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Burnham sailing club security boosted after two thefts
BURNHAM-On-Sea Sailing Club has increased security following two thefts over the past week. More...

Search for missing town man
-On-Sea family has asked for the public's help in finding a missing man in the town. Dean Tate, pictured, is reported to have been missing since 10pm on Friday evening (February 23rd) and his family are keen for him to get in touch. More...

Thousands raised at fundraiser
OVER 130 people attended a successful fundraising evening on Saturday (February 24th), organised by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor for his charity of the year, Somerset Time for Youth.
Dozens of people attended the event at The Oaktree. More...

Crew called to 'person in mud'
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Saturday evening (February 24th) following a report of a person potentially stuck in mud.
Coastguard had received a 999 call at just after 6.30pm from a group of people who had spotted a "person stuck in mud up to their waist". More...

Coldest week in five years
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set for its coldest February week in five years as freezing air arrives into the area. The cold snap is affecting the whole of the country with temperatures expected to drop next week to below -6C in the Burnham-On-Sea area. More...

Car fire drama in town centre
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a blazing car in the centre of the town on Friday evening (February 23rd). Crews were called to the junction of Princess Street and Victoria Street at just after 7.15pm where a Volkswagen Golf was well alight in the roadway. More...

Tiny rescued rabbit recovering
A TINY rabbit which was rescued by a member of the public in her garden is now being cared for by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. The young rabbit had been caught by the lady’s pet cat and brought in from a local field. More...

Legion to unveil new standard
BURNHAM-On-Sea and District Royal British Legion is to unveil a new standard next month during a special ceremony. The group’s previous standard was formally ‘laid up’ in 2014 when the group folded. the Legion branch has been reformed and is thriving. More...

Sudden death 'not suspicious'
POLICE say the 'sudden death' of a man in Burnham-On-Sea this week is not being treated as suspicious. An air ambulance landed in the town on Wednesday night (February 21st) and paramedics attempted to save the life of the man following a 'medical incident'. More...

Emotional marathon challenge
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man is in training to run the London Marathon for a cause very close to his heart. Michael Frost and his wife Marie were devastated when she suffered three miscarriages in the space of 18 months while they were trying for a baby. More...

Award for young businessman
A BURNHAM-On-Sea business owner has been named the The Federation of Small Businesses' Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the South West. Shaunessy Abrahams oversees Sedgemoor Caravans, which is one of the newest caravan dealers in the UK. More...

Housing group gets top ranking
THE organisation that manages Sedgemoor District Council’s housing stock in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit organisations to work for. Homes in Sedgemoor has achieved a top ranking on the Sunday Times' list. More...

'Best beach in Somerset' boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea beach has been named the best beach in Somerset in a new guide. Burnham has topped a list of the top 10 beaches in Somerset, as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website. The town's beach beats Brean, Sand Bay, Minehead and Weston. More...

Woman jailed for £70k fraud
A HIGHBRIDGE woman has been sentenced to three years in prison this week after defrauding two companies out of almost £70,000. Kelly Marie Ford, from Highbridge, was working as an accountant when she embezzled the money. The companies came close to going under. More...

Library closure protest is held
PROTESTERS against the possible closure of Highbridge Library took their campaign to Shire Hall in Taunton on Wednesday where county councillors were setting their budgets. The 'Save Highbridge Library' group held a campaign banner and waved flags. More...

£67/year hike for council tax
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents will pay £67 extra per year in council tax from April, after Somerset county council agreed its budget on Wednesday. The Conservative-led authority voted through a 5.99% increase in its share of the council tax bill. More...

Rebels clinch sponsorship deal
HIGHBRIDGE-based speedway team the Somerset Rebels have secured a new sponsorship deal with a household name this week. The club has announced their association with Jewsons, a supplier of sustainable timber and building materials. More...

Music festival leaves Pontins
A DANCE music festival due to take place in a Brean has been cancelled amid licensing issues. Another World festival was due to take place in Brean's Pontins during March, but organisers have decided to switch the event to Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire instead. More...

Fire crew rescues boy from car
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued a two year-old boy after he got accidentally locked inside a car on Wednesday. A crew was sent to Deacon Way in the town at just before 9am after the boy's concerned mum raised the alarm. One fire appliance was sent. More...

