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Gracie needs your vote tonight!
BURNHAM'S Mayor has given his support to Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet, who will be appearing on the live semi-final of ITV's Britain’s Got Talent tonight (Wednesday) when she'll need viewers votes to progress to the final. More...

Ice rink plan for town unveiled
A NEW project to bring an ice rink to Burnham-On-Sea later this year has been launched this week - with residents being encouraged to get involved. The project is being led by a new group of people from the Burnham area who aim to introduce various events. More...

Residents rally to help Nepal
KIND-hearted residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area aim to raise thousands of pounds for people affected by the recent Nepal earthquake. Schoolchildren, shoppers and residents have been giving donations to the appeal following the huge quake. More...

New indoor play area opened
A NEW indoor play area has been formally opened by Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress this week. Michael and Maria Clarke cut a ribbon to officially open the Little Bouncers Indoor Play Centre at Unit 2, Monkton House in Walrow Road. More...

Crews called to Berrow beach
RESCUE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Berrow beach late on Monday evening (May 25th) to reports of a person stuck in mud. A man was reported to be in a distressed state on the beach, prompting a call-out for Coastguards plus BARB at 10.25pm. More...

College fundraisers help BARB
HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised for a Burnham-On-Sea charity during a fundraising walk. A group of students from Bridgwater College's Learning for Life & Work Group raised £833.86 for BARB Search & Rescue which runs two rescue hovercrafts. More...

Video: EastEnders star in town
EASTENDERS actor and West End stage star John Partridge was the VIP guest at a special singing and musical theatre workshop in Highbridge on Saturday (May 23rd). The well-supported event was held at Churchfield School in Highbridge. More...

Kite surfer rescued in Burnham
A KITE surfer has thanked Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew for coming to his rescue after he got into difficulty in the sea on Monday. Andrew Kruszynski from Bristol, pictured, was taking advantage of the strong winds by kite surfing when his lines got twisted. More...

Food Fest duo up for top award
THE team behind Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival are hoping to be celebrating some more this Wednesday after being shortlisted for The Prince of Wales Award at the Royal Bath and West Show. The award is run by the Royal Bath & West of England Society. More...

Gracie joins Guides on visit
YOUNG Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet, who will be appearing on the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent this Wednesday (May 27th), made a visit into Burnham this week with a group of Guides. The Brent Knoll Guides made a visit to the Foodbank. More...

Tony promoted to national role
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Air Cadets warrant officer has been promoted to the top job in the organisation. Devon & Somerset Wing of the Air Training Corps has congratulated Warrant Officer Tony Bird, who has been appointed to a national role. More...

Burglars sought after break-in
BURGLARS smashed their way into a town centre shop in Burnham-On-Sea during the early hours of Saturday (May 23rd). Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following the incident at Scott's Furnishings in Victoria Street at around 12.15am. More...

Bee swarm creates a buzz
BEEKEEPERS were called to collect a large swarm of bees after they landed in Burnham-On-Sea town centre during the town's Food Festival on Saturday (May 23rd). The swarm of thousands of bees gathered on scaffolding at the rear of Saxons agents. More...

Mud scare on Brean beach
A FRESH warning about beach safety has been issued after beachwardens were called to help this person in mud at Brean on Sunday (May 24th). The teenager appeared to get into difficulty about a quarter of a mile from the shore at around 3pm. More...

Charity ball raises over £4,000
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser who organsied a 'Miss England' charity ball this month has raised thousands of pounds for two good causes. Emily Sanders, 22, a trainee teacher from Burnham, hosted the ball earlier this month at Rookery Manor. More...

Artist's exhibition to begin
A BURNHAM-On-Sea artist's work will go on show for an exhitbition in the town this week. The paintings exhibition by Rod Downing is called 'Colours and Moods of Somerset' and is being held in The Arts Lounge at The Princess from 26th May to 13th June. More...

Photos: Food Festival success!
BRIGHT sunshine brought huge crowds to the centre of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for the town's sixth Food and Drink Festival. The celebration of locally-produced food and drink saw many of the region's best brewers and food producers taking part. More...

