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Council attacked over bus cuts
BUS users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have reacted with dismay to the news that vital services look set to be axed following a cost-cutting decision by Somerset County Council this week. More....

Hinkley B workers 'bring boost'
MORE than a 1,000 extra workers have been hired to join Hinkley Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea to help carry out a major maintenance programme. Site operator EDF Energy says the influx of workers could provide an economic boost to the area.

Town pub to open new facilities
A Highbridge pub is set to formally open a new functional room and skittle alley this week. The Globe Inn in Newtown Road is holding a special launch party to mark the opening this Friday (12th February) from 8pm. The pub has been doing a project build over the year. More...

B&M opening date under wraps
DISCOUNT retailer B&M has said this week it has no firm date to open its new store to replace Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket.The discount retailer is set take over the Pier Street site and employ around 50 staff. B&M said there's no further update yet. More...

Talent contest this Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre is hosting the town's second annual Talent Showcase in aid of local charity Somewhere House Somerset this Saturday. Up and coming bands and musicians will be performing live in front of a team of judges.

Tesco's £1,000 boost for BARB
MORE than £1,000 has been raised for a Burnham-On-Sea charity by customers at a supermarket in the town. Over the past week, Tesco in Ben Travers Way has held a raffle in aid of BARB Search & Rescue, which operates Burnham's life-saving hovercrafts. More...

Centre in special measures
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre has been placed into special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The practice in Pepperall Road, Highbridge has been given an overall rating of "inadequate" by a specialist team of inspectors. More...

Coastal officer's rallying call
BURNHAM-On-Sea's new Coastal Officer is calling on the community to work together to reduce marine and beach litter in order to improve the town's bathing water quality. Harriet Yates-Smith is running a campaign called Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset. More...

Preview: Panto fun in Brean
DICK Whittington comes to Brean this month when the village's Coastline Players perform their annual run of fun-filled pantomime shows. Under the direction of Greg Fear, with choreography by Samantha Nicol, this show promises to be a hit. More...

Storm Imogen leaves damage
A CLEAN-up operation is underway in the Burnham-On-Sea area after Storm Imogen brought high winds and heavy rain on Monday (February 8th). The powerful storm - which saw 70mph gusts of wind in Burnham - left damage across the area. More...

Burnham's up for coach award
BURNHAM has been shortlisted for a fourth consecutive year for the award of 'Coach Friendly Destination' in the National Coach Tourism Awards. The town is up against Ashton-under-Lyne, Beverley, Bournemouth, Derry, Devizes, Liverpool and Perth. More...

Swimarathon makes a splash!
OVER £2,000 is expected to have been raised for local charities after dozens of people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area took part in a sponsored swim in Brean on Sunday (February 7th). The fifth annual Swimarathon was run by Burnham Rotary Club. More...

Tessa attacks solar cash cuts
BURNHAM-On-Sea's former MP has attacked Labour and the Conservatives after a bid to halt cuts to solar subsidies was rejected. Tessa Munt, the Liberal Democrat MP for the Burnham area from 2010-2015, said she's unhappy about the decision. More...

Photos: Fire on M5 at Burnham
THIS Range Rover was left badly damaged after a blaze on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday afternoon (February 7th). Two fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea rushed to the blazing vehicle on the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway. More...

Carnival club's cash boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club has been given a cash boost towards the costs of constructing a new shed to build its carnival float this year. The Ladies Group at St John's Church in Highbridge has donated £250 towards the carnival club's building project. More...

2016 events guide launched
A BUSY programme of more than 90 community events is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea during 2016, it has been confirmed this week as local organisers met to agree the dates of a joint guide. Burnham's new 2016 programme of events is available to download. More...

'Drug driver' arrested by police
POLICE have arrested a man near Burnham-On-Sea for driving under the influence of drugs. The arrest took place on the Bristol Road near Pawlett just before midnight on Wednesday (February 3rd) when the 23 year-old man from Puriton was pulled over. More...

Review after man's murder
A MAN who falsely accused a Burnham-On-Sea hostel resident of sexual abuse before killing him had made similar unfounded allegations before, a formal review has found. Derek Hancock, 42, stabbed Burnham-On-Sea man Robert Cox, 24, right, at a hostel in Bristol. More...

Theatre full for TV star's visit
A CAPACITY audience crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre for a special visit by a top TV motorcycle racing commentator and former champion on Friday night (February 5th). Steve Parrish has had a long career in motorcycling and was Champion. More...

Fashion hunters flock to show
OVER 100 bargain hunters flocked to King Alfred School in Highbridge on Thursday night (February 4th) for a fundraising fashion show. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and the Inner Wheel Club, the ninth annual event was hailed a success by organisers. More...

MP calls for railway upgrade
BURNHAM'S MP James Heappey has this week called on Network Rail to make improvements to Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station to help it benefit more residents in the area. It follows the release of official new figures that show extra passengers. More...

Have your say on library cuts
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents have a final chance to have their say on plans to cut opening hours at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge libraries. Somerset County Council's cost-cutting plans will see Burnham Library's opening hours reduced. More...

Gull rescued in town centre
A GREATER black-backed gull was rescued this week in Burnham after it was found with two large fishing hooks trapped in its throat. The bird was seen behind Lloyds Bank in Burnham High Street with fishing line wrapped around its body and a large heavy weight attached. More...

Man fined by court over noise
SEDGEMOOR District Council has successfully prosecuted a Highbridge resident for breach of a Noise Abatement Notice. Mr Ferenczi of 9 Regal Court, Newtown Road, Highbridge appeared before magistrates at Taunton Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty. More...

Writers gather for workshops
THE latest of several unique writing workshop has been held at Burnham-On-Sea's Crafty Tea Cup cafe this week as plans gather pace for a series of theatrical performances across town centre shops this Spring. Burnham-On-Sea's shops will be transformed. More...

New car park for town centre?
TURNING Burnham-On-Sea's Tuckers Garage site into a car park and introducing new parking charges at Highbridge's Apex Park are among the options that look set to be considered by Sedgemoor District Council as it seeks to raise extra cash from motorists. More...

Lego-themed fun day planned
HALF-term 'Legomania' will be coming to a Burnham-On-Sea holiday park on Friday 19th February. Lakeside Holiday Park is holding an afternoon of Lego themed fun with Gincandescence and Karen Blake Arts open to all children aged 4-11. More...

Council rejects Apex Park deal
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Council has this week firmly rejected a proposal for it to take over the management of the town's Apex Park. Last night's debate follows Sedgemoor District Council’s Executive asking the Town Council to consider "taking over the park. More...

B&M store creates 50 new jobs
OVER 50 new jobs are set to be created when a new B&M store opens in place of Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket. The discount retailer, which is set take over the Pier Street store, says it hopes to employ some of those who previously worked at Morrisons. More...

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