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farewell for former Mayor
of people are expected to attend the funeral of former Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge Mayor and war veteran Neville Jones OBE today (Thursday).
arrested after car flips
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of
drink driving after a car flipped over in a crash in Burnham-On-Sea
at the weekend. Police were called to Marine Drive just after
midnight on Sunday morning (August 28th) where the driver had
challenge for Hinkley C
FIVE board members of French state-controlled
utility EDF are petitioning to have the courts annul last months
board decision to push ahead with the controversial Hinkley Point
power project near Burnham-On-Sea. The board voted 10-7 in favour
of the £18bn project. More...
appeal issued in town
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman is appealing for
help in locating a missing brooch that has huge sentimental value
to her family after it was accidentally donated to a charity shop
in the town. The brooch belonged to her 80-year-old grandmother.
music gig to be held
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Folkfest will be going
out with a final farewell this Saturday (September 3rd) when a
day-long music event is held in the town. After a decade of musical
fun and frolics, the final Folkfest was held last year but a special
music event is to be held. More...
tournament is cancelled
A MEDIEVAL-themed tournament that was due
to be held on Burnham-On-Sea's beach this coming weekend has been
cancelled by the organisers. The annual event, called 'Backalong
Avalon', was set to be held on Sunday 4th September. More...
you seen missing Simon?
POLICE are appealing for the public's help
to find Simon Brown who is missing in the Highbridge area. Simon,
aged 58, has been missing since 10am on Wednesday morning (30th
August) when he was last seen in the Walrow Terrace area. More...
crash: Mum recovering
A MOTHER who was injured along with her
two children in a shocking collision with a car on Friday has
been released from hospital. The mum and her two children were
airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Berrow on August
26th, as first reported here. More...
promotes faster broadband
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge MP James Heappey
is to hold a special event for local people suffering with poor
broadband to discuss the issue with technical experts and find
out how to get faster speeds. MP James Heappey will host the 'Faster
Broadband Fair'. More...
firm opens new studio
A LOCAL pottery painting business has expanded
and now has a permanent studio based in Highbridge. Purrr-fect
Pottery has been running for eight years and is managed by mother
and daughter team Anya and Shanice Burridge. More...
A SPECIAL party has been held to mark the
first anniversary of a Burnham-On-Sea musical activity group for
people living with Dementia called 'Music for the Memory'. Music
For The Memory is an independent group, not a charity, with more
than 60 members. More...
you seen wanted man?
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
have been asked to keep an eye open for a wanted man. Police have
appealed for the publics help to find 41-year-old wanted
man Mark Morris. Morris is wanted in connection with a series
of theft offences. More...
fete draws big crowds
HUNDREDS of people filled Burnham-On-Sea's
Manor Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday for the town's popular annual
summer fete. The event - which included a range of traditional
entertainment and games - was organised by the BEST for the first
'serious' after M5 crash
POLICE have said that a child who was air-lifted
to hospital from a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Bank
Holiday Monday remains in a "serious but stable condition".
These were the scenes after the two-vehicle accident occurred.
Balmy town gets boost
TOURISM businesses in Burnham-On-Sea are
enjoying a busy Bank Holiday weekend, with trade boosted by the
mostly good weather. The town's beach and holiday parks are busy
with visitors during the final week of the summer school holidays.
man found in search
A LARGE-scale search was launched in Brean
and Burnham-On-Sea last night for a missing pensioner. The 84
year-old man was reported to be missing at around 4.30pm by his
concerned family while at Stardust Amusements in Brean. Police
called out Coastguards.
fundraising for charity
A HARDY group of Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers
have boosted a local charity by more than £2,000 by completing
an extreme sports event. Seven members of Somerset Breast Cancer
Now took part in the latest Tough Mudder South West. More...
approval urged by EDF
THE head of EDF Energy has urged the government
to approve Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea in an explict appeal
ahead of a decision due within weeks. Prime Minister Theresa May
intervened last month to delay the £18 billion project.
raid caused £10k damage
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop faces a huge £10,000
bill for repairs following a ram-raid on Friday morning. A car
slammed into The Laptop Shop in Burnham High Street at 5am and
the occupants then stole laptops and iPads. Two people were later
skier hurt in sea crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out
to Weston on Saturday afternoon (August 28th) after a young water
skier suffered a suspected back injury in an accident near the
Grand Pier. Coastguards from Burnham, Clevedon and Weston were
quickly on scene. More...
crash: Three 'stable'
A WOMAN and two young children are in a
"stable condition" in hospital after they were hit by
a car outside a Berrow holiday camp on Friday evening. Avon and
Somerset Police spokesman Scott McPherson gave an update on their
conditions on Saturday. More...
flock to Berrow fete
CROWDS flocked to a popular summer fete
at Berrow's St Mary's Church on Saturday afternoon (August 27th).
A line-up of family entertainment was held alongside traditional
stalls and games on the grass area outside the church. More...
called to mud trio
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft crew
and a team of Coastguards were called to Weston on Friday evening
(August 26th) amid concerns for several people struggling in the
mud. BARB's Spirit Of Lelaina II hovercraft was called to Weston
beach after 8pm. More...
award nominees sought
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being invited
to honour unsung young heroes of the local community by nominating
them for the first ever British Citizen Youth Awards (BCYA). BCYA
co-founder Mike Faulkner is calling for Burnham-On-Sea.com readers
to help them.
drama at town shop
A RAM-RAIDER who slammed his car into the
front of a Burnham-On-Sea town centre shop early today before
stealing over £1,000 of laptop computers and iPads has been
arrested. Police were called to The Laptop Shop in The High Street
just after 5am. More...
awards finalists named
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea businesses and groups
are celebrating being named as finalists for the 2016 Somerset
Life Food and Drink Awards. The Mitre in College Street and The
Chandni Indian restuarant in Burnham High Street have been short-listed.
for seafront CCTV upgrade
A FRUSTRATED motorist has called for CCTV
coverage to be improved along Burnham-On-Sea's busy seafront after
his car was damaged in a collision this week. Local musician John
Prescott's car was left dented and scratched, as pictured here,
when it was struck. More...
GCSE pupils celebrate
Updated: STUDENTS at Highbridge's
King Alfred School celebrated a superb set of impressive GCSE
results on Thursday (August 25th). Over 200 students headed to
the school to open their all-important envelopes to discover how
they'd done in their exams. More...
aims for 2020 Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX star Liam Phillips says
he "would be a fool" to turn his back on the sport after
his disappoinment at the Rio Olympics and he is now turning his
attention to the 2020 Tokyo games. A dramatic crash ended the
medal hopes of Liam, 27, last Thursday. More...
art attracting visitors
LARGE numbers of people are visiting Burnham-On-Sea
to see its new street art - three weeks after the town's Spray
Jam festival. The organisers of the festival say the unique, eye-catching
art has become a visitor attraction that is pulling in extra people.
look at £30k outdoor gym
THE first designs have been unveiled for
a new £30,000 outdoor gym that's set to be installed at
Highbridge's Apex Park this autumn. The state-of-the-art outdoor
gym, which will be open to all for free, is being funded from
£30,000 of community funds. More...
music festival announced
A NEW Burnham-On-Sea music festival called
BOSfest is to be launched next year to replace the town's Folkfest,
which will be going out with a final farewell on September 3rd.
After a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest
was held last year. More...
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