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starts into big blaze
AN investigation is underway into what caused a huge blaze that
destroyed a home in Burnham-On-Sea yesterday (Wednesday). More...
raised for fire-hit family
A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched
to help a Burnham-On-Sea family whose home was destroyed in a
severe blaze on Wednesday. The online donations page was set up
on Wednesday evening by several residents who wanted to help the
Point decision today
FRENCH energy giant EDF will make its long-awaited
final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station
at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea today. The company has announced
that it has called a meeting of its directors for today. More...
breeder wins top awards
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pig breeder is celebrating
this week after winning several top awards for one of his animals
at two agricultural shows. More than 230,000 people converged
on the Builth Wells showground over four days for the Royal Welsh
market heads back
BURNHAM-On-Sea's monthly farmers market
returns to the town's High Street this Friday (July 29th) with
a tasty line-up of stalls. Over a dozen stalls will be set-up
in the town centre selling local produce including fruit, local
meat, vegetables, cakes and cheese. More...
gardening school today
THERE is still time for families to take
part in a free Gardening School at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
today (Thursday) and Friday from 10am-noon. The gardening school
sessions, which are aimed at families, are taking place in the
seafront gardens. More...
Huge blaze guts home
A HOUSE was completely gutted in a huge
blaze in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday which left a family homeless
and a police officer in hospital suffering from the effects of
smoke inhalation. Sixteen firefighters were called to tackle the
property blaze in Burnham Road. More...
injured in serious crash
TWO people were injured in a serious two-vehicle
accident near Burnham-On-Sea last night (Tuesday, July 26th).
Fire, ambulance and police crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called
to the junction of the Causeway and Harp Road in Mark at 8.30pm.
rights issued raised'
Updated: BERROW Parish Council says
it is "doing all it can within the law" to move a group
of travellers camped on the village green who have raised a number
of human rights issues. Several travellers have left the Village
Green, but a larger group remains. More...
for 'boat aground'
CONCERNS that this fishing boat had run
aground on the far side of Stert Island led to a lifeboat from
Burnham-On-Sea being called out on Tuesday evening. The RNLI was
paged shortly after 4pm after fears that the blue-hulled vessel
may be aground. More...
boost for Hinkley project
EDF shareholders have signed off on €4bn
of equity fundraising to help pay for the new Hinkley Point C
nuclear power plant near Burnham-On-Sea a project that
the company expects to approve tomorrow (Thursday). Investors
agreed to the package. More...
Day returns next week
FINAL preparations are underway for Highbridge's
free annual Apex Park Playday which will be held on Wednesday
3rd August. Playday allows parents to have a day-off from spending
their hard-earned money to keep the kids entertained during the
fayre raises £1,000
ALMOST £1,000 was raised at a charity's
annual summer fayre in Burnham-On-Sea. The Kathleen Chambers RNIB
home held its popular fayre last week when crowds of visitors
flocked to the event to support it. Those who came along included
the Mayor. More...
Wednesdays start today!
FAMILIES have the chance to get up close
to insects and reptiles at a series of new 'Wild and Deadly Wednesdays'
at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea this summer
with Nick Wadham, creator and presenter of The Wild and Deadly
chance to halt Hinkley'
ANTI-nuclear campaigners in the Burnham-On-Sea
area have called on the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy
and Industrial Strategy to ditch proposals for a new nuclear power
station at Hinkley C. A Final Investment Decision is due on Thursday.
play area upgraded
A £10,000 project to install five
new swings in Burnham-On-Sea's Rosewood Park has been completed
this week. The works include the installation of an inclusive-use
basket swing, two junior flat swings and two brand new toddler
cradle swings. More...
merger to be debated
SEDGEMOOR District Council has said it is
'at a loss' to explain an '11th hour and 59th-minute' approach
regarding a possible council merger between Taunton Deane and
West Somerset. West Somerset and Taunton Deane councils have issued
an approach. More...
challenge is launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library has launched a new
summer holiday reading challenge for local youngsters. The Somerset
Libraries initiative aims to encourage children to read during
the summer holidays, a time when a childs reading habits
typically reduce. More...
boy taken to hospital
A BOY was taken to Weston Hospital suffering
from the early signs of possible hypothermia after being helped
from the mudflats at Brean on Monday evening (July 25th). Burnham-On-Sea
Coastguards were called out at 4.50pm to a person reported to
be in the mud. More...
