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Met Office issues ‘extreme heat warning’ for Burnham-On-Sea area

Another rare 'extreme heat warning' has been issued for Somerset this week - the second such alert in less than a month.

Burnham charity fundraiser holding her final garden sale today after 40 year run

A long-running Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser is holding a very special garden sale today (Wednesday) to help a charity close to her heart.

VIDEO: Hinkley cranes lower 5,000-tonne sections of cooling system to seabed

Work to create a Hinkley Point C new water cooling system on the seabed of the Bristol Channel near Burnham-On-Sea has taken a major step forward this week.

Burnham firefighters tackle grassland blaze in which 15 acres is destroyed

Burnham-On-See firefighters have tackled a big grassland blaze this week in which 15 acres was destroyed.

PHOTOS: Staff from national beauty firm carry out beach clean in Burnham-On-Sea

A beach clean-up operation has been underway in Burnham-On-Sea this week, thanks to staff from a national beauty cosmetics company.

Burnham-On-Sea theatre to employ new marketing officer

Burnham-On-Sea’s Princess Theatre & Arts Centre will be employing a new staff member following a recent Burnham & Highbridge Town Council Human Resources committee decision.

Brean Pontins could become accommodation for Hinkley Point workers

Brean's Pontins holiday park could be turned into accommodation for Hinkley Point power station workers.

PHOTOS: Burnham and Brean beaches busy as summer heatwave arrives

Beaches in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow have been busy over the last few days amid hot summer weather at the peak of the holiday season.

Burnham-On-Sea’s St Andrew’s Church to hold tower open day

Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church is holding several tower open days this summer for visitors to see views over the seafront and along the coastline - with the next open day tomorrow (Wednesday, August 10th).

Cheddar Reservoir set to temporarily close again during heatwave from Wednesday

Cheddar Reservoir is temporarily closing due to the heatwave from Wednesday August 10th through to Sunday August 14th.

Burnham fundraiser Jason Vickers displays Olympic torch for charity

Burnham-On-Sea runner Jason Vickers is displaying his Olympic torch on the town's seafront this month to raise funds for charity and mark the tenth year since the London 2012 Olympics. 

New call for Burnham-On-Sea beach paddling pool to be reintroduced

A Burnham-On-Sea resident has called on councillors to reintroduce a beach paddling pool or children's splash area in the town.

Burnham couple unveil Wallace and Gromit themed Mini for hospice’s charity tour

A Burnham-On-Sea couple have decorated their Mini in a colourful Wallace and Gromit theme to take part in a charity fundraising event.

Cider farm in Watchfield wins approval to hold live music events

A cider farm in Watchfield near Highbridge will be able to play live music and hold events throughout the year after a new licence was approved.

PHOTOS: Burnham garden party raises £1,200 for Community Centre roof appeal

Dozens of people flocked to a successful garden party on Saturday (6th August), raising £1,200 for The Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre’s roof appeal.

Burnham-On-Sea fire crew called out to tackle conservatory blaze

Burnham-On-Sea fierefighters were called out on Sunday afternoon (August 7th) to tackle a blaze in a bungalow's conservatory.

Black history exhibition underway in Burnham-On-Sea library this month

A new black history exhibition is underway at Burnham-On-Sea Library this month.

Coastguards help boy with dislocated knee at Brean and injured kite flyer at Berrow

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards have rescued a child with a dislocated knee on Brean beach and an injured kite flyer on Berrow beach in two separate incidents.

Burnham fire crews tackle barn blaze in which tonnes of straw are destroyed

Firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea are among ten crews who have tackled a "protracted" barn blaze in the village of Priddy near Wells.

Highbridge anglers welcome security fencing upgrade at popular fishing lake

Anglers in Highbridge have welcomed improvements to a popular fishing lake by Sedgemoor District Council.