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Cold calling zones to expand
A CLAMPDOWN on cold callers in the Highbridge area has seen six new 'no cold calling zones' introduced with plans to target the whole town. More...

Crews called to car crash
FIRE crews were called to a crash near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (March 26th). A car hit a telegraph pole at the junction of Harp Road and Yardwall Road on the Mark Causeway at 2.20pm. Crews made the vehicle safe after ensuring the ocupants were free. More...

Speedway season starts today
THE tapes go up on the opening match of the speedway season at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge tonight (Friday, March 27th). The Somerset Rebels will take on the 2014 Elite League Champions, the Poole Pirates, in a season-opening match. More...

Town farmers market today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's farmers market returns to the town's High Street this morning (Friday, March 27th). Over a dozen stalls will be set-up selling local produce including fruit, local meat, vegetables, cakes, cheese, pies, bakery items and milk from 9am-1pm. More...

Town Manager holds drop-ins
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Town Centre Manager has this week launched a series of new 'Meet the Manager' drop-in sessions. The new events give local people a chance to share their thoughts directly with the Town Manager responsible for the town centre. More...

Laughs galore at comedy night
A NIGHT of laughs will be held at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this Saturday (28th March) when a professional Comedy Night is held for charity. The event is being held as part of World Autism Awareness Week and is being organised by the National Autistic Society. More...

£1.1m business centre opens
A NEW £1.16million business enterprise centre on the outskirts of Highbridge was officially opened by the County Council on Wednesday (25th March). Entrepreneurs and business people from across the area joined Somerset County Council at the opening. More...

Appeal after motorway crash
POLICE have appealed for witnesses to an accident at Burnham-On-Sea's M5 motorway junction last weekend. Officers were called to a single vehicle collision on Saturday evening (21st March) at 7.23pm where the occupant had left the scene. More...

Beach donkey rides halted
TRADITIONAL donkey rides will not be offered on Burnham-On-Sea beach this summer, council bosses have said this week. Sedgemoor District Council says the previous donkey rides provider in Burnham-On-Sea has not had their licence renewed. More...

Clare to appear in local musical
A BURNHAM-On-Sea actress is set to appear in Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society's production of 'Hairspray' in April. Clare Hunter, a regular performer with local pantomime society Coastline Players and Weston Operatic Society, is playing Penny Pingleton. More...

Water quality upgrade to start
Exclusive: WORK is set to begin on the first phase of a major multi-million pound project to help improve sea water quality in Burnham-On-Sea. Wessex Water says work on the project will start in the next few weeks at its pumping station in Highbridge. More...

Led Zeppelin act heads to town
THE UK's leading tribute to rock group Led Zeppelin is returning to Burnham-On-Sea this month. 'Hats Off to Led Zeppelin' will be performing at The Princess Theatre on Saturday 28th March. The group has created a buzz unheard of for a tribute act. More...

Burnham beach clean appeal
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to take part in a beach clean in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow this Friday (March 27th) at the start of the Easter holiday season. Organised by Sedgemoor District Council, the event will see the beach between Berrow and Burnham. More...

Fall in unemployment figures
NEW figures out this week show unemployment has continued to fall across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Data provided by the House of Commons Library shows the number of people in the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham and Highbridge. More...

Tribute concert set to be held
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Band will pay tribute to the late David Fisher, their former musical director, with a special concert this Sunday evening (March 29th). A programme of popular band music that includes many of David's favourite pieces. More...

New caravan park is approved
Exclusive: PLANS to build a new caravan park near a busy A38 road junction in Brent Knoll look have been approved despite Parish Council concerns about traffic safety. The Fox and Goose pub in Brent Knoll has been granted permission. More...

Hair show to help town charity
HAIRDRESSING students in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be taking part in a fundraising show for a local charity in April. L&F Inspired Hair Academy, based in Highbridge, is holding a cat walk and auction event at Robert Blake Science College in Bridgwater. More...

Man air-lifted after ladder fall
AN air ambulance landed in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday morning (March 23rd) to fly a casualty to hospital following an accident. A person fell from a tall ladder while working at a nearby property, prompting several ambulances to be called. More...

Town author unveils new book
A BURNHAM-On-Sea author is set to publish his fourth crime novel next month. Damien Boyd is set to unveil his long-awaited fourth installment in his DI Nick Dixon crime series. The book, called 'Swansong', will be released on Tuesday 7th April. More...

'Plane crash' rehearsed in sea
A PLANE crash in the Bristol Channel near Brean Down was rehearsed by lifeboat crews on Sunday (March 22nd) as part of a planned training exercise. A group of walkers on Brean Down took these photos of what appeared to be an aeroplane's tail fin. More...

Tourist centre team thanked
A SOCIAL evening was held on Monday (March 23rd) to thank the team of volunteers who run Burnham-On-Sea's tourist information centre. BIARS (Burnham Information and Rescue Support) has run the thriving centre with the help of local people since 2011. More...

St George's Day fun planned
FAMILIES, carers and nurseries are being invited to join a fun day of free celebrations in Burnham-On-Sea on St George's Day (April 23rd). Aimed at pre-schoolers, there will be a trail around the town trying to spot the baby dragons in shops and firms. More...

Bridal store marks first year
A BURNHAM-On-Sea bridal clothing shop is celebrating its first anniversary this week after a successful 12 months helping to make wedding days extra special. Sarah's Bridal Wardrobe in College Street specialises in wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses. More...

Mayor's award for town street
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has presented the residents of 'Britain's most festive street' a special award to recognise their efforts in raising £60,000 for charity. Burnham Mayor Martin Cox visited the residents of Trinity Close on Saturday morning. More...

£1,000 boost for town charity
A BURNHAM-On-Sea charity set up in memory of local teenager Charley Marks, who died last autumn, has received a funding windfall this week. Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton has presented £1,000 to In Charley's Memory from his County Council budget. More...

Hotel raises £635 for Olivia
A BURNHAM-On-Sea hotel's fundraising music night has raised hundreds of pounds to help buy a Braille reader for a five year-old local girl who is registered blind. The Royal Clarence Hotel on the town's seafront held a successful Karaoke and Pop Quiz Night. More...

56 sackfuls of waste collected
56 sackfuls of rubbish were collected by volunteers during a National Trust beach clean at Brean on Saturday (March 21st). More than 40 volunteers took part in the event at Brean Cove, removing the rubbish that has been washed up by the high tides. More...

Abbi chosen as Carnival Queen
EIGHTEEN year-old Abbi Fear has been chosen as Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen following a ceremony on Friday night (March 20th). At a special selection evening held in Burnham's Ritz Social Club, the teenager was chosen by a panel of judges. More...

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