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Dog owner and pet rescued by crews from beach mud
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft flew out to rescue a stranded dog and its owner from mud at Uphill on Thursday afternoon (July 20th). More...

Hair salon shuts in Burnham
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre hair salon has closed this week, although the beauty salon side of the business is continuing with a new owner. Enhance in Burnham-On-Sea's High Street ceased trading on Thursday (July 20th), its owners announced. More...

Warning for gales and rain
A SPELL of heavy rain and strong winds could lead to difficult travel conditions in the Burnham-On-Sea area today (Friday), as the summer holiday season starts for some. Standing water and spray may make journeys longer, and could lead to some surface water flooding. More...

Fire station open tomorrow
BURNHAM-On-Sea Fire Station is to hold a family open day this Saturday (July 22nd). Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service will be opening its doors to the public in Marine Drive from 10am-2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and learn about firefighting. More...

Bowled over! Club celebrates
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church Hall Short Mat Bowling Club has celebrated its 19th anniversary this week. The bowls club - which has 35 members - meets at the church hall on Mondays from 7-9m and on Fridays from 10am-12 noon when all are welcome. More...

Archery duo hit the target
TWO Burnham-On-Sea youngsters have competed in a national archery competition this month. Darragh and Molly Joyce travelled to the Junior National Outdoor Archery Competition at Archery GB’s base in Lilleshall, Shropshire where they took part over two days. More...

Crews called to person on jetty
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB volunteers were called out on Thursday (July 20th) to reports of a despondent person threatening to enter the water from the town's jetty. Concern for the person’s wellbeing paramount was key. More...

Couple spend £8k clearing path
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple has spent over £8,000 clearing away 100 tonnes of sand away from a public footpath in the town order to increase safety and security. Residents at Burnham's Retreat Holiday Park say sand had piled up over three metres deep. More...

Golf event boosts Burnham
A BIG golf tournament taking place in Burnham-On-Sea this week is delivering a boost to the town's economy. 144 players from across Europe are playing in the English Boys Under 16 Amateur Championships at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow Golf Club
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Council unveils £18m of cuts
SOMERSET County Council is making millions of pounds of cutbacks following what it calls "massive reductions" in funding from central Government. The leader updated the Full Council on progress towards finding the £18m of savings required this financial year. More...

Stuck boat and trailer rescued
A BOAT and trailer were rescued after getting stuck in mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Wednesday afternoon (July 19th). Burnham's jetty supervisor called out BARB Search & Rescue at 2.30pm after a 4x4 got into difficulty while attempting to launch it. More...

Inquest opened into death
AN inquest into the death of Burnham-On-Sea man Joseph Pearce has been opened this week. Tony Williams, Somerset's senior coroner, opened the inquest on Wednesday, July 19th at Taunton Coroners Office. The court heard that an ambulance was first called
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Tea event in Burnham today
BURNHAM-On-Sea Freemasons are hosting a funsraising 'Time for Tea' event at the town's Baptist Church today (Thursday July 20th). The event, in College Street, will be held from 2.30pm and all are welcome, with all proceeds going to St. Margaret’s Hospice
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Two-car crash in Oxford Street
POLICE were called to a crash in Oxford Street in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning (July 19th). Officers were called to the junction with College Street at around 10.15am when the vehicles collided. Police confirmed that the road had not been closed. More...

Objection over new store plan
TOWN councillors have this week expressed concerns at plans for a proposed new convenience store in Highbridge. The new grocery store is earmarked for land at the junction of Morland Road and Burnham Road on the former Morlands Industrial Park. More...

Apex wins top parks award
HIGHBRIDGE'S Apex Park has this week been recognised by the nationwide Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the country. Apex Park is among 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. More...

Town cyclists plan charity ride
A TEAM of cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea are tackling the famous John O'Groats to Land's End (JOGTLE) cycle challenge this month in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. Richard Campbell, Simon Walsh, Jamie Saunders (all from Burnham-On-Sea) will be joining two friends. More...

School display marks 60th year
HUNDREDS of photos, newsletters, stories and newspaper cuttings went on display when Highbridge's King Alfred School celebrated its 60th anniversary with an exhibition this week. A group of students worked with teacher Cerrie Williams to compile it. More...

Murder: Two men refused bail
TWO men who have been charged with the murder of Joseph Pearce in Burnham-On-Sea have been refused bail. Dominic Lacey, 21, of Newham Place in Patchway and James Hobbs, 43, of Churchill Close appeared at Exeter Crown Court on Tuesday (July 18th). More...

Barbecue fundraiser planned
A GROUP of youngsters are to hold a fundraising barbecue in Burnham-On-Sea for two good causes on Thursday (July 20th). The group from Somerset Rural Youth Project , pictured, are organising the event in aid of In Charley's Memory and Young Minds
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Church starts dementia group
A NEW group aimed at helping those living with the effects of Dementia and other forms of vulnerability has launched in Burnham-On-Sea. The town's St Andrew's is starting regular Dementia-friendly events called 'Third Thursday - A place to feed Body and Soul'. More...

Town parking fees 'confusing'
A TOWN councillor has called for a re-think on 'confusing and inconsistent' car parking charges in Burnham-On-Sea. Speaking at the latest Town Council meeting, Cllr Martin Cox said the current charges vary across car parks and "the maths don't seem to add up". More...

90 sign up to medical centre
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre has recruited a qualified nurse to support the Warfarin blood monitoring service that was withdrawn at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow Medical Centre last month. Dr Harvey Sampson told Burnham-On-Sea.com about the changes. More...

