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New setback for Hinkley project
CAMPAIGNERS have this week called for the multi-billion pound Hinkley Point C project near Burnham-On-Sea to be scrapped after technical problems were identified with the nuclear reactors being designed for the power station. More...

Deer rescued by police officer
OFFICERS from Avon and Somerset Police rescued a young deer which has been nursed to back to health and released by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers. It comes after a member of the public called police with concerns for a young deer that was injured. More...

Coffees raise cash for Hillview
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club held a successful coffee morning on Saturday (April 18th) to raise funds for this year's carnival cart. A steady flow of visitors attended the fundraising event at Burnham's Baptist Church in College Street. More...

Annual Towns Meeting preview
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council will hold its Annual Towns Meeting this Monday (20th April) when residents will be able to hear about its work over the past year. The event will start at 7pm in The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham. More...

Driver arrested after two hurt
A MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after two people were injured when his car crashed into them in Burnham on Friday (April 17th). Emergency services were called to Oxford Street near the junction with College Street after the collision. More...

98% secure top school places
PARENTS across the Burnham-On-Sea area woke up to the news of where their child will be going to primary school on Thursday (April 16th). The County Council says nearly 98% of the 5,851 Somerset children secured a place at their top three choices. More...

Celebration at town care home
STAFF at Frith House care home in Burnham-On-Sea have been celebrating achieving a top qualfication. Eight care staff have achieved their level 2 QCF in Health & Social care - and they received their qualifications from the town's Deputy Mayor Mike Mansfield. More...

Hair show in Charley's memory
HAIRDRESSING students from the Burnham-On-Sea area will be taking part in a fundraising show for a local charity this week. L&F Inspired Hair Academy from Highbridge is holding a catwalk and auction event for Burnham's In Charley's Memory. More...

Talks begin over town revamp
Exclusive: COUNCIL talks are set to get underway on changes to the unpopular golden-coloured tarmac in the new events area in Burnham's High Street, it has emerged as councillors also threw out plans for golden-coloured seafront pavements. More...

Recycling banks overflowing
SEDGEMOOR District Council’s Clean Surroundings Team and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) have been working with contractors to clear overflowing recycling banks in Burnham and Highbridge and across the district in recent days. More...

Firms improve hygiene scores
TWO food businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have improved their food hygiene ratings after a coaching visit from Environmental Health Officers from Sedgemoor District Council. The Shah Indian Cuisine and the Zalshah Tandoori in previously rated 2 in the scheme. More...

New town art workshops begin
BURNHAM residents who have wanted to try drawing and painting but found it difficult to commit to a training course are being invited along to a new series of sessions. Tutor Ade Bowen has begun the workshops at Somerset Skills & Learning. More...

Football clubhouse to expand
BURNHAM United Football Club's plans for a modern new clubhouse have been given the go-ahead by Sedgemoor District Council this week. The side is struggling on the pitch with a young squad, however Chairman Matt Counsell says the club has a good future. More...

Boris Johnson in Burnham visit
LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson made a flying visit to Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday (April 15th) as the General Election campaign continued in earnest. He made a special visit to the town, meeting residents, enjoying an ice cream, and visiting BARB. More...

New bid to overhaul job centre
Exclusive: A FRESH bid is being made to improve the appearance of the former job centre in Burnham-On-Sea amid growing concern about its deteriorating condition. Sedgemoor District Council has written to both the owner and tenant of the building. More...

Players ready to perform farce
TICKETS are on sale for a comedy farce being performed by the West Huntspill Players this month. The comedy Heatstroke by Eric Chappell will be performed at the village's Balliol Hall in the village from Wednesday April 22nd- Saturday 25th at 7.45pm. More...

Town model to hold charity ball
A BURNHAM model who is in running to become Miss England will be hosting a fundraising charity ball for two good causes next month. Emily Sanders, 22, is holding the event for Variety, a children’s charity, and the Beauty With A Purpose campaign. More...

Pensioner faces 11 years jail
A 69-year-old man with severe lung disease, who may have less than two years to live, has this week been warned by a judge to expect an 11-year jail term after admitting a catalogue of offences including rape, indecent assault and child cruelty. More...

Asda staff raise charity cash
A SPONSORED cycle ride outside a Highbridge supermarket has raised hundreds of pounds for charity. The staff at Asda in Caxton Road, Highbridge raised a total of £300.25 for the national charity Children With Cancer over the weekend. More...

M5 tourist centre shuts down
Exclusive: AN M5 motorway tourist information centre near Burnham has closed down this week due to council funding cuts. The Somerset Visitor Centre at Sedgemoor Services on the southbound motorway shut for the final time on Friday (10th April). More...

Video: Stranded Jeep rescued
A 4x4 had to be rescued after getting stuck in mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Tuesday (April 14th). A Jeep Cherokee was being used to launch a boat into Bridgwater Bay when its wheels became stranded in mud on the beach north of the jetty. More...

Artists work set to go on show
FOUR artists from Burnham-On-Sea are taking part in North Somerset Art Week during May. Clive and Sue Hammond-Lovatt, Cora Stock and Margaret Micklewright will be displaying their work from 1st-10th May at a location near the village of Cleeve. More...

Eight councillors to step down
EIGHT town councillors who are stepping down from their roles at May's election have been thanked for their work by Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor this week. At the final Town Council meeting before May's elections, the Mayor recognised them. More...

Dog rescued after 40ft cliff fall
COASTGUARD, RNLI and BARB crews from Burnham were involved in a search for a missing dog and its owner after an incident on Brean Down on Sunday morning (April 12th). Several Burnham and Weston RNLI lifeboats joined a team from BARB. More...

Election candidates revealed
THE candidates running for district, town and parish council positions in the Burnham-On-Sea area were revealed on Friday (April 10th). Sedgemoor District Council's Electoral Registration Officer made the formal announcement in Bridgwater. More...

Submit questions for hustings
VOTERS in Burnham-On-Sea will get a chance to quiz the town's General Election candiates later this month. Burnham's Election Hustings meeting will be held at Burnham Baptist Church in College Street on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm. More...

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