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drivers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been warned
that they risk a fine of up to £5,000, a prison sentence
and a minimum one-year driving ban as local Police launched a
summer holiday drink drive campaign. More...
ambulance lands on M5
THE air ambulance landed on the M5 motorway
at Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday afternoon (July 30th) to help several
people injured after a crash. Two fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea
and one from Bridgwater attended the collision on the northbound
leave village green
A GROUP of travellers camped on Berrow village
green packed up and left on Saturday evening (July 30th) amid
ongoing legal pressure. Several of the travellers vehicles camped
on the grassed area left in the middle of the week, but another
group remained. More...
thanks outgoing chair
THE Friends of Burnham Hospital have thanked
the former Chairman of the group who has stepped down after three
decades of work. A special function was held on Friday evening
(July 29th) to thank Tony Deahl for his work and dedication. More...
busy in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's beaches were busy on Saturday
(July 30th) as the summer holidays season got off to a great start.
Holidaymakers and residents enjoyed the hot weather by heading
to Burnham-On-Sea's beach, as pictured here. More...
flags festival starts
first Flag Festival was launched on Friday evening (July 30th)
when dozens of unique flags which illustrate life in Burnham-On-Sea
were officially unveiled in the town centre. It runs until early
September over the holiday period. More...
show underway today
THE sights and sounds of vintage farm machinery
working in summers gone by are set to return to Isleport Farm
in Highbridge this weekend. The annual Isleport Steam and Vintage
Working Show takes place on Saturday July 30th and Sunday 31st.
flower festival continues
A BURNHAM-On-Sea church is holding a unique
flower festival this weekend. Burnham-On-Sea Methodist Church
in College Street is holding the event on Saturday July 30th from
10am-4pm. It continues on Sunday July 31st from 2pm-4pm. More...
World to open daily
A WILDLIFE charity near Burnham-On-Sea is
welcoming daily visitors this summer, for the first time in over
fifteen years. Secret World in East Huntspill takes in over 5,000
injured and orphaned wild animals each year, from deer to dunnocks
to dormice. More...
hit by new setback
PLANS to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear
plant near Burnham-On-Sea have suffered an unexpected delay after
the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn.
French firm EDF approved the £18bn funding at a board meeting.
runs aground in river
BURNHAM-On-Sea's RNLI lifeboats were launched
to assist a grounded yacht on Thursday (July 28th). The Burnham
crews were paged at 1.18pm to assist a grounded yacht, which was
believed to have run aground so both boats were launched. More...
falls off car in town
A BUSY road through Highbridge was partially
closed by police on Friday evening (July 29th) after a wheel dropped
off a car. Burnham-On-Sea Police diverted traffic around the vehicle
which was left stranded in the middle of Burnham Road, as pictured
family thanks community
A FAMILY left that has been homeless after
a fire destroyed their home in Burnham-On-Sea this week have thanked
the community for their support. Rosie Clements, her husband Paul,
and their children, Lily-Rose, Shae and Ruby, lost their home,
dog and bearded dragon. More...
Green Flags raised in town
PARKS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have
this week been presented with coveted environmental awards. The
national Green Flag Award project has unveiled this years
award winners and both Marine Cove and Apex Park are again amongst
the best in the UK. More...
upgrade for play parks
TWO projects to upgrade play areas in the
Burnham-On-Sea area have been completed this week with official
openings. Two £10,000 schemes to introduce new swings in
Burnham-On-Sea's Rosewood Park and in Rooksbridge have been completed.
into Burnham blaze
AN investigation is underway into what caused
a huge blaze that destroyed a family home in Burnham-On-Sea on
Wednesday as local residents have spoken of their shock at the
incident. The fierce blaze spread quickly through the property
in Burnham Road. More...
raised for fire-hit family
A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched
to help a Burnham-On-Sea family whose home was destroyed in a
severe blaze on Wednesday. The online donations page was set up
on Wednesday evening by several residents who wanted to help the
breeder wins top awards
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pig breeder is celebrating
this week after winning several top awards for one of his animals
at two agricultural shows. More than 230,000 people converged
on the Builth Wells showground over four days for the Royal Welsh
gardening school today
THERE is still time for families to take
part in a free Gardening School at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
today (Thursday) and Friday from 10am-noon. The gardening school
sessions, which are aimed at families, are taking place in the
seafront gardens. More...
