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Three arrested in police drama
BURNHAM-On-Sea 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. More...

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
Exclusive: SEDGEMOOR 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
Exclusive: CAMPAIGNERS 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. More...

£45k 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...

Boss 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...

Duo 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 races. More...

Brownies 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...

Unique 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. More...

New £2.1m play centre to open
Exclusive: 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. More...

Tractors 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 Frontera. More...

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