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Town's farewell for former Mayor
HUNDREDS of people are expected to attend the funeral of former Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Mayor and war veteran Neville Jones OBE today (Thursday). More...

Man arrested after car flips
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car flipped over in a crash in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. Police were called to Marine Drive just after midnight on Sunday morning (August 28th) where the driver had crashed
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Legal challenge for Hinkley C
FIVE board members of French state-controlled utility EDF are petitioning to have the courts annul last month’s board decision to push ahead with the controversial Hinkley Point power project near Burnham-On-Sea. The board voted 10-7 in favour of the £18bn project. More...

Brooch appeal issued in town
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman is appealing for help in locating a missing brooch that has huge sentimental value to her family after it was accidentally donated to a charity shop in the town. The brooch belonged to her 80-year-old grandmother. More...

Day-long music gig to be held
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Folkfest will be going out with a final farewell this Saturday (September 3rd) when a day-long music event is held in the town. After a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest was held last year but a special music event is to be held. More...

Beach tournament is cancelled
A MEDIEVAL-themed tournament that was due to be held on Burnham-On-Sea's beach this coming weekend has been cancelled by the organisers. The annual event, called 'Backalong Avalon', was set to be held on Sunday 4th September. More...

Have you seen missing Simon?
POLICE are appealing for the public's help to find Simon Brown who is missing in the Highbridge area. Simon, aged 58, has been missing since 10am on Wednesday morning (30th August) when he was last seen in the Walrow Terrace area. More...

Berrow crash: Mum recovering
A MOTHER who was injured along with her two children in a shocking collision with a car on Friday has been released from hospital. The mum and her two children were airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Berrow on August 26th, as first reported here. More...

MP promotes faster broadband
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge MP James Heappey is to hold a special event for local people suffering with poor broadband to discuss the issue with technical experts and find out how to get faster speeds. MP James Heappey will host the 'Faster Broadband Fair'. More...

Pottery firm opens new studio
A LOCAL pottery painting business has expanded and now has a permanent studio based in Highbridge. Purrr-fect Pottery has been running for eight years and is managed by mother and daughter team Anya and Shanice Burridge. More...

Dementia group celebrates
A SPECIAL party has been held to mark the first anniversary of a Burnham-On-Sea musical activity group for people living with Dementia called 'Music for the Memory'. Music For The Memory is an independent group, not a charity, with more than 60 members. More...

Have you seen wanted man?
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents have been asked to keep an eye open for a wanted man. Police have appealed for the public’s help to find 41-year-old wanted man Mark Morris. Morris is wanted in connection with a series of theft offences. More...

Summer fete draws big crowds
HUNDREDS of people filled Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday for the town's popular annual summer fete. The event - which included a range of traditional entertainment and games - was organised by the BEST for the first time. More...

Child 'serious' after M5 crash
POLICE have said that a child who was air-lifted to hospital from a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Bank Holiday Monday remains in a "serious but stable condition". These were the scenes after the two-vehicle accident occurred. More...

Video: Balmy town gets boost
TOURISM businesses in Burnham-On-Sea are enjoying a busy Bank Holiday weekend, with trade boosted by the mostly good weather. The town's beach and holiday parks are busy with visitors during the final week of the summer school holidays. More...

Missing man found in search
A LARGE-scale search was launched in Brean and Burnham-On-Sea last night for a missing pensioner. The 84 year-old man was reported to be missing at around 4.30pm by his concerned family while at Stardust Amusements in Brean. Police called out Coastguards
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Extreme fundraising for charity
A HARDY group of Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers have boosted a local charity by more than £2,000 by completing an extreme sports event. Seven members of Somerset Breast Cancer Now took part in the latest Tough Mudder South West. More...

Hinkley approval urged by EDF
THE head of EDF Energy has urged the government to approve Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea in an explict appeal ahead of a decision due within weeks. Prime Minister Theresa May intervened last month to delay the £18 billion project. More...

Ram raid caused £10k damage
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop faces a huge £10,000 bill for repairs following a ram-raid on Friday morning. A car slammed into The Laptop Shop in Burnham High Street at 5am and the occupants then stole laptops and iPads. Two people were later arrested. More...

Water skier hurt in sea crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out to Weston on Saturday afternoon (August 28th) after a young water skier suffered a suspected back injury in an accident near the Grand Pier. Coastguards from Burnham, Clevedon and Weston were quickly on scene. More...

Berrow crash: Three 'stable'
A WOMAN and two young children are in a "stable condition" in hospital after they were hit by a car outside a Berrow holiday camp on Friday evening. Avon and Somerset Police spokesman Scott McPherson gave an update on their conditions on Saturday. More...

Crowds flock to Berrow fete
CROWDS flocked to a popular summer fete at Berrow's St Mary's Church on Saturday afternoon (August 27th). A line-up of family entertainment was held alongside traditional stalls and games on the grass area outside the church. More...

Hovercraft called to mud trio
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft crew and a team of Coastguards were called to Weston on Friday evening (August 26th) amid concerns for several people struggling in the mud. BARB's Spirit Of Lelaina II hovercraft was called to Weston beach after 8pm. More...

Youth award nominees sought
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being invited to honour unsung young heroes of the local community by nominating them for the first ever British Citizen Youth Awards (BCYA). BCYA co-founder Mike Faulkner is calling for Burnham-On-Sea.com readers to help them
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Ram-raid drama at town shop
A RAM-RAIDER who slammed his car into the front of a Burnham-On-Sea town centre shop early today before stealing over £1,000 of laptop computers and iPads has been arrested. Police were called to The Laptop Shop in The High Street just after 5am. More...

Food awards finalists named
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea businesses and groups are celebrating being named as finalists for the 2016 Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards. The Mitre in College Street and The Chandni Indian restuarant in Burnham High Street have been short-listed. More...

Call for seafront CCTV upgrade
A FRUSTRATED motorist has called for CCTV coverage to be improved along Burnham-On-Sea's busy seafront after his car was damaged in a collision this week. Local musician John Prescott's car was left dented and scratched, as pictured here, when it was struck. More...

Town GCSE pupils celebrate
Updated: STUDENTS at Highbridge's King Alfred School celebrated a superb set of impressive GCSE results on Thursday (August 25th). Over 200 students headed to the school to open their all-important envelopes to discover how they'd done in their exams. More...

Liam aims for 2020 Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX star Liam Phillips says he "would be a fool" to turn his back on the sport after his disappoinment at the Rio Olympics and he is now turning his attention to the 2020 Tokyo games. A dramatic crash ended the medal hopes of Liam, 27, last Thursday. More...

Street art attracting visitors
LARGE numbers of people are visiting Burnham-On-Sea to see its new street art - three weeks after the town's Spray Jam festival. The organisers of the festival say the unique, eye-catching art has become a visitor attraction that is pulling in extra people. More...

First look at £30k outdoor gym
THE first designs have been unveiled for a new £30,000 outdoor gym that's set to be installed at Highbridge's Apex Park this autumn. The state-of-the-art outdoor gym, which will be open to all for free, is being funded from £30,000 of community funds. More...

New music festival announced
A NEW Burnham-On-Sea music festival called BOSfest is to be launched next year to replace the town's Folkfest, which will be going out with a final farewell on September 3rd. After a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest was held last year. More...

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