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Council retrieves stranded car
Updated with video: A SPORTS car that was stranded in mud on Berrow beach for five days was finally pulled free by a commercial recovery service on Thursday (October 30th). More...

Four named to lead carnival
THE organisers of Monday night's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival have announced the group of VIPs who will lead the procession. In celebration of Hillview Junior Carnival Club’s 40th anniversary this year, four queens will lead the parade. More...

Four-day strike starts today
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea have been reassured that safety won't be put at risk when firefighters in the town join a nationwide four-day strike from today (Friday) until November 4th in a row over pensions. The Fire Brigades Union says its members will walk out. More...

Farmers market returns today
OVER a dozen traders will be selling a wide range of locally-grown products when Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns to the town on Friday (October 31st) with a Halloween theme. Pumpkins and bonfire night burgers will be among the produce. More...

Celebrate Halloween in town
Updated: FAMILIES in Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating Halloween with a spooky events. There will be several Halloween Parties for all ages with spooky children’s games, scary train rides, a display, and even a Zombie Walk along the town's seafront. More...

Rail show in town on Saturday
A VINTAGE Hornby train show is set to be held in Highbridge on Saturday. The Bristol and Somerset Group of the Hornby Railway Collectors' Association will present their sixth Vintage Hornby Train Show from 10am-4pm at King Alfred School. More...

Charity car wash tomorrow
CREWMEMBERS at Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station will be holding a fundraising car wash on Saturday (November 1st). The Burnham RNLI team are preparing to don their dry-suits for the popular event between 10am and 2pm. Each car will be carefully soaped. More...

Town gig in Charley's memory
A SPECIAL concert will be held on Friday to raise funds for a new charity that is being formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager. Popular 18 year-old Charley Marks passed away last month and Burnham's Ritz Social Club is holding a charity gig. More...

Carnival excitement builds
EXCITEMENT is building for the young members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club as this weekend's start of the carnival season nears. The children have unveiled their jungle-themed costumes, which will be worn on their cart, called Jungle Fever. More...

Video: Power surge in Burnham
A SERIES of power surges in Burnham-On-Sea caused electrical problems for shops in the town centre on Wednesday (October 29th). Several businesses at the northern end of Burnham's shopping area suffered a series of problems just before 9.30am. More...

Dancers in the pink for charity!
YOUNG dancers in Burnham and Highbridge have raised funds for a breast cancer charity by taking part in a special 'wear it pink week'. Members of the town's Lucy Gunter Dance and Theatre Arts Centre have worn pink outfits to their classes. More...

Berrow solar farm approved
Exclusive: PLANS for a huge new solar energy farm on the outskirts of Brean and Berrow have been given the go-ahead this week. The 90-acre solar farm is earmarked for fields to the south of Wick Farm in the parishes of Berrow and Brent Knoll near Burnham. More...

Tributes for town band director
BURNHAM and Highbridge Band has this week paid tribute to its Musical Director, David Fisher, who passed away at home on Saturday (25th October). During his eight years as Musical Director of Burnham and Highbridge he elevated them to their current position. More...

Lloyds branch is 'safe for now'
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea's branch of Lloyds Bank could be threatened by major cost-cutting plans announced this week. Lloyds, which has a branch on the corner of Burnham's High Street and College Street, said it is cutting 9,000 jobs. More...

Crew called to flooded home
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to help a resident who had suffered a flood last night (Tuesday). One fire engine was called at 7.50pm to a property in Burnham's Regent Street. One appliance from Burnham assisted the occupants. More...

Carriage riders head to beach
SCORES of horse-drawn carriages gathered for a regional competition on Brean Beach this week. Horse driving enthusiasts from across the South West flocked to take part in the competition held on the sands. It was organised by the Somerset Area British Driving Society. More...

Town walk planned by group
A TEAM of volunteers who are compiling a new Burnham-On-Sea Neighbourhood Plan are begining the next phase of their consultation this week by holding a special walk around the town. Over the coming months there will be lots of events across the whole area. More...

British Legion set to re-open
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion looks set to re-open less than a month after it closed following a surge of interest from new volunteers. We reported last month the organisation had been disbanded due to a lack of volunteers. More...

Film boosts Xmas lights funds
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights display last night (Monday) when a special screening of a hit movie was held in the town. Dozens of people attended the screening of the comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. More...

A38 accident in Brent Knoll
POLICE were called to an accident at a busy Brent Knoll road junction on Monday afternoon (October 27th). The two-car collision occurred at the junction of the A38 and Harp Road next to the Fox and Goose pub - the scene of many accidents in recent years. More...

TV star Boycie visits Burnham
ONE of the stars of the classic BBC1 sitcom Only Fools And Horses entertained an audience in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday night (October 27th). Actor John Challis, who starred as Boycie in the long-running series, brought his touring show to the town. More...

Poppy tribute held in Burnham
A DISPLAY of 200 silk poppies was unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday as part of a special tribute to those who died in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance Day service, the silk poppies are being sold. More...

In photos: Town Food Festival
A CROWD of around 10,000 people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for the town's fifth Food and Drink Festival. The celebration of food and drink saw many of the region's best brewers and food producers showing their products in the streets. More...

Town fireworks this Sunday
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display have said this week there has been a good response from local businesses for financial help to fund the event's £9,000 costs. This year's display will go ahead on 2nd November. More...

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