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Pensioner's shock at burglary
HEARTLESS burglars have stolen thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and war medals during a break-in at a local pensioner's home - while she was in hospital. More...

Readers boost Poppy Appeal
SEVERAL new volunteers have come forward to help Burnham-On-Sea's Poppy Appeal after Burnham-On-Sea.com featured its plea for new helpers earlier this week. At least ten readers have got in contact with Burnham's Royal British Legion since our article
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Couple appear on TV food show
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple starred in a popular Channel 4 cooking TV show at the weekend. Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds - who are well known for running the town's twice-yearly Food Festival - appeared in the series My Kitchen Rules
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Fly-tipping fines are increased
FLY-tippers in the Burnham-On-Sea area now face increased fines, it's been announced this week. Sedgemoor District Council has just raised its fines for the illegal dumping of waste to £400 for a fixed penalty notice. Fly tipping is a serious environmental problem
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Store's help for army cadets
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge army cadets have this week been given a financial boost thanks to shoppers at a local supermarket. Asda in Highbridge has this week presented £500 to the group, which is the winning organisation in the store's tokens scheme
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Police called to alleged assault
A MOTORIST was allegedly assaulted in Highbridge after an altercation with a man over damage to his car on Tuesday (October 25th). Officers were called just after 1pm to reports of an incident in Bennett Road near Gass Close on the Isleport Business Park
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M5 drivers warned of delays
MOTORISTS who use the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater have been warned to expect delays in the coming weeks as the next phase of a major project gets underway. Skanska, on behalf of Highways England, is carrying out barrier replacement. More...

Top citizen award for teenager
A BRENT Knoll teenager has been presented with a British Citizen Youth Award in recognition of her years of charity work helping poor African children. 14-year-old Bethan Rees from Brent Knoll has received one of the inaugural British Citizen Youth Awards. More...

Tim beats his fear of heights!
A BRAVE Highbridge resident ignored his fear of height to complete a 15,000ft skydive for charity at the weekend on his third attempt. Tim Daniel from Highbridge jumped out of a plane on Saturday (October 22nd) to raise awareness and funds for Fibromyalgia Somerset. More...

Parents warned over flu risk
SOMERSET County Council is urging parents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to ensure young children are vaccinated against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children as they suffer the same symptoms as adults, including fever, chills and aching muscles. More...

Art festival to mark 70th year
THE syllabus for the 2017 Highbridge Festival of The Arts has been released this week as the event gets ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The 2017 event will be held from 6th – 18th March and the closing date for entries is Tuesday 10th January. More...

Rebels aiming for second title
HIGHBRIDGE-based Somerset Rebels are aiming to clinch a second Premier League Championship title this week when they face the Sheffield Tigers in the Championship Grand Final. Sheffield will stage the first leg at their Owlerton Stadium on Wednesday. More...

Winning pie goes to production
THE winner of a Burnham-On-Sea competition to create a new pie flavour is set to have her tasty entry put into commercial production. Cathy Bird's Moroccan lamb pie impressed the taste buds of the judges at the Great Burnham Bake-Off, which was held on Saturday. More...

Woman breaks foot in fall
A WOMAN suffered a broken foot in a fall at Brean on Saturday evening (October 22nd). Brean's beachwarden called out Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards just before 6pm after the ambulance service said it was unable to attend due to other higher prority calls. More...

Cider festival weekend success
HUNDREDS of people attended a three-day Cider Festival in Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend. The popular event took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Ritz Social Club, coinciding with the Food Festival. Visitors were able to try several brews. More...

Cove given autumn clean-up
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens on the town's seafront have been given a fresh new look this month. The shelters on The Esplanade have been repainted by council contractors alongside work to smarten up the light columns and gates. More...

25,000 head to Food Festival
THOUSANDS of people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for the town's ninth Food & Drink Festival. The event, held on a bight and dry day, was hailed a big success by traders and organisers as visitors enjoyed a tasty line-up of entertainment. More...

BMW severely damaged by fire
A BMW was left severely damaged after a blaze on the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Saturday evening (October 22nd). One fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea and two further appliances from Avon Fire and Rescue were called. More...

Two rescued from Brean ditch
TWO people were rescued from a water-filled ditch by firefighters in the early hours of Saturday morning (October 22nd). At just before 2am, firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea were called to the short access road leading to Brean Leisure Park from the roundabout
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Comedy play comes to Berrow
TICKETS are on sale for a comedy play to be held in Berrow in November. Stage 2 Drama Presents "Funny You Should Ask, Doctor - The Lighter Side of Medicine" at Berrow Village Hall on November 17th, 18th and 19th. The evening of comedy is sure to be a hit. More...

Holiday park wins top award
BREAN'S Holiday Resort Unity has won the title of Somerset Holiday Park of the Year at an awards ceremony this week. The first ever Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday (October 19th). There were 20 categories. More...

Half-term fun comes to theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be hosting a superb piece of theatre for the whole family during the school half-term holidays next week. 'The Owl and the Pussycat – Adventures in a Pea Green Boat' will be performed on Thursday 27th October at 2pm. More...

Farmers on alert after thefts
POLICE have this week urged farmers in the Burnham-On-Sea area to be extra vigilant after five quad bikes were stolen from farms in Cheddar and Axbridge and a further two from other parts of Somerset. Over the past week, a blue Yamaha was removed. More...

Beach dog ban could be lifted
A BAN on dogs on Burnham-On-Sea's main beach could be lifted over the winter months under new proposals from Sedgemoor District Council. Dogs currently remain excluded all year round on Burnham's main beach between the Jetty and The Pavilion. More...

Town bus service set to end
BUS users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been dealt a fresh blow this week with the news that temporary support for three former Webberbus routes is unlikely to be extended when it runs out in December. Emergency funding will be ending. More...

Pool expansion plan approved
PLANS for a new £300,000 second swimming pool and expanded facilities at Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports Academy have been given a final go-ahead by the district council this week. The proposals for a new pool, sauna, two new fitness studios and a spa. More...

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