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Highbridge railway station could benefit from regional £2.4bn upgrade scheme
TOWN councillors hope a new regional plan to invest £2.4bn in the south west's railways could benefit Highbridge railway station with improved facilities. More...

Crufts winner's walk fundraiser
A DEVOTED Burnham-On-Sea dog owner and her Crufts-winning border terrier have raised over £1,100 for charity by completing a fundraising walk. Vanessa Holbrow strode out with her dog, Sir Jack Spratticus, in a walk from Brean to Burnham. More...

Street party advice is offered
WITH only two months to go before the Royal Wedding on May 19th, Sedgemoor District Council has this week offered residents and community groups in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge help for planning street parties and outdoor events. More...

School defends snow closure
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has defended its decision to shut the school on Monday (March 19th) after snowfall left it short of staff. The school had to shut to pupils on Monday due to over 15 teaching staff and further support staff not being in. More...

Pensioner jailed for sex abuse
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has been jailed for seven and a half years after being found guilty of historic sex abuse charges. Peter Sheppard, 75, of Love Lane was found guilty of six counts of sex abuse. He had denied four charges of indecent assault. More...

Police appeal after bus abuse
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week issued an appeal for help after a man was abused on a bus. The victim was travelling on the number 21 service from Bridgwater to Burnham-On-Sea on March 5th at about 3.45pm when another man verbally abused him
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Kite workshop hailed a success
WINTRY weather failed to halt a family kite-making workshop and fun day in Berrow at the weekend. Saturday's event was held at The Sundowner cafe next to Beachside Holiday Park in Berrow, with funds for Sports Relief. BOS Events said the day had been enjoyed. More...

Photos: Snow falls in Burnham
THE Burnham-On-Sea area was shivering under a thin blanket of snow on Sunday. Bitterly cold temperatures and snow swept in overnight from the east and continued during Sunday morning, coating the area in a wintry layer that's unusual for this time of year. More...

Library cutbacks are attacked
THE Save Highbridge Library campaign has this week said Somerset County Council has "disturbed a hornet's nest of anger and discontent" in proposing cutbacks to library services. The comments come as a consultation period has been extended. More...

Tickets on sale for casino night
TICKETS are on sale for a Burnham-On-Sea charity's fundraising casino night that is being held in April. BARB Search & Rescue is holding the fun event at The Oaktree in Highbridge on Saturday April 21st from 6.30pm with funds going towards the charity's work. More...

Cash boost for BAY Centre
THE Burnham-On-Sea Area Youth Centre has been given a boost by Somerset Bridge Association this week. Burnham-On-Sea's BAY Centre has received a welcome £800 donation from Sheila Coda, a member of Somerset Bridge Association
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71st art festival comes to end
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has all the results for every class at the 2018 Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Hundreds of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards competed for top honours at the 71st festival. This year's special event finished on Saturday. More...

Crew called to chimney blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a chimney blaze in the town on Sunday (March 18th). Firefighters were called to Berrow Road at just after 4.35pm where they used specialist equipment to extinguish the fire. A spokesman said one fire appliance was sent.

Gymnasts in top tournament
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge gymnasts from the town's Monarchs Gymnastics Club have this month been competing against some of the very best in Great Britain at the Acrobatic Gymnastics British Championships. The club travelled to Stoke on Trent. More...

New £90k church roof unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Methodist Church unveiled a £90,000 refurbishment of its roof this weekend. The church in College Street welcomed Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor Bill Hancock, Mayoress Frances Hancock at a ceremony on Saturday morning (March 17th).

Town charity holds annual ball
DOZENS of supporters of a Burnham-On-Sea charity flocked to its annual ball on Friday evening (March 16th). In Charley's Memory held its third annual ball on Weston Pier featuring live music and entertainment, a photo booth and disco plus more.

Photos: 30 join beach clean-up
BITTERLY cold weather and flurries of snow failed to halt Burnham-On-Sea's latest beach clean when it took place on Saturday morning (March 17th). Over 30 volunteers braved the chilly conditions to take part in the clean-up of the beach around the Sailing Club.

Wedding ring found at centre
A GARDEN centre near Burnham-On-Sea is appealing for the public's help to return a ring to its rightful owner. Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll says the wedding ring was found on Saturday. "It's a wedding ring for a very small finger," says a spokesman.

Man suffers spinal injury in fall
A WALKER has been taken to hospital today (Friday) with suspected spinal injuries after suffering a fall near Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club. A team of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards was called at just before 4.30pm after a quick-thinking crewmember spotted him. More...

