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BURNHAM'S Mayor has given his support to Brent Knoll singer Gracie
Wickens-Sweet, who will be appearing on the live semi-final of
ITV's Britains Got Talent tonight (Wednesday) when she'll
need viewers votes to progress to the final. More...
Ice rink plan for town unveiled
A NEW project to bring an ice rink to Burnham-On-Sea later this
year has been launched this week - with residents being encouraged
to get involved. The project is being led by a new group of people
from the Burnham area who aim to introduce various events. More...
Residents rally to help Nepal
KIND-hearted residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area aim to raise
thousands of pounds for people affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.
Schoolchildren, shoppers and residents have been giving donations
to the appeal following the huge quake. More...
New indoor play area opened
A NEW indoor play area has been formally opened by Burnham-On-Sea's
Mayor and Mayoress this week. Michael and Maria Clarke cut a ribbon
to officially open the Little Bouncers Indoor Play Centre at Unit
2, Monkton House in Walrow Road. More...
Crews called to Berrow beach
RESCUE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Berrow beach late
on Monday evening (May 25th) to reports of a person stuck in mud.
A man was reported to be in a distressed state on the beach, prompting
a call-out for Coastguards plus BARB at 10.25pm. More...
College fundraisers help BARB
HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised for a Burnham-On-Sea charity
during a fundraising walk. A group of students from Bridgwater
College's Learning for Life & Work Group raised £833.86
for BARB Search & Rescue which runs two rescue hovercrafts.
Video: EastEnders star in town
EASTENDERS actor and West End stage star John Partridge was the
VIP guest at a special singing and musical theatre workshop in
Highbridge on Saturday (May 23rd). The well-supported event was
held at Churchfield School in Highbridge. More...
Kite surfer rescued in Burnham
A KITE surfer has thanked Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew for coming
to his rescue after he got into difficulty in the sea on Monday.
Andrew Kruszynski from Bristol, pictured, was taking advantage
of the strong winds by kite surfing when his lines got twisted.
Food Fest duo up for top award
THE team behind Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival are
hoping to be celebrating some more this Wednesday after being
shortlisted for The Prince of Wales Award at the Royal Bath and
West Show. The award is run by the Royal Bath & West of England
Gracie joins Guides on visit
YOUNG Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet, who will be appearing
on the semi-finals of Britains Got Talent this Wednesday
(May 27th), made a visit into Burnham this week with a group of
Guides. The Brent Knoll Guides made a visit to the Foodbank. More...
Tony promoted to national role
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Air Cadets warrant officer has been promoted
to the top job in the organisation. Devon & Somerset Wing
of the Air Training Corps has congratulated Warrant Officer Tony
Bird, who has been appointed to a national role. More...
Burglars sought after break-in
BURGLARS smashed their way into a town centre shop in Burnham-On-Sea
during the early hours of Saturday (May 23rd). Police have issued
an appeal for witnesses following the incident at Scott's Furnishings
in Victoria Street at around 12.15am. More...
Bee swarm creates a buzz
BEEKEEPERS were called to collect a large swarm of bees after
they landed in Burnham-On-Sea town centre during the town's Food
Festival on Saturday (May 23rd). The swarm of thousands of bees
gathered on scaffolding at the rear of Saxons agents. More...
Mud scare on Brean beach
A FRESH warning about beach safety has been issued after beachwardens
were called to help this person in mud at Brean on Sunday (May
24th). The teenager appeared to get into difficulty about a quarter
of a mile from the shore at around 3pm. More...
Charity ball raises over £4,000
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser who organsied a 'Miss England' charity
ball this month has raised thousands of pounds for two good causes.
Emily Sanders, 22, a trainee teacher from Burnham, hosted the
ball earlier this month at Rookery Manor. More...
Artist's exhibition to begin
A BURNHAM-On-Sea artist's work will go on show for an exhitbition
in the town this week. The paintings exhibition by Rod Downing
is called 'Colours and Moods of Somerset' and is being held in
The Arts Lounge at The Princess from 26th May to 13th June. More...
Photos: Food Festival success!
BRIGHT sunshine brought huge crowds to the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday for the town's sixth Food and Drink Festival. The
celebration of locally-produced food and drink saw many of the
region's best brewers and food producers taking part. More...
