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March target for town revamp
Exclusive: A RAFT of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea's town centre look set to be completed by the end of March 2015, according to projected new dates from the County Council unveiled this week. At a Town Council meeting on Monday (November 24th), Burnham's Town Centre Manager, right, said the modernisation project is progressing well. More...

Reward offered for lost ring
A REWARD has been offered for the safe return of a lady's ring which was lost in Burnham-On-Sea town centre last week. Margaret Duberley is appealing to anyone who may have found the ring to get in contact. It has great sentimental value to her, she says. More...

32lb eel reeled in by angler
THIS bumper-sized 32lb 3oz conger eel was reeled in by a fisherman in the waters off Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday, becoming the biggest local catch of the year. Martin Quinn, pictured, netted the eel from his boat to the west of Stert Island. More...

Talks held to save legion HQ
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion moved another step closer to formally re-opening its town centre headquarters this week - two months after it was disbanded. We first reported in September that the long-running organisation was to be disbanded. More...

Town police patrols stepped up
POLICE are stepping up their patrols in Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea town centres leading up to Christmas. Officers will be clamping down on shoplifters and anti-social behaviour in the towns to ensure shoppers have a positive experience when visiting the town centres. More...

Club clinches sponsor deals
A YOUNG team of Burnham-On-Sea football players has proudly unveiled its new kits this week after clinching two sponsorship deals. Burnbridge Wanderers Under 10s have been boosted by the news that Highbridge Caravans have sponsored their new kit. More...

Bid to cut hall's energy costs
HIGHBRIDGE Community Hall could soon be partly powered by the sun if a new £8,000 project to cut the costs of running the facilities gets the go-ahead. The group that operates the building in Market Street wants to install up to 16 solar panels on its roof to cut its energy bills and lower costs. More...

Matt is UK's first sleep graduate!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea bed shop employee has become the very first person in the UK to graduate from the Sleep Council Sales Academy. Matt Scott from Scott’s Home Furnishers in Burnham's Victoria Street has completed a brand new training programme from the academy. More...

Video: Gracie wins 'BOS Factor'
YOUNG Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet impressed the crowds with her powerful voice when she won a unique talent show held during the run-up to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on during Saturday. She got the most cheers from the huge audience. More...

£820 raised at Xmas craft fair
CROWDS of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (23rd November). The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Berrow Village Hall during Sunday. More...

See festive floral show tonight
ONE of the country's leading floral arrangers will be giving a demonstration of Christmas flower arrangements in Burnham-On-Sea this evening (Monday, 24th November). Burnham Area Evening Flower Club has organised the festive-themed demonstration. More...

Pole dance event raises £2,220
A POLE dancing evening held in Brean on Saturday (22nd November) raised over £2,000 for a men's cancer charity. The well-attended event, held at The Beachcomber, raised a massive total of £2,221 for national testicular cancer support charity 'It's in the Bag'. More...

Trio start marathons challenge
A GROUP of three runners from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater have begun their challenge to raise thousands of pounds for charity by completing seven marathons in seven days around Somerset. The trio are Scott Woodberry, Matthew Axe and Tim Scarrott. More...

Masonry fall shuts pavement
A SECTION of pavement in Burnham-On-Sea was briefly closed on Saturday (November 22nd) after a masonry fall. The owner of Del Mondo Pizza in the High Street was alerted early on Saturday when part of a window lintel crumbled and fell off onto the pavement below. More...

Musician unveils new album
A BURNHAM-On-Sea musician held a launch party for his new five-track album in the town on Saturday. Joe Mooney, pictured, has finally achieved his dream of seeing his own songs being sold on a CD. Joe says he has been a professional hip hop musician for 15 years. More...

Crowds flock to Xmas switch-on
A CROWD of 2,000 people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas lights switch-on today (Saturday, November 22nd) when BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell officially started the town's festive season. Over 70 colourful lights were turned on across the town centre. More...

In photos: Bloom awards night
OVER 20 residents were presented with awards when the town's annual Burnham In Bloom prize ceremony was held on Friday night (November 21st). Scores of residents and business owners gathered in the Town Council Chambers for the annual presentation night. More...

M5 lorry crashes into ditch
A DRIVER escaped unhurt after his lorry left the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston this week. Police and ambulance crews were called to the delivery lorry after it left the main northbound carriageway and ended up in vegetation, as pictured here. More...

