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Appeal issued to find missing Burnham-On-Sea man
THE family of a missing Burnham-On-Sea man have appealed for the public's help to find him. More...

Dog fouling campaign starts
A NEW campaign is underway to try and reduce dog fouling in Burnham-On-Sea. Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset is carrying out a number of activities in the town this month to address the problem. The group says a 'spray campaign' is the first of several initiatives
. More...

Paper planes contest returns
HUNDREDS of paper aeroplanes are expected to take to the air in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday 21st October as the 4th World Paper Aeroplane Championship returns to the town centre. The only equipment required will be an ordinary sheet of A4 paper. More...

New restaurant plan unveiled
PLANS for a new restaurant in Burnham-On-Sea town centre have been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council. Satnam Singh, who has been trading in Burnham for over three decades, proposes a new restaurant and bar across two floors at 8 and 8A High Street. More...

Fire crew called to blazing car
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to this car in flames near Burtle this week. One fire appliance was sent to Long Moor Drove, Burtle at 7.45pm on Wednesday amid reports of a blazing car. The Incident Commander confirmed that one vehicle was "well alight". More...

Speedway silverware raised
HIGHBRIDGE-based Somerset Rebels reserve Nico Covatti recorded his second double figure in the final of the SGB Premiership Knockout Cup competition this week to give the club their first piece of silverware since stepping up to the top flight of British Speedway last year. More...

£600 raised in Dylan's memory
A SHOPPING centre's fundraising has seen more than £600 handed over to the Dylan Cecil Memorial Fund. Dylan was just four when he fell into the sea while playing on Burnham's jetty in 2012. After his death the Dylan Cecil Memorial Fund was formed to help children. More...

Brent Knoll harvest supper
FINAL tickets are available for Brent Knoll's annual Harvest Supper, which takes place this Saturday (October 20th). Local music group The Fabulous Top Mix will be entertaining the audience with a medley of music from the 50's to today. Tickets cost £15
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Barclays branch closes down
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of Barclays Bank closed down on Friday (October 19th) after the company claimed that just 179 customers use it regularly for over-the-counter banking. The branch in Burnham's Victoria Street sadly shut for the final time. More...

Ron's emotional head shave
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser is to have his head shaved this weekend to raise money for a charity close to his heart. Ron Harris will be raising funds for Macmillan Nurses, who have been looking after his wife as she battles stomach cancer. More...

Hundreds apply for hotel jobs
TRAVELODGE says it has received hundreds of applications for roles at its new Highbridge hotel. The new 75-room hotel, which is located off Bennett Road at the entrance to Isleport Business Park, is due to open on November 5th, as we recently reported. More...

Scouts thank Asda shoppers
BURNHAM-On-Sea Scouts have raised hundreds of pounds for their group by packing shopping bags at Asda in Highbridge. Members from 1st Burnham-On-Sea Scout Group joined in the event between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, helping to pack hundreds of bags. More...

Diamond wedding celebration
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple has celebrated 60 years of marriage with a special celebration this week. Don and Dolly McVeighty met 65 years ago when they worked together at a factory in Birmingham. They married at Lady Pool Road in Birmingham on October 11th, 1958. More...

Comedy nights for Burnham
A SEMI-finalist from ITV's Britain's Got Talent is to lead a comedy night in Burnham-On-Sea this November. The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street will host a night of laughs featuring three great comedians on Saturday 17th November. Nick Page, pictured, will top the bill. More...

Outcry over library decision
RESIDENTS have reacted with anger at plans to shut down Highbridge Library early in 2019 unless a new community group can be formed to run the service. As part of major cost-cutting plans, Somerset County Council announced its plans on Tuesday (October 16th). More...

New life-saving defib in Brean
A BREAN holiday park has installed a life-saving defibrillator outside of the village's Subway restaurant in the centre of the village. The kit has been bought with funds organised by Caroline Milarski, who led a campaign with Brean Leisure Park traders. More...

