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Investigation starts into big blaze
UPDATED: AN investigation is underway into what caused a huge blaze that destroyed a home in Burnham-On-Sea yesterday (Wednesday). More...

Funds 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 family. More...

Hinkley 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...

Pig 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 Show. More...

Farmers 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...

Join 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...

Photos: 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...

Two 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. More...

'Human 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...

Concerns 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...

€4bn 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...

Play 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 holidays. More...

Summer 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...

Wild 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 Show. More...

'Last 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. More...

Rosewood 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...

Councils 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...

Reading 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 child’s reading habits typically reduce. More...

Beach 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...

Brean 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 listings. More...

Crews 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...

Hotel 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...

Week-long 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...

2am 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...

Rock 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. More...

Barbecue 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...

Events 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 evening’s entertainment included a local group. More...

Awards 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 year’s award winners and both Marine Cove and Apex Paek are once again amongst the best in the UK. More...

MP 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...

Beach 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...

New 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...

Pier 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. More...

Lib 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...

Tessa 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. More...

Pokemon 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...

Shops 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 week. More...

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