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Parking fees freeze for Burnham
PARKING fees in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town centres and Berrow beach will stay the same this year, councillors have decided
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Weather halts farmers market
THE Met Office's warnings of strong winds, snow and ice for Friday (January 30th) have prompted the cancellation of the town's monthly farmers market. A yellow warning for snow and ice is in force across the area due to potentially severe wintry weather. More...

Ice cream kiosk plan rejected
PROPOSALS to introduce a new ice cream kiosk on Burnham seafront have been given a thumbs-down by town councillors this week. The council's Planning Applications Committee considered a bid by the owner of The Esplanade Fish Bar for a kiosk. More...

Swim team scoops 41 medals
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team has won over 40 medals during a regional competition held in the town. Held at the Swim & Sports Academy in Berrow Road, this week's event saw 130 swimmers from Clevedon and Taunton competing. More...

Legion bounces back to life!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion has officially bounced back into life with branch meetings and coffee mornings now re-starting. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last September that the long-running organisation would be disbanded. More...

Hospice quiz night this evening
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club is holding a fundraising quiz evening in aid of Weston Hospicecare this evening (Friday). The event will be held at the club in Victoria Street from 8.30pm-10.30pm with all the proceeds going to the charity. More...

85 river homes win approval
Exclusive: MAJOR plans to turn a boatyard site in Highbridge into a huge development of 85 new homes have been given the go-ahead this week. Sedgemoor District Council has approved the controversial proposals for a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes. More...

Ross helps charity with his hair
A BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager is planning to help a cancer support charity by donating locks of his hair. Ross Burland, 15, has not had a hair cut for 15 months in order to help a charity called The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to children. More...

Jobless fall welcomed in town
UNEMPLOYMENT is falling across the Burnham-On-Sea area, according to new figures out this week. There are now 657 people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in the constituency, including Burnham, which is 373 fewer than a year ago. More...

Busy year for Burnham RNLI
RNLI lifeboats in Burnham-On-Sea were launched nine times during the past year, according to official statistics released by the charity this week. While the number of launches was the lowest for several years, the lifeboats proved invaluable. More...

Appeal after Esso station raid
POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a robbery saw cash stolen from petrol station in Burnham-On-Sea in a late night raid on Monday (January 26th). Officers investigating the incident say they are keen to hear from anyone who saw the two men. More...

MP quits her government role
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP Tessa Munt has resigned as a parliamentary private secretary to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking this week. Tessa Munt's role was the first rung on the ministerial ladder. More...

Town comedy night tomorrow
TICKETS are selling fast for a night of laughs at a Burnham-On-Sea comedy night. Burnham's Lakeside Holiday Park is holding 'The Comedy Nite' on Friday 30th January, which promises to be an evening of hilarious fun and a great night-out, say organisers. More...

Town falls silent for Auschwitz
HIGHBRIDGE'S Frank Foley Statue was part of a nationwide event to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau on Tuesday (27th January). The Frank Foley Statue in Market Street hosted a special candle by Sir Anish Kapoor. More...

Burnham jobs fair announced
JOB seekers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to attend a recuitment fair in the town in February. It's aimed at local residents who are looking for a job or who are considering a change of employment, or who want to improve prospects. More...

Get set for town pancake race!
A PANCAKE race featuring local businesses and groups is set to be held along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street on Shrove Tuesday. Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds said: "The race is designed to introduce some healthy competition." More...

Robbery at town petrol station
ROBBERS have stolen cash in a late-night raid at a petrol station in Burnham-On-Sea. Two men threatened a cashier at the Esso garage in Burnham Road at 11.25pm on Monday. They then seized a small quantity of cash from a till before fleeing the scene. More...

Bid to halt illegal parking
Exclusive: A PARKING shake-up looks set to go ahead in part of Burnham-On-Sea's town centre under proposals unveiled this week to improve traffic flow. Town councillors and Burnham's Town Centre Manager want to halt illegal parking in College Street. More...

Film raises £620 for festival
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for Highbridge Festival Of The Arts when a fundraising matinee screening of a popular film was held at Burnham's Ritz Cinema on Monday (January 26th). A near-capacity audience flocked to see Philomena. More...

