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Burnham-On-Sea fire crew called to burning tree trunk on Berrow beach

Fears that sparks from a burning tree trunk could blow into the sand dunes and cause a blaze in the reed beds caused a call-out for a Burnham-On-Sea fire crew.

SpaceX rocket spotted in skies over Somerset by Burnham-On-Sea resident

Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA successfully launched a rocket into space on Saturday (May 30th) and several people in Burnham-On-Sea caught a distant glimpse of it in the skies over Somerset.

Burnham-On-Sea Avenue Tennis Club re-opens courts for members as play restarts

Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club has reopened its courts for members in compliance with the latest Government, LTA and Committee guidelines for play during the...

Video captures moment boy is saved from sea next to Burnham jetty

The moment a boy was rescued from sea water next to Burnham-On-Sea's jetty on Saturday afternoon (May 30th) has been captured on video.

Highbridge’s King Alfred School making final preparations for safe June re-opening

Highbridge's King Alfred School is making final preparations to safely re-open in the mid to late June for students in Years 10 and 12, it has been confirmed.

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters assist crews tackling forest fire in Dorset

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters were called out this week to assist crews in tackling a big forest fire in Wareham, Dorset.

Brean beach won’t re-open to vehicles until July – but public toilets are open...

Brean beach won't be re-opened for motorists to park until July at the earliest due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the village's Parish Council has decided this week.

No further new Coronavirus cases found at Weston Hospital, says NHS

Results from the a follow-up COVID-19 testing of inpatients at Weston General Hospital have been returned, with no new cases identified.

Brean Pontins announces re-opening date for its holiday park – with restrictions

Pontins has announced the date when its holiday park in Brean will reopen to visitors.

Weston Hospicecare calls on cyclists in Burnham area to join virtual fundraising event

Weston Hospicecare are calling on cyclists in the Burnham-On-Sea area to back their brand new virtual fundraising event.

Environment Agency advises against Burnham sea swimming over water quality fears

The Environment Agency says sea swimming will remain permanently banned on Burnham-On-Sea's main beach 'for the foreseeable future' due to continuing water quality concerns.

Video: Burnham-On-Sea joins last Clap For Carers to thank NHS staff and keyworkers

Thousands of residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area showed their support for local NHS staff and key workers by taking part in the final weekly Clap For Our Carers on Thursday night (May 28th).

On-street parking patrols restart in Burnham and other parts of Somerset

On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Burnham-On-Sea and other parts of Somerset on Monday (1st June) following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions.

Video: Photographer captures deer bounding across fields near Brent Knoll

A Burnham-On-Sea photographer has captured this wonderful video of two fawns bounding across the fields near to Brent Knoll this week.

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Weston Hospital ‘to stay shut to new admissions for at least a week’

Weston General Hospital is to stay shut to new admissions for at least a week because of a high number of Coronavirus cases.

Burnham residents urged to remain ‘alert’ to keep Somerset’s COVID-19 rates low

Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being asked to continue to follow Public Health guidance after new COVID-19 data released shows the infection rate in the County remains low compared to other areas.

Burnham High Street could be temporarily pedestrianised when shops re-open

Burnham-On-Sea High Street could become temporarily pedestrianised as part of proposals to re-open the town centre during June and ensure that shoppers are able to safely socially distance.

Burnham’s BARB hovercraft and Coastguards rescue man from Weston mud

A man struggling in deep mud on Weston Beach was rescued by Coastguards and Burnham-On-Sea's BARB rescue hovercraft on Wednesday (May 27th).

Berrow children create colourful display dedicated to those who died of Covid-19

Children at Berrow School have made a colourful floral display and dedicated it to those who have lost their lives during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Burnham-On-Sea town centre gets a dash of Spring colour thanks to Freemasons

Burnham-On-Sea town centre has been given a dash of Spring colour this week, thanks to members of the town's Freemasons. The group has planted dozens...

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards called to children in inflatables during three call-outs

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called to three incidents during a busy day of patrols on Wednesday (May 27th). The team has been continuing their daily patrols...

NHS starts Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast to help provide Covid-19 advice

A new Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast has been launched this week to support local people with their mental and emotional wellbeing throughout the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Somerset pharmacies now offer a safe place for victims of domestic abuse

People experiencing domestic abuse are now able to access local support through Somerset pharmacies thanks to a joint local initiative.

Brent Knoll shop sells food produced for first class cabins on planes

Customers at Brent Knoll's village shop can now benefit from Coronavirus grounding the world’s airlines.

National Trust criticised by residents for opening Brean Down car park with no toilets

The National Trust has introduced new wooden barriers and extra signs to try and stop visitors from breaking social distancing guidelines and using the steps up to the top of Brean Down.

Council says parking remains temporarily free in Burnham-On-Sea during lockdown

Parking remains temporarily free at council-run car parks in Burnham-On-Sea, it has been confirmed this week.

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