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Photos: 1,000 head into Burnham for first comic convention
A CROWD of 1,000 people headed to Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (August 19th) for the town's first ever Comic-Con. More...

Vehicles alight in Bason Bridge
FIREFIGHTERS from Burnham-On-Sea were sent to reports of two vehicles on fire in Bason Bridge, near Highbridge last night (Saturday). Crews were called out at 11.10pm to Factory Lane in Bason Bridge where both vehicles were "well alight". More...

Flowers laid in Dylan's memory
FLOWERS have been laid on Burnham-On-Sea seafront on Saturday in memory of Dylan Cecil, a four year-old boy who died five years ago today after he was swept from the town's jetty. Flowers and a butterfly were this morning laid next to the sea wall plaque in his memory. More...

Today: Paper planes contest
THE World Paper Aeroplane Championships are set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre today (Sunday 20th August). Burnham-On-Sea residents and visitors will get a free chance to become a world champion during the annual event in the High Street. More...

Pirate fun on Brean cycle path
FAMILIES are being invited to take part in the first ever family ride along the new Weston-super-Mare to Brean cycle route today. A pirate themed family fun cycle ride will take place along Brean Down Way on Sunday 20th August from 10am. More...

Apex 'living art' to be unveiled
A NEW 'Living Art' structure is set to be formally unveiled in Highbridge's Apex Park this coming week that aims to create a 'haven for wildlife'. Designed and constructed by University Centre Weston’s students, the structure is made of approximately 500 bricks
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Cyclist hurt in crash with car
A CYCLIST was hurt in a collision with a car in Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Drive this week. Police and an ambulance were alerted shortly after 5pm on Thursday (August 17th). They were called to a collision near the entrance to Burnham Holiday Village
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Police handling of calls praised
A REPORT by an independent panel of local people working on behalf of Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has found that Avon and Somerset Police answer the vast majority of 999 and 101 calls well. A panel of 10 volunteers visited the police
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Aldi's delivery hours rejected
A BID by Aldi to introduce unrestricted delivery hours at its planned Highbridge supermarket has been turned down by town councillors this week amid concern that it would lead to night-time noise for local residents. The proposals for a new store were approved in May. More...

New Burnham craft shop opens
A NEW shop selling a wide range of high-quality gifts has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Crafty Comforts has launched in the High Street, filling a vacant premises near the junction of Cross Street. It's run by Melinda and Francesca Urch, pictured here
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A-level success at King Alfreds
SIXTH form students at Highbridge's King Alfred School are celebrating an outstanding set of A-Level results. Pupils opened their envelopes containing their results at the school on Thursday. Many are now preparing to head off to a range of universities
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Quiz nights raise over £3,600
OVER £3,600 has been raised this year for local good causes from weekly quiz nights held at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club. The popular weekly Friday quizes have raised a total of £3,656 so far during 2017 for local charities, clubs and societies.

Bike units keep traffic running
AHEAD of the forthcoming Bank Holiday, the South Western Ambulance Service dedicated Motorcycle Response Unit has teamed up with police forces across the region in a bid to deal with road traffic collisions more efficiently.
Here, we feature their work. More...

Council opposes Travelodge
TOWN councillors have this week given a 'thumbs down' to plans to build a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge. At a meeting on Wednesday, members of the council's Planning Applications Committee expressed concern about the proposals
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Photos: Anneka Rice returns
TV personality Anneka Rice visited Burnham-On-Sea's BARB hovercraft station on Wednesday (August 16th) as part of the charity's 25th anniversary celebrations. Anneka filmed at the town's hovercraft station on the seafront, which she built in
1994. More...

Man rescued after Hinkley fall
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat crews were called out on Wednesday evening (August 16th) to carry out a medical evacuation next to the jetty under construction at Hinkley Point power station. The crewmembers were paged by the Coastguard at 5.17pm
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Dinosaur spotted on beach!
WALKERS visiting Brean Down earlier this week were in for a 'giant' surprise as they gazed out along the beach. For a sand artist with a huge sense of humour had created this 180-metre long dinosaur design on the beach sands near to Brean Cove
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Police station still under threat
TALKS are still ongoing over controversial plans to close Burnham-On-Sea Police station, it has been confirmed this week. Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week, a Police spokesman said: "We are still looking at options and have not committed to anything." More...

Girl recovers after horse fall
A TEENAGER suffered concussion after being thrown from a horse on Brean beach at the weekend - but recovered to return to work the following day. The 16 year-old girl had been riding along the beach on Saturday when her horse was spooked by a dog
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Sooty sweeps into Burnham!
FUNDRAISING for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) continues apace at a Burnham-On-Sea opticians store which organised a special guest this week. Visitors to Specsavers on the High Street were greeted by a life-sized Sooty on Tuesday.

Crews called to chip pan fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were among three crews called out to attend a house fire on Tuesday morning (August 15th) after a chip pan had caught fire. One appliance from Burnham-On-Sea and two from Bridgwater attended the scene in South Road, Brean.

Bank funds RNLI man's training
A LIFEBOAT crew member at Burnham-On-Sea RNLI has had a vital part of his crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Dan Fear, from Burnham-On-Sea, recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, where he completed a training course.

Cause of Brean fire identified
THE cause of a big fire which left thousands of pounds of damage at a Brean farm earlier this month has been identified. Farmer Richard Bigwood, the owner of Brean Farm in Brean Down Road, says 'internal combustion' in the barn has been blamed for the blaze
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Rural crime figures decline
NEW figures released this week show there has been a small reduction in levels of rural crime across Somerset. Insurance firm NFU Mutual has released its latest figures outlining the cost of rural crime. The national figures show a four per cent increase in 2017
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Two arrested after assault
POLICE have arrested two people after a man was air-lifted to hospital following a serious incident in Highbridge. A man was allegedly struck with a golf club by an attacker in Morland Road at around 6.30pm on Sunday. Police and ambulance crews were called. More...

2,000 head to Viking weekend
TWO days of Viking invasion re-enactment held in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens over the weekend have been hailed a success after attracting around 2,000 visitors. The colourful, two-day event was well attended by families who flocked to see period displays
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Road to shut for two weeks
A BUSY road through part of Highbridge is to close for two weeks for major roadworks. Bennett Road is to partially shut to allow contractors to complete sewer works. The road will be closed from 18th September and is expected to last for 14 days to enable construction. More...

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