TV duo to appear at Oaktree
TWO TV presenters who lead speedway coverage on Sky Sports will be attending a unique event at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena in February. Kelvin Tatum MBE and Nigel Pearson will be recounting humorous stories and giving their opinion on the sport. More...

Fall in crime figures welcomed
NEW figures that show overall levels of crime are continuing to fall across the Burnham-On-Sea area have been welcomed this week. In the Avon and Somerset police force area, overall crime levels have fallen by over 20 per cent in the last five years. More...

Frozen workshop proves a hit
24 people attended a unique workshop in Burnham-On-Sea based around the hit Disney film Frozen on Sunday morning (January 25th). Burnham's Princess Street Somerset Skills & Learning Centre hosted the themed family fun workshop. More...

Trees giveaway in Burnham
WORTHY causes in the Burnham-On-Sea area can put themselves forward to receive up to 100 free young trees. Monkton Elm Garden and Pet Centre is offering schools, charities, village organisations and community groups in the Burnham area free saplings. More...

Burnham pair on fire-hit ship
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple who are onboard a cruise ship that began listing after a fire broke out on Sunday (January 25th) have described how the incident unfolded. The couple's son, David Tonkin, contacted his parents by mobile phone after a fire. More...

Cycle-friendly bid by Burnham
Exclusive: PROPOSALS for Burnham-On-Sea to become a more 'cycle-friendly town' have been discussed by town councillors this week in a bid to boost tourism and trade. Town Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds unveiled the proposals at a meeting. More...

Video: Brean Rally thrills crowd
CROWDS of spectators flocked to the 19th annual Brean Rally at the weekend for two days of high-speed action with over 100 competitors blazing a trail around the track. Dry weather made perfect driving conditions at Brean Leisure Park for the 12 stages. More...

Have you seen Saturn the bear
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being asked to look out for this missing toy bear which has a great sentimental value to a group of youngsters. Chris Pinguenet, leader of the Trinity Saturn Cubs group in Taunton, explained how it got lost. More...

Electrical fire at care home
TWO fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea were sent a care home on Sunday (January 25th) following reports of an electrical fire. Crews were called to Stratton House in Rectory Road, Burnham shortly after 9.45am. Crews confirmed there was an electrical fire. More...

Stolen farm vehicles retrieved
THOUSANDS of pounds worth of stolen agricultural equipment has been recovered this month after a major theft in Highbridge. A Ford New Holland tractor worth £9,000 and a McConnel bale grab and spike worth £9,000 have been recovered. More...

Chimney blaze in Brent Knoll
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to tackle a chimney fire in Brent Knoll on Saturday evening (January 24th). Crews were called to a home in Wick Lane, Brent Knoll just after 8pm after the alarm was raised that a chimney was alight. More...

Pensioner dies after crash
A MAN in his 70s has died after a crash near Burnham-On-Sea this week. Police have appealed for witnesses to the fatal road traffic accident on the A370 in Lympsham on Wednesday evening (January 21st). Police are seeking witnesses. More...

Lifeboat launch area expands
WORK is underway to extend a lifeboat launching area on Burnham-On-Sea beach this week. The improved low water launch facility next to the jetty relies on bog mats constructed from high density hardwood. The RNLI says the mats have been in operation. More...

Hinkley B taken off service
HINKLEY Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea has been taken out of service, but EDF Energy says the work is for routine maintenance and that power supplies will not be affected. The energy firm says the reactor is temporarily out of operation. More...

Asda fuel station to go ahead
Exclusive: ASDA has confirmed this week that it will open a new low-cost petrol station at its Highbridge supermarket later this year. Sedgemoor District Council gave the go-ahead for the eight-pump petrol station at the store in November 2013. More...

Sinbad underway in Burnham
SINBAD the Sailor is set to pitch up in Burnham-On-Sea for a week of performances at the town's Princess Theatre. Burnham District Pantomime Society is busily rehearsing for its show, 'The Adventures of Sinbad', which will be performed at The Princess. More...

High Street revamp delayed
Exclusive: WORK to revamp part of Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been delayed by three weeks, it has emerged this week. The work will see new lighting columns in the High Street, finger posts, lighting columns in Victoria Street and planters installed this year. More...

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