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Today's Burnham Food & Drink Festival set to draw big crowds
BURNHAM-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival is set to make a welcome return to the town centre this Saturday (May 27th) with more than 130 stalls and scores of free displays and attractions. More...

Early morning storm hits town
THE Burnham-On-Sea area was struck by thunder and lightning early today (Saturday) as forecasters warn of more stormy weather over the Bank Holiday weekend. The dramatic photo here was shot in Burnham's Palmer's Close shortly before 4am today. More...

Big delays after water leak
MOTORISTS travelling between Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow faced long tailbacks on Friday (May 26th) following a water leak. Bristol Water had to partially shut Berrow Road despite large amounts of incoming holiday traffic for the Bank Holiday weekend. More...

Dog show and fayre today
EAST Huntspill's All Saints Church is holding a Spring fayre today (Saturday) with a line-up of fun events. The event gets underway at 11am with a dog show, stalls, games, a tombola, gifts and crafts. There will also be refreshments and much more outside the church. More...

Award will 'bring more visitors'
A NEW award for Berrow beach will help to promote the village and attract more beach visitors, the Parish Council has said this week. As first reported here earlier this week, Keep Britain Tidy has awarded Berrow Beach a coveted 'Seaside Award'. More...

Charity acoustic event tonight
AN acoustic music night is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea today (Saturday, May 27th) in aid of a charity set up in memory of town teenager Charley Marks. The Victoria Hotel in Burnham's Victoria Street is holding the event from 5pm onward. More...

Bees rescued by councillor
A BURNHAM-On-Sea councillor swapped his formal suit for a beekeeper's outfit to collect a large swarm of bees. Peter Burridge-Clayton, who is a trained beekeeper alongside his council role, took away the swam after it landed on Burnham's South Esplanade. More...

Fire crews tackle big blaze
PLUMES of smoke were seen for miles around when Burnham-On-Sea's fire crew was among dozens of firefighters tackling a big blaze near Wedmore on Thursday (May 25th). Crews were called to the property at Mudgley Cross Roads in Mudgley Lane, Mudgley. More...

Woman hurt in seafront crash
A BUSY road junction in Burnham-On-Sea was temporarily blocked on Thursday after a crash which left one person injured. Two Ford vehicles collided at the busy junction of the South Esplanade and Pier Street at 1.40pm. Police were called to the scene. More...

Charity set to offer 250 prizes
A CHARITY stall at Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival will be offering a huge 250 food and drink prizes. St Margaret's Hospice will be running a tombola stall during the tenth Food Festival this Saturday. They have 250 prizes to give away. More...

Burglaries prompt new appeal
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued a new appeal for the public's help to find this wanted man as they investigate a series of local burglaries. They have released this photo in the hope of finding the whereabouts of John 'Froggy' Bale who could be in the area. More...

Weather brings boost to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea has seen a positive start to its tourist season with visitor numbers up on the same period last year, helped by good weather. Burnham Chamber of Trade says footfall cameras in the town centre show footfall is 4.2 per cent up on 2016. More...

Fireworks to be family-friendly
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront fireworks display will be held at a family-friendly time this year, councillors have agreed this week. The traditional fireworks display will be held on Sunday November 5th, the night before the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival. More...

County role for Burnham man
A BURNHAM-On-Sea councillor has been elected as Vice Chairman of Somerset County Council this week. Peter Burridge-Clayton, who was re-elected in the Burnham North ward earlier this month, has been chosen for the county role by fellow councillors
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Shop window contest winners
THE winners of an annual competition to find unusual items in Burnham-On-Sea shop windows have received their prizes this week. Organised by Burnham's Chamber Of Trade, the annual contest to 'spot the odd item in shop windows' attracted dozens of entries
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Election campaign restarts
POLICE have stepped up patrols and Burnham-On-Sea's General Election candidates had suspended their local campaigns following this week's Manchester terror attack. Monday's suicide bombing tragically left 22 people dead and many others injured. More...

Two rescued by hovercraft
TWO holidaymakers were rescued on Wednesday after getting stranded in mud on Brean beach, surrounded by thick fog. Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and crews from BARB Search and Rescue were called out to help the man and woman. More...

Farm set to open to the public
BERROW Beef & Lamb is to open their farm gates to visitors for 'Open Farm Sunday' on 11th June to show the fascinating world of farming. As well as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, the event from 11am-4pm gives visitors an opportunity to see it. More...

