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DISCOUNT retailer B&M has this week started recruiting
staff for its soon-to-open new store in Burnham-On-Sea. More...
POLICE have launched an investigation following
allegations concerning the welfare of vulnerable residents at
a leading specialist centre for people with autism near Burnham-On-Sea.
The National Autistic Society runs Somerset Court in Brent Knoll.
cycle riding fundraiser
CHARITY cycle ride is to be held this weekend in memory of a Brent
Knoll man who died after losing a three-year battle with a lung
condition. Chris Evans, who lived in the area for 25 years, passed
away five years ago while awaiting a lung transplant. More...
people cut off by the tide
LIFEBOAT crews from Burnham-On-Sea were
called out at 2.20am on Thursday morning (June 30th) to investigate
two people cut off by the tide somewhere north from Kilve. They
were asked by Coastguards to carry out shoreline searches starting
at Hinkley. More...
aerial views of town
THESE stunning new aerial photos of Burnham-On-Sea
have been captured by a drone-enthusiast. Jason Gratton used a
'DJI Phantom' drone flying high above the town to take these superb
images of the seafront and the town's Pavilion. More...
jobs created at M5 services
A MOTORWAY service station near Burnham-On-Sea
has fully re-opened after a major £5million extension, bringing
with it 70 new jobs. Sedgemoor Services, which is run by Roadchef
and is based off the southbound carriageway of the M5, was partially
group tackles dog fouling
A NEW group has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea
to tackle dog fouling along the town's beach. Called 'Burnham
Pooper Troopers', the community group has been set up by volunteers
to try and reduce the amount of waste left by pets in the town.
in £10k slimming contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea slimmer is hoping to swap
lbs for £s after reaching the finals of a national
weight loss competition in which she could win £10,000.
With her husband working overseas, Sarah Kidd had struggled with
her weight after having her second child. More...
you seen missing Fluke?
THE owners of a missing dog in Brean have
this week appealed for help in finding him. Fluke, a Patterdale
terrier crossed Jack Russell, went missing in Brean at the weekend
and has not been seen since. He was being walked near to Brean
Sands Holiday Park. More...
Cinderalla script reading
Coastline Players are getting ready to produce Cinderella next
February and are encouraging local people to get involved. The
first read-through of the script will be held this Thursday, 30th
June, at Brean Village Hall. All are welcome to get involved.
winds cut power to 300
HUNDREDS of residents in the Burnham-On-Sea
area were left without power on Tuesday evening after strong winds
blew down trees and caused damage. Unseasonal storm-force winds
gusting around 60mph swept through the area from 6pm. More...
plea after shop attacks
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued a fresh
appeal for witnesses after two charity shops in the town centre
had windows smashed by vandals. As we reported at the weekend,
the RNLI and The Children's Society shops had their front windows
fire in Brent Knoll
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to
West Road in Brent Knoll on Tuesday evening (June 28th) after
several outbuildings were on fire. Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea
and Cheddar were called to the incident at 9.45pm when smoke and
flames were seen. More...
calms Hinkley fears
THE French government has attempted to calm
fears that the UKs vote to leave the EU will halt plans
to build Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Burnham. Emmanuel
Macron, the French economy minister, says the vote will have "no
head to world champs!
TEAM from Burnham-On-Sea's Gemini Tae Kwon-Do Club are set to
prove that they are among the best in the world. Students from
Gemini Tae-Kwon-Do club, who train in Highbridge, are getting
ready for the World TAGB Championships next month. More...
walks come to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
who want to get more active outdoors, meet new friends, and find
out more about the towns are being encouraged to join regular
Health Walks. Two new health walks will be held on Tuesday 5th
and 19th July. More...
caused house blaze'
A BONFIRE is likely to have caused big property blaze in
Brent Knoll on Tuesday morning (June 28th). Crews were called
to a derelict property on fire in Brent Street shortly after 9.30am
and they used hose reel jets and other equipment to tackle it.
celebrates 80th year
Ritz Cinema will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in July when
its owners will be offering cut-price tickets for a full month
to thank the community for its support. The cinema in Victoria
Street, which has three screens, opened in 1936. More...
