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Anger as sat-nav systems direct tourists away from holiday park
ANGRY Burnham-On-Sea residents have this week called for more to be done to stop holidaymakers using in-car sat-nav systems from being mis-directed into their residential roads instead of Burnham Holiday Village. More...

Laura's family issue statement
THE family of murdered Highbridge woman Laura Biss have released a touching tribute following her tragic death at the weekend. Laura, aged 34, died during the early hours of Saturday morning (20th January). Laura’s family said in a statement issued on Tuesday. More...

Dozens attend homes meeting
DOZENS of concerned residents attended a special meeting in East Huntspill this week to air their views about plans for a major new development of 40 homes. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported, the developer Core Strategic Land is seeking permission
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Highbridge will get new school
BURNHAM-On-Sea won't benefit from a huge £140million schools building programme unveiled by Somerset County Council this week despite a confusing statement suggesting it may do. Instead, the council has confirmed a new school will be built in Highbridge. More...

Top award for Burnham firm
THE owners of a Burnham-On-Sea beauty salon are celebrating this week after winning a leading national apprenticeship award. Paul and Sarah Hallaran have won the 'Small UK Employer Of The Year' award at the National Apprenticeship Awards held in London. More...

Photos: Injured swan rescued
A RESCUE boat crew from Burnham-On-Sea was called out on Monday (January 22nd) to help wildlife rescuers retrieve a badly injured swan on a canal near Bridgwater. Secret World called for the help of BARB Search & Rescue's inshore rescue boat and volunteers. More...

Volunteering 'was a lifesaver'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner who suffered two strokes and lost his leg in a car accident says volunteering at a local organisation has been a 'lifesaver' for him. Cliff Puddy, 73, from Burnham-On-Sea, has volunteered with Healthwatch Somerset. More...

Murder investigation launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Highbridge on Saturday (20th January). The woman in her 30s - who has not been formally identified - died after she was in collision with a car in Burnham Road
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Two vehicles rescued on beach
A FRESH warning about the danger of driving on beaches along Burnham-On-Sea's coastline has been issued after two vehicles became stranded over the weekend. BARB Search & Rescue's volunteer crews were called out on Sunday afternoon (January 21st)
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Big crowds head to wassailing
LARGE numbers of spectators flocked to watch traditional wassailing ceremonies near Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday night (January 20th). Cold, but dry weather boosted attendance levels at the events at Rich's Cider in Watchfield, near Burnham, pictured here
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Heavy rain causes flooding
A DAY of torrential rain caused flooding in the Burnham-On-Sea are on Sunday (January 21st). A local weather station in Burnham-On-Sea recorded a total of 27mm during the day as an Atlantic weather system headed through the region with large quantities of rain
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'Don't flush away cotton buds'
THE Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach have urged local residents not to flush plastic cotton buds down toilets because increasing numbers of them are being washed up on local beaches. The group of volunteers held their latest beach clean-up in Burnham on Saturday
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Stabbing: Man admits killing
A BRISTOL person has admitted killing a man who died from a single stab wound at a house in Burnham-On-Sea last July. During a court appearance, Dominic Lacey pleaded guilty to manslaughter. It follows the more serious charge of murder being dropped. More...

Brean Rally: Countdown begins
UP to 100 drivers are gearing up to take part in the 22nd annual Brean Rally, which is set to return to the village's Leisure Park during January 2018. The rally will be held over the weekend of 27th and 28th January with pre-rally scrutineering on the Friday. More..

New Aldi to open this autumn
WORK has begun on a new access road at the site of Highbridge's planned new Aldi store, which is set to open later this year. Sedgemoor District Council approved plans for the new Aldi supermarket on the Isleport Business Park, just off Bennett Road, in May last year. More...

Two kite festivals to be held
TWO high-flying beach kite festivals are set to be held in Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea this year. The first event will be held on June 2nd and 3rd on Berrow beach in front of Beachside Holiday Park in Berrow, and Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival will be held in September. More...

BARB helps charity after fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue has come to the aid of an independent rescue charity in Wales which lost much of its life-saving equipment in a devastating fire. When BARB heard about the major fire in November it wanted to help. More...

Burnham panto fun underway!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's award-winning Pantomime Society is performing its annual family show, which this year is the classic Robinson Crusoe. The show opened at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Friday 19th January and runs until Saturday 27th January.

Highbridge Library could close
SOMERSET County Council has this week said Highbridge Library could close under new cost-cutting proposals unless community volunteers are found to keep it open. Highbridge Library in Market Street, pictured, is one of 15 of Somerset's 34 libraries at risk. More...

Crews in water rescue drill
OVER 20 members of Burnham-On-Sea's marine rescue services teamed up this week to take part in a night-time water rescue exercise. Burnham Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue took part in the training exercise on Wednesday evening (January 17th). More...

Open evening at town school
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School is set to hold a Sixth Form Open Evening this month when the facilities and work there will be showcased. The event will take place on Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 6-7.30pm when all will be welcome to attend and find out more. More...

1,300 new homes 'unlikely'
PROPOSALS for over 1,300 new homes to be built on fields north of Burnham-On-Sea's Stoddens Road are unlikely to proceed for at least 15 years, it has emerged this week. At a district council meeting to review their inclusion in Sedgemoor's Local Plan on Wednesday, a number of concerns were raised. More...