Beach award given to Berrow
NATIONWIDE campaign group Keep Britain Tidy has this week awarded Berrow beach with a coveted 'Seaside Award', but Burnham-On-Sea's beach has missed out for a second year running. Keep Britain Tidy awards its prestigious Seaside Awards to beaches. More...

Crowds see Flying Scotsman
HUNDREDS of people turned out to watch the iconic Flying Scotsman train thunder through Highbridge on Tuesday (May 23rd). People of all ages watched from bridges, crossings and Highbridge Railway Station to catch a glimpse of the classic engine. More...

Anti-freeze kills Burnham cat
A WARNING has been issued to cat owners in Burnham-On-Sea town centre after a pet died after being sprayed with anti-freeze. The cat died last week and its distraught owners say they are "lost" without him. They are warning other cat owners to be aware
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Civic award nominations open
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns' annual Civic Awards. The awards are given to local people who are deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community and will be presented later in 2017. More...

Angie's incredible weight loss
BURNHAM-On-Sea resident Angie Smith has lost a life-changing six stone since getting embarrassed about her appearance in a TV interview. When the ITV series Broadchurch was filmed her shop, Alexandra News in Clevedon, Angie was interviewed on TV, More...

Cubs in sponsored beach walk
CUBS and Beavers from 1st Berrow Scout Group took part in a sponsored walk this week to help raise funds for new equipment. Around 25 children took part in the walk, as well as parents and helpers, along the beach from Berrow to Burnham-On-Sea
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Food Festival returns Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival is set to make a welcome return to the town centre this Saturday (May 27th) with more than 130 stalls and scores of free displays and attractions on offer. The tenth festival will open at 9am and run until 4pm
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'Remove eyesore machine'
TOWN councillors have this week called for urgent repairs - or the removal - of this rusty cash machine in Burnham-On-Sea High Street which they say is an eyesore and poses a risk to members of the public. Town Councillors have highlighted the poor condition
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Firm gives PCs boost to BARB
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue has been given a boost with the donation of £2,000 of new PC equipment. Two new computers have been donated by estate agent Abbott And Frost, along with screens and keyboards
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Call for more youth funding
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has this week called on town councillors to boost its spending on local youth groups and activities in the town. Speaking at a meeting of the Town Council's Town Projects Committee on Monday, Bev Milner Simonds called for a rethink
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Tesco staff walk for charity
A GROUP of fundraising staff members from a Burnham-On-Sea supermarket has completed a fundraising walk for charity. Jason Vickers, Mandi Bloska, Lenny Lisnore and Josh Hussey - who are all Tesco staff in Burnham - walked from Weston to their home store. More...

Youth parade coming in June
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Youth Day and Parade is set to be held on Saturday June 10th with a range of activities aimed at young people. The parade will this year be walking along the town's beach from Maddock's Slade to the jetty at 2pm
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Awards night for football club
BURNHAM United AFC held its annual Presentation Night on Saturday night (May 20th) when a successful season was reviewed. Players and supporters of the Burnham club gathered to look back at a positive year, during which its new clubhouse was opened. More...

Bereavement advice offered
A UNIQUE event is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday (May 24th) to mark a national awareness week that aims to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. Dying Matters is a national coalition which aims to help people. More...

Election hustings announced
THE four candidates standing in next month's General Election to become Burnham-On-Sea's next MP are to take part in a hustings evening. Tory James Heappey, Lib Dem Tessa Munt, Labour's Andy Merryfield and Christian Peoples Alliance's Lorna Corke will join. More...

TV news features beach group
SIXTEEN sackfuls of rubbish were collected when the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach held their latest beach clean on Saturday (May 20th) - and their work has been filmed by ITV News. The volunteers were undaunted by heavy rain as they scoured the banks. More...

Wet weather can't stop fayre!
AN afternoon of heavy rain showers failed to dampen spirits at a May Fayre in Brent Knoll on Saturday (May 20th). Villagers Michael and Margaret Smith, who organised the event in aid of St Michael's Church, moved the event into the Parish Hall to beat the weather. More...

Love Lane opens after closure
RESIDENTS have been thanked for their patience after a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea re-opened this week following four months of major roadworks. Love Lane has been shut from the junction with Stoddens Lane to the Tesco roundabout since January
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Labrador in line for top award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea labrador that was bred to be a gun dog but became too afraid of the noise is in line to win an award. Devon, a two-year-old labrador that lives with her owners in Burnham, used to be a hunting dog until she was forced to quit and has a new life. More...

