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Power restored after lorry crash brings down power lines
28 BURNHAM-On-Sea homes were left in the dark last night (Wednesday) after a low loader articulated vehicle crashed into an electricity pole, snapping it, and bringing down power lines. More...

Learning centre courses saved
SOMERSET Skills & Learning has said this week that it is making 'good progress' on moving some of its courses to other external venues before its learning centre in Burnham-On-Sea closes later this month. We first reported the closure last week. More...

Workshop blaze in Highbridge
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews tackled a blaze in a commercial garage workshop in Highbridge on Wednesday evening (December 13th) in which one person was treated for minor burns. Crews were called to Commerce Way, Highbridge at 5.50pm, where three fire appliances. More...

'Positive' talks on cycle path
'POSITIVE' council talks have been held this week on plans to extend a cycle path that runs between Brean and Weston to stretch along the coast to Burnham-On-Sea. On Wednesday (December 13th), town councillors in Burnham-On-Sea met organisers. More...

Orphaned swan is rescued
AN orphaned swan has been given a new home and new companions after being rescued from a road near Burnham-On-Sea. The cygnet was brought into Secret World in East Huntspill after the family of five were hit by a passing lorry. Solo was part of a family hit by a lorry. More...

Brean Play celebrates award
THE team at Brean Play are this week celebrating after scooping a top accolade at a national awards ceremony. Brean Play won a bronze award at the British Leisure Parks and Piers Association (BALPPA) family entertainment centre awards. More...

Girl seriously hurt in crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have appealed for witnesses after a serious accident in East Brent on Wednesday (December 13th). A Police spokesman said: "We're appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision on the A370 near East Brent." More...

Choral Society concert tonight
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society’s popular annual Christmas concert will be held on Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church when a festive line-up of music will be performed. The group will be singing a selection of music
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Town insurance shop to close
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop selling home insurance services is shutting down this month. Higos Insurance Services is closing its branch in Victoria Street just before Christmas, the firm has confirmed this week. The Burnham branch will close on 22nd December. More...

£3,000 roadworks fine issued
A UTILITY firm which carried out unauthorised roadworks in Brean at the peak of the holiday season has this week been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to three offences. Bristol Water was fined after it went ahead with roadworks in South Road, Brean on 21st June. More...

Deliberate blaze in toilet block
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to tackle a 'deliberate' blaze in this toilet block in Highbridge town centre on Monday (December 12th). Two crews were called to the Bank Street car park in the town centre at 2.40pm, as pictured here. More...

Hillview helps Santa tour town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club is helping Father Christmas visit families across the area on a specially-built carnival float. Santa is currently being driven around the streets of Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Berrow in the run-up to Christmas. More...

Xmas lights contest final call!
THE judges of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's annual Christmas lights competition have issued a final call for entries. The Town Council is encouraging residents and businesses to illuminate their homes and premises across the two towns. More...

Vehicle run's £1,850 presented
THE organisers of an annual classic vehicle event in Burnham-On-Sea have handed over £1,850 to a good cause this week following a collection at this year's event. The long-running Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run is held each June and saw dozens take part. More...

Make our beaches plastic-free
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has this week given its backing to a new 'green' project to reduce the use of single-use plastics such as cutlery, straws and cups in the town in order to help local beaches and marine life. Mark Wakeling spoke out. More...

Radio station memorial boost
PROPOSALS to introduce a new memorial to mark the work of Highbridge's historic old radio communication station have come a step closer this week with good news on funding. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that £15,000 of funding expires this Thursday. More...

Police reassure after murder
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week reassured residents about safety following a murder in the town last month. Sgt Ryan Edwards, pictured, spoke during a Town Council meeting on Monday (December 11th) following the murder of Lisa Marie Thornton. More...

Fair helps roof appeal fund
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Methodist Church welcomed scores of visitors to its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday (9th December). The popular event offered a wide range of homemade cakes, crafts, bric-a-brac, books and cards - all with a festive theme. More...

Town band plan Xmas concert
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Band will be performing their Christmas Concert in the town's Princess Theatre on Sunday 17th December at 7.45pm. The programme will be packed with Christmas classics and upbeat tunes to get the audience in a festive mood. More...

Join beach clean this Saturday
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach by taking in a beach clean this Saturday (December 16th). It will run from 10am-12 mid-day, with volunteers meeting at the entrance to the River Brue by Burnham sailing club. More...

Xmas tree festival opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea's eighth annual Christmas tree festival opened in the town over the weekend, with dozens of sparkling trees on display for a fortnight. St Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which is open to the public each day over the festive period. More...

Magical! Trinity lights in snow
SNOWFALL made a Burnham-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display of over 100,000 Christmas lights even more magical than ever on Sunday evening (December 10th). A dusting of snow fell on Trinity Close, making it more extra special than usual for visitors. More...

'Missing man' found at Brean
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB crews were called out on Sunday afternoon (December 10th) to conduct a search for a missing person at Brean. Crews were called out just before 3.30pm after abandoned clothing and personal items were discovered. More...

Photos: Snow falls in Burnham
SNOW arrived in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (December 10th), with several hours of the white stuff creating wintry scenes. It comes after 70mph winds caused disruption in the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday morning, but then the temperatures dropped to 1 degree c
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Town fire crew called to Burtle
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called out on Sunday afternoon (December 10th) to tackle a property blaze in Burtle. Crews were called to Catcott Broad Drove in Burtle at 1.51pm after reports of a fire in a house's bathroom. Fire appliances attended the scene. More...