Mayor opens new boxing gym
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor has cut a ribbon to formally open a new boxing club in the town. Bobby Jones, a current TFC English and Southern Area title holder, has been running Hardknox boxing gym in Weston for the past few years alongside his coach Harry Payne. More...

Top drama awards for Players
WEST Huntspill Players drama group is celebrating this week after several members won top awards at a regional ceremony. The Players were delighted to receive nine nominations at the 2018 Somerset Fellowship of Drama Phoebe Rees Awards, held in Ilminster. More...

Film student seeks A&E users
A BURNHAM-On-Sea film student is seeking to hear from local people affected by overnight A&E closures. Marley Hamilton, a filmmaking student with UWE, said: "I'm making a documentary about the overnight A&E closures and its impact on the people of Weston."More...

Apex lakes given the 'all clear'
APEX Park lakes have been given the all-clear this week as tests have revealed that potentially toxic blue green algae is no longer present in the water. Highbridge Angling Association confirmed the positive news on Monday: "Apex lakes have been declared clear of algae." More...

Town clerk set to step down
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council Clerk Tatiana Cant is to step down from her role at the end of this year. In a statement issued this week, she said: "I will shortly be leaving Burnham and Highbridge Town Council as I have been offered another job." More...

Poppy Appeal needs your help
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion is gearing up for the start of the 2018 Poppy Appeal with an appeal for volunteers. The annual Poppy appeal begins on October 27th and the team need to recruit more volunteers to sell poppies in the Burnham area. More...

Freezer fly-tipped in road
MOTORISTS travelling on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (October 15th) were shocked to find a whole fridge freezer had been fly-tipped on the road edge. The appliance was dumped in Stoddens Lane on a road bend leading up to the railway bridge. More...

Food festival invites your vote
BURNHAM-On-Sea food and drink festival's organisers are looking to combine the taste buds talents of their visitors to choose their Best in Show entry at next week's festival. The Best in Show competition, sponsored by food and drink specialists Old Mill Accounting. More...

Beach horses owner retires
IT was the end of an era in Brean at the weekend when a well-known resident who has provided horse and pony rides on the village's beach for 59 years hung up his saddle for the final time. John Vowles, 73, first began looking after horses at the age of 14 when he left school. More...

Costa store closes for revamp
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Costa Coffee shop in the town's High Street is closed this week as it gets a new look as part of a major refurbishment. The town centre coffee shop temporarily closed at the end of business on October 14th and is scheduled to re-open on October 20th. More...

Charity auction boosts BARB
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue when a unique 50/50 auction was held on Saturday (October 13th). The charity auction was held in St Andrew's Church Hall with dozens of bidders. More...

Apex walk for Burnham group
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Gateway Club took part in a sponsored walk around Highbridge's Apex Park at the weekend. Over 20 members, leaders and supporters strode out around the park's lakes to raise funds for the charity. The club leader thanked all. More...

£3,678 raised at ladies night
A TOTAL of £3,678 was raised for a breast cancer support charity when 220 people attended a ladies night in Brean on Friday evening (October 12th). Breast Cancer Now held its eighth annual ladies night at Brean Leisure Park and adults-only evening. More...

Dozens attend pioneering film
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress were among dozens of residents who watched a pioneering film highlighting the problem of plastics in our environment on Saturday (October 13th). The Town Council organised the free screening of 'A Plastic Ocean'. More...

Syringes found in beach clean
OVER 25 local volunteers braved high winds and rain showers to join a litter clean on Berrow beach on Saturday (October 13th). The Friends of Berrow Beach held its latest clean-up, focussing on the removal of plastic rubbish. The group even found several syringes. More...

Hedgehog triplets rescued
A TRIO of helpless baby hedgehogs have had a lucky escape after being rescued by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers. A volunteer at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill initially reared the three tiny hedgehogs by hand after they were found abandoned. More...