Musician to unveil new album
A BURNHAM-On-Sea musician is set to launch a brand new five-track album in the town this evening (Saturday). Joe Mooney has finally achieved his dream of seeing his own songs being sold on a CD. Joe has been a professional musician for 15 years and lives in the town. More...

See musical Oliver in Burnham
FINAL tickets are on sale for a special performance of the musical Oliver in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday. Rehearsals are underway for the show at The Princess Theatre by the young members of the town's Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES). More...

Police appeal after two injured
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following an early morning assault in Burnham-On-Sea last weekend. The incident happened at 1.15am last Saturday (November 15th) when two men were injured at the junction of Abingdon Street and the High Street in the town centre. More...

Youth centre's funding appeal
Exclusive: BURNHAM Area Youth Centre is seeking to raise thousands of pounds to fix leaks of rain water through its roof windows. The centre in Cassis Close, which is used by more than 20 different groups and over 500 users a week, needs £7,500 for the work. More...

TV role for Burnham company
A BURNHAM-On-Sea firm was featured on national TV this week coming to the rescue of a Bridgwater couple. Adam Cahill Carpet & Flooring appeared on Channel 5's Cowboy Builders after the broadcaster asked if the firm could urgently help them out during filming. More...

£2,800 boost for good causes
BURNHAM Holiday Village has this week given two good causes in the town a financial boost with a bumper donation of £2,800. £1,400 has been presented to The Friends of Burnham Hospital and the same amount to BARB Search & Rescue during a special presentation. More...

Hinkley C 'at risk of collapse'
A DEAL to build a nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea may not go ahead, an energy expert has claimed this week. EDF Energy is due to build the £24.5bn plant, which would be the first in the UK in almost 20 years, if the project goes to schedule. More...

Car damaged in blaze drama
A CAR was left severely damaged after a blaze in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning. One fire crew from Burnham was called to Burnham Road, near the entrance to the BAY Centre, at 8am following several calls from nearby residents reporting the Skoda Octavia well alight. More...

Cash boost for health project
A NEW community project to encourage healthy lifestyles in Burnham-On-Sea has been given a funding boost this week. A series of free weekly community running events at Apex Park are being introduced as part of a nationwide initiative to promote health. More...

Woman bailed after stabbing
POLICE arrested a woman and later bailed her, pending further investigations following a stabbing in Burnham's High Street on Tuesday evening, which left a man with 'serious' injuries. Police sealed off an area of the High Street next to Lloyds Bank at 7.20pm. More...

Mayor's praise after club's win
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has congratulated the town's Hillview Carnival Club this week after they won the County Cup by clinching first place in their class. The club, which is in its 40th year, won in Glastonbury, Wells, Burnham, North Petherton and at Shepton. More...

One in three crimes not logged
AVON and Somerset Police says improvements are on the way after it was revealed this week that the force is the third worst at recording crime in the country. Police in Avon and Somerset fail to log 33% of offences, says the new study just published this week. More...

Town's Christmas trees arrive
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's official town Christmas trees have been installed this week. The Town Council-funded 20ft Grand Firs have been installed outside the Victoria Hotel in Burnham's Victoria Street and also next to Highbridge's Community Centre. More...

More park volunteers sought
TWO groups who run Burnham and Highbridge's award-winning parks have this week issued an appeal for more volunteers. The Friends of Marine Cove in Burnham and The Friends of Apex Park in Highbridge are seeking more local people to help with projects and events. More...

Arrest after Burnham stabbing
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following a stabbing in Burnham-On-Sea's High Street last night (Tuesday), which left a man with 'serious' injuries. Police sealed off Burnham's High Street next to Lloyds Bank at 7.20pm, as pictured above, after a man was attacked. More...

Set for 7 marathons in 7 days!
A GROUP of runners from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity by completing 7 marathons in 7 days. The trio are Scott Woodberry, Matthew Axe and Tim Scarrott - all running for local charities. More...

See musical Oliver in Burnham
FINAL tickets are on sale for a special performance of the musical Oliver in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday. Rehearsals are underway for the show at The Princess Theatre by the young members of the town's Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES). More...

Have your say on area's future
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged to have their say on the future development of the region by getting involved in a consultation on Sedgemoor's economy. The Economic Development Strategy was launched on Tuesday afternoon. More...

£3,000 boost for swim club
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club are celebrating after being awarded £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014. Following votes from members of the public, the club has been awarded a grant to enable it to continue doing positive work in the community. More...

