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Burnham flats scheme rejected
PROPOSALS for a hardware shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre to be turned into a new development of flats have been rejected by Sedgemoor District Council this week. More...

Hedgehog rescued by carers
WILDLIFE experts from the Burnham-On-Sea area have been caring for this tiny hedgehog who was found in a carrier bag where he'd crawled in to get some rest. The hedgehog, named Smoky, was found underweight at Weston-super-Mare Fire Station.

Plea issued over litter problem
VISIRORS to Burnham-On-Sea's youth centre are being urged not to drop litter around the facilities amid an upsurge in discarded rubbish. These were the scenes at the BAY Centre in Cassis Close this week where a wide range of litter has been left.

Blood pressure checks today
BURNHAM-On-Sea Rotary Club and The Stroke Association are joining forces today to help raise awareness of one of the biggest risk factors for stroke: high blood pressure. They are inviting residents in Burnham to take a moment to have a blood pressure test.

Hundreds of bikes heading in
HUNDREDS of Harley Davidson motorbikes will be heading onto Burnham-On-Sea seafront on Sunday (April 30th) during a fundraising rally. A parade of bikes will be headed by the flags of all participants and will arrive in Burnham-On-Sea around 11.30pm.

Choral society concert tonight
TICKETS are on sale for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society's Spring Concert which is set to be held on Saturday 29th April. The popular annual concert will take place in St John's Church, Highbridge. The choir is celebrating European music
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Brent Knoll run hailed success
DOZENS of youngsters have taken part in an annual Spring-time run to the top of Brent Knoll and back. The event is held each spring from outside the village's primary school and this year's run was started by Cllr Bob Filmer and Head teacher Chris Burman. More...

Beach jellyfish warning issued
BEACH users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have this week been warned to watch out for jellyfish along tide lines. Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting to paddlers and swimmers, have been washed up along local beaches. More...

African charity shop to open
A FORMER town centre leisure shop in Burnham-On-Sea is set to become home to a charity. The High Street walking and camping supplies shop — called 'A Walking Company' — shut in March, and is to be replaced by a charity shop for Educate The Kids. More...

Lorry visits school road lesson
ROAD safety was in the spotlight at Berrow School when a special safety awareness day was held. The pupils were visited by a large lorry to illustrate road safety and explain the dangers to the children. The event was part of a national safety training programme. More...

Festival is up for 'small award'
A SMALL business from Burnham-On-Sea which stages five free to attend food and drink festivals across the region each year has been named among the shortlisted finalists in the UK's inaugural 'Small Awards' which recognise the achievements of small firms. More...

Town school wins swim gala
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrew's School has made a big splash by winning the Sedgemoor Schools Primary Swimming Gala this week. The eighth annual event, which took place at Burnham Swim & Sports Academy on Thursday (April 27th) was well supported. More...

Appeal after man is assaulted
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following an assault in Burnham-On-Sea town centre at the weekend in which a man was injured and robbed. The victim, aged in his 20s, was attacked as he walked along South Street towards the High Street. More...

Video: Aerial view of fireworks
A BURNHAM-On-Sea drone enthusiast shot this spectacular aerial video footage of a fireworks display in Brean at the weekend. Piotr Pawlik used a TDJI Phantom 4 drone flying high above the village to record the sparkling display at Brean Leisure Park. More...

New Highbridge store planned
NEW plans to build a new convenience store in Highbridge have been unveiled this week by a local property developer. Westcountry Projects Ltd is seeking full planning permission to build a store on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road. More...

Footfall camera data revealed
FOOTFALL cameras installed a year ago in Burnham-On-Sea town centre are revealing the busiest and quietest times of the year. The footfall monitors were installed in April 2016 at two locations in the High Street - on The Railway pub and at the YMCA
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Burnham butterfly trail starts
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea town centre are being challenged to find 12 butterflies hidden in shop windows as part of a unique competition. Fibromyalgia Heart of Support Somerset Support Group has organised the shop window contest as part of an awareness campaign. More...

Beer festival opens tomorrow
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Beer Festival will make a return to the town this month. Now in its sixth year, it will be hosted by The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street from Friday 28th April through the May Bank Holiday weekend when entry is free and all are welcome
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Burnham night club to re-open
A NIGHT club in Burnham-On-Sea town centre is set to re-open with its new owners hoping to open until 4am. The new owners of Skye Bar in the High Street have applied to Sedgemoor District Council for a premises licence with late night opening hours. More...

UKIP quits General Election bid
UKIP has decided not to field a candidate in the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham-On-Sea - at the General Election on 8th June. Helen Hims, who stood for UKIP in the constituency in the 2015 General Election, made the announcement.

Mayor calls for shelter revamp
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has this week vowed to ensure that 'dilapidated' seafront shelters on the town's South Esplanade are refurbished. Cllr Michael Clarke spoke out at the annual Town Council meeting, held on Tuesday evening (April 25th).

Annual council meeting held
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea groups gave an update on their council-funded projects during the annual Town Council meeting this week. The event was held on Tuesday evening (April 25th) in Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre, led by the town's Mayor.

