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from fun park ride
TEENAGER was rescued by fire and ambulance crews after getting
trapped on a rollercoaster ride in Brean last night (Sunday).
help lost beach walker
Coastguards and two lifeboats were called to Berrow on Sunday
evening (August 30th) to help a beach walker who had become disorientated
by the high tide. The lady had become disorientated on Berrow
there! Pirate fun in town
PIRATE-themed family fun day drew dozens of families to Burnham-On-Sea
beach on Saturday (August 29th). The family event was held on
the town's beach south of the jetty and saw a number of pirate-themed
games, workshops, water games and giant bubbles. More...
photos: Berrow church fete
crowds flocked to Berrow Church's annual summer fete on Saturday
(August 29th). An afternoon of dry weather attracted large crowds
to the popular event at St Mary's Church, where entertainment
was held alongside traditional stalls and games. More...
tides warning for area
walkers have been warned to be aware of high tides in Burnham-On-Sea,
Brean and Berrow over the coming days, after several people got
cut-off last night. A series of high tides is due, prompting Coastguards
to warn walkers to take caution. More...
sets water ski record
BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager was celebrating on Saturday (August 29th)
after becoming the youngest ever girl to water ski across the
English Channel. Lauren Bird, 13, completed the 21-mile crossing
on Saturday morning in a time of 54 minutes and six seconds. More...
digs man out of mud
LIFEGUARD dug a stranded man out of the mud after he got stuck
on Burnham-On-Sea's beach on Saturday afternoon (August 29th).
Simon Wresien rushed to free the stranded holidaymaker from a
patch of mud near the jetty at 1pm. More...
look coming to chemist
CHEMIST in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea is set to get a new name
and look next month. The Co-operative Pharmacy branch at 18 Victoria
Street is to be re-launched following a change of ownership
and will re-brand with the new name Well and new look.
trader warning issued
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been reminded to stay
alert to rogue traders after several people in the area were conned
out of thousands of pounds. Devon and Somerset Trading Standards
has received a number of complaints. More...
enjoy Harvest Home
of people took part in a day of traditional festivities at the
annual East Brent Harvest Home on Friday (August 28th). Over 400
people filled the event's show tent to tuck into a hearty meal
and enjoy a day of entertainment. More...
crash in Harp Lane
FIFTH crash in a fortnight at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday (August 27th) has led to renewed calls for urgent
safety improvements. The driver of this vehicle went off the road
and into a ditch while driving along Harp Road. More...
search for missing man
crews from Burnham-On-Sea have been involved in an overnight search
at Brean for a missing person. Coastguards from Burnham and Weston,
plus crewmembers from BARB Search & Rescue, were called out
at 10.30pm on Thursday night. More...
defends bar plan
owner of a proposed new cocktail bar in the centre of Burnham
has defended his plans and vowed to push ahead despite a petition
opposing the proposals from over 70 residents and objections from
the town council. Michael Whitfield is defending the plan. More...
Rail strike to hit local services
STRIKE on First Great Western trains will leave travellers who
use Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station facing more disruption
this weekend. High-speed services through the area will be cut
by the industrial action, says First Great Western. More...
starts family fun weekend
HIGHBRIDGE pub is holding four days of family fun to help raise
funds to improve its facilities. The Globe Inn in Newtown Road
is holding an August Bank Holiday Weekend Family Fun Weekend from
Friday 28th through to Bank Holiday Monday. More...
80, set for 150ft abseil!
BRAVE Burnham-On-Sea pensioner is set to abseil down Clifton Gorge
this weekend to raise funds for the town's carnival club. Mary
Nicholson, 80, helped to set up Hillview Carnival Club 41 years
ago and says she wanted to do something special. More...
rescues girl in rhyne
TEENAGER scooped a seven year-old girl out of a rhyne after she
fell in while riding a bike at a Brean holiday park. Jack Haines,
13, acted quickly to haul young Rosie Appleby out of the water
after she became trapped when her bicycle skidded into the rhyne.
to bar plans grow
TOWN councillors have raised formal
objections over plans to open a new cocktail bar in the centre
of Burnham-On-Sea this week following a petition from over 70
residents. The owner of Unit 2 at Chapel Street, pictured, has
applied for permission. More...
theme for Bake Off
Great Burnham Bake off is set to make a tasty return to the town's
Food Festival this Autumn. The next festival, on Saturday October
31st, will see several new categories being introduced for budding
bakers with a harvest theme this time. More...
Election funding cash revealed
of the huge amounts of money raised to fight the General Election
in the Burnham-On-Sea area has been revealed this week. The town's
MP James Heappey has published the donations he received in the
run-up to May's general election. More...
Club holds 97th tournament
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club has completed its 97th annual
summer tournament this week. This annual combined tournament for
Juniors and Adults is undoubtedly one of the largest sporting
events held in town and is one of the largest in the region. More...
to visit Burnham
FORMER Middle East hostage Terry Waite will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea
in September to discuss his experiences. St Andrews Church
will be welcoming Mr Waite, the Assistant for Anglican Communion
Affairs, on Wednesday evening 9th September. More...
on sale for Folkfest gig
TICKETS have gone on sale for the opening event of this year's
Burnham-On-Sea Folkfest. Coco and the Butterfields will perform
a concert at The Princess Theatre on Friday 4th September to formally
open the weekend-long event in Burnham. More...
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