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Parking charges frozen in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's parking charges will not be going up over the coming year as a 'freeze' comes into effect, it has been confirmed this week. More...

Tories unveil local candidates
SOMERSET Conservatives have announced their candidates who will contest seats in the Burnham-On-Sea area in May's County Council elections. Peter Burridge Clayton, John Woodman, Bob Filmer and Mark Healey will run in the Burnham area. More...

Photos: Spring boost for town
BRIGHT Spring sunshine brought visitors into Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. The beach and seafront were busy as people enjoyed the weather, boosting sales of ice cream at shops along The Esplanade. Burnham's local weather station recorded 17.1°C. More...

Video: Land yachters in action
DOZENS of the UK's top sand yachting enthusiasts were in action on Brean beach over the weekend for the British Land Yachting Championships. The two-day National Land Yacht Regatta, organised by Brean Land Yacht Club, started on Saturday. More...

Chamber to hold meeting
BURNHAM-On-Sea Chamber of Trade is set to hold a business meeting on Tuesday (March 28th) when a host of topical subjects will be discussed. The event will be held at 7pm in The Princess Theatre & Arts Centre in Burnham's Princess Street. More...

Leisure shop closes down
A TOWN centre shop in Burnham-On-Sea has closed down this weekend after what the firm called "disappointing sales." The High Street walking and camping supplies shop — called 'A Walking Company' — shut for the final time on Saturday (March 25th)
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Red Nose Day fun in Burnham!
RED Nose Day was marked in the Burnham-On-Sea area with a day of colourful fundraising on Friday (March 24th). Hundreds of local people of all ages got into a fundraising spirit to help the BBC's Comic Relief by joining a wide range of activities to raise a smile. More...

£4,000 of Tesco cash available
COMMUNITY projects in Burnham-On-Sea could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out of its scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, raised from the 5p bag levy. More...

Are you registered to vote?
WITH local elections for Somerset County Council taking place in just a few weeks, voters in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, which will be Thursday 4th May. More...

Grant boost for new cycle path
A PROPOSED new cycle path between Brean Down and Weston Pier has been given a financial boost. The eight-mile traffic-free cycle and walking route called the Brean Way is due to open in May, as first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com. More...

Carnival queen search begins
THE annual search for Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen and Princesses has begun this week. Youngsters in the Burnham-On-Sea area have just a few weeks to enter this year's contest to become the Carnival Queen or a Princess ahead of a pageant
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Festival and park win awards
THE teams behind Brean Leisure Park and Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival are celebrating after winning top awards at the Sedgemoor Business Awards last night (Thursday). Brean Leisure Park won two awards and the Food Festival one. More...

NatWest to shut in Burnham
Updated: BURNHAM-On-Sea's NatWest branch is to shut down this autumn, it has been announced in a new blow to the town centre. The branch, at the junction of Regent Street and Victoria Street, will close for the final time on October 10th. More...

Railway history items unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group has held a special unveiling event this week to mark several historic artefacts being installed around the site of the former Somerset & Dorset Railway line into the town. Thursday's event was held on Burnham's Town Green. More...

Mayor impressed at exhibition
TALENTED pupils at Highbridge's King Alfred School displayed a wide range of innovative ideas during a special Product Design Exhibition this week. The work of 100 students went on display at the exhibition, which was visited on Thursday evening by dignitaries. More...

'Drink driver' appears in court
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man was more than double the drink drive limit when he crashed into a tree killing one of his friends and leaving the other with life-changing injuries, a court has heard this week. The court was told that Lee Stoodley was behind the wheel. More...

Annie Jr underway in Burnham
MARK Youth Theatre is performing the classic tale of Annie Junior at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre and Arts Centre this week. Annie is a plucky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on a doorstep. More...

Seafront amusements revamp
A BURNHAM-On-Sea seafront amusement arcade has been given a new name and look this week. Sunspot Amusements on The North Esplanade has been renamed The Fabulous Showboat in a nationwide rebranding by its owner Cashino. More...