Tap dancers bid to set record
OVER 30 tap dancers from Burnham-On-Sea have this week joined a nationwide bid to break a world record. The group from DanceFit Academy on the Westmans Trading Estate took part in a nationwide tapathon, with the aim of setting a new tap dancing record. More...

Man stabbed in town centre
PART of Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been sealed off by police this evening (Tuesday) after a man was reported to have been stabbed in the town centre. Police were called to the scene shortly after 7pm. The forecourt of the nearby Esso petrol station in Oxford Street has also been sealed off. More...

Countdown to Xmas switch-on
AN afternoon of free festive entertainment will be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (November 22nd) during the countdown to the town's Christmas lights. BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell, right, is to switch on this year's display across the town centre. More...

Coach slides into roadside ditch
EIGHT people escaped unhurt when a coach slid into a ditch near Burnham-On-Sea yesterday evening (Monday). Edingworth Road in East Brent was closed by police after the single-decker Coombs coach got stuck. Three fire engines from Weston and Burnham-On-Sea were sent to the scene. More...

Festive boost from Lions Club
BURNHAM-On-Sea Lions have given a funding boost to enable a care group to hold a Christmas party for elderly patients. A cheque for £500 has been presented to Somerset Carers, who are planning the Christmas Party in Burnham's Baptist Church in December. More...

Weapons amnesty launches
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being urged to hand in firearms and knives during a special amnesty being held across Somerset this month. People can dispose of weapons at police stations in Somerset, including Burnham. More...

Christmas fair this Sunday
A CHRISTMAS fair will be held in Berrow this Sunday (23rd November) to raise funds for a Somerset cancer charity. The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', is being organsied for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and will be held in the village hall from 10.30am-3pm. More...

New road crossing work starts
WORK to construct a new pedestrian crossing on a busy road in Highbridge has started this week. The work comes with support of the local community after a request was made by Cllr John Woodman as part of Somerset County Council’s improvements scheme. More...

New record raised by Poppy Appeal
A NEW record of more than £28,000 was raised in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents have dug deep to donate to the appeal and buy poppies in recent weeks during a year when the country has been marking WW1. More...

Chimney blaze at town home
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crew was called out after reports of a chimney blaze at a property in the town on Sunday afternoon (November 16th). One Burnham fire appliance was sent to Trinity Rise shortly after 3pm when the occupants of the home raised the alarm. More...

Father and son are UK champs
A FATHER and son from near Burnham-On-Sea have swept away the competition to become the UK's top land yachting duo. Derek George from Watchfield has won the 2014 British Land Sailing Championships in the Standart Class and his son was second overall. More...

£700 raised at birthday party
A KIND-hearted Burnham-On-Sea woman has raised £700 for a charitable cause after inviting guests to her 70th birthday party to give donations instead of presents for her. Janet Tancock held a party, attended by over 100 family members and friends, earlier this month. More...

Young VIPs welcome Santa
TWO young children were chosen to welcome Father Christmas when he arrived at a Brent Knoll garden centre at the weekend. Tom and Emily Hicks from Highbridge were the lucky pair chosen to welcome Santa, as he arrived in style at Sanders Garden World. More...

Hillview wins Carnival County Cup
CELEBRATIONS are underway at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club after the club won the County Cup by clinching first place in their class at last night's Glastonbury Carnival. The club, which is celebrating its 40th year, also won a first place at Friday night's Wells Carnival. More...

Greens pick election candidate
THE Green Party has selected its parliamentary candidate to fight the General Election in the Burnham-On-Sea area. Glastonbury councillor Jon Cousins, right, has been selected to stand as the Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Wells Constituency at the 2015 General Election. More...

New shop opens in Burnham
A NEW shop selling hand-made gifts and crafts was launched in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday morning (November 15th). Ticketyboo opened its doors at 13 Cross Street with a wide variety of products. Burnham's Town Centre Manager cut a ribbon to open the new business. More...

Free parking for Xmas event
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on next Saturday (November 22nd) will be able to park for free in the town centre in a bid to boost local trade, it has been announced. Burnham's Christmas lights are currently being installed across the town centre. More...

Collectors fair draws crowds
DOZENS of toys from the past few decades went on show at a unique model making show and collectors fair in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 15th). Trains, planes, buses and dolls houses were among the items on display in St Andrew's Church Hall during the day. More...

Red Cross centre set to shut
THE British Red Cross has announced this week that its centre in Burnham-on-Sea is to close in December. The Red Cross provides short-term loans of wheelchairs and other equipment, including backrests, bath seats and walking frames, to help people regain their independence after an accident or illness. More...

