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head into Burnham for first comic convention
CROWD of 1,000 people headed to Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (August
19th) for the town's first ever Comic-Con. More...
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".
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...
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...
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
'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 Westons students, the structure is
made of approximately 500 bricks.
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
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.
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...
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.
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
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. More...
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...
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.
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
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 Lloyds
Register Foundation. Dan Fear, from Burnham-On-Sea, recently travelled
to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, where he completed a training
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.
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.
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...
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
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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