MP's shock at London terrorism
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has paid tribute to those who died in yesterday's terrorism attack in Westminster and called the incident "an attack against our freedom." James Heappey was in the House of Commons at the time of the attack and his staff saw the incident unfold
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Outgoing Town Clerk thanked
DOZENS of people have attended a special function this week to mark the retirement of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's Town Clerk. Denise Emery is retiring at the end of this month after 15 years at the Town Council. New clerk Tatiana Cant takes on the role. More...

Grazier sought at Brean Down
CONSERVATIONISTS are searching for a new grazier to help them with conservation work along Brean Down. The National Trust owns the 65-hectare site which is at the furthest tip of the Mendip Hills and overlooks Somerset's coastline. More...

54th half-marathon completed
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner jetted off to America to take part in the New York half marathon at the weekend. Jason Vickers, who works at Burnham's Tesco supermarket, has raised over £23,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society since he started running. More...

Scrub cleared at Berrow
OVER 20 volunteers from Bristol University Conservation Group have been working at Berrow Dunes Local Nature Reserve to clear it up. The volunteers undertook sea-buckthorn scrub clearance and shrub planting. Berrow Dunes is a conservation area. More...

Last chance to join rock school
YOUNG, aspiring musicians in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be able to fine-tune their expertise during two rock school events this year. Peter Gill, a professional musician, producer and tutor, has been running his rock schools for the last ten years. More...

MP caught up in terror attack
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP was among those caught up in a terrorism attack which saw a police officer stabbed to death and three others killed in Westminster on Wednesday. The Palace of Westminster was placed under a state of lockdown following the incident. More...

Burnham set for bloom bid
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set to enter the annual Britain In Bloom contest this year for the first time in six years. Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Dave Perrett, Chairman of Burnham in Bloom, said this week that the town will enter the South West in Bloom contest. More...

Cake maker scoops gold award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cake artist has won a gold award at a prestigious baking competition. Dusica Roberts, who runs Burnham-On-Sea's DusiCake Boutique, entered the Spring Cake International 2017 show this week held at Birmingham's NEC. More...

Lib Dems announce candidates
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates this week for the forthcoming Somerset County Council elections on Thursday 4th May. Mike Murphy, a former Mayor, and John Parkes will stand for the party. More...

New Highbridge flats rejected
PROPOSALS to convert a group of offices in Highbridge town centre into flats have been turned down by town councillors this week. Members of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council's Planning Applications Committee considered the plans. More...

Flats plan for shop opposed
TOWN councillors have this week rejected plans for a hardware shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre to be turned into a development of six flats. Salways Hardware in Regent Street formally shut down at the end of 2015 and could be turned into six new flats
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Two kittens dumped in a bag
TWO young kittens who were rescued by the RSPCA's carers in Brent Knoll after being found heartlessly dumped in zipped-up bag that had been left in a shopping trolley have got a loving new home. The kittens, named Scott and Ann by the RSPCA team, have been helped. More...

Nathan wins Pride youth award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea swimming coach has been handed a Pride of Somerset Youth Award for his work in promoting the sport in the local community. Nathan Clarke, 18, from Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club was nominated for his work with the club's swimmers. More...

'Sinister' plan to remove hedge
PROPOSALS to remove 250 metres of hedging alongside Burnham-On-Sea's Love Lane have been described as 'sinister' during a town council debate this week. At their meeting on Monday, members of the Planning Applications Committee considered a plan. More...

Halt Hinkley C, calls UN group
A UNITED Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project. It says the UK has failed to meet obligations. More...

Rebels ready for new season
WITH the Somerset Rebels having officially 'raised the curtain' on their 2017 season with a Practice day, attention now turns to the first on-track action of the season at the Oaktree Arena - the highly prestigious Premiership Pairs Championship on 31st March.
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Art to go on show in Burnham
THE unique outdoor artwork of local artist Nancy Farmer will go on show at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre from Tuesday 28th March until Saturday 8th April. For the last three years Nancy has been regularly swimming outside and making drawings of her experiences
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Teens pedal for African kids
FOUR fundraising teenagers - Amber Randall, Sophie Brady, Tilly Randall and Lilly Keeley-Watts - from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge cycled 50 miles across Somerset on Sunday (19th March) to raise over £1,300 for a charity helping African children. More...