UK's top sand racers in action
DOZENS of the UK's leading sand yachting enthusiasts will be in action on Brean beach this weekend, competing in the British Land Yachting Championships. The two-day event is being organised by Brean Land Yacht Club and starts today (Saturday). More...

In photos: Children In Need
THOUSANDS of pounds was raised for Children In Need across the Burnham-On-Sea area on Friday (November 14th) during a series of fundraising events. Scores of schools, local businesses and groups joined in the annual BBC fundraising marathon. More...

Millie cycles off with top prize
A LUCKY Burnham-On-Sea girl is celebrating this week after wining a new bike in a competition. Millie Lewis from St Joseph's Primary School won a luxury new mountain bike during a visit to Highbridge's King Alfred School open evening earlier this autumn. More...

'Urgent action' plea to cut speed
CONCERNED residents living along a road in Highbridge have this week demanded 'urgent measures' to cut the speed of motorists and avoid an 'accident waiting to happen'. Several residents have called on the Town Council to consider new measures such as a new 20mph speed zone or extra speed bumps. More...

Collectors fair comes to town
DOZENS of toys from the past few decades will go on show at a unqiue model makers show and collectors fair in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 15th). The free annual event will be held in St Andrew's Church Hall in Manor Road, Burnham from 10am-4pm. More...

Jane is region's top black belt
A BURNHAM-On-Sea martial arts instructor has become the highest-ranking lady Tae Kwon-Do in the region. Jane Lambert, who runs Burnham's Gemini Tae Kwon-Do club, is the only woman across the whole south west to achieve a 6th Degree Master Black Belt. More...

Carnival success continues!
Video: THE team at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club are enjoying a successful season, having won three first places on the Somerset carnival circuit so far. The club, which is celebrating its 40th year, has received praise for its jungle-themed entry. More...

Concert in memory of Georgia
A FUNDRAISING concert is to be held this evening (Friday) in memory of a popular Burnham-On-Sea woman who died earlier this year. Local DJ Seb Doolan has organised tonight's event as a tribute to 23 year-old Georgia Lavender who passed away in September. More...

Santa heads to Brent Knoll
FATHER Christmas will be calling in at Brent Knoll this Saturday (November 15th) for a festive visit. Santa will arrive at Sanders Garden World on his sleigh at the front entrance at 11am where he will be greeted by two very special local VIP children and then will hand out gifts. More...

Sat-nav safety fears raised
Exclusive: SAT-Nav systems have been blamed for a big increase in traffic passing through residential areas of Burnham-On-Sea to reach Brean, raising safety fears. Town councillors have this week heard from concerned residents who want new road signs introduced to direct traffic along normal routes. More...

New road crossing steps closer
Exclusive: A LONG-awaited pedestrian crossing along a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea has moved a step closer this week, according to the town's County Councillor. Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured, said a formal contract for the work to construct the new crossing in Berrow Road. More...

Burnham Xmas lights installed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Christmas lights are being installed in the town centre this week ahead of the official switch-on later this month. 75 lights are being installed on lamp posts and buildings by local electrical firm Rob Davey Electricals to add a splash of festive colour. More...

Coffees raise cash for charity
A BURNHAM-On-Sea estate agent's coffee morning has raised hundreds of pounds for charity. CJ Hole welcomed Genevieve Drinkwater, MacMillan Fundraising manager, on Monday morning (November 10th) to formally present and hand over the funds from the event. More...

24 new Berrow homes planned
Exclusive: 24 new homes could be built in Berrow if plans submitted this week are given the go-ahead. S.Notaro Limited is seeking full planning permission for the development on land to the east of Rose Tree Paddock in Berrow. The plans are for 24 dwellings in the village. More...

Town talent contest to be held
A TALENT competition is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea during an event to mark the official switch-on of the town's Christmas lights. The 'Burnham-On-Sea Factor' contest will be held on Saturday November 22nd outside the Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street. More...

Police station opening hours
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police Station has introduced new opening hours as part of a number of changes. The new hours of the town station in Highbridge Road see the enquiry office open from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday (and closed for lunch 1.30-2.15pm). More...

Towns fall silent for war dead
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge took part in poignant ceremonies to mark Armistice Day and commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War One on Tuesday (November 11th). The traditional two-minute silence at 11am marked the time when hostilities ended in 1918. More...

Police appeal after store theft
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea Police are seeking witnesses to an attempted theft from a supermarket in the town. Officers were called to Lidl in Burnham's Oxford Street at 11.30am on Friday 7th November. A woman had taken several items and would not stop, say police. More...

