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Children’s sand pit at Highbridge’s Apex Park to be cordoned off due to bees

A children's sand pit at Apex Park's play area in Highbridge is to be cordoned off as a precaution due to a colony of bees.

Burnham MP ‘delighted’ to see more doctors and nurses employed in Somerset

Burnham-On-Sea MP James Heappey has said this week he is ‘delighted’ to see more doctors and nurses being employed in Somerset.

Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar confirms student’s positive Covid-19 test

The Kings of Wessex Academy, in Cheddar, has confirmed a sixth form student has tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

£516,000 for Somerset councils to provide housing support for vulnerable people

Five councils in Somerset have secured a total of £516,634 to ensure interim accommodation and support for the vulnerable people.

Burnham-On-Sea’s Ritz Cinema hit by 70% fall in trade due to pandemic

Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema has seen a huge 70 per cent fall in trade due to the Coronavirus pandemic, its owner has said this week.

Burnham-On-Sea’s BosFest music and arts festival to be streamed online

Burnham-On-Sea’s BosFest music and performing arts festival will be taking place in a virtual format this autumn due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers have said this week.

Police say death of man at Pontins holiday park in Brean is ‘not suspicious’

Police say the death of a visitor to Brean's Pontins holiday park is not being treated as suspicious.

Plan to create takeaway outside Burnham-On-Sea pub gets Town Council backing

A Burnham-On-Sea pub's proposals to demolish an extension and create a new takeaway have been backed by town councillors this week.

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews tackle lorry blaze in North Petherton

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters were among several crews called to tackle a lorry fire in North Petherton this morning (Wednesday, September 16th).

Recycle Week: Burnham-On-Sea residents told ‘keep up the good work on recycling’

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being urged to keep up the good work on recycling after an extra 3,500 tonnes of key materials were collected in Somerset during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Popular Brent House restaurant to re-open next month following £2m of upgrades

A popular carvery restaurant near Burnham-On-Sea is set to re-open next month following a major refurbishment that has seen the owners spend £2 million on upgrades over two years.

80th anniversary of Battle of Britain marked with fly-past over Burnham-On-Sea

The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked on Tuesday (15th September) with a special fly-past over Burnham-On-Sea by two retired RAF pilots.

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards in search for missing person in Weston

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called to help in the search for a missing person yesterday (Tuesday).

Gift shop opens in Burnham-On-Sea High Street selling crafts and presents from £1

A new gift shop selling a wide range of crafts and presents has opened in Burnham-On-Sea High Street.

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Burnham beach at sunset - Tess LavenderBerrow wreck poking from the soft sand. Photo: Sandan

Friends of Berrow Beach hopes to restart its beach cleans during October

The Friends of Berrow beach hope to re-start their monthly beach cleans in October if government Covid safety guidelines allow them.

Take a tour of artists’ studios in Burnham-On-Sea area from comfort of your home

Artists in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be displaying their work online when people are invited to take a tour of Somerset’s artists’ studios from the comfort of their home.

New network of employment and skills support rolled out across Somerset

A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support is being rolled out across Somerset to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus...

Huge sand art unveiled on Brean beach in bid to save ITV series Sanditon

A group of campaigners who are trying to get a second series made of ITV's Jane Austen series 'Sanditon' turned to sand artist Simon Beck to create a huge piece of beach art on Brean Beach on Monday (September 14th).

Burnham-On-Sea ladies raise £365 for Weston Hospicecare at emotional beach walk

A Burnham-On-Sea family has raised hundreds of pounds for Weston Hospicecare by completing an emotional beach walk.

Highbridge’s King Alfred School headteacher confirms no Covid-19 cases

The head teacher of King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge has issued a statement reassuring parents that ‘rumours’ of a positive Covid-19 case at the school are not correct.

Photos: Major construction milestone met for Hinkley Point C second reactor

Construction of the second reactor at Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea has this week passed a major milestone with the lifting of the first part of the massive steel containment liner.

Somerset Covid Checker launched to help parents of kids showing virus symptoms

A new ‘Somerset Covid Checker’ launches this week to support parents in knowing what actions to take if their child starts to display Coronavirus symptoms.

New positive Covid-19 cases confirmed in three Somerset districts

Six new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Somerset in the latest 24-hour figures.

Council to take action against group of travellers on Burnham’s South Esplanade

A line of travellers has pitched up on a section of Burnham-On-Sea seafront.

Somerset Chief Constable urges local people to abide by new law on gatherings

The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police has urged people in the Burnham-On-Sea area to follow new laws that come into force today (Monday) banning social gatherings of more than six people.

Photos: Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards rescue girl stuck in mud in sea at Brean

A girl was rescued from the sea after getting stuck in mud on Brean beach today (Sunday, September 13th).

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