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after bike crash
A BUSY Burnham-On-Sea road was closed today (Saturday) following
a crash involving a bike and a car. More...
returns to seafront
POPULAR tourist attraction has returned to Burnham-On-Sea seafront
this week for the start of the holiday season. Ivan Holland is
running a land train service on The North Esplanade, starting
outside the town's seafront Bay View Cafe, as pictured here. More...
boost for lighthouse trail
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's upcoming lighthouse trail have
this week been handed a boost by Somerset County Council. Burnham
county councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton has presented a cheque
for £400 to HABA towards their costs of running the event.
Day Folkfest fundraiser
organisers of Burnham's FolkFest will be holding their traditional
Easter Sunday fundraising music marathon this weekend. The event
- which this year will be held at Burnham's Princess Theatre -
will see live music from 2pm throughout the afternoon until 11pm.
locked in car is rescued
crews have rescued a two-year-old boy who became stranded in a
locked vehicle in a Burnham-On-Sea car park on Friday. Firefighters
were called to Burnham's Tesco store in Love Lane just before
1pm after the parents of the boy reported he was locked. More...
event groups gather
of the groups who are taking part in a historical re-enactment
event in Highbridge this summer are meeting at the Oaktree Arena
this weekend to plan the event. The summer event - called A Walk
Through History - will be held on 24th and 25th August. More...
Friday marked with walk
than 60 people took to the streets of Burnham-On-Sea today during
a special walk to mark Good Friday. Churchgoers from local churches
around Burnham met together for a short service, held at the Catholic
Church in Highbridge Road. More...
fights cancer with Kung Fu
11-year-old Joe Laoutaris from Burnham-On-Sea is failing to let
cancer get in the way of his love of kung fu. The King Alfred
School student, who was last year diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma
Tumour, a type of bone cancer, is continuing his hobby. More...
sparks Brean fire
firefighters were called to tackle a small blaze in Brean on Thursday
evening (April 17th). One fire appliance was sent to Brean Cove
after a discarded barbecue set caused several waste bins to burst
into flames in the car park. More...
court gets refurbished
outdoor sports court at Burnham-On-Sea's youth centre has been
refurbished by members of the town's Dreamscheme this week. The
youngsters gave the facilities in Cassis Close, Burnham a fresh
link of paint and a clean-up during Wednesday (April 16th). More...
blaze shuts M5 motorway
faced long delays on the M5 motorway on Thursday (April 17th)
after it was closed for several hours following a car blaze between
junctions 24 and 25. Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and other
stations tackled the blaze. More...
praised in awards
THE quality of beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea
area has this week been praised in a new nationwide survey. Beaches
at Burnham, Berrow and Brean have all been recognised in the Marine
Conservation Society's 2014 Good Beach Guide. More...
unveiled to mark twinning
NEW tree has this week been unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary
of Burnham-On-Sea being twinned with Fritzlar in Germany. A group
of 30 visitors from the German town, who are visiting Burnham,
watched the tree unveiling in the Manor Gardens on Wednesday.
miss school places
of parents starting their children's education this September
have this week been told they have missed out on their first choice
primary school although 97% of parents have got one of
their top three choices. Admission figures released on Wednesday.
farce set to open
HILARIOUS comedy will be peformed by the West Huntspill Players
next week. The farce Dry Rot will be performed at the Balliol
Hall from April 24th to April 26th at 7.45pm each night. The funny
goings-on in an old hotel with dry rot are at the centre of the
RNLI fundraisers have been recognised by being presented with
certificates of appreciation during a supporters meeting this
week. Supporters and fundraisers gathered together at a special
open meeting in Burnham's Community Centre. More...
for saving my life'
A JOGGER who collapsed on a roadside
near Highbridge after suffering a cardiac arrest has this week
thanked the fire and ambulance crews who saved his life. As first
reported here in February, two off-duty firefighters saw him collapse.
District Council's legal bid to get a group of travellers moved
from Burnham's seafront lawns has resulted in them moving a few
hundred metres to another area of the town's Esplanade. On Tuesday,
two of the travellers' caravans moved from the lawns. More...
chance to enter contest
Burnham-On-Sea shoppers are able to win a cash prize by taking
part in an Easter-themed competition to find unusual items hidden
in shop windows across the town. Organised by the Chamber Of Trade,
the contest is currently underway. More...
flood cash welcomed
Conservative parliamentary candidate has this week welcomed the
government's announcement that extra money will be available to
Somerset farmers hit by recent flooding. James Heappey welcomed
Tuesday's announcement. More...
Internet advice on offer
Internet advice sessions are to be held at Burnham-On-Sea's Octopus
Children's Centre later this month. Sedgemoor Digital Link is
arranging the free-of-charge sessions for local people to run
every Wednesday from April 30th from 1pm-3pm. More...
Easter Day procession
of Burnham-On-Sea Community Church will be celebrating Easter
Day with a procession along the town's seafront on Sunday morning
(April 20th). The church's morning celebration will be preceded
by a walk with the cross from The Pavilion. More...
burglary at shop
THE front door of a Berrow hairdresser's
shop was attacked during an attempted burglary during the weekend.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident at Unwind Hair
and Beauty in Berrow Road, which occurred overnight. More...
backs rail heritage project
MP has this week given her backing to a unique project celebrating
the town's railway heritage. Tessa Munt was in Burnham on Monday
to visit the team behind the Buffer Stop Memorial Project. The
project hopes to install a set of buffers. More...
staff celebrate first year
at Burnham-On-Sea's Costa Coffee store have celebrated its first
anniversary this week with a colouful charity fundraiser! The
team dressed up as Smurfs to raise hundreds of pounds for the
National Autistic Society while marking the store's busy first
saved in race against tide
THIS car stranded in the sea at Brean
was rescued by the beach warden on Sunday night after a race against
time and tide. The owners of the Vauxhall Tigra had gone for a
walk along Brean Down mid-afternoon and left their car on the
for Civic Award nominees
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 at the Civic Service. More...
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