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Tories 'set to win election race'
THE Conservatives are the favourites to win the General Election seat in the Burnham-On-Sea area this Spring, according to new betting odds from leading bookmaker Ladbrokes
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Stop and search data released
STOP and search data for the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area has been added to an online crime maps service this month as part of a new police initiative to promote openess. Map-based information shows details like the ethnicity, gender and age range. More...

Entries open for talent contest
UP-and-coming talent in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be placed in the spotlight later this month when a unique competition is held in the town. The Princess Theatre is hosting its first Talent Showcase on February 28th when local musicians will compete. More...

Fashion show this Thursday
HUNDREDS of bargain hunters are expected to converge on Highbridge's King Alfred School on Thursday February 5th when a popular annual fashion show is held. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and the Inner Wheel Club, the event is for charity. More...

Tech help offered in Highbridge
HELP is at hand for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents struggling with technology. Sedgemoor Digital Link is running free, weekly help sessions every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm at Highbridge Children's Centre in Coronation Road. More...

Water firm reacts to concerns
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea residents have this week been assured by Bristol Water that the town's tap water is safe despite concerns about a 'bleachy tang' being noticed in recent days. The company responded after several concerns were raised on our forums. More...

Easter target for town upgrade
THOUSANDS of pounds worth of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea town centre are underway this week - and traders have been assured that the work will be completed before Easter. Work to upgrade and repaint the existing lighting columns is underway. More...

Appeal after scaffolding theft
POLICE in Burnham-On-Sea have appealed for the public's help following a theft of a scaffolding tower in Highbridge. The incident happened on the Morland Road Industrial Estate on Morland Road between 1pm on January 24th and 7.30am on January 26th. More...

Apprentice sought by council
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is hoping to find its first Business and Administration apprentice. The council wants to give a young person an opportunity to learn office skills and at the same time achieve recognised qualifications. More...

Parking fees freeze for town
PARKING fees in Burnham-On-Sea and on Berrow beach will stay the same this year, councillors have decided. Sedgemoor District Council's Executive has decided to freeze parking charges for 2015, having made small increases previously. More...

Legion bounces back to life!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion has officially bounced back into life with branch meetings and coffee mornings now re-starting. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last September that the long-running organisation would be disbanded. More...

Swim team scoops 41 medals
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team has won over 40 medals during a regional competition held in the town. Held at the Swim & Sports Academy in Berrow Road, this week's event saw 130 swimmers from Clevedon and Taunton competing. More...

Ice cream kiosk plan rejected
PROPOSALS to introduce a new ice cream kiosk on Burnham seafront have been given a thumbs-down by town councillors this week. The council's Planning Applications Committee considered a bid by the owner of The Esplanade Fish Bar for a kiosk. More...

Weather halts farmers market
THE Met Office's warnings of strong winds, snow and ice for Friday (January 30th) prompted the cancellation of the town's monthly farmers market. A yellow warning for snow and ice was in force across the area due to potentially severe wintry weather. More...

85 river homes win approval
Exclusive: MAJOR plans to turn a boatyard site in Highbridge into a huge development of 85 new homes have been given the go-ahead this week. Sedgemoor District Council has approved the controversial proposals for a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes. More...

Ross helps charity with his hair
A BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager is planning to help a cancer support charity by donating locks of his hair. Ross Burland, 15, has not had a hair cut for 15 months in order to help a charity called The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to children. More...

Jobless fall welcomed in town
UNEMPLOYMENT is falling across the Burnham-On-Sea area, according to new figures out this week. There are now 657 people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in the constituency, including Burnham, which is 373 fewer than a year ago. More...

Busy year for Burnham RNLI
RNLI lifeboats in Burnham-On-Sea were launched nine times during the past year, according to official statistics released by the charity this week. While the number of launches was the lowest for several years, the lifeboats proved invaluable. More...

Appeal after Esso station raid
POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a robbery saw cash stolen from petrol station in Burnham-On-Sea in a late night raid on Monday (January 26th). Officers investigating the incident say they are keen to hear from anyone who saw the two men. More...

MP quits her government role
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP Tessa Munt has resigned as a parliamentary private secretary to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking this week. Tessa Munt's role was the first rung on the ministerial ladder. More...

Town falls silent for Auschwitz
HIGHBRIDGE'S Frank Foley Statue was part of a nationwide event to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau on Tuesday (27th January). The Frank Foley Statue in Market Street hosted a special candle by Sir Anish Kapoor. More...

Burnham jobs fair announced
JOB seekers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to attend a recuitment fair in the town in February. It's aimed at local residents who are looking for a job or who are considering a change of employment, or who want to improve prospects. More...

Get set for town pancake race!
A PANCAKE race featuring local businesses and groups is set to be held along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street on Shrove Tuesday. Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds said: "The race is designed to introduce some healthy competition." More...

Robbery at town petrol station
ROBBERS have stolen cash in a late-night raid at a petrol station in Burnham-On-Sea. Two men threatened a cashier at the Esso garage in Burnham Road at 11.25pm on Monday. They then seized a small quantity of cash from a till before fleeing the scene. More...

Bid to halt illegal parking
Exclusive: A PARKING shake-up looks set to go ahead in part of Burnham-On-Sea's town centre under proposals unveiled this week to improve traffic flow. Town councillors and Burnham's Town Centre Manager want to halt illegal parking in College Street. More...

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