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New legal action
A Burnham-On-Sea holiday park is taking legal action to move
a group of travellers who are camped on its property.
cow rescued from river
were called to rescue a cow stuck in a river near Burnham-On-Sea
last night (Wednesday, April 23rd). The Fire Service received
a call shortly after 6.30pm reporting a cow stuck in the River
Parrett. Specialist rescue teams were called.
prices start to rise
PROPERTY prices are starting to show increases in the Burnham-On-Sea
area following several years of depressed figures. Latest average
sale prices show 'modest gains' in value according to several
estate agents based in Burnham-On-Sea. More...
fireworks this Saturday
skies above Brean will be lit up with a free fireworks display
this Saturday (April 26th) when Brean Leisure Park holds its first
display of the year. While there will be no admittance charge,
there will be collections on the night for several Burnham charities.
team appeal for helpers
of Highbridge In Bloom are holding an open meeting this Friday
when residents are being invited to get involved with brightening
up the town over the spring and summer. The committee is hoping
to attract more residents to join them. More...
DOZEN traders will be selling a wide range of locally-grown food
when Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns in the town
centre this Friday (April 25th). The market will be held in the
High Street from 9am-1pm with many products on offer. More...
shut by 'bomb scare'
A SECTION of Brean beach was closed for several hours on Tuesday
(April 22nd) after two metal detector enthusiasts discovered a
suspicious object in the sand. A Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team
was called to investigate the object. More...
event set to return
NEW event re-enacting the tradition of 'beating the bounds' is
to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (April 26th). The fun
family event will see local dignitaries taking part in a re-enactment
of the tradition where the parish boundaries are walked. More...
'shaken' after crash
and ambulance crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to this car
after a crash on Monday morning (April 21st). The Peugeot left
the road while travelling along Accommodation Road between Brean
and Bleadon, ending up in the bottom of a water-filled ditch.
Head teacher for school
Knoll Primary School has a new interim head teacher this week.
Karen Davidson stepped down from the role before Easter after
eight busy years, as new interim head Chris Burman took up the
position. The outgoing teacher was thanked for her work at the
rises on Huntspill play
HILARIOUS comedy is being peformed by the West Huntspill Players
this week. The farce 'Dry Rot' will be performed at the Balliol
Hall from April 24th to April 26th at 7.45pm each night. The funny
goings-on in an old hotel with dry rot are at the centre of the
night to help football club
Town Football Club will be holding a fundraising race night this
Saturday (April 26th) as it seeks to expand its facilities. The
event will be held from 7.30pm onwards during the evening at Highbridge
Social Club in Church Street. More...
boost for Burnham
businesses enjoyed a bumper Easter holiday thanks to an influx
of visitors heading to the town. Temperatures reached 18.9°C
(66.0°F) on Bank Holiday Monday with beaches in Burnham, Brean
and Berrow busy. More...
event raises £1,300
£1,300 was raised towards the costs of running Burnham-On-Sea's
FolkFest when organisers held a popular Easter Sunday fundraising
music marathon. The event - which was held at the Princess Theatre
- saw live music acts performing. More...
battle huge grass fire
from across the Burnham-On-Sea area spent Monday tackling a huge
grass fire covering more than 20 acres. Eight fire crews were
called to the blaze at Stock Hill, Priddy, near Cheddar at 2.15pm
following several calls from passers-by. More...
get set for Colour Run
Burnham-On-Sea women will be among the hundreds of people taking
part in the Weston Colour Run on Sunday (April 27th) - and they
are seeking your support. The event, in aid of Weston Hospice
Care, will be held on Uphill Beach with 1,500 runners. More...
arrest after Easter theft
work by Burnham-On-Sea Police saw a man arrested within 20 minutes
of a purse being stolen from a pensioner during an Easter Day
church service in Highbridge. Officers were called to Highbridge
Community Centre in Bank Street on Sunday morning. More...
achieve radio licences
GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea air cadets have achieved their Provisional
VHF Radio Operating Licences after passing an exam. Seven cadets
from 290 Squadron Detached Flight Burnham and Highbridge spent
Easter Monday studying and practising for their licence. More...
King Alfred School reunion
REUNION of former students at Highbridge's King Alfred School
is to be held this June. The King Alfred School 30 Year Reunion
is to be held for the class of September 1979-July 1984. If you
took your exams in the summer of 1984, you are invited to the
aims to draw coaches
drivers are being offered the chance to win £100 every week
by visiting Burnham-On-Sea as part of a new initiative to boost
the number of visitors to the town. As part of its centenary celebrations,
Burnham Pavilion, is organising the raffles. More...
car gets stuck in sea
Spring tides have caught out a second motorist in the space of
a week on Brean beach. A family of four from Swindon was shocked
to find their car surrounded by the incoming tide on Saturday
morning (April 19th) when they parked up on the sands. More...
procession on seafront
of Burnham-On-Sea Community Church celebrated Easter Day with
a procession along the town's seafront on Sunday morning (April
20th). The church's morning celebration was preceded by a walk
with the cross from Burnham's Pavilion. More...
photos: Cove Easter fun day
Marine Cove gardens hosted a colourful day of Easter family fun
on Saturday (April 19th). The popular event saw a number of Easter-themed
activities held in bright sunshine, including an Easter Egg Hunt
and craft activities. More...
injured in Burnham crash
BUSY Burnham-On-Sea road was closed on Saturday morning following
a crash involving a bike and a car. A motorcyclist was taken to
hospital following the accident in Queen's Drive near the junction
with Edithmead Lane shortly before 9am. More...
locked in car is rescued
crews have rescued a two-year-old boy who became stranded in a
locked vehicle in a Burnham-On-Sea car park on Friday. Firefighters
were called to Burnham's Tesco store in Love Lane just before
1pm after the parents of the boy reported he was locked. More...
unveiled to mark twinning
NEW tree has this week been unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary
of Burnham-On-Sea being twinned with Fritzlar in Germany. A group
of 30 visitors from the German town, who are visiting Burnham,
watched the tree unveiling in the Manor Gardens on Wednesday.
for saving my life'
A JOGGER who collapsed on a roadside
near Highbridge after suffering a cardiac arrest has this week
thanked the fire and ambulance crews who saved his life. As first
reported here in February, two off-duty firefighters saw him collapse.
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