Fresh rogue traders warning
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week joined a force-wide operation to target criminals and ensure people know how to stay safe from doorstep crooks during national Rogue Trader Week. PCSOs handed out information leaflets at Burnham Post Office, as pictured. More...

Hinkley dredging work ends
THE first phase of the dumping of mud off the coast of Cardiff as part of work to build a new nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea has been completed. EDF, the firm building Hinkley Point C, said on Friday that contractors have completed the work. More...

Co-Op store closes this week
A FINAL closure sale is underway at Highbridge's Co-op supermarket ahead of the store shutting down later this month. The supermarket in Southwell Crescent will close on Saturday October 20th and shoppers are snapping up cut-price bargains. More...

MP tackles PM over biz rates
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week called on the Prime Minister to help Somerset in its bid to retain all business rates collected in the county from April 2019. he spoke during this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. More...

Comedy farce comes to stage
A COMEDY farce is set to be performed by the award-winning West Huntspill Players drama group this month. 'Tons Of Money', a comedy by Will Evans and Valentine, will be held in West Huntspill's Balliol Hall from October 24th to October 27th. More...

Aldi night deliveries concern
PLANS by Aldi to introduce unrestricted delivery hours at its new Highbridge store have this week been opposed by town councillors amid concern that deliveries will create late night noise for residents and guests at the soon-to-open Travelodge hotel. More...

Rare birds rescued in area
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have been looking after a rare breed of bird, which usually spends most of its life out at sea. The Manx shearwater was found by a couple in their garden in Evercreech who realised that it needed help and immediately called Secret World. More...

Drainge concerns at Brue Farm
CONCERNS have been raised this week about drainage and plans to re-route a public footpath at the proposed site of the Brue Farm housing development in Highbridge. At a meeting of the Town Council’s Planning Applications Committee, councillors considered it. More...

Stage role for Burnham duo
TWO staff at a Burnham-On-Sea estate agent have swapped their office in the town's High Street for a Barber Shop in Fleet Street! Edward Creswick, Managing Director of CJ Hole in Burnham, and his son Tom, a Sales Negotiator, are performing in a musical. More...

Crews hunt for missing person
CREWS from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were called to Weston beach on Wednesday (October 10th) to join the search for a vulnerable missing person. Both BARB's hovercrafts were requested by Coastguards to search the beach near the Grand Pier. More...

Shop celebrates its 10th year
THE owners of a thriving Burnham-On-Sea town centre shop are celebrating their tenth year of business this month. Burnham Mobility in Victoria Street sells a wide range of life-changing mobility aids, such as scooters, reclining chairs and wheelchairs. More...

Dean Tate 'died of drowning'
THE inquest into the death of Highbridge man Dean Tate has this week concluded that he died in an accidental drowning after a night out in Burnham-On-Sea. The inquest in Taunton on Tuesday heard that 40-year old Mr Tate was reported missing in February. More...

Author appeals for pub photos
THE author of a new book focussing on the history of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's pubs is on the hunt for photos of several local pubs. Jane Mann is appealing for local people to send her their images of pubs from over the decades in Burnham-On-Sea. More...

Park wins gold wildlife award
BREAN'S Holiday Resort Unity has received a Gold Award in the British Holiday & Home Parks Association’s David Bellamy Awards for a fourth consecutive year. The award recognises the holiday park's conservation work and efforts to help bees and also boost its habitat. More...

Quiz night fun for camera club
THIRTY members and friends of Burnham-On-Sea Camera Club gathered at the Burnham Area Youth Centre for a fun quiz on Tuesday (October 9th). Led by Chairman Phil Thorne, the participants enjoyed two complete rounds, separated by refreshments. More...

22,000 visits to tourist centre
OVER 22,000 people visited Burnham-On-Sea’s tourist information centre over the summer holidays during one of the busiest seasons since the facilities opened seven years ago. The seafront centre, run by community group BIARS, welcomed 22,706
people. More...