Funding crisis hits Sea Cadets
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's long-running Sea Cadets unit is under threat due to a funding crisis prompted by the loss of a major sponsor, it has emerged this week. Carol Roberts, Chairwoman of the group, attended a meeting of the Town Council
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Marathon in father's memory
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman has completed the London Marathon in memory of her father, raising thousands of pounds for a charity close to her heart. Charlotte Campbell from Burnham-On-Sea completed the London Marathon on Sunday, boosting a charity.

Brean Down springs into colour
SPRING has sprung on Brean Down where a blanket of yellow flowers has appeared. Thousands of Cowslips are growing on the south-facing slopes of the Down, as pictured here. The National Trust says the mild start to Spring has helped their growth.

Village comedy play opens
TICKETS are on sale for West Huntspill Players' performance of the black comedy 'Arsenic and Old Lace'. The show will be performed at the Balliol Hall in the West Huntspill from Wednesday April 26th to Saturday April 29th with the curtain up at 7.45pm.

'Vandals won't stop crosses'
BRENT Knoll's Easter crosses will be repaired and replaced in time for next Easter despite being vandalised at the weekend in an attack that has left local residents 'sickened'. A group of vandals damaged and pulled down the three crosses on top of Brent Knoll. More...

Love Lane shuts for a month
WESSEX Water is closing Love Lane in Burnham-On-Sea for a further month from today (Monday) as work to lay new sewer pipes under the road re-starts. The closure was lifted along the road for three weeks during Easter to keep traffic moving. More...

Beach mud rescue exercise
CREWS from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguard took part in a major joint training session on Sunday (April 23rd) to rehearse a beach mud rescue at Berrow. The mud rescue exercise took place ahead of the start of the tourist season.

UKIP in buoyant election mood
UKIP's candidates in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are in buoyant mood ahead of May's County Council election. The party's Lorna Corke and Brian Hobbs say they are getting lots of positive local support on doorsteps in the two towns.

Triathlon attracts 285 runners
DOZENS of athletes from across the region converged on Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (April 23rd) for the town's annual Spring Triathlon. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Swim and Sports Academy, the Super Sprint Triathlon and Junior Triathlon was held in mild weather.

Video: St George's Day parade
THERE were patriotic scenes in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (April 23rd) when a parade was held to mark St George's Day. Over 30 people took part in the procession along the High Street, watched by flag-waving spectators along the pavements.

Vandals attack Easter crosses
BRENT Knoll's Easter crosses have been vandalised in an attack that has left local residents 'sickened'. A group of vandals damaged and pulled down the three crosses on top of the Knoll late on Friday night. Colin Burt, one of the organisers spoke out. More...

Sea Dogs Festival draws crowd
HUNDREDS of dog lovers headed to Burnham-On-Sea's Sea Dogs Festival on Saturday (22nd April). The event - which was held for a second year - took place on the beach alongside the South Esplanade. Alongside a popular fun dog show were demonstrations
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New carnival queen crowned
MELISSA Fear, 17, was crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen during a special ceremony in the town on Friday night (April 21st). The annual Carnival Queen and Princess Pageant evening took place at Burnham's Princess Theatre
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Burnham artist displays work
A COLOURFUL exhibition of paintings by a local artist was underway in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. Alan Ward held his annual display in Burnham's Community Centre in Berrow Road on both Saturday and Sunday when members of the public were welcome.

Town gets holiday trade boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea has been given a financial boost with a busy start to the tourist season, helped by good weather over the Easter holidays. Many accommodation providers and attractions reported a busy period, with large numbers of visitors heading in
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Town Council poll date named
AN ELECTION is to take place in Burnham-On-Sea on June 8th to fill a vacancy for a town councillor. There is a vacant seat on Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council in the Burnham South Ward following this month's resignation of Cllr Paul Young.

Hinkley C project in pay row
A CONSULTATIVE ballot on possible industrial action by Hinkley C power station workers is to be held by the Unite and GMB unions. They claim contractors failed to pay a predicted bonus and warned industrial action could lead to "expensive" delays at the plant
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20th year of concerts to start
BURNHAM-On-Sea's new season of outdoor concerts will get underway with Party In The Park on May 7th. The organisers at CADS, the Burnham and Highbridge Cultural Arts and Development Society, say this year marks the group's 20th season.

Town artists to display work
THREE artists from Burnham-On-Sea are set to display their colourful work during a regional art festival. Sue Hammond-Lovatt, Magaret Micklewright and Cora Stock will be showing their latest work during North Somerset Art Week. The artists are well known. More...

Third burglary at Boots store
BURGLARS smashed their way into Burnham-On-Sea's Boots chemist store on Easter Sunday during the THIRD raid in just 12 days. The glass doors at the entrance to the store were smashed in Burnham High Street in the early hours of Easter morning. More...

Election candidates announced
THE candidates standing in the local divisions of Somerset County Council within the Burnham-On-Sea area have been announced. The elections are being held on the 4th May 2017 when voters across the area will be able to go to the polls to pick their choices.

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