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Weather warning in force today
THE Met Office has issued a severe weather warning as heavy rain and strong winds are set to sweep through the Burnham-On-Sea area today (Saturday, October 1st). More...

Beach dogs ban is lifted today
THE summertime dog ban on several of Burnham-On-Sea's beaches is lifted today (Saturday October 1st). Dogs can once again be exercised on the beach between the Yacht Club and the Jetty, and also between The Pavilion to Maddock's Slade. More...

Accountants pedal into town!
A TEAM of fundraising accountants cycled into Burnham-On-Sea on Friday during a 150km ride between offices to mark their firm's special anniversary. The event - for Weston Hospicecare - marked the 150th anniversary of Albert Goodman. More...

New recycling rules set to start
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area will have to have a new recycling permit if they use their trailer, van or pick-up to deliver waste at Highbridge's Isleport recycling centre when new measures start on Monday 3rd October says Somerset Waste Partnership. More...

Town half marathon tomorrow
MORE than 100 runners will be taking part in the Burnham-On-Sea Half Marathon on Sunday 2nd October. The starting gun will be fired at 11am at Burnham's BASC Ground to signal the start of the annual 13-mile run and the runners will then head through the area. More...

Town manager role set to end
BURNHAM-On-Sea will no longer have a Town Centre Manager from the end of October when funding for the position runs out - and town councillors have this week been debating the future of various town centre activities. The two-year contract runs out. More...

'We're ready for Hinkley build'
SEDGEMOOR District Council's leader has said the area is ready for a "huge increase in investment, jobs and attention" following the government's signing of an £18bn contract on Thursday with France and China to build Hinkley Point C near Burnham. More...

Burnham author unveils book
A BURNHAM -On-Sea author is set to launch his sixth novel at a book signing session on Saturday (October 1st). The book, called Death Sentence, is the latest in Damien Boyd's DI Nick Dixon Crime Series. Damien will be signing copies of the book at GW Hurley. More...

Funding boost for local groups
GROUPS and individuals in the Burnham-On-Sea area are among several who will benefit from thousands of pounds of grant funding awarded by Sedgemoor District Council at its latest Grants Committee meeting. £2,500 will go to Mark Moor Bowling Club. More...

Biker broke ankle in collision
A BIKER suffered a broken ankle after an accident in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday evening (September 28th). Police and an ambulance were called to the Esso petrol station roundabout in Love Lane shortly after 5.30pm where a car had been in collision. More...

VIPs back Secret World ball
SEVERAL well-known celebrities are backing Secret World Wildlife Rescue's annual Auction and Ball, which is set to take place on October 1st at the Webbington Hotel. Secret World's silent auction will include signed memorabilia from many top names. More...

£20k beach wi-fi plan unveiled
PLANS to introduce a free wi-fi Internet network in Burnham-On-Sea town centre, and along the seafront and beach, have been unveiled this week in an effort to make the town more 'mobile-friendly'. The Town Council's Town Projects Committee considered the plans. More...

Vehicles seized after concerns
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police say they have seized several vehicles in the town amid concern from residents regarding 'joyriding' and anti-social driving. As we first reported last week, concerned residents in Burnham have called on local police to do more. More...

Pirate Day returns on Sunday!
A FREE pirate-themed family fun day is to be held on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Sunday (October 2nd). The family event is to be held on the town's main beach next to The Pavillion. A number of activities are lined up, such as pirate-themed games and entertainment. More...

Brean country festival starts
BREAN'S annual Country & Western Festival begins this Friday (30th September 2016) with music and entertainment on offer across the resort. There will be country music performances at many venues in Brean, as well as stalls selling a range of western clothing. More...

Firm celebrates its first year
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre business celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday (September 28th). M&F Carpets in Abingdon Street, run by Mike and Fiona Fear, marked the milestone with a special event to thank customers and visitors. More...

MP speaks about army deaths
FORMER army officer and Burnham-On-Sea MP James Heappey has this week revealed his troops killed four innocent civilians in Afghanistan. It comes as the MP backs a brand new campaign to end the 'witch hunt' against British soldiers. More...

Cash stolen in town robbery
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being urged to be extra vigilant following an apparent robbery at a town centre property on Tuesday night. A homeowner reported that an intruder had entered a house in Jubilee Street, just off Abingdon Street, through a back door. More...

Michelle's emotional fundraiser
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer support charity to support a family member fighting the disease. Michelle Haines and supporters will be holding a bag pack on Sudnay 16th October from 10am-1pm at Tesco's Burnham store. More...

Kung fu club's national success
A GROUP of kung fu students from the Burnham-On-Sea area have taken part in a national competition. The Berrow Youth Kung Fu Group took part in the Fei Lung Kwan National Junior Championships in Horton, Berkshire, which saw classes from around the country. More...