'My Great Wall of China trek'
A HIGHBRIDGE woman has completed a 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' of walking along part of the Great Wall of China for charity. Tracey Kidner and three of her friends have returned this week from a trek along 50km of the famous Chinese landmark. More...

Young writers win competition
TWO Burnham-On-Sea schoolchilden have won a writing competition and will have their stories featured in a unique app available onboard coaches across the UK. Several pupils at St Andrew's School in Burnham entered the contest run by National Express. More...

Cash floods in for Sea Cadets
THE future of Burnham and Highbridge's long-running Sea Cadets unit has been secured after Burnham-On-Sea.com ran a story about its funding crisis last month. Carol Roberts, the unit's chairwoman, says a number of funders have come forward after the story. More...

Election row over school meals
TWO of the candidates who are standing in the General Election to become Burnham-On-Sea's next MP have this week exchanged verbal blows over claims that the Conservative's manifesto will scrap free school meals. Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt attacked the plan. More...

New dementia group launches
A NEW Dementia Action Alliance Group has been formed in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge to work towards making the towns more dementia aware. Representatives from several organisations within the towns came together with a common interest. More...

Sea water data now online
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea beach can check up on real-time information about bathing water quality using a Wessex Water website. The firm is offering the free advice for surfers and beach lovers via its online Coastwatch service on the Wessex Water website. More...

Rugby event hailed a success
DOZENS of ladies supported a special event at Burnham-On-Sea Rugby Club at the weekend to help raise funds for the group. Stalls and entertainment were laid on at the club at the BASC ground on Sunday, all aimed at female supporters. More...

Police station closure plans
TALKS are 'continuing' over the proposed closure of Burnham-On-Sea Police station despite a recent increase in local crime, it has been confirmed this week. Following concern about a spate of crimes in the town, we approached the Police for an update. More...

BBC TV star to visit Burnham
A LEADING BBC television personality is set to visit Burnham-On-Sea in June for an 'intimate evening of conversation". Tom Chambers, who is a familiar face on BBC medical dramas Holby City and Casualty, also won the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. More...

Hinkley B online after outage
HINKLEY Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea has come back online this week after what EDF Energy an 18-day "planned inspection outage". Hinkley Point B Unit 7 (Reactor 3) was taken offline on April 28th and was returned to service at 2.30am on Wednesday
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Burnham leisure shop to close
A LEISURE supplies and clothing shop in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea is set to close in June, its owners have said this week. AOB in College Street will shut on June 25th and it's currently running a closing down sale, with up to 40% off its stock and fixtures. More...

Two groups given donations
TWO Burnham-On-Sea organisations have been handed financial boosts by Sedgemoor District Council. The outgoing Chairman of the council, Cllr Ian Dyer, presented two cheques to his nominated charities for 2016/17. These included the Sea Cadets. More...

New council chairman elected
SEDGEMOOR District Council has elected a new Chairman this week. Councillor Mike Cresswell, pictured, has been sworn in as Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council at its annual meeting. Mike, a Carer with Somerset Care, is a Conservative councillor. More...

Mini stranded in roadside ditch
THIS Mini was left stranded in the bottom of a ditch near Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday afternoon (May 16th). Police and a fire crew form Burnham-On-Sea were called to the vehicle in Yardwall Road, near the village of Mark, as pictured here. More...

SNP calls for MP's suspension
THE Scottish National Party has this week called on the Conservatives to suspend Tory candidate for Wells, James Heappey, after he told a schoolgirl to "f*** off" when she said she backs Scottish independence. Mr Heappey is seeking re-election in Wells. More...

Pavement warnings unveiled
NEW warning messages about Burnham-On-Sea's summer-time beach dogs ban have begun to appear on pavements along the seafront. Sedgemoor District Council bans dogs from the town's main three beaches over the tourist holiday season. More...

Summer beach dog ban starts
BURNHAM-On-Sea's summer-time ban on dogs has come into operation this month. Sedgemoor District Council bans dogs from the town's three main beaches over the tourist season. The council says that the seasonal dog ban came into force on May 1st. More...

By-election candidates named
THREE candidates have declared their intention to stand in the Town Council by-election in Burnham South on 8th June. Bev Milner Simonds will stand for the Lib Dems, Debbie Matthews is standing for the Conservatives, while Brian Hobbs will be the UKIP candidate.

New date for guided moth walk
THE date of a free guided bat and moth walk around Highbridge's Apex Park has been changed to Friday June 2nd. The walk around the award-winning park will focus on the wide range of nocturnal wildlife throughout the park, particularly bats and moths. More...

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