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School clothes campaign starts
PARENTS of students at Highbridge's King Alfred School have launched a campaign to seek cheaper, better quality uniforms. More...

Green Flag ceremonies held
COVETED Green Flags were raised in two parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on Wednesday (July 29th) after they were named as being among the country's very best. The Green Flag awards were announced last week by Keep Britain Tidy. More...

Man identified after appeal
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week said they have identified a man in CCTV coverage who may have information about a disturbance at a town hotel earlier this year. Earlier this month, we reported that police had appealed for the public's help. More...

Farmers market this Friday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's farmers market returns to the town's High Street this Friday (July 31st) with a wide line-up of locally produced food including Cheddar strawberries. Over a dozen stalls will be set-up selling local produce including fruit in the High Street. More...

Join quiz fundraiser for ice rink
A QUIZ night is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Friday (July 31st) to raise funds for a proposed new ice rink for the town. Local group BEST (Burnham Events Social Team) announced in May that it wants to bring an ice rink to Burnham town centre. More...

Gull crackdown plan rejected
TOWN councillors in Burnham-On-Sea have voted against spending thousands of pounds of tax payers money on trying to rid the town of seagulls. Members of the Town Projects Committee discussed the proposals at their latest meeting. More...

Unique art display for seafront
BURNHAM-On-Sea will be hosting a unique art installation this autumn as a part of Somerset Arts Weeks. A pride of lions is being placed on the seafront as a part of a specially commissioned art project that will be on show on the seafront. More...

Daredevil stunt show in Brean
A DAREDEVIL stunt show involving high-flying trucks and vehicles will be held at Brean Leisure Park each Wednesday over the summer. The action-packed Scott May Daredevil Stunt Show includes monster trucks and motorcycle stunts plus other tricks. More...

Folk On Green for Highbridge
HIGHBRIDGE town centre will play host to an afternoon of live outdoor music concert this Sunday (August 2nd). Folk On The Green will be held in a special marquee set up next to Highbridge Community Hall in Market Street from 12.30pm until 5pm. More...

Fishmonger takes lead role
BURNHAM-On-Sea fishmonger Steve Wright and his partner Gaynor will be bringing a special seafood display and tasting sessions to crowds of young children and their families in Weston-Super-Mare this week. Fish is the Dish is the consumer face of Seafish. More...

Legal action over travellers
SEDGEMOOR District Council has begun legal proceedings to get a group of travellers removed from a Burnham-On-Sea car park. The travellers moved into Burnham's Pier Street car park on Sunday afternoon (July 26th) and action is underway to remove them. More...

Digger collides with power line
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to this digger after it collided with power cables in Highbridge on Monday evening (July 27th). Two fire appliances from Burnham were sent to a lane next to Bristol Road in Highbridge at 4.55pm. Crews were called to help. More...

Have your say on makeover
STAFF from Homes in Sedgemoor have been out and about on the Morland Estate this week inviting tenants to have their say on plans for a makeover. The initiative is part of a new five-year programme called 'Great Estates' which is focusing on improvements. More...

Stuck horse rescued from ditch
FIRE crews were called out to rescue a horse stuck in a ditch near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening (July 27th). Burnham firefighters were called to Pill Road in Rooksbridge at 8pm after residents reported the horse was standed. More...

Brean pig racing fun starts
BREAN Leisure Park's 30th year of pig and donkey race nights are being held every Tuesday night over the summer for local charities. The fundraising race nights will take place in the park's arena every Tuesday evening until September 1st. More...

MP backs scams awareness
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week joined with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau to support Scam Awareness Month. The initiative aims to provide support for those local people who have been scammed and protect people from being caught. More...

Dozens sign Isleport 2 petition
Exclusive: A PETITION has been launched online in opposition to proposals to expand a Highbridge business park. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported earlier this month how plans are being drawn up to create the Isleport 2 Business Park. More...

Top award for sea cadets unit
BURNHAM and Highbridge Sea Cadets unit is celebrating this week after receiving an award. Following their annual assessment by the Royal Navy, the unit has been awarded a Burgee for their achievements over the past 12 months. The award is given to top units. More...

Gracie is a hit with TV band
AN 11-year-old singing star from Brent Knoll who reached the semi-finals of ITV's Britain’s Got Talent appeared in a concert alongside last year's winners Callabro on Saturday (July 25th). Gracie Wickens-Sweet wowed the audience with a powerful performance. More...

Wrestling returns to Burnham
PROFESSIONAL wrestling is set to return to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this week. Visitors will have the opportunity to boo the bad guys and cheer on their favourite stars as they watch the grappling action on Thursday 30th July at 7.30pm. More...

Teens plan week of fundraising
A GROUP of community-spirited teenagers in Burnham-On-Sea are set to complete a series of fundraising challenges to raise money for local charities. The 13 teenagers are currently undertaking their National Citizen Service in Burnham over the week. More...

Weather ends Liam's title bid
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX cyclist Liam Phillips fought hard but could not win a second UCI BMX World Championship title in horrendous conditions in Belgium on Saturday (July 25th). An uncharacteristically slow start in the final cost Liam and he finished fifth. More...

Artist's work goes on display
A BURNHAM-On-Sea artist is showcasing her work at the town's Princess Theatre this week. Mary Thompson's wildlife paintings are on display in the Arts Lounge from July 23rd until July 31st from 10am-3pm on certain days of the week. More...

Vandals target RNLI lifeguards
MEAN vandals have caused hundreds of pounds of damage by attacking lifeguards equipment on Berrow beach since the start of July. The RNLI says there have been two incidents in recent weeks where their huts have been damaged and kit damaged as a result. More...

Hinkley 'biggest future burden'
THE Stop Hinkley Campaign has this week welcomed a speech by the former Conservative Secretary of State for Energy (1979-81), Lord Howell, who described the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station as "by far the biggest future burden". More...

Countdown starts to Play Day
THE countdown is underway to Highbridge's annual Apex Park Playday, which takes place on Wednesday August 5th. Last year's event was one of the most successful in the country with around 6,000 people attending and organisers say this year will be even bigger. More...

Childminder leads recruitment
A MALE childminder from Highbridge is encouraging others interested in making a difference to a child’s Early Years development to follow in his footsteps. It comes as Somerset County Council is calling for individuals to consider childminding. More...

Hospital 'safe despite cuts'
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea's hospital is safe, despite plans to remove several beds there in a cost-cutting shake-up by NHS bosses, it has been confirmed this week. Burnham's Hospital in Love Lane currently has 22 beds with two temporarily closed. More...

Artist's work to go on display
BERROW artist Malcolm Dormer will be exhibiting his work at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this month. His colourful exhibition will start on Tuesday 27th July and continue for three weeks from 11am until 3pm. Malcolm is locally well known. More...

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