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Burnham's long-running S&A Linens to close after 27 years
THE owners of a long-running shop in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre have this week explained why they are closing down after 27 years of business. More...

Cyclists set new world record
A GROUP of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea have set a new World Record for cycling between John O'Groats and Lands End. The road bike relay team - comprising of Karl Burkett, Steve Clark, Ollie Taylor and Tim Clark - completed the 874-mile ride at the weekend
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Phone scam warning issued
A NEW council tax phone scam warning has been issued to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area this week. Sedgemoor District Council is warning local people to be aware of scammers who may offer deals to reduce monthly payments
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RNLI seeks new volunteers
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI has this week issued a new appeal for volunteers to join its team. The RNLI can provide suitable volunteers with on the job training. Operating lifeboats can be a natural progression for volunteer shore crew, or maybe a position as a launch tractor driver. More...

Crews tackle Highbridge blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were sent to tackle a commercial fire in Highbridge on Monday afternoon. Three appliances were mobilised to the incident in Commerce Way, Highbridge, including one from Burnham-On-Sea and two from Bridgwater
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Ascot event boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel has held a special horse-racing themed charity fundraising afternoon. The hotel in Victoria Street marked Ascot Ladies Day with a unique event while the horse racing took place - the ladies were encouraged to dress to impress. More...

Coastguards seek volunteers
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards are seeking new volunteers to join the organisation. HM Coastguard is responsible for Search and Rescue around the coast of the UK, as well as at sea. To respond to emergencies there are around 400 UK Coastguard teams. More...

'Street Auction' raises £2,000
LOCAL residents have helped the BBC TV show 'Street Auction' raise almost £2,000 to pay for a much-needed break for a Burnham-On-Sea mother and her family who lost a young family member and set up a well-known charity in his memory. More...

Coastguards called to kayaker
COASTGUARDS from Burnham-On-Sea, Weston and Clevedon were called out on Sunday (June 25th) amid concerns for a kayaker reported to be in difficulty in mud next to Brean Down. The team were tasked just after 3.30pm to investigate the sighting. More...

Florist wins shops competition
A BURNHAM-On-Sea florist has won a competition to find the most patriotic-dressed shop window in the town on Armed Forces Day. The annual competition was held on Saturday and run by Burnham Chamber of Trade and the Royal Air Forces Association. More...

Video: Stormy tide in Burnham
STRONG onshore winds combined with a high tide to create stormy conditions in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 25th). Plumes of spray were blown over the seafront in several spots at the height of the tide on Sunday evening, as captured here in this video. More...

160 bikers roar onto seafront
OVER 160 motorcyclists roared into Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 25th) when one of the region's biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events headed into the town. Westland's Vintage Motorcycle Club held its 29th annual Coast to Coast Run. More...

Pupils meet Cat In The Hat!
PUPILS at Brent Knoll Primary School got to meet a popular children's book character this week after winning a national writing competition. It comes after Dr Seuss Class from Brent Knoll Primary entered a national story writing competition and won. 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 24th) to mark Armed Forces Day. Crowds lined the route of the parade, applauding those taking part while waving Union Jack flags. More...

Car crashes into roadside ditch
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police were called to this accident on the outskirts of Highbridge on Saturday (June 24th). Officers were called to Pople's Bow where a Ford Fiesta had collided with a sign and partially ended up in a roadside ditch, as pictured here
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Final call for bloom entries
BUSINESSES and home owners across Burnham-On-Sea are being encouraged to enter the town's annual Burnham In Bloom flower competition, with entries set to close at the end of June. This year's competition has sixteen categories for locals to enter. More...

Police plea after deliberate fire
POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a "deliberate" overnight fire on Burnham-On-Sea seafront this week. A Burnham fire crew was called to the Bay View Cafe on the South Esplanade at 1am on Friday where a large bin full of rubbish was alight. More...

School rated as 'inadequate'
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has been a dealt a blow with a new Ofsted inspection report that rates it as 'inadequate'. The report - which was sent to parents of the school's pupils on Thursday (June 22nd) - rates several areas as 'inadequate'. More...

Head teacher reacts to rating
KING Alfred School's head teacher says strategies are already in place to address several issues raised in a 'disappointing' Ofsted report this week. As reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the school has been rated as 'inadequate' in five areas
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VIDEO: Van stranded in sea
A VAN was recovered from the sea at Brean last night (Thursday) by crews from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue and Coastguard after it become stranded by the tide. The two occupants of the Renault Kangoo had walked up onto Brean Down
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Cyclists start world record bid
A GROUP of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea and Wells have today (Friday) set off on a bid set a new World Record. The road bike relay team - Karl Burkett, Steve Clark, Ollie Taylor and Tim Clark - are attempting to cycle from John O'Groats to Lands End in 48 hours
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Baby locked in car is rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued a baby that was accidentally locked in a car on Thursday afternoon (June 22nd). One fire engine from Burnham was called to help at 1.11pm after the alarm was raised by a concerned family member. One fire crew attended
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Beauty and Beast in Burnham
BEAUTY and the Beast Junior is set to be performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this July. Over 40 local children will be performing in the fun family show, which is being produced by theatre group Re:Act. The performances start on July 6. More...