Clarks to shut Burnham shop
SHOE shop Clarks is to close its store in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. The shop in Burnham's High Street will shut down this Spring, the company confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week. The company says it has carried out a review of the shop
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Dog dies in cliff fall at Brean
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and a RNLI lifeboat were called out on Tuesday evening (February 20th) after a dog over the steep cliffs at Brean Down. Coastguards were called out at 6.35pm to reports of a person attempting to find their Boxer dog that had fallen. More...

'No cuts', vows council leader
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents will see no cuts to services provided by Sedgemoor District Council, the authority's leader has vowed this week as councillors approved a 3.3% hike in council tax. Sedgemoor's portion of the tax rises £5. More...

Cash flows in for crime-hit club
BURNHAM-On-Sea's football club has raised over £1,700 in donations to boost security at its clubhouse after being broken into three times in the last five weeks. Burnham United AFC's facilities in Cassis Close were initially hit by criminals before Christmas
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MP backs plastic-free initiative
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined the battle against single-use plastic by supporting a project to encourage a 'Plastic Free Parliament'. The initiative, which has just been launched, aims to reduce the amount of avoidable single-use plastic. More...

New KFC for local M5 services
PLANS have been unveiled this week for a new KFC drive-thru and restaurant at the M5 Sedgemoor Services near Burnham-On-Sea. KFC has unveiled plans to build the 263 square metre facilities on the northbound side of the M5 Welcome Break Motorway Services. More...

Council tax bills cut in Berrow
BERROW Parish Council is to reduce its council tax bills by 10% this year following a big increase last year to pay for work to keep travellers away. At the latest full council meeting of Berrow Parish Council, councillors agreed unanimously on the budget. More...

New tech aims to halt strokes
AROUND 250 new mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) devices are now being distributed to GP practices, community teams and other healthcare practitioners across the NHS in the South West, including in Burnham. The new devices detect irregular heart rhythms
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Apex Park to hold litter clean
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to get involved with a nationwide campaign from Keep Britain Tidy to clean up local communities over the weekend of March 2nd-4th. A litter clean is to be held at Apex Park on Friday March 2nd. More...

Balloons released for Elaina
FRIENDS of Elaina Beard, the Burnham-On-Sea care worker who was tragically killed in a crash on the M5 earlier this month have held a balloon release in her memory. Over 50 friends and relatives met outside Elaina's home in Bridgwater to launch the balloons. More...

Photos: Wedding fair success
HUNDREDS of people headed to a wedding fayre at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Sunday (February 18th). A wide range of exhibitors showed off their goods and services, all of which were intended to make the 'big day' for couples more special. More...

Fire crew called to M5 crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to a crash on the M5 motorway on Monday afternoon (February 19th). Fire crews from Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea and Taunton were sent to the southbound carriageway of the M5 between junctions 24-25 at just before 2.30pm. More...

Colin off to Buckingham Palace
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Lions Club member has been invited to Buckingham Palace this month as Lions Clubs of the British Isles celebrate their 100th anniversary. Colin Rufus, pictured left with Burnham Lions Club member Roger Tolley, will be representing Burnham. More...

Berrow beach group is formed
A NEW group is being formed in Berrow to keep the beach free of litter with the aim of repeating the success of Burnham-On-Sea's beach cleaning group. The Friends of Berrow Beach will meet for the first time on Saturday March 10th, when helpers will be sought. More...

Ordnance scare on town beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Sunday (February 18th) to investigate a 'large object' washed up on the beach near the town's low lighthouse amid concern that it could be an explosive. The crew was tasked to check it just after 1pm after a beach walker raised the alarm. More...

MP shortlisted for green award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has been shortlisted for a 'Green Heart Hero' award, which celebrates people and businesses across the country who are working to make a difference on climate change. Mr Heappey has been nominated for the award for his work. More...

Record turnout at beach clean
A RECORD turnout of over 60 volunteers turned out to take part in a beach clean in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (February 17th). Over 100 sacks of litter were collected during the two-hour clean-up of the banks of the River Brue where rubbish often collects. More...

Quake shook Burnham area
Updated: RESIDENTS across the Burnham-On-Sea area felt the aftermath of a small earthquake on Saturday. A tremor in south Wales measuring around 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 2.30pm, shaking homes across the area, but leaving no reported damage. More...

Gymnasts celebrate success!
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge gymnasts from Monarchs Gymnastics Club have celebrated a successful year at their annual Presentation Night. The young gymnasts, their families and coaches gathered at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge for the evening. More...

