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baby' confounds doctors
THE Highbridge parents of a 'miracle baby' who was born so prematurely
that doctors said she wouldn't survive have told of their emotional
journey at watching her grow. More...
expansion project begins
expansion of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront pier as part of a £100,000
overhaul has begun this week with the removal of the covered food
court area. Louise Parkin, who manages The Pavilion on The Esplanade,
has started the work for a high-tech roof. More...
delays won't hit Hinkley
giant EDF has announced a delay in building a new nuclear reactor
in northern France, but said it will have no impact on its planned
new power station at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea. The plant
at Flamanville in Normandy has been delayed. More...
tenth annual FolkFest is underway with four days of music and
entertainment being offered. The festival continues tonight at
The Princess Theatre with a special opening concert that the organisers
say is not to be missed. More...
raised for air ambulance
CHEQUE for £650 has been presented to Dorset & Somerset
Air Ambulance following a fundraising head shave and classic car
show in Brean. Members of Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club,
plus the Blueridge Runners American Auto Club, and the Sundowner
to hold open evening
King Alfred School is set to hold its annual Primary Open Evening
on Thursday 10th September. The evening, to be held from 5.30pm-7.45pm,
will offer an opportunity for parents and guardians to look around
the school and hear about its facilities. More...
Show this Saturday
29th Watchfield Annual Flower & Vegetable Show will be taking
place on Saturday (5th September) at Watchfield Village Hall.
Entries forms are available from Mark Village Stores, Richs
Cider Shop and libraries in Burnham and Highbridge. More...
HIGHBRIDGE town councillor has resigned from her position, raising
the possibility of a by-election. Cllr Dawn Malloy has stepped
down from her position, it was confirmed on Wednesday by Mayor
Michael Clarke, the Chairman of the council. More...
you seen missing Ellie?
owners of this lost dog are seeking the help of Burnham-On-Sea
residents to find her. Ellie, a Labrador Retriever, went missing
from a family member's home in East Brent on August 29th and has
since been seen in the village but remains missing. More...
Inn plans win backing
PLANS to build a new convenience store and three homes at
the site of a former pub in Berrow have been given a thumbs-up
by parish councillors. Berrow parish councillors have considered
the planning application from Novellus LLP to convert it. More...
group to launch
St Andrews Church will open its doors later this month to the
first meeting of the Burnham Bereavement Cafe. Offering a safe
and welcoming space for anyone throughout the town and area, it's
targeted at those have been affected by loss. More...
your voice at singing!
and Highbridge Choral Society is set to welcome newcomers to its
ranks in readiness for its winter programme. The group re-starts
after the summer on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Methodist
Church Hall when new singers will be welcome. More...
summer trade 'positive'
HOLIDAY parks and businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area have
seen a mostly positive summer of trade despite disappointing weather.
Burnham-On-Sea.com has spoken to a cross-section of local businesses
this week to find out how they've fared. More...
parks need your votes
Marine Cove Gardens and Highbridge's Apex Park are both in the
running to win the title of 'the nation's favourite park'. They
are among 1,580 parks across the UK to have been nominated in
The Peoples Choice Awards, an annual contest. More...
after petrol is stolen
Police are appealing for help in identifying two people who may
be able to help their investigations into the theft of fuel from
a Highbridge petrol station. A red Astra was driven onto the forecourt
of the Esso garage in Burnham Road, Highbridge. More...
Highbridge shop opens
NEW convenience store has opened on a housing estate in Highbridge
this week. Sedgemoor District Council has announced the completion
of a new 10-year lease for 20-24 Morland Road to allow the new
shop, Best One, to open. More...
held at youth centre
at the Burnham Area Youth Centre have rolled up their sleeves
this week to take part in a work party. A day of painting and
repairs has been held to smarten up the interior of the centre
and its main hall before a busy winter of events. More...
driving campaign starts
Police held a thought-provoking display in Brean at the weekend
to promote their drink driving campaign. The damaged remains of
a car following a drink drive accident went on show outside Pontins
and officers handed out leaflets. More...
in sea blames sat nav!
driver of this 4x4 stuck in the sea at Brean on Monday blamed
his Sat Nav system for getting him here, prompting a rescue operation.
Beachwarden Kevin Williams raised the alarm after seeing the Land
Rover Freelander get stuck half a mile out into the mud. More...
raised at hospital fete
annual August Bank Holiday Monday fete raised thousands of pounds
for good causes despite being scaled back due to poor weather.
While the overcast weather reduced crowd numbers from previous
years, the fete still raised £3,000. More...
disposal called to beach
Coastguards and Police cordoned off an area of Brean beach at
the weekend after a metal detector user uncovered a 'suspicious
object'. Brean beachwarden Dave Furber contacted Coastguards,
who were unable to confirm what the object was. More...
boost for youth club
YOUTH club in Burnham-On-Sea has received a financial boost of
more than £3,000 from the county council. Over a dozen Somerset
youth clubs have been boosted with grant funding from Somerset
County Council. 14 clubs from across the county are to be helped.
starts charity fundraiser
Pavilion has begun a month-long fundraising coffee event for charity.
The pier's cafe is raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support
throughout September. Owner Louise Parkin says a donation will
be made from this month's hot drink sales. More...
rescued from fun park ride
TEENAGER was rescued by fire and ambulance crews from Burnham-On-Sea
after getting trapped on a rollercoaster ride in Brean on Sunday.
Emergency services were called to Brean Leisure Park in the village's
Coast Road shortly after 8pm. More...
photos: Berrow Church fete
crowds flocked to Berrow Church's annual summer fete on Saturday
(August 29th). An afternoon of dry weather attracted large crowds
to the popular event at St Mary's Church, where entertainment
was held alongside traditional stalls and games. More...
defends bar plan
owner of a proposed new cocktail bar in the centre of Burnham
has defended his plans and vowed to push ahead despite a petition
opposing the proposals from over 70 residents and objections from
the town council. Michael Whitfield is defending the plan. More...
to visit Burnham
FORMER Middle East hostage Terry Waite will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea
in September to discuss his experiences. St Andrews Church
will be welcoming Mr Waite, the Assistant for Anglican Communion
Affairs, on Wednesday evening 9th September. More...
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