Charity cooks raise tasty sum!
A FUNDRAISING cooking demonstration in Highbridge has raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The showrooms at Benton Kitchens on the Isleport Industrial Park were the setting for an entertaining and informative demonstration. More...

BARB chosen as charity of year
THE Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Councillor Peter Downing, has this week named Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue as his charity of the year. BARB, which operates two life-saving hovercrafts and an inshore rescue boat in Somerset, will benefit from the news. More...

Pylons removal is welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week welcomed an announcement from National Grid that it will tear down pylons and remove electrical cables blighting some of the nation's most highly treasured landscapes. The £500 million budget for the works will be funded from bills. More...

Markets move is scrapped
Exclusive: TOWN councillors have this week voted to reject a controversial plan to move Burnham-On-Sea's farmers markets out of the High Street. Councillors debated whether the monthly markets should be moved into nearby Adam Street in a bid to reduce "disruption to the town centre. More...

Pupils try out beach sand art
HUGE sand art designs have been created on Brean beach by a group of talented school pupils. Brent Knoll School pupils recently read about sand artists Julian Richardson and Simon Beck on Burnham-On-Sea.com and wanted to try their own hand at creating them. More...

Towns to mark Armistice Day
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to take part in special ceremonies to mark Armistice Day today (Tuesday, November 11th). The ceremonies will take place at 11am next to the flag pole in Burnham High Street and at Highbridge's Memorial Garden. More...

Storms sweep into Burnham
THE Met Office has issued four days of weather warnings as heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit the Burnham-On-Sea area this week. The storms are affecting the region today and the rain becoming particularly heavy at times on Tuesday before clearing. More...

Electrical fault caused fire
AN electrical fault has been blamed for a bathroom blaze at a Burnham-On-Sea home on Sunday (November 9th). Two fire engines from Burnham rushed to the property in Priory Gardens just before 10pm after the residents raised the alarm when they saw the smoke. More...

BARB given boost by council
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue has been given a funding boost by Somerset County Council. Burnham and Highbridge county councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and John Woodman have presented £1,000 to the charity. More...

Enjoy a nostalgic train journey
NOSTALGIC new images of a train ride across the Somerset Levels from Highbridge Railway Station are set to be displayed this week. North Sedgemoor Local History Group is stepping back in time to revisit the time when the steam trains ran across the levels to Glastonbury. More...

£440k town revamp gathers pace
Exclusive: A SET of town centre improvements is gathering pace in Burnham-On-Sea following the appointment of a new Town Centre Manager. Beverly Milner-Simonds, pictured, took on the new role last month and says it is set to be a busy few months of change in Burnham town centre. More...

Winter safety boost for group
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea Brownies will be seen more clearly this winter thanks to a donation from a business in the town. Specsavers in Burnham High Street has donated 30 high-visibility vests to the young members of the 4th Burnham-On-Sea (St Andrews) Brownies. More...

Christmas circus set to return
A CIRCUS is set to return to Brent Knoll this Christmas with a brand new show. Paulos Christmas Circus will be pitching up at Sanders Garden World from November 29th until January 2nd. Paulos Christmas Circus will be on site throughout the holidays this Christmas. More...

RNLI play wins audience praise
A LIFEBOAT-themed play called 'Out of The Mist' which was performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Friday has been praised by the near-capacity audience. Members of BOSH Youth Theatre and Princess Theatre Company were helped by supporters. More...

Hospice boosted by fair funds
AN AUTUMN fair in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 8th) raised hundreds of pounds for a local good cause. The annual St Margaret's Hospice Autumn Fair was held in St Andrew's Church Hall, where a wide range of items went on sale during the day. More...

Burnham Remembrance Day
HUNDREDS of people attended Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Service today (Sunday) to pay tribute to those who have died in conflicts. Burnham's re-launched Royal British Legion organised the ceremony at the town's War Memorial in Love Lane, with a parade beforehand. More...

Highbridge Remembrance Day
SCORES of residents in Highbridge took part in a Remembrance Day ceremomy and parade on Sunday afternoon (November 9th). The town's event began with a parade along Church Street of local groups followed by a service at St John's Church and a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial. More...

Thousands of poppies are sold
THOUSANDS of poppies have been sold in Burnham and Highbridge during the run-up to today's Remembrance Day over the last few weeks. Volunteers from local groups and businesses have got involved in the annual Burnham poppy collection this month. More...

