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Police issue appeal after fail-to-stop crash in Burnham-On-Sea
Updated: BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fail-to-stop crash in the town on Tuesday (January 16th). More...

4.95% council tax hike likely
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents could be landed with a 4.95% hike in their council tax bills this April. A big £20,000 decrease in funding for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge from Sedgemoor District Council due to central government cutbacks. More...

Wassailing fun this weekend
CIDER lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be able to wish good health on apple crops for the coming year during local wassailing events this Saturday (January 20th). The centuries-old tradition of wassailing will take place at two events in the Burnham area. More...

Warning of high winds for area
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being warned by The Met Office to expect more high winds plus snow showers and ice this week. A yellow warning for high winds gusting over 60mph has been issued for our area during today (Wednesday) and into Thursday. 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 (January 20th). It will run from 10am-12 mid-day, with volunteers meeting at the entrance to the River Brue by Burnham sailing club. More...

Girl, 9, declines gifts for charity
A KIND-hearted Burnham-On-Sea youngster has celebrated her birthday with a selfless act by inviting family and friends to give donations to two charities close to her heart instead of buying her presents. Venice Winstone, pictured, celebrated her ninth birthday. More...

Burnham gets coastal officer
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have a new Coastal Community Officer who is set to launch several new initiatives to reduce marine and beach litter and protect bathing water quality along our coastline. Tanya Cox has joined the Litter Free Coasts. More...

'Two Man Macbeth' in Burnham
A UNIQUE two-actor theatre production of Macbeth that makes Shakespeare fresh and exciting is coming to Burnham-On-Sea this February. Out of Chaos, a London-based touring company have won awards and filled theatres around the world since 2008. More...

Fashion show set to return
HUNDREDS of bargain hunters are expected to converge on Highbridge's King Alfred School on Thursday, February 1st when a popular annual fashion show is held. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club, the event is held each year. More...

'Stop beach fouling': dog owner
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog owner has urged pet owners to be more responsible and halt beach fouling after she cleaned up large amounts of dog mess on Sunday. Sue Lowe collected 10kg of waste along Burnham-On-Sea's beach amid new concerns about the issue. More...

Anglers reel in good catches
BURNHAM-On-Sea angler Nigel Devey reeled in this bumper cod weighing 12lb 3oz during the opening boat fishing competition of the year on Sunday. Nigel won the annual Presidents Cup competition, organsied by Burnham Boat Owners, when a group took part. More...

False alarm for rescue crews
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB crews were called out on Sunday following a sighting of a 'person' in a local river estuary. The HM Coastguard Operations Room in Milford Haven had received a call at just before 12.30pm to the sighting. More...

Comedy night raises £500
A FUNDRAISING comedy night held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (January 13th) raised £500 for a local community group. The event at The Ritz Social Club was held for Hands of Change, which launched two years ago to encourage more social interaction. More...

Swim team off to a great start
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea swimmers made a splash when they competed in the first regional tournament of the year. Burnham-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team kicked off the 2018 season by taking part in the prestigious Derek & Val Ross Memorial Trophy Gala. More...

Roads shut for roadworks
NETWORK Rail is carrying out work to two local bridges, leading to the temporary closure of two roads in the Burnham-On-Sea area starting this week. Stoddens Lane in Burnham-On-Sea will have a temporary road closure in place for five days from January 15th to 19th. More...

Photos show beach in full glory
THESE spectacular new aerial images of Burnham-On-Sea have been filmed this week by a drone enthusiast on a day of winter sunshine. Owen Bishop took the shots of Burnham-On-Sea's low lighthouse and the sweeping coastline during Wednesday's bright weather
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Scheme aims to help hospitals
HOME First, a new Somerset health and social care initiative, is freeing up hospital beds during this busy winter period by giving people the care they need at home. The numbers of people being admitted to local hospitals has increased significantly this winter. More...

Brean Rally: Countdown begins
UP to 100 drivers are gearing up to take part in the 22nd annual Brean Rally, which is set to return to the village's Leisure Park during January 2018. The rally will be held over the weekend of 27th and 28th January with pre-rally scrutineering on the Friday. More..

