sea couple have renewed their wedding vows during a Highbridge church's wedding festival, held on the same day as Saturday's Royal wedding. Jayne and Neil Biddiscombe had just finished Saturday's Burnham Parkrun at Apex Park. More...

Jet ski stuck on town's beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue was called out on Saturday (May 19th) to help a jet skier whose machine was stuck in mud on the town's beach. Crews were called out at 2.30pm by the beach warden who had asked for assistance near Burnham jetty. More...

Seaside Award for Berrow
NATIONAL campaign group Keep Britain Tidy has presented Berrow beach with a coveted 'Seaside Award' this week, but Burnham-On-Sea beach has missed out again this year. Keep Britain Tidy awards its prestigious awards to the best beaches around the UK. More...

Beach warning after mud scare
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards have today (Saturday) issued a new safety to beach users after they were called to help a man in difficulty in mud. Crews were called out just after 5.15pm by a seafront walker to an area of the beach next to the jetty to assist the man. More...

Tesco offers food to groups
CHARITIES and community groups in Burnham-On-Sea are being invited to receive free surplus food from Tesco this summer. Across the UK the supermarket chain donates hundreds of thousands of meals to good causes as part of its Community Food Connection scheme. More...

Photo: Skywatchers delight
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents photographed the beautiful sight of the crescent moon next to a planet on Thursday night (17th May). Venus was visible in the early evening sky as a glittering 'evening star' and it was joined by the thin crescent of the new moon. More...

Seafront tearooms proposed
A SEAFRONT guesthouse in Burnham-On-Sea has unveiled plans to open a new tea rooms and shop. The Round Tower Guesthouse on the North Esplanade has submitted a 'change of use' application to Sedgemoor District Council for the scheme. More...

New archery centre approved
PLANS for a new £50,000 indoor archery centre in Burnham-On-Sea have this week been given the go-ahead. Members of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee considered a revised scheme from the Burnham Association of Sports Clubs (BASC). More...

Emotional wedding for couple
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple have enjoyed their dream wedding this week, thanks to local people who came together to organise the event at short notice after the bride-to-be was admitted to Weston Hospicecare. Claire Rutter and Rob Cope exchanged vows. More...

RNLI called to 'object in river'
TWO Burnham-On-Sea RNLI lifeboats and a team of Coastguards were called to the River Brue estuary on Thursday evening to investigate a suspicious object - possibly a person - floating in the water. Two lifeboats were launched from the town's jetty to investigate. More...

Tiny bat helped to fly again
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have saved a tiny bat too weak to fly after a long and harsh winter. The brown long-eared bat was found by a member of the public in her garden near Wellington and brought to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. More...

Project aims to revive seafront
A MAJOR new project is underway to "breathe new life into Burnham-On-Sea seafront and other parts of the town centre". Sedgemoor District Council and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council have teamed up to work on the new project called "Evolution". More...

BBC radio show comes to town
BBC Radio 4 is set to broadcast its national politics show 'Any Questions' from Highbridge next month. The show, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, will come to Highbridge Community Hall on Friday 22nd June. The radio show provides topical discussion. More...

Former MP hits out over Brexit
BURNHAM-On-Sea's former Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt has this week hit out at the government for its "completely mad" handling of Brexit. Appearing on ITV News West Country Debate, Tessa Munt spoke out in a lively debate over the handling of Brexit. More...

Sea swimmers head to town
A GROUP of triathletes in Burnham-On-Sea has this week begun a new season of sea swims in the town. West Country Triathletes has 40 members across the Burnham-On-Sea, Wells, Cheddar, Bridgwater and Weston areas who take part in sea and river swimming. More...

Centre targets big overspend
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre has changed the way that patients order prescriptions in an effort to reduce a huge overspend on unused medicines. The centre in Highbridge's Pepperall Road has an annual overspend of £200,000, caused in part by drugs wastage. More...

Pupils have stories published
TALENTED young wordsmiths from Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's School have had their work published in a new book. Short stories written by the children, pictured here, have been chosen after they took part in a nationwide creative story-writing competition. More...

