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shock at burglary
burglars have stolen thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and
war medals during a break-in at a local pensioner's home - while
she was in hospital.
boost Poppy Appeal
SEVERAL new volunteers have come forward
to help Burnham-On-Sea's Poppy Appeal after Burnham-On-Sea.com
featured its plea for new helpers earlier this week. At least
ten readers have got in contact with Burnham's Royal British Legion
since our article.
appear on TV food show
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple starred in a popular
Channel 4 cooking TV show at the weekend. Beverley and Sarah Milner
Simonds - who are well known for running the town's twice-yearly
Food Festival - appeared in the series My Kitchen Rules.
fines are increased
FLY-tippers in the Burnham-On-Sea area now
face increased fines, it's been announced this week. Sedgemoor
District Council has just raised its fines for the illegal dumping
of waste to £400 for a fixed penalty notice. Fly tipping
is a serious environmental problem.
help for army cadets
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge army cadets
have this week been given a financial boost thanks to shoppers
at a local supermarket. Asda in Highbridge has this week presented
£500 to the group, which is the winning organisation in
the store's tokens scheme.
called to alleged assault
A MOTORIST was allegedly assaulted in Highbridge
after an altercation with a man over damage to his car on Tuesday
(October 25th). Officers were called just after 1pm to reports
of an incident in Bennett Road near Gass Close on the Isleport
drivers warned of delays
MOTORISTS who use the M5 motorway between
Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater have been warned to expect delays
in the coming weeks as the next phase of a major project gets
underway. Skanska, on behalf of Highways England, is carrying
out barrier replacement. More...
citizen award for teenager
A BRENT Knoll teenager has been presented
with a British Citizen Youth Award in recognition of her years
of charity work helping poor African children. 14-year-old Bethan
Rees from Brent Knoll has received one of the inaugural British
Citizen Youth Awards. More...
beats his fear of heights!
A BRAVE Highbridge resident ignored his
fear of height to complete a 15,000ft skydive for charity at the
weekend on his third attempt. Tim Daniel from Highbridge jumped
out of a plane on Saturday (October 22nd) to raise awareness and
funds for Fibromyalgia Somerset. More...
warned over flu risk
SOMERSET County Council is urging parents
in the Burnham-On-Sea area to ensure young children are vaccinated
against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children
as they suffer the same symptoms as adults, including fever, chills
and aching muscles. More...
festival to mark 70th year
THE syllabus for the 2017 Highbridge Festival
of The Arts has been released this week as the event gets ready
to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The 2017 event will be held
from 6th 18th March and the closing date for entries is
Tuesday 10th January. More...
aiming for second title
HIGHBRIDGE-based Somerset Rebels are aiming
to clinch a second Premier League Championship title this week
when they face the Sheffield Tigers in the Championship Grand
Final. Sheffield will stage the first leg at their Owlerton Stadium
on Wednesday. More...
pie goes to production
THE winner of a Burnham-On-Sea competition
to create a new pie flavour is set to have her tasty entry put
into commercial production. Cathy Bird's Moroccan lamb pie impressed
the taste buds of the judges at the Great Burnham Bake-Off, which
was held on Saturday. More...
breaks foot in fall
A WOMAN suffered a broken foot in a fall
at Brean on Saturday evening (October 22nd). Brean's beachwarden
called out Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards just before 6pm after the
ambulance service said it was unable to attend due to other higher
prority calls. More...
festival weekend success
HUNDREDS of people attended a three-day
Cider Festival in Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend. The popular
event took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Ritz Social
Club, coinciding with the Food Festival. Visitors were able to
try several brews. More...
given autumn clean-up
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens on
the town's seafront have been given a fresh new look this month.
The shelters on The Esplanade have been repainted by council contractors
alongside work to smarten up the light columns and gates. More...
head to Food Festival
of people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for
the town's ninth Food & Drink Festival. The event, held on
a bight and dry day, was hailed a big success by traders and organisers
as visitors enjoyed a tasty line-up of entertainment. More...
severely damaged by fire
A BMW was left severely damaged after a
blaze on the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on
Saturday evening (October 22nd). One fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea
and two further appliances from Avon Fire and Rescue were called.
rescued from Brean ditch
TWO people were rescued from a water-filled
ditch by firefighters in the early hours of Saturday morning (October
22nd). At just before 2am, firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea were
called to the short access road leading to Brean Leisure Park
from the roundabout.
play comes to Berrow
TICKETS are on sale for a comedy play to
be held in Berrow in November. Stage 2 Drama Presents "Funny
You Should Ask, Doctor - The Lighter Side of Medicine" at
Berrow Village Hall on November 17th, 18th and 19th. The evening
of comedy is sure to be a hit. More...
park wins top award
BREAN'S Holiday Resort Unity has won the
title of Somerset Holiday Park of the Year at an awards ceremony
this week. The first ever Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards
ceremony was held on Wednesday (October 19th). There were 20 categories.
fun comes to theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be
hosting a superb piece of theatre for the whole family during
the school half-term holidays next week. 'The Owl and the Pussycat
Adventures in a Pea Green Boat' will be performed on Thursday
27th October at 2pm. More...
on alert after thefts
POLICE have this week urged farmers in the
Burnham-On-Sea area to be extra vigilant after five quad bikes
were stolen from farms in Cheddar and Axbridge and a further two
from other parts of Somerset. Over the past week, a blue Yamaha
was removed. More...
dog ban could be lifted
A BAN on dogs on Burnham-On-Sea's main beach
could be lifted over the winter months under new proposals from
Sedgemoor District Council. Dogs currently remain excluded all
year round on Burnham's main beach between the Jetty and The Pavilion.
bus service set to end
BUS users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have been dealt a fresh blow this week with the news that temporary
support for three former Webberbus routes is unlikely to be extended
when it runs out in December. Emergency funding will be ending.
expansion plan approved
PLANS for a new £300,000 second swimming
pool and expanded facilities at Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports
Academy have been given a final go-ahead by the district council
this week. The proposals for a new pool, sauna, two new fitness
studios and a spa. More...
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