'Sunken yacht will sail again'
A YACHT in Burnham-On-Sea has been left partially submerged under water and mud in the River Brue after getting into difficulty during this month's high tides. Owner Phil Hatfield is working on a big clean-up operation to remove thick mud and water inside
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New GP out-of-hours service
OUT-of-hours GP services in the Burnham-On-Sea will be taken over by a new supplier following the current service being described as "unacceptable", the county's clinical commissioning group has said. Last April inspectors said it was inadequate.

BosFest fundraiser announced
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's 'BosFest' music festival will be holding a day-long fundraising concert on Easter Sunday. The Easter Fundraiser will be held at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club from 1pm-11pm on Sunday April 1st. More...

Library consultation extended
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents will have an extra seven weeks to share their views on the County Council’s proposals for the town's library. The closing date for the consultation has been extended from Sunday 22 April to Wednesday 13 June. More...

Apex Play Day helpers sought
THE organisers of this summer's Apex Park Play Day are appealing for volunteers to help in the planning of the event. Last year, around 7,000 people attended the free fun-filled day with 40 free activities and it's set to return on Wednesday August 1st. More...

Air ambulance lands in town
AN air ambulance landed on Burnham-On-Sea's BAY Centre playing fields on Thursday morning (March 15th) to help a patient. The yellow Devon and Somerset air ambulance came down on the northern side of the playing fields at 8.45am, as pictured here. More...

Farm smells 'unbearable'
THE Environment Agency has asked the owners of a controversial chicken farm in East Huntspill near Highbridge to resolve problems with strong smells following many complaints from local people. Residents living near Newbridge Farm have complained about the smells. More...

Carnival queen contest begins
THE annual search for Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen and Princesses has begun. Youngsters in the Burnham-On-Sea area have just a few weeks to enter this year's contest to become the Carnival Queen or a Princess. Entries are open until 18th April. More...

Photos: Apex Park litter pick
A 14-STRONG group of litter pickers took part in an organised clean-up event at Highbridge's Apex Park on Wednesday (March 14th). The litter clean was held at Apex Park as part of a campaign from Keep Britain Tidy called the Great British Spring Clean.

New business awards launched
A NEW business awards scheme has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea to encourage shops and firms to become more environmentally friendly. The plans were unveiled by Burnham’s coastal community officer Tanya Cox at the latest council meeting. More...

School's boost for Fairtrade
CHILDREN from a Burnham-On-Sea school raised cash for charity by holding a unique Fairtrade coffee morning in the town on Wednesday (March 15th). The children of St Andrew's School made and served coffee to visitors at St Andrew's Church.

MP welcomes forces heathcare
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has welcomed the Government’s decision to invest £220 million in mental health services for our Armed Forces and veterans. Mr Heappey, who served in The Rifles on two operational tours in Afghanistan, says he's pleased.

Walker injured in beach fall
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards helped a beach walker on Wednesday after she injured her foot in a muddy fall on the town's beach. Coastguards were called to Burnham beach just after 11am when the lady was reported by a local resident to be in difficulty. More...

Sky lanterns to be banned
A BAN on sky lanterns being launched from Town Council properties in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge looks set to be introduced following a debate this week. Councillors have approved proposals to ban the use of the controversial lanterns
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Snake rescued from suitcase
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers are looking after this tiny grass snake after it was found curled up in a suitcase by a member of the public. The small grass snake has been brought into the care of Secret World Wildlife Rescue staff in East Huntspill, near Burnham
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MP bids to save post office
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP James Heappey is pushing forward the search for a new operator to run the town’s Post Office, following the current postmaster's decision to sell the business. The Post Office is currently working with the postmaster. More...

Woman hurt in town accident
A WOMAN suffered hip and ankle injuries after a collision with a car in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. Police were called at around 3.50pm on Tuesday (March 13th) to the junction of Adam Street and the High Street in Burnham-On-Sea. An ambulance also attended. More...

Optician upkills on Glaucoma
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Specsavers opticians are marking World Glaucoma Week (11-18 March) by up-skilling to better support customers with the condition. Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss. More...

Couple given funding boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea Freemasons have this week given a town couple a funding boost to help them seek crucial medical treatment for their baby, who has a rare condition that has left him blind. When Koby Hoff was born seven months ago he was struggling to breathe. More...

Air ambulance lands on path
RESIDENTS in Highbridge could hardly believe their eyes when an air ambulance flew into the town and landed on a footpath on Monday (12th March). The green Great Western Air Ambulance landed on the path behind Havage Close, Highbridge shortly after mid-day. More...

