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£612,000 'scandal' claim denied
SEDGEMOOR District Council has denied that money given by developers to promote Highbridge town centre has been whisked away for other projects, despite claims from a group of councillors. More...

Theatre heads into town shops
A PROJECT to bring theatrical performances into shops in Burnham-On-Sea to boost visitor numbers has been given a £5,000 cash injection by the Town Council this week. Organisers Selina Keedwell and Jacqui Strong discussed the plans at a meeting on Monday. More...

Fortnightly bin collections start
RUBBISH collections for hundreds of homes in Burnham-On-Sea town centre are to change from weekly to every two weeks as part of a plan to standardise services across Sedgemoor. The 450 homes affected are currently on Tuesday collections and will change. More...

Sue runs Chicago Marathon
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner jetted over to America to compete in the Chicago Marathon at the weekend. Sue Nicholls, 70, completed the marathon in an impressive time of three hours and 58 minutes and was the fastest runner in her age group. More...

Event signs 'put off visitors'
THE benefits of introducing roadside traffic management signs in Burnham-On-Sea have been debated this week amid claims that they are putting off drivers coming into the town. The blue and white signs are being trialled by the council for key events. More...

RNLI prepare for sell-out ball
BURNHAM-On-Sea lifeboat station's crewmembers are making final preparations for their sell-out fundraising ball on Saturday 24th October. The organisers have sold a total of 312 tickets and potentially filled Batch Farm at Lympsham to the brim. More...

Hundreds raised for hospital
HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Hospital when a fundraising night was held on Saturday (October 10th). The Friends of Burnham Hospital held its annual music fundraising night at the Oaktree Arena, with a packed audience. More...

Roundabout changes defended
A NEW-look roundabout on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea has been defended by council bosses after criticism from some motorists. Several drivers have got in touch regarding the "confusing traffic flows" and "dangerously narrow lanes" follow the changes. More...

104th birthday celebrated
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner who is thought to be the town's eldest resident has celebrated her 104th birthday. Katherine Owen, known as Katie, pictured, marked her 104th birthday with a celebration at Broughton Lodge with friends and residents. More...

Post office shuts for overhaul
HIGHBRIDGE Post Office has temporarily closed for refurbishment work this month, ahead of new facilities opening there. The premises at 9 Church Street will re-open on Tuesday October 20th with a new-look. The owners say the premises will get a coffee shop. More...

Photos: Burnham Aquathlon
OVER 110 runners of all ages took part in Burnham-On-Sea's autumn aquathlon on Sunday (October 11th). The adults competed in a 750m swim at Burnham Swim and Sports Academy followed by a 7.5km run along the seafront and on the town's beach. More...

Ladies night raises over £2,400
OVER £2,400 has been raised for a local breast cancer support charity from a successful ladies night held at Brean over the weekend. Somerset Breast Cancer Now - formerly known as Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer - held its annual ladies night on Friday. More...

Asda funding row in Highbridge
MONEY given by developers to promote Highbridge town centre has been whisked away for other projects, according to a group of local councillors. When Asda opened its store, the developer gave £612,000 to "promote the viability of the town." More...

Arrests after tyres slashed
Updated: THREE people have been arrested after scores of tyres were slashed by vandals in Burnham and Highbridge during the early hours of Saturday. Vehicles parked along Willis Court and the Morland Estate were attacked with a knife, deflating their tyres. More...

Fire crews rescue stuck horse
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called out to rescue a stranded horse in a ditch in Brean on Saturday evening (October 10th). A specialist rescue team from Bridgwater plus a crew from Burnham were called to Diamond Farm Caravan Park shortly after 7pm. More...

Cycle ride raises over £3,000
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cyclist who pedalled from Geneva to Nice for charity has raised more than £3,000. Paul Dyer completed the 340 mile route through the Alps by cycling about 85 miles a day as part of a group of 38 people, all of whom were helping Macmillan. More...

Coastguards called to Brean
COASTGUARDS from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Brean beach yesterday evening (Saturday) after a walker reported concern about seeing several lights. The team was alerted shortly after 7.15pm and travelled to Brean Down to investigate. More...

Carnival countdown for club
FINAL work is underway to complete this year's carnival float from Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club in time for the start of the carnival season in just a few weeks time. The club's Christmas-themed entry is called 'It's A Cracker' with festive scenes. More...

Man rescued from beach mud
RESCUE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston beach on Friday after a man digging for fishing bait got stuck in deep mud. The middle-aged man had been digging in the mud near Knightstone Harbour when he became trapped in the mud. More...

'Allo 'Allo gets an extra night
TICKET sales for a stage performance of the sitcom 'Allo 'Allo near Burnham-On-Sea are proving so brisk that an extra night of the show is to be held. West Huntspill Players are set to perform a stage version of the French wartime comedy classic 'Allo 'Allo. More...

Bike Knights hand out awards
A CLUB of motorcycling enthusiasts from Burnham-On-Sea have held their annual awards presentation this week. Burnham Bike Knights hold a series of events through the year and organise weekly summer bike displays in the Lynton Road car park. More...

Food Festival launched in town
THE countdown to this month's seventh Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival got underway on Thursday night with a special launch party. Local businesses and food retailers were among the 50 guests at the function at Calm Cafe. More...

Soldier's round Britain visit
EX-soldier Mark Newton is in Burnham-On-Sea this week as he undertakes a mission to record the country's war and lifeboat memorials. The former Queens Dragoon Guard is making his journey on a disability scooter, pulling a tiny trailer, round UK. More...

Wildlife photo day announced
BUDDING wildlife photographers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have a chance to get up close to wildlife, under expert tuition, when a wildlife photography day is held. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre is holding a Photography Day on 18th October. More...

M5 lorry blaze caused by fault
A MECHANICAL fault has been blamed for a lorry fire on the M5 motorway which caused queues of up to five miles between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Thursday (October 8th). All three lanes of the M5 northbound were temporarily shut. More...

Sponsors unveiled by team
BURNHAM United's Under 18s and Under 15s have unveiled several new local sponsors this week. West Country Motor Homes and The Fox and Goose Inn have joined forces to sponsor the Under 18s new kit while Abbott & Frost are sponsoring the U15s. More...

Morrisons to shut in November
STAFF at Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons store have this week been formally told that the supermarket is set to close down at the end of November. The 100 staff were formally told that the last day of trading at the Burnham store will be November 29th. More...

Can you help Poppy Appeal?
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Royal British Legion has this week issued an appeal for more Poppy Appeal collectors to come forward. The group is seeking volunteers to help in Burnham and Highbridge during this autumn's annual Poppy Appeal collection. More...

Jayne inspires musical award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Acoustic Club has launched a new award scheme this week aimed at young performers. Mike Price, a member of the Ritz Acoustic Club whose partner Jayne Young died of Motor Neurone Disease, is providing a bursary. More...

Bid to save village pub boosted
Exclusive: RESIDENTS living in a village near Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating this week after their bid to save their village pub was given a major boost. The Watchfield Inn has been closed for over eight months and the Parish Council fears for its future. More...

Skating rink countdown begins
THE group behind the project to set up a skating rink in Burnham-On-Sea this Christmas is lining up a range of activities to support it. It comes after the organisers from Burnham Events Social Team were last month successful in their grant bid to run the rink. More...

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