Monarchs return with medals
A GROUP of gymnasts from Highbridge's Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics Club have returned home this week after a successful visit to Germany where they won a total of 48 medals! The 33 youngsters competed in the three-day international competition. More...

Sue bids for mum of year title
A BURNHAM-On-Sea mum has been shortlisted for a national award after being selected from thousands of entrants. Sue Stevens, 71, has made it to the final 26 nominees of the Mum of the Year Awards 2015. The mum of three has dedicated many years to charity. More...

Towns to remember war dead
CEREMONIES will be held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge today (Sunday) to mark Remembrance Day. The re-launched Burnham branch of The Royal British Legion is organising a parade along Oxford Street, followed by a Remembrance Day ceremony at the town's War Memorial. More...

New Xmas lights for Highbridge
Exclusive: HIGHBRIDGE town centre is set to get a brand new £7,500 display of Christmas lights this festive season. Grant funding has been awarded to the town by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council towards the replacement of its Christmas lights, which need replacing. More...

Pupils plant over 100 poppies
A GROUP of pupils from Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Junior School has this week planted more than 100 poppies in the ‘field of remembrance’ at the town's Manor Gardens. Led by teacher Jane Bewick, the pupils planted the poppies on Friday in the gardens. More...

Three injured in two-car crash
EMERGENCY crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to a crash near Wedmore on Friday night (November 7th) in which three people were injured. Two vehicles were involved in the accident in Mudgley Road, about three quarters of a mile from the village of Wedmore.
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MP opens local WW1 exhibition
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has opened a new local exhibition showcasing local history during the First World War. Tessa Munt opened the exhibition, called 'The Isle of Wedmore Remembers the First World War 1914-19', which is on at Wedmore Village Hall until Tuesday. More...

Autumn fair in Burnham today
AN AUTUMN fair will be held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 8th) to raise money for a local good cause. The annual St Margaret's Hospice Autumn Fair will be held in St Andrew's Church Hall with a wide range of items on sale, including bric-a-brac. More...

Woman hurt in seafront crash
POLICE closed Burnham-On-Sea's seafront today (Friday) after a woman was injured in a collision with a car. Police and ambulance crews were called to the North Esplanade at 11.55am following the collision outside The Royal Clarence Hotel. A female pedestrian was hurt. More...

Four in hospital after blaze
FOUR people were taken to hospital after a fire at a Burnham-On-Sea property in the early hours of this morning (Friday). The Fire Service was called out at 12.45am to Highbridge Road where an outbuilding attached to a domestic property was reported to be well alight. More...

Grieving uncle killed on M5
A MAN died after being hit by a lorry on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea just hours after laying flowers in the town where his four-year-old 'nephew' had drowned in the sea, an inquest heard this week. Peter Thurlow, 42, was hitch-hiking along the motorway shortly after a moving memorial. More...

£2,500 Xmas trees approved
TOWN councillors have approved a £2,500 cost for two Christmas trees in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge over the festive season. The council-funded 20ft Grand Firs will be installed later this month outside the Victoria Hotel in Burnham's Victoria Street. More...

Girls approached by vehicle
POLICE have been providing reassurance and support in the area following three reports of suspicious incidents involving a vehicle approaching young females. PCSOs have been visiting schools delivering advice to students on how to stay safe after the conncerns were raised. More...

80 years of beach car rescues
SWIFT-incoming tides and thick beach mud have been catching out motorists along Burnham-On-Sea's coastline for over 80 years - as these photos prove. A Burnham-On-Sea.com reader has sent us these photos of a rescue attempt in the 1930s-40s at Berrow. More...

New recruits join police team!
TWO new recruits have gone on duty for a police team covering the Burnham-On-Sea area. The springer spaniels, Rufus and Ollie, will become part of the team that cover anywhere across the three police force areas - Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. More...

'Vital' bus service to be axed
Exclusive: BUS users and councillors in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week reacted with anger to the news that a 'vital' service is set to be axed. Somerset County Council has announced that it plans to withdraw the 102 service which runs from Bridgwater to Weston via Burnham. More...

Remembrance parade returns
A PARADE will be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Sunday (November 9th) to mark Remembrance Day. The re-launched Burnham branch of The Royal British Legion is organising a parade along Oxford Street, followed by a ceremony besides the town War Memorial. More...

Council backs buffers project
PLANS to re-introduce a set of railway buffers in Burnham-On-Sea to celebrate the town's rail heritage have been given a boost. As reported here, the Burnham Buffer Stop Memorial Project hopes to install a set of old railway buffers in Pier Street this year. More...

