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Residents launch petition in bid to stop third year of ‘pungent smells’ at chicken farm

Residents living next to a controversial chicken farm near Burnham-On-Sea have this week launched a new petition to get the Environment Agency to take enforcement action against the operator of the site in a bid to reduce 'growing problems' of pungent smells.

Mayor pays tribute to former Burnham councillor Katie Lawson as funeral date is set

Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor has paid tribute to a former town and district councillor for Burnham-On-Sea who has passed away following a battle with cancer. Cllr Katie Lawson, 50, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 17th July in Weston Hospice in...

Brean Play to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a family fun day this Saturday

Brean Play is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a family fun day, which will raise money for the Above & Beyond Charity.

Burnham-On-Sea’s former MP Tessa Munt welcomes election of new party leader

Burnham-On-Sea's former Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt has welcomed the election of Jo Swinson as the new leader of the party. Jo Swinson beat Sir Ed Davey to become the leader of the party in a poll of party members...

Burnham Motor Club raises hundreds of pounds for Devon and Somerset Air Ambulance

Burnham-On-Sea motoring enthusiasts have raised hundreds of pounds for Devon and Somerset Air Ambulance by taking part in their annual club tour.

Leading Frankie Valli tribute group ‘The Jersey Notes’ to perform Highbridge gig

Leading Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tribute group ‘The Jersey Notes’ will be performing a gig in Highbridge Community Hall this Saturday, July 27th.

BBC TV actor plays legendary preacher John Wesley in Brean for 250th anniversary

The 250th anniversary of Methodism in Brean was marked at the weekend with a special visit by a TV actor playing the legendary travelling preacher John Wesley.

£7,000 project to upgrade Burnham-On-Sea BMX Club’s track is completed

A major project to upgrade Burnham-On-Sea BMX Club’s track at the town’s Apex Park has been completed this month.

Owners of KDS Interiors in Burnham-On-Sea announce it will close this autumn

A popular kitchen shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre is set to close at the start of September, it has been announced this week. After nearly 10 years of trading, KDS Interiors in Victoria Street will shut down due to the...

Overgrowing hedges cause safety concerns on Burnham-On-Sea M5 junction

Highways England has been criticised this week for the 'dangerous' condition of Burnham-On-Sea's motorway junction as vegetation grows out across three quarters of the hard shoulder.

Photos: Brean Leisure Park holds successful rescue services fun day

Crowds of people flocked to a rescue services day at Brean Leisure Park on Saturday (July 20th).

Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers raise hundreds of pounds for breast cancer charity

A group of Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers has raised hundreds of pounds for a breast cancer support charity by holding a fair in the town centre.

After torrential rain last week, summer weather returns to Burnham-On-Sea area

Flash flooding created these unseasonal summer scenes in Brean on Friday (July 19th).

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews called to small fire at McDonalds at Sedgemoor Services

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters were called to Sedgemoor Services on Sunday evening (July 21st) to reports of a small fire at the McDonalds restaurant.

New Hinkley Point C cooling system ‘will kill 250,000 fish a day’, claim groups

Marine and conservation groups say plans for a water-cooling system at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea will kill up to 250,000 fish a day and must be altered or scrapped.

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews tackle big barn blaze in village of Burtle

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters tackled a barn blaze in Burtle on Saturday evening (July 20th) that spread to a nearby house and caused a fuel leak. Crews from Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Burnham-On-Sea were initially called at 2.42pm to the village where the...

Burnham-On-Sea Tesco store raises thousands with dance-themed fundraiser

Thousands of pounds have been raised for charity during three days of dance-themed fundraising by Burnham-On-Sea Tesco staff and local dancers.

Burnham-On-Sea Camera Club showcases local photographers’ talents at exhibition

This winning shot of a sunset was among over 200 photographs that went on show at Burnham-On-Sea Camera Club’s 11th annual exhibition on Saturday (July 20th). The group held its popular photography exhibition at Burnham-On-Sea’s Methodist Church in College Street,...

‘Staffing challenges’ lead to temporary closure of Burnham-On-Sea Minor Injuries Unit

'Staffing challenges' are being blamed for the unplanned closure of Burnham-On-Sea's Minor Injuries Unit this weekend.

Three fire crews called to small electrical fire at Brent Knoll’s Sanders Garden Centre

Three fire crews were called to Brent Knoll's Sanders Garden Centre today (Saturday) following a small electrical fire.