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Van lost to sea on Brean beach after owner misjudges the incoming tide

A Transit Van could not be saved before it was swamped by the incoming tide on Brean beach on Saturday evening (April 20th).

Today: Easter Sunday BOSfest music fundraiser to be held in Burnham-On-Sea

An all-day music fundraiser is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this month to raise funds for a popular town festival.

Mud safety scare for family on Brean beach prompts call-out for crews

Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft and Coastguards were called out on Saturday evening (April 20th) amid concern for the safety of a family seen wading through mud on Brean beach.

Pre-school children take part in colourful Easter egg competition

Members of a local Pre-School got into an Easter mood with a colourful competition.

West Huntspill’s model railway to hold Easter Day egg trail and train rides

West Huntspill’s model railway will be holding a special Easter egg hunt with train rides on Easter Sunday.

Former Burnham resident bids to raise £25,000 in a fortnight for critical operation

A former Burnham-On-Sea resident has launched a desperate appeal to raise £50,000 in two weeks for life-saving treatment.

60 join ‘walk of witness’ around Burnham-On-Sea to mark Good Friday

More than 60 people took to the streets of Burnham-On-Sea during a special walk to mark Good Friday.

Burnham enjoys hottest day of the year so far as temperatures hit 24.1°C (75.3°F)

The Burnham-On-Sea area is set to enjoy a balmy Easter weekend of sunny weather - giving local tourism businesses a welcome boost.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt underway on Brean Down this weekend

A Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is underway at Brean Down for the Easter weekend. The National Trust is hosting the traditional Easter Egg hunt on the slopes of the Down every day from April 18th-22nd from 11am – 2pm each day.

Police appeal for witnesses after man is mugged and slashed with knife in Burnham

Police have appealed for witnesses after a person was mugged in Burnham-On-Sea early on Friday morning (April 19th).

Burnham greengrocer celebrates winning regional award for second year

A Burnham-On-Sea town centre greengrocer is celebrating this week after winning a top regional award for a second consecutive year.

Motorist caught speeding at 104mph on M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea

A motorist who was caught speeding at more than 100mph on the M5 at Burnham-On-Sea has been charged by magistrates.

Burnham-On-Sea Mayor opens new dementia care facilities at Frith House care home

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress joined celebrations at the town's Frith House care home this week as new facilities for those dementia were unveiled.

Burnham United AFC seeks new Chairperson to take on role next month

Burnham United AFC is seeking a new Chairperson to take on the role from the end of May 2019 when the current Chairman stands down at the club's AGM in May.

Plan to convert shops in Burnham-On-Sea’s Abingdon Street into homes approved

Plans to turn two ‘run down’ former shops in Burnham-On-Sea into two new homes have been welcomed by town councillors this month. 

Burnham-On-Sea beach warden bitten by dog on Berrow beach

A Burnham-On-Sea beach warden is recovering after being bitten by a stray dog at Berrow.

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson visits Burnham-On-Sea

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats visited Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday (April 17th) as the local election campaign heated up.

Solar energy farm funding deadline nears for Burnham-On-Sea community groups

Local community groups in the Burnham-On-Sea area have until April 30th to submit bids for thousands of pounds of funding from a local solar energy farm.

98% of Somerset children offered primary school place at top three choices

Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s new school admission figures show this week.

Busy Easter weekend begins today at St Andrew’s Church in Burnham-On-Sea

A busy Easter is coming to St Andrew's Church in Burnham-On-Sea with a wide range of services and activities.