Mulberry blocks may be moved
SEVERAL of Burnham-On-Sea beach's historic Mulberry Harbour concrete blocks could be moved to a new exhibition. Over 30 of the Burnham-On-Sea beach Mulberry Harbour blocks are located near the town's low lighthouse, partially buried in the sand. More...

Car recovered after hit and run
A CAR has been recovered and a driver is being hunted after a hit and run incident in Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (January 17th). Police are hunting for the driver of a Volkswagen Passat, while another car linked to the driver was located in the Knowle area of Bristol. More...

Hinkley Point C to open in 2025
THE new boss of EDF says he's confident the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant near Burnham-On-Sea will be producing electricity by 2025. The firm's CEO, Simone Rossi, visited the construction site on Wednesday (January 17th) to see the progress so far. More...

4.95% council tax hike likely
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents could be landed with a 4.95% hike in their council tax bills this April. A big £20,000 decrease in funding for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge from Sedgemoor District Council due to central government cutbacks. More...

Police appeal after town crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a fail-to-stop crash in the town on Tuesday (January 16th). Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Adam Street just after 3.30pm where a vehicle was left damaged
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Girl, 9, declines gifts for charity
A KIND-hearted Burnham-On-Sea youngster has celebrated her birthday with a selfless act by inviting family and friends to give donations to two charities close to her heart instead of buying her presents. Venice Winstone, pictured, celebrated her ninth birthday. More...

Burnham gets coastal officer
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have a new Coastal Community Officer who is set to launch several new initiatives to reduce marine and beach litter and protect bathing water quality along our coastline. Tanya Cox has joined the Litter Free Coasts. More...

Fashion show set to return
HUNDREDS of bargain hunters are expected to converge on Highbridge's King Alfred School on Thursday, February 1st when a popular annual fashion show is held. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club, the event is held each year. More...

'Stop beach fouling': dog owner
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog owner has urged pet owners to be more responsible and halt beach fouling after she cleaned up large amounts of dog mess on Sunday. Sue Lowe collected 10kg of waste along Burnham-On-Sea's beach amid new concerns about the issue. More...

Anglers reel in good catches
BURNHAM-On-Sea angler Nigel Devey reeled in this bumper cod weighing 12lb 3oz during the opening boat fishing competition of the year on Sunday. Nigel won the annual Presidents Cup competition, organsied by Burnham Boat Owners, when a group took part. More...

False alarm for rescue crews
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB crews were called out on Sunday following a sighting of a 'person' in a local river estuary. The HM Coastguard Operations Room in Milford Haven had received a call at just before 12.30pm to the sighting. More...

Comedy night raises £500
A FUNDRAISING comedy night held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (January 13th) raised £500 for a local community group. The event at The Ritz Social Club was held for Hands of Change, which launched two years ago to encourage more social interaction. More...

Swim team off to a great start
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea swimmers made a splash when they competed in the first regional tournament of the year. Burnham-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team kicked off the 2018 season by taking part in the prestigious Derek & Val Ross Memorial Trophy Gala. More...

Photos show beach in full glory
THESE spectacular new aerial images of Burnham-On-Sea have been filmed this week by a drone enthusiast on a day of winter sunshine. Owen Bishop took the shots of Burnham-On-Sea's low lighthouse and the sweeping coastline during Wednesday's bright weather
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Man denies murder of woman
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man accused of murdering his former partner has denied the charge. Owen Pellow, 42, of Berrow Road was charged with murder after his former partner, Lisa Marie Thornton, 36, was found dead at a property in Berrow Road
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Charity starts volunteer drive
WESTON Hospicecare shops in Burnham-On-Sea will be holding a volunteer recruitment week during February. The event takes place from 5th-10th February and will allow interested volunteers to find out more about they can help at the charity's two shops
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Man accused of death detained
A CROWN court judge has this week approved the continued detention of a man who is accused of a fatal stabbing in Burnham-On-Sea. Dominic Lacey is due to stand trial at Exeter Crown Court later in January, accused of the murder of Joseph Pearce last July
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Butcher to return to Burnham
A NEW butcher's shop is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this Spring in a move that will be welcomed by shoppers. The new business, selling a wide range of fresh local meat, plans to open in the High Street in time for the start of the busy holiday season
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BBC star in area for quiz night
BBC TV sports presenter John Inverdale will be the special guest at a unique quiz evening near Burnham-On-Sea in February. The sports presenter, who is a well known face of the BBC's coverage of events such as Wimbledon and the Six Nations rugby, will be visiting. More...

Solar farm's £50k local boost
A HUGE multi-million pound solar energy farm near Burnham-On-Sea is generating enough power for 2,000 homes - and its owners say £50,000 a year of 'surplus income' is to be given to local community groups. The site at Wick Farm has been running since June. More...

Rallying in her dad's memory
A LOCAL rally driver is gearing up to compete in this year's Brean Rally in memory of her father. Cheryl Spencer will be driving in the 22nd Brean Rally which is to be held during the weekend of 27th and 28th January 2018. "I am taking part in the rally as a local girl." More...

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