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Land train returns to seafront
A POPULAR tourist attraction has returned to Burnham-On-Sea seafront this week for the start of the holiday season. More...

Cash boost for lighthouse trail
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's upcoming lighthouse trail have this week been handed a boost by Somerset County Council. Burnham county councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton has presented a cheque for £400 to HABA towards their costs of running the event
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Easter fun at Marine Cove
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens will be hosting a day of free Easter family fun on Saturday (April 19th). The event will take place between 10am and 2pm when many Easter-themed activities will be held. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt. More...

Boy locked in car is rescued
FIRE crews have rescued a two-year-old boy who became stranded in a locked vehicle in a Burnham-On-Sea car park on Friday. Firefighters were called to Burnham's Tesco store in Love Lane just before 1pm after the parents of the boy reported he was locked. More...

History event groups gather
SOME of the groups who are taking part in a historical re-enactment event in Highbridge this summer are meeting at the Oaktree Arena this weekend to plan the event. The summer event - called A Walk Through History - will be held on 24th and 25th August. More...

Good Friday marked with walk
MORE than 60 people took to the streets of Burnham-On-Sea today during a special walk to mark Good Friday. Churchgoers from local churches around Burnham met together for a short service, held at the Catholic Church in Highbridge Road. More...

Joe fights cancer with Kung Fu
INSPIRATIONAL 11-year-old Joe Laoutaris from Burnham-On-Sea is failing to let cancer get in the way of his love of kung fu. The King Alfred School student, who was last year diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma Tumour, a type of bone cancer, is continuing his hobby. More...

Barbecue sparks Brean fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to tackle a small blaze in Brean on Thursday evening (April 17th). One fire appliance was sent to Brean Cove after a discarded barbecue set caused several waste bins to burst into flames in the car park. More...

Football court gets refurbished
THE outdoor sports court at Burnham-On-Sea's youth centre has been refurbished by members of the town's Dreamscheme this week. The youngsters gave the facilities in Cassis Close, Burnham a fresh link of paint and a clean-up during Wednesday (April 16th). More...

Car blaze shuts M5 motorway
MOTORISTS faced long delays on the M5 motorway on Thursday (April 17th) after it was closed for several hours following a car blaze between junctions 24 and 25. Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and other stations tackled the blaze. More...

Beaches praised in awards
Exclusive: THE quality of beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area has this week been praised in a new nationwide survey. Beaches at Burnham, Berrow and Brean have all been recognised in the Marine Conservation Society's 2014 Good Beach Guide. More...

Tree unveiled to mark twinning
A NEW tree has this week been unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary of Burnham-On-Sea being twinned with Fritzlar in Germany. A group of 30 visitors from the German town, who are visiting Burnham, watched the tree unveiling in the Manor Gardens on Wednesday. More...

Hundreds miss school places
HUNDREDS of parents starting their children's education this September have this week been told they have missed out on their first choice primary school – although 97% of parents have got one of their top three choices. Admission figures released on Wednesday. More...

Hilarious farce set to open
A HILARIOUS comedy will be peformed by the West Huntspill Players next week. The farce Dry Rot will be performed at the Balliol Hall from April 24th to April 26th at 7.45pm each night. The funny goings-on in an old hotel with dry rot are at the centre of the farce. More...

RNLI fundraisers recognised
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI fundraisers have been recognised by being presented with certificates of appreciation during a supporters meeting this week. Supporters and fundraisers gathered together at a special open meeting in Burnham's Community Centre. More...

Shop to mark first anniversary
A SHOP in Burnham-On-Sea selling outdoor clothing and leisure activity equipment is set to celebrate its first anniversary this coming weekend. AOB in College Street will be marking the milestone with a special event during this Saturday 19th April. More...

'Thanks for saving my life'
Exclusive: A JOGGER who collapsed on a roadside near Highbridge after suffering a cardiac arrest has this week thanked the fire and ambulance crews who saved his life. As first reported here in February, two off-duty firefighters saw him collapse. More...

Seafront travellers re-locate
SEDGEMOOR District Council's legal bid to get a group of travellers moved from Burnham's seafront lawns has resulted in them moving a few hundred metres to another area of the town's Esplanade. On Tuesday, two of the travellers' caravans moved from the lawns. More...

Easter Folkfest event planned
THE organisers of Burnham's FolkFest will be holding their traditional Easter Sunday fundraising music marathon this weekend. The event - which this year will be held at Burnham's Princess Theatre - will see live music from 2pm throughout the afternoon until 11pm. More...

Final chance to enter contest
EAGLE-eyed Burnham-On-Sea shoppers are able to win a cash prize by taking part in an Easter-themed competition to find unusual items hidden in shop windows across the town. Organised by the Chamber Of Trade, the contest is currently underway. More...

Farmers flood cash welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Conservative parliamentary candidate has this week welcomed the government's announcement that extra money will be available to Somerset farmers hit by recent flooding. James Heappey welcomed Tuesday's announcement. More...

Free Internet advice on offer
FREE Internet advice sessions are to be held at Burnham-On-Sea's Octopus Children's Centre later this month. Sedgemoor Digital Link is arranging the free-of-charge sessions for local people to run every Wednesday from April 30th from 1pm-3pm. More...

Join Easter Day procession
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea Community Church will be celebrating Easter Day with a procession along the town's seafront on Sunday morning (April 20th). The church's morning celebration will be preceded by a walk with the cross from The Pavilion. More...

Attempted burglary at shop
Exclusive: THE front door of a Berrow hairdresser's shop was attacked during an attempted burglary during the weekend. Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident at Unwind Hair and Beauty in Berrow Road, which occurred overnight. More...

MP backs rail heritage project
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week given her backing to a unique project celebrating the town's railway heritage. Tessa Munt was in Burnham on Monday to visit the team behind the Buffer Stop Memorial Project. The project hopes to install a set of buffers. More...

Costa staff celebrate first year
STAFF at Burnham-On-Sea's Costa Coffee store have celebrated its first anniversary this week with a colouful charity fundraiser! The team dressed up as Smurfs to raise hundreds of pounds for the National Autistic Society while marking the store's busy first year. More...

Car saved in race against tide
Exclusive: THIS car stranded in the sea at Brean was rescued by the beach warden on Sunday night after a race against time and tide. The owners of the Vauxhall Tigra had gone for a walk along Brean Down mid-afternoon and left their car on the beach. More...

Call for Civic Award nominees
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns' annual Civic Awards. The awards are given to local people who are deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community and will be presented at the Civic Service. More...

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