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A38 'good samaritans'
have today issued an appeal for two Good Samaritans who came to
the help of a distressed woman in Burnham-On-Sea during the early
hours of Saturday (20th September) to come forward as they may
be important witnesses. More...
trail raises £8,000
summer lighthouse trail raised a final total of more than £8,000
for charity, it was revealed on Sunday. The final figure was announced
by Highbridge and Burnham Artists (HABA) during a special event
to thank supporters. More...
world record set at Brean
A NEW world record was set in Brean on Saturday (September
20th) when this group of sand artists created an impressive mile-long
design. Julian Richardson and three friends teamed up to produce
the mammoth design on the beach south of Brean Down. More...
projects go on display
UNIQUE event was held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening (September
20th) to celebrate a summer-long arts project. The 'Keep the Change
Celebration' was organised by local arts charity Take Art at The
Princess Theatre, attended by dozens of locals. More...
player's surprise visit
Junior Football Club players welcomed a surprise VIP spectator
over the weekend. England and Arsenal defender Casey Stoney visited
the club's ground at the Red Road playing fields. Casey visited
ahead of a Arsenal Women's Super League fixture. More...
contest set to return
brewing has seen a revival in recent years with sales of home
brewing kits for cider, beer and wine up by 75% at some outlets
year-on-year. And with this in mind, the Burnham Food & Drink
Festival is bringing back its popular brewing competition. More...
ball raises £3k for charity
than £3,000 was raised for charity at a jazz ball run by
Huntspill-based BD Jazz Club on Saturday night (September 20th).
The fourth annual Jazz Band Ball was held at The Webbington Hotel
and Country Club and included a two-course dinner and coffee.
Brean play park opens
NEW £2.1m children's indoor play centre was officially opened
in Brean on Saturday (September 20th). The new indoor soft play
centre and splash area - called Brean Play - was formally opened
at a ceremony held on Saturday at Brean Leisure Park. More...
decorated for Charley
bombers struck Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Saturday (September
20th) in memory of a teenager who recently died. A shelter on
The Esplanade has been decorated with dozens of brightly-coloured
knitted items, as seeen here. More...
for town dance school
from a Highbridge dance school are celebrating this weekend after
scooping a top award at yesterday's Axbridge Carnival. The musicals
was the theme of Saturday's Axbridge Carnival and students from
Highbridge's Curtain Call wowed the judges. More...
up now for half marathon
of all abilities are being encouraged to enter this year's Burnham-On-Sea's
Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday October 5th. The starting
gun will be fired at 11am at Burnham's BASC Ground to signal the
start of the 13-mile run. More...
MP launches arts festival
of yellow signs have popped up on street corners around Burnham-On-Sea
and the surrounding area to promote local artists showcasing their
work during the 2014 Somerset Art Weeks festival. Hundreds of
paintings and work are on show. More...
in rape investigation
BURNHAM-On-Sea man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a
teenage girl in a field on the night of an event in Pilton. Police
have confirmed this week that a 24-year-old was arrested on September
5th and is also alleged to have been in possession of Class A
rescued on Steep Holm
crews have this week rescued a yachtsman whose boat sank in the
middle of the Bristol Channel. The man managed to get ashore on
uninhabited Steep Holm Island, then sent his girlfriend a text
message asking her to get help from the Coastguard. More...
powers on the way?
County Council's leader has joined calls for devolved powers for
regions of England following this week's independence referendum
in Scotland. Cllr John Osman says it is important that areas like
Somerset are given greater say over their own affairs. More...
for town markets to move
BURNHAM-On-Sea's farmers markets should
be moved out of the town's High Street in order to reduce disruption
on shops and motorists, a town councillor has called this week.
New proposals have been put forward by Cllr Neville Jones. More...
'to win EU approval'
to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea
are likely to gain EU state aid approval within weeks, according
to national media reports this week. The European Commission has
been examining the proposed £16bn project since December.
for Burnham woman
have been paid to a popular 23-year-old Burnham-On-Sea cystic
fibrosis sufferer who has died. Georgia Queen worked as a carer
at Burnham Nursing Home until she became too ill to continue.
She was taken ill on August 30th and was airlifted to Taunton.
blaze on M5 motorway
fire crews were called to tackle a lorry blaze on the M5 motorway
on Thursday afternoon (September 18th). Crews from Burnham and
Bridgwater were called to the southbound carriageway between junctions
22 and 23 at just before 3.45pm. More...
club holds tournament
annual ladies doubles tennis tournament played in memory of Jo
Gooden, a past member of Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club,
was played at the weekend. Jo Gooden (nee Champion) was a very
popular member and prominent County player. More...
supper raises £500
80 Burnham-On-Sea Moose Lodge members and guests have raised hundreds
of pounds for charity by holding a fundraising harvest supper.
The event, held in Berrow Village Hall, raised £500 for
local charities with a tasty evening of fresh food. More...
steal Royal plaques
thieves have stolen two metal plaques at Highbridge's Apex Park
that were installed two years ago to mark the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee. Burnham Rotary Club oversaw the construction of the commemorative
wall in 2012 next to the main car park. More...
clubs which create excessive late night noise in residential areas
of Burnham-On-Sea face could have points docked by organisers
during the run-up to this year's event as part of proposals to
appease nearby residents. More than 40 residents attended. More...
boost for town rifle club
Rifle Club is to receive a much-needed funding boost to overhaul
its aging headquarters, it has been announced this week. The club,
based in Cassis Close next to the Burnham Area Youth Centre, has
this week been awarded £2,500 of funding. More...
fireworks costs reach £9k
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual
seafront fireworks display have this week appealed for local businesses
to help fund the event's £9,000 costs. This year's display
is scheduled to begin at 6.30pm on thr night of Sunday 2nd November.
to host kiting day
eyes will be trained on the skies above Burnham-On-Sea beach later
this month when the town hosts a special kiting day. The free
event will be held on the sands next to The Pavilion on Saturday
September 27th from 2.30pm. More...
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