Huge blaze guts home
A HOUSE was completely gutted in a huge
blaze in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday which left a family homeless
and a police officer in hospital suffering from the effects of
smoke inhalation. Sixteen firefighters were called to tackle the
property blaze in Burnham Road. More...
injured in serious crash
TWO people were injured in a serious two-vehicle
accident near Burnham-On-Sea last night (Tuesday, July 26th).
Fire, ambulance and police crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called
to the junction of the Causeway and Harp Road in Mark at 8.30pm.
for 'boat aground'
CONCERNS that this fishing boat had run
aground on the far side of Stert Island led to a lifeboat from
Burnham-On-Sea being called out on Tuesday evening. The RNLI was
paged shortly after 4pm after fears that the blue-hulled vessel
may be aground. More...
boost for Hinkley project
EDF shareholders have signed off on €4bn
of equity fundraising to help pay for the new Hinkley Point C
nuclear power plant near Burnham-On-Sea a project that
the company expects to approve tomorrow (Thursday). Investors
agreed to the package. More...
Day returns this week
FINAL preparations are underway for Highbridge's
free annual Apex Park Playday which will be held on Wednesday
3rd August. Playday allows parents to have a day-off from spending
their hard-earned money to keep the kids entertained during the
fayre raises £1,000
ALMOST £1,000 was raised at a charity's
annual summer fayre in Burnham-On-Sea. The Kathleen Chambers RNIB
home held its popular fayre last week when crowds of visitors
flocked to the event to support it. Those who came along included
the Mayor. More...
Wednesdays start today!
FAMILIES have the chance to get up close
to insects and reptiles at a series of new 'Wild and Deadly Wednesdays'
at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea this summer
with Nick Wadham, creator and presenter of The Wild and Deadly
play area upgraded
A £10,000 project to install five
new swings in Burnham-On-Sea's Rosewood Park has been completed
this week. The works include the installation of an inclusive-use
basket swing, two junior flat swings and two brand new toddler
cradle swings. More...
merger to be debated
SEDGEMOOR District Council has said it is
'at a loss' to explain an '11th hour and 59th-minute' approach
regarding a possible council merger between Taunton Deane and
West Somerset. West Somerset and Taunton Deane councils have issued
an approach. More...
challenge is launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library has launched a new
summer holiday reading challenge for local youngsters. The Somerset
Libraries initiative aims to encourage children to read during
the summer holidays, a time when a childs reading habits
typically reduce. More...
boy taken to hospital
A BOY was taken to Weston Hospital suffering
from the early signs of possible hypothermia after being helped
from the mudflats at Brean on Monday evening (July 25th). Burnham-On-Sea
Coastguards were called out at 4.50pm to a person reported to
be in the mud. More...
tourism website starts
A BRAND new tourism website for Brean has
been officially launched this month by a group of holiday businesses
in the resort. Discover Brean offers a wide range of useful information
for holidaymakers and visitors. The site includes accommodation
rebuild project 'on track'
THE multi-million pound redevelopment of
the Highbridge Hotel is on track, bosses behind the project have
reassured residents this week despite a lack of visible progress
in recent weeks. Martin Hodgson of the YMCA says the project is
focused on the façade. More...
n roll comes to Burnham
A TWO-hour musical rollercoaster of classic
country, rock 'n' roll and rockabilly music is coming to Burnham-On-Sea
during August. The show, called Johnny Cash Revisited, will be
held at The Princess Theatre in Burnham on Sunday August 7th.
treasure hunt launches
DOZENS of shops and businesses across Burnham-On-Sea
are displaying cryptic clues in their windows as part of a special
treasure hunt organised by the town's Chamber of Trade to coincide
with the start of the school holidays, which get underway this
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