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New centre's £1.1m jobs boost
Exclusive: A £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge is set to create jobs and boost the town's economy when it opens in early 2015, it has been said this week. More...

Video: Power surge in Burnham
A SERIES of power surges in Burnham-On-Sea caused electrical problems for shops in the town centre on Wednesday (October 29th). Several businesses at the northern end of Burnham's shopping area suffered a series of problems just before 9.30am. More...

Town gig in Charley's memory
A SPECIAL concert will be held on Friday to raise funds for a new charity that is being formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager. Popular 18 year-old Charley Marks passed away last month and Burnham's Ritz Social Club is holding a charity gig. More...

Halloween town events guide
FAMILIES in Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating Halloween with a spooky events. There will be several Halloween Parties for all ages with spooky children’s games, scary train rides, a display, and even a Zombie Walk along the town's seafront. More...

Carnival excitement builds
EXCITEMENT is building for the young members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club as this weekend's start of the carnival season nears. The children have unveiled their jungle-themed costumes, which will be worn on their cart, called Jungle Fever. More...

Dancers in the pink for charity!
YOUNG dancers in Burnham and Highbridge have raised funds for a breast cancer charity by taking part in a special 'wear it pink week'. Members of the town's Lucy Gunter Dance and Theatre Arts Centre have worn pink outfits to their classes. More...

Farmers market back on Friday
OVER a dozen traders will be selling a wide range of locally-grown products when Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns to the town this Friday (October 31st) with a Halloween theme. Pumpkins and bonfire night burgers will be among the produce. More...

Berrow solar farm approved
Exclusive: PLANS for a huge new solar energy farm on the outskirts of Brean and Berrow have been given the go-ahead this week. The 90-acre solar farm is earmarked for fields to the south of Wick Farm in the parishes of Berrow and Brent Knoll near Burnham. More...

Tributes for town band director
BURNHAM and Highbridge Band has this week paid tribute to its Musical Director, David Fisher, who passed away at home on Saturday (25th October). During his eight years as Musical Director of Burnham and Highbridge he elevated them to their current position. More...

Lloyds branch is 'safe for now'
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea's branch of Lloyds Bank could be threatened by major cost-cutting plans announced this week. Lloyds, which has a branch on the corner of Burnham's High Street and College Street, said it is cutting 9,000 jobs. More...

Crew called to flooded home
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to help a resident who had suffered a flood last night (Tuesday). One fire engine was called at 7.50pm to a property in Burnham's Regent Street. One appliance from Burnham assisted the occupants. More...

Carriage riders head to beach
SCORES of horse-drawn carriages gathered for a regional competition on Brean Beach this week. Horse driving enthusiasts from across the South West flocked to take part in the competition held on the sands. It was organised by the Somerset Area British Driving Society. More...

Town walk planned by group
A TEAM of volunteers who are compiling a new Burnham-On-Sea Neighbourhood Plan are begining the next phase of their consultation this week by holding a special walk around the town. Over the coming months there will be lots of events across the whole area. More...

British Legion set to re-open
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion looks set to re-open less than a month after it closed following a surge of interest from new volunteers. We reported last month the organisation had been disbanded due to a lack of volunteers. More...

Film boosts Xmas lights funds
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights display last night (Monday) when a special screening of a hit movie was held in the town. Dozens of people attended the screening of the comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. More...

A38 accident in Brent Knoll
POLICE were called to an accident at a busy Brent Knoll road junction on Monday afternoon (October 27th). The two-car collision occurred at the junction of the A38 and Harp Road next to the Fox and Goose pub - the scene of many accidents in recent years. More...

TV star Boycie visits Burnham
ONE of the stars of the classic BBC1 sitcom Only Fools And Horses entertained an audience in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday night (October 27th). Actor John Challis, who starred as Boycie in the long-running series, brought his touring show to the town. More...

One point loss 'hard to take'
FOR the second time in three years the Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels lost in the Premier League Championship Grand Final by a single race point at the weekend. It comes after their second leg at Edinburgh’s Scotwaste Arena went down to a last heat decider. More...

Diwali celebration for children
CHILDREN and staff at a pre-school near Burnham-On-Sea have held a day of Diwali celebrations. Through the course of the week the children at Berrow Pre-School coloured Rangoli patterns on the floor and made and decorated clay divas. More...

Sports car still stuck on beach
Updated: THIS sports car remains stranded on Berrow beach today (Wednesday) after a motorist became stuck while driving across the mudflats at the weekend. The 22 year-old from Bristol escaped unhurt as the tide reached it, but the vehicle could not be retrieved. More...

Poppy tribute held in Burnham
A DISPLAY of 200 silk poppies was unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday as part of a special tribute to those who died in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance Day service, the silk poppies are being sold. More...

New four-day fire crew strike
FIREFIGHTERS in Burnham-On-Sea are set to join a nationwide strike for four days from 31st October in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says. Its members will walk out from 6pm, with the strike ending on the evening before Guy Fawkes Night. More...

In photos: Town Food Festival
A CROWD of around 10,000 people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for the town's fifth Food and Drink Festival. The celebration of food and drink saw many of the region's best brewers and food producers showing their products in the streets. More...

Tennis club event proves a hit
MORE than 20 young tennis players in Burnham-On-Sea have taken part in a tournament in the town. The Avenue Tennis Club held a festival of tennis this month for junior players at the club, with 26 taking part in match-play and tournaments. More...

Video: Chilli champion crowned
BRIDGWATER chill lover Marc Brion was crowned the winner of an incredible chilli-eating competition in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday. The contest, called The Great Burnham Burn-Off, took place during the fifth Burnham-On-Sea Festival. More...

Baking contest winners named
DOZENS of home-made cakes, shortcakes and bread went on display when local bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the town's Food and Drink Festival on Saturday. Cakemaker Kate Heappey won the overall champion's trophy. More...

MEP blasts 'absurd' £1.7bn bill
BURNHAM-On-Sea's representative in the European Parliament says the Prime Minister is right to refuse to pay £1.7bn in EU budget payments. West Country MEP Julie Girling said on Friday that David Cameron should not pay the huge sum being demanded. More...

New crossing gets go-ahead
Exclusive: WORK to build a new pedestrian crossing outside Highbridge Medical Centre is finally set to begin next month after a two-year wait by local residents. Highbridge town councillor Pat Burge, pictured, called for the crossing in 2012. More...

£15k boost for tourist centre
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea's tourist information centre has this week received a £15,000 funding boost following the approval of Hinkley Point power station's expansion. Community group BiARS, which runs the facilities, is to get the cash. More...

Arthur's name lives on in town
Exclusive: TWO roads running through a new housing development at Highbridge's former cattle market site are to be named after well-known residents. Cattle farmer Arthur Duckett, pictured, who died in 2010, will have one of the roads named after him. More...

Town fireworks this Sunday
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display have said this week there has been a good response from local businesses for financial help to fund the event's £9,000 costs. This year's display will go ahead on 2nd November. More...

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