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85, is Euro champion
incredible Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has proven that age is no
barrier to taking part in sport by becoming European swimming
champion in his age group this week.
starts 500-mile walk
A BRAVE Royal Mail postman from Burnham-On-Sea
is today (Friday) setting off on a special fundraising walk from
Edinburgh to London for a charity close to his heart. Mark Penfold's
walk will commemorate 500 years of the postal service. More...
Festival fun tomorrow
THE final countdown to this Saturday's Burnham-on-Sea
Food & Drink Festival is underway. Over 100 traders will be
showcasing the best of Somerset food and drink at the town centre
event on May 28th, which will be the 8th since it started.
art exhibition to open
A WEEK-long exhibition showcasing the work
of more than 20 Burnham-On-Sea artists gets underway in the town
on Saturday (May 28th). Dozens of paintings by Burnham Art Club
members are on display at Burnham Community Centre from 10am-5pm.
hunt trio after break-ins
POLICE have issued a description of three
men they are hunting for after a number of burglaries in the Burnham-On-Sea
area. High-value jewellery and cash has been taken from 13 residential
properties in North Somerset and Sedgemoor. More...
defends battle bus costs
BURNHAM'S former MP Tessa Munt has this
week strongly denied accusations that she broke the law by incorrectly
declaring campaign costs during the General Election. National
media reports suggest the Lib Dem breached local spending rules.
specs help third world
A BURNHAM-On-Sea opticians has collected
thousands of pairs of unwanted specs to help fund eyecare in the
developing world - and it is appealing for more. Thanks to the
generosity of locals, Specsavers in Burnham High Street has already
donated thousand. More...
stuck in lift is rescued
AN elderly lady was rescued from a lift
at a property in the town in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning
(May 25th). A fire crew from the town was called to Rectory Road
after reports that the lady was stuck in a lift just after 9.15am.
to hold day of fundraising
A CAFE and coffee shop in Burnham-On-Sea
will be holding a special charity fundraiser this Saturday (May
28th). Relish in College Street is holding a Brave the Shave event
for Macmillian Cancer Support to coincide with the Burnham Food
& Drink Festival. More...
town firefighters needed
BURNHAM-On-Sea Fire Station is looking
for more on-call firefighters to join their ranks. Devon &
Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people in the
Burnham-On-Sea community to be on-call or retained
firefighters in the town. More...
beach use guide unveiled
A NEW guide has been unveiled this week
to explain which areas of Burnham-On-Sea's coastline are deemed
safe for swimming and paddling under strict new EU regulations.
Burnham's Coastal Officer, Harriet Yates-Smith, is running the
won't set Hinkley date
ENERGY firm EDF has this week refused to
say when it expects to decide on the much-delayed Hinkley Point
C project, or whether the nuclear plant is still on track to generate
first power in 2025 as planned. It comes after an Energy Select
Committee meeting. More...
shop opens in Burnham
A TURKISH barber shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea
this week with the promise of offering something completely different
to existing hairdressers. Yusuf Kilinc has opened 'Alexander's
Barber Shop' at 16 Abingdon Street to provide hair cutting. More...
World open weekend
FAMILIES and wildlife-lovers will be flocking
to Secret World Wildlife Rescue, near Burnham-On-Sea, this Bank
Holiday weekend for a unique opportunity to get up close to British
wildlife. The summer months are always the busiest at Secret World.
for more lifeguards
THE RNLI is looking for new lifeguards
to join its team in Burnham-On-Sea this summer. The organisation
provides lifeguard cover on local beaches over the summer and
is now looking to recruit new lifeguards for this season. Recruitment
is open for applications. More...
line-up for Food Festival
THE final countdown to this Saturday's
Burnham-on-Sea Food & Drink Festival is underway. Over 100
traders will be showcasing the best of Somerset food and drink
at the town centre event on May 28th, which will be the 8th since
year for BARB volunteers
DOZENS of people attended the AGM of Burnham-On-Sea's
rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue on Friday (May
20th) when a busy year of call-outs and fundraising was reviewed.
The charity's volunteers and supporters gathered. More...
hurt in A38 accident
TWO women were taken to hospital following
a car crash near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening. A Renault Megane
and a people carrier collided around 5pm on the A38 Bristol Road
at East Brent, causing severe traffic disruption in the area.
Street gets Spring clean
BURNHAM-On-Sea's High Street pavements
should be looking a lot cleaner this week after the town's bi-annual
street wash was completed. Contractors working for Sedgemoor District
Council completed the first cleaning session of the year, pictured
your say on budget cuts
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea town centre
this Saturday (May 28th) will be able to voice their opinion about
Somerset County Council's budget cuts and priorities. The council
will be holding a public engagement display about the challenges
of rising demand and falling funding. More...
days of fun for Queen
BURNHAM-On-Sea will celebrate the Queen's
90th birthday with a weekend of special events in June. Three
days of family entertainment are to be held on the seafront and
beach as part of the town's celebrations. It will get underway
on Friday June 10th. More...
sea warning signs ignored
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront has seen new
warning signs introduced advising visitors not to swim in the
'poor quality sea water' following the introduction of new EU
regulations. The launch of the signs comes after stricter EU regulations
were introduced. More...
trophy victory for team
A GROUP of young footballers in Burnham-On-Sea
are celebrating success this week. Burnham Utd Juniors' U18 team
have won the Somerset U18 Youth League Knockout Cup, beating Tone
Youth 5-1. Their cup journey to the final started strongly with
an 8-1 win. More...
rescues boat man
A MAN was rescued on Sunday from an inflatable
boat after getting marooned on a mud bank after the high tide.
A BARB hovercraft and two lifeboats were called out at 9.48am
to the stricken boat in the River Parrett estuary near Combwich.
for RNLI supporters
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI's management and volunteers
organised a special 'meet the crew' event for local fundraisers
and shop volunteers. This was no 'tea and cake' affair, however,
for there was a surprise exercise planned to demonstrate a call-out.
Town charity concert
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Band and Weston
Brass Band joined forces for a special concert in aid of Weston
Hospice Care on Saturday evening (May 21st). The bands formed
a 30-strong ensemble to perform a programme of exciting music.
Scotsman won't visit
ONE of the worlds most iconic
railway locomotives won't be roaring through the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area next weekend as hoped. The Flying Scotsman
is running again following a 10-year restoration project costing
flies into town theatre
THE magic carpet will be flying into Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre this June when the Burnham Excellent Entertainment
Society (BEES) performs Aladdin Junior. The society, which has
been running for 22 years, will perform the shortened version
of the show. More...
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