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arrested in police drama
police arrested three people last night (Monday) after pulling
over a stolen car in the town which had been identified by roadside
CCTV cameras. More...
Beach call-out for town crews
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and a crew from BARB Search & Rescue
were called to Brean beach on Monday (July 21st) amid concern
for a dog walker and a family on the mudflats. Crews were alerted
at 7.30pm after a woman was seen struggling. More...
Cricket ace's hedgehog saved!
WILDLIFE carers from Burnham-On-Sea have rescued a stranded hedgehog
at the home of Somerset cricket ace Marcus Trescothick. The cricketer
had a surprise visitor in his garden this week when the tiny hedehog
got stuck in his garden gates. More...
Burnham guided walks launch
A SERIES of free guided walks around Burnham-On-Sea have been
launched this week. Burnham-On-Sea Town Team has been awarded
a grant of £560 from Sedgemoor District Council's Community
Health Fund to launch the unique local walks. More...
Gypsy in concert this Friday
A TALENTED Highbridge singer will be performing a show ranging
from opera through jazz and country to pop. Gypsy Watkins will
be in concert at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this Friday
(25th July). To promote her concert, she is giving away free CDs.
Musical flowers at festival
DOZENS of colourful blooms filled a tiny church on the outskirts
of Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend during its annual flower festival.
Edithmead Church held its popular festival on Saturday and Sunday
which this year had a musicals theme. More...
New crash at A38 blackspot
A TWO-vehicle crash at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday afternoon (July 20th) has led to fresh calls for safety
improvements. A car and a horse transporter were damaged on the
A38 at the busy junction next to the Fox and Goose. More...
Heave ho! Car pushed free
THE owner of this vehicle had a sinking feeling when he briefly
got into difficulty on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Sunday (July 20th).
The Nissan 4x4 was retrieving a jet ski next to the town's jetty
when its front wheels sank into the mud, requiring a crowd to
push it free. More...
Dog missing on Brean Down
THE owners of this lost dog have appealed for help in finding
him after he went missing on top of Brean Down. Zuke, an 8-year-old
Huskey, has not been seen since around 2pm on Sunday afternon
(July 20th) when his owners were enjoying a walk. More...
Open-top bus tour for pupils
PUPILS from a Burnham-On-Sea school celebrated their final day
of term with a surprise bus tour around the town. To mark their
last day at St Andrew's Junior School, 36 Year six students were
whisked off for a celebratory open-top bus tour of Burnham. More...
Burnham fun day hailed a hit
A FAMILY fun day was held in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on
Sunday (July 20th), raising hundreds of pounds for a national
charity. Burnham Community Church organised the Summer Fun Day
which saw a flow of visitors enjoying many activities. More...
Dolls houses boost for charity
A UNIQUE exhibition showcasing the work of a group of Burnham-On-Sea
dolls house makers drew a crowd of visitors on Saturday (July
19th). Scores of tiny dollshouses and miniatures made by the members
of the Burnham Dolls House Group went on show. More...
Thunderstorms drench town
TORRENTIAL thunderstorms briefly left roads in Burnham-On-Sea
under water on Saturday evening (July 19th). Several summer storms
swept through the area, bringing lightning, thunder and heavy
rain. It comes after The Met Office issued an amber warning. More...
Skate park revamp defended
District Council has defended its decision to temporarily close
the skate park at Highbridge's Apex Park during the school holidays
for a £73,000 overhaul. Work is underway on the new-look
park, which is set to re-open in August. More...
Crowds enjoy Brean fireworks
SEVERAL hundred people flocked to Brean Leisure Park's first fireworks
display of the summer season on Saturday night. The display went
ahead as scheduled despite a big thunderstorm earlier in the evening.
The crowd was treated to a great show. More...
New wind farm appeal lodged
who have been fighting controversial proposals for a wind farm
near Burnham-On-Sea have been dealt a fresh blow this week after
the company wanting to build the site lodged an appeal against
a decision to reject the scheme. More...
Bonfire incidents warning
GARDENERS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been urged to double
check the safety of their bonfires before lighting them after
fire crews were called to two incidents on Friday. Crews were
called to bonfires out of control in Highbrige and Brent Knoll.
upgrade for play areas
PLAY areas in Crosses Penn, Coleridge Gardens and
Stiling Close in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are getting a £45,000
revamp this summer. The revamp of Crosses Penn play area near
Manor Gardens, costing £15,000, started on Monday (14th
July), pictured. More...
reveals hotel timeframes
Exclusive: THE long-awaited
redevelopment of the eyesore Highbridge Hotel will be completed
by September 2016, it has emerged this week. We reported five
weeks ago that the YMCA had been awarded £1.1m of funding
to overhaul the hotel site by the government. More...
set to race for Team GB
TWO Burnham-On-Sea girls have been picked to represent
Team GB in the European Waterski Racing Championships later this
month. Hannah and Lauren Bird will be in action from 19-27th July
in Vichy and Eguzon in France. The duo will be competing in four
flock to town beach
DOZENS of Brownies took part in an evening of fun
on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Thursday evening (July 17th). The youngsters
from Burnham's 4th Brownies and 5th Brownies gathered to take
part in a sandcastle building competition and summer games. More...
chocolate range starts
A NEW range of locally-made chocolate has gone
on sale at a Burnham-On-Sea sweet shop this month. Burnham chocolate
maker Melissa Tilson, pictured, has recently launched Chocoholic's
Kitchen and is selling a wide range of unique flavoured chocolates.
£2.1m play centre to open
A NEW £2.1m children's indoor play centre is set to open
in Brean during the next fortnight. The new indoor soft play centre
- called Brean Play - is to open at Brean Leisure Park by the
end of July. It represents a major investment by the House family.
recover stranded 4x4
A 4x4 that was lost to the incoming tide on Brean
Beach after getting stuck in soft sand and mud on Tuesday evening
has been recovered by a farmer using several tractors. As we first
reported here, Paul Redfern from Bristol had driven his Vauxhall
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