£10k raised in James' memory
THE family of a well-known Burnham-On-Sea man who tragically died at age 35 have raised thousand of pounds in his memory at a special ball. James Griffiths died at Harefield Hospital last year after he experienced complications as a result of a heart operation. More...

MP calls for circus animals ban
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has pledged his support to the RSPCA’s campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. A circus with animals recently pitched up at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena, prompting an outcry from some residents who were concerned. More...

Orphaned fox cubs recovering
THESE two orphaned fox cubs are making a healthy recovery at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea thanks to the dedication of the Devon Badger Group. It comes after members of the badger group found a lactating female fox which had been shot. More...

Vote for festival favourites
THE team behind this month's Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival are looking to the taste buds of their visitors to choose their Best in Show entries. The Best in Show competition, sponsored by food and drink specialists Old Mill Accounting, is open to all on 26th May. More...

High interest in lighthouse sale
BURNHAM-On-Sea's historic high lighthouse has gone on sale this week with a guide price of £525,000. More than half a century after it was first automated, one of the most unique lighthouse conversions in Britain is now looking for a new keeper, it's been confirmed. More...

Burnham art club to hold show
BURNHAM-On-Sea Art Club is set to hold its annual exhibition and sale of work from Saturday 26th May until Friday 1st June. Open daily from 10am-5pm, it will be held at Burnham Community Centre in Berrow Road near the swimming pool. More...

Plastic recycling boost for area
PLASTIC food pots, tubs and trays can now be fully recycled for the first time across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area. Highbridge's Isleport recycling centre is among Somerset's 16 recycling sites that have just begun taking rigid plastic materials. More...

Young enterprise firm's win
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge students from King Alfred School's Sixth Form enjoyed great success in the Somerset County Finals of the Young Enterprise Company Programme at the weekend. Held in Taunton on Saturday, their small business won the top prize. More...

Runners boost town charity
A GROUP of local runners has completed the Bristol 10k run in aid of a Burnham charity. Terry Bird, Michelle Bird, Nico Luss and Nadine Scott completed Sunday's run in aid of local charity Somewhere House Somerset. The band of runners has raised over £1,000. More...

'Lego land' plans are approved
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new sports hall on part of the former Highbridge Hotel site that were branded by town councillors as a "Lego Land monstrosity" have been approved. The scheme has been granted the go-ahead by Sedgemoor District Council. More...

Success for Burnham archer
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea archery enthusiast is celebrating success after winning a top national title. Darragh Joyce - who is a member of the Burnham Company of Archers, based at the town's BASC ground - took part in the UK Junior Masters Archery Tournament. More...

High lighthouse goes on sale
BURNHAM-On-Sea's historic high lighthouse has gone on sale this week with a guide price of £525,000. More than half a century after it was first automated, one of the most unique lighthouse conversions in Britain is now looking for a new keeper, it's been confirmed. More...

Air ambulance lands in town
AN air ambulance landed in Burnham-On-Sea ob Sunday evening to help a patient following a medical emergency. As pictured here, the Dorset and Somerset air ambulance flew in and touched down on the playing fields next to the Bay Centre in Casis Close. More...

Brean fayre showcases county
BREAN Leisure Park held a special fayre to celebrate Somerset Day on Sunday (13th May). The event showcased food, drink and craft producers from across the county, alongside local organisations and attractions. Thatcher’s Cider, Westcroft and Rich's were there. More...

School names new Principal
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has announced the appointment of its first principal this week. Nathan Jenkins will join the school on September 1st at the start of the autumn term, taking over from outgoing head teacher Denise Hurr who is stepping down. More...

RNLI seeking more volunteers
BURNHAM-On-Sea lifeboat station is looking for volunteers to join its existing crews. The station in Burnham's Pier Street is particularly keen in hearing from local people who are available during the daytime and live and work close by. The crews respond 24 hours a day. More...

Search for Variety Night stars
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre is to hold a Variety Night this autumn to showcase some of the fantastic local talent in the town. Princess Manager Sam Nicol said: "This is a great opportunity to perform in your local theatre and enjoy the thrill of being on the bill.
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