Maritime history talk to be held
MARITIME heritage across the region will go in the spotlight when a historian visits Burnham-On-Sea this week. Maritime historian Philip Ashford will give an illustrated talk at North Sedgemoor’s local history meeting on Wednesday 14th March at 7pm. More...

Race night raises over £1,100
A FUNDRAISING race night held at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena has been hailed a success after raising over £1,100 for the charity 'Children with Cancer UK'. The event, held on Saturday, was organised by Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser Lindsey Ripley. More...

Man, 19, arrested after assault
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have arrested a man after a man was assaulted outside this town centre shop earlier this month. The incident took place outside the former S&A Linens shop in Burnham-On-Sea High Street on Sunday. Police have arrested a 19 year-old
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New fitness classes set to start
A NEW series of fitness classes are set to start in Burnham-On-Sea in April. The new 'Insanity Live' classes will be held every Thursday, starting from April 12th, at the Burnham Area Youth Centre (BAY Centre) from 9.30am-10.30am each week
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Mayor's praise for Crufts duo
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has praised a devoted Burnham-On-Sea dog owner after her rescue dog won a coveted top award at Crufts on Sunday. Ness Holbrow and her re-homed Border Terrier, called Sir Jack Spratticus, won the Crufts 2018 Friends for Life award. More...

Burnham Flower Show success
RECENT wintry weather hit the number of flower entries at the annual Burnham-On-Sea Horticultural Society Spring Show on Saturday (March 10th). While organisers said the event at Burnham's St Andrew's School had been "a success" with around 150 entries. More...

Family Disney musical to open
YOUNGSTERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area will be taking part in a performance of Disney's High School Musical Junior this month. Mark Youth Theatre group is performing its annual show at Strode Theatre in Street
from March 15th. More...

Join town charity's sky dive
BURNHAM-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue is seeking daring fundraisers for an adrenaline-filled event. The charity, which runs two life-saving rescue hovercrafts and inshore rescue boats, is seeking supporters to join a sky dive on May 26th. More...

Bakers Dolphin rescues jobs
A GROUP of bus drivers who help to run a service in Burnham-On-Sea and Weston could see their jobs saved by a local coach operator. As recently reported here by Burnham-On-Sea.com, Crosville Motors announced they will be stopping some services in April. More...

Megan plays for Yeovil Ladies
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea football player has played for Yeovil Town Ladies FC when they hosted Chelsea Ladies. Megan Robinson, 17, was introduced to the pitch in the 82nd minute, replacing Leah Burridge, a former Somerset FA Centre of Excellence player. More...

New 'Design A Ted' shop opens
A NEW shop that lets children design their own teddy bears opened on Saturday (March 10th) in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. 'Design A Ted' has opened in a vacant premises at 44 The High Street, near the junction with Burnham's Cross Street. More...

UK's top land yachts in Brean
DOZENS of the UK's top sand yachting enthusiasts were in action on Brean beach at the weekend during the British Land Yachting Championships. The National Land Yacht Regatta, organised by Brean Land Yacht Club, was held on Saturday and Sunday. More...

Fresh appeal after fatal crash
POLICE have appealed for witnesses of a fatal collision to contact them after a crash between a mobility scooter and a 4x4 in Burnham-On-Sea's Adam Street on Thursday. Emergency services were called at 11.50am amid reports of the collision near Oxford Street. More...

New leads in Dean Tate search
THE search for missing Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate has entered its second week with no sign of him found. The 40-year-old was last seen at the TA8s bar in Pier Street in Burnham at 2am on Saturday, February 24th after earlier visiting the Somerset and Dorset pub. More...

Toby bids for running blades
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man hopes to raise £14,000 to help his passion of running for charities. Toby French has been a double below-the-knee amputee since birth, but recently began running in an effort to become healthier. The 28-year-old uses prosthetic legs
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130 homes planned for field
A PUBLIC field on the outskirts of Highbridge could be turned into a major new housing development of up to 130 homes under controversial plans just unveiled. Local property developer Toni Hammick has revealed the'concept plans'. More...

New cycle path plan backed
PLANS for a new coastal cycle path between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston have been given the backing of town councillors this week. Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town councillors have given their support to Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited.

New plans for 29 flats unveiled
to turn Highbridge's former Canal House site into a modern new development of 29 flats have been unveiled this week. Property developer Toni Hammock discussed her plans for the high-profile site, next to the Church Street roundabout, with councillors. More...

New Aldi store takes shape
WORK is fully underway on Highbridge's planned new Aldi store, which is due to open later this year. Sedgemoor District Council approved plans for the new Aldi supermarket on the Isleport Business Park in May last year and the store is set to open in the autumn. More...

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