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Burnham-On-Sea Christmas tree festival set to return for first time since 2019

Burnham-On-Sea’s Christmas tree festival is set to return this weekend for the first time since 2019.

Police arrest over 100 people in first days of Xmas drink driving crackdown

Over 100 people have been arrested across Somerset this month in connection with drink or drug driving offences as the Police’s ‘Operation Tonic’ Christmas campaign continues.

Burnham-On-Sea postman set to run London Marathon for charity

A Burnham-On-Sea postman is set to run the London Marathon next Spring for a special cause.

Brent Knoll glamping site plans turned down by planners

A Brent Knoll man's bid to open a new glamping site has been turned down by the Planning Inspectorate.

Burnham-On-Sea auctioneers report busy day of sales at latest local auction

Burnham-On-Sea auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt say they were delighted with the results of their latest monthly auction at the Batch Country House Hotel in Lympsham.

Singers from Wedmore First School and Hugh Sexey Middle School strike a chord

Pupils from Wedmore First School and Hugh Sexey Middle School joined together to perform festive songs at the annual Christmas event 'Wedmore by Lamplight' this week.

Plans unveiled for new development of five homes in Berrow

Plans for a new development of five homes in Berrow have been unveiled this week. Outline Planning permission is being sought from the district council by the owner of a 1,700 square metre area of land to the south of...

Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church joins town’s ‘warm spaces’ winter initiative

Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church has become the latest local facility to offer a public 'warm space' for local residents unable to heat their homes this winter during the cost-of-living crisis. The Town Council recently launched a Burnham and Highbridge Warm Rooms...

Burnham Police and Coastguards called to ‘person spotted in sea’

Burnham-On-Sea Police and Coastguards were called out on Wednesday (7th December) after a seafront walker raised the alarm amid initial concerns that a fully clothed person was in the sea at low tide.

PHOTOS: Burnham-On-Sea cafe holds free turkey and tinsel afternoon

A free turkey and tinsel afternoon was held by a Burnham-On-Sea cafe this week for 20 local older people this Christmas.

Tributes paid to ‘devoted’ father killed in Hinkley Point road crash

The family of the ‘kindest and most caring’ father have paid tribute to him after he sadly died in a collision near Hinkley Point earlier this week.

Highbridge’s Apex Park set to welcome Father Christmas grotto on Saturday

Father Christmas will be dropping in at Highbridge’s Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park on Saturday (December 10th) to give out treats to children visiting his festive grotto.

Humorous artwork called ‘Cue Jumpers’ wins Turnip Prize 2022 spoof art award

A humorous piece of artwork called “Cue Jumpers” featuring a pool cue with two small jumpers attached has won Somerset's annual spoof Turnip Prize competition.

New Highbridge library and community cafe is set to open next week

A new ‘pop-up library’ and café is set to launch in Highbridge next week.

Warning issued that Somerset GPs agency spend is ‘not sustainable’

The head of an organisation that provides GP services across Somerset - including in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge - has this week warned that a chronic reliance on expensive agency staff is "not sustainable".

Free porridge offered to every student at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge

King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge has started offering free 8am healthy breakfasts to every student, including those in the Sixth Form.

Burnham-On-Sea Mayor among the congregation at community carol service

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor was among the congregation over around 100 people at a community carol service in the town's Baptist Church on Tuesday (December 6th).

PHOTOS: Seafront elf trail in Burnham-On-Sea raises over £1,000 for BARB

A festive elf trail held on Burnham-On-Sea seafront has raised over £1,000 for Burnham charity BARB Search & Rescue.

Man dies in minibus and car collision near Hinkley Point C power station

A man has died in a crash near on a road Hinkley Point C power station this week.

Life-saving defibrillator unveiled at Burnham-On-Sea school and pre-school

A life-saving defibrillator has this week been unveiled at Burnham-On-Sea Infants School and Octopus Pre-School following a successful fundraising campaign.