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flock to Xmas switch-on
CROWD of 2,000 people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas
lights switch-on yesterday (Saturday) when BBC Points West presenter
Alex Lovell officially started the town's festive season. More...
start marathons challenge
GROUP of three runners from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater
have begun their challenge to raise thousands of pounds for charity
by completing 7 marathons in 7 days around Somerset. The trio
are Scott Woodberry, Matthew Axe and Tim Scarrott. More...
fall shuts pavement
SECTION of pavement in Burnham-On-Sea was briefly closed on Saturday
(November 22nd) after a masonry fall. The owner of Del Mondo Pizza
in the High Street was alerted early on Saturday when part of
a window lintel crumbled and fell. More...
Christmas fair today
CHRISTMAS fair will be held in Berrow today (Sunday, 23rd November)
to raise funds for a Somerset cancer charity. The event, 'Shop
for a Cure for Christmas', is being organsied for Breakthrough
Breast Cancer and will be held from 10.30am-3pm. More...
unveils new album
BURNHAM-On-Sea musician held a launch party for his new five-track
album in the town on Saturday. Joe Mooney, pictured, has finally
achieved his dream of seeing his own songs being sold on a CD.
Joe has been a hip hop musician for 15 years. More...
photos: Bloom awards night
20 residents were presented with awards when the town's annual
Burnham In Bloom prize ceremony was held on Friday night (November
21st). Scores of residents and business owners gathered in the
Town Council Chambers for the event. More...
appeal after two injured
have appealed for witnesses following an early morning assault
in Burnham-On-Sea last weekend. The incident happened at 1.15am
last Saturday (November 15th) when two men were injured at the
junction of Abingdon Street and the High Street. More...
lorry crashes into ditch
DRIVER escaped unhurt after his lorry left the M5 motorway between
Burnham-On-Sea and Weston this week. Police and ambulance crews
were called to the delivery lorry after it left the main northbound
carriageway and ended up in vegetation. More...
role for Burnham company
BURNHAM-On-Sea firm was featured on national TV this week coming
to the rescue of a Bridgwater couple. Adam Cahill Carpet &
Flooring appeared on Channel 5's Cowboy Builders after
the broadcaster asked if he could urgently help out. More...
centre's funding appeal
BURNHAM Area Youth Centre is seeking thousands of pounds to
fix problems with rain water leaking into the building. The centre
in Cassis Close, which is used by more than 20 different groups
and over 500 users a week, needs £7,500 for the work. More...
C 'at risk of collapse'
DEAL to build a nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea
may not go ahead, an energy expert has claimed this week. EDF
Energy is due to build the £24.5bn plant, which would be
the first in the UK in almost 20 years if all goes to plan. More...
boost for good causes
Holiday Village has this week given two good causes in the town
a financial boost with a bumper donation of £2,800. £1,400
has been presented to The Friends of Burnham Hospital and the
same amount to BARB Search & Rescue. More...
damaged in blaze drama
CAR was left severely damaged after a blaze in Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday morning. One fire crew from Burnham was called to
Burnham Road, near the entrance to the BAY Centre, at 8am following
calls from nearby residents and passers-by. More...
boost for health project
A NEW community project to encourage healthy lifestyles in
Burnham-On-Sea has been given a funding boost this week. A series
of free weekly community running events at Apex Park are being
launched as part of a nationwide initiative to promote health.
praise after club's win
Mayor has congratulated the town's Hillview Carnival Club this
week after they won the County Cup by clinching first place in
their class. The club, which is in its 40th year, won in Glastonbury,
Wells, Burnham, North Petherton and Shepton. More...
Christmas trees arrive
and Highbridge's official town Christmas trees have been installed
this week. The Town Council-funded 20ft Grand Firs have been installed
outside the Victoria Hotel in Burnham's Victoria Street and next
to Highbridge's Community Centre. More...
stabbed in High Street
arrested a woman and she was later released on bail, pending further
investigations following a stabbing in Burnham's High Street on
Tuesday, which left a man with 'serious' injuries. Police sealed
off an area of the High Street next to Lloyds Bank at 7.20pm.
park volunteers sought
groups who run Burnham and Highbridge's award-winning parks have
this week issued an appeal for more volunteers. The Friends of
Marine Cove in Burnham and The Friends of Apex Park in Highbridge
are seeking more local people to help with projects. More...
in three crimes not logged
and Somerset Police says improvements are on the way after it
was revealed this week that the force is the third worst at recording
crime in the country. Police in Avon and Somerset fail to log
33% of offences, says the new study just published. More...
dancers bid to set record
30 tap dancers from Burnham-On-Sea have this week joined a nationwide
bid to break a world record. The group from DanceFit Academy on
the Westmans Trading Estate took part in a nationwide tapathon,
with the aim of setting a new record. More...
boost for swim club
of Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club are celebrating after being awarded
£3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014. Following
votes from members of the public, the club has been awarded a
grant to enable it to continue doing positive work. More...
your say on area's future
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged to have their
say on the future development of the region by getting involved
in a consultation on Sedgemoor's economy. The Economic Development
Strategy was launched on Tuesday. More...
shaken in coach drama
group of children escaped unhurt when a coach slid into a ditch
near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday. Edingworth Road in East Brent was
closed by police after the single-decker Coombs coach got stuck.
Fire engines from Weston and Burnham were sent. More...
road crossing work starts
to construct a new pedestrian crossing on a busy road in Highbridge
has started this week. The work comes with support of the local
community after a request was made by Cllr John Woodman as part
of Somerset County Councils improvements scheme. More...
in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being urged to hand
in firearms and knives during a special amnesty being held across
Somerset this month. People can dispose of weapons at police stations
in Somerset, including Burnham. More...
Appeal raises £28,000
NEW record of more than £28,000 was raised in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's
annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents have dug deep to donate
to the local Poppy appeal and buy poppies in recent weeks. More...
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