branch gets £325 boost
£300 was raised for the South and West Somerset Branch of
the Motor Neurone Disease Association during a special charity
film screening in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (June 27th). To mark
Motor Neurone Disease awareness month. More...
for Burnham charity
old-school disco is set to be held in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea
charity this Saturday evening (July 2nd). The event at The Oaktree
arena will be held from 4pm onwards in aid of In Charley's Memory,
raising money to provide mental health suppport. More...
talks raise funds
BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has raised £1,000 for charity by
giving entertaining talks about his life on stage. Brian Saunders
has travelled many miles, raising money by giving talks to groups
and organisations about his 68 years in theatre. More...
fete saved from axe
of the longest-running community events in Burnham-On-Sea's social
calendar has been saved from the axe. The Burnham Hospital fete,
which has been held for over 50 years on August Bank Holiday Monday
in the town's Manor Gardens, was cancelled. More...
band plays Glastonbury
of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band experienced an "unforgettable
morning" when they played on the world-famous Pyramid Stage
during the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (June 26th). The iconic
main stage is one of the most iconic venues. More...
150 bikes fill seafront
weather failed to halt more than 150 motorcyclists roaring into
Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 26th) during one of the region's
biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events. Westland's
Vintage Motorcycle Club held its 30th Coast to Coast Run.
award for officer
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge police officer has received a Long
Service and Good Conduct award at a ceremony. Ten officers from
Somerset have been presented with the awards during a ceremony
at Police headquarters in Portishead. More...
gives lifeboats a boost
Asda supermarket has given Burnham-On-Sea RNLI a financial boost
this week by presenting £500 to the group. Staff at the
store handed over the cheque to the team after Chris Harris wrote
a letter to the supermarket nominating them. More...
FREE event is to be held in Highbridge for local businesses in
the Burnham-On-Sea area to find out about new apprenticeship reforms
that are due to be introduced next year. The information and consultation
event will look at how reforms will affect local firms. More...
shops hit by vandals
TWO charity shops in Burnham-On-Sea are
counting the cost of vandalism after several windows were attacked.
The RNLI shop and The Children's Society
shop - both in Burnham High Street - had their front windows smashed
by vandals early on Saturday. More...
Armed Forces parade
DOZENS of people from local service charities
and cadet groups took part in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (June 25th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade along
Victoria Street and the High Street was followed by a flag-raising
picked for Rio Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Liam Phillips has been
selected to compete for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
this summer. On Friday, the British Olympic Association named
Liam among 26 cyclists who will compete at the Olympics in Brazil.
status steps closer
King Alfred School has this week confirmed that it is moving closer
to gaining academy status. The Governing Body of Highbridge's
King Alfred School has decided to complete the conversion of the
school into an Academy. More...
raise £4,700 for charity
SPORTS celebrities from a variety of sporting
backgrounds graced the greens of Brean Golf Club this week to
take part in its annual Sports Celebrity Am Charity Tournament.
This was the 26th staging of the popular event which saw 25 teams
of four compete. More...
is 'a shattering decision'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Member of the European
Parliament (MEP) Julie Girling has spoken of her disappointment
at the result of the EU referendum. The Conservative MEP, who
campaigned to remain, said: "This is a shattering decision."
area votes for Brexit
VOTERS across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area have voted to leave the EU in this week's landmark EU referendum.
Across Sedgemoor, there were 41,869 votes to leave and 26,545
votes to remain, as the UK backed Brexit. We have all the reaction.
your say on local police
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area are being invited to have their say on the region's policing
service. Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens,
pictured, has today (Friday) launched a consultation exercise.
unveiled in Burnham
THIS colourful new mural has been unveiled
in Burnham-On-Sea this week after being produced by pupils from
a local school. The children at Churchfield Church School in Highbridge
were invited to produce the artwork for a mural in The Princess
Theatre's car park. More...
name for Burnham road
PART of a road through Burnham-On-Sea looks
has been renamed this week as pary of a project to celebrate the
town's railway heritage. A stretch of Marine Drive that runs between
Pier Street and Burnham Holiday Village has been renamed Old Station
plans - have your say
SEDGEMOOR District Council has announced
that it is to hold several drop-in events in Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge as part of its consultation on the new Local Plan.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that thousands of new homes
have been proposed. More...
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