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Longest-serving fireman to retire
A BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighter is set to retire this month after 43 years of front-line work that has made him Somerset's longest-serving fireman. More...

Bridge upgrade work finishes
TWO major schemes near Burnham-On-Sea to improve the flow of water in the King’s Sedgemoor Drain and protect an important road bridge have been completed. Somerset County Council teamed up with the Somerset Rivers Authority for the work. More...

Polar bear visit attracts 500
A LIFE-sized animatronic polar bear captured the hearts of hundreds of Burnham-On-Sea residents during a unique visit to the town on Saturday (December 10th). The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street hosted a special visit by Bjorn, a realistic polar bear. More...

MP praises young card artist
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has presented a young pupil from Brent Knoll School with a certificate after she was named one of the winners of a regional art competition. Year 4 pupil Amber entered a contest organised by James Heappey to design a Xmas card. More...

New life-saving kit is unveiled
A BRAND new life-saving defibrillator was formally unveiled at Apex Park in Highbridge on Saturday (December 10th). The equipment – an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - is now available for use on someone having a suspected heart attack. More...

Driver unhurt in A38 accident
A MAN escaped unhurt after an early morning crash on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea early on Saturday morning. Fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were sent to the A38 outside the East Brent Carvery in Brent Knoll at 3.55am. More...

£490,000 expansion for centre
NEW businesses and jobs are on the way for Highbridge next year with the expansion of the town’s Enterprise Centre. Planning permission was recently approved to add three more light industrial units on the site which is already home to 17 businesses and 25 jobs
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Head shaves raise £3,000
A GROUP of fundraisers in Burnham-On-Sea have raised over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK in memory of a lady who died earlier this year. John Oatway from Burnham, who lost his beloved mum to Cancer, gathered at The Vapoury in Burnham town centre. More...

Road deaths at a record low
THE total number of people killed or injured on Somerset’s roads has fallen to its lowest ever level according to new figures out this week. Figures show there were 1,455 fatal, serious or slight injury casualties in Somerset in 2015, which was was down by 10%. More...

Beach dogs ban plan 'on hold'
CONTROVERSIAL proposals by Sedgemoor District Council to remove the winter ban on dogs using the town's main beach have been "put on hold" this week amid a heated debate about the plan. The District Council has been considering lifting the ban. More...

Video: M5 under-taker caught
VIDEO footage has emerged this week of an 'arrogant' driver who used the M5 hard shoulder near Burnham-On-Sea to undertake several vehicles. The video, which was captured on a dashcam, shows the dangerous manoeuvre which occurred on the M5. More...

MP's energy meter concerns
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken out in a debate in Westminster on the Government’s smart meter roll-out, airing concerns over the progress in meeting targets for the programme. Smart meters are a new kind of gas and electricity meter
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Santa's grotto coming to town
FATHER Christmas will be making a very special visit to Burnham-On-Sea this month when he sets up a unique grotto. The VIP will be at the BARB hovercraft station on Burnham's seafront on Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th from 10am-4pm. More...

Xmas concert boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society performed its popular annual Christmas concert on Thursday (8th December), raising a great amount for a local charity. The well-attended concert was held in St John’s Church in Highbridge
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New bund to halt travellers?
BERROW Parish Council has this week submitted formal plans to Sedgemoor District Council to build a new earth mound - or bund - around the village green to prevent travellers from setting up camp there in the future. Berrow Parish Council wants permission. More...

New record for Poppy Appeal
A NEW record total of £28,840 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
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Santa starts tour of Burnham
THE carnival season might be over, but that's not stopped members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club from building this special Christmas cart to transport Santa around the streets of the town for charity. The club's members began a two-week tour. More...

Problem solving event success
A UNIQUE problem-solving event was held at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club this week involving over a dozen local children. Pupils from Brent Knoll, St Andrew's, Pawlett, Churchfield, Berrow, St Joseph's and King Alfred School attended the event. More...

Carol singers visit care homes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Rotary Club and Inner Wheel members have been in full voice this week as they performed Christmas carols at care homes across the town. The club's members have performed a festive line-up of songs at six care homes in Burnham. More...

Burnham care home is sold
A CARE home in Burnham-On-Sea is under new ownership after being sold by a specialist business property firm. Christie and Co brokered the sale of Broughton Lodge Care Home on behalf of retiring owners, Mike and Mandy Matthews to an established operator. More...

Man jailed after 116mph chase
A MOTORIST has been jailed after a 116mph dash along the M5 from Wellington to Burnham-On-Sea, a court has heard this week. Ben Wood, 32, took off after an officer in an unmarked police car made a check on his car at a Shell garage outside Wellington at 1.30am. More...

Xmas skating rink set to return
BURNHAM-On-Sea Events Social Team (BEST) has announced the return of a skating rink in the town this Christmas. The rink at the Lynton Road car park will open on December 17th alongside a family fun fair, Father Christmas, mulled wine, and hot chestnuts. More...

More dog fouling fines issued
BURNHAM-On-Sea dog walkers have been issued with a further five fixed penalty notices. Four notices have been issued to owners of dogs being walked on the banned beach area between Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion and the Jetty and one for dog fouling on The Esplanade. More...

Photographer wins top contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man has imprressed the judges of an international photography competition and been named the overall winner for this photo. Greg Wallaker, 21, from Burnham-On-Sea, has been named the overall winner of the annual ICS Competition. More...

Taxis get safeguarding help
TAXI and private hire drivers across the Burnham-On-Sea area have been given compulsory training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Sedgemoor District Council has made safeguarding training compulsory for all new drivers licensed. More...

Major upgrade for post office
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Post Office is set to be refurbished in the New Year as it becomes a new main branch with longer opening hours, it has been announced this week. The branch in Burnham's Victoria Street will temporarily close for refurbishment on 7th January. More...

Trinity Close draws crowds
Video: A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display of over 100,000 twinkling Christmas lights - which has been dubbed by the national press as 'Britain's most festive street' - is attracting large numbers of visitors. The Trinity Close residents have decorated. More...

Burnham bus service to end
A LONG-running Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge bus service is set be axed at the end of the year unless local users force a last-minute re-think by Somerset County Council. Service 67 - which runs through Burnham-On-Sea to Wookey Hole will be withdrawn. More...

Shops launch bauble contest
HIGHBRIDGE shops and businesses have launched a shop front bauble competition to encourage children to be more creative over the Christmas holiday period. The competition is running in shop windows in Church Street and Market Street. More...

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