tourism website starts
A BRAND new tourism website for Brean has
been officially launched this month by a group of holiday businesses
in the resort. Discover Brean offers a wide range of useful information
for holidaymakers and visitors. The site includes accommodation
called to property fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called out
on Monday evening (July 25th) to a property blaze in village near
the town. The fire service received a call at 6.25pm reporting
a fire in a home. Three appliances from Cheddar, Burnham-On-Sea
and Glastonbury attended. More...
rebuild project 'on track'
THE multi-million pound redevelopment of
the Highbridge Hotel is on track, bosses behind the project have
reassured residents this week despite a lack of visible progress
in recent weeks. Martin Hodgson of the YMCA says the project is
focused on the façade. More...
fundraiser by group
A TEAM of youngsters from the Burnham-On-Sea
area will be fundraising in the town this week as part of a special
project to help a local charity. The 'social action project' is
part of the group's National Citizenship Service to raise funds
for the Huntspill Project. More...
call-out for Coastguards
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out
in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 24th) to help a lady
who had suffered a suspected broken ankle. Coastguards from Burnham
and Weston were called out at around 2am to assist South West
Ambulance Service. More...
n roll comes to Burnham
A TWO-hour musical rollercoaster of classic
country, rock 'n' roll and rockabilly music is coming to Burnham-On-Sea
during August. The show, called Johnny Cash Revisited, will be
held at The Princess Theatre in Burnham on Sunday August 7th.
causes caravan fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews rushed to a caravan
fire in Brean on Saturday evening (July 23rd) caused by an unattended
barbecue. Two fire appliances were called from Burnham and Bridgwater
to Warren Farm Holiday Park in Warren Road, Brean at 7.45pm. More...
group holds fundraiser
BURNHAM Events Social Team held a cheese
and wine evening with entertainment on Friday evening (July 22nd)
which raised over £400. The event was held at St Andrews
Church Hall and was attended by over 50 guests. The evenings
entertainment included a local group. More...
handed to town parks
PARKS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are
set to be presented with coveted environmental awards this week.
The national Green Flag Award scheme has unveiled this years
award winners and both Marine Cove and Apex Paek are once again
amongst the best in the UK. More...
expresses 'green' concerns
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has expressed concerns
about the loss of a specific government department for climate
change in Theresa May's Westminster reshuffle. James Heappey said
he is "relatively relaxed" about the loss of DECC. More...
tournament is planned
A HISTORY-themed tournament is to be held
on Burnham-On-Sea's beach in September. The annual family event,
'Backalong Avalon', will be held on Sunday 4th September on the
town's main beach. It will be held by the pier from 12pm with
the main event at 2.30pm. More...
petrol station in Burnham
A NEW petrol station offering low-priced
fuel has opened in Burnham-On-Sea this week following a change
of ownership. Independent company Applegreen has acquired Central
Garage in Berrow Road for an undisclosed sum after the retirement
of the owner. More...
owner explains sale plan
THE owner of Burnham-On-Sea's landmark Pavilion,
which is Britain's shortest pier, has explained why she has put
it on the market. The concrete pier, which is more than 100 years
old, has been put up for sale by its owners, the Parkin family.
Dem leader speaks in area
LIBERAL Democrats leader Tim Farron was
the special guest at a dinner near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday
evening (July 21st) when he spoke out about his party's election
chances, the birth of a new cross-party group, and a plan for
a second referendum on the EU. More...
re-selected by Lib Dems
BURNHAM-On-Sea's former Liberal Democrat
MP Tessa Munt has been re-selected to contest the next General
Election in the constituency and says she has her "sights
firmly set on a return to Westminster". Tessa served as an
MP from 2010-2015.
players in mud scare
A WARNING has been issued to fans of smartphone
app game Pokemon Go not to put themselves in danger on beaches
in the Burnham-On-Sea area after two youngsters were spotted wading
through beach mud. Brean's beach warden called them. More...
treasure hunt launches
DOZENS of shops and businesses across Burnham-On-Sea
are displaying cryptic clues in their windows as part of a special
treasure hunt organised by the town's Chamber of Trade to coincide
with the start of the school holidays, which get underway this
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