RNLI story re-enacted on stage
FINAL rehearsals are underway for a lifeboat-themed play called 'Out of The Mist' set to be performed at Burnham's Princess Theatre on Friday (November 7th). It features BOSH Youth Theatre and the Princess Theatre Company, assisted by RNLI supporters. More...

Boost for local good causes
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea groups have received financial boosts frrom the town's Moose Lodge. Members presented the money to three good causes, having raised the money during recent fundraising events including a 'jazz and chips night in Burnham earlier this autumn. More...

Musical Oliver comes to town
TICKETS are on sale for a special performance of the musical Oliver in Burnham-On-Sea this month. Rehearsals are underway for the show at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre by the young members of the town's Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES). More...

Record collection at carnival
A RECORD total of £11,645 was collected from spectators at Monday night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival - an increase of almost 10% on last year. Organisers have thanked spectators for their genorosity, which will help to finance the carnival and support local charities. More...

Sewer collapses in High Street
PART of Burnham-On-Sea's High Street is closed to traffic this week to allow emergency underground work to go ahead. The southern end of the High Street, from the junction of Adam Street, was closed on Tuesday morning and will be shut until Friday. More...

£2,000 raised at Charley gig
HUNDREDS of local people attended a special fundraising concert for a new charity that has been formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager who died in September. 18 year-old Charley Marks passed away in September and a new charity has been created. More...

Big-hearted bikers help Finn
A GROUP of big-hearted Burnham-On-Sea motorbike enthusiasts has raised hundreds of pounds for a crucial monitor which will give a six year-old girl some independence. Burnham's 'Bike Knights' group took part in a bike run at the weekend to raise £642. More...

Gift shop opens in town centre
A BURNHAM-On-Sea gift store has opened in the town's High Street this week. With Love, which was previously located in Cross Street, has moved into new premises at 28B The High Street. "We're delighted to have moved into this very prominent location," it said. More...

Car wash raises cash for RNLI
87 vehicles were washed by crewmembers at Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station at the weekend to raise hundreds of pounds for the RNLI. Members of the boat and shore crew teams worked hard during Saturday’s event and were pleased with the final tally raised. More...

Children become superheroes!
CHILDREN at Brent Knoll Primary School have pulled on their capes to become superheroes for a day! As a finale to their topic work on saving and supporting the environment, the Reception and Key Stage 1 children at Brent Knoll Primary had a superhero day. More...

VIDEO: Carnival highlights
A BIG crowd of over 20,000 people lined Burnham-On-Sea's streets to see the town's spectacular carnival on Monday night. Over 45 carts and 45 walking individuals carts paraded through the town for the 67th annual Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival. More...

Photos: 20,000 attend Carnival
A HUGE crowd of thousands of people lined Burnham-On-Sea's streets to see the town's spectacular carnival on Monday night. Over 45 carts and 45 walking individuals carts paraded through the town for the dazzling 67th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival. More...

Man arrested during Carnival
ONE person was arrested after an alleged assault outside a pub during Monday night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival - but police praised the overall behaviour of spectators. Sgt Tracy Marlow of Burnham Police said a man had been arrested at a pub in the town centre after the event. More...

Hillview celebrates home win
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club celebrated their 40th anniversary and a win at their home carnival on Monday night. The town club's jungle-themed entry, called Jungle Fever, won first place in the best juvenile feature entry category and two other awards. More...

Full results for town Carnival
BRIDGWATER'S Gremlins Carnival Club took three top places at last night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival with this stunning entry. Their cart, called 'Brunels Kingdom - The Shipyard' included a moving front-end with thousands of lights set to a Victorian theme and music. More...

Train show draws crowds
SCORES of model train enthuasists from across the country flocked to a vintage Hornby model train show in Highbridge at the weekend. The Bristol and Somerset Group of the Hornby Railway Collectors' Association held their sixth Vintage Hornby Train Show in the town. More...

Zombies on the roam in town
A ZOMBIE Walk held in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend has been hailed a success by organisers. Saturday's inaugural event saw residents getting in the Halloween spirit by dressing up in fancy dress and ghoulish make-up for the fun-filled special event.
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Carnival day - complete guide
BIG crowds of people will line the streets of Burnham-On-Sea this evening (Monday) when dozens of colourful illuminated carts take part in the 67th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival. The weather for tonight's procession - which starts at 7.30pm - is forecast to be overcast with chilly temperatures.
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Carnival road closures in force
SEVERAL roads in Burnham-On-Sea will be closed during the town's carnival today, with diversions in place. Motorists are asked to allow extra time to get to the carnival. Parking will be available for visitors in Burnham's Pier Street and in Oxford Street. These are the closures that are in place. More...

