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after three-car crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea police are hunting for the driver of a car
which slammed into two vehicles and demolished two walls late
on Friday night (April 29th).
Day celebration tomorrow
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens will
come to life on Monday (2nd May) when a May Day celebration is
held. The event will take place from 11am to 1pm with the sound
of the Chalice Morris Men. The children from St Josephs
School will perform. More...
Sea Dogs Festival fun
DOG lovers from across the Burnham-On-Sea
area headed to the town's first Sea Dogs Festival on Saturday
(April 30th). The inaugural event took place on the beach alongside
the South Esplanade and also marked National Pet Month. More...
award handed to Megan
A BURNHAM-On-Sea student has been named
as the winner of a local annual sporting award. Megan Robinson
won the BET 2016 Award for Sporting Dedication and Achievement.
"Megan was nominated by the school and is a worthy winner,"
said a spokesman. More...
Carnival Queen crowned
FIFTEEN year-old Hannah Sainsbury was crowned
Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen during a special ceremony
in the town on Friday (April 29th). The annual Carnival Queen
and Princess Pageant evening took place at Burnham's Princess
park fees hike introduced
PARKING charges in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have risen by 10 per cent this week as Sedgemoor District Council
introduces new higher rates. In a bid to gain an extra £90,000
of revenue, Sedgemoor's Executive voted through a package of measures.
beer festival returns
annual Beer Festival will make a return to the town this weekend.
Now in its fith year, it will be hosted by The Ritz Social Club
in Victoria Street. The 2016 Burnham Beer Festival aims to attract
real ale fans to the town from a wide area. More...
shock for wildlife carers
WILDLIFE carers from the Burnham-On-Sea
area were shocked to find a badger spotted on the side of a road
near Weston on Thursday (28th April) had died after being caught
in a snare. Secret World Wildlife Rescue carers say it suffered
"horrific injuries." More...
success for town pupils
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School sent a team
of eleven Year 9 and 10 girls to Somerset's Girls Rugby Festival.
The girls have been having skill sessions with Mr Shepherd and
RFU Community Rugby Coach Chris Hurd since February this year
and all did well. More...
child air-lifted from Apex
AN air ambulance touched down at Highbridge's
Apex Park on Thursday afternoon (April 28th) to take a youngster
to hospital. A green helicopter operated by Great Western Air
Ambulance landed in the park after an accident, confirmed a spokeswoman
from the service. More...
Crime figures 'deceptive'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey MP has
welcomed news that crime in Somerset has fallen by 12% since 2010,
but believes more must be done to protect local communities. Mr
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great that nationally
crime is down." More...
raised for Sport Relief
STUDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have raised hundreds of pounds for charity by taking part in a
fundraising run. The pupils at King Alfred School in Highbridge
raised a total of £906.46 for Sport Relief, it has been
confirmed this week. More...
adventurer visits Chile
AFTER visiting 80 countries in 40 years,
Burnham-On-Sea teacher, explorer and author Michael Turner has
been travelling again by heading to Easter Island and Chile. Michael
Turner made a video on eco-tourism to illustrate one of his geography
run helps good causes
A BRENT Knoll woman has raised hundreds
of pounds for two good causes by completing the London Marathon.
Sam Stockham has raised over £750 for two good causes by
joining the thousands of runners jogging 26 miles through the
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival
has this week been awarded a 'Highly Commended' award at the Countryside
Alliance Awards ceremony. Festival organisers Beverley and Sarah
Milner Simonds travelled to the House of Lords in London. More...
school's swim win
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrew's School is celebrating
this week after winning the 7th Sedgemoor Schools Primary Swimming
Gala for a seventh year running. Held at Burnham's Swim &
Sports Academy, schools from across the district took part.
site branded 'disgrace'
TOWN councillors in Highbridge have this
week called for more to be done to improve the appearance of a
boarded-up building site in the town centre. Cllr Bill Hancock
told a council meeting that the former Canal House site needs
to be redeveloped. More...
club seeks second boat
BURNHAM-On-Sea's gig rowing club has this
week unveiled plans to launch a new fundraising campaign for a
second boat. The club's Graham Wills told this week's annual town
council meeting that a new £15,500 boat is being sought
by the group. More...
bricks 'to be re-used'
THE front of a new building to replace the
Highbridge Hotel will be built using the original bricks from
the listed building in an effort to retain its heritage, council
bosses have confirmed this week.. The Highbridge Hotel is currently
being redeveloped. More...
BABIES, toddlers and young children in the
Burnham-On-Sea area will be the first in the UK to try a new interactive
sensory exercise programme which is being launched at King Alfred
Sports Centre in Highbridge on Tuesday (May 3rd). More...
A LONDON Marathon runner had a special surprise
for his Highbridge girlfriend as he jogged through the capital.
Mark Bailey proposed to his long-time partner, Sarah Kidner, while
taking part in the 26-mile charity run on Sunday afternoon. More...
figures show big fall
CRIME rates in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have tumbled over the past year, according to new figures released
by local police this week. Burglaries from dwellings have fallen
by 19% to 21 cases over the past year, while other burglaries
are down 32%. More...
Cadets and Legion link up
A CEREMONY has been held in Burnham-On-Sea
to mark the official affiliation of the Royal British Legion and
the town's air training corps. The Burnham branch of the Royal
British Legion has marked its official link with the 290 Burnham
& Highbridge unit. More...
station 'taken off sale'
THE sale of Burnham-On-Sea police station
has been put on hold, it's been announced this week. Burnham-On-Sea
Police Neighbourhood Beat Manager Ryan Dinham, speaking at Monday's
Annual Town Council Meeting, said the station had been up for
votes against Syrian plan
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has voted
in the House of Commons to reject a plan for Britain to accept
3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees who had travelled to
Europe. The vote took place on Monday night, and saw MPs vote
killed in road accident
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police are appealing for
witnesses after a man was killed in West Huntspill at the weekend.
A Toyota Yaris being driven along the A38 in a southbound direction
near the junction with Old Pawlett Road was in collision with
a kerb. More...
'served with papers'
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police say legal papers have
been served on a group of travellers who have set up camp in a
car park in the town. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported at the weekend
that a group of travellers have descended on Pier Street car park.
marathons in six days
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has run two marathons in six days
to raise cash for charity. Sue Nicholls, 70, completed the London
Marathon on Sunday in a time of 3 hours, 58 minutes and 26 seconds.
Just six days earlier, she ran the Boston Marathon. More...
wait continues in town
negotiations over the opening of a new B&M discount store
in place of Burnham-On-Sea's former Morrisons supermarket have
ground to a halt. Sedgemoor District Council said this week that
it is "not actively discussing the future of the store".
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