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create 1,000 jobs
Exclusive: MAJOR proposals to expand Highbridge's Isleport
Business Park could create up to 1,000 new jobs in coming years,
it has emerged this week. More...
Shifting sands uncover history
SHIFTING sands on Burnham-On-Sea beach have uncovered this wooden
structure, which local historians believe is an important part
of the town's shipping history. They say the object near the jetty
may be part of the town's sea water flushing ponds. More...
Rail strike to disrupt services
RAIL travellers using Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station have
been warned to expect a reduced service as a result of a strike
from later today (Wednesday). First Great Western has released
new timetables ahead of a 48-hour rail strike starting. More...
Join Picnic In Park this Sunday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Picnic in the Park returns to the Manor
Gardens this Sunday (July 12th) with an afternoon of great live
music. The 19th annual event will feature Six Machine, Daft Folk,
Rootabaga, Maya, Hazel Lloyd and Odds To End. More...
Crowds head to healing event
NOW in its seventh year, The Healing Weekend returns to Secret
World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill on 10th, 11th and
12th July. This year there will be over 180 exhibitors and 90
workshops plus music, performances and evening shows to enjoy.
Trust holds Brean beach fun
THE National Trust held a special beach picnic event at Brean
Down on Saturday (July 4th) to celebrate 50 years of public support
for protecting the UK's coastline. The Big Beach Picnic at Brean
Down was one of 15 Big Beach Picnics taking place. More...
Cove vandal jailed for a year
A VANDAL who caused £10,000 of damage
to Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens has been jailed. Jesse
Thorne, who lives locally, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when
he appeared at Taunton Crown Court and was sentenced to 12 months.
New healthcare provider starts
A NEW organisation has been unveiled to provide out-of-hours and
111 healthcare services across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Somerset
Doctors Urgent Care (SDUC) has been commissioned by Somerset Clinical
Commissioning Group. More...
African choir impresses Mayor
A CHOIR of children from Africa continues to entertain audiences
across the Burnham-On-Sea area while fundraising for vital facilities
in their country. The 'Singing Children of Africa' comprise of
23 children aged 8-13, who are performing songs. More...
£16bn Hinkley challenge filed
AUSTRIA has this week formally filed a legal complaint at the
European Court of Justice against the use of government subsidies
for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant near Burnham-On-Sea.
Austria's leader said the subsidies were unfair. More...
Gracie is a hit at Summerfest
BRENT Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet, who reached the semi-finals
of Britain's Got Talent earlier this year, wowed the audience
at the Summerfest charity music fundraiser at the weekend. Despite
a day of heavy rain showers, spectators flocked to the event.
Pupils visit BARB hovercrafts
DOZENS of pupils from a Burnham-On-Sea School have made a special
visit to the town's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search &
Rescue to learn more about beach safety. Over 80 pupils from St
Andrew's School were invited along to the seafront station. More...
Arsonists hunted after blaze
Exclusive: THIS was
the dramatic scene in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea early on Sunday
morning (July 5th) as firefighters tackled a 'deliberate' blaze
at the Tuckers Garage site. Crews were called to Burnham's Victoria
Street at just before 2am. More...
Jane's on a wing and a prayer!
A PLUCKY Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has described a daring wing-walk
as a "brilliant, breathtaking experience." Jane Gibbs,
63, travelled to Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury on Sunday
(July 5th) to complete the sponsored wing-walk. More...
Prom night fun for sixth form
SIXTH form students from Highbridge's King Alfred School celebrated
the end of their school year with a lavish prom on Friday night
(July 3rd). Around 150 pupils from years 12 and 13 gathered at
The Webbington Hotel for their special night. More...
Isleport steam show to return
THE sights and sounds of vintage farm machinery working in summers
gone by are set to return to Isleport Farm in Highbridge later
this month. The annual Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show
is on July 25th and 26th and promises to be a great day. More...
Multi-vehicle crash on A38
EMERGENCY services were called to a four-vehicle crash at Burnham-On-Sea's
motorway roundabout on Sunday morning (July 5th). Fire and ambulance
crews were called to the incident which occurred on the A38 Edithmead
roundabout at 10.45am. More...
Family in beach mud drama
BURNHAM-On-Sea's lifeguards have been called out to their first
incident of the summer season. Within hours of starting their
summer operations on Saturday morning (July 4th), the lifeguards
and beachwardens were called to help this family at 1pm. More...
Head shave fundraiser in town
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser lost his hair on Saturday (July 4th)
to raise cash for a special trip to help people in Fiji. Ross
Newman, 19, raised over £400 by taking part in a head shave
at Burnham's Hair Of The Dog on Saturday morning. More...
Reading challenge to begin
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library will be taking part in a countywide Summer
Reading Challenge to encourage young readers to get into books
over the holiday season. The challenge runs from Saturday 11th
July and will encourage youngsters to read. More...
Big-hearted pupils raise £1k
CHILDREN at a Burnham-On-Sea school have raised £1,000 towards
a memorial bench in memory of a youngster who passed away earlier
this year. The St Andrew's School pupils had hoped to raise £600
for the bench in memory of 12 year-old Joe Laoutari. More...
Town rail history film unveiled
WORK has been completed on a new short film that recreates how
Burnham-On-Sea's railway station would have looked in its heyday.
Film maker Vic Jones has used computer graphics software to painstakingly
compile the ten minute video from information. More...
Keith recalls Tunisian horror
A HIGHBRIDGE pensioner has spoken about the moment he came face
to face with a gunman during the Tunisian terrorist attack in
which 38 holidaymakers died. Keith Hawkes, a former Gurkha who
served 22 years in the army, risked his own life. More...
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