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Burnham charity In Charley’s Memory marks poignant fifth anniversary this month

This month marks the fifth year since Burnham-On-Sea teenager Charley Marks tragically took his life - and the formation of a charity in his name that provides mental health support to young people.

Brent Knoll Post Office counter set to close after Postmaster resigns

Brent Knoll’s Post Office counter is to temporarily close down later this month due to the resignation of the Postmaster.

Photos: Hinkley Point C tunnel boring work starts beneath Bristol Channel seabed

Work has begun at Hinkley Point C this week to install 38,000 concrete segments required to support the three underground marine tunnels at up to 33 metres below the seabed of the Bristol Channel.

Singing Children Of Africa set to return to Burnham-On-Sea next week

The Singing Children of Africa are making a welcome return visit to the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area from 22nd September for over a week of performances.

Big night of speedway in store tonight at Highbridge’s Oaktree Arena

Five years ago a dramatic first bend incident in the Grand Final of the Premier League Pairs championship caused heartbreak for Somerset fans and Nick Morris alike.

Burnham’s Dementia Friendly 3rd Thursday service celebrates second anniversary

Burnham-On-Sea's MP and Mayor were among the visitors at the town's St Andrew’s Church this week when its popular Dementia Friendly 3rd Thursday service celebrated its second anniversary.

New headteacher starts her role at Pawlett Primary School Academy

A new headteacher has this month started her role at Pawlett Primary School Academy.

BT to axe Burnham phone boxes, revealing one was used just twice in a year

Two of Burnham-On-Sea’s last remaining payphone boxes are set to be removed, BT has announced this week, blaming the growing use of mobile phones.

Council cordons off part of Apex Park play area due to colony of bees

Part of Highbridge's Apex Park play area has this week been cordoned off by Sedgemoor District Council due to a colony of masonry bees.

Burnham-On-Sea kite festival organiser voices concern over beach glass

Concerns have this week been raised about shards of glass being found on Burnham-On-Sea beach.

Burnham-On-Sea couple inspire hospice initiative backed by Sir Cliff and Jeffrey Archer

A Burnham-On-Sea couple’s ‘fairytale’ 2018 wedding has helped inspire celebrities including Sir Cliff Richard and Jeffrey Archer to support a local charity’s new bid to help other dreams come true.

Berrow Parish Council unveils plans to extend car parking around village’s sports hall

Berrow Parish Council has unveiled new plans to extend the car parking area around the village's sports pavilion.

Burnham-On-Sea holiday park owner begins four-day fundraising cycle ride

A Burnham-On-Sea cyclist is set to pedal off today (Thursday) on a fundraising ride from Bristol to Paris to raise funds for charity.

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge school places available for next September

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge parents are being urged to make sure they apply for school places online and in time.

West Huntspill Church receives £97,100 boost from National Lottery Heritage Fund

West Huntspill Church has this week received a £97,100 boost from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards a major repairs and refurbishment project.

A38 Brent Knoll crash: Police appeal for information after pedestrian dies

Burnham-On-Sea Police have issued an appeal for information following a fatal accident in which a pedestrian died in a collision with a car on the A38 Bristol Road at Brent Knoll on Tuesday (September 17th).

Burnham-On-Sea cyclist raises £1,900 during four-day charity ride to Paris

A Burnham-On-Sea cyclist has pedalled his way from Bristol to Paris in four days to raise £1,900 for a regional charity. Paul Young was among a group of 53 riders who complete the 470km Bristol to Paris cycle challenge, raising...

Stranded car stuck in soft sand on Burnham-On-Sea beach towed to safety by BARB

A stranded car was towed to safety after getting stuck in soft sand on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Monday (September 16th).

Burnham girl, 7, walks 12.9 miles to raise £400 for hospice in grandfather’s memory

A kind-hearted 7-year-old Burnham-On-Sea girl has walked 12.9 miles to raise funds for a hospice charity in memory of her grandfather who passed away earlier this year.

Dementia-friendly service celebration to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this week

Burnham-On-Sea’s St Andrew’s Church is to hold a special service this week to mark and celebrate the first two years of its monthly dementia-friendly 3rd Thursday service.