Santa's a hit at Apex Park!
DOZENS of families queued up to see Father Christmas when he made a special visit to Highbridge's Apex Park on Saturday (9th December). The Friends of Apex Park had especially transformed the park’s information office into a colourful grotto. More...

110 lost power in 70mph wind
OVER 100 homes were without power in the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday morning after high winds and heavy rain swept in, causing damage. 70mph gusts of wind hit the area, bringing down power lines and trees, and damaging fences and street lights. More...

New £10k play area is opened
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress officially opened a new £10,000 play area at East Huntspill Pre-School on Saturday (December 9th). It comes after Burnham's Tesco supermarket awarded £10,000 to the project from its 5p levy on bags
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School rag week boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge sixth form students at King Alfred School have raised hundreds of pounds for a local charity during their annual Rag Week. Sam Collard and members of the Sixth Form Student committee have proudly presented a cheque. More...

Crowds flock to Trinity Close
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display of over 100,000 Christmas lights - dubbed 'Britain's most festive street' - has raised almost £1,500 for charity in its first week. Crowds of visitors have been heading to the Trinity Close display. More...

Group moves as centre closes
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fibromyalgia support group is set to move into The Princess Theatre when the town's Learning Centre closes later this month. As we first reported earlier this week, Burnham-On-Sea's adult learning centre is closing this month. More...

Young golfers given awards
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Becademy have held a joint presentationrrow Golf Club and the Somerset Junior Golf A evening where awards were handed to the area's top young golfers. The Somerset Junior Golf Academy at Burnham Golf Range were presenting trophies. More...

Students launch candle firm
A GROUP of entrepreneurial Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge students from King Alfred School's sixth form have created a new range of eco and vegan candles as part of a Young Enterprise programme. The group created a firm called Calore selling the range. More...

Call for radio station memorial
THE work of Highbridge's historic old radio communication station could be formally recognised with a dedicated memorial if thousands of pounds of funding can be secured by the Town Council before a crucial deadline in the middle of this month.
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63 gift boxes filled for Romania
THE ladies at Burnham-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Club have filled dozens of shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for needy families in Romania. The ladies of Burnham Inner Wheel got together this week to fill 63 shoeboxes which are being sent to Romania. More...

Runners hold Xmas lights run
MEMBERS of a local running club have taken part in a special festive run around Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's most sparkling Christmas lights disiplays. Highbridge Ladies Running Club completed the three-mile run this week, taking in Trinity Close. More...

Car crashes down M5 bank
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police and fire crews were called to a crash on the M5 motorway on Thursday afternoon (December 7th) where a car had crashed down a roadside bank. Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called soon after 12.39pm to the M5 northbound
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Learning centre to shut down
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Somerset Skills and Learning Centre is to close down later this month as a result of a "massive funding cut" from central government. The centre, in Princess Street, will shut for the final time before Christmas, says the organisation. More...

'Cow-deer' is a Christmas star!
A COW dressed as a Christmas reindeer has delighted children during a visit to Brent Knoll School this week with Santa Claus' wife - and is set to go on show at a local grotto. Willow, a friendly Jersery cow from Poplar Farm in the village of Mark, amazed youngsters. More...

Berrow beach road shut again
THE access road onto Berrow beach has this week again been closed to all traffic by Sedgemoor District Council following damage caused by high tides. The concrete road surface is crumbling away, and with sand washed away from around it, there is a sharp drop. More...

David's emotional challenge
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man is on track to complete a run every day during 2017 as part of an emotional fundraising challenge. David Browne has completed a run every day of the year so far, amounting to over 2,000km, to help Cancer Research. More...

£1,000 boost for boxing club
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred Amateur Boxing Club has been given a funding boost this week from a local couple. Peter and Helen Penfold from Weston's Penfold Plastics has presented £1,000 to the club, which is based at Burnham Waste in the town. More...

New Co-Op store announced
HIGHBRIDGE is to get a second Co-Op store when it opens next summer on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road. The supermarket giant has this week confirmed that it will open the new convenience store in summer 2018, at the busy junction. More...

Pride Award for town volunteer
A BURNHAM-On-Sea community volunteer has been recognised for her work in the town by being presented a 'Pride Awards' by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Kay Barrett were among those recognised with ‘PCC Pride Awards’ by Police and Crime Commissioner. More...

Poppy Appeal raises £27,000
A HUGE total of £27,000 has been raised in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents in the Burnham area dug deep to donate to the appeal by buying thousands of poppies. More...

Council defends £3,000 gates
SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week defended its decision to spend almost £3,000 on installing gates around a small building on Burnham-On-Sea seafront. Walkers have always been able to wander around the building to walk from the seafront to The Esplanade. More...

Scouts start Xmas post service
HUNTSPILL and Highbridge Scouts have launched their popular low-cost Christmas card delivery service across the Burnham-On-Sea area. The service has been provided by the group for nearly 30 years and is a key fundraiser with hours of work. More...

Sue, 72, gets marathons medal
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has proven that age if no barrier to fitness by running all six of the world's major marathons over the last two years. Sue Nicholls completed her 13th marathon earlier this year at the age of 72 and has been awarded a medal. More...

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