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Civic Award winners announced
TWO community-spirited sporty couples in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are to receive Civic Awards, it has been announced today (Tuesday). More...

Poor interest for new town role
THE application period for Burnham-On-Sea's Town Centre Manager has been extended after a poor initial response. Recruitment for the new part-time role, which will earn £15k a year over two years, was due to finish in August, but the campaign has been extended. More...

Tickets on sale for Boycie visit
ONE of the stars of the classic BBC1 TV sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, is coming to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this autumn to entertain the audience with humorous anecdotes. Actor John Challis is bringing his touring show to Burnham. More...

Car overturns into road ditch
A MAN was rescued after his car overtuned into a ditch and started filling with water near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (September 1st). Two fire engines and a water rescue crew were sent to the scene at The Causeway between East Huntspill and Woolavington
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Food Festival seeks your votes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival is appealing for residents' votes to secure a funding boost. The town's festival has this week been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 and needs votes from local people to win the funding. More...

Air ambulance lands in town
A LADY was air-lifted to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest in Burnham-On on Saturday morning (August 30th). The yellow Devon and Somerset air ambulance landed near Finches Way shortly after 11.30am and had then flown the patient to Musgrove. More...

Big crowds at FolkFest finale
HUNDREDS of people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday for the finale of this year's 'best ever' FolkFest music festival. Organisers said the ninth annual event, which started on Thursday, had been the 'best yet' with record crowds. More...

Rescue services day success
HOVERCRAFTS, lifeboats and a helicopter performed displays in front of thousands of people on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday (August 31st) during the town's annual rescue services day. The popular event was held under blue skies and sunshine. More...

£31,600 revamp for play area
Exclusive: A LONG-awaited £31,600 project to upgrade a play area in Highbridge is set to start on Monday 8th September. Sedgemoor District Council says the three weeks of work will get underway at Talbot Close. The new play area will include a four-seater seesaw. More...

Video: Stert Swim highlights
CROWDS lined Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday to watch 65 swimmers take part in the annual Stert Island Swim. The 2,400m swim from Burnham to Stert and back was won by Wells triathlete Marcus Williams for a second year in 21 minutes and 55 seconds. More...

Hot rods roar into Burnham
DOZENS of classic American hot rods, trucks and classic vehicles thundered through Burnham-On-Sea and Brean on Saturday (August 30th) in a mass convoy for charity. The Blue Ridge Runners drove in a procession through Burnham. More...

Man gets stuck in letterbox
BURNHAM-On-Sea's fire crew was called to help a man with his hand stuck in a letterbox early on Saturday. One Burnham fire engine was called to a home in Highbridge Road at 4.19am. The man, in his early 40s, had got his hand and arm stuck. More...

RNLI rescue two onboard yacht
BURNHAM-On-Sea's lifeboats were launched on Friday morning (29th August) to rescue a yacht that had run aground. The 22ft yacht was proceeding up the River Parrett, on a falling tide, towards Combwich Marina when it ran aground. Coastguards were concerned. More...

Photos: FolkFest fun in town
MUSIC fans crowded streets, pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday when dozens of live music and dance acts performed across the town during the annual FolkFest. Organisers said the ninth annual event has been the 'best yet' with record crowds. More...

Annie strides out for charity
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser has pulled on her walking boots to put her best foot forward for charity. Annie Vickerstaff set off on her 12-mile walk from outside Burnham Baptist Church, pictured, where she was given plenty of support by the group's members and friends. More...

200 entries at Watchfield Show
HUNDREDS of flowers, vegetables, cakes and craft exhibits went on display at Watchfield's annual show near Highbridge on Saturday (August 30th). Watchfield Hall Chairman Keith Whitting told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had been a success. More...

New opening hours for police
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police Station is introducing new opening hours from Monday (September 1st) as part of a number of changes. The opening hours of the station's enquiry office will be 10am-6pm Monday to Friday to make them simpler for visitors. More...

Work set to close M5 junction
MOTORISTS have been warned that Burnham-On-Sea's motorway junction will be closed for several hours on Monday (September 1st). Drainage roadworks are set to take place, leading to the southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 22 being closed. More...

Auction of lighthouses begins
BURNHAM-On-Sea's mini lighthouse trail comes to an end next week after a successful summer display - and residents can now submit bids to buy the colourful wooden structures. 34 of the 6ft-replicas of the town's iconic beach lighthouse have been on show. More...

Burglary at model rail station
Exclusive: POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a burglary and vandalism at a model railway station attraction near Burnham-On-Sea this week. West Huntspill Model Engineering Society's facilities in the village suffered damage in the "pointless" attack. More...

Tiny bat rescued from thistle
THIS tiny little bat is being cared for by rescuers from East Huntspill's Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre this week after being retrieved from a prickly position. The tiny creature was found well and truly stuck on a thistle near Shapwick Heath. More...

7 new homes at care home site
A FORMER care home in Burnham-On-Sea could soon be turned into seven new homes if plans to overhaul the site win approval. The former Gables Care Home on the corner of Burnham's Grove Road and Berrow Road closed because there was not enough space. More...

Burnham YMCA shop re-opens
THE YMCA has re-opened its Burnham-On-Sea shop this week after a temporary three-week closure caused by flooding after a torrential rainstorm in early August. The shop in Burnham High Street closed on August 5th when torrential rain caused flooding. More...

Centre to close until January
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred Sports Centre is to remain closed until January after suffering severe flooding damage caused by a torrential rain storm earlier this month. The centre suffered major damage to its roof and interior during heavy rain. More...

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