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Dozens attend World Holocaust Day ceremony at Highbridge’s Frank Foley statue

A short service took place next to Highbridge’s Frank Foley Statue in Market Street on Monday (January 27th) to commemorate World Holocaust Day.

Dog walker rescued by Burnham crews after freak accident on Berrow beach

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and crews from BARB Search & Rescue rescued a dog walker on Berrow beach last night (Monday, January 27th) after she suffered a painful injury in a fall.

Burnham’s Tesco store to remove plastic-wrapped multipacks from shelves

Tesco's store in Burnham-On-Sea is to replace plastic-wrapped multipacks with plastic-free multibuys on tinned food, eliminating tonnes of plastic from the environment.

Burnham-On-Sea group helping people with autism and Asperger’s celebrates 3rd year

A Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge community group helping people with autism and Aspergers has celebrated its third birthday this week.

Hinkley cash helps Burnham and Highbridge Men’s Shed grow facilities and members

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Men's Shed has been able to expand its facilities and start a women's shed following a funding boost from the Hinkley Point C Community Fund.

Photos: Burns night celebration held by Burnham-On-Sea Moose International lodge

Members of Burnham-On-Sea's Moose International celebrated Burns Night on Saturday (January 25th) at their annual New Year Party.

‘Struggling’ kitesurfer rescued from sea at Brean by RNLI lifeboat crews

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and lifeboat crews were called out to help a kitesurfer in difficulty in the sea off Brean beach on Sunday morning (January 26th). A walker had spotted the man ‘struggling’ after it appeared that his lines had...

Town Council unveils plans for new Burnham and Highbridge Youth Awards

Plans have been unveiled this week for a new Youth Awards scheme in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge to recognise the work of local young people. 

Burnham-On-Sea’s BARB crews join regional multi-agency flood rescue exercise

Volunteers from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were among dozens of crewmembers from across the region who have taken part in a joint exercise to test their readiness to deal with major flooding incidents.

Tonight: UK’s first Christmas concert of 2020 to be held at King Alfred School!

Britain’s first Christmas concert of the 2020s is be held this month at King Alfred School Academy - 11 months early!

Highbridge firm’s staff thanked for rescuing driver from roadside ditch

Two men from a Highbridge company have been praised for their good deed in rescuing a motorist whose car had slid into a roadside ditch during last week's icy weather.

Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser gears up for four-day, 470km cycling challenge

A Burnham-On-Sea cyclist plans to pedal his way from Bristol to Paris in four days to raise funds for a regional charity - the second year running he has taken on the challenge.

Two-day model railway exhibition coming to Highbridge in February

Model railway enthusiasts and train lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area will enjoy a special exhibition due to take place in February.

Burnham-On-Sea is short-listed for leading coach tourism award

Burnham-On-Sea has been short-listed for the award of the UK’s ‘Coach Friendly Destination of the Year’ in the 2020 National Coach Tourism Awards.

Burnham-On-Sea’s Haven Holiday Village to hold recruitment day today

Burnham-On-Sea's Haven Holiday Village is holding its annual recruitment day on Saturday January 25th when scores of seasonal opportunities will be available.

Avon and Somerset Police to get an extra £22.6million to tackle crime in region

Avon and Somerset Police look set to receive an extra £22.6million from the Government to tackle crime – an increase of 7.4% from last year.

Leading ballet theatre group to perform show in Burnham-On-Sea this March

One of the greatest ballets of all time, Giselle, is set to be performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre in March 2020.

Members of Burnham-On-Sea’s Music For The Memory enjoy visit by local school

Members of Burnham-On-Sea’s Music for the Memory, a Dementia musical activity group, recently had a special visit by a local school.

Co-Op announces February opening date for new Highbridge store

A new Co-Op convenience store in Highbridge will open on Thursday 6th February 2020, its owners have said this week.

Burnham-On-Sea teenager achieves prestigious Duke of Edinburgh gold award

A Burnham-On-Sea teenager has achieved a prestigious Duke of Edinbugh gold award. Lottie Leader, 17, from King Alfred School Academy, has completed several activities over many months before achieving the award.