S&A Linens back in town store
BURNHAM-On-Sea's S&A Linens has recently re-opened as a large department within Scott's Furnishings in Victoria Street. It comes after S&A Linens' own dedicated shop in Burnham High Street closed last year after 27 years. Steve Scott
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Man denies murder of woman
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man accused of murdering his former partner has denied the charge. Owen Pellow, 42, of Berrow Road was charged with murder after his former partner, Lisa Marie Thornton, 36, was found dead at a property in Berrow Road
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Charity starts volunteer drive
WESTON Hospicecare shops in Burnham-On-Sea will be holding a volunteer recruitment week during February. The event takes place from 5th-10th February and will allow interested volunteers to find out more about they can help at the charity's two shops
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Man accused of death detained
A CROWN court judge has this week approved the continued detention of a man who is accused of a fatal stabbing in Burnham-On-Sea. Dominic Lacey is due to stand trial at Exeter Crown Court later in January, accused of the murder of Joseph Pearce last July
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Butcher to return to Burnham
A NEW butcher's shop is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this Spring in a move that will be welcomed by shoppers. The new business, selling a wide range of fresh local meat, plans to open in the High Street in time for the start of the busy holiday season
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NHS advice issued over flu
SOMERSET County Council’s Public Health and NHS teams have this week reminded residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area that getting a flu jab and self-care are the best ways to stay well this winter. Amid long waiting times at local hospitals, the NHS wants to help. More...

BBC star in area for quiz night
BBC TV sports presenter John Inverdale will be the special guest at a unique quiz evening near Burnham-On-Sea in February. The sports presenter, who is a well known face of the BBC's coverage of events such as Wimbledon and the Six Nations rugby, will be visiting. More...

Solar farm's £50k local boost
A HUGE multi-million pound solar energy farm near Burnham-On-Sea is generating enough power for 2,000 homes - and its owners say £50,000 a year of 'surplus income' is to be given to local community groups. The site at Wick Farm has been running since June. More...

Rallying in her dad's memory
A LOCAL rally driver is gearing up to compete in this year's Brean Rally in memory of her father. Cheryl Spencer will be driving in the 22nd Brean Rally which is to be held during the weekend of 27th and 28th January 2018. "I am taking part in the rally as a local girl." More...

Referendum to be held in town
A REFERENDUM is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge later this year when residents will be given a chance to have their say on whether a new Neighbourhood Plan is adopted. The document has been compiled over the last three years by local groups. More...

Lighthouse on top website
A PHOTO of Burnham-On-Sea's lighthouse was the 'image of the day' on the front page of a leading search engine this week. The colourful photograph of the iconic low lighthouse was selected by Bing as the site's main cover image. It was taken by Robert Maynard. More...

Town memory tree raises £261
OVER £200 was for raised a local charity by a Burnham-On-Sea hotel encouraging visitors to attach colourful baubles and ribbons to a Christmas tree to serve as touching tributes to loved ones. The Victoria sold festive baubles and ribbons for charity. More...

Box of foam caused Asda scare
A HIGHBRIDGE resident says a box of foam caused bomb disposal teams to carry out a controlled explosion of a 'suspicious item' on Tuesday. Police and an army Bomb disposal team were called to Asda in Highbridge's Caxton Road shortly after 7am. More...

New restaurant opens in town
A NEW restaurant has opened for business in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. The Lounge replaces The Mitre in College Street with a revamped dining area and a new menu of local food. Managers Craig Peters and Jimie Scully are looking forward to welcoming diners. More...

Fire walk fundraiser to be held
ANIMAL lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being asked to take on the hottest walk of their lives in aid of local wildlife animal rescue charity Secret World Wildlife Rescue. The group, based in East Huntspill, is organising a sponsored fire walk on 17th February. More...

Burnham pub goes on sale
A TOWN centre pub in Burnham-On-Sea has gone on the market with buyers being sought by the agents. The freehold for The Old Pier Tavern in Burnham-On-Sea's Pier Street is available now.. The pub has a well known previous landlord from the music world
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Coast path closed by landslip
WALKERS using the England Coast Path between Burnham-On-Sea and Watchet are being advised that a section of the path has been closed by a landslip. Stormy weather caused a section of cliff at St Audrie’s Bay to fall away. A new route is being worked on. More...

Cash machine goes after raid
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cash machine which was severely damaged in a robbery last autumn has finally been removed this week - and it won't be replaced, say its owners. BT and Cashzone have decided not to replace it on the corner of the High Street and Adam Street. More...

Five new flats win approval
PROPOSALS for a new development of flats in Highbridge town centre, in place of office space, have been given the go ahead by Sedgemoor District Council. The council plans to build new 'Social Rented Housing' at the rear of Alpha House in Market Street, pictured. More...

Holiday park sale price is cut
A BREAN beach holiday park which has put up for sale has been reduced in price to £995,000 this week, providing a rare chance to buy a tourism business in the village.. Specialist business property firm Christie & Co has been instructed to sell Lazy Days. More...