Golf event hailed a success
IN sweltering heat with temperatures touching 30 degrees golfers took to the golf course at Brean this week to compete for the Tom Childs Memorial Trophy in the 27th staging of the Sports Celebrity Am. The 23 teams did battle for the silverware, to raise money. More...

Safety fears over homes plan
PLANS to build four new homes on land next to a Burnham-On-Sea nursing home were given a 'thumbs down' by councillors last night (Wednesday) amid safety concerns. Land to the south of Burnham Nursing Home has been earmarked for development. More...

Hottest day of the year so far
THE longest day of the year proved to be the hottest day of the year so far in the Burnham-On-Sea area. Temperatures at Brent Knoll weather station reached a sizzling 32.8°C at 3.36pm during Wednesday afternoon (June 21st). More...

New school plan to go on show
PLANS for a new school near Highbridge, which would accommodate up to 420 pupils, are set to go on show in the town during July. Wessex Learning Trust (WLT) has unveiled its proposals to establish the Wessex Church of England Primary Academy
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Cream tea day to be marked!
NATIONAL Cream Tea Day is to be celebrated at a Burnham-On-Sea guesthouse when it serves up traditional teas. The Round Tower Guest House on Burnham's North Esplanade will be holding the event on Friday 30th June 2017 between 11am and 4.30pm. More...

Sign up for Brean Down Ramble
REGISTRATION is now open for the 2017 Brean Down Ramble, which will be held this autumn in aid of Childrens Hospice South West. This family-friendly sponsored walk will be held on Sunday September 3rd, starting at 10.30am from outside Brean Leisure Park. More...

Boots to install new shutters
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Boots chemist store plans to install new security shutters this month after a spate of burglaries. The store in Burnham's High Street has suffered four burglaries since the beginning of April, with thousands of pounds of stock stolen from inside.
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Marines run through Burnham
THE hottest day of the year didn't stop this group of hardy Royal Marines from going ahead with a fundraising run through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Tuesday (June 20th). They are taking part in the '1664 Global Challenge', running 16.64 miles a day for 100 days. More...

Coastguard called to help boys
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB's hovercraft were called out on Tuesday (June 20th) to reports of three people crossing the treacherous River Axe estuary between Weston and Brean. The three young men were already quite a distance across. More...

Burnham band play at festival
BURNHAM-On-Sea band Daft Folk played at the Happy Valley Festival in Oxford over the weekend, helping to raise money for a good cause. The popular festival was held in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and as part of AAA (All about Alie). More...

Join race day fun for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel will be holding a special horse-racing themed charity fundraising afternoon on Thursday (June 22nd). The hotel in Victoria Street is marking Ascot Ladies Day with a unique event while the horse racing takes place. More...

Crews called to stranded 4x4
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft was called out on Monday to help Coastguards and the RNLI in the rescue of a stranded vehicle on a local beach. BARB Search & Rescue's hovercraft was tasked ay 6pm by Coastguards after a brand new Range Rover became stuck. More...

Highbridge circus underway
HIGHBRIDGE'S Oaktree Arena is set to host one of the largest circus groups to have ever visited the area this week. The Charles Chipperfield circus, which is jam packed with artists from all around the globe, is performing from Tuesday to Sunday. More...

Mayor joins church celebration
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and Mayoress were the VIP visitors at a unique quilt and flower show held at a local church over the weekend to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Mayor Bill Hancock and his wife Mayoress Frances toured the exhibition. More...

New picnic event announced
A BRAND new outdoor family music event is coming to Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this summer. Moose International Ladies’ Circles is organising the new family day-out called ‘Picnic in the Park’ on Sunday 9th July. The event includes music and entertainment. More...

Pupils compete at dance event
CHILDREN from across the Burnham-On-Sea area were among more than 1,000 Somerset primary school children celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green at the weekend. The 43rd Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival was held on Saturday. More...

17 new homes win approval
PLANS to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store have been given the final go-ahead this week. The development of vacant land to the west of Tesco in Burnham's Ben Travers Way was the subject of a so-called 'reserved matters' application. More..

Medical changes are attacked
OVER 40 people attended a public meeting in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday night to air their concerns about a controversial decision to withdraw vital Warfarin blood testing at the town's medical centre due to a shortage of doctors and nurses. More...

Video: Huge sand art created
AN internationally-renowned artist who is known for his displays of snow art switched his attention to sand when he left his mark on Brean beach this week. Simon Beck spent six hours creating a huge 180-metre circular design on the sand next to Brean Down. More...

MP speaks out on blood testing
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken out this week about a controversial decision to withdraw vital Warfarin blood testing at the town's medical centre due to a shortage of doctors and nurses. Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre has written to 230 patients
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