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Burnham-On-Sea quiet as residents and visitors are urged to stay home to halt virus

Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean beaches have been mostly quiet as residents and would-be visitors continue to be urged to stay away due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Photos: Burnham-On-Sea fire crews called to blaze started by tumble dryer

Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater fire crews were called to tackle a fire that was believed to have been started by a tumble dryer on Sunday morning (April 5th).

Burnham’s prospective Labour Party candidate welcomes election of leader

Burnham-On-Sea's prospective Labour Party parliamentary candidate Kama McKenzie has welcomed the election of Sir Keir Starmer as new party leader.

Video: Brent Knoll girl, 5, sings online song to thank NHS staff and carers

A youngster from Brent Knoll has performed a song to honour the work of NHS workers during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Burnham-On-Sea blood donor praised for 75th donation milestone

A Burnham-On-Sea blood donor has been praised for notching up his 75th donation.

Total number of Coronavirus Somerset cases rises to 99 people and seven deaths

Another six new cases of Coronavirus have been formally confirmed in Somerset, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

6,300 Burnham-On-Sea residents sign petition to save town’s Minor Injuries Unit

Over 6,000 local residents have bee thanked for signing a petition calling for Burnham-On-Sea's Minor Injuries Unit to be safguarded from possible closure.

Burnham Lions Club to deliver chocolate and cakes to hard-working NHS staff

Burnham-On-Sea and District Lions Club is to provide some 'sweet' relief to local NHS staff and carers working on the frontline of the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Burnham-On-Sea fire crew called to barn blaze near Wellington

A fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was called out to a big agricultural building blaze near Wellington on Saturday (April 4th).

Wessex Learning Trust welcomes four new local schools into its fold

Wessex Learning Trust (WLT) has welcomed four new schools into its fold.

Burnham pub pays tribute to hard-working NHS staff during Coronavirus pandemic

A Burnham-On-Sea pub has paid tribute to hard-working NHS staff during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Somerset Waste Partnership brings new fleet of multi-coloured trucks to our streets

Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is bringing the latest industry equipment and technology to the county.

Somerset PPE appeal issued to support local efforts in tackling Coronavirus

Businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being asked to help support the local efforts in tackling Coronavirus.

Vital work to recruit new Somerset foster carers goes online during virus pandemic

Vital work to recruit new foster carers in Somerset is continuing during the Coronavirus pandemic thanks to new technology.

Fire service issues warning amid fears extra parked cars in streets will delay crews

Fire crews have issued a timely warning to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area urging them to ensure that the extra vehicles parked along streets during the Coronavirus lockdown don't block access for their fire engines.

Video: Burnham-On-Sea girl, 10, sings for NHS in stirring pavement performance

A talented young Burnham-On-Sea singer gave an emotional performance of a famous song outside her home on Thursday during the latest 'Clap For Carers' event to honour the work of the NHS.

Burnham-On-Sea residents urged to look after their mental health during lockdown

With the vast majority of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents following Government guidance and staying at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, mental health has never been more important.

Brent Knoll’s Sanders garden centre busy with deliveries during Coronavirus outbreak

Staff at Sanders Garden Centre in Brent Knoll have been working round-the-clock to fulfil customers’ online orders and telephone enquiries.

Tesco offers Burnham and Highbridge groups and charities Coronavirus funding help

Tesco is offering a £30million package of support for local communities tackling Coronavirus, including £25million food donations programme.

Community projects in Burnham and Highbridge can apply for grant funding

Now in its fourth year, off-grid energy supplier Calor, is calling on community projects of all shapes and sizes to enter its Rural Community Fund for 2020 and be in with the chance of securing grants from its £85,000 fund pot.