Carnival's £6k boost for groups
A WINDFALL of more than £6,000 was handed out to 20 local good causes in Burnham-On-Sea this week when the town's carnival committee presented the proceeds of last year's collections. Carnival Collection Convenor Annalee New handed out £6,042. More...

Library campaign gathers pace
A WELL-attended second meeting of the Save Highbridge Library Campaign was held at the Morland Community Hall this week where further plans to fight the potential closure were discussed. Present were members of all three main political parties and local people. More...

Tech-savvy thieves steal BMW
THIS £16,000 BMW has been stolen from a car sales forecourt near Burnham-On-Sea in less than a minute by tech-savvy thieves who managed to bypass its security system. Burnham-On-Sea Police are investigating the theft of the luxury car. More...

Family react to killer's jail term
THE family of a man who was killed in Burnham-On-Sea have this week praised the 'thorough Police investigation' into his death which has resulted in the killer being jailed for eight years and nine months. Joseph Pearce, right, died at a property in Burnham's Churchill Close. More...

Rescued otter 'recovering well'
THIS tiny otter cub has won the hearts of wildlife carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea this week. Hidden in reeds, the young cub had been calling for its mother when it was reported to the widlife charity last Saturday, but its calls were becoming weaker. More...

Three rescued from beach mud
A FAMILY of three was rescued from mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Thursday after getting stuck while on a day trip to the town. The woman and two children – aged 5 and 7 – got stuck in knee-deep mud at the southern end of the beach just before 1pm. More...

Man jailed for Burnham killing
A MAN who killed another man following a disturbance at a house in Burnham-On-Sea last summer has been jailed on Thursday for eight years and nine months. Joseph Pearce died at a property in Churchill Close after an altercation involving Dominic Lacey, pictured. More...

Job centre set to stay empty
BURNHAM-On-Sea's former job centre looks set to remain vacant until at least the end of this year, it has emerged this week — ten years after the facilities closed down. The agent representing the owner of the site, Alder King, says no new owner has been found. More...

£250 litter fine in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being urged to dispose of their household waste legally or risk a fine - with one resident already getting a £250 fine. Staff from Sedgemoor District Council found household waste dumped in Manor Gardens. More...

Team finish Monte Carlo Rally
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man has just returned from France after taking part in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. Burnham resident Chris Bailey was part of the support crew for a local rally team led by local man Chris Mockridge and John Varney from Bridgwater
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New Aldi store takes shape
WORK is fully underway on Highbridge's planned new Aldi store, which is due to open later this year. Sedgemoor District Council approved plans for the new Aldi supermarket on the Isleport Business Park in May last year and the store is set to open in the autumn. More...

New phone scam alert issued
POLICE have this week warned people in the Burnham-On-Sea area to be on their guard following an incident in which a 74-year-old woman from Somerset was duped out of £45,000 by a bogus bank worker who had called her. The woman had been called. More...

Big crowd for rugby match
A BIG Burnham-On-Sea crowd braved bitter northerly winds at the town's BASC Ground to watch a top class game of rugby at the weekend. Somerset Under 20s played against a big pack from Devon at the Burnham ground in a keenly-contested match. More...

Former MP calls 'save library'
FORMER MP Tessa Munt has this week hit out at Somerset County Council's plans to close Highbridge Library. The former Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge MP says the town's library in Market Street is a "vital service that must not be allowed to close." More...

Video: Stranded car recovered
A VEHICLE was recovered from mud on Brean Beach on Tuesday after it became stuck at the weekend and was engulfed by the incoming tide. Weston Recovery, a commercial vehicle recovery service, managed to pull the Honda Jazz out of the mud. More...

Burnham jobs fair success
MORE than 250 job and apprenticeship opportunities were up for grabs when Sedgemoor District Council held its 5th annual Recruitment Fair in Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday. Dozens of local people headed to the fair at The Princess Theatre to get jobs-themed help. More...

Fundraiser to hold race night
A FUNDRAISING race night is to be held at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena to raise funds for the charity 'Children with Cancer UK'. The event, on Saturday March 10th, is being organised by Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser Lindsey Ripley as part of her efforts to help the charity. More...

Arts festival countdown starts
THE countdown is underway to the 71st Highbridge Festival Of The Arts, which will start at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Monday 5th March. It will run until Saturday, 17th March and will feature approximately 2,300 performances over 13 days.

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