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Plans could create 1,000 jobs
Exclusive: MAJOR proposals to expand Highbridge's Isleport Business Park could create up to 1,000 new jobs in coming years, it has emerged this week. More...

Shifting sands uncover history
SHIFTING sands on Burnham-On-Sea beach have uncovered this wooden structure, which local historians believe is an important part of the town's shipping history. They say the object near the jetty may be part of the town's sea water flushing ponds. More...

Rail strike to disrupt services
RAIL travellers using Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station have been warned to expect a reduced service as a result of a strike from later today (Wednesday). First Great Western has released new timetables ahead of a 48-hour rail strike starting. More...

Join Picnic In Park this Sunday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Picnic in the Park returns to the Manor Gardens this Sunday (July 12th) with an afternoon of great live music. The 19th annual event will feature Six Machine, Daft Folk, Rootabaga, Maya, Hazel Lloyd and Odds To End. More...

Crowds head to healing event
NOW in its seventh year, The Healing Weekend returns to Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill on 10th, 11th and 12th July. This year there will be over 180 exhibitors and 90 workshops plus music, performances and evening shows to enjoy. More...

Trust holds Brean beach fun
THE National Trust held a special beach picnic event at Brean Down on Saturday (July 4th) to celebrate 50 years of public support for protecting the UK's coastline. The Big Beach Picnic at Brean Down was one of 15 Big Beach Picnics taking place. More...

Cove vandal jailed for a year
A VANDAL who caused £10,000 of damage to Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens has been jailed. Jesse Thorne, who lives locally, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared at Taunton Crown Court and was sentenced to 12 months. More...

New healthcare provider starts
A NEW organisation has been unveiled to provide out-of-hours and 111 healthcare services across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Somerset Doctors Urgent Care (SDUC) has been commissioned by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group. More...

African choir impresses Mayor
A CHOIR of children from Africa continues to entertain audiences across the Burnham-On-Sea area while fundraising for vital facilities in their country. The 'Singing Children of Africa' comprise of 23 children aged 8-13, who are performing songs. More...

£16bn Hinkley challenge filed
AUSTRIA has this week formally filed a legal complaint at the European Court of Justice against the use of government subsidies for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant near Burnham-On-Sea. Austria's leader said the subsidies were unfair. More...

Gracie is a hit at Summerfest
BRENT Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet, who reached the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent earlier this year, wowed the audience at the Summerfest charity music fundraiser at the weekend. Despite a day of heavy rain showers, spectators flocked to the event. More...

Pupils visit BARB hovercrafts
DOZENS of pupils from a Burnham-On-Sea School have made a special visit to the town's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue to learn more about beach safety. Over 80 pupils from St Andrew's School were invited along to the seafront station. More...

Arsonists hunted after blaze
Exclusive: THIS was the dramatic scene in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea early on Sunday morning (July 5th) as firefighters tackled a 'deliberate' blaze at the Tuckers Garage site. Crews were called to Burnham's Victoria Street at just before 2am. More...

Jane's on a wing and a prayer!
A PLUCKY Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has described a daring wing-walk as a "brilliant, breathtaking experience." Jane Gibbs, 63, travelled to Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury on Sunday (July 5th) to complete the sponsored wing-walk. More...

Prom night fun for sixth form
SIXTH form students from Highbridge's King Alfred School celebrated the end of their school year with a lavish prom on Friday night (July 3rd). Around 150 pupils from years 12 and 13 gathered at The Webbington Hotel for their special night. More...

Isleport steam show to return
THE sights and sounds of vintage farm machinery working in summers gone by are set to return to Isleport Farm in Highbridge later this month. The annual Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show is on July 25th and 26th and promises to be a great day. More...

Multi-vehicle crash on A38
EMERGENCY services were called to a four-vehicle crash at Burnham-On-Sea's motorway roundabout on Sunday morning (July 5th). Fire and ambulance crews were called to the incident which occurred on the A38 Edithmead roundabout at 10.45am. More...

Family in beach mud drama
BURNHAM-On-Sea's lifeguards have been called out to their first incident of the summer season. Within hours of starting their summer operations on Saturday morning (July 4th), the lifeguards and beachwardens were called to help this family at 1pm. More...

Head shave fundraiser in town
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser lost his hair on Saturday (July 4th) to raise cash for a special trip to help people in Fiji. Ross Newman, 19, raised over £400 by taking part in a head shave at Burnham's Hair Of The Dog on Saturday morning. More...

Reading challenge to begin
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library will be taking part in a countywide Summer Reading Challenge to encourage young readers to get into books over the holiday season. The challenge runs from Saturday 11th July and will encourage youngsters to read. More...

Big-hearted pupils raise £1k
CHILDREN at a Burnham-On-Sea school have raised £1,000 towards a memorial bench in memory of a youngster who passed away earlier this year. The St Andrew's School pupils had hoped to raise £600 for the bench in memory of 12 year-old Joe Laoutari. More...

Town rail history film unveiled
WORK has been completed on a new short film that recreates how Burnham-On-Sea's railway station would have looked in its heyday. Film maker Vic Jones has used computer graphics software to painstakingly compile the ten minute video from information. More...

Keith recalls Tunisian horror
A HIGHBRIDGE pensioner has spoken about the moment he came face to face with a gunman during the Tunisian terrorist attack in which 38 holidaymakers died. Keith Hawkes, a former Gurkha who served 22 years in the army, risked his own life. More...

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