Stones set to perform in town
TRIBUTE group The Stones bring all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert to Burnham-On-Sea this Friday (30th September). The tribute band pays tribute to the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World at Burnham's Princess Theatre. More...

School holds open evening
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School opened its doors to families from across the Burnham-On-Sea area earlier this month when it held a successful Open Evening. Headteacher Denise Hurr made presentations to several prospective students and their families. More...

Famous faces head to village!
DOZENS of famous faces - from Michael Eavis to Jamie Oliver and The Queen - appeared in Brent Knoll at the weekend when scores of colourful scarecrows went on display. The annual festival saw more than 40 scarecrows displayed alongside roads in the village. More...

Fears over £24m budget crisis
CONCERNS have been raised this week that a projected £24m overspend at Somerset County Council may result in some public services in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge being cut back. The county council's Cabinet discussed its first quarter financial report. More...

Kenyan choir to visit Burnham
A CHOIR of children from Africa will be visiting the Burnham-On-Sea area during October as part of a fundraising initiative. The choir from Jolaurabi School in Kenya regularly visit the area to promote the Burnham-based charity Educate The Kids. More...

Youth market plans unveiled
A NEW initiative aimed at young entrepreneurs is set to launch at this October's Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival. The 'Introducing…' young makers market is offering a dozen creative start-up businesses a chance to trade for free and get free business advice. More...

Bikers ride for cancer charity
OVER 30 motorcycling enthusiasts from across the Burnham-On-Sea area took part in a fundraising bike ride on Sunday (September 25th). Somerset Motorcycle Group members gathered at Highbridge's Asda car park at the start of the run for Prostate Cancer. More...

Walking football helps Paul
FORMER cardiac patient Paul Lapham believed his days of playing football were long since gone but thanks to a walking football scheme at King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge he can now enjoy playing a sport he once loved as a teenager. Paul developed Angina
. More...

Has Banksy created town art?
WORLD-famous artist Banksy may have painted a piece of his hallmark artwork on a Burnham-On-Sea garden wall on Sunday. The black-coloured artwork, which appears on the wall of a seafront garden, features the writing "Art thieves stole my art". More...

Clean-up for Queen's Drive
FOR the third time this year Rotary and Burnham Army Cadets turned out to pick up litter on both sides of Queen's Drive over the weekend. It really doesn't take long for both verges to be liberally sprinkled with rubbish, which ranges from cigarette ends to wheel disks. More...

Brew-off contest set to return
THE Great Burnham Brew Off is set to make a return to Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival this October. Home brewing has had a bit of a revival in recent years - along with other family favourites like baking and crafting - and sales of brewing kits have soared. More...

Fire crews tackle barn blaze
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea and across Somerset were called to tackle a barn blaze overnight into Monday. Crews from Bridgwater, Street, Somerton and Taunton were sent to the scene just before 9pm on Sunday evening after reports of a barn alight. More...

VIDEO: Tractor run success
FARMERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea area turned out to suppport a fundraising tractor run in aid of a local community group on Sunday (September 25th). 28 tractors set off across the Somerset Levels and through the area, raising £408 for a local group. More...

Car show raises charity funds
MORE than £1,300 has this week been donated to the Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance by the organisers of a classic vehicle show in Brean. Bridgwater Classic and Vintage Club held its annual Brean show at the Sundowner Cafe at Beachside Holiday Park. More...

Second 'Banksy' at town pub
SEVERAL street artists have created colourful tributes to BMX rider Liam Phillips and Major Frank Foley outside a Burnham-On-Sea pub - alongside what may be a second Banksy painting. The new artwork has appeared outside The Railway in Burnham. More...

Three hurt in crossing crash
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following a crash on Friday afternoon in which a young child was taken to hospital with leg injuries after a collision on a pedestrian crossing in Highbridge. A woman and another child were also injured in the collision. More...

Busy opening day for B&M
DISCOUNT retailer B&M says it experienced a "hugely busy first day" as it opened its new store in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning. The manager of the new B&M store, Dennis Chick, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The level of interest took us by surprise." More...

Burnham spin-a-thon planned
FUNDRAISERS in Burnham-On-Sea will be getting fit while raising cash for charity this October. A fundraising spin-a-thon is to be held on Saturday October 1st from 9-11am at Burnham-On-Sea's BASC Ground in Stoddens Road when all will be welcome. More...

New B&M store is opened
DISCOUNT retailer B&M has opened its new store in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning. The premises in Burnham's Pier Street, which replaces the former Morrisons supermarket that closed last November, has created more than 60 new jobs.

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