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Mixed reactions to B&M news
Updated: DISCOUNT retailer B&M has this week started recruiting staff for its soon-to-open new store in Burnham-On-Sea. More...

Welfare concerns investigated
POLICE have launched an investigation following allegations concerning the welfare of vulnerable residents at a leading specialist centre for people with autism near Burnham-On-Sea. The National Autistic Society runs Somerset Court in Brent Knoll. More...

Join cycle riding fundraiser
A CHARITY cycle ride is to be held this weekend in memory of a Brent Knoll man who died after losing a three-year battle with a lung condition. Chris Evans, who lived in the area for 25 years, passed away five years ago while awaiting a lung transplant. More...

Two people cut off by the tide
LIFEBOAT crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called out at 2.20am on Thursday morning (June 30th) to investigate two people cut off by the tide somewhere north from Kilve. They were asked by Coastguards to carry out shoreline searches starting at Hinkley. More...

Stunning aerial views of town
THESE stunning new aerial photos of Burnham-On-Sea have been captured by a drone-enthusiast. Jason Gratton used a 'DJI Phantom' drone flying high above the town to take these superb images of the seafront and the town's Pavilion. More...

70 jobs created at M5 services
A MOTORWAY service station near Burnham-On-Sea has fully re-opened after a major £5million extension, bringing with it 70 new jobs. Sedgemoor Services, which is run by Roadchef and is based off the southbound carriageway of the M5, was partially closed. More...

New group tackles dog fouling
A NEW group has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea to tackle dog fouling along the town's beach. Called 'Burnham Pooper Troopers', the community group has been set up by volunteers to try and reduce the amount of waste left by pets in the town. More...

Sarah in £10k slimming contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea slimmer is hoping to swap lbs for £’s after reaching the finals of a national weight loss competition in which she could win £10,000. With her husband working overseas, Sarah Kidd had struggled with her weight after having her second child. More...

Have you seen missing Fluke?
THE owners of a missing dog in Brean have this week appealed for help in finding him. Fluke, a Patterdale terrier crossed Jack Russell, went missing in Brean at the weekend and has not been seen since. He was being walked near to Brean Sands Holiday Park. More...

Join Cinderalla script reading
BREAN'S Coastline Players are getting ready to produce Cinderella next February and are encouraging local people to get involved. The first read-through of the script will be held this Thursday, 30th June, at Brean Village Hall. All are welcome to get involved. More...

High winds cut power to 300
HUNDREDS of residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area were left without power on Tuesday evening after strong winds blew down trees and caused damage. Unseasonal storm-force winds gusting around 60mph swept through the area from 6pm. More...

Fresh plea after shop attacks
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses after two charity shops in the town centre had windows smashed by vandals. As we reported at the weekend, the RNLI and The Children's Society shops had their front windows smashed. More...

Outbuildings fire in Brent Knoll
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to West Road in Brent Knoll on Tuesday evening (June 28th) after several outbuildings were on fire. Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Cheddar were called to the incident at 9.45pm when smoke and flames were seen. More...

Minister calms Hinkley fears
THE French government has attempted to calm fears that the UK’s vote to leave the EU will halt plans to build Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Burnham. Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, says the vote will have "no consequences". More...

Pupils head to world champs!
A TEAM from Burnham-On-Sea's Gemini Tae Kwon-Do Club are set to prove that they are among the best in the world. Students from Gemini Tae-Kwon-Do club, who train in Highbridge, are getting ready for the World TAGB Championships next month. More...

Health walks come to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents who want to get more active outdoors, meet new friends, and find out more about the towns are being encouraged to join regular Health Walks. Two new health walks will be held on Tuesday 5th and 19th July. More...

'Bonfire caused house blaze'
Updated: A BONFIRE is likely to have caused big property blaze in Brent Knoll on Tuesday morning (June 28th). Crews were called to a derelict property on fire in Brent Street shortly after 9.30am and they used hose reel jets and other equipment to tackle it. More...

Cinema celebrates 80th year
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in July when its owners will be offering cut-price tickets for a full month to thank the community for its support. The cinema in Victoria Street, which has three screens, opened in 1936. More...

