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Burnham’s ‘In Charley’s Memory’ starts new fundraising push amid surge of enquiries

A Burnham-On-Sea charity has launched a new online fundraising push after seeing a 50% increase in the number of enquiries during the pandemic.

Estate agent with a branch in Burnham-On-Sea named as one of UK’s top agents

CJ Hole has been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country.

Somerset to find out tomorrow which tier it will be placed in when lockdown...

Somerset is scheduled to find out on Thursday (November 26th) in which tier it will be placed following the announcement on the Government’s coronavirus Winter Plan.

Council offers business grant funding help to local businesses affected by pandemic

Sedgemoor District Council has opened its ‘Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) Scheme’ to support more of the businesses affected by the latest limitations on trading during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Proposals for £300,000 Burnham-On-Sea heritage centre gain support of councillors

Proposals to create a new £300,000 heritage centre in Burnham-On-Sea were given backing by town councillors at a meeting last night (Monday).

Burnham-On-Sea chemist wins national ‘pharmacy team of year’ award

The team at Burnham-On-Sea’s Day Lewis Pharmacy are celebrating this week after beating 400 pharmacies across the UK to be named ‘Pharmacy Team of the Year.’

Highbridge student wins place at prestigious college that launched Anthony Hopkins

A student from Highbridge's King Alfred School Academy has been awarded a place at a world-renowned college.

Puriton Primary School closes afer 8 staff catch Coronavirus, prompting deep clean

Six members of staff at Puriton Primary School have tested positive for Covid-19, leading to its closure.

Have your say on new plans to cut A370 speed limit between Burnham and...

Plans to introduce a new speed limit of 40mph along a dangerous section of the A370 between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston have been welcomed.

Burnham-On-Sea and Brean beaches busy with walkers during lockdown weekend

Beaches in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean were busy during the weekend as dry weather encouraged people out for socially-distanced walks amid the ongoing lockdown.

Courts issue fines of over £100,000 for non-payment of Covid fixed penalty notices

The Court Service has issued fines of more than £100,000 to people who have failed to pay a fixed penalty notice for breaches of Covid-19 legislation across Somerset.

District Council to provide free parking on three Saturdays in run-up to Christmas

Sedgemoor District Council has announced that parking in its Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge car parks will be free of charge on three Saturdays during the run-up to Christmas.

Sedgemoor Crematorium announces plans for Covid-safe online Christmas service

Sedgemoor Crematorium is taking steps to ensure everyone has the chance to feel festive this Christmas during these uncertain times.

VIDEO: Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town centres light up for Christmas

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have lit up their town centres for Christmas this weekend.

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Watch: Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge virtual Christmas lights switch-on

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge’s Christmas lights switch-on has taken place online today (Saturday).

128 new positive Coronavirus cases across Somerset in latest 24-hour period

Further new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed across Somerset in the latest daily figures, announced on Saturday (November 21st).

Somerset charity song aims to reassure victims of domestic abuse they’re not alone

A Somerset Charity Fundraising song has been released to help male victims of domestic abuse recognise they are not alone.

New network of Somerset Covid Community Champions formed to help residents

A new initiative is being launched to create a network of volunteers to help people in Somerset get the latest advice about Covid-19 and ensure residents stay as happy and healthy as possible in these difficult times.

Dozens of residents still without internet access a week after Berrow crash

Dozens of residents in Berrow are still without internet access after a car crashed into a roadside exchange box last weekend.

Burnham’s Victoria Hotel thanks community as Christmas tree arrives

The landlord of Burnham-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel has thanked the community for their support in giving enough funds for a new Christmas tree to be bought.

Coastguards say goodbye to crewmember retiring after 13 years

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards have this week said goodbye to one of their long-running team members who has decided to step down.

Hillview Carnival Club hopes to help Santa tour Burnham and Highbridge

Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club will be helping Santa Claus tour the town's streets this Christmas for charity - socially-distanced and with extra Covid safety measures in place.

Hinkley Point B nuclear power station to close down by 2022, reveals EDF

Hinkley Point B nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea will be closed down within the next two years.

Supermarket giant Morrisons is set to return to Burnham-On-Sea with small store

Supermarket giant Morrisons is returning to Burnham-On-Sea next month, it has been confirmed this week. The company is opening a new mini-convenience store inside Burnham's...

Police say discovery of body in Burnham-On-Sea is ‘not being treated as suspicious’

Police say the sad discovery of a man's body in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (November 19th) is not being treated as suspicious.

Historic 300-year building in Lympsham goes on sale for £1.1million

A historic 300-year building in Lympsham has gone on sale this week at £1.1million.

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