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£90,000 boost for town groups
Exclusive: SEVERAL groups across the Burnham-On-Sea area are this week celebrating a big cash windfall. More...

Police investigate beach plane
Exclusive: THE pilot of a low-flying plane which buzzed over the heads of shocked beach users in Brean this week has been criticised by an aviation expert and reported to police. Eyewitness Rob Keeping says he intends to report the incident. More...

Burnham set to mark WW1
A SERIES of events is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea over the next week to mark the centenary of the First World War. St Andrew's Church will host a special commemoration of the outbreak of World War 1 on Saturday evening (August 2nd) at 7.30pm. More...

UKIP candidate steps down
BURNHAM-On-Sea's UKIP candidate for the next General Election suddenly resigned on Wednesday along with his local party chairman – amid bizarre claims that the party had been "infiltrated by the Glastonbury occult." Jake Baynes was due to stand. More...

Seafront cracks to be repaired
CRACKS running along the seafront besides Burnham-On-Sea's sea wall are to be repaired this week, council bosses have confirmed. Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have carried out an inspection." More...

New flag is proudly raised
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens unveiled its brand new Green Flag Award on Wednesday evening (July 30th). The awards, announced this morning by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognise and reward the UK's top green spaces. More...

Two robberies at town store
Exclusive: POLICE have appealed for witnesses after two robberies at a town centre shop in Burnham over the past week. Officers from Burnham Police are keen to speak to any witnesses after a burglary and a robbery at Peacocks in the High Street. More...

Man rescued on Berrow beach
A MAN who was spotted wading across mudlfats a mile from the shore at Berrow was rescued by Coastguards and rescue hovercrafts from Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (July 29th). Beach lifeguards at Berrow raised alarm at 2.30pm and crews quickly arrived. More...

Three hurt in M5 accident
THREE motorists were injured in a crash which shut the southbound M5 at Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday (July 30th). The accident between a lorry and a car occurred in the early hours between junction 22 at Burnham and junction 23 for Bridgwater. More...

Music video filmed on beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea's lighthouse was the backdrop to a new music video filmed on the town's beach last night (Tuesday). An up-and-coming London-based pop group called Breach Tide filmed its new single with Burnham's iconic lighthouse in the background. More...

MP unhappy at minister's snub
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP says she is disappointed that new Environment Secretary Liz Truss visited Somerset earlier this week but failed to take the opportunity to meet with a group of local farmers and landowners from the Axe and Brue catchment areas. More...

Bike nights success for town
A SERIES of weekly fundraising bike nights is raising hundreds of pounds for charity in Burnham-On-Sea. Dozens of bikers gather each Tuesday evening at the top end of Burnham's Morrisons car park on the seafront to raise money for good causes. More...

Beach walk raises charity cash
DOZENS of slimmers from across Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater took part in a sponsored walk on the town's beach at the weekend. 72 members of Slimming World took part in the event in which they were able to choose a walk, skip, run or dance. More...

Plan to improve water quality
Exclusive: A FOUR-step action plan has this week been drawn up to help Burnham-On-Sea improve its sea water quality and reduce the impact of new EU bathing water regulations due to come into force from next year. The proposals have been put together. More...

Double celebration for florist
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress joined in a double celebration at a town centre florist's shop this week. Flowers and Things in The High Street is one of only four florists across Somerset to be accepted into the UK's Good Florist Guide. More...

Stuck sheep rescued by crew
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued a stricken sheep which had fallen into a ditch on Monday evening (July 28th). One fire engine was called to help free the stranded animal from a rhyne in fields next to Burnham's Frank Foley Parkway. More...

New voter registration begins
RESIDENTS across the Burnham-On-Sea area will shortly receive a letter from the district council explaining changes to the electoral registration system and letting individuals know if they need to take any action to join the new electoral register. More...

New minister visits Somerset
BURNHAM-On-Sea's prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate, James Heappey, was the first in Somerset to welcome the new cabinet minister for the environment, farming and rural affairs to the county on Sunday. Liz Truss has replaced Owen Patterson. More...

Oops! Driver's one-way shock
Exclusive: THIS was the moment a confused motorist briefly brought Burnham-On-Sea's town centre to a standstill by driving the wrong way along the one-way High Street. The Seat Altea was seen attempting to drive northbound along the High Street on Saturday. More...

Video: RNLI station open day
A LIFEBOAT was pulled through the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday during the RNLI station's open day to mark its tenth anniversary in the town. Crewmembers heaved an RNLI Land Rover and a lifeboat along the seafront from the jetty and along the High Street. More...

Highbridge's last bank closes
Exclusive: HIGHBRIDGE'S last remaining bank shut down on Friday (July 25th) following a sharp decline in the number of its customers. NatWest's branch in Huntspill Road, pictured here, closed for the final time, ending a long history of banking in the town. More...

Bidders 'line up' for Woodberry
Exclusive: SEVERAL companies have shown interest in buying Highbridge's Woodberry Bros & Haines since the firm went into administration earlier this month. Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said that discussions have taken place. More...

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