Michael Eavis opens town shop
A VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis was held in Burnham on Sunday (November 2nd) to mark the opening of a shop selling hand-made chocolates and cakes. Dusica Roberts has opened DusiCake Boutique in Victoria Street.
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Burnham poppy display grows
A GROUP of army cadets planted dozens of silk poppies in a special display in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday as part of a special tribute time for next weekend's Remembrance Day. The silk poppies are being sold to the public across the town this week. More...

Mayor welcomes Dutch band
A TRADITIONAL Dutch carnival band was formally welcomed to Burnham-On-Sea by the town's Mayor and Mayoress on Sunday (November 2nd). Martin and Arlene Cox welcomed the C.V. de Wallepikkers band from Zaltbommel in Holland to the town on Sunday afternoon. More...

Photos & Video: town fireworks
THOUSANDS of people lined Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday evening (November 2nd) for a spectacular display of fireworks. Large numbers of families crowded The Esplanade to watch the colourful 20-minute display, which was fired from the town's jetty. More...

Food Fest duo are runners-up
THE team behind the Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival received the news on Sunday that they are runners-up in the Daily Telegraph and Love British Food 'Bring Home the Harvest' competition for a second year. They have been recognised for their community engagement.
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Hillview's off to a great start
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club got off to a great start at the opening event of Somerset's carnival season in Bridgwater on Saturday. The club - which is celebrating its 40th year - completed its jungle-themed entry, called Jungle Fever with a big push from its team.
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Countdown to town's carnival
DOZENS of carnival carts have arrived in Burnham-On-Sea ahead of tomorrow's 67th annual Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival, which looks set to attract bumper crowds. The carts arrived in Burnham last night after arriving from Bridgwater.
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Planning walk held in Burnham
A TEAM of volunteers who are compiling a new Burnham-On-Sea Neighbourhood Plan began the next phase of their consultation on Saturday (November 1st) when they held a special walk through the town. The Neighbourhood planning group held a consultation walk.
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Taxi drivers could lose licences
A THIRD of taxi drivers across Sedgemoor, which includes Burnham-On-Sea, risk losing their licence as they have not yet submitted their DBS forms. Sedgemoor District Council says it has a duty to ensure that the general public are transported in safe vehicles
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Burnham fireworks preview
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display say a spectacular show is in store on Sunday evening (November 2nd). This year's fireworks will be held on the beach, with a dazzling display from the sands next to the town's jetty on offer. More...

Free dog chipping on offer
SEDGEMOOR District Council is to hold a free micro chipping service to help protect dogs in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge this month. Usual fees are between £20 and £30, but Sedgemoor District Council is offering the service at two sessions for free to local residents. More...

Warning after dogs hurt walker
Exclusive: A WALKER has warned beach users in Burnham-On-Sea to beware of two dogs following an incident this week when she was injured. The 75 year-old pensioner was walking along the sands when she was pushed over and suffered severe bruising. More...

Club ready for carnival opener
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club have put the finishing touches to their new cart, called Jungle Fever, ahead of the start of Somerset's carnival season tonight (Saturday) in Bridgwater. The club - which is celebrating its 40th year - has completed its jungle-themed entry. More...

Photos: Halloween day fun!
FUN-loving residents in Burnham-On-Sea celebrated Halloween with a whole host of spooky events on Friday. Scores of young people got into the spirit of the day by 'trick or treating', attending parties, or decorating their homes to raise funds for charity. More...

Burnham fireworks tomorrow
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display say a spectacular show is in store on Sunday evening (November 2nd). This year's fireworks will be held on The Esplanade, with a dazzling display from the beach next to the jetty. More...

RNLI holding car wash today
CREWMEMBERS at Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station will be holding a fundraising car wash on Saturday (November 1st). The Burnham RNLI team are preparing to don their dry-suits for the popular event from 10am to 2pm. Each car will be carefully soaped. More...

Burnham zombie walk preview
A HALLOWEEN Zombie Walk is set to be held today (Saturday) in Burnham-On-Sea. Residents are being encouraged to get in the Halloween spirit by dressing up in fancy dress and ghoulish make-up. Those wishing to take part will be meeting at Marine Cove on the seafront at 4.45pm. More...

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