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Ram raid caused £10k of damage
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop faces a huge £10,000 bill for repairs following a ram-raid on Friday morning. More...

Model railway show continues
MODEL train enthusiasts from across the UK are flocking to a show in Highbridge this weekend. The annual Sedgemoor Rail Show, overseen by Burnham and District Model Railway Club, is being held on Saturday August 27th and continues on Sunday 28th August. More...

Water skier hurt in sea crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out to Weston on Saturday afternoon (August 28th) after a young water skier suffered a suspected back injury in an accident near the Grand Pier. Coastguards from Burnham, Clevedon and Weston were quickly on scene. More...

Crowds flock to Berrow fete
CROWDS flocked to a popular summer fete at Berrow's St Mary's Church on Saturday afternoon (August 27th). A line-up of family entertainment was held alongside traditional stalls and games on the grass area outside the church. More...

Berrow crash: 3 are 'stable'
A WOMAN and two young children are in a "stable condition" in hospital after they were hit by a car outside a Berrow holiday camp on Friday evening. Avon and Somerset Police spokesman Scott McPherson gave an update on their conditions on Saturday. More...

Bank Holiday summer fete fun
FINAL preparations are underway for Burnham-On-Sea's summer fete which is set to take place in the town's Manor Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August. Organised by Burnham Events Social Team, it will start at 11am and finish at 4pm with entertainment. More...

Hovercraft called to mud trio
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft crew and a team of Coastguards were called to Weston on Friday evening (August 26th) amid concerns for several people struggling in the mud. BARB's Spirit Of Lelaina II hovercraft was called to Weston beach after 8pm. More...

Youth award nominees sought
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being invited to honour unsung young heroes of the local community by nominating them for the first ever British Citizen Youth Awards (BCYA). BCYA co-founder Mike Faulkner is calling for Burnham-On-Sea.com readers to help them
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Ram-raid drama at town shop
A RAM-RAIDER who slammed his car into the front of a Burnham-On-Sea town centre shop early today before stealing over £1,000 of laptop computers and iPads has been arrested. Police were called to The Laptop Shop in The High Street just after 5am. More...

Food awards finalists named
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea businesses and groups are celebrating being named as finalists for the 2016 Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards. The Mitre in College Street and The Chandni Indian restuarant in Burnham High Street have been short-listed. More...

Call for seafront CCTV upgrade
A FRUSTRATED motorist has called for CCTV coverage to be improved along Burnham-On-Sea's busy seafront after his car was damaged in a collision this week. Local musician John Prescott's car was left dented and scratched, as pictured here, when it was struck. More...

Town GCSE pupils celebrate
Updated: STUDENTS at Highbridge's King Alfred School celebrated a superb set of impressive GCSE results on Thursday (August 25th). Over 200 students headed to the school to open their all-important envelopes to discover how they'd done in their exams. More...

Liam aims for 2020 Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX star Liam Phillips says he "would be a fool" to turn his back on the sport after his disappoinment at the Rio Olympics and he is now turning his attention to the 2020 Tokyo games. A dramatic crash ended the medal hopes of Liam, 27, last Thursday. More...

Hinkley 'exit plan' considered
GOVERNMENT officials reviewing the massive Hinkley Point nuclear project are exploring how the UK might withdraw from the deal while minimising financial risk and damage to international relations, it has been reported this week by the national press. More...

Street art attracting visitors
LARGE numbers of people are visiting Burnham-On-Sea to see its new street art - three weeks after the town's Spray Jam festival. The organisers of the festival say the unique, eye-catching art has become a visitor attraction that is pulling in extra people. More...

First look at £30k outdoor gym
THE first designs have been unveiled for a new £30,000 outdoor gym that's set to be installed at Highbridge's Apex Park this autumn. The state-of-the-art outdoor gym, which will be open to all for free, is being funded from £30,000 of community funds. More...

Woman hurt in van collision
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a crash in which a pedestrian was hurt in Brean on Tuesday afternoon (August 23rd). A white Peugeot Expert van and a female pedestrian were involved in the collision in Coast Road in the village
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Have you seen stolen truck?
AN East Huntspill family has appealed for help in finding a truck which was stolen from outside their home on Tuesday evening (August 23rd). The red single-cab Mitsubishi agricultural truck - registration plate WG08BFA - was stolen just after 7pm. More...

New Priest In Charge for area
THE Bishop of Taunton was among 200 people who filled a local church on Tuesday evening (August 23rd) to formally welcome the area's new Priest in Charge. The Rev'd Jonathan Philpott has this week taken on the role of Priest in Charge in the area. More...

