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Thousands visit town festival
BIG crowds flocked into Burnham-On-Sea yesterday (Saturday) for the town's fifth Food and Drink Festival. More...

Field of poppies to be laid
A STUNNING display of poppies is to be laid in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens this afternoon (Sunday) as part of a tribute to those who died in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's Remembrance Day service, silk poppies are being sold. More...

Video: Chilli champion crowned
BRIDGWATER chill lover Marc Brion was crowned the winner of an incredible chilli-eating competition in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday. The contest, called The Great Burnham Burn-Off, took place during the fifth Burnham-On-Sea Festival. More...

Bakery contest winners named
DOZENS of home-made cakes, shortcakes and bread went on display when local bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the town's Food and Drink Festival on Saturday. Cakemaker Kate Heappey won the overall champion's trophy. More...

Caravan blaze in Berrow
THE cause of a late night caravan blaze in Berrow last night (Saturday) is being investigated after being tackled by fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea. Firefighters were called at 10.30pm to Coast Road in Berrow, where a static caravan was alight. More...

MEP blasts 'absurd' £1.7bn bill
BURNHAM-On-Sea's representative in the European Parliament says the Prime Minister is right to refuse to pay £1.7bn in EU budget payments. West Country MEP Julie Girling said on Friday that David Cameron should not pay the huge sum being demanded. More...

M5 roadworks set to begin
MOTORISTS have been warned to expect delays from Monday (October 27th) when using the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston. Two months of barrier works are set to begin, leading to the several lanes being closed for the period. More...

Scottish music night tomorrow
BURNHAM and Highbridge Brass Band will be performing a unique Scottish-themed concert in the town this Sunday (October 26th). The Princess Theatre will be transformed into a restaurant for the evening, with the audience served a Scottish High Tea. More...

New crossing gets go-ahead
Exclusive: WORK to build a new pedestrian crossing outside Highbridge Medical Centre is finally set to begin next month after a two-year wait by local residents. Highbridge town councillor Pat Burge, pictured, called for the crossing in 2012. More...

Crews called to factory fire
CREWS were called to tackle a small fire at a Highbridge firm on Thursday morning (October 23rd). One fire appliance from Burnham-On-Sea and two from Bridgwater attended the incident at Yeo Valley in Lawrence Close, Highbridge at just before 9.15am. More...

Pilrow rejection celebrated
RESIDENTS living near the site of a controversial proposed wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea have celebrated the end of a successful three-year campaign. Broadview Energy first unveiled its plans in 2011 to build four 130-metre tall wind turbines. More...

Xmas boxes packed by group
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Club have been busy this week packing shoeboxes full of handmade gifts for needy families in Romania. The club has knitted a range of handmade hats, scarves, jumpers, cardigans, teddies and handbags. More...

Jail term for town man's killer
A MAN who fatally stabbed a 24 year-old Burnham-On-Sea resident in Bristol last year faces a life jail term, a court has heard. Burnham father Robert Cox, right, was stabbed to death in Egerton Road, Bishopston in August 2013, the court was told. More...

£15k boost for tourist centre
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea's tourist information centre has this week received a £15,000 funding boost following the approval of Hinkley Point power station's expansion. Community group BiARS, which runs the facilities, is to get the cash. More...

Arthur's name lives on in town
Exclusive: TWO roads running through a new housing development at Highbridge's former cattle market site are to be named after well-known residents. Cattle farmer Arthur Duckett, pictured, who died in 2010, will have one of the roads named after him. More...

Haven expansion wins backing
PROPOSALS to expand the facilities at Burnham Holiday Village and create new jobs have been given a thumbs up by town councillors this week. Members of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee gave their support to the scheme. More...

Gymnasts head for Germany
A GROUP of 35 gymnasts from Highbridge's Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics Club are heading to Germany over the coming week. The youngsters will be competing in an international competition in the city of Mainz next week. They will be showing their skills. More...

Halloween Bike Run on Sunday
MOTORCYCLISTS from across Somerset are being invited to take part in a Halloween-themed fundraising bike ride in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity this Sunday (October 26th). Somerset Motorcycle Group is organising a special Halloween Bike Run. More...

Town fireworks given go-ahead
Exclusive: THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display have said this week there has been a good response from local businesses for financial help to fund the event's £9,000 costs. This year's display will go ahead on 2nd November. More...

High winds cause damage
FIRE crews were called to this Burnham-On-Sea home on Tuesday when 60mph winds from the former Hurricane Gonzalo blew away cladding and caused damage across the area. Crews were called to Mendip Way at 8am when a large quantity of cladding was blown. More...

Pub boss completes bike race
THE manager of a Burnham-On-Sea pub raised hundreds of pounds for charity by completing the Weston Beach Race at the weekend. Mark Robson, the manager of The Rosewood in Love Lane, raised cash for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part part. More...

Baby Halloween party planned
A HALLOWEEN Party for local babies and their families is to be held to raise money for a special care baby unit. A group of local mums are organising the baby and children Halloween party on Sunday 2nd November at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. More...

Alex to switch on Xmas lights
BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell is to switch on Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights next month during a day of festive entertainment. Burnham Chamber of Trade has announced that Alex will be lighting up the town centre on November 22nd. More...

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