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Updated: BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has thanked the staff at
the town's Morrisons supermarket as it shut its doors for the
final time yesterday (Sunday) with the loss of scores of jobs.
spray paint parked car
FURIOUS Highbridge disabled couple have hit out at 'mindless vandals'
who targeted their car during the early hours of Saturday morning
(November 28th). Tony Harvey and his wife are both disabled and
rely heavily on their BMW to get them around.
May guitar raises £3,000
electric guitar signed by Brian May, who rose to fame as the lead
guitarist of the rock band Queen, raised thousands of pounds for
a charity near Burnham at the weekend. Secret World Wildlife Rescue's
13th annual charity auction and ball was held on Saturday.
Xmas events round-up
BUSY weekend of Christmas fairs and events has taken place across
the Burnham-On-Sea area. The Friends of The Princess held a Christmas
Bazaar at the theatre on Saturday, which also included a special
visit by Santa and several Frozen characters.
Knoll Run attracts 150
than 150 runners from across the South West took part in a gruelling
race from Burnham-On-Sea to the top of Brent Knoll and back on
Sunday (November 29th) despite strong winds and rain. The annual
Brent Knoll Run was won by Keiran Young.
for high winds today
Met Office has issued a new weather warning for the Burnham-On-Sea
area today (Monday) as further stormy weather is forecast. Southwesterly
winds will increase during the day, with gales extending along
the coast and much of the region.
lights up for Xmas
of people turned out to watch Highbridge's Christmas lights switched
on by the town's Mayor on Saturday evening (28th November). The
ceremony was held at 5pm besides the town's Christmas tree on
the Town Green in Market Street.
brave carnival triumph
CELEBRATION has been held for a brave Burnham-On-Sea teenager
who has finished second on Somerset's carnival circuit, overcoming
his disabilities. Louis Gosling, 18, has Asperger's syndrome but
has put that aside to take part in recent weeks.
evening boosts charity
of visitors flocked to a fundraising Pamper Evening and Christmas
Market on Friday to raise funds for a charity formed in memory
of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager who died last year. 18 year-old Charley
Marks took his own life and a charity was formed for him. More...
flips over into ditch
driver of this car was lucky to escape without serious injuries
after losing control along a country road in Burnham-On-Sea this
week. Emergency services were called to Stoddens Lane where the
Honda had left the road and ended upturned. More...
to trigger 'fuel price war'
ASDA'S new petrol station in Highbridge is set to open on
Wednesday (December 2nd) with the promise of offering some of
the area's lowest fuel prices. The supermarket is vowing to offer
motorists some of the area's lowest cost fuel. More...
Energy Park to create jobs
NEW enterprise zone near Burnham-On-Sea has been given the go-ahead
this week by the government which could lead to the creation of
hundreds of jobs. Huntspill Energy Park has been approved by the
Chancellor in his Autumn Statement. More...
family Xmas circus tickets
up! Roll up! Paulos Circus is returning to Brent Knoll's Sanders
Garden World with a brand new family Christmas show, as seen on
ITV. And Burnham-On-Sea.com readers can win free tickets as we
have five sets of family tickets for up to four people to give
attend flower club's event
Mayor and Mayoress were among 150 guests at Burnham Area Evening
Flower Club's annual Christmas meeting this week. The event, held
at The Princess Theatre, saw national demonstrator Sandy Bailey
present a demonstration. More...
to open High Street shop
RNLI is set to open a new shop in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre
on Monday (November 30th). The existing temporary shop on the
forecourt of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station in Pier Street
is closing and the charity is getting a permanent home. More...
back 'shop local' push
NEW initiative is being launched today (Black Friday) to encourage
shoppers to support Burnham-On-Sea's town centre shops and businesses.
Burnham Chamber of Trade has launched a leaflet full of offers
to help promote Small Business Saturday. More...
for M5 junction overhaul
TOWN councillors have this week called for millions of pounds
of improvements to Burnham's M5 motorway junction. They want changes
introduced to improve traffic flows and reduce queues and tailbacks
at peak times, but say extra funding is needed. More...
in court over pub brawl
BOXER has this week been handed a suspended jail term after throwing
broken bottles at a man, smashing a bar stool over anothers
head and punching a bar doorman as a family summer holiday turned
to violence, a court has heard. More...
attend Burnham peace vigil
60 residents in Burnham-On-Sea took part in a community peace
on Wednesday evening (November 25th) following recent terrorism
attacks across the world. Local people of all ages attended the
event in the town's Manor Gardens, as pictured. More...
beauty salon grows
POPULAR hair and beauty salon in Burnham-On-Sea has expanded its
business by creating four new beauty and therapy rooms. 'Prim
N Proper' is based in Burnham's Oxford Street and offers a range
of professional hair and beauty treatments. More...
damaged in town centre
WARNING has been issued to motorists in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
after a spate of vandalism. A series of incidents outside The
Princess Theatre has seen seven vehicles damaged. Since the start
of November there have been seven incidents. More...
duck helped by carers
carers near Burnham-On-Sea have been looking after this injured
duck this week after it crash-landed in a garden. The distinctly
coloured shelduck needed help. The homeowner saw the duck was
having trouble moving and kept an eye on her. More...
year wind farm fight is won
WIND farm campaigners near Burnham-On-Sea
are celebrating this week after their long-running battle against
EDF Energy's plans came to an end. EDF's proposals for five wind
turbines on land just off the Causeway in East Huntspill were
Society to hold concert
are on sale for Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society's annual
Christmas Concert. The popular annual concert will be held on
Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in Burnham's St Andrew's Church.
They will be singing a selection of music. More...
over proposed bus cuts
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area
have attacked Somerset County Council proposals to axe a 'vital'
bus service through the area. The cuts could come as the authority
tries to adjust its budget with an expected loss of 20% (£63million).
Eavis lights up town!
crowds of people headed to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas lights
switch-on on Saturday (November 21st) when Glastonbury Festival
founder Michael Eavis officially began the town's festive season.
Dozens of new illuminations were turned on. More...
as FolkFest is cancelled
ONE of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest annual
events has been cancelled next year due to a lack of helpers,
its organisers have decided this week. Burnham's popular FolkFest,
which started in 2006 and has run every year since, won't go ahead
in 2016. More...
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