Gracie into the TV semi-finals
BRENT Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet has progressed through to this week's semi-finals stage of ITV's Britain’s Got Talent. The 11-year-old was last night selected to appear in this week's live semi-final shows when she was among the final 40 acts. More...

Town Bake-Off entries impress
DOZENS of home-made cakes, sponges and bread went on display when local bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the town's Food & Drink Festival on Saturday. Cakemaker Dusica Roberts won the overall champion's trophy. More...

In photos: King Alfred prom
YEAR 11 students from a Highbridge school celebrated the end of their school year with a lavish prom on Friday night (May 22nd). Over 230 pupils and staff from King Alfred School gathered at Batch Farm in Lympsham for their special night. More...

Burnham art exhibition opens
A WEEK-long exhibition showcasing the work of more than 20 Burnham-On-Sea artists will get underway in the town on Saturday (May 23rd). Dozens of paintings by Burnham Art Club members are on display at Burnham Community Centre until May 29th. More...

Town firm's run boosts charity
STAFF at a Burnham-On-Sea estate agents have raised cash for charity by taking part in a fun run. Staff and friends from Gary Berryman’s in Burnham joined partner agents Mayfair Town & Country, Tamlyns and Hobbs at the Weston Beach Colour Run. More...

Photos: Stuck sheep rescued
THESE were the scenes when three stranded sheep were rescued by fire crews in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning (May 21st). A walker spotted the three animals in difficulty in a water-filled ditch in the fields next to the Frank Foley Parkway. More...

Rising demand for food banks
Exclusive: THE team that runs Burnham and Highbridge's Food Banks say their service is being used by an ever-growing number of local people. The service, run by Burnham and Highbridge Churches Together, says economic hardship is the cause. More...

Gary wins darts Premier title
BURNHAM-On-Sea darts player Gary Anderson has won the Premier League title to go with his world championship. The 44-year-old – who beat Phil Taylor five months ago in the world final – ruthlessly dispatched of Michael van Gerwen 11-7 in the playoff final. More...

Charity's thanks as shop shuts
THE manager of a Burnham-On-Sea shop which has closed down this week has thanked customers for their support over the past two decades. We recently reported that the Tenovus charity shop in Burnham High Street would be closing. More...

Shona in record skydive bid
A LOCAL teenager is planned to join a world record attempt when she takes part in a sponsored tandem skydive. Shona Nicol, 16, who until recently lived in Highbridge and worked voluntarily at Animal Farm in Berrow, is set to undertake the challenge. More...

Speed survey blow for town
Exclusive: RESIDENTS in Highbridge say a speed survey along a busy town road does not reflect the true problem of speeding there. Somerset County Council installed a Speed Indicator Device in Worston Road between 26th March and 9th April. More...

New Seaside Award flag raised
NEW Seaside Award flags have been raised in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow this week after both beaches were handed sought-after awards by national campaign group Keep Britain Tidy. The announcement of the awards came on Wednesday morning (May 20th). More...

Nikki beats her fear of heights
A BURNHAM-On-Sea mum has overcome her fear of heights by abseiling down a 100ft cliff to raise money for a local support group. Nikki Day has raised in excess of over £900 for Somerset Time For Youth, a local support group that supports her son. More...

Cllr quits role after debate
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillor has stood down from her committee chairman's role following a heated debate earlier this week about funding for the town's Food Festivals. Councillors debated a £2,000 grant application from the festival team. More...

Thousands raised for causes
THOUSANDS of pounds has been presented to local groups at the latest Burnham Moose Lodge meeting. A whopping total of £6,272.94 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance plus £1,470.71 to the Alzheimer’s charity, plus various other local groups. More...

Calls to halt beach party debris
Exclusive: RESIDENTS have hit out at late night revellers who are repeatedly leaving dozens of empty alcohol bottles strewn over the sand dunes in Burnham-On-Sea following weekend beach parties. Over 100 beer cans and bottles were left discarded. More...

Dr Seuss comes to Burnham!
HORTON the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters will come to life when a Burnham-On-Sea musical theatre group performs 'Seussical Junior'. Rehearsals are underway by Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES). More...

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