MND branch gets £325 boost
OVER £300 was raised for the South and West Somerset Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association during a special charity film screening in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (June 27th). To mark Motor Neurone Disease awareness month. More...

Disco for Burnham charity
AN old-school disco is set to be held in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity this Saturday evening (July 2nd). The event at The Oaktree arena will be held from 4pm onwards in aid of In Charley's Memory, raising money to provide mental health suppport. More...

Pensioner's talks raise funds
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has raised £1,000 for charity by giving entertaining talks about his life on stage. Brian Saunders has travelled many miles, raising money by giving talks to groups and organisations about his 68 years in theatre. More...

Hospital fete saved from axe
ONE of the longest-running community events in Burnham-On-Sea's social calendar has been saved from the axe. The Burnham Hospital fete, which has been held for over 50 years on August Bank Holiday Monday in the town's Manor Gardens, was cancelled. More...

Town band plays Glastonbury
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band experienced an "unforgettable morning" when they played on the world-famous Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (June 26th). The iconic main stage is one of the most iconic venues. More...

Over 150 bikes fill seafront
WET weather failed to halt more than 150 motorcyclists roaring into Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 26th) during one of the region's biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events. Westland's Vintage Motorcycle Club held its 30th Coast to Coast Run. More...

Long-service award for officer
A BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge police officer has received a Long Service and Good Conduct award at a ceremony. Ten officers from Somerset have been presented with the awards during a ceremony at Police headquarters in Portishead. More...

Asda gives lifeboats a boost
HIGHBRIDGE'S Asda supermarket has given Burnham-On-Sea RNLI a financial boost this week by presenting £500 to the group. Staff at the store handed over the cheque to the team after Chris Harris wrote a letter to the supermarket nominating them. More...

Apprenticeship advice offered
A FREE event is to be held in Highbridge for local businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area to find out about new apprenticeship reforms that are due to be introduced next year. The information and consultation event will look at how reforms will affect local firms. More...

Charity shops hit by vandals
TWO charity shops in Burnham-On-Sea are counting the cost of vandalism after several windows were attacked. The RNLI shop and The Children's Society shop - both in Burnham High Street - had their front windows smashed by vandals early on Saturday. More...

Video: Armed Forces parade
DOZENS of people from local service charities and cadet groups took part in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (June 25th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade along Victoria Street and the High Street was followed by a flag-raising ceremony. More...

Liam picked for Rio Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Liam Phillips has been selected to compete for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this summer. On Friday, the British Olympic Association named Liam among 26 cyclists who will compete at the Olympics in Brazil. More...

Academy status steps closer
HIGHBHRIDGE'S King Alfred School has this week confirmed that it is moving closer to gaining academy status. The Governing Body of Highbridge's King Alfred School has decided to complete the conversion of the school into an Academy. More...

Golfers raise £4,700 for charity
SPORTS celebrities from a variety of sporting backgrounds graced the greens of Brean Golf Club this week to take part in its annual Sports Celebrity Am Charity Tournament. This was the 26th staging of the popular event which saw 25 teams of four compete. More...

Brexit is 'a shattering decision'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Julie Girling has spoken of her disappointment at the result of the EU referendum. The Conservative MEP, who campaigned to remain, said: "This is a shattering decision." More...

Burnham area votes for Brexit
VOTERS across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area have voted to leave the EU in this week's landmark EU referendum. Across Sedgemoor, there were 41,869 votes to leave and 26,545 votes to remain, as the UK backed Brexit. We have all the reaction. More...

Have your say on local police
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being invited to have their say on the region's policing service. Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, pictured, has today (Friday) launched a consultation exercise. More...

Mural unveiled in Burnham
THIS colourful new mural has been unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea this week after being produced by pupils from a local school. The children at Churchfield Church School in Highbridge were invited to produce the artwork for a mural in The Princess Theatre's car park. More...

New name for Burnham road
PART of a road through Burnham-On-Sea looks has been renamed this week as pary of a project to celebrate the town's railway heritage. A stretch of Marine Drive that runs between Pier Street and Burnham Holiday Village has been renamed Old Station Approach. More...

Housing plans - have your say
SEDGEMOOR District Council has announced that it is to hold several drop-in events in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge as part of its consultation on the new Local Plan. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that thousands of new homes have been proposed. More...

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