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Firms repair life-saving park kit
A VANDALISED defibrillator is back in place at Highbridge's Apex Park this week, thanks to the help of two local companies. More...

MP praises PM's Brexit plan
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey says the Prime Minister's plan on Brexit will deliver "all the things that were offered in the EU referendum debate." James Heappey spoke out on Thursday (January 19th) after Theresa May's comments earlier in the week. More...

Brave sky dive for charity!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman is planning a sky dive to raise money for a charity in the town that offers counselling and support to people in need. Angie Clarke says: "I will be taking to the skies and embracing my fear of heights by skydiving out of a plane for a great cause." More...

Oxford Uni place for student
A HIGHBRIDGE sixth-form school student has gained a place at prestigious Oxford University. Rory Edwards, a King Alfred School sixth form graduate, has been accepted into the university and will start at St Edmund Hall from the autumn where he will be reading Physics. More...

Brent Knoll wassail tomorrow
CIDER lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be able to wish good health on apple crops for the coming year during Brent Knoll's wassailing event on Saturday (January 21st). The centuries-old tradition of wassailing will take place at events across the area. More...

Post office open after upgrade
BURNHAM-On-Sea's new-look Post Office opened on Thursday as it became a new main branch with longer opening hours and a brand new convenience store. The new-look branch in Burnham's Victoria Street now offers a wide range of extra post office services. More...

Burnham patisserie to open
A NEW shop selling Italian coffee, ice cream and patisserie items is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre. Treats is scheduled to open soon with a wide range of freshly-made produce to suit all tastes. The High Street premises is currently being fitted out.

'Fewer road potholes' pledged
FEWER potholes in roads in the Burnham-On-Sea are one of the goals of a new multi-million pound highways contract in Somerset which was signed on Wednesday (January 18th). Somerset County Council and Skanska have agreed a deal for highways maintenance.

Louise's slimming success
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman has lost over five stone in weight by taking part in Slimming World sessions in the town. Louise joined the weekly Thursday sessions of Slimming World, held at Burnham Infant School, in January 2015 and achieved her target in 75 weeks.

Car blaze at M5 services
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews rushed to Sedgemoor Services on Wednesday (January 18th) to tackle a car blaze. Crews were called to the southound services between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston at 12.25pm where the car was fully alight. More...

Arrest for 'money laundering'
A 64 year-old Burnham-On-Sea man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in the town. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), working in partnership with Police. More...

Damaged beach roadway shut
BERROW beach's car park entrance has been closed this week after stormy tides at the weekend damaged part of the concrete roadway. Sedgemoor District Council, which oversees the beach car park, shut the entrance at the weekend following the high tides.

Grants fund shake-up planned
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Council is considering 'sub-contracting' the provision of local grants to a third-party group, Somerset Community Foundation. Town Council Clerk Denise Emery said at Monday's Policy and Finance Committee meeting. More...

Fire in Highbridge's Church St
ONE fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was sent to reports of a chimney on fire at a property in Highbridge's Church Street on Tuesday evening (January 17th). On arrival, soon after 8.50pm, crews confirmed the chimney was well alight and got to work extinguishing the fire.

Brean Rally action nears
100 drivers from across the UK are gearing up to take part in the 2017 Brean Rally, which is set to return to the village this month. Entries for the South West’s leading stages rally have hit an all-time high in the first two weeks of accepting entries. More...

Pose your questions to police
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be able to put local policing questions to Chief Constable Andy Marsh when he takes part in a live video with Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens on January 24th. She's asking for questions.

4.5% hike in council tax rates
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge face a 4.6% increase in their council tax bills this year following a decision by town councillors on Monday (January 16th). Members of the council's Policy and Finance Committee discussed the council's precept. More...

Dolphin washed up on beach
BEACH walkers found this dead dolphin washed up on the shoreline at Berrow after Monday's high tide (January 16th). Walkers came across the sad sight of the bloodied mammal, pictured here, which had an injury at the front of its body, which was 4.5 to 5ft long.

Monarchs hand out top awards
HIGHBRIDGE-based Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics Club has held its annual presentation evening where awards were handed out to its top young gymnasts. For the first time, the club held its awards at the Oak Tree Arena in Highbridge.

Tidal lagoon plans welcomed
THE prospect of a Bridgwater Bay lagoon being constructed in the sea near Burnham-On-Sea has been welcomed. It comes after plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay to generate power were last week backed by a government-commissioned review
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Town cinema film raises £800
A FUNDRAISING film screening was held in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (January 16th) for charity. Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street held the screening of the award-winnng comedy-drama The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet
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CCTV appeal after pub assault
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with a serious assault at a pub in Highbridge earlier this month. A 20-year-old man was struck in the face with a glass at the Coopers Arms pub in Market Street on 8th January. More...

95% support for new Aldi store
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi says residents in Highbridge have given "overwhelming support" to its plans to build a new store in the town - with over 95% supporting the scheme. The firm plans to build the store between Isleport Road and Bennett Road
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Dog waste plea after clean-up
VOLUNTEERS collected 16 bags of rubbish during a community beach clean in Berrow at the weekend - and have issued a plea to local dog owners to ensure they remove their pet's waste. The event, organised by The Friends of Burnham Beach, saw a group take part. More...

Preview: Aladdin theatre fun
BURNHAM-On-Sea District Pantomime Society is set to perform the classic panto Aladdin in the town's Princess Theatre. The family fun will be held on Friday 27th January at 7.00pm, then Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January at 3.00pm plus other shows. More...

500 attend wassail ceremony
LARGE numbers of spectators flocked to watch traditional wassailing ceremonies in the Burnham-On-Sea area on Saturday night (January 14th). Bitterly cold weather failed to hit attendance levels at the events at Rich's Cider in Watchfield, pictured here. More...

Interested in councillor role?
PEOPLE in the Burnham-On-Sea area who are interested in standing for Somerset County Council’s elections in May are being invited to attend two special events to find out more. They are on 30th January and 1st March from 6pm to 8pm at County Hall in Taunton. More...

Book of town stories unveiled
A NEW book of Burnham-On-Sea themed stories has been published by a local author. Jane Lee has published with seven short fiction stories, all of whcih are set in Burnham-On-Sea. Jane says the book features several local stories including a yard sale and seafront encounter. More...

Care home to unveil revamp
BURNHAM Nursing and Care home will be opening its doors to the public later this month to showcase its newly-refurbished second floor which will soon be taking new residents. The residential floor will feature seventeen luxury bedrooms with en-suite
s. More...

Victoria revamp is approved
PROPOSALS for a major refurbishment of a town centre hotel in Burnham-On-Sea have been given support by town councillors this week. The plans for the Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street were considered at a council meeting on Monday (January 9th) by councillors. More...

Events meeting to be held
EVENTS organisers in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be meeting together on Tuesday January 31st to try and avoid diary clashes. A joint meeting is being planned for those involved in holding events in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge during this year
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