Food festival bursaries open
ORGANISERS of Burnham-On-Sea's food festivals are offering support to new businesses to enable them to make their first steps into trading. Eat:Burnham-On-Sea has launched a new bursary that aims to encourage business start-ups and entrepreneurial spirit.
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Berrow beach road re-opens
BERROW beach's access road has re-opened after council contractors carried out repairs and rubbish clearance following last week's storms. Sand and concrete were washed away from around the road's surface, leaving a sharp drop that could damage vehicles
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Trinity Close lights raised £10k
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display of over 100,000 Christmas lights raised a huge final total of more than £10,000 for charity. Crowds of visitors flocked to the Trinity Close display over the five weeks, and they dug deep for this year's charities. More...

Crews called to suspicious fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to a tackle a 'suspicious' blaze at a home in Puriton early this morning (Monday). Three fire appliances from Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea were sent to Canns Lane, Puriton where the porch of a property was on fire.
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Panto fun comes to Burnham!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's award-winning Pantomime Society is making final preparations to perform its annual family show, the classic Robinson Crusoe. The show will open at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Friday 19th January and runs until Saturday 27th January.
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Local 'autism champion' dies
TRIBUTES have been paid to a community-spirited resident in West Huntspill who championed autism support. Campbell Main, pictured, passed away peacefully but suddenly at home on January 2nd, aged 85. Allison Ward has led the tributes.
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Recycling centre takes cups
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge coffee drinkers are now able to recycle single-use plastic-lined paper coffee cups from High Street cafe and takeaway chains for the first time. Higbhridge's Isleport Recycling Centre has begun taking the plastic-lined cups. More...

146 arrested for drink driving
A TOTAL of 146 people were arrested for drink and drug driving this Christmas as part of local Police's crackdown across the region. The 'Operation Tonic' road safety campaign saw 78 people charged and a further 40 people were released under investigation.
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World champion speaks out
WORLD speedway Champion Jason Doyle has given his first interview since sealing a sensational return to the Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels. Aussie ace Doyle, a favourite with Rebels fans after his previous spell with the club, lifted the biggest prize. More...

40 new homes in East Huntspill
PLANS for a major development of 40 new homes in East Huntspill have been unveiled this week. The developer, Core Strategic Land, is seeking outline planning permission to build the new properties on green land at New Road in East Huntspill.
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Swan hit by train is rescued
A YOUNG swan has had a lucky escape after being hit by a train - and is now recovering at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea. The bird has been rescued from the railway line between Taunton and Bridgwater after the wildlife charity received a call
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Hip hop artist heads on tour
BURNHAM-On-Sea hip hop artist Joe Mooney is heading off on a tour across the UK and Australia. Joe, who is better known as Big Smokin’ Joe, performed at the Old Pier Tavern in Burnham on Saturday before heading to Australia on his tour. More...

Dunes cut back in big storms
SAND dunes have been cut back, beach safety signs have been destroyed and a beach access road closed along Burnham-On-Sea's coastline following this week's storms and high tides. The sand dunes on Burnham, Brean and Berrow beaches have been cut back. More...

£9,600 boost for town hospital
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Berrow Golf Club members have raised a huge £9,600 for the Friends of Burnham Hospital. The Club Captains picked the YMCA and The Friends of Burnham Hospital as the Captains' nominated charities of the year
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Rock Choir seek new members
A 'PIONEERING contemporary choir' in Burnham-On-Sea is encouraging local teenagers and adult to join its group. Rock Choir Burnham-On-Sea meets weekly during term time on Thursday evenings at the St John’s Ambulance HQ in Highbridge from 7.30pm.
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Could you become a PCSO?
AVON and Somerset Police is welcoming applications for "enthusiastic, confident and resilient members of the community" to serve as Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). The force says it's committed to investing in neighbourhood policing.
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Xmas footfall rose in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea traders experienced a mostly positive festive season of business amid an increase in visitor numbers to the town centre. Footfall counters in Burnham-On-Sea town centre show there were 5.8% more shoppers in the High Street
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Post office plan wins backing
BERROW Parish Councillors last night (Wednesday) voted in favour of the village's Post Office being converted into a residential home. It now looks certain that the post office, in Berrow Road, will change from being a mixed-use to a single-use home
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New appeal after 'mass brawl'
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week said they are continuing to investigate a 'mass brawl' in the town centre during Christmas week. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, Police were called to a 'mass brawl' in Burnham-On-Sea's Abingdon Street
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Beekeeping course to begin
BURNHAM-On-Sea and District Bee Keepers are launching a new beginners course on beekeeping this month. The group is organising a six-week course for local people to find out more about how to keep honey bees in the Burnham-On-Sea area
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New £70k play centre planned
A BURNHAM-On-Sea mother hopes to open a new soft children's play centre in Highbridge. Debbie Beckett, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week about her plans to open CrazyDayz Active Play Centre in the town due to a lack of facilities in the area
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