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'Miracle baby' confounds doctors
THE Highbridge parents of a 'miracle baby' who was born so prematurely that doctors said she wouldn't survive have told of their emotional journey at watching her grow. More...

Pier expansion project begins
THE expansion of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront pier as part of a £100,000 overhaul has begun this week with the removal of the covered food court area. Louise Parkin, who manages The Pavilion on The Esplanade, has started the work for a high-tech roof. More...

France delays won't hit Hinkley
ENERGY giant EDF has announced a delay in building a new nuclear reactor in northern France, but said it will have no impact on its planned new power station at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea. The plant at Flamanville in Normandy has been delayed. More...

Burnham Folkfest underway!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's tenth annual FolkFest is underway with four days of music and entertainment being offered. The festival continues tonight at The Princess Theatre with a special opening concert that the organisers say is not to be missed. More...

Funds raised for air ambulance
A CHEQUE for £650 has been presented to Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance following a fundraising head shave and classic car show in Brean. Members of Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club, plus the Blueridge Runners American Auto Club, and the Sundowner cafe. More...

School to hold open evening
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School is set to hold its annual Primary Open Evening on Thursday 10th September. The evening, to be held from 5.30pm-7.45pm, will offer an opportunity for parents and guardians to look around the school and hear about its facilities. More...

Watchfield Show this Saturday
THE 29th Watchfield Annual Flower & Vegetable Show will be taking place on Saturday (5th September) at Watchfield Village Hall. Entries forms are available from Mark Village Stores, Rich’s Cider Shop and libraries in Burnham and Highbridge. More...

Highbridge councillor resigns
A HIGHBRIDGE town councillor has resigned from her position, raising the possibility of a by-election. Cllr Dawn Malloy has stepped down from her position, it was confirmed on Wednesday by Mayor Michael Clarke, the Chairman of the council. More...

Have you seen missing Ellie?
THE owners of this lost dog are seeking the help of Burnham-On-Sea residents to find her. Ellie, a Labrador Retriever, went missing from a family member's home in East Brent on August 29th and has since been seen in the village but remains missing. More...

Berrow Inn plans win backing
Exclusive: PLANS to build a new convenience store and three homes at the site of a former pub in Berrow have been given a thumbs-up by parish councillors. Berrow parish councillors have considered the planning application from Novellus LLP to convert it. More...

Bereavement group to launch
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church will open its doors later this month to the first meeting of the Burnham Bereavement Cafe. Offering a safe and welcoming space for anyone throughout the town and area, it's targeted at those have been affected by loss. More...

Try your voice at singing!
BURNHAM and Highbridge Choral Society is set to welcome newcomers to its ranks in readiness for its winter programme. The group re-starts after the summer on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall when new singers will be welcome. More...

Town summer trade 'positive'
Exclusive: HOLIDAY parks and businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area have seen a mostly positive summer of trade despite disappointing weather. Burnham-On-Sea.com has spoken to a cross-section of local businesses this week to find out how they've fared. More...

Town parks need your votes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove Gardens and Highbridge's Apex Park are both in the running to win the title of 'the nation's favourite park'. They are among 1,580 parks across the UK to have been nominated in The People’s Choice Awards, an annual contest. More...

Appeal after petrol is stolen
BURNHAM Police are appealing for help in identifying two people who may be able to help their investigations into the theft of fuel from a Highbridge petrol station. A red Astra was driven onto the forecourt of the Esso garage in Burnham Road, Highbridge. More...

New Highbridge shop opens
A NEW convenience store has opened on a housing estate in Highbridge this week. Sedgemoor District Council has announced the completion of a new 10-year lease for 20-24 Morland Road to allow the new shop, Best One, to open. More...

Clean-up held at youth centre
VOLUNTEERS at the Burnham Area Youth Centre have rolled up their sleeves this week to take part in a work party. A day of painting and repairs has been held to smarten up the interior of the centre and its main hall before a busy winter of events. More...

Drink driving campaign starts
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police held a thought-provoking display in Brean at the weekend to promote their drink driving campaign. The damaged remains of a car following a drink drive accident went on show outside Pontins and officers handed out leaflets. More...

Driver in sea blames sat nav!
THE driver of this 4x4 stuck in the sea at Brean on Monday blamed his Sat Nav system for getting him here, prompting a rescue operation. Beachwarden Kevin Williams raised the alarm after seeing the Land Rover Freelander get stuck half a mile out into the mud. More...

£3,000 raised at hospital fete
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual August Bank Holiday Monday fete raised thousands of pounds for good causes despite being scaled back due to poor weather. While the overcast weather reduced crowd numbers from previous years, the fete still raised £3,000. More...

Bomb disposal called to beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and Police cordoned off an area of Brean beach at the weekend after a metal detector user uncovered a 'suspicious object'. Brean beachwarden Dave Furber contacted Coastguards, who were unable to confirm what the object was. More...

Funding boost for youth club
A YOUTH club in Burnham-On-Sea has received a financial boost of more than £3,000 from the county council. Over a dozen Somerset youth clubs have been boosted with grant funding from Somerset County Council. 14 clubs from across the county are to be helped. More...

Pier starts charity fundraiser
BURNHAM-On-Sea Pavilion has begun a month-long fundraising coffee event for charity. The pier's cafe is raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support throughout September. Owner Louise Parkin says a donation will be made from this month's hot drink sales. More...

Girl rescued from fun park ride
A TEENAGER was rescued by fire and ambulance crews from Burnham-On-Sea after getting trapped on a rollercoaster ride in Brean on Sunday. Emergency services were called to Brean Leisure Park in the village's Coast Road shortly after 8pm. More...

In photos: Berrow Church fete
BIG crowds flocked to Berrow Church's annual summer fete on Saturday (August 29th). An afternoon of dry weather attracted large crowds to the popular event at St Mary's Church, where entertainment was held alongside traditional stalls and games. More...

Businessman defends bar plan
THE owner of a proposed new cocktail bar in the centre of Burnham has defended his plans and vowed to push ahead despite a petition opposing the proposals from over 70 residents and objections from the town council. Michael Whitfield is defending the plan. More...

Ex-hostage to visit Burnham
FORMER Middle East hostage Terry Waite will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea in September to discuss his experiences. St Andrew’s Church will be welcoming Mr Waite, the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs, on Wednesday evening 9th September. More...

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