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Beach dog ban could be lifted
A BAN on dogs on Burnham-On-Sea's main beach could be lifted over the winter months if new proposals from Sedgemoor District Council get the go-ahead. More...

New base for carnival club
FINAL work is underway to complete this year's carnival float at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club in time for the start of the carnival season in less than three weeks time. The club's space-themed entry is called 'Reach 4 The Stars' featuring giant planets. More...

Dog injured by fishing hook
A WARNING has been issued to Burnham-On-Sea dog owners this week after a pet had to have a fishing hook removed from its mouth after picking it up on the town's beach. Sian Vowles was walking her 11 year-old collie, Misty, along the sand on Wednesday. More...

Mayor visits Highbridge school
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and Mayoress made a special visit to a school in the town this week. Cllrs Michaeal and Maria Clarke visited Churchfield School on Wednesday morning to announce the school council representatives
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Food Fest returns tomorrow
THE Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival returns to the town centre this Saturday (October 22nd) with a great line-up of entertainment, competitions and the best food and drink producers from across Somerset. The ninth festival opens at 9am. More...

Cider festival opens tonight
BURNHAM-On-Sea will be hosting a Cider Festival this weekend with three days of live music and local brews on offer. The festival takes place from Friday to Sunday October at The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street coinciding with the Food Festival. More...

Town bus service set to end
BUS users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been dealt a fresh blow this week with the news that temporary support for three former Webberbus routes is unlikely to be extended when it runs out in December. Emergency funding will be ending. More...

Beach ramp work underway
WORK is underway this week to repair a storm-damaged walkway onto Burnham-On-Sea's beach for disabled users. The concrete ramp next to Burnham's Pavilion is intended to enable disabled beach visitors to access the beach using wheelchairs and scooters. More...

Health Fund bids encouraged
GROUPS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for local health projects. Sedgemoor District Council is inviting applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available. More...

Start voting for Apex Park
HIGHBRIDGE'S Apex Park has been nominated for a top national award. Sedgemoor District Council has nominated the popular wildlife park as 'best park' as part of the 2016 'Fields in Trust' awards. Voting opened online on Thursday 20th October) at 9am. More...

Fundraiser for childrens group
A FUNDRAISING evening is set to be held in East Huntspill this Saturday for a local group that helps children in the local area with special needs. The Sensational Kids fundraiser will be held at East Huntspill Village Hall on Saturday (22nd October). More...

Pool expansion plan approved
PLANS for a new £300,000 second swimming pool and expanded facilities at Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports Academy have been given a final go-ahead by the district council this week. The proposals for a new pool, sauna, two new fitness studios and a spa. More...

Bev short-listed for top award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food Festival organiser is in the running to be named retail market champion. Beverley Milner Simonds, director of the Burnham Food and Drink Festival, has been shortlisted for 'retail market champion' at The Great British High Street Awards. More...

Half-term fun comes to theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be hosting a superb piece of theatre for the whole family during the school half-term holidays next week. 'The Owl and the Pussycat – Adventures in a Pea Green Boat' will be performed on Thursday 27th October at 2pm. More...

Video: Seafront gets pounding
STRONG onshore winds whipped up big waves that pounded Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Tuesday (October 18th). The highest tides of the year combined with gusty westerly winds saw plumes of spray shooting over the sea wall, as pictured here. More...

Town firm 'highly commended'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea firm has been highly commended at a finance industry award ceremony in London. Positive Wealth Creation in Victoria Street was shortlisted for the Moneyage Financial Adviser of Year award for Small to Medium firms. More...

MP visits Burnham lifeboat
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has visited the town’s lifeboat station to meet RNLI crewmembers and to see the station’s new D Class lifeboat. "We are so fortunate to be protected by this amazing crew at Burnham’s RNLI station," said Mr Heappey. More...

Family speaks out on inquest
THE family of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager - who committed suicide just two hours after being visited by community psychiatric nurses - say they 'hope and pray' that changes to treatment for mental health patients will prevent further tragedies. More...

Stunning rainbow impresses
SEAFRONT walkers were treated to the sight of this spectacular rainbow appeared in the skies over Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (October 17th). Bright sunshine and rain showers provided perfect conditions for the colourful formation pictured here
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Brave Tim ready for sky dive
A BRAVE Highbridge resident is set to ignore his fear of height by taking part in a 15,000ft skydive for charity. Tim Daniel from Highbridge will jump out of a plane this Saturday to raise awareness and funds for Fibromyalgia Heart of Somerset Support Group. More...

Sir Vince visits Burnham area
SIR Vince Cable was one of the special guests lining up to talk community energy and energy storage near Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. As part of Green Wedmore’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the team joined with Wedmore Community Power Co-Op
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Emotional exhibition opens
AN emotional and hard-hitting exhibition is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this week, highlighting the issue of child abuse. The Wall Of Silence exhibition, which is touring the UK, features poems and stories from victims and survivors of abuse
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Group strides out for charity
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Gateway Club took part in a sponsored walk around Highbridge's Apex Park at the weekend. Over a dozen members strode out twice around the park's lakes to raise funds for the charity during the annual event
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B&M's mixed impact on town
THE opening of B&M in Burnham-On-Sea has led to mixed impacts on trade in town centre shops. The new B&M store opened last month in Pier Street and there has been concern that the business of nearby shops may be hit. Several firms say trade is down
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Fun art exhibition opens
A BERROW artist's unique take on the world of art is set to go on display this month when he holds an exhibition in Burnham-On-Sea. Malcolm Dormer's colourful animal artwork will go on show at The Princess Theatre's Art Cafe from Tuesday 18th October. More...

RNLI ball raises over £4,000
OVER £4,000 was raised when 300 lifeboat supporters and crew flocked to the Batch Country Hotel at Lympsham on Saturday for a night of fundraising entertainment at the 2016 Burnham-On-Sea RNLI ball. The evening began with a short presentation
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Apprentice star heads to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival returns to the town centre this coming Saturday (October 22nd) and will include a top line-up of chefs including Apprentice star Alana Spencer. The ninth festival will feature stalls from over 100 local food and drink producers. More...

Charity bag pack raises £550
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer support charity in an effort to support a family member fighting the disease. Michelle Haines and supporters held a bag pack on Sunday (16th October) at Tesco's Burnham store
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Players bring comedy to stage
WEST Huntspill Players are ready to bring the 1950s comedy 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' to the stage this month. The award-winning group is performing the play at the Balliol Hall from Wednesday October 26th - October 29th with performances at 7.45pm
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Police called to car in ditch
POLICE were called to this car in a ditch at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday night (October 14th). The estate car left the road in Harp Road between the villages of Brent Knoll and Mark. The car was recovered to ensure no-one was inside
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Ladies night raises £3,500
A TOTAL of £3,500 was raised when dozens of people attended a ladies night in Brean on Friday evening (October 14th) in aid of a breast cancer support charity. Breast Cancer Now - formerly known as Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer - held the event at Dickies Bar. More...

Phone boxes to be removed
SCORES of iconic phone boxes look set to be removed in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area due to a lack of use, it's been announced this week. 44 of the lowest-used payphones across Sedgemoor have been earmarked for removal by British Telecom
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Halloween campaign launches
BURNHAM Police have this week launched a new campaign to prevent anti-social behaviour at Halloween and on bonfire night. Posters have been distributed in town centre shops, promoting that traders won't be selling eggs, flour or fireworks to under 18s. More...

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