Sky dive in father's memory
THE manager of King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge taken part in a fundraising sky five in honour of his father who died two years ago following a heart attack. Chris Skidmore takes a leading role in inspiring staff and customers to test their fitness and trying anew. More...

Film boost for Christmas lights
A SPECIAL film screening at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema on Monday night (October 8th) raised hundreds of pounds towards the costs of the town's Christmas lights display. Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade organised a screening of the hit film 'Mamma Mia 2'. More...

Runner gets England call-up
A YOUNG Berrow runner has been selected to run for England over 10k on the road. Luke Prior, a former pupil of King Alfred School in Highbridge, will compete in a race in Rennes, France on Sunday 14th October. This selection has come on the back of personal bests. More...

Cash appeal for missing cat
A £250 cash reward is being offered for information leading to the safe return of a missing cat in Highbridge. Meekah, a Bengal cat, has been missing since last Thursday evening and her owners are desperate for her safe return. She is 18 months old and spayed. More...

Fire crew rescues stuck sheep
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called out to rescue a stranded sheep in a ditch on Monday afternoon (October 8th). Crews were called to Brent Street, Brent Knoll at just after 4pm where the animal was stuck. The fire service received a call to a sheep trapped. More...

47-year-old bottle washes up
A 47 year-old washing-up bottle has been washed up on Brean beach in a fresh example of how plastics can take years to decay. Brean beach warden Dave Furber found the Fairy bottle on the tideline during last week’s high tides, as pictured here. More...

Firms reach tourism awards
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea and Brean tourism businesses have reached the finals of this year's sought-after Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. Holiday Resort Unity are finalists in two categories for 'Holiday Park of the Year' and 'Dog Friendly Business of the Year'. More...

Ofsted praises 'good' school
BRENT Knoll Primary School has been celebrating a positive Ofsted report in recent days. The school was inspected last month by Ofsted's inspectors and the subsequent report continues to grade it as "Good". Head teacher Chris Burman gave his reaction. More...

Half marathon results & photos
OVER 220 athletes and charity runners completed Burnham-On-Sea's annual Half Marathon on Sunday (October 7th) in perfect conditions. The starting gun was fired at 11am at Burnham's BASC Ground to signal the start of the annual 13-mile run. More...

Town band is back in action
TICKETS are on sale for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band's latest concert, which will be held on Sunday 28th October. The band have changed their concert start times at The Princess Theatre from 7.45pm to 7pm following feedback from audiences. More...

Fiery sunset in Burnham
SEAFRONT residents in Burnham-On-Sea were treated this spectacular firey sunset on Sunday evening (October 7th) as milder weather is set to return this week. The Burnham area experienced a wet day on Saturday followed by a chilly by dry day on Sunday. More...

Crews in swift-water exercise
CREW from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue have been taking part in swift water 'rescues' during an intensive two-day training exercise with first responders from across the region. Eight of BARB's volunteers worked alongside Police, fire and other services. More...

Theatre picks re-usable cups
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre has switched to re-usable plastic cups in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment. The theatre is one of several businesses in Burnham-On-Sea working towards achieving the status of a Plastic Free Community. More...

Residents issue call to council
Updated: TWO Burnham-On-Sea residents have this week called on the Town Council to review how it handles grants and its budget-setting process. Alex Turco and Bev Milner Simonds spoke separately during 'public participation time' at the start of the council meeting. More...

Rescued swan to be released
A SWAN is soon to be sent on its way after receiving vital treatment from Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea. Secret World was alerted to the plight of the bird after a member of the public found it distressed and hungry at Portishead Nature Reserve. More...

Burnham wins bloom award
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's entry into the national Britain In Bloom competition are this week celebrating after the town won a coveted silver award. Burnham In Bloom Chairman Dave Perrett received the award from Lady Emma Fellowes at a ceremony. More...

Pier Street car park top earner
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Pier Street car park continues to be the most profitable car park in the area, according to figures from Sedgemoor District Council. A report published by Sedgemoor District Council shows the authority earned £1.1m in gross income. More...

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