Gracie into the TV semi-finals
BRENT Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet has progressed through
to this week's semi-finals stage of ITV's Britains Got Talent.
The 11-year-old was last night selected to appear in this week's
live semi-final shows when she was among the final 40 acts. More...
Town Bake-Off entries impress
DOZENS of home-made cakes, sponges and bread went on display when
local bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the
town's Food & Drink Festival on Saturday. Cakemaker Dusica
Roberts won the overall champion's trophy. More...
In photos: King Alfred prom
YEAR 11 students from a Highbridge school celebrated the end of
their school year with a lavish prom on Friday night (May 22nd).
Over 230 pupils and staff from King Alfred School gathered at
Batch Farm in Lympsham for their special night. More...
Burnham art exhibition opens
A WEEK-long exhibition showcasing the work of more than 20 Burnham-On-Sea
artists will get underway in the town on Saturday (May 23rd).
Dozens of paintings by Burnham Art Club members are on display
at Burnham Community Centre until May 29th. More...
Town firm's run boosts charity
STAFF at a Burnham-On-Sea estate agents have raised cash for charity
by taking part in a fun run. Staff and friends from Gary Berrymans
in Burnham joined partner agents Mayfair Town & Country, Tamlyns
and Hobbs at the Weston Beach Colour Run. More...
Photos: Stuck sheep rescued
THESE were the scenes when three stranded sheep were rescued by
fire crews in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning (May 21st). A
walker spotted the three animals in difficulty in a water-filled
ditch in the fields next to the Frank Foley Parkway. More...
Rising demand for food banks
THE team that runs Burnham and Highbridge's
Food Banks say their service is being used by an ever-growing
number of local people. The service, run by Burnham and Highbridge
Churches Together, says economic hardship is the cause. More...
Gary wins darts Premier title
BURNHAM-On-Sea darts player Gary Anderson has won the Premier
League title to go with his world championship. The 44-year-old
who beat Phil Taylor five months ago in the world final
ruthlessly dispatched of Michael van Gerwen 11-7 in the
playoff final. More...
Charity's thanks as shop shuts
THE manager of a Burnham-On-Sea shop which has closed down this
week has thanked customers for their support over the past two
decades. We recently reported that the Tenovus charity shop in
Burnham High Street would be closing. More...
Shona in record skydive bid
A LOCAL teenager is planned to join a world record attempt when
she takes part in a sponsored tandem skydive. Shona Nicol, 16,
who until recently lived in Highbridge and worked voluntarily
at Animal Farm in Berrow, is set to undertake the challenge. More...
Speed survey blow for town
in Highbridge say a speed survey along a busy town road does not
reflect the true problem of speeding there. Somerset County Council
installed a Speed Indicator Device in Worston Road between 26th
March and 9th April. More...
New Seaside Award flag raised
NEW Seaside Award flags have been raised in Burnham-On-Sea and
Berrow this week after both beaches were handed sought-after awards
by national campaign group Keep Britain Tidy. The announcement
of the awards came on Wednesday morning (May 20th). More...
Nikki beats her fear of heights
A BURNHAM-On-Sea mum has overcome her fear of heights by abseiling
down a 100ft cliff to raise money for a local support group. Nikki
Day has raised in excess of over £900 for Somerset Time
For Youth, a local support group that supports her son. More...
Cllr quits role after debate
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillor
has stood down from her committee chairman's role following a
heated debate earlier this week about funding for the town's Food
Festivals. Councillors debated a £2,000 grant application
from the festival team. More...
Thousands raised for causes
THOUSANDS of pounds has been presented to local groups at the
latest Burnham Moose Lodge meeting. A whopping total of £6,272.94
to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance plus £1,470.71
to the Alzheimers charity, plus various other local groups.
Calls to halt beach party debris
have hit out at late night revellers who are repeatedly leaving
dozens of empty alcohol bottles strewn over the sand dunes in
Burnham-On-Sea following weekend beach parties. Over 100 beer
cans and bottles were left discarded. More...
Seuss comes to Burnham!
the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other beloved Dr. Seuss
characters will come to life when a Burnham-On-Sea musical theatre
group performs 'Seussical Junior'. Rehearsals are underway by
Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES). More...
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