Fire crew called to fuel spill
THE road entrance onto Brean Beach was temporarily closed for three hours on Monday (July 17th) after a car lost its exhaust, causing a fuel spill. Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to the main road entrance onto Brean beach by the beachwarden. More...

Join Apex guided wildlife walk
A FREE guided wildlife walk is set to be held around Highbridge's Apex Park this month. Residents are being invited to become wildlife explorers to discover what is living in the park by joining Sedgemoor District Council's Ecologist on Thursday 27th July. More...

Mayor is VIP at Guides event
BURNHAM-On-Sea’s Mayor and Mayoress were the VIP guests at a special Girlguiding Burnham District event. Over 300 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Leaders aged 5-85 from around Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Brent Knoll and Berrow gathered for the event. More...

School performs summer show
CHILDREN at Mark First & Pre-School Academy have performed a fun-packed summer show 'Cinderella & Rockerfella' to mark the end-of-term. Held in a marquee on the school field, the show involved the whole school and pre-school - including the headteacher. More...

Eastenders star heads to town
EASTENDERS actor and West End stage star John Partridge will be coming to Highbridge in September to lead a musical theatre singing workshop for juniors and adults. The event, in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK, will be held on Saturday 9th September. More...

Safety call on one-way drivers
NEW calls have been made for safety improvements to Burnham-On-Sea High Street to address the long-running problem of vehicles being driven the wrong direction along one-way parts of the town centre. Residents often see vehicles driving the wrong way. More..

Garden party raises £1,375
SCORES of supporters of The Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital attended a successful fundraising garden party on Sunday (July 16th), raising over £1,300. Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Bill and Frances Hancock, opened the event. More...

New classroom for school
AS the summer term comes to an end, the children and staff of Brent Knoll Primary School entertained parents and friends at their annual Tea Party, where a new mini classroom was also unveiled. The guest of honour at the event was John Harris of West Croft Farm. More...

Cash stolen in Lympsham raid
POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information after a burglary at a house in Lympsham in which a substantial amount of cash in US dollars were stolen. It happened at about 9.45pm on Friday 14th July. The residents were at home when they were disturbed. More...

Dog killed in Brean Down fall
A FRESH warning has been issued to dog owners after a pet was killed in a fall down cliffs at Brean Down on Saturday. Coastguards were called to Brean Down by the beach warden amid concerns for the safety of the pet's owner, who was trying to retrieve the animal. More...

Murder: Two men in court
TWO men who have been charged with the murder of Joseph Pearce in Burnham-On-Sea appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court on Saturday. Joseph Pearce, 40, right, died at a property in Churchill Close, Burnham just before midnight on Monday (July 10th). More...

Upgrade for pool is unveiled
A NEW disco waterslide and toddlers swimming pool has been opened at Brean Splash. The toddler pool, which is 10m x 4m, is open during certain public sessions and is also the base for baby and toddler swimming lessons. The facilities have ctreated four jobs. More...

Crews tackle landfill blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters have been tackling a big blaze at a waste landfill site near Bridgwater on Friday. Crews were initially called to the site at Bristol Road, Walpole shortly before 11pm on Thursday evening. Fire engines were called along with water carriers. More...

Wi-fi plan for beach and town
PLANS to introduce a free wi-fi Internet network in Burnham-On-Sea town centre and along the seafront are being reconsidered after being raised by a Burnham-On-Sea resident this week. The £20,000 scheme was first considered by the council last autumn. More...

New shop opens in town centre
A NEW business has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. The Bed and Discount Furniture Store has been opened in College Street by owners John and Cheryl White, pictured, who have recently moved into the Burnham area. More...

Free events planned in town
HOMES in Sedgemoor will be celebrating their ten-year anniversary this month with a range of events in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge. The company is hosting three events from July 24th to July 27th, including coffee mornings and family fun days
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Car park shuts for resurfacing
A BURNHAM-On-Sea car park is set to temporarily close in July for maintenance work. The car park in Berrow Road next to Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre and the swimming pool will be shut from July 17th for eight days as part of resurfacing work. More...

School heads to town beach
PUPILS from Burnham-On-Sea's St Joseph's School enjoyed a summer treat with a trip the town's beach this week. The school held its annual 'sandcastle fun day' to Burnham-On-Sea beach on Monday 10th July as the end of term approaches. More...

War vet receives D-Day medal
A BURNHAM-On-Sea war veteran has been awarded France's highest wartime honour for his role in the Normandy landings 73 years ago. The French government has awarded Tony Winterburn, 91, with the Chevalier de L'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur. More...

New convenience store plans
REVISED plans to build a new convenience store in Highbridge have been unveiled this week by a local property developer. Calderwood Property Developments Ltd is seeking full planning permission to build a store on the corner of Morland Road. More...

Grassroots football gets boost
BURNHAM United AFC is celebrating this week after being awarded a £1,500 'Grow the Game' grant, a scheme that has attracted praise from England Manager Gareth Southgate. The grant will provide a boost to grassroots football in Burnham-On-Sea. More...

Stuck horse rescued at Brean
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called out on Wednesday afternoon (July 12th) to rescue a horse stuck in a water-filled ditch. They rushed to Weston Road in Brean at 11.30am when a call was received from the animal's owner to say it was stranded
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MP praises town school's plan
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP James Heappey says he is 'reassured' about King Alfred School's plans for the future after meeting the management team following its latest Ofsted report. Mr Heappey has met with Headteacher Denise Hurr. More...

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