Burnham care firm praised
A HOME health care service in Burnham-On-Sea has been praised in a new report by national inspectors. Neighbourhood Care, based in Burnham's Victoria Street, has been given a glowing report by the UK's health care regulator CQC (the Care Quality Commission)
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Photos: Hillview awards night
MORE than 100 members and supporters of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club attended the group's annual presentation night on Saturday (March 18th). Hillview Chairman Duncan Britton and founder Mary Nicholson handed out awards and certificates
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MP speaks out on referendum
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey says the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has "massively misjudged the mood of the Scottish people" in calling for a fresh independence referendum. Mr Heappey has spoken out this week after the SNP's call for the new vote
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Town arts festival: final results
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has all the results for every class at the 2017 Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Hundreds of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards are competing for top honours at the 70th annual festival which is currently underway
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'Stripe night' raises £1,200
OVER 140 people headed to a special 'stripe-themed' fundraising evening for the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital on Saturday (March 18th). Visitors were invited to wear striped clothing for the unique themed evening at the Oaktree Arena
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Town author unveils new book
BURNHAM-On-Sea author Ann Poole has published her first book, a collection of beach-themed children's stories. Ann, from South Street in Burnham, first began writing the book when her grandson Jack was a young boy and she's delighted with the final result. More...

Kian celebrates medal success
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youngster is celebrating achieving a top medal at the national gymnastics championships. Kian Hawkes is a Year 6 student at St Andrew's Junior School in Burnham-On-Sea and a member of Highbridge's Monarchs Gymnastics Club
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Mobility scooter checks offered
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop is holding a special event this Tuesday (March 21st) for mobility scooter users to get a free check up. Burnham Mobility in Victoria Stret is holding the mobility health check event from 10am-3pm outside the Royal British Legion
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Flats planned to replace shop
A HARDWARE shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre could soon be turned into a new development of flats if a planning application gets approved. Salways Hardware in Regent Street formally shut down at the end of 2015 after 100 years of business
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Photos: Irish night held in town
OVER 100 people attended a fundraising night in Burnham-On-Sea to mark St Patrick's Day on Friday evening (March 17th). The successful event was held at Burnham-On-Sea's Lakeside Holiday Park and featured a race evening, disco, Irish bingo and games. More...

Lynx helicopters in final fly-by
SOMERSET residents had a final chance to say goodbye to a soon-to-be retired Royal Navy helicopter on Friday (March 17th) which has been a familiar sight in the skies over the Burnham-On-Sea area to mark the official decommissioning. More...

BARB given boost by town firm
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Higos Insurance Services has backed a voluntary search and rescue service in the town with a donation towards a new noticeboard. BARB Search & Rescue is an independent charity run by more than 20 volunteers who are on-call 24/7. More...

New comic festival is planned
A NEW comic-themed festival looks set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this summer. The first ever 'BOS Comic Convention' is being planned in Burnham for the final weekend of August. Organiser Jade Parkes talked about the plans this week. More...

Crews called to chimney blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a chimney blaze on Thursday evening (March 16th). Crews were called to West Close in the village of Mark shortly before 8pm to reports of a chimney fire at a house there. One fire engine from Burnham-On-Sea was sent
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New tidal barrier to be built
THE location of a new tidal barrier to be built in the River Parrett several miles upstream from Burnham-On-Sea has been announced this week. Sedgemoor District Council has identified the site of the new tidal barrier following a period of public consultation. More...

Markets set to stay in High St
BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillors have this week given their backing to monthly farmers markets remaining in the town's High Street. During a meeting on Wednesday, members of the council's Town Projects Committee discussed the future of the markets
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Luke's selected for Team GB
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner has been selected to run for Great Britain at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Luke Prior from Berrow, who is a former pupil of King Alfred School in Highbridge, has been selected to run in the event in Kampala, Uganda. More...

Neighbourhood Plan unveiled
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being asked for their views on a new Neighbourhood Plan which has been published this week, showing how the towns could develop over the coming years. The new draft document has been published this week. More...

Long-running shop set to close
A LONG-running shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre is set to close down. The Wool Sack knitting shop has been in business in College Street for more than 50 years. Its owner, Jean Hooper, has decided to retire. It's the end of an era for the popular business. More...

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