Vehicle show boosts charity
OVER 140 vehicles - from American hot rods to trucks and classic vehicles - went on show in West Huntspill at the weekend during a fundraising show for a Burnham-On-Sea charity. The Blue Ridge Runners held a convoy of vehicles through Burnham. More...

Seafront dog fouling tackled
A NEW group in Burnham-On-Sea that's been formed to tackle dog fouling along the town's beach and seafront has held its first clean-up operation this week. The 'Burnham Pooper Troopers', comprising of a group of volunteers, collected 5lbs of dog waste. More...

Big backing for coach scheme
OVER 50 business owners and residents attended a meeting in Burnham-On-Sea last night (Monday) to give their support to a new project that aims to encourage more coach visitors into Burnham-On-Sea. The launch took place in the town centre. More...

'Tough Mudder' is completed!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident and local solicitor has faced his fears of water, heights, submersion and electrocution in order to raise funds for charity. David Sinclair completed the gruelling 12-mile extreme mud marathon obstacle race called Tough Mudder. More...

Call for cuts to 'tourism tax'
SOMERSET tourism chiefs are lobbying MPs in a bid to reduce the rate of VAT levied on accommodation and attraction entry tickets which could help businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area. The campaign by Visit Somerset comes on the back of Brexit. More...

Punk icon to sing at concert
PUNK icon Toyah Willcox and rock legends Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel will perform on stage at a new music festival near Burnham this September. Somerset’s newest festival, Music in the Meadow, will take place at Secret World on 10th September. More...

Flowers laid in Dylan's memory
FLOWERS have been laid in Burnham-On-Sea in memory of a four year-old boy who drowned after falling from the town's jetty exactly four years ago. Dylan Cecil died in the sea in August 2012 and his family have left flowers next to a plaque on the anniversary. More...

£39m sea project progresses
WESSEX Water has closed a busy road through Bridgwater so major sewerage work can be carried out as part of the ongoing multi-million pound work to improve Burnham's sea water quality. The Clink is closed from Monday 22nd August into September. More...

New music festival announced
A NEW Burnham-On-Sea music festival called BOSfest is to be launched next year to replace the town's Folkfest, which will be going out with a final farewell on September 3rd. After a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest was held last year. More...

Photos: West Huntspill Show
OVER 650 entries went on display at the annual West Huntspill Horticultural Show on Saturday afternoon (August 20th). Crowds flocked to Saturday's show in the Balliol Hall where a huge number of exhibits went on display across 130 classes. More...

Police called to 3am van crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea police and fire crews were called to a 3am accident in East Huntspill early on Sunday morning. Crews from Burnham and Bridgwater were called to Burtle Road in East Huntspill at 3.09am where a van left the road, ending up in a ditch. More...

Store to open in post office
A NEW convenience store is set to be opened in the same building as Burnham-On-Sea's post office this autumn by its new owner. Malav Desai, who runs Bargain Booze in Burnham-On-Sea High Street, is taking over the town's post office in nearby Victoria Street.
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VIDEO: Stormy seas in town
STRONG winds and high tides created unseasonably stormy conditions in Burnham-On-Sea during this weekend. The Met Office issued a severe weather warning as 50mph southwesterly gusts whipped up big waves, as pictured. More...

Sea search for 'missing person'
A HELICOPTER, Coastguards, lifeboats and police launched a huge search for a person suspected to be in the sea between Weston Pier and Brean Down on Saturday night. This was the scene as the helicopter used search lights to scour the waters at 11pm. More...

62 new homes opened in town
A NEW multi-million pound housing development in Highbridge has been formally opened this week. The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Ian Dyer, and the Mayor of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, Cllr Michael Clarke, officially cut a ribbon
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B&M store to open next month
DISCOUNT retailer B&M has today confirmed that its new store in Burnham-On-Sea will open on September 22nd. The new store in Pier Street, which replaces the former Morrisons store, will create over 60 new jobs. The new store will open for the first time. More...

Crocodile spotted in Brean lake
HOLIDAYMAKERS at a holiday park in Brean got a shock this morning when this crocodile was spotted in the resort's fishing lake. Following several alarmed calls from tourists, staff were called to investigate at Holiday Resort Unity in the village of Brean. More...

Tributes for former Mayor
TRIBUTES have been paid to former Burnham-On-Sea Mayor and war veteran Neville Jones OBE who passed away early on Tuesday. Neville died peacefully early this morning and many tributes are being paid to the 94 year-old who was a Mayor four times. More...

Son of late magician in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be welcoming the son of the late magician Paul Daniels for a night of magic and comedy next month. Comedian, entertainer, magician and presenter Martin Daniels is a spectacular stage performer, captivating audiences. More...

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